Featured Stories

Every item tells a story. Learn more about the stories behind some of our most special collections, explore tips from top design influencers and celebrities, and more into the editorial side of EBTH.

Seller Story: Pat McArdle, Pittsburgh, PA

“I worked as a structural ironworker, building buildings and driving tractor trailers over the road before I became a concert promoter in the ‘80s. I’d bring bands into Pittsburgh – bands that I wanted to...

Seller Story:  Michael Shaheen, Washington, DC

Seller Story: Michael Shaheen, Washington, DC

When Michael Shaheen Jr. retired from a career at the Department of Justice, he threw himself into collecting art, antiques and silver. While he’d always been interested in history and craftsmanship, his affinity for art...

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Tips of The Trade: How To Holiday Like Jojotastic

Tips of The Trade: How To Holiday Like Jojotastic

To tip us toward the holidays, we turned to lifestyle and design influencer, Joanna Hawley for her honest-to-goodness (emphasis on the goodness) advice on entertaining, decorating, and gifting this season. Learn how her traditionally modern...

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Seller Story: Bill Schiffer, New York City, NY

Artist and jewelry designer Bill Schiffer has lived in New York for his entire life: painting, sculpting and, most notably, creating bright jewelry pieces bursting with color. Schiffer’s approach to necklaces, brooches, rings and earrings...

A.C.E. Series: History of Art Pottery

“Glazes and simple forms spoke to me,” says the seller of this vast collection of art pottery, amassed over 45 years. His fondness for the medium resulted in an eventual museum-worthy collection of nearly 500...

Seller Story: Dick Schneider, Boston, MA

Seller Story: Dick Schneider, Boston, MA

Richard N. “Dick” Schneider is best known for his work on television, directing programs such as Jeopardy, and national broadcasts like The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and The Rose Bowl Parade. “He was a Drama...

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Seller Story: Peter Marrocco, Cincinnati, OH

Seller Story: Peter Marrocco, Cincinnati, OH

“My great-grandfather John A. Hillenbrand's father, a German immigrant and woodworker, settled in the German-speaking community of Cincinnati before the Civil War. He relocated to Batesville, Indiana in 1861 and soon passed away, leaving his...

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Silver September: Silver Medalists

Silver September is still going strong, but before we cross that finish line, let's take the time to honor some of our favorite silver medalists. They didn't get the gold, but they did get illustrated...

Seller Story:  Sheryl Jaggers, Butler, GA

“Many of the pieces in this sale go back multiple generations, some as many as five. My great, great, great, great great granddaddy Ninian Beall was an amazing soldier, and Queen Anne of England awarded...

Collectors Chronicles Margherita Missoni, Daisies

Collectors Chronicles Margherita Missoni, Daisies

Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos had a collection before she even knew she had a collection. “Margherita means daisy in Italian, so I’ve been given pieces with daisies on them since I was born,” she says....

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Silver September: Silver 101

Silver September: Silver 101

We’re kicking off Silver September – our month-long celebration of silver, where we’re rewarding select silver consignment submissions with a $100 shopping credit – with a crash course in the world of collecting, caring for...

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Seller Story: Irene Zelinsky, Greenwich, CT

“My parents were collectors. Everybody in our family was always told, when you buy, buy the best. But it wasn't just about paying top price for pieces; we did a lot of traveling to find...

A.C.E. Series: What Makes An Oil Painting Valuable

When it comes to art mediums, not all are painted with the same brush. When it comes to terms of universal worth – oil reigns. According to EBTH Artworks Lead Kali McMillan, the demand, cost,...

Tips of the Trade: How To Shop For Vintage Jewelry

Tips of the Trade: How To Shop For Vintage Jewelry

Danielle Miele’s jewelry box can fit over 300 rings in it before it reaches max capacity (not counting her extensive antique baby ring collection). “I've been learning how to edit my collection, which is why...

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Modern Masters: Ricardo Morin, New York, NY

“My love of art has always mattered much more to me than any commercial success. One of my mentors in Venezuela would say to me that there’s nothing more unique than to dedicate your life...

Keys To The City: Austin, TX-How To Get The Austin Look

Keys To The City: Austin, TX-How To Get The Austin Look

Austin's got a reputation that's pretty much testament to the laid-back and creative vibe we love so much. There’s something about the near-perfect weather, world-famous barbecue, music festivals, rooftop happy hours and city-meets-natural landscape that...

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Seller Story: Dr. Henry Heimlich, Cincinnati, OH

Seller Story: Dr. Henry Heimlich, Cincinnati, OH

Decades before he would introduce the world to the Heimlich Maneuver, the lifesaving technique responsible for saving countless lives, Dr. Henry Heimlich arrived at Camp Four in Inner Mongolia, China on June 4th, 1945, in...

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Seller Story: Clyde's Restaurant, Tysons Corner, VA

"I’ve spent my whole career building fun places to eat. We always say Clyde’s restaurants are like dining saloons: bars with great dining rooms. Though the food isn’t an afterthought for us! It’s very good,...

Sophia Bush Design Tips Chicago Loft Apartment

Sophia Bush Design Tips Chicago Loft Apartment

As she settles into her newest place (a converted Chicago loft, where she stays while shooting NBC’s Chicago PD), Sophia Bush shares her challenges and her approach to making a spare, industrial space (like the...

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Seller Story: Robert Metcalf, Ann Arbor, MI

“My house was the sixth home Bob Metcalf designed and stands only a few blocks from where he lived. From the street, it’s just a little low-profile box in a hill, but you walk in...