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Winslow Homer

“Waiting for Dad (Longing)” by Winslow Homer, 1873. Transparent and opaque watercolor on wove paper.
Collection of Mills College Art Museum, gift of Jane C. Tolman. — On view at The Cape Ann Museum, “Winslow Homer at the Beach.”

By Jessica Skwire Routhier for Homer’s sensibilities — home base for New Eng- and rooted within a cultural context, a social context,
GLOUCESTER & CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — If it’s land’s biggest fishing fleet, out of Gloucester. an economic context and a historical context, and there
summer in New England, odds are there is a Winslow are artifacts which can help tell that story.”
Homer show to see. So closely has Homer come to be Homer’s Gloucester seascapes from the mid-1870s
associated with the rocky northern Atlantic coast that, through 1880 are well-known and much studied; how- Committed to that idea of context, Cross has orga-
for many, the experience of the landscape itself is ever, the present exhibition’s innovation is to place nized the exhibition not to frontload Cape Ann’s out-
incomplete without also experiencing Homer’s depic- them within the context of Homer’s emerging fascina- sized role in that story, but to begin it where it
tions of it, well-represented in the region’s museums. tion with the intersection between sea and shore. What begins: in the upscale watering holes of postbellum
But Homer was a marine painter long before he began it offers, says guest curator Bill Cross, “is a journey of America. For all that Homer tends to be remembered
to produce his iconic seascapes of Maine, where he kept his formation as a marine painter across six waterfront now as a sort of Old Man and the Sea of American
a studio after 1883, and he had a whole career as an destinations and across 11 years, from age 33 to age landscape painting, in 1868 he was young and
artist before he ever began to paint the sea. 44.” Further, “it is an experience of art in urbane, a Boston Brahmin recently returned from
Two exhibitions this season offer a deep look — with in which we are regarding Homer as rooted in place ten months in Paris, and the seascapes he first
some surprises — into the early career of this defin- painted were ones in which the sight of well-dressed
ing American artist. “Winslow Homer: Eyewitness,” at Concurrent Exhibitions young women, skirts fluttering in the wind, were
Harvard Art Museums through January 5, examines At The Cape Ann Museum just as bracing as the water of the Atlantic.
how his experience as a Civil War correspondent
affected his later work; and “Winslow Homer at the And The Harvard Homer’s interest in fashion, well established in his
Beach,” at the Cape Ann Museum through December Art Museums early graphic output, would continue to be felt in his
1, focuses on a key decade in his development as a work through the 1870s. But his single season at
marine painter. Explore The Artist Long Branch, N.J., was the only time that he painted
There is significant local interest in the latter story, Through Distinct Lenses scenes of affluent tourists cavorting in the waves. One
since some of Homer’s earliest seascape paintings attempt was so derided by the critics — for its idio-
were done on Cape Ann itself, a peninsula that juts syncratic composition and impressionistic technique
out to sea a few dozen miles north of Boston. Though — that he took a knife to it and split it in two. The
often overshadowed by the better-known Cape to the resulting two paintings, “Beach Scene” and “On the
south, Cape Ann, too, was an increasingly popular Beach,” are presented here side-by-side but at slightly
vacation spot in the 1870s and — equally important staggered heights, so that the compositions fit togeth-

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David Norman

A recent addition to the growing team at Phillips is David Norman,
named chairman of the Americas, who brings with him more than
30 years experience in impressionist and modern art, referred to
those in the know as “imp/mod.” During Norman’s tenure at
Sotheby’s, which was followed by a brief stint as an independent
advisor, he was involved with the sales of three works that broke the
$100 million record for their respective categories. Antiques and The
Arts Weekly caught up with this “$100 Million Dollar Man” for his
thoughts on the field, looking both backward and forward.

How has the market changed since you the gavel coming down on a billion-dollar painting. The imp/mod departments at your two

started? And as for pressure? Always! Regardless of where leading competitors are fairly large.
one is, pressure is a great motivator and driver, and Does your appointment signal that
The most marked change has been the incredible I try to embrace it. More pertinent to my new role Phillips plans to bump up their staffing
growth and diversification of the collecting popula- at Phillips, I would say it’s eagerness to be a part of a in that segment of the market?
tion. When I started in the mid-1980s, it was vastly great growth story. Phillips has experienced tremen-
more limited, with the market particularly reliant dous growth in the past few years, including in the While we don’t plan to build a separate department,
on Japanese bidders — and consequently very modern category, and I want to make my contribu- we do want to expand the offerings in our sales to
vulnerable to the loss of their buying towards 1990. tion to that effort. offer the full breadth of artistic achievement of the
Today’s market is much broader both geographi- last 100 years. Our goal is to create strong visual
cally and by sources of wealth, especially in Asia. I You started your own art advisory firm and emotional connections between painting and
believe that because demand is now coming from in 2016. Why did you give that up to sculpture from the modern, postwar and contempo-
so many different sectors and parts of the world, rejoin a large company like Phillips? rary periods. While walking around Phillips’ galler-
the market is the strongest it’s ever been and more ies, you can clearly see a consistency in our offerings
resilient during economic downturns. I really enjoyed the freedom and flexibility I found and the continuum of modern artistic thought in
working on my own. But I grew up in this busi-
Are there trends that have remained the way a Picasso interacts with works by Willem de
ness working with colleagues — being mentored
Kooning and David Hockney.
consistent? by great experts, enjoying strong relationships with

The interest in quality. Even as tastes in collecting peers and, in turn, mentoring the next generation. What are your top priorities, and how
change as new generations enter the market — evi- I missed being a part of a team. During my time will you realize them?
denced most prominently by the explosion of interest working privately, I frequently consulted for Phil-
in contemporary art — demand always rises to meet lips and witnessed first-hand the remarkable turn- I have several priorities. First, I want to work with
the supply of great works. Average works by impres- around being orchestrated by Ed Dolman and his my colleagues to secure great works of modern
sionists are not as desired as they were when I started, team. This may sound like a cliché, but I really fell art that naturally integrate with the masters of the
but a real “A” quality impressionist or post-impres- for the “one for all, all for one” spirit here. When postwar and contemporary periods and increase
sionist painting, the kind you would expect to see in a Ed suggested I join the team permanently, it didn’t the value and substance of our auctions. To ac-
major museum, will not only sell, it will smash records. require a great deal of soul-searching to say yes. complish that, I need to make sure that the many

Surprising market trends? modern collectors I’ve worked with over the
One trend that started about 20 years ago was years understand what Phillips has to offer.
a keen interest in the late works of an artist’s
career. Just take a look at what’s happened to While these collectors know of Phillips,
Picasso’s market. Long considered the products not all have walked through our doors and
of less creativity, skill and over-production, participated in our sales. It’s my mission
the post-1960s works by Picasso have gone to engage them, get them to know us, and
through a massive reevaluation. Instead of be- make them understand that many of the best
ing perceived as simply work created by Picasso people they knew from the other houses are
now at Phillips.

at the tail end of his career, they now seem Care to make any predictions for
foundational to the contemporary expression- the imp/mod market?
ist works of the 1980s and forward. A great
late Picasso lives beautifully next to a major While people will always love impressionism,
Basquiat in our galleries. The same can be said I see a trend towards a diminishing audience
for many artists, such as Matisse and Miró. for the middle and lower ends of the market.
That will continue. As I mentioned earlier,
You’ve been connected with three works records will continue to be broken for top
that broke the $100 million mark: works, and there will be a continuing rise in
in 2004 with Picasso’s “Garçon a
values for the late work of some artists that

la Pipe,” in 2010 with Giacometti’s have historically been undervalued. In ad-

“Walking Man 1” and in 2012 with Henry Moore (1898-1986), Family Group, bronze, height 16 inches. dition, I believe the art of female artists will
Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.” Is Executed in 1947, this work is from an edition of seven. continue to attain greater and long-overdue
the current imp/mod market ready to appreciation and value. And we will keep
deliver similar results if the right work To be sold November 14 in Phillips’ Twentieth Century & finding new audiences for great art as global
came along? Do you feel pressure to Contemporary Art evening sale ($2.5/3.5 million). wealth expands to new regions of the world.
deliver that for Phillips? In my career, I’ve seen that newly wealthy
individuals tend to buy the art of their own
We will definitely continue to see new records nations first, before moving on to art by more
international greats.
for masterpieces — it’s the nature of the busi-
—Madelia Hickman Ring
ness. In the not-so-distant future, I can imagine

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Pegasus Will Rock The House With 1954 Fender Guitar

OWEGO. N.Y. — Pegasus case. Like a jewel box, it stand, original to the piece. An of 9 inches with its stand. The The Owego Moose Lodge is at
Auctions is set to rock the opened to reveal a blonde example of the Meiji or late items will be offered with no 3 Goodrich Road. For additional
house on Sunday, October 6, beauty in original condition Edo period, the screen depicts reserves. information, 607-724-3567 or
at the Owego Moose Lodge with its bright berry red two Buddhist philosophers,
with an auction featuring a crushed velvet interior and the first, in a seated position Among estate jewelry offer-
recently found circa 1954 nine original Fender promo- embracing a mythological ings is an antique Chinese
estate Fender telecaster gui- tional photographic fliers as lion, the second, fanning and jade necklace with alternating
tar bearing the name Larry well. The guitar is in its origi- contemplating under a pine round and rectangular beads,
Lee. This model is a blonde nal condition with no restora- tree. The work is very well a red Nineteenth Century
butterscotch solid body with tion and some honest wear. It executed with highly detailed Chinese cinnabar necklace
the serial number 4547. In contains all of its original attention to the carving of and an elaborate and ornate
one of those moments we all parts, with a black Bakelite facial features, beards, red early Victorian locket and
love, ascending the attic stairs guard bearing the name Larry lips, etc. The screen is deco- necklace with the Star of
— in this case a packed attic Lee in old yellowing white rated with a variety of hard David motif.
— hoping to find something paint. The body is ash with a stones, which include white
really special, the auction maple neck. jade, pale green jade, spinach Finally, the auction will
house didn’t expect to find a green jade, red carnelian, include other estate Chinese
time warp to another era such Another noteworthy estate mother of pearl and coral. The and Oriental items, also a
as this. Forgotten among suit- item is a rare Nineteenth diameter of the disc is 6½ 1959 Marc Chagall lithograph
cases, boxes, clothing, furni- Century jade and hardstone inches and has a total height on early paper, unframed with
ture and you name it, the Peg- table screen. The screen itself vivid colors, as well as many
asus team discovered the is in a moon disc form seated other estate items.
guitar with its unmistakable on a carved and reticulated
rosewood or huanghuali

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In Americana Sale At Swann—

Extensive Record Of The Underground Railroad Debuts

Shugart family papers, including documentation of the William J. Stone, Declara- Samuel Walker, diary kept during the entire first cruise of
Underground Railroad, 63 items, 1838-81 ($30/40,000). tion of Independence, Force the USS Kineo, a gunboat on the Mississippi, 1854-69
printing, 1833 ($15/25,000). ($10/15,000).
NEW YORK CITY — Cover- by Shugart. The archive, con- Civil War soldiers in various
ing five centuries and the taining 63 items, is estimated parts of the United States small churches in Legreeville, distinctly Mexican prepara-
entire Western hemisphere, at $30/40,000. paint a picture of the war S.C., and his camp headquar- tions such as jicama, mamey,
Swann Galleries’ sale of print- from February 1862 to Sep- ters at Hilton Head, S.C. maiz cacahuazintle and mole
ed and manuscript Americana Substantial business records tember 1863. Samuel Walker’s ($2,5/3,500). verde ($6/9,000), and an 1875-
is set to cross the block on from the Dickinson & Shews- diary, dated February 8, 1862, 1915 manuscript cookbook
September 26 at 1:30 pm. bury salt works in West Vir- to September 1, 1863, chroni- From the Western Ameri- that also features instructions
Highlights include archives ginia are also featured in the cles his time as a Navy sea- cana collection of Herbert S. and illustrations for making
documenting slavery and abo- sale. The archive contains man during the entire first Auerbach, the heir to a suc- lye, ammonia and vinegar
lition, printings of the Decla- more than 2,000 items docu- cruise of the USS Kineo. cessful Salt Lake City depart- ($600/900). The Latin Ameri-
ration of Independence, Civil menting numerous enslaved Walker recounts the battles ment store and notable collec- cana section continues with
War diaries, Utah and Mor- people who aided in the salt he encountered as the gun- tor of early Mormon and Utah Bartholomé de Ledesma’s
mon material, as well as Latin production. Most notably are boat sailed down the Missis- history, comes a choice offer- treatise explaining the seven
Americana. records of family members of sippi, the battle of April 24, ing. An 1845 Nauvoo Legion sacraments for use in the
Booker T. Washington, who 1862, as the USS Kineo made Association stock certificate Mexican church, De septem
An extensive and detailed lived in the area after aboli- its way past Confederate’s signed by Brigham Young is novae legis sacramentis sum-
record of the Underground tion ($80/120,000). Fort Jackson en route to New present ($8/12,000); an early marium, Mexico, 1566
Railroad is set to come across Orleans and the Battle of imprint of the First Annual ($15/25,000); and four centu-
the block in an archive that A run of 12 different print- Baton Rouge. The lot also Message of the Governor to ries later, Nosotros, 1972, a
once belonged to the Shugart ings of the Declaration of includes an additional manu- the Legislative Assembly of photobook by Humberto Rub-
family. Zachariah Taylor Independence includes high- script account book and mem- Utah Territory, from Young’s alcaba that documents Festi-
Shugart was a known agent of lights such as an 1833 copy of oranda pages dating as early time as governor in 1851, is val Rock y Ruedas de Avándro,
the Underground Railroad, the Force printing by William as 1854 ($10/15,000). Also of present ($3/4,000); and a first also referred to as “the Mexi-
circa 1840-51. The documents J. Stone — the first accurate note is Adam Reinoehl’s lively edition of The Pearl of Great can Woodstock” ($400/600).
include his account book list- facsimile printing of the Dec- recordings of his time in the Price, 1851 — one of the cor-
ing 107 passengers Shugart laration of Independence and 76th Pennsylvania Infantry, nerstone works published by Exhibition opens on Septem-
helped from 1841-43. Early the basis for what we now also known as the Keystone the early Latter Day Saints ber 21 noon to 5 pm, and con-
entries in the log give com- know as the Declaration Zouaves, from February 6, and the only edition in Eng- tinues September 23-25, 10
plete names, such as Samuel ($15/25,000). William Wood- 1862, to September 6, 1863, in lish until 1878 — compiled by am to 6 pm, and September
Strawther, while others are ruff ’s 1819 printing features Georgia and South Carolina. Franklin D. Richards 26, 10 am to noon.
incomplete or more evocative, an oval border bearing the 13 In the rear pages of the vol- ($4/6,000) will be offered.
including “Ellen Something” original state seals topped by ume, Reinoehl sketched Fort Swann Galleries is at 104
and “North Star.” Additional three portraits ($1,5/2,500); Pulaski before and after its Mexican cookbooks include East 25th Street. For more
material includes letters from and a circa 1820s early hand- reduction by the Union artil- Arte de Concina, an early information, 212-254-4710 or
Shugart’s son during the Civil kerchief printing is based off lery in April 1862, as well as manuscript from 1812 with
War and a pocket diary kept Woodruff ’s ($3/4,000).

