Author: Jan Lee

Since ancient times, students and monks throughout Asia would travel to China to rub charcoal on paper, transferring carved Chinese characters for replication, stroke for stroke, with brush and ink. Such is the traditional method of learning calligraphy, as dictated by scholars, persisting to the present day. Chinese calligraphic styles are literally carved in stone, unyielding and immovable.

Fine examples of master cabinetmaker are on exhibit now

A best practices guide to shopping for antiques online

Original paintings celebrate the waterfront, street scenes and more

New creations from Black Swan’s owner, Hubert van Asch van Wyck

Connecticut artist Fran Gormley creates large scale photographs of Icelandic landscapes that defy definition

Fine offerings warm the heart at the winter antiques show

Grandfather clocks make great heirloom pieces

Bamboo is one of the Earth’s most versatile materials. Capable of growing 30 inches in a day, depending on climate and locale, it has sustained civilizations throughout Asia for thousands of years.

The Haughton’s 22nd International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, at the 67th Street Armory, October 22-28, exhibited a wide range of objects that spanned many cultures, materials and periods from antiquities to contemporary art.

The Avenue Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory