THE END OF HISTORY
An archive of news and design ideas from the mid-century modern furnishing experts of Manhattan's The End of History.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Our time travel through the world of decorative arts brings us back to 1883 and the Victorians newly found hunger for all things Japanese. After the 1854 trade treaty, Japan's wonders were made available in vast numbers for the first time to the west. Extravagant displays of decorative arts at all the major worlds fairs of the 19th century resulted in Japan having great influence in western art. A great example can be found here from the venerable English firm of RoyalWorcester Porcelain (founded in 1751). A pair of delicate and surrealistic renderings of Nautilus shells held by coral branches on a glittering seabed. 7" each
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There is nothing quite like the fabulous vintage hand blown glass , the rare ceramics, and the marvelous mid-century modern furniture found at "The End of History". We opened our shop in Manhattan's West Village in 1997. Since then we have amassed more decorative objects from the 50's & 60's in one room than anywhere in the world. As a result we've become the go-to for top editors from magazines as well as a choice source to the best interior designers in the world. We will update this blog daily... and as new publications come out and exciting new items hit our shelves!