Manuscript diaries from

MFA Exhibits Weng Family’s ‘Friends &
Family’ In Chinese Painting Collection

Paginated by don BOSTON — In 2018, the Home” (after 1523), written by
P:\A&A Ads\7-20-18\lee’s antique center 2 x 2 indd. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Wen Zhengming to his wife and
picked up from 12-2-16, 2-3-17, 5-19-18, (MFA), received one of the sons, portray an emotionality
largest and most significant not usually seen in the artist’s
email proof to: [email protected] gifts of Chinese paintings and more formal works.
calligraphy in its history: the
Weng Family Collection, com- “Li Bai’s night revel in Depicting a powerful salt mer-
prising 183 objects that were peach and plum garden” by chant and art collector, “Por-
acquired by and passed down Chen Hongshou (Chinese, trait of An Qi in His Garden,”
through six generations of a 1598–1652), 1650. Ink and 1698, is a collaboration between
single family. Now on view is color on silk. Gift of the two friends, Wang Hui and Jiao
the first in a series of three Wan-go H.C. Weng Collec- Bingzhen, both celebrated court
exhibitions celebrating the tion and the Weng family, in artists of the day. The most
landmark donation made by memory of Virginia Dzung recent piece in the exhibition is
Wan-go H.C. Weng, a longtime Weng. Photograph ©Muse- a handscroll painted by Wan-go
museum supporter and one of um of Fine Arts, Boston. H.C. Weng himself, “Elegant
the most respected collectors Gathering at the Laixiju Stu-
and connoisseurs of Chinese dio,” 1990. The contemporary
painting in the United States. work commemorates a momen-
tous gathering of friends —
The exhibition will be on view including six of the world’s most
until March 29. respected historians of Chinese
paintings — that took place at
Featuring approximately 20 the collector’s home in 1985.
masterpieces from the gift, the
first installation explores the MFA, Boston, is at 465 Hun-
theme of family and friends. tington Avenue. For further
Among the highlights are works information, or
by some of the greatest masters 617-267-9300.
from the Ming (1368–1644) and
Qing (1644–1911) dynasties, CLEVELAND, OHIO — Wolfs
which demonstrate the close presents “The Dean,” an exhibi-
association of painting and cal- tion of paintings by Frank Nel-
ligraphy with human relation- son Wilcox of his masterful mod-
ships in Chinese art. The inti- ern watercolors from the
mate “Landscape of Suzhou 1920s-30s. The works are on view
Sceneries” (1484–1504) album through November 30. Wolfs is at
describes Shen Zhou’s travels 13010 Larchmere Boulevard. For
with friends around his home more information, 216-721-6945
region, while “Nine Letters to or

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 5

Marburger Farm Antiques Show,
Fall Edition, Runs October 1-5

ROUND TOP, TEXAS — If an made from vintage Indian lie Sinclair of Segreto Finishes, lights. Plus, massive steel ture (porch season starts in
antiques show had secrets, saris with gold thread and, for as well as visits with one of the chandeliers will be displayed Texas just about October 1).
what would they be? The Octo- the first time, in a selection of show’s sponsor, Chairish, and in a context of antique furni- His secret? “Those of us who
ber 1-5 Marburger Farm 1960s-80s designer clothing by the folks from Schumacher ture, old advertising signs and buy and sell and live with
Antique Show spills some Lanvin, Pucci and all their with their magazine. On a huge Iowa step back glass- antiques love what we do. We
secrets here. For instance, did friends. Wednesday, October 2, from 3 front cupboard. Throw in some all really love this. We could
you know that shoppers can to 5 pm, enjoy Whiskey fall garden furnishings and shop seven days a week and
actually enter the show early More secrets? “If an antique Wednesday, the annual Mar- you have antique-industrial never complain.”
on Tuesday, October 1, at 8 speaks to you, don’t stress over burger whiskey tasting bash paradise.
am? And did you know that whether it will work in your by guest bartender Tara Suel, One show admission is good
those very early birds will find house. If you love something, it Marburger’s chief connections Another version of paradise all week and includes parking
a complimentary continental will work with all the other officer. All donations will go to will arrive with Charleston, and wifi. The show opens Tues-
breakfast, coffee and shopping things that you love because of the Brookwood Community S.C., exhibitor Letha Polk of Le day, October 1, with early buy-
in the early Texas buildings at you,” says North Carolina and Dwell with Dignity. Petite Tresor. “Everywhere I ing at 10 am for $25 admission
the show’s Tuesday Tailgate exhibitor Joanne La Poma. go, I’m always searching for — or Tailgate Tuesday Break-
Breakfast? Not to mention Exhibiting in Marburger’s air- More dealer secrets? Getting vintage rattan and a funky fast at 8 am. Regular $10
early parking and an opportu- conditioned General Store a trade secret from Bob Bixby mix — everything from unusu- admission begins from 2 to 6
nity to swap tales with top building, La Poma deals in the of Farm & Factory Interiors in al old-school pieces to Midcen- pm that day and continues on
interior designers who are part secrets that emerge from the Missouri is a big deal. Bixby tury Modern.” That’s her Wednesday to Friday from 9
of the Designer Dream Spree earth. In addition to collec- and his wife Becky run one of secret: “It’s the mix that makes am to 5 pm and Saturday,
tour. tions of Victorian jewelry and the largest UL Certified repur- a home work. Buy across dif- October 5, from 9 am to 4 pm.
sterling baby gifts, her inven- posed lighting companies in ferent styles and eras.” This
What other secrets? Mar- tory includes fossils and min- the United States, serving show’s mix will include a pair Marburger Farm Antiques
burger exhibitor Susan Wheel- eral specimens, most about interior designers, homeown- of 6-foot-tall rattan chairs with Show is at 2248 Texas 237. For
er from Susan Wheeler Home 150 million years old. “When ers, commercial and restau- backs that curve high up over information, 800-947-5799 or
in Seattle shares this surpris- they dig a vein, you never rant customers with large- the sitter, plus a metal Chi-
ing secret: “Never shop with a know what they will find.” La scale industrial chandeliers, nese Chippendale fretwork cof-
plan. Be open to what you Poma will offer copper speci- sconces and other lighting. fee table turned into an otto-
find.” Where has that led mens from old Michigan mines, “My secret is simple,” says Bob man, a sleek Danish Modern
Wheeler for the fall show in as well as ammonite fossils Bixby. “Offer unusual pieces sofa and a pair of Milo Baugh-
Round Top? To pink! Pink? Yes, that display well in many set- and great design at a fair man metal chairs with cane
amid the pearl gray and black tings. price.” How will that translate backs that Polk describes as
upholstered French and Ital- in the fall show? New designs “killer crazy good.”
ian furniture for which she is A few more secrets about are coming in response to
known, look for Wheeler’s pink Marburger Farm: on Tuesday, shopper requests for sconces The final and best secret
in Midcentury Modern art, in October 1, look for book sign- and other wall lighting, such comes from Texas dealer Rod-
antique dishes, in pillows ings by Annie Sloan of Annie as industrial vanity and porch ney Cooley of Urban Habitat.
Sloan Chalk Paint and by Les- Along with his wife Shonte,
Cooley will offer a 15-foot
farmhouse table from Pennsyl-
vania, an industrial table/
kitchen island with metal lock-
er topped by a huge chopping
block and a collection of Victo-
rian cast iron outdoor furni-

Winter Show 2020 Announces Dealer List

NEW YORK CITY — The Win- and emerging exhibitors. Fox Fine Art (Middleburg, Va.),
ter Show has announced the par- New exhibitors for the 2020 all participating again after
ticipating exhibitors for its 2020 edition include a collaboration exhibiting at the Winter Show for
edition, to take place at the his- between Carswell Rush Berlin, the first time in 2019.
toric Park Avenue Armory in Inc (New York City), which focus-
New York City from January 24 es on furniture designed and Six dealers will not be return-
to February 2. The Winter Show made in America’s fashion and ing to the show this year. Fine art
2020 will feature 70 exhibitors furniture-making centers dealers Michael Altman Fine Art
that represent a diverse and between 1800 and 1840, and and Galerie St. Etienne; Ameri-
global mix of fine and decorative Martyn Gregory (London), fea- cana dealers Barbara Pollack,
arts from ancient times to the turing British painting and Stephen Score and Old Hope;
present day, including a number watercolor and art of the China and English furniture dealers
of new and returning exhibitors. trade. Daniel Blau (Munich, Ger- Marka nd Diana Jacoby of Philip
many), highlights a rare selec- Colleck.
“The 2020 edition reflects our tion of Andy Warhol drawings
commitment to the show’s legacy from the 1950s. Koopman Rare Each year, the Winter Show
as the nation’s longest running Art (London), one of the world’s invites leaders from the worlds of
art fair, while casting an eye to leading dealers in antique silver, interior design and architecture
the future,” said executive direc- gold boxes and objets de vertu. to lend their voices as design co-
tor Helen Allen. “Together with Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh chairs, reinforcing the show’s
the show’s co-chairs, Lucinda (Brussels, Belgium), specialize in deep relationship with the design
Ballard and Michael Lynch, we fine antique weapons and ethno- community. The show’s 2020
are excited to share what’s in graphic objects from non-Europe- design co-chairs are leading inte-
store and to welcome our new an countries. Pavel Zoubok Fine rior designer Amelia Handegan,
and returning exhibitors, who Art (New York City), specialize in award-winning designer Brian J.
represent the best in quality and contemporary and modern art McCarthy and esteemed archi-
expertise. The dynamic offerings with a unique focus on collage, tect Annabelle Selldorf. Their
of our ever-growing roster, as assemblage and mixed-media support heightens awareness of
well as planned collaborations installation. Thistlethwaite the important work done by East
with institutions and leading art Americana (Alexandria, Va.), a Side House Settlement, in addi-
and design specialists from dealer pursuing the finest in tion to promoting the use of his-
across the globe, are sure to Americana; and Wick Antiques toric art and objects in contempo-
engage collectors and visitors (Lymington, U.K.), exhibiting rary architecture and design.
alike.” English antique furniture, porce-
lain and maritime objects. Returning for a 24th year as a
With each object vetted for Returning exhibitors include sponsor is Chubb, with Fran
authenticity, date and condition Schwarz Gallery (Philadelphia), O’Brien, division president,
by a committee of 150 experts returning after a brief leave of Chubb North America Personal
from the United States and absence; Charles Ede (London), Risk Services, serving as chair of
Europe, and spanning more than Erik Thomsen Gallery (New York the opening night party.
5,000 years from antiquities to City), Lowell Libson & Jonny
contemporary photography and Yarker Ltd (London) and Red The Winter Antiques Show at
design, the fair continues to the Park Avenue Armory is at
broaden its roster of established 643 Park Avenue. For informa-
tion or a complete list of exhibi-

