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The American Struggle
BY JESSICA SKWIRE ROUTHIER
SALEM, MASS. — A prodigy of the Harlem
Renaissance, Jacob Lawrence has long been recog-
nized as one of America’s premier artistic chroni-
clers of African American life and history. His mid-
career painting series, “Struggle: From the History
of the American People,” was something of a depar-
ture for him: on first glance, a whiter, more stan-
dardized, schoolbook version of the founding of the
United States. Sold to a private collector and bro-
ken up over time, the series is less known and less
studied than many of his other great historical
cycles; the temptation is to assume that it somehow
was or is less successful. But a new exhibition that
brings 25 of the 30 original paintings together for
the first time since 1957 argues that Struggle
attempts and, in some respects, achieves at least as
much as, if not more than, other more acclaimed
works in Lawrence’s oeuvre. “Jacob Lawrence: The
American Struggle” is on view at the Peabody Essex
Museum January 18 through April 26.
Lawrence was already a rising star, having painted
acclaimed historical series on the lives of Harriet
Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Toussaint
L’Ouverture, when he staked his permanent claim on
American art history with his much-lauded “Migra-
tion” series. Completed and exhibited in 1941, when
he was just 23 years old, the series has introduced
many an American to the historical phenomenon of
the Great Migration, during which second- and third-
generation descendants of enslaved people moved en
masse from the American South to northern cities in
the early Twentieth Century, in search of both eco-
nomic opportunity and relief from Jim Crow apart-
heid. With the series’ acquisition by the Museum of
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Artist Jacob Lawrence with Panel 26 and Panel
27 from “Struggle: From the History of the
American People,” 1954–56. ©Robert W. Kelley/
The Life Picture Collection/Getty Images.
“126.96.36.1996.9.33-ton 290.9.27 be at 188.8.131.52. “Rally Mohawks! Bring out your axes, and tell King George we’ll pay no taxes on his foreign
184.108.40.206.29 evening 178.9.8 — an informer’s tea... — a song of 1773” by Jacob Lawrence, Panel 3, 1955, from “Struggle: From the History of
coded message” by Jacob Lawrence, Panel 11, the American People,” 1954–56. Egg tempera on hardboard. Collection of Harvey and Harvey-
1955, from “Struggle: From the History of the Ann Ross. ©The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights
American People,” 1954-56. Egg tempera on Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Bob Packert/PEM.
hardboard. Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for
Visual Arts, Stanford University. Gift of Dr Her-
bert Kayden and Family. ©The Jacob and Gwen-
dolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Art-
ists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
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For the last several years, Chicago
teacher Will Quam has engaged in
deep conversation with the brick walls
that line his city’s streets. And if you
listen to him, you will find that they
have a lot to say. Quam’s interest in Photo by Squatch Media
brick began with a thought experiment and soon gave way to learning a new language for the architectural
phenomena he uncovered on a daily basis. Physically surrounded by the material everywhere he looked in
Chicago, Quam, the Brick Whisperer, began photographing the patterns and variations on Instagram (@Brick-
OfChicago) and developing a variety of tours to those who want to learn the language themselves. He has since
lost count of the number of miles walked along the streets of Chicago with bricks in his backpack, so Quam sat
down with Antiques and the Arts Weekly to alleviate some of that heavy lifting.
How did you get started with bricks? in the clay underneath the city and they discover term for the local brick you’ll find in places, and
It started out in a desire to notice more. I read a that the clay can be used to make bricks. That especially if its not very clean or crisp, but a little
book called On Looking by Alexandra Horowitz comes from Chicago’s glacial history: the glaciers messy. When you look at the buildings in Chi-
where she takes a walk around her neighborhood came and went a couple times, but in their final cago, you’ll notice the front of the buildings are
with a few different experts and tries to see the appearance, about 17,000 years ago, Chicago was covered in beautiful, nice, clean brick, maybe its
world through their eyes. In Chicago, we have a lake. And when you have a glacial lake, sands textured, a little variance in color. But it’s usually
very repetitive residential architectural forms — and clays filter down to the bottom of the lake pretty nice. And then when you get to the back
a two-flat courtyard apartment, bungalow and and settle. For instance, the Indiana Sand Dunes of the building, there are bricks that are yellow or
so on. So you’ll see many of the same types of just across Lake Michigan from Chicago. To make pink or a little red, and usually nowadays they’ve
structures, but it’s the brick that gives each their brick, you need sand, clay and aggregate, and the blackened from painting or weathering — and
unique character. So I started to notice that, and glaciers brought all of that in spades. So ten years that’s Chicago common brick. And that’s because
that led me to start taking pictures on my phone, after the Great Chicago Fire, there are about 68 you want to make the majority of the structure
and following that I started posting them and brickmaking ventures in Chicago, which is up of your building out of what’s cheap and easy to
people started asking me questions. I thought, from about five before the fire. The brick they’re transport. So they would build the buildings out
“well, I should know what I’m talking about.” I making is called Chicago common brick, that’s a of that, and then they would bring in face brick,
started researching and from there a nicer brick, from other locations
I dove deep into this crazy world of around the country. The clay in Chi-
brick and learned a ton. cago has a lot of lime in it and variable
Give me a primer on the levels of iron, so the color from batch
history of brick in Chicago. to batch changes a lot. As a result, they
weren’t terribly desirable, but they were
The city explodes in population in
cheap. The styles changed: now we like
the mid-1800s. Part of what made
our bricks to be variable colors, but
that possible was the balloon frame,
back then, they didn’t.
these wooden houses and wooden
By 1910, Chicago is producing ten
buildings that went up super quickly.
percent of the common brick in the
So most of the city was made of
country, which speaks to how much
wood and there were about 300,000
construction was going on here, as
people and about 200 firemen. So in
common brick stays in the location
1871, a third of the city burns down.
that it’s made. You also start to see
They rebuild, and what do they
brick yards resemble a start-up culture.
use to rebuild? Well, wood mostly,
People would speculate and buy land
again. And so in 1874, the city burns
and see if they could get good brick
again, a smaller less notable fire, but
out of it, hoping that they would then
at that point, insurance companies
be bought up by one of the larger
based out of New York City said they
ventures. By the time you get into the
refused to grant any new policies
19-teens, there’s only a couple Chicago
for new construction until Chicago
common brick producers, and at times
changes its building codes so that
they come under one umbrella corpo-
this can’t happen again. And the
ration and then split off. By the 1960s,
insurance companies actually started
it’s more expensive to buy old common
campaigns to encourage companies
brick than new common brick. The
to pull out of Chicago. So Chicago
old material is more desirable because
quickly responds and changes the
it is weathered and has a patina — it
building codes, saying you can
was made in these old coal-fired kilns.
no longer build out of flammable
In 1971, you get the Clean Air Act,
material — wood — in the city of
which is a great thing, and the last
Chicago, unless it’s a “far-flung”
Chicago brick-producing facility shuts
district or a small enough structure. A detail from St Stanislaus Kostka, an 1881 Polish Catholic church built of down in 1981.
At the same time, folks start digging Chicago common brick. Courtesy Instagram @BrickOfChicago.
( continued on page 10 )
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January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 3
Jan. 23 Sale Rings In Firm’s New Year—
Quinn’s To Offer Rare Books, Antique Maps & Americana
FALLS CHURCH, VA. — Large-folio, illustrated book Dorothy Lamour’s Life as a Early engraved map of the New York area, rendered in 1656
Quinn’s Auction Galleries will Phrase Book, conceived, designed and illustrated with mul- by Nicolas Visscher, 21¾ by 18¼ inches (sight) includes Fort
ring in the new year and new ticolored linocuts by Mike Hudson, who also signed the Kasimier but does not mention Philadelphia ($2/2,500).
decade with a Thursday, Janu- book ($3/5,000).
ary 23, auction comprising 348
lots of rare books, antique maps signed by Noelle Janaczweska, celestial hemispheres and natu- Letter written and signed in 1861 by Mary Custis Lee, the
and Americana. number 18 of 25 copies ral phenomena. wife of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who also signed the
($3/5,000). Published by Wayz- letter, and the granddaughter of Martha Custis Washington
The auction features more goose Press, 2006, the book was A near-life-size mannequin ($800-$1,200).
than 150 maps, atlases and nat- conceived, designed and illus- view of the human body titled
ural world prints, including trated with multicolored lin- “White’s Physiological Mani- full vellum book weighing 3.2 Subscribe Today
examples by Hondius, Visscher, ocuts by Mike Hudson, who also kin” (James T. White & Co., pounds shows the title in ink on
Blaeu, Bessler and Blackwell. signed the book. New York, 1886), has an esti- the spine.
Within the book selection, there mate of $800-$1,200. The two
are early printings, bindings, A limited-edition, large-folio folding wood panels open verti- Gallery previews through Jan-
travel and exploration, plus copy of Lewis Carroll’s classic cally to 68¾ inches by 23½ uary 23 are 10 am to 6 pm.
books signed by Virginia Woolf Through the Looking Glass and inches, with chromolitho-
and Andy Warhol. What Alice Found There (Pen- graphed flaps for both halves of Quinn’s Auction Galleries is at
nyroyal Press, West Hatfield, the torso, arms, hands, legs, 360 S Washington Street. For
The sale also contains small 1982) ($2/3,000) is illustrated feet, the head, large ear and information, 703-532-5632 or
press illustrated books, includ- and signed by Barry Moser and large eye. Also depicted are the www.quinns.com.
ing Frankenstein and Through is number 21 of 50 special muscles, tendons, arteries,
the Looking Glass by Moser; patron copies from the limited bones, joints, heart, lungs and
Dorothy Lamour’s Life as a edition run of just 350 copies. stomach.
Phrase Book by Janaczweska
and Hudson; and Verve: Revue An early engraved map of the A letter written and signed in
Artistique with pochoirs by New York area, rendered in 1656 1861 by Mary Custis Lee, the
Henri Matisse. by Nicolas Visscher, should make wife of Confederate general Rob-
$2/2,500. The framed second- ert E. Lee [who also signed the
A collection of presidential and state map, 21¾ by 18¼ inches letter] and granddaughter of
historical items will cross the (sight) includes Fort Kasimier Martha Washington) carries an
auction block. Highlights include but does not mention Philadel- $800-$1,200 estimate. Written
appointments and grants signed phia. It has contemporary hand- to a minister, the letter speaks of
by Abraham Lincoln, Thomas colored outlines and insets, and Mary’s final days at Arlington
Jefferson, James Madison and a colored cartouche and inset of House and the anticipated
others. Additionally, there is a “Nieuw Amsterdam.” Union Army occupation there.
second-edition copy of The Fed-
eralist Papers from 1802, and a Another engraved map — this An influential book from 1624
historically significant letter one a double-hemisphere map on witchcraft, magic of all forms,
from Mary Custis Lee (Robert E. of the world created in 1720 by divination, prophecy and how to
Lee’s wife) to the Rev. R. Gurley Johann Baptiste Homann persecute witches, written by
discussing her final days at (Nuremburg, Germany), has Martin Antoine Del Rio and
Arlington House before the text in Latin ($1,5/2,000). The titled Disquisitionum magi-
impending Civil War. hand-colored, 20¾- by 18½-inch carum libri sex (J. Albinus
(sight) map is vividly engraved Mainz, 1,070 pages), is estimat-
The two-volume, second-edi- and embellished with images of ed $300/500. The contemporary
tion set of The Federalist Papers
— written by Founding Fathers
Alexander Hamilton, James
Madison and John Jay —
includes Pacificus (on the Proc-
lamation of Neutrality) and the
Federal Constitution (with all
the amendments), published by
George F. Hopkins (New York,
A Civil War-era military
appointment dated April 6,
1864, signed by President Abra-
ham Lincoln and promoting
Elliot Loues to assistant sur-
geon, could reach $4/6,000. It
measures 19¾ by 15¾ inches
and is also signed by the secre-
tary of war Edwin Stanton. It
was engraved by J.VN and C.H.
Throop (Washington DC).
The large-folio illustrated
book Dorothy Lamour’s Life as
a Phrase Book is written and
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. —
Winters on Long Island do not
have to be so dreary. Come to the
Southampton History Museum’s
Candlelight Tours of the Rogers
Mansion on the first Saturdays
in February and March.
Take a self-guided tour of a
candlelit Rogers Mansion.
Guests will see a 20-room home
as it was during the Gilded Age.
Also, the exhibit “High Style in
the Gilded Age: Southampton
1870-1930” will also be on dis-
play showing ball gowns worn
by Southampton women along
with their incredible stories
from that era.
Candlelight tours of the Rog-
ers Mansion are given from 4 to
6 pm on Saturday, February 1
and Saturday, March 7.
The tours cost $5 for adults,
free for members and children.
The Rogers Mansion is at 17
Meeting House Lane. For
information, 631-283-2494 or
4 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — January 31, 2020
Bidders Answer The Call At Bruneau & Co. Auction
Auction Action In Cranston, R.I.
CRANSTON, R.I. — Antique lectors will come out of the Telephone Laboratories” and
historical telephones and other woodwork,” said Kevin Bru- made in the Twentieth Century
collectibles from the early days neau, the firm’s president. from wood and metal, the larg-
of phone communication, all “These rare items from the est of which measured 7½ inch-
from the Pennsylvania chapter Telephone Pioneers of America es by 10½ inches, sold for
of the Telephone Pioneers of are some of the coolest things $15,000.
America Museum, fetched high I’ve seen sell. It was a once in a
prices at a New Year’s estate lifetime opportunity for collec- A Nineteenth Century mahog-
fine art, antiques and collect- tors. Antique phones have any telephone switchboard box,
ibles auction conducted Janu- become quite popular as a col- made in the United States by
ary 4 by Bruneau & Co. Auc- lectible.” an unidentified company but
tioneers, online and in the an interesting piece nonethe-
Cranston showroom. A group of four early horn less, overall 12¾ by 11¼ inches,
transmitter telephone repro- made from wood and metal and
“It just goes to show that ductions, marked “Historical with no apparent signs of dam-
when an item is top quality, col- Replica Reproduced by Bell age earned $13,750.
Fetching $8,750 was a pair of A 1985 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit car with just 35,000 origi-
Nineteenth Century diminu- nal miles on the odometer, perfectly maintained, with an
tive Bell wall mount tele- ivory colored interior with the finest burl wood inlays left
phones, both black painted at $13,750.
wood cased phones with glass
A group of six Nineteenth Century butter stamp telephone transmitters by Maxim New Century square transmitter owner collection of Japanese
receivers, including five solid colored receivers of simple York, marked “American Bell telephone boxes, including one robes; a selection of Asian arts;
design and one black receiver with carved decorative flow- Company” around the trans- box marked “Blake Transmitter and five rare Eighteenth and
er patterns made $7,500. mitter and the sides of both 320644 Edison Carbon Tele- Nineteenth Century Rhode
marked “July 11, 1893.” phone” on the front and the Island and Massachusetts
One lot consisting of two Nineteenth Century square trans- other, unidentified transmitter almanacs.
mitter telephone boxes, including one box marked “Blake A group of six Nineteenth having a decorative mount and
Transmitter 320644 Edison Carbon Telephone” on the front Century butter stamp tele- receiver holder. Also offered were sterling sil-
realized $7,500. phone receivers, including five ver chalices and estate sterling
solid colored receivers of simple The auction got off to a roar- lots, jewelry and sculptures.
design and one black receiver ing start with the very first lot,
with carved decorative flower a 1985 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit The fine art category was led
patterns around the ear piece, car with just 35,000 miles on by a watercolor painting by
with one piece marked “Proper- the odometer. The full-size, Maqbool Fida Hussain (India/
ty of Bell Telephone Co.” went British-made sedan was a full- England, 1913-2011), dubbed
out at $7,500. size luxury Rolls that had been “the Picasso of India.” The Cub-
perfectly maintained. The car ist figural work depicted two
Also bid to $7,500 was a lot boasted an ivory colored interi- blue horses galloping beneath a
consisting of two Nineteenth or with the finest burl wood monochromatic sky with a pur-
Abstract bronze grey spirit inlays, with all service records, ple sun. The framed 2002 paint-
sculpture by Joel Perlman title and registration. It sped ing was signed “Hussain” lower
(b 1943), geometric form off the lot for $13,750. right and measured 19½ by
with a pierced design, 42 by 16½ inches (sight). It sold for
25 inches, changed hands at “Talk about a non-stop, action- $13,750.
$7,500. packed auction,” remarked Tra-
vis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. An abstract bronze grey spirit
specialist and auctioneer. sculpture by Joel Perlman (b
“Between the Rolls Royce, the 1943), geometric form with a
telephones and fine art, bidder pierced design, 42 inches tall by
cards were flying from every 25 inches wide, went to a deter-
corner of the room. There were mined bidder for $7,500. Perl-
more than 200 absentee bids, man is well known for his
45-plus phone bidders and abstract shape sculptures. His
more than 5,000 registered bid- work has been exhibited at the
ders online. It was a great sale Whitney Museum of American
to kick off the New Year.” Art and the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, both in New
The sale featured a selection York.
of listed artist paintings, etch-
ings and prints; a collection of Prices given include the buyer’s
Austrian and Bohemian art premium as stated by the auc-
glass and figural lamps from a tion house. For information,
Long Island collection; a single- www.bruneauandco.com or 401-
This pair of Nineteenth Century diminutive Bell wall mount Estate Sale Featured Antique
telephones, black painted wood cased phones with glass Historical Telephones From
transmitters by Maxim New York, marked “American Bell
Company” was bid to $8,750. Telephone Museum
Group of four early horn transmitter telephone reproduc- Watercolor painting by Maqbool Fida Hus- A Nineteenth Century mahogany telephone
tions, marked “Historical Replica Reproduced by Bell Tele- sain (India/England, 1913-2011), a Cubist switchboard box, made in the United States
phone Laboratories,” made in the Twentieth Century sold figural rendering depicting two galloping by an unidentified company, overall 12¾
for $15,000. blue horses, gaveled at $13,750. inches by 11¼ inches, reached $13,750.
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 5
Slated For February 15—
Bruneau & Co.’s Two-Session Auction
Features Art By Sargent & Koons
John Singer Sargent (Italian/British/American, 1856-1925) This Jeff Koons porcelain blue balloon dog, Lake Breeze hot air fan, one that uses hot
figure study drawing of Moloch for the Boston Public still in the original box, should fetch $6/9,000. air created by a kerosene burner to
Library, originally purchased from Sotheby’s ($10/15,000). Koons, born in 1955, is an American artist power it, first introduced in 1919 as a pre-
recognized for his work dealing with popular cursor to the electric fan ($800-$1,200).
CRANSTON, R.I. — Bruneau was founded in Michigan in culture.
& Co.’s next auction, slated for 1900 and is an American design-
Saturday, February 15, will be a er and importer of toy trains The Jeff Koons porcelain blue ings. He went to the Pennsylva- but his factory is best known for
two-session affair, with bidding and model railroads. The com- balloon dog still in the original nia Academy of the Fine Arts in its production of naturalistic
available online and in the pany is headquartered now in box should fetch $6/9,000. Koons Philadelphia and studied with majolica pieces in lifelike size
firm’s gallery. Session 1, begin- Concord, N.C. (b 1955), is an American artist George W. Nicholson, a respect- and detail.
ning at 10 am Eastern time, will recognized for his work dealing ed landscape painter.
feature a single-owner collec- The Lake Breeze Hot Air Fan with popular culture. His sculp- Also offered will be a Nine-
tion of steam engines, cast iron runs not on electricity but rath- tures depicting everyday objects, An oil on canvas landscape teenth Century Russian silver
and other pre-World War II toys er uses hot air created by a ker- including balloon animals, are painting by Charles Gordon and gilt-copper crucifix ($3/5,000).
and other items. osene burner to power it. The made from stainless steel with Harris (1891-1963) should fin-
engine is known as a Stirling mirror-finish surfaces. ish at $800-$1,200. Harris is Bruneau & Co. is at 63 Fourth
Session 2, starting at 12:30 cycle engine (named after its known for his landscapes and Avenue. For more information,
pm, will feature Bruneau & inventor in the 1800s). Lake The John Singer Sargent (Ital- coastal views. He studied at the www.bruneauandco.com or 401-
Co.’s normal mix of antiques, Breeze fans were introduced in ian/British/American, 1856- Rhode Island School of Design 533-9980.
fine art, decorative arts, silver 1919 as a precursor to the elec- 1925) figure study charcoal and was a member of the Provi-
and more, to include a collection tric fan. drawing of Moloch for the Bos- dence Art Club, the Providence
of English, German and French ton Public Library, originally Watercolor Club and the South
majolica; a collection of four On to Session 2, where Travis purchased from Sotheby’s, is County Art Association. He
Russian icons and a silver and Landry, a Bruneau & Co. spe- expected to hit $10/15,000. exhibited at all three and else-
gilt-copper crucifix from the St cialist and auctioneer, said, “The Moloch is the biblical name of a where.
Peter’s and St Andrew’s Episco- fine art offerings in this sale Canaanite god associated with
pal Church in Providence, R.I. really get my heart pumping. child sacrifice. A Hugo Lonitz figural bird jar-
All are Nineteenth Century or From a contemporary Jeff diniere is expected to bring
earlier. Koons balloon dog to a charcoal An oil on canvas painting by $800-$1,200. Lonitz was a
study by one of the greatest James Brade Sword (1839- prominent majolica manufac-
Highlights in Session 1 include American artists, John Singer 1915), depicting Long Pond on turer who operated out of a fac-
a pair of Lionel Mojave locomo- Sargent, there is certain to be Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., is tory in Neuhaldensleben, Ger-
tive engines ($400/600); and a heavy collector interest. It framed ($3/5,000). Sword is many, from 1868 to 1904. Lonitz
Lake Breeze Hot Air steam should be a lot of fun hammer- known for genre, landscape, produced tableware, household
engine fan ($800-$1,200). Lionel ing down this auction.” portrait and children render- utilities and small collectibles,
Original York Antiques Show Comes To
Memorial Hall East, Jan. 31-Feb. 2
YORK, PENN. — The Origi- ing been filled by returning
nal 174th Semi-Annual York Visitors to the show can participants.
Antiques Show & Sale is expect to see American peri-
scheduled for Friday, Saturday od furniture, such as this Show hours are Friday and
and Sunday, January 31, Feb- Queen Anne side chair with Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and
ruary 1 and 2, at Memorial carved crest rail and cabri- Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm.
Hall East, located within the ole front legs that was Parking is free. The building is
York Fairgrounds Convention offered at a previous show. smoke-free. Food will be avail-
& Expo Center. This event will able.
feature 75 exhibitors in room Because of York’s small turn-
settings offering a variety of over, visitors have the opportu- Admission is $10 per person,
antiques. nity to get to really know the $9 with this article or an ad.
dealers from whom they’re
According to show manager buying. This time, there are no York Fairgrounds Convention
Melvin L. Arion, the merchan- new exhibitors, the show hav- & Expo Center is at 334 Carl-
dise here will run the full isle Avenue. For more informa-
gamut, including Eighteenth tion, www.theoriginalyorkan-
and Nineteenth Century peri- tiquesshow.com, 302-542-3286
od American and English fur- or (during the show only) 717-
niture, American country piec- 718-1097.
es in original paint, early china
and glassware, Eighteenth and NEW YORK CITY — The
Nineteenth Century silver, emergence of etching on paper
Chinese Export porcelain, in Europe in the late Fifteenth/
antique toys, Oriental carpets, early Sixteenth Centuries —
pewter, estate jewelry, quilts, when the technique moved out
English samplers, and other of the workshops of armor deco-
textiles, early kitchen and fire- rators and into those of print-
place accessories, Navajo rugs, makers and painters — was a
Pueblo pottery, baskets, and pivotal moment that completely
Native American artifacts, his- changed the course of print-
toric American militaria, and making. On view at the Met
much more. until January 20, “The Renais-
sance of Etching” will trace the
Arion said his job is to make first 60 years of the etched print
sure the scope of merchandise through some 125 etchings cre-
offered is as broad as possible so ated by both renowned and
nearly any visitor can find a “new” lesser-known artists. The Met is
treasure! In addition, all major at 1000 Fifth Avenue. For infor-
credit cards will be accepted. mation, www.metmuseum.org
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6 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — January 31, 2020
Swann To Auction Art Collection Of
‘Ebony’ And ‘Jet’ Publishers
Henry Ossawa Tanner, “Moorise by Kasbah Morocco),” oil Kenneth Victor Young, “Upper Egypt,” Carrie Mae Weems, untitled, detail, seven
on canvas, 1912. From the collection of the Johnson Pub- acrylic on canvas, 1971. From the collection panels of framed chromogenic prints and
lishing Company ($150/250,000). of the Johnson Publishing Company sandblasted text on glass, 1996-97. From the
($80/120,000). collection of the Johnson Publishing Com-
NEW YORK CITY — Swann Galler- with etched glass, 1996-97, by Car- Elizabeth Catlett, “Sister,” cast bronze, with brushed patina and
ies will open the new decade in style, rie Mae Weems, commissioned by white inlaid eyes, mounted on a wooden base, 1973. From the col-
with a sale of African American Art the City of Chicago Public Art lection of the Johnson Publishing Company ($50/75,000).
from the Johnson Publishing Company Program marks a high point of
on Thursday, January 30, at 2 pm. The the offering. One of an edition of Catlett lead a run of sculp- in a field ($30/40,000), while William
collection — which hung in the pub- only three, the suite comes to the ture with two cast bronze Edouard Scott’s 1929 impressionist-
lishing house’s historic offices on 820 block estimated at $100/150,000. Fur- works: Barthé’s 1944 “The style oil on canvas features a young boy
South Michigan Avenue in Chicago — ther contemporary works include Negro Looks Ahead” and picking a pumpkin ($15/25,000). Also of
will feature paintings, sculpture and Richard Mayhew’s 2006 oil on can- Catlett’s 1973 “Sister” are note is “The Builders (The Family),” a
works on paper from diverse periods vas “Departure,” a large land- 1974 color screenprint by Jacob Law-
over the last century, with 75 artists scape with saturated colors expected to bring rence ($5/7,000) and Barbara Johnson
represented. Hung together in a single ($50/75,000). $50/75,000 each. Also of Zuber’s circa 1970 oil on canvas “Jump
exhibition for the first time, the John- note are “Homage to Rope,” which depicts a group of girls
son Publishing Company’s art collec- The cover lot of the sale is Marion Perkins,” a with red bows in their braids playing
tion makes a powerful statement, dem- “The Last Farewell,” a Double Dutch ($1/1,500).
onstrating the company’s longstanding significant 1970 oil on circa 1961-63 carved
recognition and support of visual art- canvas painting by granite work by Mar- An offering of oil on canvas works by
ists. Dindga McCannon, garet Burroughs as a Loïs Mailou Jones includes “Bazar Du
made as she first began tribute to her fellow Quai, Port Au Prince, Haiti,” 1961
The earliest work in the sale comes to define her aesthetic ($30/40,000). Chicago artist and ($20/30,000), “Vielle Rue, Montmartre
from 1912: Henry Ossawa Tanner’s oil Additional abstract works from the friend ($8/12,000) and (Rue Pinteau),” 1965 ($15/25,000) and
on canvas “Moonrise by Kasbah 1970s include Kenneth Victor Young’s “Rufus,” a circa 1961 cast “Montizini” “Boats at Théoule” 1965 ($10/15,000).
(Morocco)” depicts figures outside the color field painting in greens and yellows, plastic by Valerie J. Maynard ($3/5,000).
stark, steep exterior walls of a Moroc- “Upper Egypt,” 1971 ($80/120,000) and The collection features a selection of Exhibition opens January 25, noon to
can Kasbah. The significant midcareer Francis A. Sprout’s “Azo,” 1971, from the landscapes, as well as images of day-to- 5 pm; January 27-29, 10 am to 6 pm
painting carries the highest estimate artist’s “Moslem Tile Patterns” series day life. Walter H. Williams’ oil on can- and January 30, 10 am to noon.
of the collection ($150/250,000). ($15/25,000). vas “White Butterfly,” 1969, from his
“Southern Landscape” series, depicts a Swann Auction Galleries is at 104 East
A suite of seven framed photographs Richmond Barthé and Elizabeth pensive young girl picking wildflowers 25th Street. For more information, 212-
254-4710 or www.swanngalleries.com.
Thomas Cole National Historic Site Announces 2020 ‘Sunday Salons’ Lecture Series
CATSKILL, N.Y. — The son River School of landscape Barnard College and Columbia bia University, will illuminate York State Council on the Arts
Thomas Cole National Historic painting. University, will discuss the the ecology of our contempo- with the support of Governor
Site has announced the sched- complex meaning of Native rary landscapes in connection Andrew Cuomo and the New
ule for its 2020 “Sunday The “Sunday Salons” sched- Americans in Cole’s art. with the 2020 exhibition, York State Legislature.
Salons” lecture series. The ule is as follows: “Cross Pollination,” which will
series presents leading nation- March 15 – Jean Dunbar, a be presented in partnership The lectures will take place
al scholars on major topics January 26 – Maggie M. leading historic interiors with Olana and Crystal Bridg- at 2 pm in Thomas Cole’s New
that offer a fresh take on his- Cao, assistant professor of art expert overseeing the restora- es Museum of Art. Studio building at the Thomas
tory and connect contempo- history at the University of tion of Thomas Cole’s 1815 Cole National Historic Site.
rary issues with the life, work North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Main House, will reveal new The “Sunday Salons” are sup- Admission is $10 for members;
and legacy of Thomas Cole will speak about environmen- sources for Cole’s designs. ported by the Ann and Arthur $12 for general admission.
