EYE ON ANTIQUES: MOURNING JEWELRY
Coffin-shaped rings and locks of hair woven into intricate bracelets and earrings were among the mementoes that marked a loved oneís death.
CREATING AN 'EARLY' KITCHEN
A specialist in reconstructing early houses envisions his 1750 kitchen as it would have been remodeled in the late 1800s.
Gladys Montgomery Jones
ADAPTING AN OLD BARN
A New Jersey company battles time and development to give these agricultural icons new life as everything from a spa to a summer home.
Elric Endersby and Alexander Greenwood
AMERICAN WALL STENCILING, 1790-1840
This decorative alternative to wallpaper was more widespread and varied than we imagined, according to a well-documented new study.
Laura Fecych Sprague
RETHINKING RESTORATION AT THE WADSWORTH-LONGFELLOW HOUSE
A new interpretation reflects how the family redecorated in the mid-1800s; hereís how and why that look was re-created.
THESE WALLS CAN TALK
A first-hand look at doing paint research, and what it revealed in the parlor of the authorís 18th-century farmhouse.
LANDSCAPE RESTORATION: THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
Two historic sites offer lessons in restoring a landscape that is compatible with both history and modern usage.
Cornelia Bland Wright
LIFE IN EARLY AMERICA: VOYAGEURS OF THE NORTHWEST COMPANY
Fur trappers braved harsh weather, unknown terrain, and hostile natives en route to the Great Rendezvous.
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The kitchen in Richard Meckeís reconstructed Massachusetts house is a circa 1750 room interpreted as it would have been remodeled in the late 19th century. Photograph by J. David Bohl.