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‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Batman,’ ‘The X-Men’ & More —

Rare Comic Books Will Be In Bruneau & Co’s Sept. 21 Sale

CRANSTON, R.I. — Rare, vintage Copy of Marvel Comics’ Amazing Copy of Batman #37 (DC Comics, Copy of Marvel Comics’ Daredevil
comic books featuring Spider-Man, Bat- Fantasy #15 (August 1962), graded October-November 1946), graded #1 (April 1964), featuring the origin
man, the X-Men, Sub-Mariner, Daredev- CBCS 1.8, featuring the first appear- CBCS 8.0, featuring the Joker on the and first appearance of Daredevil
il and many others will be in a comic ance and origin of Spider-Man as cover and the first appearance of and the first appearance of Karen
and toy auction scheduled for Saturday, well as other primary characters the Jokermobile, in a CBCS case Page and Foggy Nelson ($3/4,000).
September 21, by Bruneau & Co Auc- ($7/10,000). ($3/5,000). first is a copy of Amazing Spider-Man
tioneers, online and in the gallery, start- displayed in a CBCS case. Girl, Beast, Angel, Professor X and Mag- #129 (February 1974), which features
ing at noon. The auction is being con- neto. It comes in a 13-by-8¾ inch case. the first appearance of both the Punish-
ducted in partnership with Altered An original, limited-edition lithograph er and the Jackal, graded CBCS 9.0,
Realty Entertainment and Travis of the iconic Magic: The Gathering Black A copy of Marvel Comics’ Daredevil #1 with white pages. The second is a copy
Landry, Bruneau & Co’s director of pop Lotus trading card artwork, a Holy (April 1964), featuring the origin and of Giant Size X-Men #1 (Summer 1975),
culture. Grail of MTG collecting and a pinnacle first appearance of Daredevil and the featuring the first appearance of the
of the Power Nine, signed and numbered first appearance of Karen Page and new X-Men, Storm, Colossus, Night-
In all, more than 350 graded and qual- “75/100” by illustrator Christopher Foggy Nelson ($3/4,000), is graded CGC crawler and Thunderbird, plus the sec-
ity comic books and toys will come up Rush (1965-2016), should command 7.0, with off-white and white pages, and ond full appearance of Wolverine, grad-
for bid. A live, presale auction with no $3/5,000. The 8½-by-11-inch litho comes is housed in a CGC case. ed CGC 7.0.
internet bidding will begin at 10 am. with an original certificate of authentic-
ity. A copy of Marvel Comics’ Sub-Mariner Previews will be conducted Thursday
“Comic and toy auctions bring a nice #1 (May 1968), retelling the origin of the and Friday, September 19 and 20, from
variety to the workday at Bruneau & A copy of Marvel Comics’ X-Men #1 Sub-Mariner, graded CBCS 9.4 has 9 am to 5 pm.
Co,” said company president Kevin Bru- (September 1963), graded CBCS 3.0, is white pages and is in a CBCS case
neau. “All preview week, the gallery is expected to hit $3/4,000. The book fea- ($1,5/2,000). Bruneau & Co Auctioneers is at 63
bright and colorful, with everyone’s tures the first appearance and origin of Fourth Avenue. For information, 401-
childhood favorites up on the wall. This the X-Men, including Cyclops, Marvel Two Marvel comics, both from the mid- 533-9980 or
sale is sure to bring collectors out of the 1970s, have estimates of $1,4/1,800. The

Landry added, “When it comes to auc-
tion time, there is no better than the
comic and toy sale for me. Especially
with the fact we have an Amazing Fan-
tasy #15. That book is just special
regardless of condition because of how
important historically it is. Also, I’m
sure the Batman #37 should perform
well due to its rarity.”

The copy of Marvel Comics’ Amazing
Fantasy #15 (August 1962) is one of the
auction’s expected top lots, with an esti-
mate of $7/10,000. The comic book, grad-
ed CBCS 1.8, features the first appear-
ance and origin of Spider-Man as well as
the first appearances of Aunt May,
Uncle Ben, Flash Thompson and Liz
Allen. It’s contained in a 13-by-8¼-inch
plastic CBCS case.

The copy of Batman #37 (DC Comics,
October-November 1946), graded
CBCS 8.0, is expected to rise to
$3/5,000. It features the Joker on the
cover and the first appearance of the
Jokermobile. The book is a blend of
white and off-white pages and is also

Bronzes, Paintings & Estate Collections Fill
Nest Egg Auction On September 21
BERLIN, CONN. — Nest Egg necticut, Auctioneer Ryan Brech- by a snake ($500/1,000) should
Frederick Matzow, a noted decorator working for the Auctions will hold an art, lin said. “We will continue with garner interest.
Handel Lamp Company, painted this scene. antiques, and estate jewelry auc- some additional Meriden art,
tion on Saturday, September 21, including the work of Frederick Coming to the block with a
at its 758 Four Rod Road galler- Matzow,” he added. Frederick $500/1,000 estimate, a very early
ies, beginning at 1 pm. Matzow was a noted decorator map and plan for the city of Paris
working for the Handel Lamp will be featured in the auction.
The auction features several Company. The map is circa 1657 and shows
very nice estate collections from the chronology of French mon-
homes around the state of Con- Several estate collections will be archs from Pharamond to King
This Lalique Luxembourg offered at the sale, with a selec- Louis XIV.
bowl has an estimate of tion of fine crystal, including
$1/2,000. Daum, Waterford, Baccarat, and Additional categories include
Lalique. A large Luxembourg Rolex watches, estate diamonds,
crystal bowl by Lalique carries a Herend porcelain, coin collections,
$1/2,000 estimate. English satire and caricatures,
postal history, antique stoneware
A collection of Russian and and contemporary art, with eclec-
Austrian bronzes will also be fea- tic and interesting lots in each.
tured in the 305-lot auction.
Works after Eugene Lanceray, Previews are Thursday, Septem-
Pierre Jules Mene, and Carl ber 19, and Friday, September 20,
Kauba are from this collection, from noon to 5 pm. And doors
with some rare pieces as well. A open at 10 am prior to the 1 pm
rare Franz Bergman cold-paint- start on auction day. For informa-
ed Vienna bronze of a boy trapped tion, or

Early map and plan of Paris, circa 1657 ($500/1,000). Franz Bergman cold-painted Vienna bronze of a boy trapped by a snake ($500/1,000).

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 7

Main Auction Galleries Will Conduct September 29 Auction

CINCINNATI, OHIO — The Francesco Ballesio watercolor.
Main Auction Galleries will
conduct an auction on Sunday, Evgeni Alexandrovich Lanceray bronze.
September 29, featuring fine
art, Midcentury Modern, Asian Monumental Philip and Kelvin Laverne Etruscan coffee Frank Okada oil.
material, lighting, Oriental table.
rugs, bronzes, silver, Ameri- drop-side Queen Anne table, dining chairs; Victorian glass
cana, ceramic and décor. Milan, Dorothy Thorpe, Tommi “S”), 87 pieces; Mexican tea set 1760-80; Pennsylvania grain door bookcase; Mission oak
Parzinger, Reed & Barton (marked 925) approximately painted blanket chest; Nine- desk; and much more.
Among the fine art offerings stainless, rose medallion, 250 troy ounces, set of 12; Wat- teenth Century two-part Eng-
are Frank S. Okada (1931- Bacarrat, Seguso Vetri D’Arte, son and Newell Co sterling set lish cabinet; Baker mahogany Main Auction Galleries is at
2000), Michael Scott, L. Stahl, Imari, Roycroft candlesticks, of 12 ramekins; Lenox inserts; dining table; set of eight Kit- 137 West 4th Street. For more
Frank H. Myers, R. Grooms, M. Aldo Londi Bitossi, Casella, rare Gio Ponti, diamond cream- tinger leather and mahogany information, 513-621-1280 or
Shafer, J. Rettig, Edward T. Gerald Thurston, Evegni A. er and sugar, trays, salts,
Hurley, S. Witt, James R. Hop- Lanceray (Russian) Bronze, bowls, serving pieces, ladles
kins, a Nineteenth Century lamps and pottery. and goblets.
thangha Tibet gouache, Jens
Jensen, Harvey W. Johnson, In silver there will be a collec- Antiques and furniture fea-
Talbott, J. Friedlander, G.L. tion of repoussé, Loring ture a cherry corner cupboard
Franzese, P. Picasso lithograph, Andrews (Cincinnati), set of (New York, original surface,
D. Burliuk, J.M. Folon seri- Wallace Grand baroque with tombstone cut shelves,
graph, A. Dove, M. Chagall lith- (approximately 114 troy ounc- ogee feet) circa 1780-90; Eigh-
ographs, E. Pothast II, J. Miro, es, and monogrammed with teenth Century New England
P. Ashbrook, W.M. Snyder, W.F.
Giesel, R. Lichtenstein paper
sculpture, Franceso Ballesio
watercolor, Joan Miro litho-
graph, Tom Gaither oil and

Midcentury Modern material
includes Paul McCobb, Edward
Wormley, Niels O. Moller, Peter
Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-
Nielsen, John Keal, Florence
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Ellen
Gray, George Nelson and Asso-
ciates, Jens Risom, Milo Baugh-
man, Harvey Probber, Molla,
Kipp Stewart and Stewart
MacDougal, Ib Kofod Larsen,
Dux, Paul Cret, Y. Ekstrom, Kai
Kristianson, Nils Johnson,
John Dickinson (attribution)
and others.

Oriental rugs comprise exam-
ples such as Chinese, Oushak,
Heriz, Kazak, Bokara, Turkish,
Sarouk, Caucasian and others,
all from private homes.

Other highlights are a large
Canton palace vase, late Eigh-
teenth-early Nineteenth Cen-
tury Tansu, cloisonné, Canton
garden seats, Edgar Tafur,
Richard Hohenberg mosaic,
miniatures in elaborate frames,
Feldman sconces, Norman
Brumm, Michal & Francis Hig-
gins, tobacco pipes, Mangus
Stephensen/George Jensen
stainless, Carl Aubock stain-
less, Jens Quistgaard, Emil

Crystal Bridges Announces
New Acquisitions

BENTONVILLE, ARK. — tions with other works in the
Crystal Bridges Museum of collection and our visitors,”
American Art has announced said Lauren Haynes, curator,
new acquisitions to the muse- contemporary art at Crystal
um’s permanent collection, Bridges and curator of visual
both historic and contempo- arts at the Momentary.
rary, including works by
Kehinde Wiley, Jordan The mission of Crystal Bridg-
Casteel, Loie Hollowell, Henry es Museum of American Art is
Ossawa Tanner, and 23 art- to welcome all to celebrate the
works from the Gordon W. Bai- American spirit in a setting
ley collection. Bailey is a noted that unites the power of art
scholar and advocate of with the beauty of nature.
untrained Southern artists, Since opening in 2011, the
particularly African American, museum has welcomed 4.5
who struggled during the Jim million visitors, with no cost
Crow era. for admission. The collection
“The museum is fully com- spans five centuries of Ameri-
mitted to diversifying our col- can masterworks, from colo-
lection to better reflect a broad nial to current day, and is
range of perspectives and enhanced by temporary exhi-
experiences,” said Austen Bar- bitions.
ron Bailly, chief curator, Crys-
tal Bridges. “Each new acqui- The Crystal Bridges Museum
sition advances the of American Art is at 600 Muse-
conversation about American um Way. For a complete list of
art in ways that are represen- new acquisitions or additional
tative of more of the American information, 479-418-5700 or
people and their stories.”
“With the installation of
Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mir- ST PETER, MINN. — The Hill-
rored Room, we had a chance strom Museum of Art presents
to reimagine a section of our “Industry, Work, Society and Tra-
contemporary gallery with the vails in the Depression Era:
addition of these recent acqui- American Paintings and Photo-
sitions. It’s thrilling to wel- graphs from the Shogren-Meyer
come artists like Kehinde Collection,” on view through
Wiley, Jordan Casteel, and November 10 at the Jackson
Loie Hollowell into the collec- Campus Center of Gustavus Adol-
tion and to invite conversa- phus College, 800 West College
Avenue. For information, 507-933-
7171 or

8 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019 Compiled by
Antiques andThe Arts Weekly
Notable Prices Recently Achieved At Various Auction Houses
Staff and Correspondents
Across The Block
All prices
include buyer’s premium.

