House & Garden.
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"Israel always stresses the importance of relating the ornament to the style of the garden: rustic seats are suitable in English-style landscapes, for example; Italian statuary is proper in formal garden rooms; an urn or a small fountain are perennially appropriate decorations for a smaller, town house garden." (From the article: "A Grass Menagerie" in the magazine, House & Garden, February 2002.)
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Garden Design.
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"What sets Israel apart from other dealers in the field is her approach to her subject. ...[W]hile most people were attracted to garden ornaments because they looked so lovely in the garden, Israel's interest took on the nature of a serious academic pursuit." (From the article: "Magical History Tour" in the magazine, Garden Design, April 2003.)
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The Robb Report
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"Antique garden ornaments, like other fine antiques, are appealing because of their high-quality designs, superb craftsmanship and historic cachet." (From the article: "Of Fine Statuary" in the magazine, The Robb Report Collection, July 2006.)
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Victorian Homes
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"There are few objects that may, with so much good effect, be introduced into the scenery of pleasure grounds, surrounding a tasteful villa, as the vase, in its many varied forms." -Andrew Jackson (From article: "Artful Containment" - Victorian Homes, June 2004)
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Private Air
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"Once Upon a Garden"
By: Gina Samarotto,
Samarotto Design Group
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Shop Talk: Barbara Israel
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"Shop Talk: Barbara Israel" in Introspective Magazine on the 1stdibs website.
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Antiques & Arts Weekly
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"Anything that had to be moved with a forklift stayed until the show closed," said Barbara Israel (From the article: "Fair Weather A Friend To 52nd Winter Antiques Show" in Antiques & Arts Weekly, February 10, 2006.)
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The New York Times
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"Barbara Israel has a fetching 64-inch-long cast-iron New-foundland dog from abount 1860 made by Wood & Perot of Philadelphia." ("Antiques" in The New York Times, April 25, 2008.)
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"Barbara Israel, a New York dealer, probably has the rarest antique dogs: a pair of sleek eight-inch-tall greyhounds." ("Antiques" in The New York Times, April 28, 2006.)
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