(1801-1848), founder of the tal concerns in the landscapes Grey Foundation, Empire
nation’s first major art move- of Martin Johnson Heade. April 19 – Dorothy M. Peteet, State Development’s I LOVE The Thomas Cole National
ment, now known as the Hud- adjunct senior research scien- NY Program under the Market Historic Site is at 218 Spring
February 23 – Elizabeth W. tist at the Lamont-Doherty NY initiative, and the New Street. For more information,
Hutchinson, associate profes- Earth Observatory of Colum- www.thomascole.org.
sor of American art history at
Four Rare Frank Lloyd Wright Chairs Acquired
By Two Red Roses Foundation
PALM HARBOR, FLA. — Rudy Cic- County Museum of Art and the High
carello, founder of the Two Red Roses Frank Lloyd Wright set of four high-back dining chairs from the Ward W. Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga.
Foundation, recently announced the Willits House, Highland Park, Ill., circa 1902, executed by John W. Ayers,
acquisition of four rare and iconic Co., stained white oak, fabric upholstery, each: 45¼ inches high; 16-7/8 The Willits residence is widely con-
high-back dining room chairs designed inches wide; 17-5/8 inches deep. Two Red Roses Foundation Collection. sidered to be Wright’s first residential
by renowned architect Frank Lloyd masterwork in the Prairie School style.
Wright (1867-1959). Crafted in 1901 house and its contents were sold. They tutions such as the Metropolitan The early, groundbreaking designs of
for the Ward W. Willits House in High- have remained in a private Chicago col- Museum of Art in New York, the Victo- the furnishings of this house were
land Park, Ill., the four dining room lection until recently consigned to auc- ria & Albert Museum in London, the extremely influential both domestical-
chairs represent the rediscovery of lost tion. Other examples are held by insti- Saint Louis Art Museum, Los Angeles ly and abroad, hastening a rethinking
Wright masterpieces and are part of a of domestic design in terms of sleek,
set of 11 dining chairs of alternating modern geometric forms. The starkly
heights. Made of stained white oak simple and powerful Willits dining
with dark fabric seat covers, they have chairs — one of the most important
an imposing verticality perfectly suit- designs by Wright — stand as icons of
ed to their surroundings, forming part modernism.
of the pattern of strong horizontal, ver-
tical and diagonal forms Wright uti- The Willits dining chairs, along with
lized throughout the house. The chairs other significant works by Wright and
retain their original finish and have the Prairie School, will be on display in
never been restored, offering a rare the forthcoming Museum of the Arts
opportunity to visualize Wright’s origi- and Crafts Movement in St Petersburg,
nal intent. Fla. The museum will be dedicated to
this important movement in the histo-
The chairs from the dining room suite ry of American decorative arts (circa
remained in the Willits house from 1900-1930), and the $90 million, five-
1902 until the early 1950s when the story, 144,000-square-foot building will
open this spring.
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 7
Sotheby’s To Offer Rediscovered
Peter Paul Rubens Masterwork
Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506), “The Triumph Of Alexan- “The Virgin and Christ Child, With Saints Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770),
dria,” pen and brown ink; indented for transfer, 10½ by 10½ Elizabeth and John the Baptist” by Rubens “Madonna Of The Rosary With Angels,” oil on
inches (in excess of $12 million). is the earliest known version of the subject, canvas, 96¾ by 61½ inches, signed and dated
dating to circa 1612 ($6/8 million). on the pedestal (in excess of $15 million).
Also, Masterpiece Drawing By
Italian Renaissance Artist
Andrea Mantegna To Cross The Block
NEW YORK CITY — Sothe- researchers. Having remained the most art-historically impor- Bellini, conducted at the Nation- Collection at Hampton Court
by’s will offer Sir Peter Paul in private collections since it tant drawings ever to appear at al Gallery, London, and the Palace, where they have resided
Rubens’ “The Virgin and Christ was last sold at auction in 1946 auction: Andrea Mantegna’s Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. Approx- since they were acquired by
Child, With Saints Elizabeth at Sotheby’s London, and only only known preparatory draw- imately 20 drawings by Man- King Charles I in 1629. The
and John the Baptist” as a high- publicly exhibited once in 1951 ing for one of the canvases in tegna are known, all except two king bought the paintings
light of its Masters Week in Jan- in New York, the painting was the “Triumphs of Caesar,” the (including the present work) are directly from the Gonzaga fami-
uary, marking the first appear- unseen by the scholarly commu- Italian Renaissance artist’s in the collections of major muse- ly, Dukes of Mantua, who were
ance of the work at auction nity until it was brought to the most influential and revered ums, such as the British Muse- Mantegna’s most important
since 1946, where it is estimat- attention of Sotheby’s chairman work. Recently rediscovered, the um in London. The sale of this patrons.
ed to achieve $6/8 million. The George Wachter and senior vice masterwork will headline the drawing is of enormous signifi-
annual week of auctions at president for Old Masters Otto firm’s Old Master drawings auc- cance: only two other drawings The present pen and ink draw-
Sotheby’s New York features Naumann. tion January 29, when it is esti- by Mantegna have appeared at ing is a study for “The Standard
masterworks spanning six cen- mated to fetch in excess of $12 auction in the last half century. Bearers and the Siege Equip-
turies of the pre-Modern period, Working with Rubens scholars million. ment,” which is the second can-
including Old Master paintings, Fiona Healy and Arnout Balis, Dated to the late 1480s, the vas in the “Triumphs” series. The
drawings, sculpture and Nine- Naumann concluded that the Mantegna (circa 1431-1506) drawing is the only known pre- drawing theatrically recreates a
teenth Century European art. present painting is indeed the was one of the most innovative, paratory study for Mantegna’s section of the processional that
prime version of the composi- influential and celebrated art- masterpiece, the “Triumphs of includes gigantic statues on
Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577- tion, and that other previously ists of the Italian Renaissance. Caesar” — a series of nine mon- carts, a model of the tower of
1640) is one of the most well- known examples are either cop- His importance was recently umental paintings depicting the Alexandria and oversized siege
known and revered artists of ies or can be attributed to his underscored by the major exhi- triumphal procession of Julius weapons.
the Flemish baroque style that workshop. Notable among these bition, “Mantegna and Bellini,” Caesar and his army through
flourished in the early Seven- is a well-known version from dedicated to his work and that ancient Rome. The paintings Sotheby’s is at 1334 York Ave-
teenth Century. Though he the Thyssen-Bornemisza collec- of his brother-in-law Giovanni are part of the British Royal nue. For information, 212-606-
resided in Antwerp, Rubens tion in Madrid, which is pres- 7000 or www.sothebys.com.
traveled throughout Europe and ently on long-term loan to the
his influence was felt for gener- Museum of Catalan Art in Bar-
ations. The painting is a large- celona, and was most recently
scale work on panel depicting attributed in a Thyssen Collec-
the popular subject of the apoc- tion catalog as an “autograph
ryphal meeting of the Christ replica c. 1618…possibly execut-
Child and young John the Bap- ed with studio assistance.”
tist, which is believed to derive
from the Meditationes Vitae Naumann’s research of the
Christi, attributed to St present painting included inde-
Bonaventure. The scene was pendent scientific examination,
particularly common in Italian including dendrochronological
paintings of the time, and analysis (tree-ring dating) of the
Rubens would have drawn painting’s wooden panels by
inspiration for his work from Professor Peter Klein, which
Leonardo’s well-known depic- concluded the painting could
tion of the subject as well as a have a plausible creation as
version by Guilio Romano, early as 1610. With the aid of
which was acquired as a Rapha- scientific dating, Naumann’s
el in 1604 by Rubens’ Italian research positions the present
patron, the Duke of Mantua. painting as the earlier and orig-
inal edition from which all other
While the present painting known examples were based,
was studied by renowned and it was likely executed three
Rubens’ scholar Ludwig Bur- to six years after Rubens
chard just after the end of World returned to Antwerp from Rome
War II, it was not widely known in 1608.
to others by scholars and
Sotheby’s will also offer one of
Stuart Weitzman’s Antique Shoe
Collection Steps Into Flagler Museum
PALM BEACH, FLA. — As part women and men alike.
of its “Season of Style 2” offer- “Walk this Way,” on view to
ings, the Henry Morrison Fla-
gler Museum has opened, “Walk May 10, highlights 100 pairs of
This Way: Historic Footwear shoes from the iconic designer’s
from the Stuart Weitzman Col- extensive private collection,
lection.” assembled over three decades
with his wife Jane Gershon
The exhibition, organized by Weitzman. The exhibition con-
the New-York Historical Society siders the story of the shoe from
where it was previously on view, the perspectives of collection,
explores how shoes have tran- consumption, presentation and
scended their utilitarian pur- production, exploring larger
pose to become representations trends in American economic
of culture, coveted as objects of history.
desire, designed with artistic
consideration, and expressing The Flagler Museum is at One
complicated meanings of femi- Whitehall Way. For information,
ninity, power and aspiration for www.flaglermuseum.us or 561-
8 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — January 31, 2020 Compiled by
Antiques andThe Arts Weekly
Notable Prices Recently Achieved At Various Auction Houses
Staff and Correspondents
Across The Block
include buyer’s premium.
Stately Gold, Diamond & Pearl Earrings Vintage Rolexes Fill Holiday Stockings Chinese Vases Light Up To $10,880
Shine At $5,000 At Applebrook At Roan Auction At Roland’s
NEW MILFORD, CONN. — At Applebrook Auc- COGAN STATION, PENN. — One of Roan’s top GLEN COVE, N.Y. — On January 12 at Roland
tions’ online January 9 sale, a pair of 14K and 18K selling items in the firm’s annual pre-Christmas Auctions’ first sale of the new year, a surprise lot lit
gold, diamond and pearl earrings took the top spot, auction, December 13-14, was a men’s 18K Rolex up the gallery when a pair of Chinese ribbed tur-
selling at $5,000. Applebrook regularly conducts Presidential diamond dial wristwatch, model quoise vases, drilled for electricity, set off a bidding
online-only auctions on Thursdays, with merchan- #1807, on an 18K band and bark bezel for $7,260. war. Estimated at a modest $75/125, the 9-by-5½-
dise from nearby towns and cities; this auction fea- The watch was accompanied by its original case, by-5½-inch vases, one with age cracks, opened at
tured items from a Kent, Conn., estate. The ear- box, hang tag and various Rolex booklets. It was $40; one internet bid later, they jumped to $3,250.
rings, which sported 16mm cultured South Seas consigned by a local collector along with a men’s After more than 20 bids, the pair sold online for
pearls with 1.90 carat diamonds had an estimate of stainless Rolex Datejust Oyster Perpetual, model $10,880. For information, www.rolandantiques.com
$1,6/3,200 but strong bidding sent them well #116200, realizing a price of $4,070 as well as a vin- or 212-260-2000.
beyond the high estimate. For more information, tage Rolex including a leather case, 18K Jubilee
www.applebrookauctions.com or 203-740-0944. links and paperwork. For information, 570-494-
0170 or www.roaninc.com.
A Circle Of Dolls Auction By Theriault’s Led Nineteenth Century Aerialists Archive Steinway Grand Piano Proves To Be
By Eighteenth Century Wooden Doll ‘Ann’ Swings To $10,500 Key Lot At Winter Associates
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. — Continuing its 50th
SARASOTA, FLA. — The Flying Jordans, leading PLAINVILLE, CONN. — Winter Associates rang
Anniversary auction weekend, Theriault’s offered “A Nineteenth Century circus aerialists, toured glob- in the New Year with a sale on January 13, featur-
Circle of Dolls” auction at the Ritz Carleton Bocara ally at the turn of the century. They were perhaps ing a collection of objects from the Stoner Mansion
hotel on January 12. Coming the day after Theri- most noted for one in their group, Lena Jordan (b of West Hartford, Conn. This 1920s Tudor Revival
ault’s auction of the Huguette Clark doll collection, 1880/81), who was the first recorded person to per- home with its sweeping views of the Hartford sky-
the Circle of Dolls was an auction “filled with form a triple somersault. The troupe was the focus line held fine paintings as well as a model B Stein-
records” as Florence Theriault said. Topping the day of a turn-of-the-century archive offered at Freedom way semi-concert grand piano in ebony with serial
was a rare Eighteenth Century English wooden doll Auction’s January 11 auction of circus, carnival and no. 490123. The piano was the expected star of the
“Ann,” 28 inches tall and in an excellent state of sideshow memorabilia. Included in the archive, sale, and it did not disappoint, earning $18,450
preservation indicative of its original commission which swung to $10,500, were a hand-written jour- against an estimate of $10/20,000. Built in 1984,
for an aristocratic family. Estimated at $25/35,000, nal of the 1896-98 world tour, photographs, broad- the piano’s action needed regulation and voicing,
this grand-sized doll sold at $71,300. For informa- sides and advertisements. For information, 941- Otherwise, its sounding board and bridges were
tion, www.theriaults.com or 410-224-3655. 725-2166 or www.freedomauctions.net. original and in good condition. For information,
www.auctionsappraisers.com or 860-793-0288.
Antique Vinaigrette Collection Brings Giacometti Etching
Whiff Of Success To Locati Struts To $750 At Colorful Townscape Sees $5,400
At PBA Galleries
MAPLE GLEN, PENN, — Locati presented two Lotus International
December 2019 online auctions that garnered Online Sale BERKELEY, CALIF. — “Wasserende am Dach
strong results. First up was the firm’s monthly sale, [Water at the End of the Roof]” by Friedensreich
December 2-16. Among the highlights was an Art GUILFORD, CONN. — Hundertwasser, a color woodblock print of a limited
Deco diamond and sapphire cocktail ring that real- Lotus International Auc- edition, sold for $5,400 at PBA Galleries’ January 9
ized $2,300. Then from December 9-16 Locati pre- tions hosted an online- sale of art and illustration. One of the most bril-
sented a single-owner vinaigrette collection, com- only auction on liant artists to emerge from the ecology movement
prising predominantly English sterling silver December 8 offering of the 1960s-70s, Hundertwasser created biomor-
vinaigrettes dating back to the Eighteenth and more than 325 artworks. phic landscapes in print and innovative green
Nineteenth Centuries. The small, decorative, ster- An Alberto Giacometti buildings in architecture. Among other architectur-
ling silver or gold boxes included sponges soaked etching titled “Femme al ideas, Hundertwasser extended “window rights”
with a desired scent or perfume. These unique piec- Qui Marche” was used as to tenants of his Hundertwasser House. To quote
es were often an indication of social ranking and the image for the Christ- the artist, “A resident must have the right to lean
were typically used during travel. “We sold 100 per- mas card for Galerie out of his window and to refinish everything within
cent of the vinaigrettes,” said owner Michael Locati. Maeght in 1955. Signed arm’s reach on the outer wall, so that people can
“There was good international interest in the col- in plate, the 8-by-2½- see from afar: a free man lives there.” The
lection.” Among the highlights was an 18K gold inch print from an edi- 22½-by-16¼-inch print was marked no. 110 of an
George IV vinaigrette by Charles Rawlings (pic- tion of 550 sold for $750. edition limited to 200 copies. For information, 415-
tured), which sold for $750. For more information, Another item of interest 989-2665 or www.pbagalleries.com.
www.locatillc.com or 215-619-2873. was a never-used Thomas
& Thomas bamboo fish-
ing rod 74 # 2728, made
pre-1970, 7 feet 4 inches
long, with its aluminum
container and cloth cover
that went out at $1,740.
For more information,
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 9
Kaminski To Kick Off 2020 With Two-Day Estate Auction
Seventeenth Century oil on panel labeled Van de Velde.
BEVERLY, MASS. — Kamin- Century Italian view of a Vene- Nineteenth Century Chinese
ski Auctions kicks off its 2020 tian palazzo, an oil on canvas Lotus Leaf palace urn. Steinway & Sons black Model B grand piano.
schedule with a two-day unre- from a Boston collection.
served estate auction on Janu- come several pieces of Chinese Boston collection. of a Tiffany-style leaded glass
ary 25 and 26 at 10 am both Russian entries include a porcelain, including a Nine- American furniture features shade with a bronze base from
days. The sale features the con- Sergei Shishko (1911-1997) teenth Century Chinese lotus a North Miami, Fla., estate.
tents of a Manhattan and Bea- river view with boats, an oil on leaf palace urn, 46 by 19 inch- an Eighteenth Century Chip-
con Hill estate, which includes board, signed and dated 1964, es, and a Chinese palace-size pendale tiger maple chest hav- The auction offerings contin-
a Model B Steinway piano, from a Swampscott, Mass., urn with handles measuring 32 ing four drawers, and an Eigh- ue with Persian rugs, including
Federal furniture, European estate. by 18 inches. Also, of note are teenth Century Chippendale an Indo Tabriz rug with an
paintings and a collection of two antique Chinese carved maple slant-front desk with a English William Morris design,
Chinese furniture and porce- American art begins with a dragon chairs. fitted interior with 12 drawers. a rare Caucasian rug and sev-
lains. village scene by Edward Fran- eral semi-antique and antique
cis Rook, one of the Old Lyme A selection of Eighteenth Early Federal furniture Persian Heriz rugs. English
Fine art highlights include a Colony Impressionist painters, Century Italian furniture from includes a Nineteenth Century sterling silver features a five-
Seventeenth Century oil paint- and an Abbott Handerson an Andover, Mass., estate cherry corner cupboard, two piece bone-handled tea set.
ing by Adriaen Van de Velde, Thayer (American, 1849-1921) includes a walnut commode pieces having 12-panel glass
the Dutch animal and land- landscape with steers, signed having three carved raised doors, and a set of eight Nine- Of interest to baseball memo-
scape painter, whose work and dated 1872 from a North panel drawers and original teenth Century Federal mahog- rabilia collectors is a complete
hangs in the Getty Museum, Pomfret, Vt., estate. A land- brasses, a circa 1890 Italian any dining chairs with carved set of 1956 Topps baseball
the National Gallery in London scape by the British painter carved walnut commode and and molded legs. There is also cards. Totaling 348 cards, they
and the Rijksmuseum, Amster- William Watson (1831-1921) is mirror, having a black marble a Nineteenth Century classical consist of Topps #1-#340; two
dam. The painting hails from a an oil on canvas of sheep in a top, and a late Eighteenth Cen- mahogany center table with checklist cards, and also
Medford, Mass., estate and field, signed and dated from tury Italian walnut bench, with gray marble top and beaded included is a bronze limited
bears the label verso Adriaen the same North Pomfret estate. carved arms and legs, uphol- edge from the Beacon Hill edition 1995 Mickey Mantle
Van de Velde. stered in silk damask with estate, as well as a circa 1795 plaque, a 1960 baseball star
A Twentieth Century bronze matching pillow rolls. There is Sheraton mahogany sofa table card #7 Roger Maris and more,
From an Andover estate come of a ballerina is titled “Miss also a Nineteenth Century with canted corner drop leaves
several Continental paintings, Lorraine” by the New York art- Italian baroque giltwood mir- and inlaid and cross-banded Kaminski Auctions is at 117
including an Eighteenth Cen- ist Mario Jason ($3/5,000). ror, 47 by 25 inches, from a borders. Elliott Street. For information,
tury oil on canvas Italian www.kaminskiauctions.com or
School painting of Susanna The Steinway & Sons piano Glass collectors will take note 978-927-2223.
and the Elders. Italian art con- in the sale is an ebonized
tinues with a large Eighteenth Model B grand piano, with
bench, circa 1967 ($5/10,000).
From the Beacon Hill estate
Africa’s Sahel Focus Of New Met Exhibit
NEW YORK CITY — From The exhibition brings into Mali’s Inland Niger Delta dat- “Heroic Africans: Legendary
the first millennium, Africa’s focus such moments as the ing from the Twelfth to the Leaders, Iconic Sculptures”
western Sahel — a vast area on development of urbanism, the Fourteenth Century. A proces- (2011) and “Eternal Ancestors:
the southern edge of the Sahara rise and fall of political dynas- sion of 14 mounted warriors The Art of the Central African
Desert, spanning what is today ties and the arrival of Islam. will extend the length of the Reliquary” (2007) — “Sahel: Art
Senegal, Mali, Mauritania and Highlights will include loans exhibition — led by Niger’s and Empires on the Shores of
Niger — was the birthplace of a from the region’s national col- iconic Third Century Bura ter- the Sahara” foregrounds major
succession of influential states lections that will travel to the racotta equestrian, unearthed artistic movements from sub-
fueled by regional and global United States for the first in a necropolis, and culminat- Saharan Africa.
trade networks. time, such as an ancient terra- ing in a rider carved by a Nine- The Metropolitan Museum of
On view through May 10 at cotta equestrian figure (Third teenth Century Bamana mas- Art is at 1000 Fifth Avenue. For
the Metropolitan Museum of through Eleventh Century) ter from Mali as a communal information, 212-535-7710 or
Art, “Sahel: Art and Empires on excavated at the site of Bura allegory of power. The adoption www.metmuseum.org.
the Shores of the Sahara” will in 1985; a rare Twelfth Cen- of Islam in the Sahel in the
be the first exhibition of its kind tury gold pectoral from Rao Eleventh Century as well as
to trace the cultural legacy of that is a Senegalese national the impact of global trade
the region, including the leg- treasure; and the Timbuktu across the region will be illus- EXCITING NEW 2012
endary empires of Ghana (300- manuscripts from the Mamma trated through precious docu- PRE-BRIMFIELD EVENTS!
1200), Mali (1230-1600), Song- Haidara Memorial Library in ments, including an illuminat-
hay (1464-1591) and Segu Mali. ed portolan map on vellum Milford
(1640-1861). The exhibition will produced in 1413 by the Major-
bring together some 200 works The exhibition will afford a can cartographer Mecia de
survey of the region’s visual Viladestes.
that were created in parallel to arts in relation to major his- The latest installment in a
these developments, including torical events and architectur- Antiques Show
spectacular sculptures in wood, al monuments across the west- program of long-term African Over 100 Dealers in
stone, fired clay and bronze; ern Sahel. Among the art research projects developed
gold and cast metal artifacts; compelling works assembled by the museum — previous
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One of Quam’s latest
discoveries includes this
1915 three-story building
on the Southwest Side,
which was built for $7,000
at the time. He points out
the pattern and design
between the orange glaze
brick and the accents of
white buff brick.
Courtesy Instagram @
How did the Clean Air Act affect that? with Pulaski Park, which was a Polish immigrant around the country. The Laramie State Bank on
neighborhood, you get more townhouses, three- the Far West Side, it’s this temple-like building
Emissions regulation. Brickmaking was not a and two-flats, larger construction, still that same clad in incredible terracotta. It was constructed
clean process at all, especially when you have it uniform brick but you have more ornamental in an Egyptian Revival style in 1929. Another is
in a dense city. They could have done retrofitting details in terracotta. And then you compare that the Windsor Place Apartments, a huge Italiante
to get it up to code, but it would have been too to Lincoln Park, which is a very wealthy area, multicolored brick co-op building in the South
expensive. Even still — ten years prior, in 1971, much larger houses and buildings using that Shore neighborhood, another one of my favorites.
there are only two producers of common brick same brick, but tons of ornamental detail and Surprisingly, the Chicago Public School buildings
left, because concrete cinder blocks have become not a lot of uniformity in the structures. Those are among what I considered the finest bricklay-
the primary construction material. It’s bigger, neighborhoods are united by the crisp red brick ing in the country. They would make one design
you don’t need as much of it to fill up a wall. of uniform color. In my neighborhood, Raven- and build multiples. Carl Schurz High School
Common brick is already going out of style and swood, there’s a lot of repetitive structure, but and Bowen High School, both designed by the
the reclaimed stuff is more desirable anyway. So the colors and textures are unique because it architect Dwight Perkins. It’s sort of a mixture of
come 1981, a huge market for reclaimed common was built up mostly by developers in the 1910s the Prairie and Chicago styles. They have these
brick arises because they don’t make it anymore, and teens. You go up to Rogers Park, which is long, low structures, covered in terracotta and iron
because the material has such a unique character. another tour I give, you see a lot of high-density spot brick, which is a sort of glassy speckled brick.
Today, when a building is torn down that was courtyard apartments built up in the 1910s Another one of Perkins’ buildings is Harper High
made of common brick, demolition firms will and 20s and 30s using tons of brick texture and School in Englewood, which uses brick as if it’s
sell that to brickyards and they’ll then sell that colors, tons of glazed brick and terracotta facades. stitching or tapestry work. And my new favorite
to consumers. Especially in the south. The south That was super fashionable there. And then you building is this little three-story building built
loves brick, and they love Chicago common compare it to Bronzeville on the South Side that in 1915 in Back Of The Yards on the Southwest
brick. So what people do now, they’ll get one was built up in the early 1900s, you’ll see a lot of Side, a store and flat, built for $7,000 at the time,
brick — and if you think of the brick, you have unique buildings that don’t prescribe to the same and it’s covered in orange glaze brick with accents
those two long stretcher faces, the face that face uniform style, more Victorian influences, crisper of white buff brick. And that’s part of my goal, in
forward — they take a bandsaw and they cut it in work. And then in the 1930s when they started doing “Brick of Chicago,” is challenging people to
half lengthwise, so now you have two. And they building new structures in Bronzeville, you’ll see look at what might be considered fairly mundane
put those on walls like stickers. the First Church of Deliverance, a Streamline buildings as works of art. These structures that
Moderne church clad entirely in terracotta. Or populate most of the city: school, powerhouses or
People collect brick. you go to Lake Chatham on the Far South Side apartment buildings and houses.
and it’s Chicago-style bungalows, where each
There’s the International Brick Collectors Associa- is structurally the same, but they all have their What are some of the bricklaying
tion. I’m a member. I only keep 20 or so myself, own brickwork on them that allow them to be techniques seen throughout Chicago?
but the secretary of the organization, he has 3 to unique for the homeowners. So that’s what I look
4,000. He started making a path and now he has a at when I’m planning my tours: what is the story I point out the colors and textures. Once we get
shed full. It was started by a couple of guys in the that the neighborhood tells us? Pulaski Park: into the Twentieth Century, you’ll get a blend of
1980s. Victorian era brickwork. Rogers Park: the 1920s. colors, it’s not very uniform. It creates more visual
Fulton Market: Industrial-era brickwork and new interest. The faces of the bricks also aren’t smooth,
Your tours cover specific areas in brick construction that is now being required to they’ve been scratched in this squiggly pattern.
Chicago, what’s unique about them? fit into that style, so there’s conversations between The textures are put there to catch sunlight and
new and old there. Garfield Ridge out by Midway reflect shadow. And the mortar joints between
The time period a neighborhood was built up has these 1930s ranch homes that are interesting. brick, the way they do those, be it raking them
and the level of wealth there really makes a dif- Each neighborhood in Chicago has unique brick- back a centimeter or so, creating a slant or a divot,
ference in what the brickwork was like. As well work depending on when it was built up. I address how those create light and shadow.
as if the building was built by homeowners or When you see crisp, smooth brick, all one color,
a developer. For example, we can contrast three What period produced the height of that’s mostly your way of reading a building to
neighborhoods: Pilsen, Pulaski Park and Lincoln Chicago brickwork? be from the late 1800s. If you see a building with
Park. All three built up a lot at the end of the a fairly uniform color blend with some limited
1800s at a time when brickwork was crisp and The 1920s, it was the primary material and it textures, that’s from the early Twentieth Century.
uniform, the bricks were coming out of St Louis had a huge level of artisanship behind it. That’s If you see a wild combination of colors, purples
where they had uniform clays. In Pilsen, you see when you see the best. Once you get into the greens and yellows, with crazy textures, I’ve seen
a lot of worker’s cottages, which are these squat, 1930s and the Great Depression, it slows down some with bark textures, that’s probably from the
gable-front cottages, mostly made out of common and then you get Modernism and the Interna- 1920s. And then there are some other structural
brick, with some of them having a little St Louis tional Style. In the 1920s, rail was pulling brick things, the size and shape of the building, and
red on the front, maybe a little bit of ornamen-
tal details, but mostly red brick. Compare that
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 11
some of the brick detailing. When you get to School in Andersonville. On Scherz and Bowen, with lime and sand. The thinking is, “I’m having
more uniform brick color on very square, squat he used raked mortar, where the mortar bed trouble with water and mortar in my building and
buildings, then you’re into the 1940s-50s. And on top and bottom, he pushed it back about a so I’ll replace it with this stronger stuff.” Water
nowadays you’ll see utility blocks, which are these centimeter. And the perpends were super thin and will always get into walls, so what’s happening is
huge bricks that are boring and terrible. often dyed as well. So the bricks are super close to that instead of going out through the mortar, now
And then I also teach how, just by looking at the each other on the side but have these big shadows it can’t, so it goes out through the brick, which is
brick patterns, you tell how the wall is structur- on the horizontal row to accentuate the line. And your structural material. So many walls across Chi-
ally made. And that’s when we look at the bond. on Harper High School, he has all these tapestry cago are crumbling because water is being forced
When you make a brick wall, the way you tie forms that frame the building. And then on Trum- out through the brick, causing spalling, which
the brick to each other is called a bond and each bull Elementary, which is this Egyptian Revival is where chunks of brick are falling out. What’s
way you do it is a different name. So if you have school, he has these large striped brick piers and also seen is that, when you get a crack in one part
one row of all long bricks, called stretchers, and this cornice with geometric design work. He was of your wall, because that Portland c-ement is so
then one row of all short bricks, called headers, building these in the early 1900s. So it’s around strong, the crack travels across the whole wall.
that’s called English Bond, and that’s the strongest the same time as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie So you no longer have a bunch of bricks Elmer’s
bond you can have. If you alternate long, short, houses, but he’s doing this large scale on school glued together, as with the soft mortar, now you
long, short, long, short, that’s a Flemish Bond; buildings. have a wall of brick welded together. And no one
if you have five rows of all longs and one row of is teaching anybody this. People know you have to
all shorts, that’s a Scottish Bond; if you alternate Do you find that your photographs help get your mortar redone, repointed or tuck pointed,
shiners and row locks, that’s called a Rat Trap draw people’s interest into it? but none of these companies are telling anyone
Bond. So there are different names for all of these what they’re doing.
different ways of doing it, and it makes walking Yes, I think so. And my goal with those is to I consider it a crisis, I don’t know how much other
around like reading a book, it’s a language you encourage people to look at bricks as if they are people do. But it’s trapping water in the walls and
didn’t know was around you. And you can use brush strokes rather than just a building material. causing these incredible old buildings to disinte-
that to tell if a wall is structural or a façade. After people look at my pictures, some will tell me grate much faster than they would. There’s a quote
that it changes the way they look at brick buildings. from Chicago photographer and preservationist
Which architects in Chicago do you like Every piece of a building is specifically designed in Richard Nickel who said, “Great architecture has
to point out as exemplary users of brick? one way or another, and I want people to see that only two natural enemies: water and stupid men,”
design and understand those choices. and that’s true.
