THE END OF HISTORY
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Friday, August 23, 2013
Bamboo for You
A treasure from a pivotal period in Japanese history. In 1868, the Tokugawa era found an end in the Meiji Restoration. The emperor Meiji was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo, which became the new capital. A decree was made wherein production shifted away from armor and swords, and a movement towards decorative arts was established, ushering in an open trade with the western world. The world's fairs would soon find fascinating items similar to this 19th century bronze vase with sterling silver bamboo motif inlay representing the new Japan. 7.5"
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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 often... and as new publications come out and exciting new items hit our shelves!