Child’s Play Scene Brings Serious Sum No Clowning Around, Miro’s ‘Le Pitre Rose’ Jewelry Sale At Hindman Chicago
At Winter Associates Tops Kodner’s Auction Exceeds $3.3 Million

PLAINVILLE, CONN. — A diverse sale of decora- DANIA BEACH, FLA. — A Joan Miro (Spanish/ CHICAGO — Hindman’s September jewelry auc-
tive items from a Farmington estate, a large collec- French, 1893-1983), etching with aquatint and car- tion showed strong results and realized a total of
tion silver cups and flatware and Nineteenth and borundum on Arches paper, “Le Pitre Rose,” sold for more than $3.3 million. The sale featured more
Twentieth Century artwork and furnishings were $22,990 at Kodner’s September 11 auction. The than 530 lots of a wide variety of pieces ranging
offered on September 9 at Winter Associates. Amer- signed and numbered print, number 42 of 50, mea- from antique to contemporary jewelry. Sourced
ican paintings from Connecticut homes included sures 29 by 45 inches, with vibrant colors and full from private collections and large estates across
two Twentieth Century Roger W. Dennis (1902- sheet with deckled edges, 37-7/8 by 54 inches. For the United States, the auction featured a collection
1996) oils. Dennis was born in Norwich, Conn., and information, or 954-925-2550. of jewels from various time periods such as antique,
was a second-generation member of the Old Lyme Victorian and Art Deco. Two of the top selling high-
Art Colony. He specialized in impressionistic views lights from the auction, a platinum 18K white gold
such as “Children On Rocks.” Depicting a group of and diamond ring with a pear-shaped diamond
children playing on a rocky shore and boats sailing weighing 15.10 carats and a fancy yellow diamond,
in the background, its pastel colors and impression- platinum and diamond ring with one radiant cut
istic brushstrokes pushed it beyond an $800–$1,200 fancy yellow diamond weighing 27.32 carats, each
estimate to finish at $4,800 from a determined sold with a price realized of $372,500. For informa-
phone bidder. For information, 860-793-0288 or tion, or 312-280-1212.

Thomas Stuart’s ‘Three Disgraces’ Simon Willard Banjo Clock Strikes Leutze Painting Achieves $138,000
Redeemed For $4,750 At Garth’s Right Note At Applebrook Auctions For Tom Hall Auctions
NEW MILFORD, CONN. — A Simon Willard banjo
COLUMBUS, OHIO — Garth’s September 7 coun- clock, described as in “estate-found” condition, was the SCHNECKSVILLE, PENN. — The catalog
try Americana auction was conducted at its new second-place finisher for Applebrook Auctions when it described Emmanuel Leutze’s “Marshaling the
facility in the Municipal Light Plant with all forms sold for $5,100 on September 12. The clock hailed Hosts” as impressive, and it was that in every way,
of bidding available. Early in the 554-lot auction, from a 300-acre estate in Washington, Conn., that had including the price of $138,060, which was real-
an oil on canvas portrait of “The Steuart Children” been in the same family for generations. Estimated at ized at Tom Hall Auctions on September 10. The
by Thomas (Steuart) Stuart (American, mid-Nine- $1,2/2,400, the clock saw interest from both trade and painting, which Leutze had given in the 1850s to
teenth Century) was offered with a $600/900 esti- private collectors, but a private collector bidding Samuel Wetherill, the first Worshipful Master of
mate. Originally signed and dated 1849 verso, the online prevailed, underbid by a private collector on Bethlehem Lodge, measured nearly 6 feet in
three children, Edward, Margaret and Mary, the phone. For information, 203-740-0944 or www. height and more than 9 feet in length, had been
dubbed the “Three Disgraces,” were painted by estimated at $500–$1,500, an estimate that gener-
their uncle, and bidders pursued the 26-by-26-inch Steinway Piano Gets Grand Price ated 250 bids from interested buyers around the
painting until it sold for $4,750. For information, world, including a German museum. The painting or 740-362-4771. At Thos. Cornell Estate Sale finally sold to a bidder online. For information,
BELLPORT, N.Y. — A Steinway Model “S” grand 610-799-0808 or
Rare Grenoble piano from 1936 (shown) struck a chord with bidders at
1968 Olympic Torch Thos. Cornell Galleries’ estate auction on September 8, Put Another Dime In The Jukebox!
going out at $9,990. In the same sale, a Ralph Lauren ST LOUIS, MO. — Bidders were in a playful mood
Sells For $225,000 Hudson Street armchair took $1,140. For information, at Selkirk’s vintage gaming and collectibles auction
At Nate D. Sanders or 631-289-9505. on September 14. With more than 550 lots of such
LOS ANGELES — An Olympic fun items as antique disc phonographs, electric train
relay torch used in the 1968 Winter sets, sports collectibles and comic books, bidder
Games in Grenoble, France, one of interest propelled an American Rock-Ola Jukebox,
only 33 produced by the Societe model 1454, serial number 158517, to $2,625 within
Technique d’Equipement et de its high estimate. The machine was in good working
Fournitures Industrielle (STEFI) condition with a selection of records. For informa-
sold August 29 for $225,000 at Nate tion, 314-696-9041 or
D. Sanders Auctions. Grenoble
Olympic torches are the scarcest of
all Olympic torches. More than
5,000 torchbearers carried the
flame to Grenoble for the opening
ceremonies on February 6, 1968.
The copper plate torch features a
crenelated design at the top, resem-
bling the Olympic flame and serves
as its windshield. The long handle
segues to the top portion that holds
the burner, distinguished by a silver
plate featuring the official emblem
of the games designed by Roger
Excoffonan. For additional informa-
tion, or

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 9

Dennis Oppenheim, Frank Lloyd Wright Featured
In Heritage Auctions’ Design Auction October 1

From a private collection, Claude Lalanne (1924-2019), Gar-
den Bench from the DeWitt and Lila Archeson Wallace Gar-
den at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, 1984, patinated
bronze, 28½ by 81 by 20 inches ($120/180,000).

DALLAS — Works from the built in 2005 in Taoyuan City, Dennis Oppenheim (1938-2011), Entrance Harry Bertoia (1915-1978), untitled (Bush
personal archive of artist Dennis Taiwan. This model also relates Piece, 2002, structural acrylic, Lexan, pho- Form), circa 1968, welded copper and bronze
Oppenheim, which he donated to to “Entrance to a Garden,” part tographic laminate, 24¾ by 23½ by 10¾ with applied patina, 11½ by 12 by 11 inches.
the Frank Lloyd Wright- of Oppenheim’s large-scale inches ($3/5,000). Sold with a certificate of authenticity from
designed Price Tower Arts Cen- works at the Storm King Art the Harry Bertoia Foundation ($30/60,000).
ter in Bartlesville, Oklahoma — Center in New Windsor, N.Y., in
the only skyscraper designed by 2016. Through this work, Oppen- Collections of the City of Palma ed for this installation. The Lal- ture red upholstery.
Wright — are coming to auction heim beautifully fuses art, archi- de Mallorca, Spain, and The anne bench is offered from an Other top lots include two piec-
for the first time in Heritage tecture and fashion. Denver Art Museum in Colora- important private collection,
Auction’s Design Sale, October 1. do. The metal and glass work including rare works by Fran- es from Harry Bertoia, untitled
“Engagement,” 1997 ($3/5,000) portrays an upsidedown early cois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, (bush form), circa 1968
Oppenheim was a pioneering is one of Oppenheim’s most rec- rural New England-style church Georges Jouve and Harry Ber- ($30/60,000) and untitled (gong),
conceptual artist whose offered ognizable works. The model for a precariously balanced on the tip toia. circa 1973 ($30/50,000).
collection includes models and series of outdoor sculptures of its steeple, which is buried in
works on paper that were donat- depicting two large-scale steel the ground. The auction includes a trio of A full preview will be Septem-
ed to the Price Tower Arts Cen- rings topped with houses tilting carved ebony works by French ber 26-30 at Heritage Auctions’
ter where they were shown in away from each other. The rings “Price Tower is showing work artist Alexandre Noll from the Design District Showroom, 1518
the exhibition “Dennis Oppen- evoke images of solitaire dia- that moves from conventional same collection, including “Large Slocum Street, where the auc-
heimer: Indoors, Outdoors,” in mond engagement rings in an sculpture toward something I and Important Sculpture,” circa tion will begin at 11 am. For
2005. homage to the institution of mar- feel to be the beginnings of a new 1958 ($70/90,000) and “Sculp- more information,
riage and its complexities. Indi- sculpture/architecture hybrid,” ture,” 1958 ($40/60,000). or 877-437-4824.
Among the highlights of the vidual versions are featured in Oppenheim said.
Oppenheim collection is his the Helsinki City Art Museum in Heritage is also offering works £!
“Viewing Station #1,” 1967 Finland and the Nevada Muse- Among the other top lots in the by Frank Lloyd Wright from the
($3/5,000), from a series of mod- um of Art in Reno and have been sale is Claude Lalanne’s Garden collection of Price Tower Arts
els that constitute his first delib- displayed as a public art project Bench from the DeWitt and Lila Center, including his Casual
erate move beyond the gallery in a range of cities, including Archeson Wallace Garden at Armchair from Price Tower,
context to addressing outdoor New York, Hong Kong, San Colonial Williamsburg, Va., 1984 Bartlesville, Okla., 1956
space. “Viewing Station #1” con- Diego and Vancouver. ($120/180,000). The bench comes ($12/18,000). Price Tower’s casu-
sists of a four-sided square base from an expansive group of fur- al chair, also known as the sloped
structure that tapers up to a “Variation on a Device to Root niture, ceramics and sculpture armchair, was created for assort-
smaller platform for viewing Out Evil,” 1997 ($3/5,000) relates for the Wallace Garden, and at ed spaces in the building, includ-
land. to one of Oppenheim’s most well- the time of its completion repre- ing H.C. Price’s executive office.
known large-scale outdoor sculp- sented the artist’s largest Ameri- One of just 40 originally made,
Dennis Oppenheim’s “Entrance tures, “Device to Root Out Evil,” can public commission. It is the offered chair includes the
Piece,” 2002 ($3/5,000) is a model which was exhibited at the 1997 included in a series of benches, original silver-painted alumi-
for “Entrance,” which was built Venice Biennale and the 2007 tables and chairs Lalanne creat- num frame and Wright’s signa-
in 2004 in Tempe, Ariz., and Vancouver Biennale and is in the
“Entrance Piece,” which was

Car Show Fundraiser For Torrington
Historical Society September 29

GOSHEN, CONN. — The be presented, and all car own-
Torrington Historical Society ers will be eligible for a vari-
will hold a car show fundrais- ety of door prizes. There is no
er on September 29, from 10 cutoff date for show cars… all
am to 3 pm, at Action Wildlife are welcome.
in Goshen, Conn. The show is
hosted by Jim Mazzarelli, who Food and beverages will be
is donating the use of the available all day. The show
Action Wildlife grounds for will take place rain or shine.
the event. All proceeds from
the Car Show will be used for The presenting sponsor of
a new ramp for persons with the Car Show is Torrington
disabilities. The ramp will be Savings Bank. Other sponsors
used at the Torrington History include Union Savings Bank
Museum, which is operated by and Litchfield Bancorp.
the Torrington Historical Soci-
ety. Action Wildlife is at 337 Tor-
rington Road. For more infor-
Admission to the show is mation, Mark McEachern at
just $4 per person, is free for the Torrington Historical
children younger than 6 and Society at 860-482-8260 or
includes admission to all the [email protected]
Action Wildlife attractions,
including the outdoor animal GREAT FALLS, MONT. — In
displays and the indoor muse- a collaborative effort by West-
um exhibits. The chairman of ern art scholars and 15 private
the car show is Glenn Royals, and public collections, the
who is well-known for his C.M. Russell Museum is pre-
work as a volunteer at numer- senting an exhibition that cel-
ous area car shows. ebrates the centennial anni-
versary of the 1919 Victory
The show itself will feature Stampede and the greatest
antique autos, classic cars and decade of work by Charles
special interest vehicles, Marion Russell. Twenty-two
including a 1918 American La original Russell paintings and
France fire truck once used in eight sculptures have been
Torrington and now owned by reunited and are on display at
the Historical Society. The the C.M. Russell Museum
first 100 show cars will receive until September 30 at 400
a dash plaque. Numerous 13th Street N. For informa-
awards for best vehicles will tion, or 406-

10 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019

“Profile/Part I, The Twenties, Mecklenberg County, School Bell Time,” 1978, “Profile/Part I, The Twenties, Mecklenberg County, Daybreak Express,”
collage on board. Kingsborough Community College, C.U.N.Y., NYC. 1978, collage on board. Courtesy of the McConnell Family Trust.

