The most valuable antiques are those created by important artists and workshops, and bookends are no exception. In the early twentieth century, a number of bookend pairs were produced by well-known artists in Europe and the United States, and these are quite expensive today. A good example of such a pair are these Art Deco parrots which were created by Georges Van de Voorde, a Belgian artist who worked in France. They were produced in about 1920 by the Brig foundry in Paris. It is signed by Van de Voorde and bears the Brig foundry seal. Our new book, Bookends: Objects of Art and Fashion, illustrates many high-end bookends with information regarding artists and foundries.