Featured Stories

Every item tells a story. Learn more about the stories behind some of our most special collections, explore tips from top design influencers and celebrities, and more into the editorial side of EBTH.

Seller Story: Bill Schiffer, New York City, NY

Seller Story: Bill Schiffer, New York City, NY

Artist and jewelry designer Bill Schiffer has lived in New York for his entire life: painting, sculpting and, most notably, creating bright jewelry pieces bursting with color. Schiffer’s approach to necklaces, brooches, rings and earrings...

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Seller Story: Auction Benefitting Cincinnati Opera

Cincinnati Opera celebrates its gala annually with a festive evening filled with performances, cocktails, dinner and a live auction — the funds of which benefit the organization’s four-production summer season. This year’s November 18th black...

Seller Story: Debbie Gruber, Los Angeles, CA

Seller Story: Debbie Gruber, Los Angeles, CA

"When it comes to bi-coastal-inspired interiors, Debbie Gruber is a natural. Between her waterfront home in The Hamptons and her house in Los Angeles, she consistently delivers a fresh and modern aesthetic, nuanced with no-fuss...

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Collectors Chronicles Pamela Skaist Levy: Silver, Crystal, China, Blue and White Pottery

Collectors' Chronicles: Pamela Skaist Levy: Silver, Crystal, China, Blue and White Pottery

Seller Story: Dick Schneider, Boston, MA

Richard N. “Dick” Schneider is best known for his work on television, directing programs such as Jeopardy, and national broadcasts like The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and The Rose Bowl Parade. “He was a Drama...

Design*Sponge Picks

Design*Sponge Picks

"I've always thought that great design doesn't have to come with a high price tag or require a professional degree," says Grace Bonney in her 2011 book Design*Sponge at Home. We couldn't agree more. That's...

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Seller Story: Irene Zelinsky, Greenwich, CT

Seller Story: Irene Zelinsky, Greenwich, CT

“My parents were collectors. Everybody in our family was always told, when you buy, buy the best. But it wasn't just about paying top price for pieces; we did a lot of traveling to find...

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Seller Story: Melissa Sands, Chicago, IL

“My husband and I wanted to buy our first house 18 years ago. A co-worker had found a bunch of promo cars in the garbage in Grosse Pointe Michigan and we listed them on eBay....

Seller Story: Sid Burns, Dallas, TX

The roots of the Western collection come from my grandfather: he grew up on ranches in Oklahoma and in Texas. He moved out to southern California when he was 19 or 20 years old and...

Tips of the Trade: 5 Design Rules You Should Always Break with Jeremiah Brent

Tips of the Trade: 5 Design Rules You Should Always Break with Jeremiah Brent

Interior designer Jeremiah Brent constantly finds inspiration for his residential and commercial projects from nature — they manifest in colors, textures, an olive branch or a precious stone incorporated into his designs. Lately he’s also...

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Tips of the Trade: How To Shop For Vintage Jewelry

Danielle Miele’s jewelry box can fit over 300 rings in it before it reaches max capacity (not counting her extensive antique baby ring collection). “I've been learning how to edit my collection, which is why...

A.C.E. Series: Modernism

A.C.E. Series: Modernism

In our second installment of our Arts, Culture and Education series, EBTH expert and Director of Artwork, Graydon Sikes introduces a remarkable private collection: works from artists of the Color Field movement — the genre known...

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Keys to the City: Chicago, IL

Keys to the City: Chicago, IL

Leave it to the Windy City to fill our sails with inspiration, antiques and market-fresh florals. In this installment of Keys to the City, we’re exploring Chicago’s vintage scene–and getting lost in the most awesome...

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An Artist Auctions Works by Picasso, Jasper Johns, Karen Karnes, Lichtenstein, Tom Levine, Rosenquist and Others

Painter Tom Levine lives and works in a 5,500 square foot loft in Manhattan, a space remarkable for both its windows facing four directions and the extensive art collection inside.

Seller Story: Clyde's Restaurant, Tysons Corner, VA

Seller Story: Clyde's Restaurant, Tysons Corner, VA

"I’ve spent my whole career building fun places to eat. We always say Clyde’s restaurants are like dining saloons: bars with great dining rooms. Though the food isn’t an afterthought for us! It’s very good,...

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Keys to the City: Nashville, TN, Kidd Epps

Kidd Epps’ interior design and furniture fabrication is easy to spot around Nashville: just looks for clean lines, minimalist shapes and sleek pieces crafted with durable, mixed materials.

Seller Story: Robert Metcalf, Ann Arbor, MI

Seller Story: Robert Metcalf, Ann Arbor, MI

“My house was the sixth home Bob Metcalf designed and stands only a few blocks from where he lived. From the street, it’s just a little low-profile box in a hill, but you walk in...

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Seller Story: Melissa Galt, Atlanta, GA

“My great grandfather was Frank Lloyd Wright. I never met him, but from him I got the expression for how I live my life, which is ‘Give me the luxuries of life and I will...