The late real-estate scion David Roche wanted a collection that rivaled the Frick’s — and now his passion is paying off.
Europe’s obsession with the Far East led to a creative boom in the decorative arts, centuries of appropriation and, surprisingly, one of decor’s most enduringly chic styles.
The trophies spotlighted at this year's fair in Maastricht range from Old Master paintings to the latest fine design. We show you a few of the best.
Each and every museum-quality item at TEFAF Maastricht — the strictly vetted antiques and art fair currently on view in the Netherlands through March 22 — has its own fascinating story to tell. Here, we focus on six of them.
The renowned English-born, New York–based Carlton Hobbs, a specialist in 17th- through 19th-century Continental and British antiques, reveals the story behind a fantastic pair of fireplace surrounds — and the factors that determined their price.
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