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Detail Chinoiserie figures

AA&ADA Antique Fair, Sydney, 2018 – Art, Design and Living

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Members of the Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association August 16 – 19 in Sydney will present a wondrous array of art, antiques, design & jewellery for sale

Deco Archer Statue

The Sydney Fair 2018 – Modernism: The New World of The Past

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The Sydney Fair is a vintage wonderland designed to sell, held annually since 2013, the Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney Showground, Moore Park region of Sydney

Diana - The Hunt

Diane de Poitiers – Moon Mistress and Woman of Influence

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Wearing black and white was a statement of style for the mistress of Henri II of France Diane de Poitiers who adopted Goddess Diana’s crescent moon as a symbol

A model presents a creation for Chanel during the 2016-2017 fall/winter Haute Couture collection fashion show on July 5, 2016 in Paris. / AFP / PATRICK KOVARIK/Getty Images

Fashion – Is It More Than a Frock asks Carolyn McDowall?

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Costume encompasses all that we wear and today reflects a society in which privacy has been stripped bare – so what is fashion, is it more than a frock?

18th Century ‘Compleat’ Gentlemen – Rulers of Taste & Style

18th Century ‘Compleat’ Gentlemen – Rulers of Taste & Style

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Pursuing a passion for art and architecture in England in the 18th Century spawned new trades and expanded enjoyment for those living a leisure filled lifestyle

Australia, a Multicultural Land of Paradoxes & Opportunities

Australia, a Multicultural Land of Paradoxes & Opportunities

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Australia is a multicultural land of opportunity, one whose layers of diversity are constantly re-interpreted distilled and decanted into something quite unique

A George II Carved Mahogany Side-table Attributed to Giles Grendey courtesy Apter Fredericks, London

18C English Gentleman’s Furniture – Style Nurturing The Soul

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Eighteenth century English gentlemen believed the character of the master of a house can be judged by the manner in which it is arranged decorated and furnished

Dining-Room-Hoffman-Stoclet

What is Modernism?

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To understand the inspiration for the various ‘modern’ movements in art, design and style we need to begin during the early nineteenth century and examine the work of Viennese born painter, designer, craftsmen, historian Austrian Josef Danhauser [1805-1845]. He saw himself as a thoroughly modern man. When his father died…

Deco Dame

Art Deco – A Revolution of Design & Style for the Modern Age

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Art Deco was about integrating contemporary living with art, and turning life into art, against those consciously working for the undoing of art and its purpose was enjoyment.

Jo Bayley

Jo Bayley

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Sydney January 2012 Hi Fashionistas I am so excited about my new column, Fashion Elixir, being launched on Wednesday 1st of Feb 2012, through The Culture Concept Circle. I hope that you will join me every week for tantalizing tales of style, travel and fashion, here in Australia, and the…