Collectors Corner

Mysteries of the East:
The Collection of John J. Lanzendorf

Lanzendorf is recognized internationally for his work as a hairstylist to the famous and well heeled: he has counted among his clients and friends Rita Hayworth, Agnes Moorhead, and Bea Arthur, as well as Bette Midler, Rita Moreno, and Angela Lansbury. But through the decades of professional success, his personal passion has always been collecting.


Preserving Native American Art & Culture: The Collection of Mona Brown
The collector, historian and preservationist Ramona (“Mona”) Brown spent a lifetime safeguarding cultural artifacts and works of art. Her personal passion for collecting is reflected in the numerous rare and unusual pieces she left at her passing in March 2019.


David Farin: The French Resistance Fighter Who Collected The World

There are many ways to measure a person’s life, few of them adequate. In the case of David Farin, the large and varied collection of art, jewelry, artifacts, and objects of beauty that he assembled over decades offers a glimpse into the man’s natural curiosity and zest for life, and the objects of decorative art he loved and collected.


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The Royal Worcester Birds of
Dorothy Doughty

The venerable Royal Worcester pottery was established in 1751 and is believed to the oldest or second oldest English porcelain brand still in existence. Royal Worcester remains in the luxury tableware and giftware market, although the production of porcelain in Worcester itself has ended.


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