July 10, 1985 |
The Antique Guild, a privately held, Carson-based company that pioneered the modern merchandising of antiques and antique reproductions, is being bought by A.A. Importing Co. of St. Louis, the firms said Tuesday. A.A. Importing, the nation's largest designer, importer and wholesaler of antique reproductions, is acquiring substantially all of the assets of the Antique Guild, which operates seven retail outlets in Southern California.
December 14, 2004 |
Ten Egyptians, including three top archeologists, will stand trial on charges of stealing and smuggling tens of thousands of antiquities, the nation's chief prosecutor said Monday. Prosecutor-General Maher Abdel Wahid also decided to send the chief of Pharaonic antiquities, Sabri Abdel Aziz, to a disciplinary tribunal on charges of negligence of duty, Egypt's Middle East News Agency reported.
August 6, 1988
"Every piece has a story," Diana Markes says. "People stand there transfixed. . . . " Spokesperson Markes is describing John P. Wilson's Architectural Antique Auction, billed as "the world's largest" with little dissent. The Wilson show, under way this weekend in the City of Commerce, is "not exactly the sort of auction where you take home a souvenir glass to remember a favorite pub," Markes said. "At the Wilson auction, you take home the whole pub!"
August 15, 1991 |
Saying he couldn't "in good conscience" find any evidence to support allegations in a stolen antiques case against a former Santa Clara County prosecutor, a judge dismissed two felony charges and reduced a third charge to a misdemeanor. Municipal Judge Edward J. Nelson said he found no proof that Alan Nudelman knowingly bought stolen antiques from confessed burglar Jack Lee Marquardt, or that Nudelman burglarized an abandoned Victorian house with Marquardt, who admitted lying on the stand.
HOME & GARDEN
July 18, 2009 |
Four top sources for antiques, vintage modern and California design will join forces for a summer sidewalk sale today at NK, the L.A. store run by the design team Nickey Kehoe. Participants include the interior and furniture design firm Lawson-Fenning, the vintage lighting showroom Rewire, and Reform Gallery, a specialist in West Coast studio arts and crafts from the 1950s to 1970s. NK's maple-framed chair, a 1960s Dutch piece that has been re-caned, will be marked down 50% to $900.
March 16, 1987 |
A new player has moved into Laguna Beach's contemporary-oriented gallery scene with an opening exhibit that features two hallowed names from the past--Rembrandt and Renoir. In a novel twist on the traditional commercial art gallery, Trey Ligon Gallery offers period antiques with its art.
February 14, 1988 |
Stewart Roth loves antique furniture. Roth and his wife live in an antique-filled home, built in 1901 in the historic French Park section of Santa Ana. And, until about five years ago, the Roths made their living--a very good one--selling antiques from a large warehouse store in Orange County. But nowadays, Roth mainly sells high-quality antique reproductions. So does the Antique Guild.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1990
Automobiles from decades gone by will weave their way through Santa Ana today during the 15th annual Antique Car Classic Parade. Sponsored by the city and South Coast Village, the event will feature about 200 vintage cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. The cars will compete for best of show and for prizes in 20 other categories. The event begins at 10 a.m., with judging at Centennial Park at the corner of Edinger Avenue and Fairview Road.
March 2, 1990 |
Leslie Allen recycles old jewelry the way some people collect aluminum cans and newspapers, turning trash into treasure. She'll pull apart unwanted necklaces, brooches, bracelets, handbags, buckles and buttons and rearrange the pieces into glitzy, rhinestone-studded earrings that she calls "Earlooms." "I can take two of anything and turn them into a pair of earrings," she says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1993 |
European antique-car owners arrived in the city Wednesday for a farewell dinner to celebrate the end of their 4,500-mile driving tour through mid-America on Route 66. The rally--sponsored by the Club of Antique Automobiles and Rallies, one of the largest clubs in Europe--officially ended at the Santa Monica Pier on Tuesday. But participants traveled to Huntington Beach to show their cars for a last time and to have a chicken dinner and celebrate Oktoberfest at Old World Village.