The most famous is Frank Lloyd Wright. The
Prairie Style is all about the horizontal line. So he Is there any one bullet point in the Are you working on anything going
used Roman bricks, or long format bricks, they are tours that sticks out to people? forward?
long and thin. And if you look at the Robie House,
you’ll see he used the long bricks, and then he made Mortar. In Chicago, we have a real mortar crisis. I’m developing three new tours. McKinley Park,
the mortar between each brick on the side, what’s it has wonderful little brick bungalows and early
called the perpend, he dyed it with brick dust, so A mortar crisis? 1900s manufacturing buildings and then also
each row of brick looks like one long continuous some great 1960s buildings as well. Another
brick. And then on the mortar bed, which is the Oh yeah, oh yeah, it’s really bad. A lot of the for the Hyde Park area, where the University of
top and bottom, he used thicker beds of white buildings were built in the late 1800s and early Chicago is, it has a number of enormous private
mortar, so you get these long alternating rows of 1900s, at a time when brick was just softer. homes of interest that are unique and have crazy
thin brick and bright white mortar. Chicago common brick is quite soft and quite ostentatious work on them. And then I’ll be add-
My favorite, though, is Dwight Perkins, who I porous. But they were laid with a weak lime-based ing Edgewater, which has some wonderful brick
mentioned before. He was the Chicago Public mortar. So that would allow the water to come in and terracotta residential skyscrapers. And then
Schools’ chief architect. In addition to Scherz, through the wall and go out through the mortar, my big goal is to write a book.
Bowen and Harper High Schools, another one of so your mortar would fail. And with a soft mortar,
my favorites is now called the Chicago Waldorf it would fail more often. But starting in the 1950s, For more information on his tours, visit Quam’s web-
School, but was formerly Trumbull Elementary people started to use mortars with Portland cement site at www.brickofchicago.com.
in them. Portland cement is a very hard material.
You usually see it in bagged mortars, Type N is —Greg Smith
the most common. That’s Portland cement mixed
A detail of the brick of Schurz High School, a building by Dwight
Perkins, the Chicago Public Schools’ chief architect. Courtesy Insta-
Quam reveals that Chicago is undergoing a mortar crisis that leads
to failed brick walls throughout the city. This image illustrates what
happens when you repoint a soft, lime-based mortar with Portland
12 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — January 31, 2020
Rare Books And Chinese Art At Fairfield Auction January 29
Richard Avedon, “Ingrid Boulting, Coat by
Dior,” 24 by 20 inches.
Victorian interchangeable cylinder music Edwin Lord Weeks, oil on board, 15 by 18 inches ($10/15,000).
box with table ($3/5,000).
MONROE, CONN. — The Jan- Caro includes a painting by Qi Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language, 1755 and firearms includes a Colt
uary 29 sale of estate goods at Bashi, a variety of Song and ($4/6,000). model 1851 Navy engraved on
Fairfield Auction is punctuated Ming dynasty ceramics, jades the backstrap “A.P. Nutter/Con-
by books and Chinese art from and original C.T. Loo and Frank bronzes by Albert Mortitz Wolf Ingrid Boulting, Coat by Dior cord NH.” Several percussion
two local estates. Additionally, a Caro gallery catalogs. Addition- and Bartholdi. measures 24 by 20 inches and is and flintlock rifles and pistols as
selection of fine art, Americana, ally, a group of Japanese art will part of the original edition of 50. well as a variety of edged weap-
antique weapons, carpets and be sold. Of special note is a cloi- An iconic photograph by Rich- It bears the artist’s stamp and is ons will also be sold.
Twentieth Century decorative sonné tray attributed to Nami- ard Avedon, gifted by the artist boldly signed verso.
arts will be sold. kawa Sosuke. to his bookkeeper upon her Of special interest is a large,
retirement, should find bidders. A collection of antique swords interchangeable cylinder music
Rare book highlights include An array of fine art includes an box with conforming burled wal-
Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of oil by Edwin Lord Weeks depict- nut table, circa 1880 ($3/5,000).
the English Language, 1755, ing travelers resting at a mosque A French Pendule d’officier
rebacked ($4/6,000); Winston with camels in the background. bronze clock, circa 1790, a signed
Churchill’s Malakand Field Force Painted in grisaille, it measures photograph of Thomas Edison
1897, first edition ($1/1,500); Wil- 15 by 18 inches and is signed and an Iroquois false face mask
helm Meister’s Apprenticeship, lower right. It additionally should also find bidders.
1824 ($800-$1,200); Thomas Mal- retains the estate sale stamp
ory’s Le Morte D’Arthur by Ash- verso ($10/15,000). Other artists The gallery preview will take
endene Press, 1913 ($3/5,000) represented include George place Friday and Saturday,
and The Dream of John Ball and Ames Aldridge, Mel Hunter, January 24 and 25, noon to 4
a King’s Lesson by William Mor- Nancy Whorf, Fried Pal, George pm each day at 707 Main
ris, Kelmscott Press, 1892 Thomson, Charles H. Miller, Street. Refreshments will be
($1/1,500). Paul Stockli, Geulio Falzoni, served. Bidding is online and
Raphael Soyer and Jose Arrue Y will close Wednesday, January
A selection of Chinese art con- Valle. Also of interest are two 29, beginning at 11 am. For
signed by a direct descendant of Picasso Madoura ceramics and information, www.fairfieldauc-
famed New York dealer Frank tion.com or 203-880-5200.
State Museum Transfers Ownership Of Cornplanter’s Pipe Tomahawk To Seneca Nation
ALBANY, N.Y. — The New ington at one of several meet- State Museum in June 2018. finally — and forever — remain Seneca Nation’s Allegany Terri-
York State Museum and the ings between United States and The pipe tomahawk was on dis- on Seneca land where it belongs.” tory. Measuring 33,000 square
Seneca Nation have announced Iroquois Confederacy leaders in play at the New York State feet, the center is inspired by
that a pipe tomahawk originally the years between 1792 and Museum from July through “It is our humble honor to Native oral history and designed
given to the Seneca leader and 1794. The Cornplanter pipe December 2018. return this iconic object to the to guide and immerse visitors
diplomat Cornplanter by Presi- tomahawk entered the New people of the Seneca Nation,” throughout with a variety of
dent George Washington has York State Museum’s collection “In Seneca history, Cornplanter said Board of Regents Chancel- exhibits, collections, artifacts,
been officially returned to the in 1851 from Seneca diplomat stands among our greatest and lor Betty A. Rosa. “We are educational programs and spe-
Seneca Nation. The announce- Ely Parker. Sometime between most respected leaders,” said pleased to know that Cornplant- cial events. The center is open
ment took place at the Nation’s 1947 and 1950 the object went Seneca Nation president Rickey er’s pipe tomahawk will contin- seven days a week. For more
Onöhsagwe:de’ Cultural Center, missing from the museum and L. Armstrong, Sr. “George Wash- ue to be displayed publicly at information, www.senecamuse-
where the pipe tomahawk has for nearly 70 years was in the ington originally presented this the Seneca-Iroquois National um.org or 716-945-1760.
been on loan since March 2019. hands of private collectors. pipe tomahawk to Cornplanter Museum.”
Thanks to the generosity of an as a sign of respect, friendship The New York State Museum
The Eighteenth Century pipe anonymous donor, the pipe tom- and recognition of our sovereign- The tomahawk will be on per- is at 222 Madison Avenue. For
tomahawk was given as a gift to ahawk was returned to the ty. Now, this piece of our great manent display at the information, 518-474-5877 or
Cornplanter by President Wash- leader’s remarkable legacy can Onöhsagwe:de’ Cultural Center, www.nysm.nysed.gov.
which opened in 2018 on the
‘Mush! A Tribute To Sled Dogs’ At AKC Museum Of The Dog
NEW YORK CITY — The AKC ultimately saved countless lives people,” said Executive Director purpose and sled dogs still main-
(American Kennel Club) Muse- in Alaska in 1925 during a dead- Alan Fausel. “The general public tain their purpose today.”
um of the Dog is showing “Mush! ly diphtheria outbreak. has fallen in love with these
A Tribute to Sled Dogs from Arc- breeds, but many do not realize For additional information
tic Exploration to the Iditarod” Artwork and historical objects that each dog was bred with a www.museumofthedog.org or
through March 29 at its 101 Park are among the items that are on 212-696-8360.
Avenue, fifth floor galleries. display showcasing the beauty of
Read Us Every Week these animals doing what they
This exhibit educates visitors were bred to do. The exhibition
about the history of sled dogs features pieces from the AKC
across the globe. The work of archives and museum collection
these dogs included Antarctic including prints, paintings and
expeditions conducted by Admi- drawings, as well as an original
ral Byrd and evolved into deliver- wooden sled and artwork by sled
ing mail through dangerous dog artist, Jon Van Zyle. The
weather conditions during the exhibit focuses on five breeds: the
early Twentieth Century and Alaskan Malamute, Chinook,
Newfoundland, Samoyed and
Siberian Husky. Anne Fisher Tatlock, “Portrait of Spawn’s Alaska,” oil on can-
vas, 1954. Robert Spawn’s Malamute, named Spawn’s Alaska
Using the AKC Museum of the was an important show dog in the early days of establish-
Dog app, visitors will also get a ing the breed. He won Best of Breed twice at Westminster and
behind the scenes look and enjoy sired Apache Chief of Husky-Pak owned by Robert Zoller.
the sights and sounds of the Idi-
tarod with a selection of audio-
visual presentations by contem-
porary mushers talking about
their relationship with their dogs
in Jeff Schultz’s Faces of Iditar-
“For thousands of years sled
dogs have played an integral part
in survival in the arctic and a key
role for indigenous circumpolar
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 13
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library supplied the loan exhibition for the From left, Christopher W. Lane of Denver, Colo., Philadelphia Print Shop
show titled “Icons of America, Washington and Beyond” and feature furni- West, Susan Schoelwer, executive director and senior curator at George
ture, decorative and fine art made during in the United States during the Washington’s Mount Vernon, and Douglas Bradburn, president and chief
Federal period. executive officer at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
65th Annual Washington Winter Show—
By George…What A Show!
WASHINGTON DC — The Tom Scheerer, moderated by selections from Winterthur Leroux Antiques and Nula Than- enjoyed foot traffic from the
65th Washington Winter Show Whitney Robinson, was the first Museum, Library and Gardens hauser. moment the doors opened.
was conducted January 10-12 order of business on Saturday, in Wilmington, Del. Many deal- Within the first 15 minutes on
at the Katzen Arts Center on January 11. Late that after- ers brought works featuring “I had a very good show but I Opening Night, Thistlethwaite
the campus of American Uni- noon, Winterthur’s director of George Washington to tempt also credit that to a new loca- had sold ten pieces of luster-
versity. Balmy temperatures external affairs, J. Thomas Sav- buyers, some advertising them tion and almost every purchase ware displayed in a corner cup-
provided a marked contrast to age, presented, “More Than in the catalog to the show, which was a new client,” was the com- board, and by the end of that
the previous edition, which pre- America’s Treasure House: was a successful strategy, with ment from Taylor Thistle- night, he had sold a pair of
vailed despite a government Henry Francis DuPont’s Win- several dealers reporting sales thwaite, Thistlethwaite Ameri- landscape paintings by Wash-
shutdown and frigid tempera- terthur,” which got attendees in of Washington-themed fine and cana, who occupied the booth ington DC artist, Garnet Jex
tures. Some dealers noted that the mood for Jazz Night. decorative arts. closest to the front door and
sales seemed down, which many
attributed to the unseasonably “I think overall it went really The show welcomed eight new
warm weather. well. The attendance was really exhibitors to the floor, with sev-
good, and people were shop- eral dealers moving into spaces
Presented by PNC Wealth ping,” said show manager, they had not previously occu-
Management and benefitting Karen DiSaia, speaking with pied. Dealers making their debut
the Bishop John T. Walker Antiques and The Arts Weekly were: Georgian Manor Antiques,
School for Boys, THEARC and by phone after the show. She J&M Antiques, Pagoda Red,
The Founders Board of St noted that attendance for both Rayon Roskar, Michael Wein-
John’s Community Services, the the Opening Night and Jazz stein/Artifacts, Judith & James
show had a full program of Nights were on par with previ- Milne / At Home Antiques, Glen
events. British architectural ous years but thought that the
and interior designer, Ben Pen- academic nature of the lecture Review and Onsite Photos by
treath’s keynote lecture, on Saturday might have con- Antiques and The Arts Weekly
“Designing to the Rhythm of tributed to increased atten-
Time,” enlivened a luncheon on dance. Madelia Hickman Ring
the first morning of the show. A Assistant Editor
panel featuring designers Bar- “Icons of America, Washington
rie Benson, Lauren Liess and and Beyond” was the title of the Sandy Jacobs had this wooden traveling trunk with painted-
loan exhibition, which featured paper interior that had been in the Ralph Esmerian collec-
tion. Scott Bassoff, Sandy Jacobs Antiques, Swampscott, Mass.
“The show committee,
manager and event planner
do an unreal job of bring-
ing a lot of the right people
to the show.”
—Priscilla Boyd Angelos
Withington and Company Antiques, Portsmouth, N.H.
The Philadelphia Print Shop West, Denver, Gary Sergeant had this mid-Nineteenth This Rhode Island Chippendale block and shell-carved
Colo. Century portrait of George Washington chest had restoration and was with James M. Kilvington,
painted by an artist after Gilbert Stuart’s Greenville, Del.
portrait that was commissioned by Samuel
Vaughan. It looked right at home above a
George III serpentine mahogany chest. G.
Sergeant Antiques, Woodbury, Conn.
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Making his Washington Winter Show debut was Glen Ler-
oux Antiques, Westport, Conn.
G. Sergeant Antiques, Woodbury, Conn. John “Jay” Gates III with a demilune foldover
game table with original embroidered surface
that had been a prop in the 2013 movie, The
Good Lord Bird, a movie with Ethan Hawke
about a slave in John Brown’s abolitionist
movement. Gates Antiques Ltd, Midlothian, Va.
The Norwoods’ Spirit of America, Timonium, Md.
Patriotic eagles graced porcelain, furniture and fine art in the (1895-1979). Reporting “consis- eclectic booth with Bruce as well as an Italian table, a
“Icons of America, Washington and Beyond” loan exhibition, tent sales throughout the week- Emond of Village Braider. When cupboard and lots of smalls, to
which was supplied by Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. end,” he also reported selling a asked, Rita pointed out a color name a few of his sales.
The “Gigantic Pig” circus banner sparked numerous jokes folk art still life that had been woodcut by Margaret Jordan
and ultimately trotted off to a new home with a collector of in the collection of Pam Boyn- Patterson (1867-1950) titled Thistlethwaite was not the
pig art. Find Weatherly, LLC, Westport, Conn. ton, a Malachite rug by Tony “Flowers,” which he described only dealer on the first floor to
Duquette and a mezzotint of as a “classic example” of her sell immediately. Showgoers
George Washington, among work but with unusually bright were two deep at the jewelry
other sales. original colors. Rita had case fronting newcomer Nula
acquired it shortly before the Thanhauser’s booth, where the
Opposite Thistlethwaite, Ron show and it was the first outing New York City dealer was spot-
and Joyce Bassin of A Bird in for the work. After the show, ted busily writing receipts for
Hand Antiques had brought a Rita said it had been a good people jockeying for her jewelry
great selection of weathervanes, show for him after a slow start, and handbags. Kitty-corner
Grenfell mats and decoys, in including sales to a younger from Thanhauser, Prisilla Boyd
addition to a bronze profile of demographic. “The Washington Angelos of Boyd’s Antiques was
George Washington mounted on show is quite unique, in my busy wrapping blue and white
an oak board from the late opinion, from other shows. It porcelain for a buyer. After the
Nineteenth Century. Among the gets an international audience sale, Angelos said “I did have a
highlights Ron Bassin happily and the show committee has great show, with about 50 sales
pointed out was a painting of lots of young people on it, who but not big-ticket items. I sold
the ship Benjamin C. Cromwell generate buzz among them- across the board: lamps, set of
by William P. Stubbs, a Cushing selves and their friends. It has a four chairs, drop leaf table,
and White “Smuggler” running kind of energy other shows do etagere, chest, silver, porcelain,
horse weathervane, a few sand- not.” brass, etc. The show committee,
paper drawings, including a manager, and event planner do
small one rendering the Hud- Standing out — literally — an unreal job of bringing a lot of
son River at West Point in from the rest of the booth was the right people to the show.
exquisite detail and a group of an impressive looking Egyptian They work really hard to make
shorebird decoys featured in Renaissance semi-nude figure the show a huge success.”
Henry Stansury’s book, Lloyd J. carved from white marble that
Tyler Folk Artist Decoy Maker. had provenance to the Newport, “It’s such a unique show with
The Bassins ended up having a R.I., mansion, The Oaks. Other diverse merchandise. I love
good show, selling a variety of pieces of interest included a going there and being a part of
object “to a receptive and knowl- Japanese trade sign, a pair of it,” was Sandy Jacobs’ post-
edgeable audience.” Sales garden urns, a Southern cellar- show comment, who followed up
included a pair of folk art bird ette and a glass patio table with with Antiques and The Arts
lamps, two paintings, a bronze four chairs. Speaking after the Weekly via email. Characteriz-
dog, a tramp art pedestal and a show, Bruce Emond said the ing it as “a good show,” some of
Shenandoah Valley painted cor- show was “OK” for him. He sold the sales she reported was an
ner shelf. the Southern cellarette to a early painting of George Wash-
young collector on the first day, ington, a pair of carved snakes,
Kevin Garvey Rita shared an children’s mugs and fine jewel-
Where in the world is George Washington? An engraving after John Trum- Bibi Mohamed with Imperial Fine Books and Oriental Art, New York City.
bull’s Portrait of Washington at Trenton can be spotted with D.M. DeLau- In front of her is a famille verte foo lion from the Xangxi period (1662-
rentis Fine Antique Prints, Doylestown, Penn. 1722). She said among her rarest items was a first edition set of Mark
Twain’s writings, as well as a number of beautiful Chinese garniture sets.
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The Hanebergs Antiques, East Lyme, Conn.
Shown, top to bottom, are a group of five circa “It’s a classic example of her woodcuts,”
1910 ledger drawings illustrating the “Fourth of said Kevin Garvey Rita of “Flowers” by
July Parade” by a Lakota Ponca Indian togeth- Margaret Jorden Patterson (seen here at
er with a group of five circa 1940s yellowlegs top), “but it has never been out, and the
shorebirds by Sherman Jones who worked for colors are as fresh as they originally were.”
Lloyd Tyler (1898-1970) and which were illus- Garvey Rita Art & Antiques, Orleans,
trated in Lloyd J. Tyler Folk Artist Decoy Maker. Mass., showing with The Village Braider
A Bird in Hand Antiques, Florham Park, N.J. from Plymouth, Mass.
ry. Jacobs had a first-time cus- seemed right at home tucked busy traffic, largely in part to The lusterware glazed ceramics in the corner cupboard at
tomer of memorial jewelry who into a corner on the first floor. being so close to the bar. “The right were sold within moments of the start of the Opening
bought it despite knowing noth- Prominent among their weath- show was very good, we were Night party. Thistlethwaite Americana, Alexandria, Va., and
ing about it and who wanted to ervanes, quilts, folk paintings very active, particularly on Sat- Glasgow, Ky.
learn. and painted furniture were urday. There seemed to be more David Bell Antiques, Washington DC.
numerous food signs and door- of a younger demographic come
David Brooker brought mid- stops, both of which Judith through. We haven’t had
to late Nineteenth Century Milne said had all come from enough younger new clients
British paintings, as well as the same collection. and we got some this time,”
Seventeenth Century European Charles Puckett said after the
paintings, selling about 15 Bev and Doug Norwood had show, who said younger buyers
works during the show, includ- taken the theme of the loan bought some antique maps and
ing a beach scene by Lucien exhibition to heart, creating an medieval manuscripts. Other
Adrian he had snapped up at homage to George and Martha sales included a 1755 Fry-Jef-
Brimfield. He noted he did very Washington on one wall that ferson map of Virginia as well
well selling to new clients, com- included a printed textile, as other maps and prints relat-
menting that many were well Thomas Clarke’s 1801 stipple ed to the George Washington
under 50 years of age, an age and line engraving, a mourning theme while coins were among
group he “hasn’t seen in shows picture, a bust of George Wash- the antiquities sold.
for a long while.” Brooker also ington and a small profile por-
had a good selection of modern trait of Martha Washington on Gary Sergeant’s booth on the
and contemporary works, one wall, with a polychromed second floor prominently dis-
including several collaged bas-relief of Washington top- played a portrait of George
works by Claude Howard Stu- ping an adjacent wall. Washington after Gilbert Stu-
art, which he did not sell, art’s “Vaughn” portrait. It was
despite “massive interest.” Think being next to the bar is one of a few works depicting
a bad thing? Think again! Washington with the Woodbury,
Exhibiting at the show for the Charles Edwin Puckett’s booth Conn., dealer, who also had a
first time, James and Judith of maps, medieval manuscripts French mantel clock with a
Milne / At Home Antiques and Classical antiques saw
Theirry Doussiere, far left, and Jasmine, next to Martin Chasin Fine Arts, Fairfield, Conn.
him, discussing the merits of French silver with cli- Two impressive clocks with Gates Antiques Ltd, were, on
ents. Silver Art by D & R, Marseille, France. the left, a Queen Anne long case clock with marquetry
veneer and a dial inscribed “Esaye Fleureau made on Long
Washington Winter Show Acre Street in London.” On the right, a Scottish George III
mahogany long case clock with a brass dial engraved “Ja
Occupying pride of place with Village Braider Liddle Parkhead.” The Welsh cupboard at the right was
Antiques was this Art Deco carved white marble laden with Chinese export porcelain in the Imari and Rose
Egyptian revival figure from the 1920s or 1930s that Medallion patterns. Midlothian, Va.
had come from the Newport house, The Oaks. It was
still available after the show. Plymouth, Mass.
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Japanese embroideries were plentiful with Janice Paull Antiques. According to the
Greenville, Del., dealer, most were made in Kyoto during the Meiji period, 1868-1912. Scott Bassoff, Sandy Jacobs Antiques, Swampscott, Mass.
Of the weathervanes in his booth, Ron Bassin was most George Washington figure Manor, N.Y., dealers booth jux- candlesticks. Adjacent to the
excited about a Cushing and White “Smuggler” (center) attributed to Louis Mallet, circa taposed a framed Bill Traylor Hanebergs, Paul Vandekar and
that retained its original oval label on the crossbar. A Bird 1820; and a Jeremiah Paul Jr exhibition posted over a tall Deidre Healey of Earle D.
in Hand Antiques, Florham Park, N.J. painting of the Washington chest of drawers, overstuffed Vandekar of Knightsbridge had
Period to Mod, Brennan and Mouilleseaux Antiques, Briar- family. After the show, Sergeant furniture in front of rusticated a large selection of English ship
cliff Manor, N.Y. said he had had “lots and lots of console tables and four Federal “woolies,” framed botanicals
interest” with a few sales and shield-back chairs around a and porcelains in a dizzying
more potential sales pending, pedestal supporting a large gar- array of ages, styles and price
which would make it a great den urn. By the end of Opening points. Healey pointed out one
sale for him. He noted in an Night, the rusticated console of her favorite items, a circa
email that “people were a bit table had sold, as had a few 1830-40 English 22-piece des-
more enthusiastic than the past framed pages from a 1939 sert service, possibly by Daven-
few shows we’ve done.” typography design book. port, with trompe l’oeil leaf-dec-
oration. After the show, Paul
Tim Brennan and Dave Mouil- Bob Haneberg said he and Vandekar said the service had
leseaux of Period to Mod could Claudia had a “very good show,” sold and reported a few sales
not have a more different look selling items across the board, were pending, including “one to
from the formality of Sergeant’s including silver, China trade an important local institution.”
booth. Combining older and paintings, American art, Chi-
newer pieces, including folk art nese porcelain, American furni- Beck’s Antiques featured a
and garden pieces, the Briarcliff ture, miniature furniture and folk art oil on canvas mid-Nine-
teenth Century painting depict-
Centered in this photograph of the booth of Beck’s Antiques ing the tomb of Washington at
was a Colonial Virginia tea table from the school of Robert Mount Vernon, which Bill Beck
Walker, King George County. Fredericksburg, Va. said had “lots of people talking.”
It did not sell at the show,
though Beck did report selling
“mostly smalls, particularly
jewelry. Only one piece of furni-
ture and a couple of rugs.” Beck
commented that the show
seems to be drawing a “surpris-
ingly young and enthusiastic
crowd. I’m sure that is attribut-
able to the committee’s effort at
special events. My very last
sale, five minutes after closing,
was a nice little George Wash-
ington portrait to a young lady
who couldn’t have been much
past college age.”
Carole Pinto is working to cre-
ate a market for American and
French artists who studied with
Michael Weinstein / Artifacts, Binghamton, N.Y. Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Downingtown, Penn.
Nula Thanhauser, New York City Whitman Antiques, Flourtown, Penn.
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 17
Exhibiting at the show for the first time was Georgian Manor Antiques,
Fairhaven, Mass. Pagoda Red, Chicago
Unusual among the weathervanes, quilts and folk paintings
was the Three Muses, a trio of carved wood and silver gilt
figures that had been architectural ornaments, circa 1800.
J&M Antiques, East Amherst, N.Y. Judith & James Milne /
At Home Antiques, Kingston, N.Y.
Washington Winter Show
Taylor and Rebecca Thistlethwaite stand- A patron at the Opening Night party is seen
ing in front of a circa 1980s malachite rug examining a print of the Washington family
by Tony Duquette that sold during the show. that was with Beck’s Antiques, Fredericks-
Thistlethwaite Americana, Alexandria, Va., burg, Va.
and Glasgow, Ky.
some of the icons of French unusual items with Find this year, a move that appar- Maria & Peter Warren Antiques, Monroe, Conn.
Impressionism but whose Weatherly, LLC. In a post-show ently resonated with clients:
names are not as well known email, Ann Wilbanks said the “We also received many compli-
and whose works are more pig banner resonated with a lot ments on our booth, which are
affordable. Pinto only acquires of attendees and was on the list always nice to hear and nice
the best examples she can find, for the kids’ “Sundaes on Sun- and to have.”
and does her own authentica- day” scavenger hunt. By the
tion, research, framing and res- end of the show, Wilbanks had Several new exhibitors were
toration. She reported strong sold it to a man who collects on the third and top floor of the
interest throughout the week- pig art. She also sold the paint- show. Pagoda Red from Chica-
end and sold a landscape by ed leather bird screen and a go featured antique and vin-
Louis Neillot (1898-1973); a few few other things. tage Asian items, all artfully
sales were pending when arranged, including a circa
Antiques and The Arts Weekly “The show in general was 1750 Edo festival screen that
caught up with her after the great. I met new customers lined the wall leading into the
show. who purchased from me, which booth. Next to them, Georgian
is always good, and I had Manor Antiques specializes in
A hooked staircase runner, a returning customers who also British design and history and
painted leather Asian screen purchased, so all in all, won- proprietor Enrique Goytizolo
depicting birds and a circus derful,” was AJ Warren’s com- had filled a gleaming booth
banner promoting a “Gigantic ment. Maria and Peter Warren with small furniture, pictures
Pig” were among the more Antiques was in a new location and decorative items. Westport,
One sale with Carole Pinto Fine Arts was the lush green landscape by Louis One of the sales with Roger D. Winter Ltd, was the 12-panel coromandel
Neillot (1898-1973), shown here in the upper left corner of the back wall of screen along the back wall of the Bucks County, Penn., dealer’s booth.
the booth. New York City and Paris.
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Silver Art by D&R, Marseille, France, had this stunning and David Brooker with a gemlike painting of
elegant cased suite of 18 French silver oyster forks, made cavaliers from the studio of Pauwels van
by Henin & Cie, Paris, circa 1865-72. Hillegaert II. David Brooker Fine Art,
Southport, Conn., and Surrey, U.K.
This collection of doorstops had all come
from one collection. Judith & James Milne /
At Home Antiques, Kingston, N.Y.
Rayon Roskar, Hillsdale, N.Y.
