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Once used as a way to hold up heavy counters or display antique plates on a wall, corbels can be used in a variety of ways and will add a new look to your decorative accessories. Look for corbels in salvage yards, secondhand furniture stores and thrift shops, and you'll likely snap up some decorative bargains. Or, employ some new distressed corbels to add dimension to...

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A fireplace is a commanding presence in a room, and it is most often the focal point. Yet, the fireplace mantel can sometimes be uninspiring and lackluster. Give your mantel a makeover with some new ideas that will put all eyes on your fireplace.

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Buying a big piece of artwork isn’t cheap, but a statement piece over your couch or bed can completely transform a room. If you’re on a budget…

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WHAT: When a massive carved white marble liturgical table from the early Byzantine era soared to $105,825, including buyer premium, in an Artemis Gallery auction, bidders were clearly influenced by skillful relief carvings of sheep, along with unusual rounded compartments on three sides.

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Almost 80 years after the release of "The Wizard of Oz," a 22- inch-by-28-inch half-sheet movie poster advertising the film soared to $108,000, with buyer premium, in a March sale of movie posters at Heritage Auctions in Dallas. The sale included seven "Oz" posters, but this one took the prize.

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WHAT: Dated circa 300-600 C.E., a Veracruz culture life-size ceramic vessel flute from Pre-Columbian Mexico caused no small sensation when it sold in a recent auction of classical antiquities, Asian and ethnographic art at Artemis Gallery. A working instrument made to resemble a figure with a...

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It's timeless, fits in almost any era and looks current. It was all the rage in the 1990 s, but it ran out of steam once the millennium changed. Wood made a strong comeback, and then the white kitchen made a brief comeback, but its energy began to flag once more.

About 30 years ago, a London woman bought what she thought was a flashy costume jewelry ring for 10 pounds at a “car-boot sale.” In 2017, the …

In 2014, a Midwest scrap metal dealer bought a gold egg for $14,000 with the intent to break it apart to melt the gold and sell it. The egg ha…