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02 - 06 December 2015
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HOURS AND LOCATION Fair hours: VIP Preview benefiting the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Tuesday, December 1 | 5:30pm - 10:00pm Access for VIP Cardholders and Accredited Press GENERAL ADMISSION Wednesday, December 2 through Saturday, December 5 | 11am - 8pm Sunday, December 6 | 11am - 6pm
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01 - 06 December 2015
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22 - 25 October 2015
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Groundbreaking Celebration Held Today for New Kirkland Museum


14 September 2015
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28 January - 01 February 2016
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So....I see quite a few of these day beds offered as KEM Weber.   While researching countless catalogs and period literature we were never able to verify ANYWHERE that this was KEM Weber designed.  We welcome comments to the contrary.  On Page # 282 of Ric Emmett's book, American Art Deco Furniture, he writes:  "This chaise lounge for Lloyd is often sold as "Designed by KEM Weber".   KEM Weber designed for Lloyd from 1935 - 1937.  His designs stayed in their line to 1938.

09 June 2015
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I remember the first time I heard about Carpathian Elm Burl!   Ric had brought in a piece of furntiure and I thought to myself what nice burled wood!  After a while he handed me the copy that he wrote and he referred to "Carpathian Elm Burl" in a French vanity.   As we were doing research in Grand Rapids for the book, I found this guide in the Home Furnishing Arts Spring and Summer issues in 1935.  This great center fold has been quite useful in our appraisal business as well!

08 June 2015
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We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of renowned Art Deco historian and author, Ric Emmett.

07 - 14 May 2015
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We worked on this book for 4 years.   In the process, Ric was able to organize and document his 35 + years of buying, selling and collecting American Art Deco Furniture.  I'm very proud that I was able to help with this project.  The book is not only an excellent reference but also Ric's "work of art".   If you wish to purchase one of the copies (about 600 left) please click here:

05 May 2015
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28 - 29 March 2015
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