A live band and food throughout the three Wilmont “Bill” Schwind speaking to a client
levels of the show made for a festive Open- about the merits of a set of Windsor chairs.
ing Night party that helped kick off the W.M. Schwind Jr Antiques & Fine Art, Yar-
social season in Washington DC. mouth, Maine
In an homage to American Impressionists, David Brooker Conn., dealer Glen Leroux, had been recently acquired. In rado, Lane said that the show
prominently displayed at the top center of this photo a who specializes in Midcentury a post-show email, Roskar said, was beautiful, and his booth
French beach scene by Lucien Adrion, which sold at the Modern and Twentieth Centu- “The show is easily the best saw lots of interest.
show. David Brooker Fine Art, Southport, Conn., and Sur- ry decorative arts and jewelry, attended show we have partici-
rey, U.K. said he had made several nice pated in to date,” adding that D.M. DeLaurentis Fine
Boyd’s Antiques, Flourtown, Penn. sales, most of which were jew- he had sales that carried their Antique Prints brought a broad
elry. booth, and the exposure at the selection to appeal to every
show was beneficial at gauging taste and wallet, from sporting
Rayon Roskar said he is the the Washington market and prints to botanicals and cos-
only dealer in the United interest. He thought a larger tume plates. One wall was
States specializing in Twenti- component of modern design at dominated by eight sporting
eth Century Swiss design. His the show would benefit him in prints by A.B. Frost, for which
booth combined Swiss design future years. the Doylestown, Penn., dealer
with French and Italian, head- was asking $1,850 apiece.
lining a 1971 modernist floor The showstopper in the booth DeLaurentis’ homage to
lamp from the Ciby-Geigy of Greenville, Del., dealer Jim George Washington included
Pharmaceutical headquarters Kilvington was a Rhode Island an engraving after John Trum-
in Basel, Switzerland. His wife, block and shell-carved chest of bull’s portrait of Washington at
Ellie Kim, also pointed out a drawers, circa 1765, that Trenton. On the night of the
Willy Guhl bibliotheque that Kilvington said had been preview party, DeLaurentis
restored. By the end of the had sold three Seventeenth
Opening Night party, red sold Century botanical prints.
stickers were spotted on a set
of four Crichton Brothers can- Nineteenth and early Twenti-
dlesticks. After the show, eth Century European art is
Kilvington characterized it as the bailiwick of Ken Kelleher
“good,” with “normal” sales. of Kelleher Fine Art, which
travels the greatest distance to
For dramatic effect, one need- this show from any gallery in
ed to look no further than the the United States. The Turlock,
balloon-like inflatable globe California-based dealer said he
that fronted the booth of the brings a good mix of traditional
Philadelphia Print Shop West. and contemporary art to Wash-
Christopher Lane said he had ington, where he finds a cosmo-
acquired Pocock’s 1830 globe politan clientele that can
shortly before the show. Made appreciate both. Blank spots
in three sizes, this being the on his wall were seen towards
largest with a 48-inch diame- the end of the evening of the
ter, the fragility and impracti- Opening Night, suggesting his
cality of such globes likely inventory was resonating with
resulted in poor sales at the clients.
time and this example is a rare
survivor. Reached for comment Next to Kelleher, W.M.
as he was driving back to Colo- Schwind Jr had formal Ameri-
can furniture, paintings,
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 19
The Silver Vault, Woodstock, Ill. Ken Kelleher, Kelleher Fine Art, Turlock, Calif.
Washington Winter Show
Front and center with Roger D. Winter Ltd, was a circa 1880 English
bird’s-eye maple partners’ desk. Bucks County, Penn. W.M. Schwind Jr Antiques & Fine Art, Yarmouth, Maine.
hooked rugs, porcelains and ies that film in Virginia. He Deidre Healey holding one piece from a Rayon Roskar and Ellie Kim, Rayon Roskar,
glass, as well as jewelry. Speak- rattled off a number of movies 22-piece circa 1830-40 English dessert Hillsdale, N.Y.
ing after the show by phone, his firm has sourced furniture service, possibly by Davenport, with
Jeffrey Schwind said the show for, including Harriet, The trompe l’oeil leaf-decoration. The ser-
was “pretty good. We sold a lit- Good Lord Bird, the miniseries vice sold during the show. Earle D.
tle bit of everything.” While he North and South, Lincoln, Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Downing-
had no young buyers, and most Sommersby and The Jackal. town, Penn.
of his sales were to existing cli- After the show, Gates said it
ents, they did have a few new had been the best Washington
clients. Schwind reported sell- Winter show in years, selling to
ing two of three Nineteenth both established and new cus-
Century ceramic works featur- tomers.
ing George Washington from
their show advertisement: a Carole Pinto was not the only
plate and a pitcher. dealer to sell the piece featured
in the show catalog. Jasmine
Across the aisle from the Doussiere of Silver Art by D&R
Schwinds, Roger Winter’s large sold a silver and crystal French
sprawling booth featured pri- centerpiece by Peirre Queille,
marily Eighteenth and early circa 1850s, as well as sugar
Nineteenth Century English bowls, first Empire silver piec-
antiques, including an impres- es, French drawings, decora-
sive late Nineteenth Century tive pieces and animalier
bird’s-eye maple partners’ bronzes by Antoine Louis
desk. Characterizing the show Barye. When reached for com-
as “fair,” with “a decent crowd,” ment after the show, Doussiere
Winter reported selling several said, “It was a very good show
things, including a Marlbor- for us. The Washington DC cli-
ough George III armchair and entele is extremely keen on
a palace-size Coromandel historical background and we
Screen that he had featured in find that they like to hear
his show catalog advertise- about the differences between
ment. French and American as well
as British silver.”
Want to buy an antique that
has some Hollywood glamour? The 66th annual Washington
Go see John “Jay” Gates III at Winter Show will take place Jan-
Gates Antiques, Ltd, who said uary 8-10, with an Opening
a good part of the firm’s busi- Night party on Thursday, Janu-
ness since the 1980s is renting ary 7. For more information,
out furniture as props for mov- www.washingtonwintershow.org.
J&M Antiques was exhibiting at the show for the first time. East Amherst, N.Y. Dinan & Chighine, London.
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INternational Compiled By
Antiques and The Arts Weekly
Madelia Hickman Ring
Sworders To Sell Smuggled North Korean Propaganda Posters Feb. 11
STANSTED MOUNTFITCH- “The reinforcements are the true patriots. Let the parade severely punished!” on display at his home but he
ET, ESSEX, U.K. — A collection of heroic supporters grow forever” ($2,5/3,500). The final design features a has decided the time is right to
of North Korean propaganda part with three of them. The
posters that were smuggled out an American battleship being United States, saying, “If the woman holding a basket of fruit trio each measure 30 by 40
of the country by news journal- destroyed by the North Korean US Imperialist Aggressor reck- and vegetables. It reads, “The inches and are unsigned as the
ist Andy Kershaw, reporter for navy. The caption threatens the lessly attacks us, they will be reinforcements are the true identity of the artist is not
The One Show, have emerged patriots. Let the parade of regarded as important in North
for sale. The posters are to go heroic supporters grow forever.” Korea.
under the hammer on February
11 with auctioneers Sworders. Kershaw came by the posters On some of them, it is possible
after noticing the huge amount to see the artists’ brush marks
Kershaw, 60, has visited the of propaganda plastered and original pencil lines.
secretive state four times and around the capital city of
was gifted the posters by a gov- Pyongyang. The auction house is expect-
ernment official with whom he ing a lot of interest in them.
became friendly. The hand- He asked his government
painted designs are incredibly minder if we would be able to Mark Wilkinson, a specialist
rare and aim to promote the acquire any of the pieces but with Sworders, said, “I feel con-
government regime led by Kim was told there was no way and fident there must be a market
Jong Un in the former soviet they couldn’t leave the state. for these posters in the western
nation. However, on his fourth visit to world. “Especially with North
the country he received a knock Korea being constantly in the
One poster depicts a Korean on his hotel door in the dead of news these days. Kim Jong Un
soldier with his finger on a red night which turned out to be has almost become like a pop
nuclear button. The text at the the government official. The star. Each poster is estimated
bottom of the page translates official gave Kershaw a roll of at between $2,500 and $3,500
as ‘Let’s always be in a state of 15 original designs and the and they are all in very good
emergency!’. broadcaster left the country condition.”
with them soon after.
Another graphic image shows For additional information,
Several of the posters are now www.sworders.co.uk.
Basil Beattie At Huxley-Parlour Gallery Avant-Garde Posters
Unveiled As Tokyo
LONDON — Huxley-Parlour Gallery presents Expressionism, Beattie brought the grandeur and
an exhibition of works by Royal Academician, scale of the New York School to London. Olympics Near
Basil Beattie. The exhibition will include six
large-scale paintings, that testify to Beattie’s skill Dating from 1989 through to 2004, the works in A poster created by artist Goo Choki Par, one of 20 post-
as a mark-maker, and to his painterly ambition the forthcoming exhibition chart the development ers officially selected for the Tokyo Olympics and Para-
and expressive energy. of Beattie’s work throughout the 1990s. A defin- lympics, is on display at the Museum of Contemporary
ing era for the artist, this decade saw Beattie Art Tokyo on January 6. The official posters are out for
The exhibition closes February 15. abandon his purely formal approach and begin this year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The 20 post-
Beattie is undoubtedly one of the most signifi- developing a new form of allusive abstraction ers have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from
cant and singular abstract artists to emerge in based on pictorial symbolism, distinguishing him- painting, graphic design and photography. Calligraphy
postwar Britain, known for his monumental com- self from his contemporaries. This decade saw and Japanese manga are also represented. (AP Photo/
positions, the physicality of his paint and gestural Beattie develop themes that have come to define Jae C. Hong).
use of symbols and signs. Influenced by Abstract his artistic output: of journeying through space,
Basil Beattie, “When First is Last and Last the passing of time and progress. TOKYO (AP) — The official posters are out for this year’s Tokyo
is First,” 1992, oil on canvas, ©the artist. Olympics and Paralympics.
Courtesy Huxley-Parlour Gallery. Ladders, tunnels, bridges and doorways thread
themselves through Beattie’s later oeuvre. His The 20 posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging
interest in these signs lies with their multiplicity from painting, graphic design and photography. Calligraphy and
of meaning: that the words refer not only to archi- Japanese manga are also represented. Manga is the Japanese art of
tectural structures but can also be used meta- comics and cartooning, which is very famous in the host country.
phorically to describe psychological and emotion-
al states of being. A number of smaller works on The posters were first put on display on Monday at the Museum
paper will be on view, all of which make use of of Contemporary Art Tokyo. They will remain on display at the
these complex architectural motifs and are used museum in east Tokyo through February 16.
to inform his larger works on canvas.
The posters are a tradition at every Olympics and Paralympics,
Beattie (b 1935) studied at West Hartlepool Col- and many previous posters have become collector’s items. The
lege of Art from 1950 to 1955 and the Royal Acad- requirement to create posters is set out in the so-called “host city
emy Schools from 1957 to 1961. He became a contract” in which the International Olympic Committee establish-
Royal Academician in 2006 and was elected to es the rules for the preparation and management of the games.
become a Senior Royal Academician in 2010. His
work has been included in numerous solo and The Summer Olympics open at Tokyo’s new National Stadium on
group exhibitions, including a dedicated display July 24 and are followed by the Paralympics on August 25.
at Tate Britain in 2007.
Of the 20 posters, 12 are based on Olympic themes and eight were
The exhibition runs in conjunction with “Basil inspired by the Paralympics. Several feature wheelchairs, including
Beattie: Cause & Effect,” on view through March a graphic vision of the violence in the sport of wheelchair rugby.
14 at Hales Gallery in London, which charts the
development of Beattie’s work throughout the Many of the images are far from traditional, showcasing bright
early 1980s. colors and curious forms. In many of the avant-garde images it is
difficult to discern the exact tie to the Olympics or Paralympics.
Huxley-Parlour Gallery is at 3-5 Swallow Street. Very few even feature a prominent display of the Tokyo Olympic or
For information, www.huxleyparlour.com. Paralympic logos.
Statue Mocking Donald Trump Torched In Slovenia That also goes for the five Olympic rings, which are seldom fea-
LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA (AP) — A wooden Milan Balazic, the mayor of Moravce where the
statue mocking US President Donald Trump was statue ended up, said that unknown arsonists Some of the titles are also eye-catching: “Space Kicker” by painter
burned to the ground Thursday in Slovenia, the burned it. Shinro Ohtake; “The Sky Above the Great Wave off the coast of
birthplace of his wife Melania, authorities said. Kanagawa” by manga artist Hirohiko Araki; “Open” by calligrapher
He said the torching of the statue “is a symbol of Koji Kakinuma; “Higher than the Rainbow” by photographer Mika
The nearly eight-meter (26-foot) high construc- intolerance toward artistic projects in our soci- Ninagawa; “Offense No. 7” by artist Tomoyuki Shinki; and “flow
tion, erected last year in a village in northeast of ety.” line” by graphic designer Daijiro Ohaha.
Slovenia, showed Trump with his trademark hair
style, blue suit, white shirt and a long red tie. His It’s not the first time in Slovenia that a member
right arm — fist clenched — was raised high like of the Trump family has been carved in wood.
that of New York’s Statue of Liberty.
A life-size sculpture of the US first lady cut
Slovenian police are looking for the arsonist. from the trunk of a linden tree was unveiled in
When triggered, a mechanism inside the statue her hometown of Sevnica last June, drawing
opened a red-painted mouth and shark-like teeth mixed reactions from residents.
used to appear.
“Like all populists, the statue has two faces,” its The first lady, born Melanija Knavs, changed
creator, Tomaz Schlegl, said when he unveiled the her name to Melania Knauss when she started
statue last August. “One is humane and nice, the modeling. She settled in New York in 1996 and
other is that of a vampire.” met Trump two years later.
Although the construction quickly became a
tourist attraction, some local villagers were There are mixed feelings about Melania in Slo-
unhappy with its appearance, pledging to torch it venia where hopes were high that she would pro-
by Halloween, October 31. It had to be moved to mote her picturesque Alpine home country after
another village in the area. Trump took office. But she has rarely mentioned
Slovenia in her public appearances and hasn’t
visited the small central European country since
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 21
Betty Seeler Single-Owner Sale
Goes Up January 30 At Millea Bros.
Betty Seeler and Peter Tillou.
American Queen Anne cherry highboy, circa Interior view of Betty Seeler’s Grosvenor
1770-90. Atterbury home.
BOONTON, N.J. — On Janu- enjoyed every moment of col- Coincides With NYC’s Americana Week
ary 30 at 10 am, Millea Bros. lecting, and I know how happy
will offer more than 400 lots of she was in her home, sur- From a collection of Marbrie loop glass.
English and American furni- rounded by everything she Century English Swansea,
ture and decorative arts from loved.” Chelsea, and Worcester botani-
the estate of Elizabeth “Betty” cal decorated porcelains and a
Seeler, a one-day single-owner Furniture highlights from group of late Twentieth Cen-
sale conducted during Ameri- the collection offer a selection tury Lady Anne Gordon glazed
cana Week, featuring Ameri- of American Chippendale and ceramic vegetables. Other col-
can and English decorative Federal furniture, including a lections include a varied selec-
arts and antique furniture, Connecticut Queen Anne tion of rare Nineteenth Centu-
American folk art and British Cherry highboy, circa 1770 ry Pittsburgh and Nailsea
academic paintings and Chi- ($20/30,000), attributed to the Marbrie glass objects featur-
nese export decorative objects. workshop of Eliphalet Chapin ing witch balls, wedding hand
(American, 1741-1807) and bells, and whimsical oddities;
In one of the finest houses acquired from the collection of assorted Eighteenth Century
located in Forest Hills Gar- Texas socialite Ima Hogg; a English mochaware, and more
dens, Seeler developed her signed circa 1820 Samuel than 20 Nineteenth Century
unique design sensibility and Townshend inlaid sideboard American folk tinsel paintings.
amassed a thoughtfully curat- ($4/6,000) featuring unusual Rounding out the sale is a
ed assemblage of antiques and banded parquetry inlay and a small but interesting group of
decorative items, as she set up Massachusetts Queen Anne Chinese export objects, includ-
a grand country manor in the inlaid walnut lowboy, Eigh- ing enameled porcelains and
middle of the city. The second teenth Century ($3/5,000). lacquerwares.
owner of this rare freestanding English furniture is well rep-
Tudor-style house, designed in resented, including a pair of Auction and previews will be
the early 1920s by renowned George III Chippendale-style conducted at the Millea Bros.
architect Grosvenor Atterbury, side chairs, a pair of Irish gallery at 607 Myrtle Avenue.
Seeler meticulously restored Regency jeweled mirrors All property will be available
and updated the interiors, fill- ($1,2/1,800) and a selection of for preview on Tuesday, Janu-
ing the spaces with collections George III sconces and hang- ary 28, from 10 am to 7 pm;
of antiques and art of the fin- ing hall lanterns. Wednesday, January 29, from
est quality and provenance, 10 am to 5 pm and Thursday,
procured over six decades from The fine art selection January 30, from 9 to 10 am.
the most well-respected deal- includes a group of American For information, 973-377-1500
ers, auction houses and private folk children portrait paint- or www.milleabros.com.
collections. She enjoyed long- ings, including two Hannah
standing relationships with Fairfield (American, 1808- ORLANDO, FLA. — The
many top dealers, including 1894) oils on canvas. A rare Orlando Museum of Art is pre-
good friend Peter Tillou, Geor- circa 1840 Fairfield double senting “Living Color: The Art
gian Manor Antiques, Good & portrait of Lucy and Ellen of the Highwaymen” until May
Hutchinson, Doris Blau, W. Tracy, with extensive prove- 10, bringing together 100 paint-
Graham Arader and Earle nance and exhibition history, ings by a core group of the
Vandekar, among others. is the top art lot ($10/15,000). Highwaymen. They include Al
A William Matthew Prior Black, Mary Ann Carroll, Willie
Over time, Seeler’s collecting (American, 1806-1873) oil on Daniels, Johnny Daniels, James
passion drew the attention of board child portrait is another Gibson, Alfred Hair, Harold
the New York design establish- standout ($5/7,000), as is the Newton, Sam Newton, Willie
ment, and she formed friend- anonymous circa 1850 Ameri- Reagan and Livingston Roberts.
ships with such luminaries as can Folk still life “Fruit Basket The Orlando Museum of Art is
designer Mario Buatta and with Watermelon” ($5/7,000). at 2416 North Mills Avenue. For
antiques dealer and original British art, with an emphasis information, 407-896-4231 or
Antiques Roadshow host Chris on equestrian and sport paint- www.omart.org.
Jussel. Noting her enthusias- ings, includes “Whinigig, Win-
tic presence at every Winter ner of the 1769 Jubilee Cup”
Show from its inception, Jussel ($5/7,000) by Francis Sartori-
remembers, “She would enter us the Elder (1734-1804), a
a show and her entire face lit Richard Roper (1749-1765)
up, show after show, year after equestrian oil portrait from
year. And even if you were hav- the collection of Lord George
ing a terrible show, you were Townshend ($3/5,000) and
so delighted to see Betty three Thomas Spencer (1700-
because her great passion and 1763) racing and hunting
enthusiasm made you feel themed works.
Decorative objects form the
Ricky Goytizolo, owner of core of the sale, and Seeler
Georgian Manor Antiques, developed impressive discern-
said, “Betty was one of my first ment and expertise in many
clients when I started in the collecting areas. A collection of
business 50 years ago. She was botanicals in various media
so supportive, never missing include Eighteenth Century
any of the shows. I valued her paintings by Barbara Regina
friendship enormously. Losing Dietzsch (1706-1783) and color
Betty was like the burning of a engravings by Dr Robert John
library, all that knowledge she Thornton (1768-1837), among
had is gone now. But she so others; various Eighteenth
22 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — January 31, 2020
January 2020 VADA News Launched in 2009, the Richards with hundreds of record prices reached Lincoln cents were only supposed to
Happy New Year!!! Hope everyone Research Grant Program is dedicated at major public auctions, according to a be made of zinc-coated steel in 1943
enjoyed a good holiday season with fam- to supporting research focused on Brit- year-end tabulation by the Professional because copper was needed for
ily and friends. Now that the holidays ish transferware produced between Numismatists Guild (PNG) (www.PNG- World War II efforts; however, a few
have passed, it’s time to think about 1750 and 1900. Annual funding for this dealers.org). PNG is a nonprofit organi- pennies mistakenly were still made
antiquing! program remains at $10,000. To date zation composed of many of the country’s with a bronze alloy. The finest known
Mark your calendars for the 43rd the program has funded 26 projects. A top rare coin and paper money dealers. surviving example, which sold for $1
Annual Cabin Fever Show and Sale on summary of winning proposals from million in 2018, will be publicly dis-
February 15 at the Mid-Vermont Chris- previous years is available on the Based on responses to a year-end PNG played in Atlanta for the first time
tian School, Quechee, Vt. This is a won- club’s website. Grant funding for questionnaire, the aggregate prices real- during the National Coin & Money
derful show with great dealers bringing selected proposals is made available by ized for rare US coins sold at major pub- Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre,
lots of antiques they have saved just for the end of August each year. lic auctions in 2019 totaled more than February 27-29. Photo courtesy
this show. What better way is there to $325 million, compared to $345 million American Numismatic Association.
spend a winter Saturday! The school is at The 2019 Richards Research Grant in 2018 and $316 million in 2017.
399 West Gilson Road, just off Route 4. Recipients are: Tania Manuel Casimiro “It’s a family-friendly, educational
Show hours are 10 am to 3 pm; admis- (Portugal), Sandra Guillermo (Argenti- Six US coins sold for $1 million or more event sponsored by the nonprofit Ameri-
sion is $10. na), George Haggarty (Scotland) and during the year, five at auction and one can Numismatic Association” explained
The Montpelier Antiques Market has Scott Hanson (USA). by private transaction. Although sales of Colonel Steve Ellsworth, president of
reopened and will hold shows through paper money were not included in the the 25,000-member organization.
April. The market is held Sundays at the All grant applications must be received aggregate auction total, three rare US
Canadian Club, 414 East Montpelier by May 4 of the year the request is made. bank notes also sold at public auction in “Money is history you can hold in your
Road, Route 14, Montpelier, Vt. It is open Application forms are available for 2019 for $1 million or more. hands, and you can see more than $100
8 am to 1 pm. For information, 802-751- download at http://www.transcollec- million of historic numismatic treasures
6138. torsclub.org/research. “The coin market overall seems very on public display at the National Coin &
Our featured dealer for this month is Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle healthy,” stated PNG president Richard Money Show,” said Ellsworth.
John Rogers, John H. Rogers Antiques, Weaver. “Bullion-related coins such as
New London, N.H. Many of you are Pair of Staffordshire figures of box- silver Washington quarters and Frank- Among the special exhibits from the
familiar with his wonderful displays of ers (Thomas Spring and John Lan- lin half dollars in circulated condition American Numismatic Association
antique butter stamps at shows. John’s gan), Staffordshire, England, circa also seem to be only staying at or very Money Museum in Colorado Springs,
passion is for butter stamps, especially 1825, pearl-glazed earthenware slightly above bullion value. One of the Colo., is one of the world’s most famous
the early carved ones from Pennsylvania. with overglaze painted decoration, highlights of bullion-value-related rare coins — one of the five known 1913-
His show booth is like a butter stamp 8 3/8 inches high, Philadelphia numismatic items seems to be the dated Liberty Head nickels. The face
and woodenware museum. In addition to Museum of Art, Gift of William H. increased interest in circulated, pre- value is only five-cents, but it is insured
butter stamps, burl bowls, scoops and Helfand, 2004 (2004-35-1, 2). Photo 1933 US gold coins. We saw steady sales for $3 million. Visitors can also see for
other woodenware, he also sells redware, courtesy of the Philadelphia Muse- of this market sector through the year” the first time in Atlanta a unique World
spatterware and furniture. John collects um of Art. he also noted. War II-era Lincoln cent made in 1943 of
what he sells and has a large number of bronze alloy, rather than zinc-coated
butter stamps in his own private collec- GREENWICH, CONN. — From 1:15 to While prices declined during 2019 for steel to conserve copper, that sold for
tion. His passion for butter stamps has 3 pm on Monday, February 10, the Con- some US coins in easily available lower more than $1 million two years ago.
led him to co-author a book, Butter Prints necticut Ceramics Study Circle presents grades, hundreds of noteworthy coins Other exhibits include rare gold coins
– the Rogers Collection. a lecture at the Bruce Museum titled, that are among the finest known of their struck in Dahlonega, Ga., in the mid-
John has been collecting antiques for “Storage to Studio: Reflective Rele- kind from early American to modern set 1800s; examples of historic money issued
more than 50 years. While working, he vance.” The lecture will be presented by price records at auctions. by Atlanta banks a century ago; a fabled
exhibited at some local shows but soon Jennifer Zwilling, curator of artistic pro- 1804-dated US silver dollar insured for
found that with his schedule he would grams, the Clay Studio in Philadelphia; For example, a silver 1964 Kennedy $4 million; and an exhibit of “funny
have to wait until his retirement to pur- refreshments will immediately follow. half dollar from a previously unreported money” — $1 through $100 denomina-
sue his antiquing business full time. His US Mint special mint set, graded PCGS tion bills mistakenly printed with vari-
parents valued antiques, but it wasn’t Zwilling will speak about the exhibit at SP68, established a record price for any ous errors, such as upside down or
until he met his future in-laws that he the Clay Studio which she curated, modern, non-error US coin, $156,000, in entirely missing serial numbers.
really caught the bug from his wife’s par- “Storage to Studio,” that featured art- an auction conducted by Stack’s Bowers
ents who were collectors and dealers. work by 14 current and former resident Galleries which sold an aggregate total Attendees will have the opportunity to
He and Sue still have the first antique artists. The work by these artists was of $59.7 million of rare coins at auctions view and purchase from the US Mint
they bought together before getting mar- shown alongside inspiration works from in 2019. interesting and educational coins, med-
ried. They both fell in love with a blanket the collections of the Philadelphia Muse- als as well as specialty items, such as
box at a show, but the price, $85, meant um of Art. The artists were welcomed to The most valuable US rare coin sold in uncut printing press sheets of paper
that John would have to forgo a new explore art storage at the PMA by seven 2019 was a proof 1885 silver trade dol- money produced by the US Treasury’s
much-needed business suit. We all know curators from across departments. This lar, graded NGC PR66, for a record $3.96 Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
how that story ended — they bought the unprecedented project allowed the art- million at an auction by Heritage Auc-
blanket box and John kept wearing his ists to research the collections, explore More than 350 dealers from the South-
old suit! He thinks that with current fur- storage, discuss the works with PMA The most valuable US rare coin sold east and across the United States will be
niture prices, the blanket box is still only curators, choose an inspiration object at auction in 2019 was this 1885 buying and selling rare coins, vintage
worth about $85! and make a new work in response. The Trade dollar, graded NGC PR66, paper money, medals, tokens, and gold
He loves everything about the business: exhibition coincided with the American that set a record price for its kind and silver. Many of the numismatic
the antiques, the dealers and the custom- Craft Council national conference in when it was sold by Heritage Auc- experts will provide free, informal evalu-
ers. John shared one of the funniest sto- Philadelphia in October. tions for $3.96 million. Photo cour- ations of the public’s old coins and paper
ries that I’ve heard in a long time: it was tesy Heritage Auctions. money.
the third day of an antiques show with a Zwilling joined the Clay Studio in Jan- tions which sold a total of $181.3 million
typical third-day crowd of mostly lookers uary 2015 from the Philadelphia Muse- of US rare coins at auctions in 2019. Hosted by the Georgia Numismatic
and not serious buyers or collectors. He um of Art where she worked for 13 years Association and the Metropolitan Coin
had a redware butter churn on display in multiple positions, including project The Professional Numismatists Guild Club, the National Coin & Money Show
with a tag that read “Pottery Churn.” assistant curator for American Decora- was founded in 1955, and its member/ will take place at the Cobb Galleria Cen-
Two people came into the booth and were tive Arts and Contemporary Craft. dealers must adhere to a strict code of tre at 2 Galleria Parkway.
looking at the churn and bent down to Through her scholarship and curatorial ethics in the buying and selling of
read the tag. One turned to the other and projects, she explores the intersections numismatic merchandise. For additional information, www.
said “Look Mable, a pottery churn! And I between Philadelphia’s rich cultural tra- nationalmoneyshow.com.
thought they were used for making but- ditions and the city’s current vibrant For additional information and a list of
ter!!” John said he was laughing so hard, artistic life. Zwilling is especially inter- PNG member-dealers, www.PNGdeal- Stretch Glass Society
he had to leave the booth. ested in fostering connections between ers.org or call PNG headquarters in
John does about 11 shows a year, the historic crafted fabric of Philadel- Temecula, 951-587-8300. Fenton’s Topaz with cut ovals, Dave
including the New Hampshire Antiques phia and contemporary craft artist liv- American Numismatic Association Shetlar photo.
Dealers Show, the Vermont Antiques ing in the city today.
Dealers’ Show, the Hudson Ohio Show, ATLANTA, GA. — The public can see Console Sets will be the topic of our
and the Original York, Penn., Antiques Admission for nonmembers of the Con- more than $100 million of historic rare Stretch Out discussion on Thursday,
Show. Be sure to visit him at one of these necticut Ceramics Study Circle is $25. coins and colorful currency, including a February 13, at 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Cen-
shows or his website, www.johnhroger- $1 million penny, a $3 million nickel, his- tral, 6 pm Mountain and 5 pm Pacific
santiques.com The Bruce Museum is at 1 Museum toric Georgia gold coins and currency, Time.