High Museum Reunites Romare Bearden’s
‘Profile’ Series In Traveling Exhibition
ATLANTA — In an exhibi- had been virtually meteoric Inspired by the High’s recent Bearden at his best, using prominently in the exhibition,
tion bringing dozens of since the late 1960s. The expe- acquisition of a key work from words and images to evoke is a retrospective work in
Romare Bearden’s autobio- rience of the interview prompt- the series, “Something Over deeply personal memories. which Bearden brings togeth-
graphical works together for ed Bearden to launch an auto- Something Else” is the first er important memories and
the first time in nearly 40 biographical collection he exhibition to reassemble more There is poetry in the spiritual influences from his
years, the High Museum of Art called “Profile.” He sequenced than 30 collages from the arrangement of the exhibition youth with broader art-histor-
is premiering “Something the project in two parts: “Part series. The exhibition design that feels unique for Bearden’s ical themes that guided his
Over Something Else: Romare I, The Twenties,” featuring references the experience of work and this show, which career.
Bearden’s Profile Series,” on memories from his youth in the series’ original gallery pre- assembles nearly two-thirds of
view to February 2. Following Charlotte, N.C., and in Pitts- sentations by incorporating the original group and may be The exhibition is arranged
its presentation at the High, burgh, and “Part II, The Thir- their handwritten captions the only opportunity to see roughly chronologically accord-
the exhibition will travel to ties,” about his early adult life into the accompanying wall those works together again.” ing to the original presenta-
the Cincinnati Art Museum in New York. For the series’ texts. The project is co-curated tions. Thematically, the sub-
from February 28 to May 24. exhibitions in New York in by Stephanie Heydt, the Bearden presented the “Pro- jects range from neighbors,
1978 and 1981, Bearden col- High’s Margaret and Terry file” series as his reflection on friends, music and church to
In November 1977, The New laborated with friend and Stent curator of American art, a life-path that follows the work, play, love and loss. The
Yorker published a feature- writer Albert Murray on short and Bearden scholar Robert G. journey of migration and tran- works also vary greatly in size.
length biography of Romare statements for the pieces, O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston sition in black communities Though some are large, many
Bearden (American, 1911- which were scripted onto the professor of English and com- across the mid-Twentieth are diminutive, a deliberate
1988) by Calvin Tomkins as walls to lead visitors on a visu- parative literature at Colum- Century. The series is an ori- choice by Bearden to convey
part of its “Profiles” series. al and poetic journey through bia University. gin story that tracks Bearden’s his experience of revisiting
The article brought national the works. transition from rural South to childhood memories. In addi-
focus to the artist, whose rise “We are privileged to orga- urban North, weaving his per- tion to the wall texts by
nize ‘Something Over Some- sonal history into a communal Bearden and Murray, the gal-
thing Else,’ which honors one. Beyond providing the leries feature an original copy
Bearden’s legacy as one of the opportunity to explore an of The New Yorker article and
Twentieth Century’s most understudied body of work, the catalogs from the 1978 and
influential artists and brings the exhibition will investigate 1981 gallery exhibitions, plus
important recognition to this the roles of narrative and self- clips from the 1980 documen-
beautiful and powerful series,” presentation for an artist who tary Bearden Plays Bearden,
said Rand Suffolk, Nancy and made a career of creating directed by Nelson E. Breen.
Holcombe T. Green Jr director works based on memory and
of the High. experience. The High is at 1280 Peachtree
Street NE. For further infor-
“We are very excited to reas- Heydt was inspired to devel- mation, or 404-
semble Bearden’s original ‘Pro- op the exhibition in 2014 when 733-4400.
file’ project — and to experi- the High acquired “Profile/
ence these works along with Part II, The Thirties: Artist Unless otherwise noted, all
their captions, presented in the with Painting & Model,” 1981, works shown are by Romare
original sequence,” said Heydt. the culminating work in the Bearden (American, 1911-1988),
“Bearden was a wonderful sto- series and one of Bearden’s and are ©2019 Romare Bearden
ryteller, and ‘Profile’ shows only known self-portraits. The Foundation/VAGA at Artists
collage, which will feature Rights Society (ARS), New York.

“Profile/Part II, The Thirties: Artist with Painting & Model,”
1981, collage on fiberboard. High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

“Profile/Part I, The Twenties, Pittsburgh Memories, Fare- “Profile/Part 1, The Twenties: Mecklenberg “Profile/Part II, The Thirties: Pepper Jelly
well Eugene,” 1978, collage on board. Private collection. County, Miss Bertha & Mr Seth, They rented Lady,” 1981, collage on board. Collection of
a house from my grandfather,” 1978, collage Joy and Larry Silverstein.
on board, support/overall: 25½ by 18½ inch-
es. Collection of Susan Merker.

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 11

Cottone Auction To Feature
Peter Tillou & Merrall Collections
GENESEO, N.Y. — Cottone’s
fall fine art and antiques auc- Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) “Geranium” table
tion on Saturday, September 28, lamp, leaded glass and patinated bronze,
will feature selections from the 17-inch shade impressed Tiffany Studios
Peter Tillou collection out of NY, 20½ inches tall ($60/80,000).
Litchfield, Conn. Over the
course of his 50-year career as a Life-size Roman marble head of Dionysos,
sought-after expert in a wide after an early Fourth Century BCE late Clas-
array of collecting categories, sical Greek archetype, dating to the Roman
Tillou helped build some of the imperial, Hadrianic period ($50/80,000).
finest private collections of art
and antiques in the United pany 3-carat Asscher diamond craftsman Wolfgang Rebien 5-gallon star face by T. Har-
States. and platinum ring ($20/30,000), ($120/160,000). rington (Lyons, N.Y.), with esti-
along with several other pieces, mates of $7/10,000 and $5/8,000,
The auction will also feature many of which are Tiffany & Modern paintings and sculp- respectively.
the lifelong collection of Lor- Company and descended in the tures include a screen print by
raine and the late Sy Merrall of family of Donna Gould. Andy Warhol (American, 1928- Cottone’s gallery is at 120
Brighton, N.Y. Merrall, a former The many Tiffany Studios 1987), titled “Vegetarian Vege- Court Street. For information,
vice president at Bausch & (N.Y.) lamps from various col- table” from “Campbell’s Soup II” or
Lomb, and his wife developed a lections will include a “Drag- ($15/25,000); a modern sculp- 585-243-1000.
passion for collecting Midcentu- ture by Dame Elisabeth Frink,
ry Modern furniture and design Maximillian suit of armor, onfly” lamp with 17-inch shade R.A. (British, 1930-1993), titled
objects, including Hans Wegner, Sixteenth Century style, ($50/80,000); a “Geranium” “Birdman IV” ($15/25,000); and
Finn Juhl, Mogens Koch and Peter Finer (London), from lamp with 17-inch shade an oil painting by Patrick Hen-
Isamu Noguchi, to name a few. the Peter Tillou collection ($60/80,000); an “Arrowroot” nessey (British, 1915-1980),
($35/55,000). lamp with 14-inch shade titled “The Killarney Boy”
The sale will be held online Greek archetype, dating to the ($30/50,000); a “Poppy” lamp ($4/6,000).
and in Cottone’s gallery begin- Roman imperial, Hadrianic with 20-inch shade
ning at noon. period ($50/80,000). Dionysos is ($45/65,000); and others. The auction will also feature
depicted with an ivy wreath, an Automobiles from the estate paintings by John George
More than 300 lots of fine art, absent downward gaze and of Lisle Hopkins in Bath, N.Y., Brown (British, 1831-1913) and
Tiffany lamps, estate jewelry, three-quarter turn. The marble include a 1931 Packard Model Elizabeth O’Neill Verner (Amer-
automobiles, Twentieth Centu- was acquired by Clinton Gilbert 840 and a 1931 Cadillac 335 ican, 1883-1979), as well as an
ry art and design, decorative (1866-1924) from the Kalebdji- Fleetwood (both $80/120,000). array of furniture, decorative
arts, furniture and Asian objects an Frères in Paris, on May 1, From the Peter Tillou collec- art objects and Americana,
will come under the gavel. 1923. tion is a 1927 Hudson Super including a rare Shaker carrier
Six Sports Tourer, constructed with original yellow paint
Standout lots from the Peter The estate jewelry category in the early 1990s in Austra- ($7/10,000). Also offered will be
Tillou collection include a “Max- will be led by a Marcus & Com- lia by builder and master a stoneware churn by C.W.
imillian” suit of armor, Japa- Braun (Buffalo, N.Y.); and a
nese Meji mixed metal vases,
rare watercolors by Amedeo
Preziosi (Maltese, 1816-1882), a
collection of Oriental rugs,
European furniture and Tang
pottery figures, among other

Notable items from the Mer-
rall Collection include the iconic
Danish designed “Papa Bear”
and “Chieftain” chairs by Hans
Wegner and Finn Juhl (both

The auction is filled with other
offerings, such as a life-size
Roman marble head of Dio-
nysos, after an early Fourth
Century BCE late Classical

38th Annual San Francisco Fall Show October 3-6
SAN FRANCISCO — The and artistry found along the sale an extraordinary range of health, tech, design, legal and
2019 San Francisco Fall Show way. Destinations near and far fine and decorative arts repre- more.
will take place from Thursday, conjure rich textures, vibrant senting all styles and periods,
October 3, through Sunday, colors, pleasing patterns and a including American, English, The San Francisco Fall Show
October 6, at Fort Mason Cen- sense of place. Cultures Continental and Asian furni- is at Fort Mason Center for Arts
ter for Arts & Culture’s Festi- throughout the world develop ture and decorative objects, & Culture’s Festival Pavilion, at
val Pavilion. The Opening their own unique visual style paintings, prints, photographs, 38 Fort Mason. For information
Night Preview gala, the annu- from which arises meaning, books, gold, silver and pre- and a complete list of exhibitors,
al benefit for Enterprise for symbolism, devotion and a cious metals, jewelry, rugs,
Youth, will open the show the strong sense of identity. Stylis- textiles and ceramics. Dealers
evening of Wednesday, Octo- tic attributes can travel are invited to bring pieces
ber 2. between places, inspiring art- from antiquity to present day.
ists and artisans to infuse new The show also features a pop-
The theme of this year’s show meaning into their works. ular lecture series, cocktail
is, “Wanderlust: Around the hour talks and other pro-
World with Art, Antiques & The 38th edition of the show grams.
Design.” Wander the globe will feature 50 dealers from
with us and experience the art around the world, offering for Show chair Suzanne Tucker
put it this way, “For anyone
“US Frigate New Castle, New Hampshire” by John Samuel interested in art and design,
Blunt (1798-1835), signed J.S. Blunt and dated 1828, oil on furniture and the decorative
canvas. Courtesy Roberto Freitas American Antiques & arts — buying, collecting or
Decorative Arts. simply learning about art and
antiques — this show is not to
be missed. It’s a Bay Area
‘Must Do!’ of the fall social
season with four wonderful,
vibrant days filled with terrif-
ic dealers, fascinating lectures
and gobs of eye candy.”

The show is the major annu-
al fundraiser for — and pre-
sented by — Enterprise for
Youth. As always, 100 percent
of net proceeds benefit this
San Francisco nonprofit that
has, since 1969, prepared and
empowered a diverse group of
Bay Area youth to pursue life
after school with passion and
purpose. Enterprise offers stu-
dents intensive workshops,
pragmatic skills and career
exploration training, a net-
work of advisors and peers
and paid internships in the
fields of government, retail,

12 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019

Auction Action In Cranston, R.I.

Chinese Qing Dynasty Bronze Censer
Soars To $30,000 At Bruneau & Co

This Eighteenth Century Chinese Qing dynasty bronze tri-
pod censer, used to burn incense to honor ancestors, purify
the air or cure ailments, with the Xuande character seal
mark, realized $30,000.

This 14K gold, braided rope twist bracelet, 8 inches long, by
an unknown maker and weighing 34.7 grams, slipped on a
new wrist at $3,438.

