Please join us at Ladew Gardens on Saturday for the annual garden festival.
Halcyon House will have a booth. Do stop by and say hello.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Halcyon House Antiques has just gotten in some beautiful jewelry and this carnelian loops necklace is one of my favorite pieces. It’s a great weight and the black and gold hoops set off the carnelian.
For information on this or any other piece you see, please contact Eric at the shop!
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The show will be hanging for another month or so. The shop is filled with the most beautiful architectural watercolors, drawings and models, as well as some significant pieces of furniture, brought in specially for the show.
Most of the watercolors were done in the 1800 and 1900’s and are drawings washed with colors. Most subjects are classical studies.
Some of the special pieces included this beautiful inlaid piece by David Linley, Queen Elizabeth’s nephew, whose work is collected all over the world.
Another piece, although not an architectural study, was this beautiful drawing room from the 1930’s, painted by Cecil Beaton.
One of the pieces we loved was this wood and glass lantern.
And this fabulous chair with the forced perspective of the trees,
which reminded us of the allée of trees elsewhere on the property.
And how about this chair? Can you say leopard!
Some of the architectural models included this pavilion,
and this bridge.
And in the center of the hors d’oeuvres was an birdcage, complete with a porch.
In addition to the framed prints, there was also a selection of unframed prints of various subjects, including this elevation and plan of the Maryland Institute College of Art.
One of the highlights of the events was a brief talk given by the eminent architect, and founder of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, Walter Schamu, FAIA. He spoke on the training given to architecture students in the past at places like the Universities of Virginia and Pennsylvania and of course, Yale. Walter lamented that there wouldn’t be drawings like these of contemporary buildings that people would look back and admire in 100 years because everything’s done on the computer.
If you’re interested in the Architectural Watercolors Show, or anything you see here, please contact Eric at Halcyon House Antiques.
Friday, April 10, 2015
We just received a great shipment of the most fun necklaces.
They’re Italian, so you know that they’re super chic.
As always, if there’s anything that interests you, please contact Eric. He’d love to hear from you.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Friday, April 03, 2015
If you’re looking for a nice gift to take to someone this weekend – you can’t show up empty-handed for Easter or Passover – might we suggest a beautiful book?
For more information on anything you see here, please contact our own Easter bunny, our favorite matzo-ball , Eric.