I look forward to hearing from you with Drive. For information, www.ctcsc.org. and misprinted “funny money,” at the
news of your shop or shop events or National Coin & Money Show® in the All are welcome to join in by calling
shows. Enjoy the new year and antiquing Professional Numismatists Guild Cobb Galleria Centre, February 27-29. 415-464-6800, followed by ID: 04211974#
at your favorite shops and shows. TEMECULA, CALIF. — The emphasis Additionally, all visitors can find out
Vesta Urband [email protected] in the United States rare coin market what their old coins and currency may All photos will be available on our web-
last year was again on quality and rarity be worth. site (www.stretchglasssociety.org) one
Transferware Collectors Club
The Transferware Collectors Club, a
United States-based international
nonprofit organization dedicated to the
study of British transfer-printed
ceramics, welcomes applications for
the 2020 Paul and Gladys Richards
Charitable Foundation Research Grant
Program for the study of British Trans-
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 23
Edited by Madelia Hickman Ring
week preceding the call. A deluxe edition NEW YORK CITY — Frederick Carder, Sherman Monument by Saint-Gaud- New England and work up to a consid-
review of the discussion will also be a British emigre, founded Steuben Glass ens, Francis Morrone photo. eration of the “Age of the Masters,” and
available several weeks after the call. Works in Corning, N.Y., in 1903 and spent by Francis Morrone, architectural histo- the works of Daniel Chester French,
Many who have joined our discussions decades as the company’s guiding genius. rian and author; refreshments will Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Quincy
are thanking us for identifying their On February 11, Mark Salzman, a glass immediately follow. Adams Ward, and others. He will exam-
recent purchase. enthusiast and Carder expert, will lec- ine the American subject matter and the
ture for the Art Glass Forum | New York In Rome, Paris and Vienna, public American spirit in such examples as
For more information, email [email protected] about how Carder developed art glass sculpture — monuments and memorials, French’s “Minute Man” in Concord,
stretchglasssociety.org. that rivaled products from Tiffany, fountains, reliefs on buildings, bridges Mass.; Saint-Gaudens’s “Robert Gould
Durand and Quezal. Salzman will focus — infuses the environment with an Shaw Memorial” in Boston; Ward’s
Art Glass Forum | New York on Carder’s cologne bottles for the mod- unbridled sensuality. In the United “Indian Hunter” in New York City;
ern lady’s vanity, which varied widely in States, public sculpture tends to be a among many others, and also seek
An example of a Carder/Steuben form, color, decoration and intended use. great deal more restrained. Why? In this exceptions to the premise in some of the
“crown” perfume in Bristol yellow examination of the history of public works of Frederick MacMonnies.
and Pomona green glass, to be Salzman will explore his family’s pri- sculpture in the northeastern United
explored in Mark Salzman’s Febru- vate collection of Steuben cologne bottles States, we will see that the Puritan Morrone is an architectural historian
ary 11 lecture for the Art Glass — the decorative elements and themes — inheritance, among other factors, led our and the author of 11 books including
Forum | New York. Photo courtesy in the context of comparable products artists in very different directions from Guide to New York City Urban Land-
Mark Salzman. from competitors and the history of scent. their European counterparts, even as scapes (W.W. Norton, 2013); The New
our artists received European training York Public Library: The Architecture
The Art Glass Forum, a nonprofit and assimilated European techniques. and Decoration of the Stephen A.
founded in 1999, supports scholarship Schwarzman Building (co-authored
about glass, from ancient shards to con- Morrone will survey the early history with Henry Hope Reed, W.W. Norton,
temporary experiments. The February of public sculpture in New York and 2011); and architectural guidebooks to
11 event (including a wine and cheese Philadelphia and Brooklyn. As a histor-
reception) starts at 6:30 pm at St ic preservation consultant, he has writ-
Michael’s church, a Tiffany-glass-lined ten countless building histories and
sanctuary with an entrance on West neighborhood surveys in New York and
99th Street between Broadway and beyond.
Amsterdam Avenue. For information,
www.artglassforumny.org. Admission for nonmembers of the
Greenwich Decorative Arts Society Greenwich Decorative Arts Society is
$25. Space is limited and reservations
GREENWICH, CONN. — From 1:15 to are required.
3 pm on Monday, February 3, the Green-
wich Decorative Arts Society presents a The Bruce Museum is at 1 Museum
lecture at The Bruce Museum titled, Drive. For additional information and
“The American Spirit in Public reservations, [email protected]
Sculpture.”The lecture will be presented gmail.com or www.greenwichdecora-
At Long Island City, ‘Connecting Threads: A Year Of Exceptional Quilts’
NEW YORK CITY — A yearlong series, “Con- munity activity made visual, documenting group McKinley Community Church Signature Quilt. Ladies’ Aid
necting Threads: A Year of Exceptional Quilts” will connections through the sewing together of pieces Society, McKinley Community Church; Warren, Ohio, 1935;
be presented at the American Folk Art Museum’s that were crafted and signed by individual quilters. wool with wool yarn and embroidery thread; 86 by 74½
(AFAM) Self-Taught Genius Gallery through inches. Gift of Ivan Massar; 2007. —Gavin Ashworth photo
December 30. Through three successive rotations, “Banding Together: Double Wedding Ring Quilts”
the series will take a deep dive into AFAM’s collec- opens in June and will shine a spotlight on the
tion and will focus on quilts as objects of connec- evocative double wedding ring pattern. Taking up
tion. Emelie Gevalt, curator of folk art at AFAM, a theme not seen at the museum since the 1980s,
organized the exhibition. this rotation brings together a selection from the
museum’s broad collection of the much-loved and
“In 2020, a short trip into Long Island City to the recreated quilt type, featuring a range of colorful
Self-Taught Genius Gallery will open up a world of variations on the interlocking band design. “
quilts for visitors from the five boroughs and
beyond,” said Jason T. Busch, director of AFAM. Gathering Pieces: An Assembly of Quilts” opens
“With the generous support of the Bresler Founda- in September and will celebrate some of the muse-
tion, Emelie has mined the museum’s rich quilt col- um’s most complex quilts. Featured examples will
lection to organize three distinct presentations combine to create a dazzling array of multipiece
that will inspire and engage connoisseurs and patterns, viewed through an interpretive lens that
first-time visitors alike.” invites comparison among quilting, collecting and
curating as acts of creative assemblage.
“Stitched into the quilts in the museum’s collec-
tion is a rich legacy of community, family and col- The exhibition is featured on the museum’s web-
lecting from across the United States,” said Gevalt. site, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twit-
“Each rotation will offer visitors an opportunity to ter via the hashtag #ConnectingThreads. Visits to
see exceptional works and gain a deep understand- the Self-Taught Genius Gallery are by appoint-
ing of the quilt as a symbol of shared creativity and ment. For reservations, email [email protected]
inspiration.” “Signature Styles: Friendship, Album museum.org or call 212-265-0605. A monthly series
and Fundraising Quilts” offers a rare opportunity of free, curator-led talks are planned for February
to view the museum’s signature quilts in one place. 5, March 4 and April 1. Each talk is free.
Interpretation will emphasize the quilt as a com-
The Self-Taught Genius Gallery is at 47-29 32nd
Place, Long Island City.
Collecting Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet
GREENWICH, CONN. — Curiosity cabinets are tradi- After William Hogarth (British, 1697-1764) “Marriage A-la- objects.
Sea serpents crushing ships. tionally thought of as physical Mode,” Plate III, 1745. Etching and engraving. Engraved by The exhibition is curated by
Seven-foot-tall giants. A mum- spaces filled with objects. Bernard Baron (French, 1696-1762). Gift of David Larson,
mified Porsche. What other However, scholars and artists Bruce Museum Collection 2005.02.30. H.S. Miller, the museum’s Zvi
oddities might you find in the in the past also used words Grunberg Resident Fellow
Bruce Museum’s 2D curiosity and images to describe, and 2019-20. The exhibition is
cabinet? See for yourself by occasionally create, cabinets based on a chapter of the mas-
exploring the Bruce Museum’s in two-dimensional form. In ter’s dissertation Miller com-
new exhibition, “Collecting these works, the cabinet is pleted while studying at the
Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity shown on paper rather than University of Edinburgh in
Cabinet,” on view through displayed in a room. Prints Scotland.
March 29. such as the third plate from
William Hogarth’s “Marriage “To see an aspect of my
The practice of collecting A-la-Mode” series depict the research take on a new life as
objects and putting them on interior spaces and contents of an exhibition is really excit-
display in cabinets of curiosi- cabinets. Books filled with ing,” says Miller. “Cabinets of
ties reached its peak among printed images detail the curiosities capture my imagi-
European collectors, scientists objects in the cabinets and the nation both as a former scien-
and royalty during the Six- categories used to organize tist who is curious about the
teenth and Seventeenth Cen- them. natural world and as an art
turies. historian who adores all
Drawing inspiration from things weird, wacky and won-
The purposes of these rooms these cabinets on paper, this derful.”
varied, from showcasing exhibition uses printed works,
prized possessions to serving photographs, medals, textiles Admission to the museum is
as educational tools. Some and scrimshaw from the Bruce free through January 31, while
cabinet owners even aspired to Museum collections to create a the museum’s main galleries
the metaphysical in their cabinet filled with two-dimen- are being renovated.
desire to create a microcosm of sional depictions of typical
the universe through their col- three-dimensional cabinet The Bruce Museum is at 1
lections. Museum Drive. For additional
information, 203-869-0376 or
24 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — January 31, 2020
Works By Sir Alfred J. Munnings To Lead Sotheby’s Auction
NEW YORK CITY — Sothe- collection of Marylou Whitney, more than 40 years. Painted in
by’s unveiled highlights from the prominent philanthropist, 1903, “Oro Pro Nobis” depicts
the Nineteenth Century Euro- arts patron and thoroughbred the Virgin Mary in a similar
pean art sale on January 31. breeder. Through her marriage composition to those used by
Highlighted by a group of to Cornelius Vanderbilt the Italian Renaissance mas-
paintings from the collection of “Sonny” Whitney, Mrs Whitney ters Bouguereau deeply
J.E. Safra, the 95 paintings, developed a lifelong passion admired, such as Raphael,
drawings and sculpture on for thoroughbred horse racing. Andrea del Sarto and Leonar-
offer open for public exhibition Alongside her husband, the do da Vinci ($500/700,000).
in Sotheby’s 1334 York Avenue couple produced more than There is a strong selection of
galleries beginning January 175 stakes winners on the C.V. Orientalist pictures, capturing
24, alongside the firm’s Mas- Whitney farm in Lexington, the dynamic landscapes of the
ters Week auctions. Ky. (now Gainesway Farm). Arab, Ottoman and Islamic
Their passion for horses was worlds. The group is led by
The collection of J.E. Safra is reflected in the fine art they Jean-Léon Gérôme’s “The
led by August Strindberg’s owned, including Sir Alfred J. Grand White Eunuch,” depict-
masterpiece “Översvämning Munnings’ “My Horse Anar- ing a scene from the hammam,
vid Donau (Flood on the Dan- chist” ($200/300,000) and or Eastern bath ($120/180,000).
ube)” ($600/800,000), in which “Mahmoud Being Saddled for A further group of Orientalist
the ancient Danube river over- the Derby,” 1936 (in excess of works from a private Texas
takes the shoreline at right $3.5 million). The latter was collection, including Edwin
and the trees at center, which commissioned by Sir Sultan Lord Weeks’ “Departure for the
rise above the tempestuous Sir Alfred J. Munnings, “Mahmoud Being Saddled for the Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III Hunt” ($80/120,000) and
water. The work is a stunning Derby,” 1936, oil on canvas (in excess of $3.5 million). to commemorate his record Rudolf Ernst’s “The Palace
display of abstracted color and 1936 Derby victory with the Guards” ($100/150,000) will
light, a central focus of the wave series, which inspired a An additional standout on horse Mahmoud. also be offered.
paintings from Strindberg’s generation of artists from offer from the Safra collection The sale also features an
Austrian period. “Översvämn- Édouard Manet to Paul is Carl Larsson’s “Verkstaden Further highlights include array of Victorian and British
ing vid Donau” was in the col- Cezanne ($500/700,000); and (The Workshop),” a master- property from the estate of paintings, led by John Atkin-
lection of the Museum of Cul- Vilhelm Hammershøi’s piece depicting the artist’s wife Marcel Lindenbaum, which son Grimshaw’s “A Yorkshire
tural History in Lund for “Dunkebakke. Frederiksværk and daughter in the workshop features John Frederick Her- Home,” a mysterious and mel-
nearly 60 years, and since the (Rolling Hills, Frederiks- at Lilla Hyttnäs, the Larsson ring Sr’s “The London-to-Edin- ancholy composition of an Eng-
mid-Twentieth Century has værk),” in which the Danish family home in rural Sund- burgh Royal Mail Coach Rac- lish countryside manor
been widely exhibited in Swe- artist employs the same born, Sweden ($400/600,000). ing Downhill” and “Mr ($350/500,000). Grimshaw
den and across Europe. In sophisticated style of his Painted in 1908, the domestic Wagstaff ’s The Saddler with explored the theme of country
2005, it was included in the renowned interiors — a neu- scene was created as part of a Jockey and Trainer at Don- roads and homes lit by Novem-
Tate Modern exhibition tral palette, careful manipula- portfolio of 28 watercolors for caster” ($100/150,000 and ber dusk and moonlight
“August Strindberg: Painter tion of scale and subtle grada- Larsson’s book, Åt solsidan, $150/250,000, respectively). throughout the 1870s, a par-
Photographer, Writer.” tion of tone — to achieve a published in 1910. ticularly prolific period for the
sense of seclusion and intro- The sale also brings to light a artist.
Additional works featured spection in the greater world The sale is further distin- work by the master of French For information, 212-606-
from the collection include ($300/500,000). guished by two works by Sir Academic painting, William 7000 or www.sothebys.com.
Gustave Courbet’s “La mer Alfred J. Munnings from the Bouguereau, which has not
orageuse,” from the artist’s been exhibited in public for
Windsor Historical Society’s Beer, Wine & Tavern Games Night January 31
WINDSOR, CONN. — From your acquaintance with old- with black and white pieces of Windsor homes that used to facts. Open to those ages 21
6 to 8 pm on Friday, January fashioned tavern games like similar to those used in check- be taverns and various tav- and older, this program costs
31, join Windsor Historical quoits, nine men’s morris; ers. Instructions will be pro- ern-related artifacts will con- $12 for adults, and $10 for
Society for a fun night focused fanorona; English draughts vided. tinue as background images historical society members.
on beer, wine and tavern (called checkers today); crib- while you play games and The snow date is Saturday,
games. You’ll have the chance bage; and dice games like ship, Education and outreach imbibe. Feel free to bring your February 1, at 6 pm.
to sample great beers from captain, crew; dominos and coordinator John Mooney will own favorite board games to
Back East or wines if you pre- solitaire. Fanorona and nine kick things off with a brief play and share, keeping in The Windsor Historical Society
fer, and sample snacks while men’s morris are both strategy presentation about taverns in mind that today’s games are is at 96 Palisado Avenue. For
learning about or renewing games played on lined grids Connecticut and how games tomorrow’s historical arti- information, 860-688-3813 or
fit into tavern culture; slides www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org.
National Archives Says ‘Wrong’ To Blur Anti-Trump Signs
By Darlene Superville charged with preserving govern- removed and will be replaced as happen again.” rent political controversy.”
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. ment and historical records and soon as possible with one that The American Civil Liberties References to female anatomy
(AP) — The National Archives said it has always been commit- uses the original, unaltered
said Saturday it made a mistake ted to preserving its holdings image, the archives said. Union called on the archives to in the signs were obscured in
when it blurred images of anti- “without alteration.” issue a more detailed, explana- deference to student groups and
Trump signs used in an exhibit The exhibit about the 19th tion. young people who visit the
on women’s suffrage. But the archives said in a state- Amendment, which gave women archives, Kleiman told the news-
The independent agency is ment Saturday “we made a mis- the right to vote, blurred some “Apologizing is not enough,” paper.
take.” The archives’ statement anti-Trump messages on protest Louise Melling, the organiza-
came one day after The Washing- signs in a photo of the 2017 tion’s deputy legal director, said Kleiman did not respond to an
ton Post published an online Women’s March in Washington. in a statement. “The National emailed request for comment
report about the altered images. Archives must explain to the from The Associated Press. The
Signs that referred to women’s public why it took the Orwellian public affairs office at the
The archives said the photo in private parts, which also were step of trying to rewrite history archives emailed the statement.
question is not one of its archival widespread during the march, and erasing women’s bodies from
records, but rather was licensed which was held shortly after it, as well as who ordered it.” The archives issued the apolo-
for use as a promotional graphic Trump took office, also were gy as thousands again gathered
in the exhibit. altered. Archives spokeswoman Miriam in Washington and in cities
Kleiman told the Post for its across the country Saturday for
“Nonetheless, we were wrong The archives said it will imme- report that the nonpartisan, Women’s March rallies focused
to alter the image,” the agency diately begin a “thorough review” nonpolitical federal agency on issues such as climate change,
said. of its policies and procedures for blurred the anti-Trump refer- pay equity and reproductive
exhibits “so that this does not ences “so as not to engage in cur- rights.
The current display has been
The Met Acquires Works By Pakistani Artist Lala Rukh
NEW YORK CITY — The were purchased by the museum nization that she co-founded. took place for years in cities
Metropolitan Museum of Art with funds from the Tia Collec- “These powerful works by such as Mumbai, Dhaka and
has announced the acquisition tion, part of the private founda- Lahore.
of two important works by the tion’s commitment to enabling Lala Rukh add great strength
Pakistani artist and activist the acquisition of works by to our holdings of contemporary The single-channel video
Lala Rukh (Lahore, 1948-2017): South Asian female artists for art from South Asia, and we are Rupak (2016), the artist’s final
the collage “Mirror Image, 1, 2, the museum’s department of extremely grateful to the Tia work, is the culmination of her
3” (1997) and the digital anima- modern and contemporary art. Collection for their generous abiding preoccupation with
tion “Rupak” (2016). The works The Tia Collection’s support of support and commitment to the Hindustani classical music, a
the museum began in 2018 with museum,” said Max Hollein, source of inspiration through-
the gift of Ranjani Shettar’s director of the Met. “We also out her career. Commissioned
installation “Seven Ponds and a thank the Lala Rukh Estate for for Documenta 14, Rupak is a
Few Raindrops” (2017). their important gift, which fur- stop-motion animation built
ther enhances our understand- around the percussive scheme
The museum has also ing of Rukh’s practice.” of a Hindustani classical taal
announced that the estate of called rupak, which has a sev-
Lala Rukh has given the muse- The Met is the first museum en-beat structure. Rukh collab-
um a group of six posters to in the United States to acquire orated with composer musician
compliment the acquisition of Rukh’s work. Considered one of Sunny Justin to compose the
“Mirror Image, 1, 2, 3” and Rukh’s most important pieces, 12-second rupak taal table solo
“Rupak.” Rukh created the “Mirror Image 1, 2, 3” (1997) that forms the basis of the ani-
posters, which call for the equal was made in response to the mation.
rights and freedom of women, aftermath and ensuing commu-
during her years with the Wom- nal violence following the The Metropolitan Museum of
en’s Action Forum (WAF), the destruction in 1992 of the Babri Art is at 1000 Fifth Avenue. For
Pakistani women’s rights orga- Masjid Mosque in Ayodhya, information, 212-535-7710 or
India, including the riots that www.metmuseum.org.
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 25
Americana Reigns At Two-Day New Haven Auctions Sale
Auction Action In New Haven, Conn.
NEW HAVEN, CONN. — Fred Giampietro. There were three of the sale, recalls meeting Susie work and Susie was a “Cattle others. The auction gallery, small
Giampietro’s first New Haven busy online platforms and the Burmann at a Richard and Baroness” tending to more than in space, bristled with a wealth
Auction of 2020 was a two-day phones were very active. Libby Kramer show in Indiana, 100 head of cattle on her farm of well-loved objects that in the
event, January 11 and 12, that where he was a participating and very active in Four H. “They words of one patron “make you
saw continued strength in Amer- Day one featured the Ameri- dealer. “It was a fabulous show,” loved the material, they loved smile.”
icana with great provenance, cana collection of Susie and remembers Gaglio. “They liter- the dealers,” said Gaglio.
and there were glimmers of hope Richie Burmann with approxi- ally built a house in the center of The top lot in the Burmann col-
for the long-beleaguered furni- mately 200 lots. The Burmanns the show floor housing individu- Indeed, the provenance nota- lection turned out to be a piece of
ture category — at least for piec- are well-regarded collectors, al exhibits inside. I first met tions in the handsomely pro- furniture. A Queen Anne tiger
es with great provenance or his- originally from Eaton, Ohio, but Susie when she came into my duced full-color sale catalog read maple highboy, probably New
torical importance. now residing in Roxbury, Conn. booth and asked about a chest of like a who’s who of top Ameri- Hampshire, circa 1780, that
They formed their collection, drawers,” The Burmanns bought cana and folk art dealers — exhibited a mellow old surface
In the firm’s intimate gallery rich in folk art over the last 40 the piece and a friendship was Gaglio, Grievo, Giampietro, and brasses that appeared to be
located in an industrial neigh- years, with items like a rare formed, Gaglio visiting their his- Grace & Elliott Snyder, David original, settled at a below esti-
borhood approximately 30-40 miniature ogee bracket blanket toric, brick home in Eaton, Ohio, Good, David Wheatcroft, John mate $16,250. With a height of
bidders gathered on each of the chest, a group of carved and formerly the first bank in Preble Sideli, Barbara Pollack, Courcier 73 inches, the highboy had been
days, many of them familiar painted heart-in-hand staffs, County. From then on the Bur- & Wilkins, Thomas Moser and purchased by George Samaha
faces you may see at antiques watercolor birth and family manns came east from time to
shows — Barn Star’s Frank records, tramp art, boxes, weath- time being introduced to other
Gaglio, New Jersey dealer James ervanes and a few pieces of fur- dealers. Richie was a physical
Grievo, New York architectural niture. education teacher who loved his
designer Nancy Fishelson, Con-
necticut dealer Joseph Collins Gaglio, who attended both days
on day one, for example. Yet, for
all the continuing support by the A circa 1880 oil on canvas schooner painting of the Abra-
trade, Giampietro said two- ham Leggett attributed to Elisha Taylor Baker (1827-1890),
thirds of the 5,700 registered took $6,563.
bidders were retail customers. “I
thought the sales were very
strong and solid, with a lot of
bidders coming a long distance,”
said Giampietro afterwards. The
two sales totaled $789,200, with
day two contributing slightly
more than one-half of the total.
The online component totaled
$369,000. Sharing podium
duties were Fred and Kathy
Kathy and Fred Giampietro confer at the podium as the
Burmann sale is about to begin. The husband and wife auc-
tion house owners split auctioneering duties.
A tiger maple Chippendale A Nineteenth Century Serapi Oriental carpet measured 15 Robert Goodnough’s abstract oil on canvas from circa 1958
chest on chest, circa 1800, feet 8 inches by 11 feet 6 inches and brought $9,063. changed hands for $5,375.
doubled expectations to sell
Review and Onsite Photos
by W.A. Demers, Senior Editor
Additional Photos Courtesy of
New Haven Auctions
Susie and Richie Burman, right, with Frank The historic John Adam Dix Chippendale Tom Helm of Berwyn, Penn., found an interesting surprise
Gaglio, center, and Americana dealer kneehole desk or bureau table, New York, inside the cavity of the Tanware figural spaniel with slip
George Spiecker at New Haven Auction’s circa 1760, formerly the property of John decoration that he’s holding — a clipping (undated) from
gallery the night before their collection Adams Dix (1798-1879), a US Civil War major an old article in Antiques and The Arts Weekly describing
crossed the block. —Fred Giampietro photo general for Union forces, US secretary of a similar Nineteenth Century example. Standing 7¾ inch-
the treasury and US senator, bested its es tall, the ceramic canine had David Good provenance
$8/12,000 estimate, selling for $26,250. and sat up to a final price of $3,125, well above its $250/500
26 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — January 31, 2020
They were exceptional and they were from Maine. The
Eider decoy pair, circa 1925, realized $13,125.
A 2.86-carat diamond, GIA-graded, sold for $8,438. Fred Giampietro believed that this Unauthenticated by the gallery, what was cat-
carved and painted Queen Anne mirror, aloged as a Jean-Michel Basquiat oil stick on
circa 1770, would do well and it did, paper work from 1982, 10¼ by 8 inches, was
going to a phone bidder for $7,500 purchased for $24,375.
against a $1,5/2,500 estimate.
Fred Giampietro taking bids from the podium on the first There were several early slide top boxes in the A Mayan carved stone mask that was
day of the sale. sale. Stockton, N.J., folk art dealer James Grievo believed to be early nearly tripled its
examines one during preview. high estimate to earn $13,750.
This diminutive heart-in-hand watercolor on paper brought for Judge Garrett at Mireau in the Burmanns’ home. “It’s a print chop mark, the heart-in-
a big price. Presumably done by or for Mary S. Hall, Gil- Auction, Doylestown, Penn., in popular design and assimilates hand symbolizes charity that is
manton, N.H., and housed in a frame of 5¾ by 6¼ inches, it 1953, and sold again at Garth’s well with the furniture, so I given from the heart. The frater-
eclipsed its $300/500 estimate and was bid to $7,188. Auctions in 1999. believe that was an excellent nal lodge connection goes back to
Before the sale on day one began at 11 am, patrons lined up buy,” he said. Estimated at the time when the organizations
to get their bidding numbers, ably assisted by Tammy Spa- A tiger maple Chippendale $5/10,000, the 15-foot-8-inch-by- acted like iwnsurance compa-
kowski (seated) and Katie Katin to her left. chest on chest, circa 1800, did 11-foot-6-inch carpet finished at nies for their members. If you
better relative to its estimate, $9,063. belonged to a lodge and paid
more than doubling the high your dues, you and your family
expectations to sell for $10,000. Fetching the same amount was would be taken care of when
In untouched condition with a two-part cherry Pennsylvania misfortune visited your home.
original brasses, the piece stood Dutch cupboard, circa 1840. Like The Shakers, too, adopted it as a
77 inches high and was in excel- most of its ilk, the piece exhibit- manifestation of the sect’s
lent as-found condition. ed a beautiful old mellow surface founder Mother Ann Lee’s adage
and stood 88 inches high. imploring followers to “Put your
A Nineteenth Century Serapi hands to work, and your hearts
OriLeggett The first lot across the block in to God.”
the Burmann sale was a rare
ental carpet should have done miniature ogee bracket blanket There were several heart-in-
better than it did, according to chest with two drawers. A phone hand staffs offered from the col-
Gaglio who remembers seeing it buyer snapped up the circa 1800 lection. One, with oversized
This painting by Outsider piece from Pennsylvania, which hand in carved wood with origi-
artist Jon Serl went out at had Elliott and Grace Snyder nal paint, circa 1880 and 72
$5,500. and Barbara Pollack prove- inches long, beat its high esti-
nance, for a below estimate mate, going to a phone bidder
$8,750. In outstanding original competing with an in-house bid-
condition, it measured 11¾ by der for $7,188.
17½ by 9¾ inches.
Even more remarkable,
Fred Giampietro believed that though, was a diminutive heart-
a carved and painted Queen in-hand watercolor on paper,
Anne mirror, circa 1770, would presumably done by or for Mary
do well and it did, going to a S. Hall, Gilmanton, N.H. Housed
phone bidder for $7,500 against in a frame of 5¾ by 6¼ inches, it
a $1,5/2,500 estimate. The mir- was in excellent original condi-
ror’s Spanish brown paint tion, the frame hinged at top to
appeared to be original. It had access period handwritten prose
previously sold at Sotheby’s in on verso, the watercolor soared
June 1996 and had been includ- from its $300/500 estimate to
ed in the American Folk Art also finish at $7,188.
Museum’s “The Keene Eye”
exhibition in 1984. A Nineteenth Century Tan-
ware figural spaniel with slip
The Burmanns’ love for the decoration concealed a surprise
“heart-in-hand”/”heart-and- inside its cavity when auction
hand” tropes in American folk patron Tom Helm of Berwyn,
art was evident in the incredible Penn., picked it up to examine it
number of objects they amassed at preview. Folded up inside was
with the familiar motif. Used in an undated clipping from
everything from fraternal lodge Antiques and The Arts Weekly
totems to German-American depicting and describing a simi-
Gustave Baumann’s woodblock
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 27
Maybe the one drawback to the gallery’s small size is not being able to find Fred Giampietro believed this large and impressive banner weathervane,
enough wall space to hang a wealth of colorful quilts in the Burmann collection. circa 1875, would do well — and it did on the auction’s second day. The cop-
per vane with original gilding, complete on its original standard stretched
to 74½ inches in length and sold above its high estimate for $10,938.
A life-size Nineteenth Century cast iron dalmatian dog
attributed to Gray Foundry, Poultney, Vt., brought $5,750.
Fetching $9,063 was a two-part cherry Penn-
sylvania Dutch cupboard, circa 1840.
lar example. This one stood 7¾ Anyone who had visited The Lyman Beecher (H.B. Stowe) Tracy Windsor chair was
inches tall and had David Good Benson’s Animal Farm in bid to $13,125. Lyman Beecher (1775-1863) was a minister
provenance. Estimated just Hudson, N.H., before it and the co-founder and leader of the American Temperance
$250/500, it had phone and left closed in 1987 would remem- Society. He was also the father of American abolitionist and
bids, ultimately going to an ber seeing this weather- author Harriet Beecher Stowe.
online bidder for $3,125. vane. Large and impressive,
A Nineteenth Century Tan- the circa 1875 banner These gentlemen had driven to New Haven from Pennsyl-
Day two of the auction on Jan- ware figural spaniel with stretched 74½ inches in vania to bid on items in the Burmann collection. Here they
uary 12, presented about 350 slip decoration, 7¾ inches length and was bid to examine an Eighteenth Century New England pipe box in
lots and included a pair of Maine tall and with David Good $10,938. early paint that ended up selling to the phone for $3,375. It
eider decoys, historic period fur- provenance was estimated had once belonged to Pat Guthman.
niture, a Charles Looff carousel just $250/500. With phone Catalog cover lot heart-in-
horse and a 2.8-carat diamond, and left bids, it went to an hand staff, was one of sever- dealer John Sideli’s collection. bringing $5,750; and two paint-
among other items. online bidder for $3,125. al offered from the Burmann Additional highlights included ings, one by Outsider artist Jon
collection. The oversized Serl for $5,500, and another by
Two historic pieces of period Giampietro offered what was hand in carved wood with a 2.86-carat diamond, GIA-grad- Robert Goodnough, an abstract
furniture crossed the block. The cataloged as a Jean-Michel Bas- original paint, circa 1880 ed, for $8,438; a circa 1880 oil on oil on canvas from circa 1958,
John Adam Dix Chippendale quiat oil stick on paper work and 72 inches long, sold to canvas schooner painting of the that went out at $5,375.
kneehole desk or bureau table, from 1982 without authentica- the phones for $7,188. Abraham Leggett attributed to
New York, circa 1760, was for- tion because Basquiat’s work is Maine, each bird measured 14½ Elisha Taylor Baker (1827- Prices given include the buy-
merly the property of John not easily authenticated. The inches long. 1890), taking $6,563; a life-size er’s premium as stated by the
Adams Dix (1798-1879), a US owner said he purchased it 20 Nineteenth Century cast iron auction house. For information,
Civil War major general for years ago and it bore an Andre The mother of all weather- dalmatian dog attributed to www.newhavenauctions.com or
Union forces, US secretary of the Emmerich Gallery label on back. vanes in the sale, a large and Gray Foundry, Poultney, Vt., 475-234-5120.
treasury and US senator. He That apparently was enough for impressive banner example,
was also US minister to France someone to purchase the circa 1875, stretched 74½ inches
from 1866 to 1869 and served as 10¼-by-8-inch piece for $24,375. in length and was bid to $10,938.