CRANSTON, R.I. — An Eigh- arts, modern arts and more.
teenth Century Chinese Qing “Overall, it was a great day,
dynasty bronze tripod censer,
originally used to burn incense to with active participation from
honor ancestors, purify the air or both the house and online,” said
cure ailments, soared to $30,000 Bruneau & Co president Kevin
at a fine art and antiques auction Bruneau. “Asian arts again Finely cast sculpture of the
held August 17 by Bruneau & Co. proved to be the wild card of the Greek poet Sappho by
The front and underside of the antiques business, as you never Emmanuel Villanis (1858-
5-inch-tall censer were both know what something will sell 1914), on a base and with an
impressed with the Xuande char- for. That censer was truly an overall height of 28½ inches,
acter seal mark. In overall good exceptional example, plus the signed “E. Villanis” and titled
condition, with original fact that it’s going back to China “Sapho,” went out at $2,250. Mythical illustrative painting by Heinrich Kley (1863-1945),
untouched patina, the lot sailed says something in itself.” 13 inch (sight) painting found a titled “Der Patient,” depicting an ill dragon resting on a pil-
past its estimate of $3/5,000 to be new owner for $4,375. low stuffed with gold sold at $4,375.
the sale’s top achiever. The event Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co
featured French furniture and specialist and auctioneer, added, A finely cast sculpture of the among cherubs. Scenic landscape Schanker utilized a blend of
accessories, lovely paintings, “Every auction always ends up Greek poet Sappho by Emmanu- panels showed classical architec- abstraction and cubism to create
bronzes, jewelry, clocks, Chinese being an exciting one for me, el Villanis (1858-1914), on a base ture. a vibrant imagery of people, ani-
especially when you get to ham- and with an overall height of mals and still life.
mer down a pricey bronze censer. 28½ inches, changed hands for A 68-piece Carrs Sheffield
Outside the censer, it was nice to $2,250. The sculpture, signed “E. (England) sterling silver flatware A Chinese Qing dynasty reverse
see Heinrich Kley’s market Villanis” and titled “Sapho” on set in the Kings pattern finished glass panel painting, telling a
remaining hot and viable, as the base, depicted Sappho stand- at $3,438. The service for 12, story and broken down into four
results stayed consistent with ing with her lyre in flowing weighing a total 130 troy silver scenes, realized $938. The last
what we achieved in 2017. Bid- diaphanous drapery. ounces, came in a wooden box panel depicted His Wang Mu and
ders competed hard for the Kley lined with velvet. A plaque on the her counterpart, Mu Gong, riding
painting.” A pair of Nineteenth Century inside lid was engraved with on a cloud of mist in front of spec-
French Sevres urns, 20½ inches “Carrs Sheffield England Silver- tators. Also, a 14K gold, braided
He was referring to the water- tall, Greco-Roman in form with ware” and the cutlery handles rope 8-inch-long twist bracelet
color and ink on paper by Hein- organic acanthus leaf ormolu were stamped “Sterling Eng- slipped on a new wrist for $3,438.
rich Kley (1863-1945), titled “Der mounts, gaveled for $3,438. The land.” The bracelet, by an unknown
Patient” (The Patient), a mythi- porcelain urns, marked Sevres maker, weighed 34.7 grams.
cal illustrative work depicting an on the bottom, were decorated A pastel on paper figurative
ill dragon resting on a pillow with opposing romantic neoclas- abstract painting by Louis Prices, with buyer’s premium,
stuffed with gold as a wizard sical panels of voluptuous nude Schanker (1903-1981), of human- as reported by the auction house.
inspects his wound. A bare- women with diaphanous drapery oid figures dancing over a tricol- For further information, 401-533-
breasted woman stands nearby ored background, fetched $938. 9980 or
with a worried look. The 8½ by

First Sundays Free Series At The Clark October 6

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. — Lunder Center’s Hunter Studio water imagery — in the Manton
The Clark Art Institute begins through November 17. Admis- Study Center for Works on
its First Sundays Free series on sion to the galleries is free all Paper between 11 am and 3 pm.
Sunday, October 6, with Go day. The display will include works
Green!, a day celebrating its by Winslow Homer, Berthe Mor-
commitment to sustainability. Go Green! activities will be isot, James McNeil Whistler,
held from 1 to 4 pm — including Joseph Mallord William Turner
“Rivers and Reverence,” a spe- guided walks of the grounds; and many others.
cial community exhibition of creating a piece of recycled art;
photography presented by the visiting the pop-up art tempo- The Clark is at 225 South
Hoosic River Watershed Associ- rary display of prints, drawings Street. For information, 413-
ation will be on view in the and photographs; exploring 458-2303 or

Southold Historical Society’s Autumn
In The Air Party October 4

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. — Southold with passion and dedication.” revered guests is sure to make it
Historical Society has announced The party is not only about an evening to remember
that the Autumn in the Air Party
will take place from 5:30 to 8 pm honoring the society’s past presi- Tickets for the event are $100
on Friday, October 4, at the dents; it is also meant to be fun per person.
Founders Landing Wharf, on seasonal activity to bring togeth-
Southold Bay. er new and old friends. While the The Founders Landing Wharf
society hopes attendees will be House is at 1025 Terry Lane. For
The party will honor the soci- inspired by the past presidents, more information or to purchase
ety’s living past presidents, the main goal is to bring the tickets, 631-765-5500, [email protected]
including Alice Hussie, Donald community together in a warm or www.
Bayles, Maureen Ostermann, and friendly setting. The party
Ronald Rossi, John Barnes, Herb will feature live music by local
Adler Jr and Overton Day. Soci- artist Michaela Manno in addi- GARRISON, N.Y. — “Cross-pol-
ety executive director Deanna tion to local wine and craft beer lination: An Evolution in Foliate
Witte-Walker states, “The atten- and a delicious buffet dinner by I Forms,” contemporary works on
dance of our past presidents is Cater To You of Greenport, N.Y. paper inspired by plant life, is on
truly an honor. They are inspira- The combination of wonderful view through November 3 at
tional leaders who have served food, a talented musician, fine Boscobel House and Gardens at
the society and the community drink and the society’s most 1601 NY-9D. For information, 845-
265-3638 or

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 13

Exotic Sports Cars To Hit Auction Block October 6

Diamond engagement ring
(4.04 carats).

LOS ANGELES — Abell Auc- 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider
tion Company will conduct a
fine art, antiques, Twentieth Andre Hambourg, “Sur La Plage Midi Maree Haute.”
Century design, jewelry and
vehicle auction on Sunday, Octo- Pablo Picasso Madoura “Lampe Femme” & “Femme” mond Rolex Datejust; and an Eighteenth Century Chinese
ber 6, beginning at 10 am. Lalaounis 18K olive leaf neck- imperial coat, Haniwa horse
Rodin, Peter Shire and Loet chairs; and Florence Knoll lace. head, signed Tibetan dragon
The sale features property Vanderveen (2). chrome base table. rug, Chinese famille rose porce-
from prominent southern Cali- The auction will also feature lain and gilt-turquoise ground
fornia estates and will be high- Antique and contemporary fur- Modern and contemporary the estate of Mario Zamparelli, covered box, Chinese gilt-bronze
lighted by a collection of exotic niture includes a Louis XV-style prints and multiples include who had a distinguished career archaistic ritual bell, Chinese
sports cars. Vehicles include a kingwood and ormolu-mounted works signed Fletcher Benton, both as an artist and corporate celadon and blue-glazed vase,
2017 Ferrari 488 Spider, 2017 cylinder desk; Louis XV burl Bernard Buffet, Alexander marketing genius to many of Chinese gilt-bronze deity, Chi-
Ferrari California T Handling walnut buffet a deux corps; Calder, Salvador Dali (3), Sam America’s largest companies. nese yellow porcelain vase, Chi-
Special and a 2015 Bentley Fly- Louis XV-style ormolu-mounted Francis, Guido Gambone, David Zamparelli is most recognized nese sterling pitcher, Chinese
ing Spur 12. marquetry and parquetry tulip- Hockney, Friedensreich Hunder- for his title of chief executive porcelain “butterfly” vase, Chi-
wood writing cabinet; Louis XV- twasser, Robert Indiana (2), designer to aviation billionaire nese carved stone guan yin, Jap-
Abell represents the estate of style kingwood and ormolu Pablo Picasso (Madoura) (3), Howard Hughes. For 18 years, anese tiger textile, pair of Thai
Dr Thomas O. Paine, who over- mounted vitrine, stamped Linke; Rufino Tamayo; and more. he created the corporate identity sterling presentation boxes;
saw the US space program dur- Louis XVI-style ormolu-mount- of TWA and Hughes’ numerous Korean brown and white glazed
ing the first manned missions to ed mahogany commode; Tiffany Jewelry includes an emerald other aviation lines. Zamparelli ceramic jar, Eighteenth Century
the moon. Paine joined the space & Co. gothic revival tall case cut diamond engagement ring is responsible for many of the Tibetan chest and Tibetan
agency as its deputy administra- clock; two Finn Juhl lounge (4.04 carats); pair of diamond iconic corporate design identi- thangka.
tor in January 1968 and was chair models NV-45 and NV-53, studs (3.68 carats total); 14K ties such as Nissan, Capital
named the third administrator and a dining table with four and diamond pendant necklace Records, Hunts Foods, Union An auction preview will be con-
in its history in March 1969. chairs; Eero Saarinen womb (2.07 carats); Art Deco diamond Bank, Universal Pictures, ducted October 2-5 from 9 am to
During his tenure, NASA chair and grasshopper chair; and platinum engagement ring Southern California Gas Com- 4 pm. The Abell gallery is at
launched the first seven Apollo pair of Le Corbusier chrome club (1.64 carats); 18K white gold, pany, Kimberly Clark, Mattel, 2613 Yates Avenue. For more
missions, in which 20 astronauts chairs; Hans Wegner “Sawbuck” diamond and ruby necklace; 18K Suzuki and The Norton Simon information, 800-404-2235 or
orbited the earth, 14 flew to the chair and four “Wishbone” white gold, diamond, and emer- Corporation.
moon and four walked on its sur- ald cocktail ring; 18K and dia-
face. The Paine estate includes Decorative arts in the sale fea-
an array of NASA memorabilia, ture a Navajo chief’s blanket;
a collection of Asian art and Cal- collection of Native American
ifornia landscapes. woven baskets and ceramic pots;
six Laura Anderson ceramic ves-
Fine art in the auction includes sels; Chihuly nine-piece sculp-
paintings and drawings signed ture; Christofle gilt bronze vase;
Kathryn Andrews, Hans Bur- French dore-bronze and porce-
khardt (4), Mary Cassatt, lain three-piece clock garniture;
George Chan, Sandro Chia, four Steinway & Sons grand
Rafael Coronel, Frank William piano; pair of Austrian ham-
Cuprien, Edvin Earle, Emilio mered brass vases by Josef Hoff-
Grau-Sala, Abel Grimmer, Andre man; large collection of antique
Hambourg, Ellsworth Kelly, weaponry; pair of stone carved
Richard Lorenz, Nathan Joseph sphinxes; and Tiffany & Co. ster-
Roderick Oliveira, Peter Max, ling footed bowl.
Jozef Israels (2), Alec Monopoly
(3), Karel Ooms, Camille Pissar- Asian art works of art include
ro, Tony Rosenthal, Nikolai
Shabunin, Hanson Duvall
Puthuff, Robert Spencer (2)
Luciano Ventrone; sculpture
signed Albert Carrier-Belleuse,
Michel Claude Clodion, Stan
Johnson (2), Dave McGary (6),
Vasa Velizar Mihich, Auguste

The Skywalk Arts Festival Of The Hudson Valley Sept. 21
HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. — Lights at 1 pm to connect Fred- Olana carriage roads with poet
The third annual Skywalk Arts eric Church’s Olana with the Celia Bland and art historian
Festival of the Hudson River is Thomas Cole National Historic Susan Merriam, as gorgeous
Sunday, September 22, at three Site. He will reflect beams of panoramas from Olana unfold;
locations: the Rip Van Winkle light across the sky above the Bland and Merriam evoke
Bridge, Thomas Cole National Hudson River to illuminate the Romanticism through poetry
Historic Site and Olana State bonds between the two Nine- and art history. A free one-mile
Historic Site. The festival cele- teenth Century artists and their tour of easy walking along gravel
brates the art of the Hudson Val- homes. The light performance and paved roads will take place
ley and the inaugural year of the will be visible from Olana’s rain or shine at 1, 2:30 and 4 pm.
Hudson River Skywalk, a new Ridge Road, the Rip Van Winkle
scenic walkway at the place Bridge walkway and the Sky- For additional information,
where American art began. The walk path from the Thomas Cole, or
walkway connects the homes Site to the bridge.
and studios of the major Hudson
River School artists, Thomas Visit the Thomas Cole Site
Cole and Frederic Church, over between 2 and 4 pm to see the
the Hudson River via the Rip new exhibition “Shi Guorui: Ab/
Van Winkle Bridge, offering Sense-Pre/Sense,” presented as
sweeping views of the Hudson part of its annual series “Open
River Valley and the Catskill House: Contemporary Art in
Mountains. The festival includes Conversation with Cole.” The
free special events. exhibition features a new series
of giant landscape photographs
Artwork will be on view at the made by the contemporary artist
park next to the historic Rip Van Shi Guorui. The photographs are
Winkle Bridge’s toll plaza in created using a camera obscura
Catskill, N,Y., from noon to 4 pm. and pay homage to the land-
There will also be art-making scapes and legacy of Thomas
activities, live music by song- Cole (1801-1848), founder of
writer James Hearne and food America’s first major art move-
trucks. The bridge park is also a ment, now known as the Hudson
short walk from the Thomas River School of landscape paint-
Cole National Historic Site. ing.

