Plus Ça Change

A couple weeks ago, grape pickers in Champagne, France, began the monthlong harvest, or les vendanges, as the locals say. The winemakers will then do a single press of the three grape varieties used to make Champagne —Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pino...

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Americana Grandfather Clocks Intro

1-800-4CLOCKS.com is proud and excited to be introducing into our Authorized Grandfather Clock Dealer and grandfather clocks product the entire current selection of Americana Grandfather Clocks and Americana Grandmother Clocks.  A quick look at these Americana Floor Clocks will give you an appreciation for the incredible style and quality, not to mention amazing grandfather clock …

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The Unknown Astor

The media frenzy surrounding the auction of philanthropist Brooke Astor’s estate—which last week brought $18.8 million at Sotheby’s—should be echoed to some degree at Stair Galleries in Hudson, New York, on October 5. But it likely won’t, due...

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Roped Up

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On June 19, in the wake of New York’s blockbuster design auctions, bids were steadily climbing at a sale half-way around the globe in Brussels. There, Pierre Bergé & Associés was making its way lot by lot through the personal ...

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Chiming Grandfather Clocks

There are essentially 4 kinds of chiming grandfather clocks, three of which are mechanical grandfather clocks based, and one of which is quartz or battery based. By far the 2 most common high-end heirloom quality mechanical chiming grandfather clock types are cable driven grandfather clocks and chain driven mechanical clocks. Chain driven mechanical grandfather clocks …

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