New York’s 24th governor from Anyone who had visited Ben-
1873 to 1874. As a civilian, Dix Gallery expertise was also son’s Animal Farm in Hudson,
was president of the Union lacking to accurately date a N.H., before it closed in 1987
Pacific Railroad from 1863 to Mayan carved stone mask that would remember seeing this
1868, during the construction of nonetheless was believed to be weathervane. Copper with origi-
the first transcontinental rail- early. It nearly tripled its high nal gilding, complete on its origi-
road. The desk bested its estimate to earn $13,750. nal standard, it had been in
$8/12,000 estimate, selling for
$26,250. An exceptional pair of Maine
Eider decoys, circa 1925, came to
The other storied piece of furni- the podium with a $6/10,000
ture was the Lyman Beecher estimate and exceeded the high
(H.B. Stowe) Tracy Windsor chair expectation a bit, realizing
that was bid to a mid-estimate $13,125. From a local estate and
$13,125. Lyman Beecher (1775- attributed to Samuel Toothaker
1863) was a minister and the co- (1903-1974) of Brunswick,
founder and leader of the Ameri-
can Temperance Society. He was
also the father of American aboli-
tionist and author Harriet Beech-
er Stowe. The chair was lovingly
remembered by Harriet Beecher
Stowe in the book Harriet Beecher
Stowe: The Story of Her Life. Cen-
tered on the back of the arm rail
was “L. Beecher.” A shipping label
is affixed to the underside of the
chair indicated that it traveled
with Beecher and his family from
Connecticut to Cincinnati in 1832.
28 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — January 31, 2020
A popular French bisque “Bebe Triste” in an American portrait of Cissy, by Alexan- Two attendees of Theriault’s January 11 auction study
unusual size 13 awaits the beginning of the auc- der, 1960, likely a special commission, the movements of the “Little Girl with Butterfly Net”
tion as customers mingle in the background. This left its $3,500 high estimate far behind automaton by Leopold Lambert. It sold at $10,925.
beautiful French bisque by Emile Jumean sold when it sold at $18,400.
Theriault’s Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary
With Legendary Huguette Clark Doll Auction
Auction Action In Santa Barbara, California
This rare 26-inch French bisque art character, 225, Jumeau doll,
dressed in a couturier costume with a parasol, in pristine unplayed
with condition, and preserved in original box with unique color-
tinted label, went to $113,500, with plenty of cheering and clapping
from the audience as it sold inhouse.
This lovely lady, a splendid musical automaton, “Elegant Lady
Reclining on Recamier” by Leopold Lambert, circa 1885, sold at
$48,300 for a rare, intricate and artistic model.
Review by SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. — The never knew who she was — all our deal- tume with parasol and the original box.
Antiques and The Arts Weekly first part of the legendary doll collec- ings were with her lawyer.” Strong bidding across platforms ended
Anne Kugielsky, Assistant Editor tion of American heiress Huguette when an inhouse bidder won it at
Clark was sold by Theriault’s to benefit Clark was the 104-year-old daughter $113,500 — and the audience cheered.
Photos Courtesy Theriault’s The Bellosguardo Foundation, which of W.A. Clark, the Gilded Age copper
French musical automaton “Shep- oversees the transformation of Clark’s baron. When she died in 2011, she and Three lots later, a rare and stunningly
herdess with Surprise Lamb” by historical coastal California property her father left a legacy that spanned beautiful petite French bisque bebe
Jean Roullet, Paris, circa 1880, with into a center for art, music, history and from the American Civil War all the A.T., by Andre Thuillier, circa 1882, sold
seven intricate movements was esti- culture, on January 11 at the Ritz-Carl- way to the Obama administration. This amid great enthusiasm to a gallery bid-
mated at $12/18,000 — the 24-inch ton Bacara Hotel. The auction also cel- fascinating life was documented in the der at $66,600. Estimated at $8/11,000,
shepherdess sold at $29,900. ebrated Theriault’s 50th anniversary. New York Times best-selling book, the 9-inch bebe sported a wooden fully-
Empty Mansions, by Bill Dedman and jointed body with straight wrists, dain-
Florence Theriault said, “It was like Paul Clark Newell Jr. ty antique costume, undergarments,
an old-time auction. People came, col- socks and shoes, and her blue eyes were
lectors wanted to win something from Among the treasures she left behind surrounded by a waist-length mohair
Huguette’s collection and cheered when in her Fifth Avenue Manhattan pent- blonde wig.
someone did. Our [Theriault’s] relation- house were paintings by Monet and
ship with Huguette Clark dates back 40 Renoir, violins by Stradivarius, jewels Other fine bebes also exceeded esti-
years with her as a client, although we from Cartier and her famed collection of mates, including a French bisque blue-
A fine French bisque bebe by Emile rare antique dolls. “For years after she eyed bebe triste in marquis costume by
Jumeau, with a stunning couturier died, collectors kept asking about her Emile Jumeau, size 9 ($11/15,000);
costume by Ernestine Jumeau, with dolls,” Florence said, “‘where are they Jumeau’s sad-faced signature model
its original box and in unplayed and what’s happening with them?’ they known as Bebe Triste, circa 1882, the
with condition, realized $26,450. asked. We were thrilled when the oppor- rare smallest size, just 20 inches tall,
tunity to auction the collection came to sold at $39,100. Another bebe triste, so
us, especially considering our long-time called for its sad, wistful expression,
relationship with her and her dolls.” realized $35,650 going to an inhouse
bidder who could see first-hand the
The collection comprises extraordi- 29-inch Emile Jumeau model, circa
nary dolls and automata from the 1880, sculpted by Carrier-Belleuse for
French golden age of 1860-90, as well as Jumeau, with a lovely antique costume
selections of sought-after early Japa- of bronze silk and blue velvet, a bonnet
nese cultural dolls and architectural with silk ball fringe edging, and leather
miniatures. A small collection of histori- shoes signed “Paris Bebe 14.”
cally relevant dolls was curated by The-
riault’s and retained by Bellosguardo A French bisque brown-eyed poupee
for inclusion in the home display. by Adelaide Huret in a fine early gown
more than doubled its high estimate,
A commemorative catalog was pre- selling at $34,500.
pared for the auction, which includes
many historical references concerning Coming as a surprise, according to
the life of Clark, including such unique Florence, and offered as the last lot of
correspondences as that with Christian the day, was a doll belonging to
Dior, the iconic fashion house which Huguette Clark since childhood, a
created custom costumes for some of 12-inch bisque bebe named Suzette,
her Nineteenth Century fine French which was offered with her old wooden
bebes. box with other outfits, some handmade,
and an estimate of $600/900. According
The top lot of the sale was a French to Chris Sattler, Clark’s personal assis-
bisque art character doll, 225, by tant for more than a decade, Huguette
Jumeau ($25/35,000). The 26-inch spoke often of her favorite childhood
standing doll with a bisque socket head doll, named Suzette, which she kept her
with a perfectly oval face of an older entire life “in an old box with the clothes
child, was offered in her couturier cos-
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 29
A rare 9-inch and stunningly beauti- This French bisque bebe triste by
ful petite French bisque bebe A.T., Emile Jumeau, sold at $35,650. The
by Andre Thuillier, circa 1882, sold doll was acquired by Huguette Clark
to a gallery bidder at $66,600, far in 1986 at Theriault’s auction of the
above its $8/11,000 estimate, which Helen Jo Payne collection (it was on
caused loud clapping from the the cover of the catalog) and was
inhouse bidders. featured on the cover of Theriault’s
she played with.” Bidders responded to 2020 50th Anniversary calendar.
the history of this especially pretty bebe
with gentle expression wearing an old All-original French musical automa- French bisque blue-eyed bebe triste
lace dress, and she sold “for $27,450 to ton “Elegant Lady with Lorgnette,” by Emile Jumeau in rare ivory satin
the doll collection of the newly opened Gustav Vichy, circa 1885, a grand- Marquis costume ($11/15,000) sold at
Barry Museum in Virginia which will size automaton with elegant move- $39,100.
share exhibition of the doll with Bellos- ments and gorgeous original cos-
gurdo,” Theriault said. “The museum tume was a clear favorite when it
was hoping it could win something from sold at $33,350 ($12/17,000).
the collection and is delighted with this
doll.” It is likely this doll is shown cra- A French bisque brown-eyed pou-
dled in Huguette’s arm in the portrait pee by Adelaide Huret in a fine early
painted by Tade Styka, and also held by gown more than doubled its high
her in the garden photograph of estimate, selling at $34,500.
Huguette posed with her mother and
sister. Offered as the last lot of the long 21-inch fine Jumeau in an original All-original French bisque brown-
413-lot auction was a doll belonging Ernestine Jumeau courtier costume eyed bebe, Emile Jumeau, in origi-
Along with her dolls, Clark also col- to Huguette Clark since childhood. and with her early box in unplayed with nal couturier costume with a gilt
lected automata from the French gold- The 12-inch bisque bebe named condition, estimated at $8/11,000, sold letter armband ($5/7,500) ended up
en age of 1860-1890. Among the top ten Suzette was offered with her old at $26,450. at $33,350.
lots on Saturday were three automaton wooden box with other outfits, some
dolls—each selling for well above esti- handmade. Going to the newly Theriault’s auction on January 12 was Florence concluded, “In the end, peo-
mates: a splendid musical automaton opened Barry Museum in Virginia, a continuation of dolls, although none ple wanted something of Huguette. It
“Elegant Lady Reclining on Recamier” this especially pretty bebe with gen- from the Clark Collection. As Florence felt like the Shirley Temple auction
by Leopold Lambert, circa 1885 tle expression sold for $27,450 Theriault said, “The second auction [Theriault’s auctioned the Shirley Tem-
($22/34,000) rose to the occasion, sell- ($600/900). brought record prices for ‘A Circle of ple doll collection July 14, 2015], every-
ing at $48,300 for the rare, large (23 both pieces had the cloth label of the Dolls’ as we called it.” one wants something from this collec-
inch long) intricate and artistic model. Parisian couturier, and with ivory satin tion to remember her and sort of have
slippers with Jumeau signature and Another auction of Clark dolls is part of her.”
Standing upon a velvet covered flat Paris. scheduled for February 22 and 23 at the
base, a 26-inch bisque-head lady with The Westin Baltimore Washington Air- All prices, with buyer’s premium, as
large brown glass paperweight eyes, Rounding out other top lots of the 413- port, BWI, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing reported by the auction house. For fur-
performs a series of six complicated lot auction that Theriault said “seemed Road, Linthicum Heights, Md., when ther information, www.theriaults.com
movements in realistic and synchronic to go on and on, there was so much the “Dolls in the Back Cupboard” will or 410-224-3655.
rhythm when wound. By Gustav Vichy, enthusiasm out there,” was an all-origi- be offered.
circa 1885, this wonderfully preserved nal French bisque brown-eyed bebe,
rare, all-original, grand-size automaton Emile Jumeau, with a gilt letter arm- Florence stated, “These are the dolls
with elegant movements, and gorgeous band reading “Bebe Jumeau” and gilt that were duplicates or dolls that didn’t
original costume, sold at $33,350 (esti- lettered shoes reading “Bebe Jumeau meet the criteria we set for the first
mate $12/17,000). Med d’Or Paris 5” ($5/7,500). The auction. Also on offer will be Clark’s col-
12-inch doll garnered multiple bids lection of BAPS dolls. She [Huguette]
Rounding out the top three automata until she finally sold at $33,350. A must have cornered the market on
was a French musical automaton “Shep- these dolls, and many were commis-
herdess with Surprise Lamb” by Jean sioned by her; she even commissioned a
Roullet ($12/18,000), Paris, circa 1880. doll house from them and was actively
With a commissioned bisque portrait involved in its construction.”
head from Emile Jumeau and seven
intricate movements, including the A French bisque bebe “Bleuette” with origi- Doll energy fills the room as collectors circle around the tables
baby lamb in the basket lifting and nal au nain bleu trunk and costumes, circa with excitement for the event.
turning its head and bleating, the 1938 era, had an $800-$1,000 estimate but
24-inch shepherdess sold at $29,900. realized $19,550.
Clark was known for her voluminous
correspondence across many catego-
ries. She carried on unique correspon-
dences with Christian Dior, commis-
sioning him to design costumes for her
Nineteenth Century bebes. One such
doll was a French bisque brown-eyed
bebe E.J., Emile Jumeau, which sold at
$14,950. From the Parisian atelier of
Christian Dior, his outfit comprised a
jacket, brocade vest with gilt buttons,
silk pants, white shirt and an addition-
al jacket having pattern to match the
vest and custom leather boots marked
“12 E. Jumeau Medaille d’Or Paris.”
Included were three original handwrit-
ten letters from M. Gervais of Chris-
tian Dior to “Chere Madame,” dated
from April 1959 until May 1962, detail-
ing the project such as the unsuccessful
visit to an antiquarian to find the
desired antique fabric, the naming of
the costume as “Petit Prince,” the
acknowledgment that a second jacket
in the same fabric as the vest, was
desired, and finally the “infiniment
plaisir” that Madame loved the cos-
A French bisque “Bebe Phonographe”
by Emile Jumeau as “Cantatrice” also
dazzled in a Christian Dior costume
and bidders sent the price well beyond
its $9,000 high estimate to also sell at
$14,950. Wearing blue silk gown with
woven silver metallic borders and fine
lace trim over matching cotton gown,
30 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — January 31, 2020
Granville Redmond’s ‘Eloquent Palette’
Premieres At Crocker Art Museum
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — One associate director and chief cura- mond set off for the countryside
of the Twentieth Century Ameri- tor Scott A. Shields, “and Red- Granville Redmond and Charlie Chaplin, circa 1918. Mil- to paint and returned to Paris in
can West’s preeminent landscape mond was always grateful.” dred Albronda Papers, BANC MSS 84/117 c, carton 5:6. the fall to prepare a work for the
painters and colorists, Granville Courtesy of The Bancroft Library, University of California, Paris Salon. “Matin d’hiver (Win-
Redmond (1871-1935) produced a “Granville Redmond: The Elo- Berkeley. Photographer unknown. ter Morning),” which is included
body of work that captures Cali- quent Palette,” an exhibition of in the exhibition, was accepted
fornia’s diverse topography, vege- some 85 early California land- the northern, central and south- said Shields. “The other side is into the Salon — the highest
tation and color. His paintings scapes that together comprise the ern parts of the state. There is revealed in his Tonalist scenes, honor an artist could obtain at
range in style from contempla- largest survey of the Impression- also a selection of Redmond’s dra- which Redmond himself pre- the time.
tive, Tonalist scenes that evoke a ist painter’s work ever assembled, matic nocturnes. ferred. These were deeply medi-
quiet calm, to dramatic and color- will be on view at the Crocker Art tative and quiet, which has Poverty eventually forced him
ful Impressionism. Redmond is Museum from January 26 The catalog, written by Shields often been interpreted as a to return to Los Angeles in 1898.
today best known for his Impres- through May 17. With a compre- and the late Mildred Albronda, is reflection of the silent world in There, he found inspiration in
sionist oils depicting the Califor- hensive selection of paintings, the a greatly expanded version of an which he lived.” the regional terrain. “This is a
nia landscape ablaze with pop- exhibition and catalog contribute unpublished manuscript by beautiful place,” he wrote, “The
pies and other native flora. to deeper understanding of a Albronda, whose scholarship In high school, Redmond stud- scenery excels that of France.”
leading figure in California focused on California artists who ied art under painter/photogra- While in Los Angeles, Redmond
Born in Philadelphia, he con- Impressionism. were deaf. The expanded text pher Theophilus Hope d’Estrella opened a studio, married and
tracted scarlet fever as a toddler, explores the duality of the paint- and sculptor Douglas Tilden. In started a family.
which left him permanently deaf. Silent film star Charlie Chap- er’s approach, which suggests 1889, he enrolled at the Califor-
Soon after, his family moved to lin, Redmond’s friend and sup- two very different sides of the nia School of Design in San Fran- Redmond painted up and down
California, where he attended the porter, said of Redmond’s works, man himself and provides an cisco, training with Raymond the coast of California; his stu-
California Institution for the “There’s such a wonderful joy- unprecedented view into Red- Dabb Yelland, Arthur Mathews, dios were located in Parkfield in
Education of the Deaf and Dumb, ousness about them all. Look at mond’s career. The volume also and others. In 1893, he found Monterey County and in the Bay
and the Blind in Berkeley (today the gladness in that sky, the riot contains the most comprehen- inspiration in a new instructor, Area in Menlo Park and Belve-
California School for the Deaf in of color in those flowers. Some- sive chronology of Redmond’s life Ernest Peixotto, who reinforced dere. In Southern California, he
Fremont). The school encouraged times I think that the silence in and art ever published. his desire to study abroad. That spent weeks at a time painting
artistic pursuits and recognized which he lives has developed in same year, Redmond realized his in Laguna Beach and Santa
Redmond’s talent, providing him him some sense, some great “Most beloved in Redmond’s ambition of traveling to Paris Catalina Island.
with scholarships and stipends. capacity for happiness in which lifetime and today are his color- and began his studies the Acadé-
“This helped make him an artist,” we others are lacking.” ful and buoyant Impressionist mie Julian in Paris. In 1917, because war condi-
says the Crocker Art Museum’s views, which connote his charm- tions had made landscape paint-
“The Eloquent Palette,” includes ing personality and optimism,” The following summer, Red- ing unprofitable, Redmond
scenes of coastal locations across returned to Los Angeles. Expres-
sive and having long been good
“Farm Pond at Night,” 1913, oil on canvas, 26 by 36 inches. at pantomime, the artist decided
Collection of W. Donald Head, Old Grandview Ranch, Sara- to test his abilities in Holly-
toga, California. wood’s motion-picture industry,
where he met Chaplin, who ulti-
“Matin d’Hiver (Winter Morning),” 1895, oil on canvas, 38½ mately cast him in several minor
by 51½ inches. California School for the Deaf, Fremont. roles. Chaplin greatly admired
Redmond’s paintings and even
offered him a studio in which to
Redmond remained in Los
Angeles for the rest of life, bal-
ancing his movie schedule with
time spent painting. Until the
end of his career, his sunlit poppy
scenes remained popular, which
continued to provide him with
income. He died of a heart ail-
ment at age 64, leaving behind
paintings that embody the two
sides of his personality.
“The introspective, Tonalist
works elicit a quiet calm that
has much to do with his contem-
plative nature and, perhaps, the
silent world he lived in,” said
Shields. “The riotous color of his
Impressionist paintings, by con-
trast, suggests his ‘great capaci-
ty for happiness’ that Chaplin
and others so admired.”
Following its display at the
Crocker, “Granville Redmond:
The Eloquent Palette” will travel
to the Laguna Art Museum,
Laguna Beach (June 27-Septem-
The Crocker Art Museum is at
216 O Street. For information,
www.crockerart.org or 916-808-
All paintings by Granville Red-
Untitled (Lupines), 1913, oil on canvas, 25 by 30 inches. Pri-
“California Poppies,” n.d., oil on canvas, “Poppies,” n.d., oil on canvas, 27 by 21 inch-
“Carmel Coast (Carmel Sand Dunes and Cypress),” n.d., oil on 25-1/8 by 20-1/8 inches. Collection of Thomas es. Collection of Mr and Mrs Thomas B.
canvas, 30 by 40 inches. Collection of Paula and Terry Trotter. Gianetto. Stiles, II.
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 31
William Edmondson Sculpture Leads
Case’s January 25-26 Auction
KNOXVILLE, TENN. — An iconic Wil- A rare Teco pottery jardinière The auction includes a number of This carved “Preacher” by William
liam Edmondson limestone sculpture designed by Hugh Garden, circa large GIA-certified stones, including Edmondson appears in a 1941 photo
and an array of diamond jewelry from 1905 ($28/32,000). this 4.18-carat diamond pendant, of Edmondson’s sculpture-filled yard
multiple estates lead the winter Case China trade harbor scenes attributed to VVS2 clarity, E color ($42/48,000). and has been featured in two Ten-
antiques auction on Saturday, January Chinese artist Namcheong; Sixteenth nessee museum exhibits ($42/48,000).
25, and Sunday, January 26. It is the and Seventeenth Century Flemish and
first two-day sale format in the 13-year- Dutch landscapes; abstract works by Two-Day Format Is First In Company’s History
old company’s history and reflects a Ben Shahn and William Quinn, and a
growing number of consignments from collection of early Disney animation art. taire ring; and a platinum ring with 5.7- guidon flag, which has descended in the
across the Southeast. carat round brilliant cut diamond, family of Corporal Marcellus Ovander
Sculpture includes a marble bust of a flanked by baguettes. Messer of the 19th Ohio Volunteer
Nashville native William Edmondson, Nineteenth Century man by Robert Infantry.
the son of freed slaves, made history Cauer the Elder, a carved wooden cow- There are luxury estate watches for
when he became the first African Amer- boy by Andy Anderson and three bronze ladies and men from Patek Philippe Asian standouts include a circa 1900
ican artist to have a solo exhibit at the depictions of Native American women by (Golden Ellipse and Aquanaut), Rolex, Chinese export tea service with Asian
Museum of Modern Art in 1937. He has Martha Pettigrew. There are works in Vacheron Constantin and Baume & landscape and floral decoration by Heng
been hailed as one of the most impor- ceramic and wood by Tennessee Twenti- Mercier. Li of Tianjin and a painted porcelain
tant outsider artists of the Twentieth eth Century sculptor Olen Bryant, an plaque with grisaille winter landscape
Century. His carved limestone depic- abstract acrylic sculpture by Shlomi American art pottery collectors should attributed to He Xuren
tion of a bible-waving pastor in this Haziza and Outsider art sculptures by take note of a rare, large jardinière
auction is well documented, having Lonnie Holley, Vannoy Streeter and Bes- designed by Hugh Garden for Teco; the Furniture includes a Philip and Kelvin
been photographed in his Nashville sie Harvey. round form features strap-like tendrils Laverne “Eternal Forest” coffee table,
yard in 1941 by Edward Weston and and blossoms applied around the sides, juxtaposed with some rare Nineteenth
exhibited at the Tennessee State Muse- One of the most unusual objects in the creating open space between the body Century Southern forms, such as a hunt-
um (1981) and the Frist Art Museum auction is a bottle of colored sand pains- and the rim. A tall Newcomb College board-form biscuit slab (with lid opening
(2006) in Nashville. takingly worked into a patriotic design vase with Narcissus paperwhite decora- to reveal a stone center for rolling out
of an American eagle and banner on one tion by Anna Frances Simpson is also dough); sugar chests and an Eighteenth
Two other Tennessee artists with side, with a floral wreath (embracing the featured, along with a vase that is Century corner cupboard with sophisti-
national appeal, Catherine Wiley and date 1889) on the other, by Iowa native believed to be the earliest known pro- cated details attributed to Tennessee’s
Carroll Cloar, are represented in the Andrew Clemens. A childhood illness duction piece of Nonconnah pottery by earliest cabinetmaker, Moses Crawford.
sale: Wiley by an impressionist scene of left Clemens deaf and mute, but he Walter and Nellie Stevens.
two girls on a beach and Cloar by a large found a career and considerable fame in Previews for the auction are Friday,
painting titled “The Landlady,” depicting creating masterpieces of sand art. His The silver category features an Art January 24, 10 am to 6 pm EST or by
a fashionably dressed black lady posing bottles have been known to sell for five Nouveau golf trophy by Whiting and a appointment. The live auction begins
proudly in the yard of her two-story and six figures in recent years. mixed metal chinoiserie tea caddy by January 25 at 9 am and continues Sun-
boarding house. There are two very dif- Liberty of London, along with a 1762 day, January 26 at 1 pm.
ferent works by noted Chattanooga art- Jewelry and watches are a major focus English sterling tray by Daniel Smith
ist Hubert Shuptrine: a mid-Twentieth of this auction. There are multiple large and Robert Sharp. Case’s gallery is at 4310 Papermill
Century watercolor portrait of a rugged GIA-certified diamonds: a 4.18 carat Drive. For additional information, 865-
man in cowboy hat from the Lavecchia round brilliant diamond in 18K white Flying high in the historical category is 558-3033, 615-812-6096 (Nashville
estate and an expressionist oil titled gold pendant setting and a ring with a a Civil War Union Cavalry swallowtail office) or www.caseantiques.com.
“Fish Nets,” deaccessioned from the 4.85 round brilliant diamond flanked by
Brooks Museum. Other Southern art baguettes; as well as a 5.2-carat round
includes paintings by Gilbert Gaul, Cle- old European brilliant cut diamond soli-
mentine Hunter, Helen LaFrance,
George Cress, Red Grooms, Meyer Wolfe,
Bill Sawyer, Greg Ridley, Lloyd Branson,
William McCoy and Harvey Joiner.
There are three Indiana landscapes by
William McKendree Snyder, a William
Trost Richards seascape and a circa
1900 view of Yellowstone Park by Lucien
Powell, along with other American land-
scapes by Allen Tucker, Hamilton Ham-
ilton, William Louis Sonntag, Bruce
Crane, William Keith, John Francis
Murphy, Frank Townsend Hutchens,
Jeremy Mann, Carl Krafft and Olin Her-
man Travis. Broadening the art category
are a pair of early Nineteenth Century
Checkmate! Exhibition Celebrates Art, History Of Chess
SALEM, ORE. — The Hallie from the extensive collection through Twentieth Centuries. ment” will take place Satur-
Ford Museum of Art at Willa- of the Maryhill Museum of Art While working within the pre- day, February 29 from noon to
mette University presents, in Goldendale, Wash., one of determined structure of 32 4 pm in the Maribeth Collins
“Checkmate! Chess Sets from the finest collections of its game pieces, chess makers Lobby of the Hallie Ford
the Maryhill Museum of Art.” kind in the United States, the have historically brought Museum of Art.
This exhibition traces the his- exhibition continues through their own creativity and inter-
tory of chess across continents April 26 in the Study Gallery. pretation to each set, result- The Hallie Ford Museum of
and through time, from its ori- ing in a wide variety of mate- Art is at 700 State Street. For
gins in India to its current The exhibition features rials and themes. more information or to regis-
popularity throughout the approximately two dozen ter for the tournament, 503-
world. Organized by curator chess sets from Asia, Africa, Created in wood, glass, bone 370-6855 or www.willamette.
Jonathan Bucci and drawn Europe and the Americas that and ivory, the sets include tra- edu/arts/hfma.
date from the Eighteenth ditional designs as well as
abstract, non-figurative sets
Régence pattern chess set and board (detail), France, and narrative sets depicting
Nineteenth/Twentieth Century, glazed ceramic (faience), mythological characters and
collection of Maryhill Museum, 1979.1.1. historical figures. Discover
—Dale Peterson photo Ferdinand the Bull and his
friends. Look eye to eye with
the Red Queen from “Alice in
Wonderland.” Face the Inuits
of the north with pawns who
are seals and be sure to not
get trampled by the caravan
of elephants on their way to
In conjunction with the exhi-
bition, Colleen Schafroth,
executive director of the
Maryhill Museum of Art, will
deliver an illustrated lecture
on the history and art of chess
on Thursday, February 13
beginning at 7:30 pm in the
Paulus Lecture Hall in the
Willamette University College
of Law. Schafroth is the author
of several books on the history
of chess including The Art of
A “Leap Day Chess Tourna-
32 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — January 31, 2020
Nineteenth Century slip script red earthenware Nineteenth Century slip script red earthenware Nineteenth Century slip script red earthenware
dish, “New York City,” made at the Asa Edward dish, “Apple Pie,” attributed to the Asa Edward dish, “Lucy,” made by George Wolfkiel in River
Smith Pottery in Norwalk, Conn., circa 1825-50. Smith Pottery in Norwalk, Conn. This dish Edge, N.J. This dish retains a Nineteenth Centu-
Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art. retains a Nineteenth Century history of family ry history of family ownership with the Wood
ownership with the Wood family on Staten Island. family of Staten Island. Collection of Historic
Collection of Historic Richmond Town. Courtesy Richmond Town. Courtesy Staten Island Histor-
Staten Island Historical Society. ical Society.
Early Red Earthenware & Stoneware
Found On Staten Island
By Justin W. Thomas was its own entity, separate Century Dutch fur trading post. tant role in the American Revo- documented domestic stone-
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — from New York City. Known as During the Eighteenth Century, lution, being a key location ware began to appear on the
When people think about the Richmond County as early as the island remained a rural that both armies wanted to island. Among the local pottery
history of New York City, the the 1600s, the island became community, served by its farms, control because of the island’s recovered by archaeologists in
first places that come to mind one of New York City’s boroughs mills and fishing industry. access to the Hudson River. In the 1930s at the site of Fort
are probably Manhattan and in 1898, and renamed Staten the summer of 1776, British Richmond or Richmond
Brooklyn. And that is rightly so, Island in 1975. The island’s By 1747, the first ferry to ships occupied the coastline; Redoubt was a salt-glazed
but there is a lot more to the original Seventeenth Century Staten Island from Manhattan one British soldier described stoneware chamber pot attrib-
city’s history than these two inhabitants included Native was established, connecting the the island: “Surely this country uted to the Captain James Mor-
boroughs. Americans, as well as Dutch, island to Manhattan’s indus- is the paradise of the world. gan (1734-84) Pottery in
When settled by Europeans in English and French settlers. tries and trade. Even though The inhabitants of this island Cheesequake, N.J., from the
the Seventeenth Century, Stat- Among the early European there is no documented early are tall, thin, narrow shoul- circa 1776-78 period.
en Island or Richmond County commerce was a Seventeenth household utilitarian pottery dered people, very simple in
production on Staten Island, their manners, know neither Following the American Revo-
local production had to have Poverty or Riches, each house lution, Staten Island’s farming
been exported to the island has a good farm, and every and fishing businesses contin-
sometime during the Colonial man a trade, they know no dis- ued and the island’s population
period. These types of wares tinctions of persons, and I am began to expand. The domestic
may have found their way onto sure most have lived very hap- red earthenware and stoneware
the island before 1747, but the pily till these troubles.” demands in Manhattan had
creation of the ferry certainly been largely fulfilled before the
presented new opportunities for Based on archaeological evi- Revolutionary War by the Cro-
merchants and potters. dence, it was about the time of lius and Remmey families, and
the American Revolution that various local red earthenware
The island played an impor- potters, some of whom had been
trained in Philadelphia.