Internationally acclaimed art- At 10 am, attend a “Spots of
ist Shi Guorui will present a per- Time: Writing and Thinking
formance of light titled 1.7 Mile Walk” along Frederic Church’s

14 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019

Bill Kelly, Limington, Maine, and his Catahoula Leopard dog, River, stand Continental taste was on show at Antique Revival, Big Flats, N.Y.
with one another amid their offerings. —Dealer’s Choice —Dealer’s Choice

Last Brimfield Show Of The Year Has Come And Gone

BRIMFIELD, MASS. — For Encephalitis virus that the May 2020 on their calendar. On
one week three times each year, Massachusetts Department of these pages, we review the won-
this town of approximately Public Health deemed “critical” derful mélange of people and
4,000 residents swells with the in Brimfield and several other items that populated the fields
influx of thousands of shoppers Massachusetts towns just of the September edition.
attending the largest outdoor before the Labor Day weekend.
antiques show in New England. Health officials had recom- Dealer’s Choice
Brimfield Week takes over for mended that outdoor activities Rehobeth, Del., dealer/artist
six days in May, July and Sep- between dusk and dawn, when Adam Henderson was featuring
tember. Collectively, Brimfield the mosquitos that transmit the some of his original sculptures
marked its 60th year this year, virus are most active, be sus- on top of his normal inventory of
having got its start in 1959 pended, hampering early morn- modern design. “I have been
under the pioneer show-wran- ing trading activity but not doing modern for so many
gling by Gordon Reid, who deterring Brimfield’s devoted years,” Henderson said, “and I
sought to expand his Auction crowds who simply showed up would always see things, aspects
Acres business with a handful en masse a little later in the day. of designs, and I would say, ‘Why
of like-minded dealers. don’t they do this or that?’ I
As shoppers and exhibitors painted all my life and one day
Brimfield markets with early formed in a departing caravan the light bulb went on with
morning openings may have along Route 20 for the final time sculpture. I like this more.
been somewhat affected by an in this season, they no doubt Sculpture really opens the doors
outbreak of the Eastern Equine mentally were marking mid- of what you can do outside of
two-dimensional painting.” Hen-
Joe Baczewski, Southington, Conn., was a fireman for 31 derson’s works speak to balance,
years and collects early firefighting items. He had a number incorporating carved and paint-
of them on display, such as this hat from the 1880s. —Hertan’s ed wood, bent wire, enameled
metal and twine in some cases.
David Erickson of Erickson’s Antique Stoves, Inc, Littleton, Bill Kelly, Limington, Maine,
Mass., featured this trio of revived beauties ready to warm was accompanied by his friend
the home. —Midway River, a Catahoula Leopard dog.
An exhibitor had a dog only a
few spots up from Kelly and the
two were trading sporadic barks
early on Tuesday morning
before the show opened. Kelly
featured a nice selection of
Americana, including painted
boxes and chests of all sizes,
baskets, daguerreotypes and
An impressive collection of
large painted bowls was on offer
from Derik Pulito, Kensington,
Conn. The dealer also featured a
stenciled general store paper

A buyer looks at a vintage print for a concept planetary Review and Photos by
Antiques and The Arts Weekly

Greg Smith, W.A. Demers,
Madelia Hickman Ring and Tom O’Hara

rover at Joshua Lowenfels Works of Art, New York City.
—Dealer’s Choice

“Oh, look, some tourists are taking photos In the E-Tent, Seaver & McClellan, Jaffrey,
inside the tent of Obnoxious Antiques!” N.H., showed this French Twentieth Centu-
Lisa Titcomb, Woodbury, Conn. —Brimfield Auction Acres Turns out, the very lifelike figures placed ry drafting table. —Heart-O-The-Mart
on view by the New Jersey dealer were cre-
ated by American sculptor Duane Hanson
(1925-1996), known for his hyperrealistic
depictions of ordinary people.


September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 15

Hayley Hastings of East Hartford, Conn., modeling her purchase from
Christy Solomon’s Bootitude, an online boutique for cowboy boots.
According to Hastings, it was her first time back at Brimfield “since I Brian and Diane Whittaker, along with Dave Alpert (not pictured) are New
was a kid.” —New England Motel England Diamond and Jewelry Buyers, Newton, Mass. —May’s

bag holder in original paint and Also in that tent was David tles and glasses, vintage Bake-
dating to 1860-70 from the Hud- Erickson of Erickson’s Antique lite utensils, old beer and soda
son Valley. Right behind was a Stoves, Inc, Littleton, Mass., cans with good color, advertising
double pocket poplar wallbox in who featured a Palace gas par- and branded pieces, vintage
old blue paint with cutout sides, lor stove with mica viewing cameras, toys and more.
18 inches high. windows on three sides. The
example was circa 1905 and Mumtaz Khan of Hindu Kush
Yorktown Heights, N.Y., dealer had an automatic thermometer International Inc, featured a
John Gould was “blowing out” on the back. wonderful selection of rugs for
antique frames, as he said he all tastes, including new, vin-
was reducing his inventory. Behind in the field was John tage and antique examples. A
“We’ve been selling them quite a Lincourt, Warwick, R.I., who Heriz with a bright blue border
bit since the markdowns,” he featured collectible vintage bot- was on top of his stack and a
said. Gould also featured a
painted steel sculpture by Sheffield, Mass., antiques dealer Sam Herrup with an
American artist David Hayes as unusually large pair of glass jars from the late Nineteenth
well as an antique running Century. —Hertan’s
horse weathervane.
Derik Pulito, Kensington, Conn., featured a stenciled Gen-
It was Danny Davis’ last show eral Store paper bag holder along with a collection of paint-
at Brimfield this year after ed bowls. —Dealer’s Choice
exhibiting for many years. The
Florida dealer is retiring and Vintage chapeaus at Patty Soobitsky, Charleton, Mass.
had reduced prices on much of —Heart-O-The-Mart
his inventory. At the front of his Dealer Matt Greig, Milton, Del., stands with his antique bot-
booth was a full-body skeleton tle collection, some trade signs seen behind.
of a Vietnamese potbelly pig, —Dealer’s Choice
along with brass neoclassical
sconces, skulls made of various
materials and apothecary jars.

Falmouth, Mass., dealer Oliver
Garland featured a unique burl-
wood carved head, thought to
depict an African American,
with shell eyes, inset teeth and
the natural burl forming afro-
textured hair on top. The artist
used a void in the burlwood in
the cheek of the figure to give
the image of the skull beneath.

Dealer Matt Greig, Milton,
Del., was showing off his bottle
collection, which included an
English seal bottle for All Saints
Common Room, circa 1800; a
clear ribbed flask from the same
date; and a GI-121 Columbia
Eagle flask, circa 1840, from the
American Mid-Atlantic.

The family of late antiques
dealer Justin Cobb, who ran
Captain’s Quarters, Amherst,
Mass., is carrying on the name
of the business and will contin-
ue to do shows, including this
one each year. Among scrim-
shaw and sailor macramé
works, the dealership featured a
nice painting on baleen bone
work featuring the schooner
Cameo signed Hope Gorham
Clark and dated 1916.

Midway Captain’s Quarters Antiques, Amherst, Mass. Mike Pheffer, Two Sides of a River, New London, N.H.
It was a quiet traipse through —Dealer’s Choice —Brimfield Auction Acres
Midway on Tuesday following
the show’s opening. Many of the
dealers had mixed inventory —
the field a combination of Orien-
tal rugs and vintage kitchen col-
lectibles to fine art and Native
American material — but all
are loyal to the location of the
field and the constant stream of
folks who meander through.
Dealer Bob Ross of Ross Bros,
Florence, Mass., was in his
usual tent at the foot of the
road. The dealer featured a John
Rushton paddling canoe, circa
1900, with a nice crackle finish
and star decorations at the
stern and bow on both sides.

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Hindu Kush International Inc, was on hand
An energetic Rafael Osona, fresh from his successful $1.4 with a nice selection of antique, vintage and
million Americana, fine art and marine auction in August, new carpets and textiles. —Midway Dressed for the summer with her accessory
was seen quickly snapping up choice items for his next chihuahua under arm in her bag, this show-
auction. —Heart-O-The-Mart Brimfield Show goer takes a closer look at a frog-form gar-
den stool. —Dealer’s Choice

number of people stopped to ask tiered display of American stone- some impact on his field, which
about it while this reporter ware, ranging from butter churns opens at 6 am daily. “When I
stood outside the tent. to crocks, jugs, jars and bottles. drove in on Tuesday, the crowds
were very thin but by 10 am the
In spot 56 was Gingerz Oddz, New England Motel streets were buzzing. The
run by Phil and Marissa. Among New England Motel field man- crowds were excellent, the
their selection of Black Forest ager, John Doldoorian, noticed attendance phenomenal and the
clocks, advertising, fine art and the EEE-virus outbreak had weekend crowds rivaled what
exhibition posters was a two- we usually see in May. It was a
great show, I want to thank all
It was a Columbia racer from 1895, crusty with its original of my dealers, we look forward
rope tires, offered by Rich Everly, Allentown, Penn. For to seeing them every show.”
someone wanting a vintage look, the dealer also had a pair
of reproduction Western Flyers. —Heart-O-The-Mart First-time dealers, Village
Uncommon, hail from Istanbul,
This is just the second year that Next Generation Antiques, Turkey, but with a presence in
Windsor, Vt., has been doing Brimfield. They only show in Portland, Maine, and had a col-
May and September. —May’s orful booth stocked with Orien-
tal rugs that were popular with
Perched on the tailgate of his pickup truck and shown to buyers. Ami and Murat Umal
the right here was York, Penn., dealer Rick Hoffman, who said they had a great show and
had brought a large selection of coin-operated games. Hoff- would be back in the spring.

Prominently at the front of
New England Motel is
Abbieland Antiques, from
Round Top, Texas. Danny
Tytenicz, who has been doing
Brimfield for 26 years, was
joined by show novitiate Scott
Wilson from Wylie, Texas. “This
is the best buying Brimfield in a
long time,” said Tytenicz, who
says he buys “the crazy and
unusual stuff.” He showed off a
set of S&A Haddad flatware set
with bird-form handles made
from buffalo horn, coral, onyx,
turquoise, silver and gold.

Vintage Bakelite, beads and
accessories, as well as Fiesta-
ware, was in vibrant plentiful
display with Yrena Edwards,
who owns Art from the Attic,
Arlington, Mass. More Bakelite
jewelry could be found in an
aisle over at the booth of D.
Brett Benson, Inc, of West Palm
Beach, Fla. Manning the booth
for Benson was Kevin Quidley,
who said he has been doing

man has been doing Brimfield for more than 25 years and
said this year it was “OK,” but not great for either buying or The three pedal cars from the left were bought by a buyer
selling. —May’s from Holland. Mary Jane Jamrogowicz, Enfield, Conn.


Amber Waterhouse had this Maine landscape by Stapleton Florida dealer Danny Davis is retiring, and this booth was This unique burlwood
Kearns. Though she usually does Brimfield North, she did his last hurrah at Brimfield. The skeleton at front is of a carved head was on show
not do it this year. Waterhouse Décor, Hingham, Mass. Vietnamese pot belly pig. —Dealer’s Choice with Falmouth, Mass., deal-
er Oliver Garland.
—Dealer’s Choice

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Copper tea kettles were a staple of early Rusted Anchor, a primarily online venture run by Katie
Pennsylvania folk life. This one was signed and Andy Zilgme in Middletown, R.I. —New England Motel
by George Trissler, Lancaster, Penn., who
was active from 1790 to 1815, according to
Victorian Rose Antiques, Wenham, Mass. Jay Kohler, West Hill Antiques, New Hart-
—New England Motel ford, Conn. —Hertan’s

Knollwood Antiques, LLC, Village of Thorndike, Mass.
—New England Motel

Vine of Time Antiques, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
—New England Motel

Patina Restoration, Rox-
bury, Conn.

—Brimfield Auction Acres

Brimfield since 2011. The booth Kevin Quidley, D. Brett Benson, Inc, of West Palm Beach, Fla.
specialized in vintage custom —New England Motel
jewelry, dating broadly from
1900 to the mid 1980s with an Charles Wibel, Charles Wibel Antiques, Orleans, Mass., has
emphasis on pieces from the done Brimfield off and on for 25 years, primarily at New
1930s-70s. England Motel. He thinks it’s the best field and that the
show managers have been building up the quality, particu-
For those seeking a large piece larly in the pavilions where his booth was. A varied booth
of raw wood or a block of stone epitomized his motto, “If it is not unique and wonderful, we
to support a mailbox or other don’t have it.”
post support need look no fur-
ther than a booth with a sign Hopkinton, R.I., dealer Ed Hill had a good selection of things,
reading, simply, “Big Old Wood including two cases of Art Nouveau glass and silver, with
‘n More” in one corner and Cider pieces by Orient Flame, Quezal, Loetz and Tiffany. —May’s
& Stone of Sutton, Mass., direct-
ly across the back aisle. Lone Ranger Antiques, Hollywood, Fla.
—New England Motel
Have a flatware set that is
missing a few pieces? Maria Dowling said, “It’s been great, already remove 22 pieces, but Walls, rugs and locked cases were some of the things that
Stanton of Long Beach, N.Y., very busy.” had brought in additional piec- finished the booth of Chelsea Hill Antiques, Hampton,
had endless flat boxes of es to fill in the gaps. Conn., and set it apart from the majority of other booths at
numerous patterns. “It’s been a fantastic show,” Brimfield. —May’s
proclaimed Knollwood Antique’s The pavilions are a great
This reporter crossed paths Richard La Vigne. “John Dol- place to find more fragile or
with some happy, longtime doorian and his family have weather-adverse objects, like
readers of Antiques and The gone out of their way to accom- porcelains, vintage clothing or
Arts Weekly. Once such reader modate the needs of all of us.” A Asian works of art. Wenham,
was Mike Richards, Worcester, Brimfield veteran since 2012, Mass., dealer Kathy Tarr of
Mass., who said his dad started La Vigne has been doing New Victorian Rose Antiques had a
reading this paper more than England Motel for three years. rainbow of Shelley porcelain
30 years ago. When asked how The Village of Thorndike, Mass., and said, “We’ve been lucky,
the show had been for him, dealer said he had had movers the show has been very good.”
Richards said his big sale was
some Midcentury Modern fur-
niture on opening day.

