Rebecca Rego Barry

As bubonic plague ravaged seventeenth-century England, the afflicted would find a red cross painted on their door, a warning for visitors to stay out. If, on the other hand, a house had been shown…

The inaugural “Oddities” auction at Doyle on May 7 is headlined by a sign–…

As one would expect, the semi-annual Oak Interior auction at Bonhams London is chockful of sturdy chairs and clunky chests. There’s also…

Moove over, Manhattan, cow coming through! And not just any cow, this one’s a…

This month, auction houses have a plethora of romantic items available for those looking for something unique for that special someone. 

What looks to be an antique medicine chest stuffed with sticks and seeds is, it turns out, an object that bridges the divide between science and religion. Many Victorians wanted to stick…

An exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and its accompanying catalogue explore the visual culture of death and dying in Renaissance Europe…

On December 5, one of the world’s best private collections of English Bibles will hit the auction block at Sotheby’s New York. It is the …