Nineteenth Century slip red earthenware dish, “Good Although, by the early Nine-
Morning Ladies,” possibly made by John Betts Gregory in teenth Century, the red earth-
Norwalk, Conn. The dish was recovered from an 1835-45 enware needs of New York City
brick line privy at 33 Van Duzer Street on Staten Island. were largely fulfilled by manu-
Courtesy Scott Jordan, Maribelle Costes and Dan McGee. facturers in Connecticut, Long
Island, New Jersey and Phila-
Eighteenth Century stoneware chamber pot attributed to Early Nineteenth Century stoneware jug with incised floral delphia, and some of these
the James Morgan Pottery in Cheesequake, N.J. Recovered decoration, possibly made by George Lent. Retains Nine- wares found their way into
in a circa 1776-78 archaeological context at Richmond teenth Century history of family ownership with the Cor- Staten Island.
Redoubt on Staten Island. Collection of Historic Richmond son, Jones, Hillyer and Prall families on Staten Island. Col-
Town. Courtesy Staten Island Historical Society. lection of Historic Richmond Town. Courtesy Staten Island There was also a strong Afri-
Historical Society. can American influence, espe-
cially in the 1830s, when freed
blacks from Manhattan and
Maryland began to inhabit the
island. Two fascinating slip-
script red earthenware objects
dating from this period were
recently recovered from a brick-
lined privy at 33 Van Duzer
Street on Staten Island. The
context of the privy dates
between 1835-45. One of the
objects reads, “Good Morning
Ladies.” The manner of the
script on this plate is similar to
wares made by John Betts
Gregory (1782-1842), who
learned his trade from Absolom
Day (1770-1843) in Norwalk,
Conn., in the late-Eighteenth
Century. He then left for the
Huntington, Long Island pot-
tery, before he arrived in Clin-
ton, N.Y., sometime around
1810. Gregory ran a pottery in
Clinton for about 20 years. He
then returned to Norwalk
around 1831, where he pro-
duced red earthenware until
his death in 1843. The context
that this plate was recovered is
according to Gregory’s second
employment in Norwalk, which
makes sense since Norwalk was
a major supplier of red earthen-
ware in New York City.
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 33
The other slip-script object Nineteenth Century slip script red earthenware platter, Nineteenth Century slip red earthenware advertising plat-
was probably used by a mer- “Hard Times in Jersey,” made by George Wolfkiel in River ter, “Earthen Ware Here,” possibly made by George Wolfkiel
chant, seeing that it reads, Edge, N.J. The production of this platter is similar to the in River Edge, N.J. The platter was recovered from an 1835-
“Earthen Ware Here.” However, remains inscribed, “Earthen Ware Here.” Courtesy Wad- 45 brick line privy at 33 Van Duzer Street on Staten Island.
it does not necessarily indicate sworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Courtesy Scott Jordan, Maribelle Costes and Dan McGee.
the merchant was exclusively a
retailer of local red earthen- Pottery in Norwalk, and incised jug with a floral motif. York and Europe. potters. This is a significant
ware; they likely sold all types another slip script dish, “Lucy,” The historical society describes In spite of its history, Staten understanding, not only show-
of earthenware that was regu- made by Wolfkiel in River a possible Manhattan attribu- ing what company’s wares were
larly shipped to New York City Edge. This plate is attribut- tion, but others suggest that its Island may be considered the present, but in comparison, how
and the surrounding area. able to Wolfkiel because of the manufacture and classic deco- forgotten borough by some, but a smaller business operated by
There is also evidence that distinctive curly “Y,” which is a ration is related to George its story reveals otherwise. The Henry Jacob Van Saun and
stoneware was shipped from characteristic of the potter’s Lent’s production in New Jer- island’s history is just as exten- George Wolfkiel in River Edge
New Jersey and marked with unique style, circa 1830-67. sey and New York. sive when compared to the rest was established in a competi-
the name of Staten Island mer- Other types of stoneware and of the city, and the ceramic evi- tive location, helping serve the
chants. red earthenware production Examples of Staten Island’s dence is a small example of the everyday household utilitarian
from New Jersey are also ceramic history have been well island’s rich past. The pottery needs of New York City.
Interestingly, the style of the thought to have been shipped preserved by the Staten Island tied to Eighteenth and Nine-
slip-script found on this adver- to Staten Island throughout Historical Society, and this is teenth Century Staten Island Justin Thomas is a ceramics
tising platter is similar to two the Nineteenth Century. largely thanks to the museum’s proves how wares were utilized scholar and frequently writes
platters in the collection of the formation in 1856, when they and shipped to the island, about his findings at earlyamer-
Bergen County Historical Soci- Another notable object retain- were able to acquire objects in despite no known obvious early icanceramics.com.
ety and the Wadsworth Athene- ing a Nineteenth Century his- early years of ownership. The
um Museum of Art in Hartford, tory of ownership with the Cor- museum’s collection encom-
Conn. These platters are son, Jones, Hillyer and Prall passes a wide variety of objects
inscribed, “Hard Times in Jer- families on Staten Island is an from pottery manufacturers in
sey,” and were made by George early Nineteenth Century Connecticut, New Jersey, New
Wolfkiel (1805-67) along the
Hackensack River in River
Edge, N.J. Wolfkiel was born in
Franklin Township, Penn. He
was likely a Pennsylvania
trained potter before he arrived
in River Edge about 1830, work-
ing at a pottery that was estab-
lished by Henry Jacob Van
Saun (d 1829) about 1811. Some
of the River Edge production
was intended for the local mar-
ketplace, but it was also shipped
to New York City.
In the collection of the Long
Island Historical Society are a
group of objects that retain
Nineteenth Century family
histories of ownership on Stat-
en Island. Those objects
include a slip script “Apple
Pie” dish attributed to the Asa
Edward Smith (1798-1880)
New York City Paintings By Mark Laguë At Rehs Contemporary
Mark Laguë, “Brooklyn Bridge Afternoon,” 30 by 40 inches. NEW YORK CITY— Mark Laguë paints through thick paint and swift strokes.
sprawling cities built by a brush, inhabit- Hard edges of buildings bleed into each
ed by the slightest flecks of paint. His other. Busy streets fade in the distance as
approach borders on abstract, construct- a blur of congestion. Light permeates in
ing vast panoramas that seemingly fall the daytime, blanketing his scenes —
into place as he lays down the final washing select facades while plunging
strokes. He has challenged himself with others into shadowy darkness. At night,
an array of metropolitan areas, including he renders the mystical glow that ema-
London, Rome, Paris, Venice, San Fran- nates from urban lights pointing to his
cisco and so many others; but one regu- remarkable ability to capture atmosphere.
larly presses Laguë for another visit —
New York City. Opening January 27, New Laguë’s use of color and focus allow him
York gallery Rehs Contemporary will to achieve greater command of the view-
present new works that explore this ers’ attention, pulling our eyes to key fea-
favored locale of Laguë. tures of the composition while allowing
other aspects to dissolve in a uniform
Laguë investigates his subjects on mul- haze.
tiple fronts, there are compositions, like
“New York City Skyline” and “Brooklyn At the end of the day, while the artist
Bridge Afternoon,” that reach far into the acknowledges his work can be enjoyed
distance. Other times he takes a more from a purely technical point of view, his
intimate approach, bringing us down to ideal viewer “sees beyond the subject mat-
street level, fully immersing us in the con- ter.” He wants people to truly experience
crete jungle as in “Sixth Avenue Night” his work — the abstract qualities, and the
and “Big Apple Store.” There is a delicate feelings they evoke. It is not simply about
balance of precise marking and organic seeing a city, it is about feeling it. The
looseness that plays out as Laguë pro- exhibition’s end date is not yet available.
gresses through each work — a high con-
centration of visual information conveyed Rehs Contemporary is at 5 East 57th
Street, eighth floor. For information, 212-
355-5710 or www.rehscgi.com.
Children’s Museum Of Manhattan Goes Inside Art
NEW YORK CITY — The Chil- colorful cylinders that encourage munities through pop-up perfor- Julia Ann Nagle’s “Slumber Underground Interspe-
dren’s Museum of Manhattan peeks into mirrored tunnels of mances in dance, theater and cies Burrow” to be installed in Inside Art at the
(CMOM) has announced the light, rainbows and reflections music performed in the gallery. Children’s Museum of Manhattan, photo courtesy
opening of “Inside Art,” a new by artist duo Yeju & Chat; a mas- the artist.
immersive and hands-on exhibi- sive tabletop mystery puzzle “We believe that all children
tion that encourages visitors to that challenges kids to decode deserve sophisticated, beautiful
connect with art, space and icons, shapes and patterns by and complex art, and we have a
design like never before as they artist Damien Davis; and a responsibility to offer multiple
assemble, create, peek into, sculpture that invites children to entry points,” said David Rios,
crawl under and walk through move like a groundhog as they Children’s Museum of Manhat-
new large scale installations and dwell in one of two burrows built tan’s director of public programs
sculptures. Designed for children to human scale by artist Julie and the exhibit’s curator. “This
ages 3-10, the exhibition at Ann Nagle. means having access to quality
CMOM will be on long-term view works of art, access to real peo-
opening January 18. In addition to engaging directly ple working in the field such as
with new artwork, visitors to artists and arts educators, and
The 3,000-square-foot exhibit, “Inside Art” will also meet the the opportunity for family
located in CMOM’s first-floor museum’s resident artists who engagement through making
gallery, features works from ten will have studios located in the art.”
critically acclaimed contempo- gallery. Kids also can create
rary artists, whose work explores their own sculptures and instal- “Inside Art” is funded by the
ideas around architecture, natu- lations in the Maker Space and Ford Foundation.
ral phenomenon, collaboration family art studios with CMOM’s
and culture. Among the featured lead visual arts educators and The Children’s Museum of
artworks are giant clusters of connect to places and their com- Manhattan is at 212 West 83rd
Street. For information, 212-721-
1223 or www.cmom.org.
34 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — January 31, 2020 Legendary Landmarks Celebration
To Honor Three For 2020
The Hancock County Trustees of Joseph P. Gromacki Timuel D. Black Jr Matthew Walsh
Public Reservations have an-
nounced their appointment of Phyllis CHICAGO — Since 2006, Landmarks the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, the men Matthew Walsh (pictured) and
Young as interim executive director at Illinois has honored more than 40 indi- Illinois Governor’s Mansion Association Daniel J. Walsh. The firm is a fourth-
Woodlawn Museum commencing Janu- viduals, families and corporations at its and several other organizations. A generation, family-owned, Chicago-
ary 14. Young was annual fundraiser, the Legendary Land- member of the National Trust Council based business providing services and
previously the mar- marks Celebration. The Legendary and Landmarks Illinois Emeritus finance for a wide variety of construc-
keting and develop- Landmarks Celebration is an evening Board, he has championed many his- tion projects nationwide. It is the lead
ment coordinator for full of festivities, networking and trib- toric preservation efforts. contractor on Chicago’s iconic Old Cook
four years at Wood- utes to the city’s legendary landmarks. County Hospital project, a historic asset
lawn Museum and Also being honored is Timuel D. Black Landmarks Illinois advocated to save
has remained an ac- This year the event will take place on Jr, noted civil rights leader, educator, for 19 years.
tive volunteer since Thursday, March 5, at the Hilton Chi- historian, author and World War II vet-
2018. She is also the cago. Among the three honorees for eran who has devoted his life to promot- The celebration begins at 5:30 pm
board president for 2020 is Joseph P. Gromacki, an Ameri- ing black history. At age 100, Black con- with a cocktail reception, followed by
the Heart of Ells- cana collector and chair of the Historic tinues to give tours to young people in the award program and dinner at 6:30
worth. The trustees said they are proud Deerfield board of trustees. Gromacki is Bronzeville and share the stories of his- pm and a dessert and after-party at
to welcome Phyllis back to Woodlawn a senior partner at the law firm of Jen- toric and culturally significant places on 8:30 pm.
Museum as she will be a valuable re- ner & Block LLP, a civic leader and an Chicago’s South Side, where he has
source until a new executive director is active patron of the arts, serving on the spent most of his life The Chicago Hilton is at 720 South
in place. boards of the Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan Avenue. For additional infor-
the Terra Foundation for American Art, And accepting the award for the Walsh mation, www.landmarks.org or 312-
Swann Auction Galleries appoints Group, founded in 1898, will be co-chair- 922-1742.
Devon Eastland its senior special-
ist in early printed books after serving New Owners For Brimfield’s Hertan’s Field
as director of the book department at
Skinner since 2012. Eastland has three By Tom O’Hara the same, and permanent dealers will and acquaint Klia and Arthur on how
BRIMFIELD MASS. — In a joint continue in their same spaces. Looking he has been running the show for the
decades of experi- announcement, Klia Ververidis and to the future we may work within the past 40 years.
ence as a bookseller David Lamberto announced the sale of rules of the town’s people and environ-
— in 1992 she began Hertan’s, one of the most popular fields mental rules to try to maximize the Hertan’s dates this year are May
a bookselling busi- in the Brimfield Markets. Jean Hertan exhibitor spaces and parking.” She 13-17, July 15-19 and September 9-13,
ness that focused launched the show more than 40 years added, however, that “…there will be a Wednesday to Sunday in each month.
on books printed ago, hired Lamberto as her manager real emphasis on the noon opening, for Contact information for Ververidis is
before 1700, based and eventually sold him the business that opening surge is real important 781-420-3375 for voice or text. She
in Cambridge, Mass. and real estate associated with it. on Wednesdays.” Otherwise, the days does not have a website created, but
She appeared as a Ververidis and her partner, Arthur and hours will be the same. expects to have one up shortly. Dealer
guest appraiser on Crisafulli, have taken on this new task contracts will be mailed out in late
the 2019 season of while planning to continue their The new partners said they will con- February.
Antiques Roadshow and is also an auc- Crown Auction business. In an inter- tinue their auction during the show,
tioneer. She also practiced bookbinding view just after passing papers for the but she has sold her onsite booth busi- The Brimfield Markets are conduct-
and the restoration of leather bindings. real estate and business, Ververidis ness to Vermont Vintage, owned by ed three times each year with the
She has produced custom and period- was quick to point out, “We plan to run Jesse Eustace. David Lamberto will dates this year May 12-17, July 14-19
correct books for films, including Greta the shows this year as David has been continue to be involved for this coming and September 8-13. Hertan’s is about
Gerwig’s production of Little Women, doing it, no real changes. Rents will be year at all three shows. He will be 1,000 feet west of Brimfield’s town
appearing onscreen in the bookbinding assisting to maintain the continuity hall on the south side at Mill Lane
sequences in the film. Road.
The board of directors of La Biennale Westport Museum For History & Culture To Name Main Exhibit Hall
di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, After Philanthropist Daniel E. Offutt III
has appointed Cecilia Alemani as the
director of the visual arts department, WESTPORT, CONN. — Westport Muse- interest and support has helped many ing with national museum standards to
with the task of plan- um (formerly Westport Historical Society) cultural organizations here and around provide quality experiences with univer-
ning and curating announced that it will name its main the nation,” said Ramin Ganeshram, sal access to the widest audience. The
the upcoming 59th exhibit hall after local philanthropist executive director of Westport Museum. goal of upgrading exhibit spaces at the
International Art Daniel E. Offutt III following a significant “I only wish Mr Offutt were with us to see museum is part of a multi-year strategic
Exhibition. Alemani donation from the Daniel E. Offutt III the value his good work will bring to this initiative to create a world class regional
is a curator who Charitable Trust. Offutt, who lived in and surrounding communities.” museum in Westport.
has organized many Weston, was a generous donor to many
exhibitions of con- local nonprofits, both during his lifetime Daniel Offutt had a lifetime interest in The first exhibit to open in the newly
temporary artists, and via his estate. history and in art as both a collector and remodeled space will be in late 2020
and she is currently an artist. A self-described “farmer,” he about Westport’s indigenous people who
director and chief The gift is the largest single donation was more aptly described as a “Renais- inhabited the town and surrounds for
curator of High Line Art, the program of ever received by the museum. The main sance Man”: a tennis player, traveler, sail- 7,500 years before European colonization.
public art of the urban park built on an exhibit hall was formerly named after or, metal sculptor, wood worker, fixer of
elevated railroad in New York City. She Ralph and Betty Sheffer, longtime sup- anything, collector of everything, lover of While the name change is effective
is a past curator of the Italian Pavilion at porters of the museum who provided the projects, stock market investor and a immediately, a plaque will be formally
the Biennale Arte 2017. major funding to complete the space in good friend. Offutt lived for more than 30 installed to rename the gallery “The Dan-
2002. years in Weston in a house that he built iel E. Offutt III Exhibition Hall at West-
Phillips is expanding its international himself. port Museum” at a ceremony to take
jewelry team with the appointment “We are thrilled to be able to name this place at the opening of the 2020 indige-
of Paul Redmayne as head of private significant cultural resource after Mr The gift from Offutt’s Trust will enable nous people’s exhibit in November.
sales, jewelry. Redmayne will play a Offutt, who was a generous and active Westport Museum to make much needed
key role in developing and expanding member in the local community. His upgrades to its main exhibit hall, in keep- For additional information, 203-222-
the jewelry department’s private sales 1424 or www.westporthistory.org.
and business de- Friends Of Clermont Awarded Grant
alongside managing GERMANTOWN, N.Y. — As part of The grant makes it possible to com- restored and the stones replaced to
relationships with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plete several major repairs and maintain pedestrian safety and ame-
many of the world’s Regional Economic Development improvements to the mansion’s exteri- liorate flooding concerns. The West
top jewelry collec- Council’s 9th round of CFA (Consoli- or: The mansion’s exterior will be com- Retaining Wall — most popular shot
tors. He joins Phil- dated Funding Application) grants, pletely repaired and repainted. A spe- for photos — will be dismantled and
lips from Bonhams, Friends of Clermont was awarded cialized mineral coating will be applied rebuilt and broken stones repaired and
where he was the $197,041 from the Environmental Pro- to the stucco and other non-wood sur- replaced.
head of sale, jewelry, tection Fund grant program for Parks, faces of the mansion. The application of
based in Hong Kong. Preservation and Heritage to restore the mineral coating is a significant The group hopes to begin some of the
Before joining Bonhams, Redmayne the exterior of Livingston Mansion. improvement over the use of regular work this fall, weather permitting.
was the founder of a luxury and retail The Friends of Clermont will match paint because the coating is designed Most of the work will be completed in
advisory company in Hong Kong, with this grant equally, thanks to an estate to last at least 50 years. The East Porch the spring and summer of 2021.
a specific focus on high net worth indi- gift the organization received in late will also be restored, repaired and
viduals, advising clients on strategy and 2018, for a total of $394,082. repainted. The West Terrace will be Friends of Clermont is at 87 Clermont
brand entry into Asia. Avenue. For information, 518-537-4240
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 35
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David C. Bland, Owner Of Horace Porter & Willington Antiques, 80
HEBRON, CONN. — David C. met the love of his life, Dale Drum- In addition to his wife of over 55
Bland, age 80, of Hebron, passed mond. The couple married in 1964. years, David leaves behind his two
away peacefully in the home he In 1972 the couple built their own beloved daughters, Jennifer (Fred-
built with the love of his life by his home in Hebron, where they went rick) Hamm and Roberta Feather-
side, in the early morning on Janu- on to raise their family. Although stone, and numerous extended
ary 19. he was a successful social worker, family and friends.
David decided to make a career
Born November 16, 1939, in Hart- change following his passion and David’s family would like to
ford, he was the son of the late entering into the world of antiques thank Dr Bilgrami for the care and
Robert and Helen (Carley) Bland. dealing. With his family by his side, compassion he has shown through-
David grew up in East Hartford, David was able to successfully own out this journey. In lieu of flowers,
and as a boy he was a member of and operate two Connecticut memorial donations can be sent to
Boy Scout Troop 61 in East Hart- antique shops, Horace Porter in the Smilow Cancer Center at St
ford, and was the first scout in this South Windsor and Willington Francis Hospital, or Habitat for
troop to earn the rank of Eagle Antiques in Willington. Humanity, or the Gilead Congrega-
Scout in May of 1955. Upon gradu- tional Church. A memorial service
ating from East Hartford High Besides his lifelong love of will be held on Saturday, January
School, he went to UConn where he antiques, David was a UConn bas- 25, at 11 am, at Gilead Church, 672
obtained his bachelor’s degree in ketball fanatic and an avid sailor Gilead Street, Hebron. The Aurora
English. He then went on to obtain who belonged to the Shennecossett McCarthy Funeral Home of Col-
his Master’s degree in social work Yacht Club in Groton. chester has been entrusted with
from Case Western University in arrangements. For online condo-
Cleveland, Ohio. David will be remembered by lences, visit www.auroramccarthy-
those who loved him as a hard- funeralhome.com.
While a UConn student, David working and dedicated family man.
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Sale Sets Traylor Auction Record Two Years Straight—
Bill Traylor Auction Record Rises To $507,000 At Christie’s
NEW YORK CITY — American folk showing this market truly has interna- received a surprise when the work was
artist Bill Traylor (circa 1853-1949) tional appeal.” unframed at Christie’s, revealing it to
picked up a new artist record at Chris- be double-sided. It had not been
tie’s January 17 sale when a double-sid- The present double-sided work depicts unframed since the mid-1980s when it
ed work sold for $507,000 to a private “Man on White, Woman on Red” and was handled by gallery Hirschl & Adler.
collector. “Man with Black Dog.” The back side revealed an equally pow-
erful image in the Traylor canon, a large
This is the second time that Christie’s The tempera and graphite on paper dog, and drew parallels to the double-
Outsider art department, led by special- work was dated 1939-1942 and mea- sided work “Man with Large Dog / Man
ist Cara Zimmerman, has set a world sures 18-7/8 by 24 inches. and Woman” in the collection of Jerry
auction record for the artist, the last and Susan Lauren. Its closest compari-
occurring in the same sale the previous The work comes with star-studded son is “Men on Red / Double Goat,” a
year when Traylor’s “Woman Pointing provenance: it was a gift from Steven double-sided work in the collection of
at Man with Cane” sold for $396,500. Spielberg to Alice Walker at the conclu- the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
sion of filming The Color Purple, the
“I was really pleased with the sale, film adaptation of Walker’s Pulitzer There are only approximately five
and of course thrilled we set a new auc- Prize-winning novel of the same name. Traylor works that feature a red back-
tion record for Bill Traylor,” Zimmer- ground similar to the present work, and
man told us. “I was especially excited by Walker said, “[Spielberg] was hopeful that Traylor was able to execute it on
the depth of bidding across the sale, and (he said with a smile) that when I saw paper is another helpful aspect, many of
noticed a particularly strong demand the film, I didn’t feel like the angry his paintings and drawings were done
for works by female artists as well as Woman On Red. I answered (with a on found materials.
the ‘old master’ Outsider artists. I was laugh) ‘I hope so too.’”
also delighted to see that our buyers Watch for a full review in a future
and bidders came from across the globe, The Color Purple takes place in rural issue.
Georgia during the 1930s, a time Tray-
lor lived through.
Both auction house and consignor
William Nathaniel Banks Jr, INDEX - 72 Pages - INDEX
Preservationist & ‘Magazine
Antiques’ Contributor, 95
NEWNAN, GA. — William antiques Show REVIEWS
Nathaniel Banks Jr, age 95, of
Newnan, Georgia, died November (Washington DC) 65th Annual Washington Winter Show — By George...What A Show!..............13
15 after a brief illness, at his home,
Bankshaven. Known and respected Auction reviews
by antiquarians and preservation-
ists throughout the country, Wil- (Cranston, R.I.) Bidders Answer The Call At Bruneau & Co Auction............................................................... 4
liam was proudest of the 1820s (New Haven, Conn.) Americana Reigns At Two-Day New Haven Auctions’ Sale.........................................25
Federal-style home which he had (Santa Barbara, Calif.) Theriault’s Celebrates 50th Anniversary - Huguette Clark Doll Auction ...................28
rescued from the area of Milled- (Orlando, Fla.) Civil War-Era Compound Interest Treasury Note Tops FUN Auction At $228,000...............38
geville and meticulously restored (Larchmont, N.Y.) Patek Nautilus Wristwatch Makes Time Fly To $118,750 At Clarke................................38
and reconstructed on his family’s (Downingtown, Penn.) Chinese Export Vase Sleeper Livens Up Pook & Pook Evening Sale......................38
property in Newnan. He also main- (Denver, Penn.) Suit Of Armor Leads Susquehanna Collection Across Morphy’s Block..............................38
tained an important Nineteenth (Pittsfield, Mass.) Tiffany Floor Lamp Tops Fontaine’s At $151,250.............................................................38
Century residence in Temple, N.H.
William was born in Newnan on ExHibitions
March 6, 1924, the son of the late
William N. Banks Sr and Evelyn (Palm Beach, Fla.) Stuart Weitzman’s Antique Shoe Collection Steps Into Flagler Museum......................... 7
Wright Banks. He graduated Phi (New York City) Africa’s Sahel Focus Of New Met Exhibit................................................................................ 9
Beta Kappa from Yale University. He was a prolific author of articles for (Greenwich, Conn.) Collecting Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet At Bruce Museum..............................23
The Magazine Antiques as well as a playwright. His plays, The Curate’s (New York City) “Connecting Threads: A Year Of Exceptional Quilts” At American Folk Art Museum........23
Play and The Glad Girls, were professionally produced. William was (Sacramento, Calif.) Granville Redmond’s “Eloquent Palette” Premieres At Crocker Art Museum.............30
admired by friends and scholars for his deep knowledge of American (Salem, Ore.) Checkmate! Exhibition Celebrates Art, History Of Chess........................................................31
architecture and the decorative arts, as well as for his genial tempera- (New York City) New York City Paintings By Mark Laguë At Rehs Contemporary.......................................33
ment and hospitality. (New York City) Children’s Museum Of Manhattan Goes Inside Art.............................................................33
He was a long-term member and had served as vice-chair of the board And Also...
of the MacDowell Colony, a contemporary arts organization in New
Hampshire, and was a life member of the board of directors of the High Across The Block............................................................................................................................................... 8
Museum of Art. William’s ashes will be interred in the Grantville City Club News.................................................................................................................................................. 22-23
Cemetery in Grantville, Ga., in a private family service. Online condo- Historic Homes
lences may be expressed at www.mckoon.com.
2019 National Preservation Awards.............................................................................................................41
Ex-Librarian, Bookseller International..................................................................................................................................................... 20
Plead In Theft Of Rare Book Q&A
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former librarian and a bookseller have Will Quam........................................................................................................................................................ 1
pleaded guilty in the theft of rare books from the Carnegie Library of Transitions........................................................................................................................................................ 34
Pittsburgh in a years-long scheme. (Catskill, N.Y.) Thomas Cole National Historic Site Announces 2020 “Sunday Salons” Lecture Series........ 6
(Palm Harbor, Fla.) Four Rare Frank Lloyd Wright Chairs Acquired By Two Red Roses Foundation............ 6
Sixty-three-year-old Gregory Priore, former manager of the rare books (Albany, N.Y.) State Museum Transfers Ownership Of Cornplanter’s Pipe Tomahawk To Seneca Nation...12
room, pleaded guilty Monday to theft and receiving stolen property. (London) Basil Beattie At Huxley-Parlour Gallery...........................................................................................20
Fifty-six-year-old John Schulman, the owner of Caliban Book Shop, (Ljubljana, Slovenia) Statue Mocking Donald Trump Torched In Slovenia....................................................20
pleaded guilty to theft by deception, receiving stolen property and forg- (Tokyo) Avant-Garde Posters Unveiled As Tokyo Olympics Near..................................................................20
ery. (New York City) The Met Acquires Works By Pakistani Artist Lala Rukh......................................................24
(West Palm Beach, Fla.) National Archives Says “Wrong” To Blur Anti-Trump Signs..................................24
Allegheny County prosecutors said some charges were withdrawn in (Windsor, Conn.) Windsor Historical Society’s Beer, Wine & Tavern Games...............................................24
exchange for the pleas, but the deal contains no agreement on sentenc- (Staten Island, N.Y.) Early Red Earthenware & Stoneware Found On Staten Island.....................................32
ing, which is scheduled for April 17 for both defendants. (Brimfield, Mass.) New Owners For Brimfield’s Hertan’s Field.......................................................................34
(Chicago) Legendary Landmarks Celebration To Honor Three For 2020......................................................34
Authorities alleged earlier that Priore stole prints, maps and rare (Germantown, N.Y.) Friends Of Clermont Awarded Grant..............................................................................34
books and handed them off to Schulman to resell them. Prosecutors (Westport, Conn.) Westport Museum For History & Culture To Name Main Exhibit Hall............................34
said several hundred rare items worth more than $8 million were taken (Boston) Society Of Arts & Crafts To Restructure, Ending Retail & Exhibitions...........................................38
in a scheme investigators believed dated back to the 1990s. (Erie, Penn.) Erie Museum Director Departs After Work Behavior Reports..................................................38
(Los Angeles) Lucas Museum Acquires African American Film History Archive “Separate Cinema”.........39
Authorities said last year that one of the items stolen, a Geneva Bible
published in 1615, was returned to the library after it was traced to the
American Pilgrim Museum in Leiden, about 45 miles (70 kilometers)
from Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that defense attorneys for Priore
declined to comment following Monday’s hearing. Schulman’s attorney,
Albert Veverka, noted that his client wasn’t acknowledging any role in
a conspiracy but said in a statement that he accepted responsibility “for
his association with books under circumstances whereby he should
have known that the books had probably been stolen.”
