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Lalique Mascot Feature: Hirondelle

Lalique Mascot Feature: Hirondelle

In this Lalique Mascot Feature, we’re going to take a look at the delicate Hirondelle, or as it’s known in English, the Swallow. René Lalique captures the essence of the bird perfectly in this elegant sculpture, its body tilted forward with beak facing down as if in a...
Collecting Rare Books

Collecting Rare Books

When you think of rare books, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably old books, right? What about the second characteristic? This is most likely centered on the number printed, especially the number of first editions. But neither of those are necessary...
1948 Cadillac Series 62 Cabriolet

1948 Cadillac Series 62 Cabriolet

During WWII, automobile production ground to a halt and there were few chassis available to coachbuilders when the industry ramped back up at the end of the war. The luxury automobile producers that had remained in business were undertaking coachbuilding in-house...
Prominent Art Museums: U.S.A.

Prominent Art Museums: U.S.A.

Following up our first art museum series blog which looked at the prominent art museums of Europe, in this blog we’re taking a look at five of the most famous art museums of the United States of America. This list is in no way a compilation of the “best” museums –...