“Mr Schulman has dedicated much of his life to contributing to the
bookselling trade and regrets that today’s guilty pleas negatively
reflected upon the antiquarian book industry, his family and clients,”
the statement said.
Carnegie Library spokeswoman Suzanne Thinnes called the thefts
“devastating.” She said in a statement that “the shock, the anger and
the hurt” caused by the actions of those considered friends and col-
leagues by many at the library “will be with us for a very long time.”
“We are hopeful that the sentences given to these two individuals will
reflect the significant damage done not only to Carnegie Library of
Pittsburgh, but to the literary community near and far,” she said.
38 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — January 31, 2020
Erie Museum Director Departs After Civil War-Era Compound Interest Treasury
Work Behavior Reports Note Tops FUN Auction At $228,000
ORLANDO, FLA. — A Fr. 193
ERIE, PENN. (AP) — The Erie Art Museum’s board said on January $100 1863 Compound Interest
13 it cut ties with its executive director, Joshua Helmer, days after a Treasury Note (PMG Very Fine
newspaper reported that he had dated and made advances toward 30 EPQ) sold for $228,000 to
women he worked with, including some who reported to him. claim top-lot honors in the
2020 Florida United Numis-
The New York Times reported the previous week that a staff email matists (FUN) auction con-
indicated Helmer had been barred from entering the building at the ducted by Heritage Auctions,
Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he had previously worked. The January 8-14. These Civil War-
paper said he had dated women subordinates in Philadelphia in an era compound interest trea-
apparent violation of its policies, and recounted complaints that includ- sury notes were authorized
ed berating comments. under the Acts of March 3,
1863, and June 30, 1864. These
The museum’s board of directors said it was reviewing the Times arti- acts authorized the Treasury
cle and released a statement on January 13 saying Helmer “is no longer Department to issue notes
employed at the Erie Art Museum.” which, for a period of three
years, bore interest at a rate of
Helmer was assistant director for interpretation at the Philadelphia six percent, compounded twice
Museum of Art before being hired for the Erie museum’s top job last per year. Notes were issued in
October. denominations of $20, $50,
$100, $500 and $1000, with federal government’s finances This example, from the Coral
A phone listing could not be located for Helmer, and museum officials examples of two highest and the limited window for the Gables Collection, Part II, is
did not respond to requests for comment. Helmer declined to discuss his denominations remaining promised interest payments, one of only two Fr. 193s extant,
relationships and treatment of women to the Times, suggesting to the unknown today, making $100 nearly all were quickly and by far the better of the
paper that office politics were behind the allegations. like this one the highest redeemed. The treasury esti- pair, as the only other example
denomination known to mated in 1944 that only 300 in the census is not only lower
Chinese Export Vase Sleeper remain in existence. Just over such notes remained, a total grade but has been profession-
Livens Up Pook & Pook 500,000 of the $100 denomina- that has dwindled today to just ally restored as well. For fur-
Evening Sale tion were issued, but because 15 covering all three Friedberg ther information, www.ha.com
of the precarious state of the numbers for the denomination. or 877-437-4824.
DOWNINGTOWN, PENN. — A
Chinese export famille rose porce- Patek Nautilus Wristwatch Makes Time Fly
lain vase featuring kneeling applied To $118,750 At Clarke
Dutch figures stole the show when
it crossed the block at Pook & Pook, LARCHMONT, N.Y. — An steel, the model offered now
Inc, selling for $329,400 the evening 18K yellow gold Patek is in rose gold, and there’s an
of Friday, January 17. The vase, Philippe men’s Nautilus eight-year waiting list. So it’s
which had been estimated at wristwatch caught the spot- a rare example that’s popular
$1/1,500 and was slated in the first light when it sold for with Patek collectors at the
of two sessions, was apparently one $118,750 in Clarke Auction moment.”
of two known to exist and generated Gallery’s January 19 sale.
excitement in the United States, The 1982 self-winding Two other men’s wrist-
London and Asia. Nearly a dozen watch came with a Patek watches finished as the sec-
phone lines were employed, one bid- Philippe “Extract from the ond and third highest lots of
ding with an unidentified institu- Archives” to validate its the sale: an 18K yellow gold
tion in the United States who had manufacture and history. Breguet Le Reveil du Tsar
the winning bid. A complete sale The watch weighed in at with black leather Camille
recap will appear in a future issue. 101.2 dwt with a yellow gold Fournet watch strap and a
bracelet. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sub-
Tiffany Floor Lamp mariner 18K yellow gold
Tops Fontaine’s “It was the first example of watch with blue face and
At $151,250 a Patek Philippe Nautilus bezel. Both of those sold at
in yellow gold to come to $18,750. All three watches
PITTSFIELD, MASS. — Art Nou- market in the United came from the same Manhat-
veau lighting, led by a Tiffany Studios States,” said Whitney Bria, tan consignor.
Peony Border floor lamp, which finished at head of jewelry and silver at
$151,250, led a strong sale at Fontaine’s Auction Clarke Auction Gallery. For additional information,
Gallery January 18. Both the base and shade “The original is in stainless www.clarkeny.com or 914-
were signed, it was an elaborate base and there 833-8336.
were imperfections to the shade. The sale includ-
ed several other Tiffany lamps and several Pair- Society Of Arts + Crafts To Restructure,
point lamps, as well as those by other makers. Ending Retail & Exhibitions
The sale got off to a good start, as lot one, a Pair-
point Puffy “Owl” table lamp, with a rare white BOSTON — The board of the kets,” Russell said. “It also rec- 1897, founders grappled with
and grey shade, of which few are known, sold Society of Arts + Crafts ognizes that brick-and-mortar issues of industrialization, and
well over the estimate, realizing $78,650. Over a (SA+C), a nonprofit organiza- retail establishments need the relevance of artists’ work.
dozen items sold for more than $10,000 each, tion promoting and supporting specific things – a prime loca- Craft artists began using
including a hand-illuminated Armenian bible fine craft and the artists who tion among them – to be suc- machines to realize their
which may date to the Sixteenth or Seventeenth make it, has announced that it cessful.” visions – textile looms,
Century. will restructure the organiza- mechanical saws and the like.
tion, end its no-longer-viable The organization’s exhibi- Now artists are contemplating
The sale included art glass by a number initiatives, strengthen and tion, “Child’s Play,” closed Jan- how to use and adjust to con-
of makers, “Golden Age” bronzes and enhance its popular CraftBos- uary 18. Online and onsite temporary technology, and how
lighting, paintings, clocks and much more. ton events and focus on build- retail locations will become their work can be more sus-
A full report will follow. ing an ambitious advocacy and inactive on January 25. Six of tainable, and done in service of
artist-support agenda. The ten current SA+C employees social needs.”
Suit Of Armor Leads group relocated its headquar- will be laid off as part of the Martin said that while she
Susquehanna ters to the Boston Seaport restructuring plan. and the SA+C board hope the
neighborhood in October 2016. group can maintain its head-
Collection Across Executive director Brigitte quarters among the technology
Morphy’s Block Board president Lois Russell Martin, who came to SA+C in companies that inhabit much
said that although the decision March 2019, laid out an ambi- of the Seaport’s real estate, the
DENVER, PENN. — An assembled full- was difficult, the board sup- tious plan late last year to restructured organization
size suit of armor sold for $270,600, top- ported the move as financial enhance the group’s ongoing could be headquartered any-
ping the 220-lot Susquehanna Collection realities for the group became work with a new effort to where in the area.
sold at Morphy Auctions on Thursday, Jan- untenable, and changing needs transform thinking about how “Because our new move to
uary 16. Estimated at $75/150,000, the circa within the field forced a woodworking, textile-making, connect artists, scientists,
1510-20 suit had once been in the collection of rethink about how the society ceramics, metalsmithing and technology and academic enti-
Dr Bashford Dean, the first president of the could best serve its mission. In other craft media can inform, ties will likely see much of its
Arms & Armor Society and the first curator of addition to successful, twice- and be informed by, Twenty- genesis with the companies
Arms & Armor at the Metropolitan Museum yearly CraftBoston events, the First Century technology. As and workers in Boston’s inno-
of Art. A husband and wife team of antique SA+C has been running a full- facility maintenance costs vation district, we hope to
arms and armor dealers were bidding in the scale retail shop where such increased, and the number of maintain a spot close to our
room on behalf of a client. See a future items were available year- shoppers at the Seaport loca- potential collaborators,” she
issue for a complete sale review. For infor- round. The group also mounted tion diminished, Martin said it said.
mation, www.morphyauctions.com or 877- exhibitions in its 9,000-square- became clear the plan to move Martin added that she sees a
foot, second-floor spot at 100 toward much-needed advocacy, continued public connection to
968-8880. Pier Four Boulevard in Bos- convening and advancement of SA+C, too, through its nearly
ton’s Seaport neighborhood. the craft field was a more sus- 20-year-old, semiannual Craft-
tainable business model. Boston event, which will be
“This change underscores the enhanced starting with the
realities of maintaining a facil- “In many ways, this reinven- spring 2020 edition.
ity in one of the country’s most tion harkens back to the origi-
expensive real estate mar- nal founding of the Society of
Arts + Crafts,” Martin said. “In
January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 39
Lucas Museum Acquires African American
Film History Archive ‘Separate Cinema’
LOS ANGELES — The Lucas screening of The Wiz (1978) St Louis Blues, poster, 1929, 27 by 41 inches.
Museum of Narrative Art, cur- and an evening screening of Do
rently under construction in the Right Thing (1989) followed The Wiz, poster, 1978, 27 by 41 inches.
Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, by a conversation with author,
has acquired the Separate Cin- scholar and Turner Classic Following the Do the Right announced as the first African regular pop-up market taking
ema Archive, which documents Movies host Jacqueline Stew- Thing screening, Stewart, pro- American host at Turner Clas- place from 10 am to 5 pm, out-
African American cinema his- art. Presented in celebration of fessor of cinema and media sic Movies, where she leads the side the cinema that features
tory from 1904 to 2019. Encom- LACMA’s “Betye Saar: Call studies at the University of Silent Sunday Nights program. black-owned businesses and
passing more than 37,000 rare and Response” exhibition and Chicago, will participate in a vendors. Guests can also
items, the archive includes a the Lucas Museum’s Separate conversation with Ryan Linkof, The screenings will take engage in free family art-mak-
major selection of original film Cinema Archive, this Black curator of film at the Lucas place at Baldwin Hills Cren- ing stations at the market pro-
posters, lobby cards, film stills, History Month program will Museum, about the portrayal shaw Plaza’s Cinemark The- vided by LACMA and the
publicity material, scripts, an explore how filmmakers of race within the history of ater on Saturday, February 8. Lucas Museum.
extensive reference library and engage with issues of race cinema. Stewart made her own The morning matinee screen-
more. As one of the premier within the narrative of the history recently when she was ing of The Wiz will coincide For more information, 213-784-
narrative art forms of the “American dream.” with Melanin Market L.A., a 6338 or www.lucasmuseum.org.
Twentieth and Twenty-First
Centuries, film and the film- “It is exciting to celebrate
making process are central to Black History month by intro-
the Lucas Museum mission. ducing the important Separate
Cinema Archive and by screen-
The Separate Cinema Archive ing these two iconic films even
allows the museum to present before our museum opens,”
a more inclusive history about said Sandra Jackson-Dumont,
the making and selling of fea- director and chief executive
ture films. The Separate Cine- officer of the Lucas Museum.
ma Archive is an important “Comprising original film post-
addition to the museum’s grow- ers, photography and other
ing collection of narrative art, archival materials — including
which includes paintings, illus- for The Wiz and Do the Right
tration, comics, photography, Thing — the Separate Cinema
film-related works and more. Archive will not only provide
film scholars with incredible
For Black History Month, the opportunities for research, this
museum is partnering with the treasure trove will also cata-
Los Angeles County Museum lyze important conversations
of Art (LACMA) to present a about the inspiring narratives
day of film on February 8, in of African American perspec-
South Los Angeles featuring tives represented through
two Oscar-nominated movies— film.”
a family-friendly matinee
Vintage Accents Auctions Hosts First Online-Only Auction
THOMASTON, MAINE — Vin- lights for the two-day sale points for the first-time auction and invaluable.com.
tage Accents Auctions, the online include a collection of vintage customer to the serious collector. To view auction inventory or
subsidiary of Thomaston Place cameras, folk art sculptures, Bidders can register and bid
Auction Galleries launched in including a wooden carved from any computer or handheld for more information, www.vin-
2020, will offer more than 800 Maine state seal, a grouping of device, or leave an online absen- tageaccentsauctions.com or
lots during its inaugural online- vintage wool outdoor clothing tee bid. In addition to a dedicat- 207-354-8141.
only sale on January 22 and 23. items, a prohibition-themed col- ed app, available for free through
lection, marine items and sever- the iTunes Store and Google
An eclectic sale of art, ephem- al lots of toy soldiers. Play, Vintage Accents’ sales are
era, jewelry, vintage clothing, col- hosted on three online platforms
lectibles, furniture, silver, deco- Vintage Accents Auctions said for bidder convenience: vintage-
rative items and more ensures it aims to offer an array of excit- accents.com, liveauctioneers.com
something for everyone. High- ing items at approachable price
Leica camera with viewfinder and Summitar and Nikkor lenses.
Folk art carved wood State Of Maine seal on Early American country stand, one of more
state outline. than 40 lots.
40 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — January 31, 2020
Auctions At Showplace Sale Previews Through Feb. 2
Stilnovo-attributed modern Sputnik chandelier ($1/2,000).
NEW YORK CITY— On Feb- by Raphael Colon Morales, a Ammi Phillips, “Portrait of a Lady,” oil on can- Shepard Fairey, “Hope,” 2008, offset lith-
ruary 2 at noon, Auctions at Cesar Paternosto oil, a Claire vas ($30/50,000). ograph linen-backed poster ($2/3,000).
Showplace will present selec- Khalil watercolor and works on
tions of fine art, furniture, silver, paper by Ernest Trova, Clayton six Frank Mariani for Pace din- In jewelry; this auction fea- lion, Tom Moriber and others.
jewelry and decorative arts from Pond and Matsumi Kanemitsu. ing chairs, a Mies van der Rohe tures ten pairs of solid gold cuff- Other offerings include Meis-
New York City estates. leather upholstered Brno chair, links, including some with ani-
From a New York City collec- a group of Stilnovo and Arredo- mal and Pop art motifs, a sen porcelain figural groups, an
In time for Americana season is tion come three Shepard Fairey luce-attributed lighting fixtures collection of Native American American horse and jockey
a striking work by itinerant folk lithograph posters from the with white enamel shades and silver jewelry with turquoise weathervane, a German silver
portraitist Ammi Phillips (1788- Barack Obama 2008 campaign, two pairs of Robert Cordisco tall and coral, rings by Effy and and glass centerpiece, an Andrea
1865). The oil on canvas depicts a including two bearing the iconic painted metal figural sculp- Movado and luxury timepieces, Morelli cello and more.
dignified New England woman portrait of the 44th president tures. In more traditional taste including two 18K Vacheron &
shown seated with her left hand with “Hope” and “Progress” and a is an antique Dutch marquetry Constantin wristwatches and a Preview at Showplace Antiques
resting on a book. Other tradi- third depicting a ballot box and inlaid secretary, a Stickley retro 14K Jules Jurgensen + Design Center is currently in
tional artwork includes four oil the word “Vote.” Also hitting the Craftsman Mission-style desk, wristwatch. Complementing the progress through February 2.
on panel landscapes with birds, a auction block will be vintage an English George III-manner jewelry is a selection of designer
trio of Eighteenth Century Span- travel posters, including three center table and a Horner- fur and other coats, including Showplace Antiques is at 40
ish Colonial religious images and TWA examples and one from attributed game table. Christian Dior, Waltzer, Revil- West 25th Street between Fifth
a Charles Haigh-Wood portrait of American Airlines. and Sixth Avenues. For informa-
a young lady. Those in search of tion, www.nyshowplace.com or
Modern art will find two acrylics Highlights in Midcentury Mod- 212-633-6063.
ern furnishings include a set of
Keno Auctions Celebrates Americana Week—
Sale Of American Furniture
& Folk Art From NYC Collection
NEW YORK CITY — Keno Auctions will exceptional results.” mented on the bottom of the fan-carved The Samuel Gardner Queen Anne
present a sale of American furniture and The single-owner live sale includes three drawer and documents its ownership by walnut and walnut-veneered bon-
folk art at 3 pm on Friday, January 24, at John Treadwell in the 1770s. net-top highboy, Salem, Mass., circa
the Keno Auctions headquarters. More examples of Salem, Mass., craftsmanship. 1740 ($50/100,000).
than 45 lots will be offered, dating back to Earliest and perhaps most important is a With its great sculptural form and its relates to a small group of chairs, each hav-
the mid-Eighteenth Century. In addition to rare Queen Anne Salem bonnet-top wal- impeccable provenance, Sir William John- ing upholstered backs and seats, open
the live sale, bidding will commence on nut and walnut-veneered highboy, circa son’s (1714-1774) Queen Anne mahogany arms and cabriole legs ending in pad feet.
January 24 at 6 pm for an online-only auc- 1745. Originally owned by Samuel Gard- side chair will certainly attract interest for The chair is similar to the well-known pair
tion of various owners’ American and ner (1712/13-1769), known in his day as collectors. Keno bought the chair in 1992 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Aside
European fine and decorative arts, includ- the wealthiest man in Salem, it is no sur- from the direct descendant of Abraham from the spiraled, scroll-carved handholds
ing a private collection of Eighteenth Cen- prise that in terms of design and execution, Gerretson, who purchased five chairs from on the Metropolitan Museum’s pair, the
tury creamware and selections from a Del- it is a masterwork. The high chest, this set at the 1779 auction of the confis- proportions, distinctive “crooked” arm-sup-
aware collection of Chinese porcelain and veneered with highly figured book- cated effects of Sir William Johnson. Other ports, broad upper knees narrowing to del-
American paintings. The online sale ends matched walnut is in a remarkable state of chairs from this rare set are at the Metro- icate ankles and raked, tapering rear legs,
January 31. preservation, retaining its original finish politan Museum, Yale University collec- which flare slightly at their bottoms, are
and brasses. tion, Winterthur collection (a pair), Chip- similar on both the Metropolitan Museum
Said Leigh Keno, “I’m thrilled to return stone Foundation, Bayou Bend Museum chairs and the present chair.
to Americana Week with a sale of this A Chippendale Salem block-front desk, and Minneapolis Institute of Art. This set
importance. On a scale from 1 to 10 in circa 1770, with a blocked-lid opens to an can now be tentatively attributed to the Folk art will also be featured with items
terms of quality, rarity, condition and prov- intricately fan-carved and fitted interior. little-known New York cabinetmaker such as a carved and polychromed scrim-
enance, the majority of lots in this sale The base molding is centered by a classic Thomas Brookman, whose shop created shaw whale’s tooth “For the Love of Her
rank a 10. Conservative estimates are a Salem-style scallop-shell. Both the desk some of the finest furniture in the Colo- and My Country;” circa 1835-40; to a
consignor’s best friend, with the best and a Salem Chippendale bonnet-top fan- nies. Importantly, the Johnson papers doc- hooked rug depicting George Washington
always rising to the top. Happily, our con- carved chest on chest, circa 1770, have ument that on October 12, 1763, “Thomas and inscribed “General Washington
signors agree that great pieces and low large, original brasses and escutcheons. Brookman, a cabinetmaker, about eight Noblest of Men, His House His Horse His
estimates are a winning combination for The illustrious history of the highly fig- cases of furniture put on board of Capt. Cherry Tree & Him.” This rug is colorful
The Sir William Johnson Queen ured mahogany chest on chest is docu- Marsealus’s boat for Johnson.” In 2010, and charming and ranks among the best of
Anne mahogany side chair, New Polychrome scrimshaw whale’s tooth Keno discovered, researched and sold an early Twentieth Century hooked rugs.
York City, circa 1760 ($20/50,000). “For the Love of Her and My Coun- elaborately carved Chippendale mahogany
try,” American, circa 1835 ($5/10,000). dressing chest, which was documented in Previews for the sale are in progress
wealthy merchant James Beekman’s through Thursday, January 23, 10 am to 6
(1732-1807) account book (at the New- pm. A champagne reception is set for
York Historical Society) as having been Thursday, noon to 6 pm. Previews continue
made by Brookman in 1752, and sold at on sale day from 8 am to 3 pm.
Keno Auctions’ inaugural sale in 2010 for a
record $1.4 million. Keno Auctions is at 127 East 69th Street.
For information, www.kenoauctions.com
Also featured will be a rare diminutive or 212-734-2381.
Boston mid-Eighteenth Century Queen
Anne “Tuckaway” tea table with plum-pud-
ding mahogany deeply dished top, original-
ly owned by the family of Hannah Buxton
of Haverhill, Mass. Keno purchased the
table from her descendants in 1992 and
later sold it to the present owners. One of
seven known examples, it relates most
closely to the table owned by Israel Sack,
Inc in 1979 and repurchased by them in
1991-92. In person, comparison of this table
and the Sack example strongly suggests
that the two were made in the same shop.
Another rarity is a Queen Anne uphol-
stered open arm chair, New York City, circa
1745. This previously undocumented chair
Historic Homes & Properties
Compiled by Madelia Hickman Ring January 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 41
The 2019 National Preservation Awards
DENVER, COLO. — The 2019 National Preservation The multimodal bridge carries trains for the Massachu- where NASA’s flight control team made history plan-
Awards honor inspirational projects, individuals and orga- setts Bay Transportation Authority, motor vehicles, pedes- ning, training and executing numerous internationally
nizations that have demonstrated excellence in the field of trians and bicyclists. On an average day, the bridge han- significant space missions.
preservation. Following are a partial list of individuals dles 28,000 motor vehicles and close to 100,000 transit NASA Mission Control, photo courtesy of NASA.
and organizations that were honored; for a complete list, riders, making it the busiest multimodal link between the
https://forum.savingplaces.org/blogs/forum- cities of Boston and Cambridge. With advice and oversight
online/2019/10/11/the-2019-national-preservation-awards. from six federal, state and local historic agencies, the
bridge was restored using the highest rehabilitation and
Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award restoration standards. The extensive restoration project
The Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award is the Nation- preserved the bridge’s distinct architectural character,
al Trust for Historic Preservation’s highest national recog- while addressing structural and code deficiencies. To
nition. Named for one of the National Trust’s founding improve safety and functionality, new lighting systems
trustees, the award is made with the greatest care and were installed, sidewalks were widened, and there were
only when there is indisputable evidence of superlative dedicated bike lanes constructed.
achievement in the preservation and interpretation of our
historic, architectural and maritime heritage. Unity Temple, Oak Park, Ill.
Primary Recipient: Harboe Architects
Recipient: Ruth J. Abram
New Lebanon, N.Y. and Denver, Colo.
After the room was decommissioned in 1992, years of
deterioration caused the National Park Service to list it as
“threatened.” Because NASA is not able to accept ear-
marked public donations, the Advisory Council on Historic
Preservation assisted the management of funds raised
through Kickstarter by Space Center Houston. These
crowdsourced funds served as a partial match to a $3.5
million grant from the City of Webster in Texas.
Ruth Abram, right, photo courtesy of Unity Temple, Tom Rossiter photo. Trustees’ Award For
International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Co-recipients include: Alphawood Foundation, Unity Organizational Excellence
A lifelong advocate for social progress, Ruth Abram Temple Restoration Foundation and Unity Temple Uni-
started her career advocating for women’s and civil rights tarian Universalist Congregation. The Trustees’ Award for Organizational Excellence
in the 1970s. In the 1980s, Abram began to examine the Built in 1908 and home of the Unitarian Universalist recognizes a nonprofit organization, large or small, that
history of immigration and its relevance to modern issues, Congregation of Oak Park, Ill., Unity Temple is one of has demonstrated sustained and superlative achieve-
and she and her friend, Anita Jacobsen, founded the Lower Frank Lloyd Wright’s most celebrated buildings. Wright, ment in historic preservation.
East Side Tenement Museum. The revolutionary museum who was raised in a Unitarian family, envisioned a radi-
preserves and interprets a pair of Nineteenth Century cally designed religious space with a monochromatic Recipient: Historic Denver, Inc, Denver, Colo.
tenement buildings that offer an authentic look at tene- poured-in-place concrete exterior and a light-filled inte- For nearly five decades, Historic Denver, Inc, has been
ment life from the 1840s through the 1930s. Using these rior. This National Historic Landmark and UNESCO the leading preservation organization in the City of Den-
buildings as a tool for addressing contemporary issues, the Heritage Site is widely regarded as one of the first works ver. The organization was founded in 1970 as part of a sig-
museum tells the uniquely American stories of immi- of modern architecture. nificant public effort to save the home of Titanic survivor,
grants, migrants, refugees and working-class peoples in After decades of deterioration and deferred maintenance, Margaret “Molly” Brown. The organization acquired and
the context of the places they lived. the building was named to both Landmark Illinois’ and restored the property, and today the Molly Brown House
In 1999, Abram’s work in bridging history and activism the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s endangered Museum serves 55,000 visitors each year through tours,
became transnational when she organized, along with lists. Funding from the Alphawood Foundation, coupled educational programs, outreach and exhibits.
eight other leaders from around the world, the Interna- with the congregation’s grassroots fundraising efforts, Working closely with the public and local officials to
tional Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Now encompassing ensured the sensitive restoration of almost every feature address the challenges of a developing city, Historic Den-
sites in nearly 70 countries, the group leads the only global of the building. The recent $25 million restoration returns ver has been the driving force behind many vital preserva-
movement dedicated to spaces that remember and pre- this internationally significant work of architecture to its tion wins throughout the city. The economic success follow-
serve even the most traumatic memories, while encourag- original appearance and gives new life to a building that ing the designation of the Lower Downtown Historic
ing their visitors to make connections between the past both continues to serve its original purpose as a house of District, has become a catalyst for numerous additional
and related contemporary human rights issues. worship and has become a tourist destination for Frank residential and commercial districts in the area. Recently,
Lloyd Wright enthusiasts from all over the world. the organization has worked to enhance Colorado’s state
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation tax credit and continues to lead efforts to protect Larimer
National Preservation Awards South Street Landing, Providence, R.I. Square, Denver’s first historic district.
Primary Recipient: CV Properties
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preser- Trustees Emeritus Award For
vation Awards, the nation’s most coveted and prestigious, Co-recipients include: Brown University, Rhode Historic Site Stewardship
are bestowed on historic preservation efforts that demon- Island College, State of Rhode Island and University of
strate excellence in execution and a positive impact on Rhode Island. The Trustees Emeritus Award for Historic Site Steward-
the vitality of their towns and cities. ship recognizes success and innovation in historic preser-
The construction of South Street Landing, a former elec- vation, management, and programming at historic sites.
Longfellow Bridge, Boston trical power plant that serviced a large portion of the city
Primary Recipient: Rosales + Partners of Providence, started in 1912 and continued in phases Recipient: Taliesin Preservation,
through 1952. The plant was eventually decommissioned Spring Green, Wis.
in 1995 and remained shuttered for 17 years.
Taliesin, photo courtesy Taliesin Preservation.
In 2013, Boston-based developers, CV Properties, started
working with Brown University, Rhode Island College, and
the University of Rhode Island to develop a shared vision
for the future of the plant. Completed in 2017, with the
help of federal and state tax credits and local incentives,
the property was transformed into more than 305,000
square feet of adapted shared space. Rhode Island College
and the University of Rhode Island joined together to cre-
ate a state-of-the-art nursing education center, which
includes technologically advanced simulation and training
systems, complete with lifelike, robotic mannequins.
Longfellow Bridge, Ian MacLellan photo. President’s Award For National Taliesin Preservation was founded in 1993 with the mis-
Co-recipients include: Boston Landmarks Commission, Leadership In Historic Preservation sion of preserving Frank Lloyd Wright’s home, studio,
Cambridge Historical Commission and Massachusetts school, farm and 800-acre estate, Taliesin, located near
Historical Commission. This year’s President’s Award for National Leadership Spring Green, Wis. The group achieves this by conducting
The Longfellow Bridge was completed in 1907 and is in Historic Preservation recognizes a place of national educational and cultural programming, as well as provid-
considered the most important historic bridge in the City importance and pride to the American people. ing preservation resources, funding, and specialized pres-
of Boston due to its prominent location over the Charles ervation staffing.
River and outstanding architectural qualities. Originally Apollo Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas
called the Cambridge Bridge, it was renamed the Henry Primary Recipient: The National Historic Landmark and UNESCO World
Wadsworth Longfellow Bridge in 1924 to honor the dis- Heritage Site, owned by the Frank Lloyd Wright Founda-
tinguished poet. NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center tion, is comprised of various structures that were built
Co-recipients include: Cosmosphere; Source Historical between 1896 and 1953, representing nearly every decade
Services; Textile Preservation Services of Texas. of Wright’s career. For the past 25 years, Taliesin Preser-
In July of 2019, NASA’s Johnson Space Center com- vation has overseen the preservation, programming and
pleted a $5 million restoration that returned the Apollo tour program at Taliesin and has contributed more than
Mission Control Center in Houston to its former midcen- $10 million to preservation projects across the site. In
tury glory —just in time for the 50th anniversary of the addition to preserving the buildings, the group preserves
Apollo 11 moon landing. The mission control room is the agricultural fields and natural areas at the estate.
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