It is possible that Lone Rang-
er Antiques, Hollywood, Fla., is
one of the few dealers at Brim-
field specializing in Swedish
antiques. Tall painted clocks,
case furniture and chairs in
muted shades of cream and
light blue filled a large tent bil-
lowing with colorful rugs.

Mary Maguire’s contempo-
rary pictures of ships and ani-
mals, as well as Southeast
Asian figures, have a fresh,
bold look and offer antique
style with contemporary prices.
The Old Lyme, Conn., dealer
has been doing Brimfield “for a
long time, always at New Eng-
land Motel.” When asked how
the show had been for them,
Maguire’s associate, Timmy

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Artist and dealer Adam Henderson, Rehobeth, Del., stands
with his sculptures. —Dealer’s Choice

In Boston tea shops in the
late Nineteenth Century, it
would be commonplace to Hudson, N.Y., dealer Robin Greeson holds up a Tlingit but-
see figures like this chestnut ton blanket replete with the symbology of the tribe of indig-
figural Chinaman whirligig enous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North
at the shop’s entrance. This America. She said she believed it was made in the 1950s.
particular example came off —Hertan’s
the peak of the building the
tea shop was in, according On the other side of the pavil- exhibiting at Brimfield since
to Newcastle, Maine, deal- ion, Layton Smith was busy the early 1980s but has been
ers Tom Jewett and Butch with his booth, Sweet Memo- showing at New England Motel
Berdan. —Hertan’s ries Antiques, full of furs, Toby since 2007.
jugs and snuff boxes, among
D.L. Straight Auctioneers, Sturbridge, Mass. —May’s many others. Smith said he Heart-O-The Mart
has 14 locations, from Winter Inside her show office just
Park, Fla., to Martha’s Vine- before the 9 am opening of the
yard, Mass. James Kent, pro- Heart-O-The-Mart antiques
prietor of Vine of Time show on September 4, Pam
Antiques, had an extensive Moriarity said she was looking
selection of Wedgwood, vase- for a good September show, the
line glass, Van Briggle, Rose- last for the 2019 season. Near-
ville, millefiori paperweights, ing the harvest season, the pace
salts and snuff boxes. Like of the shows in general is more
many dealers, he was having a contemplative, less frenetic
good show. than the May season opener. So
is it slower? Yes, but buying is
Tiffany, Roseville and Quezel steady as shoppers work their
were some of the notable mak- way through the field.
ers represented in the booth of A dealer in a good position to
Todd Clements, Clements gauge the show’s energy is Phil-
Antiques of NH. The Sanborn- lip J. Rondina II, owner of New-
ton, N.H., dealer had been

Ron Miller, New Hartford, Conn. —May’s An example of repurposed
American folk art, this cabi-
net, believe it or not, once A family of rubber ducks were enjoying their swim in a
housed an early radio. It small puddle. —Midway
had been reclaimed by
Edward Fitzgerald, whose
Worcester, Mass., business,
The Furniture Cobbler,
gives new life to abandoned
bits of furniture and archi-
tectural salvage. —Hertan’s

Brimfield Show

Eric Glass, Glass & Son Collectibles of Brookfield, Mass.

This is the first year Brett Millet, Las Vegas, has been doing
Brimfield, though he did not do the July edition. Occupying
a shady corner, he had a good selection of modern furniture Providence, R.I., dealer Richard Lawrence
and artwork, including some Herman Miller posters and Bob Hockaday and Blair Jett, from Mary- Greene holding a pen and ink work that
faded red plush covered chair attributed to Olivier land’s Eastern shore, had this carousel fig- was the cover art for a book jacket. Greene
Mourgue, shown here behind Millet. —May’s ure and fire truck pedal car. —May’s has been doing May’s for ten years.

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 19

At Artifacts, the architectural salvage dealer from Newport,
R.I., Philip J. Rondina II said, “We sold all the brick molds
we brought, and I had so many people take pictures of them
and wanted to hear the story of how we obtained them. Just
about everyone who stopped at my booth remarked how
unusual and interesting they were.” —Heart-O-The-Mart

Some were in the shade, but 11 am on Tuesday was a brisk temperature, so the folks in the
sun didn’t mind waiting there. —Dealer’s Choice

E-Tent Dealers Celebrate
The Life Of Nancy Wells

A set of four painted tea canisters were on show with CM
Antiques, Stamford, Conn. —Dealer’s Choice

port, R.I.-based Artifacts, whose antiques on the field was auc- Portsmouth, N.H., dealer Bob Withington and Chloë Rohn of Montage Antiques in
collection of architectural sal- tioneer Rafael Osona, fresh Millerton, N.Y., prepare sky lanterns for release.
vage antiques has a prime spot from his successful $1.4 million
near the field’s entrance. “It was Americana, fine art and marine On September 3 at 5 pm, Heart-O-The-Mart dealers who exhibit on the field’s E-Tent gath-
a great show,” said Rondina, auction in August. With a pair ered to celebrate the life of fellow dealer Nancy Wells Withington, who passed away in Col-
“although the crowds did seem a of porters in tow, he was seen at lins, N.Y., August 17 with family at her side. She led a full life while dealing with cancer for
little smaller than in the past several dealer spaces acquiring decades.
fall shows. I had several other merchandise that you might see
dealers mention that also.” Still, at his next auction. There were both reminiscences and refreshments shared among the 75 or so participants
Rondina did experience a feed- who gathered in and around the E-Tent, where she had faithfully exhibited with many of
ing frenzy over a large trove of Traditional antiques could be them for the past 25 years. As part of the remembrance event, sky lanterns, small hot air
rare 1850s-60s New York Fire found at Antiques Revival of Big balloons made out of paper, were released and lofted into the evening air.
Brick & Clay Works ornamental Flats, N.Y., Michael Watts deals
brick molds that his firm had in vintage lighting, antique fur- Nancy was born March 7, 1951, to the late Roger and Janice Becker Wells. She grew up in
retrieved fresh from the original niture and Oriental rugs, and Collins, graduating from Gowanda Central High School and received a BA in drama and
family’s basement in Brooklyn, rather than refinishing or music from George Washington University. She took pride in earning a law degree from the
N.Y. They were sculptural and restoring, he chooses to preserve University of Maine Law School in 2003 despite a diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer during her
compelling, and designers pieces so they glow with original third year.
snapped them up. “We sold all patina. That was the case here
the brick molds we brought, and with a grouping that included a Nancy first held several writing jobs, including editor of a Washington, DC, tourism maga-
I had so many people take pic- French boulle cabinet, circa zine and as a Buffalo Evening News reporter. However, the family avocations of antique
tures of them and wanted to 1870s, surmounted with a collecting and book selling that she had participated in as a child soon became her life’s
hear the story of how we French rouge marble and par- work. She also was a solo dealer for some years before, forming Withington-Wells Antiques,
obtained them. Just about cel-gilt figural sculpture of the York, Maine, with her then husband Bob Withington. They participated in large regional
everyone who stopped at my god Mercury, flanked on either shows, including the Philadelphia Antiques Show, the Pier Show and Heart of Country. She
booth remarked how unusual side by Twentieth Century Chi- eventually returned to solo business, especially enjoying the camaraderie of the Brimfield
and interesting they were. In nese export urns. shows. Nancy was especially knowledgeable in the decorative arts and continental antiques.
fact, I had several interior Later in life she ran estate sales and was a capable appraiser.
designers that had bought them Thomas Longacre and his wife
come back later in the day to Beverly, Marlborough, N.H., Nancy is survived by her sister Virginia “Ginger” Wells-Kay and her husband Robert of
buy more.” were offering a trove of antiques Belmont, N.H., along with aunts, uncles, cousins and many loving and dedicated friends in
they had recently acquired from the antiques dealer community.
Also snapping up choice a home in Keene, N.H., owned
by a couple ages 98 and 88. Funeral services were conducted on August 28 in Gowanda, handled by the Schindler
Funeral Home and followed by burial in the Maplewood Cemetery, Springville, N.Y.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Wentworth Douglass Foundation Seacoast Cancer Cen-
ter Wentworth Douglass Hospital, 789 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820 or to the New
Hampshire SPCA, PO Box 196, 104 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885.

Steven F. Still, Manheim, Penn. —Dealer’s Choice

20 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019

Bob Ross of Ross Bros, Florence, Mass., stands with a John
Henry Rushton paddling canoe. —Midway

The two gentlemen from Minneapolis were Vintage New England, Canton, Conn.
quite pleased with the table they had found at —Brimfield Auction Acres
New England Motel early on Wednesday.
Brimfield Show

Gabe Clark drilling a hole in a granite slab. Cider & Stone, “Look at this wonderful sap Etsy online marketplace under Hertan’s
Sutton, Mass. —New England Motel bucket!,” said Tom, holding up the name BerkshireShopGirl. Two things happened at noon
the wooden container whose “It was our first time selling at on Wednesday — the bell was
condition was as pristine as its Brimfield, and it was quite an rung at Hertan’s, signaling the
size was large. There were sev- experience,” said Gayle after- opening of the last paid show of
eral pieces of Nineteenth Cen- wards. “We made friends with the day, and dark clouds began
tury stoneware with stamped our sellers, who were all very to ominously fill up what until
lettering from a Keene manu- helpful and welcomed us to then had been a sunny sky.
facturer, one mysteriously their community at Brimfield. When field owner David Lam-
incised “2 2 2,” perhaps refer- We felt like we had found ‘our berto rings the bell to start the
ring to its 2-gallon capacity. people,’ The best part was selling, this woodsy enclave
becoming part of the community quickly comes alive with com-
Among the show’s first-time of people that understand us merce, shoppers wending
dealers were Gayle and John and our quest to find the next through the market and dealers
Flippin of Hinsdale, Mass. Their great vintage items and the lifting up the sides of their tents
collection consisted mainly of buyers who were so happy to to reveal merchandise.
vintage Christmas décor, beer find that perfect piece! We hope Items ranged from a matched
steins and small items that to be back in May and experi- set of vintage luggage that Steve
appeal to special collecting pas- ence the May show.” and Judy Ball of Horsefeathers
sions. Gayle also sells on the Antiques, Shawnee Mission,
Kan., had brought, to antique
Christine Argenti, upstate New York. —New England Motel fire helmets, leather buckets
and other firefighting items of
Pam Moriarity’s Heart-O-the-Mart antiques show is in its yore shown by Joe Baczewski,
26th year and going strong. She said she was looking for a Southington, Conn., himself a
good September show, the last for the 2019 season. fireman for 31 years. The lug-
gage, which could have been
made anytime in the 1930s-50s
by Wheary Luggage Company,
based in Racine, Wisc., had a tag
inside that read: “Wheary – The
Name to Remember in Lug-
gage.” The firefighting material
shown by Baczewski is just the
tip of the iceberg of his prodi-
gious personal collection.
Columbus, Ohio, dealer Tom
Delach filled a table with items
from the Jim Hirsheimer collec-
tion, a well-known and respect-
ed antiques dealer in design-
oriented Americana. Gathered
together here was a large Gabri-

Gingerz Oddz featured a two-tiered display of American
stoneware. —Midway

Scott Wilson, Wylie, Texas, with Danny
Asian works of art were represented beauti- Tytenicz, Abbieland Antiques, Round Top,
Nothing says vintage New England like sleds and skis. fully by JSD Antiques. The Durham, N.H., Texas, standing with a bronze Arts and
Anthony Village Antiques, Coventry, R.I., had several of dealer had a large collection of Satsuma Crafts light and ashtray stand complete
each and proclaimed this edition of Brimfield “a good porcelains, jades, cloisonné and lacquer. with mica shade, circa 1910.
show.” —New England Motel —New England Motel —New England Motel

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 21

Chris Saari, American Dinnerware Antiques, Worcester, Mass., right, with
Sally Sulander of Essex, Conn. Saari has been doing Brimfield for 27 years
Brentiques, Paramus, N.J. —New England Motel and said he had had an “OK” show. —New England Motel

el angel weathervane, a set of Abraham Pariente of the Blue Room Antiques, New York
early celluloid football player City, is a listed, self-taught artist. Here he stands beside one
figures, perhaps a children’s of his “Happy Desert” scenes. —Heart-O-The-Mart
premium item, and whimsical Benny and Sofi Zirb of Lloyd’s Treasures (Lloyd’s the dog,
mechanical figures. On another not pictured) of Philadelphia were having a great time on a
table, Delach showed a Maine beautiful day. —Heart-O-The-Mart
pictorial Penobscot fishing creel.
Patricia Ann Breame Antiques, Woodstock, Maine
“Uncle Ed” Fitzgerald gives —Brimfield Auction Acres
new life to abandoned bits of
period furniture and architec-
tural salvage. His Worcester,
Mass., business is called The
Furniture Cobbler, and that is
precisely what he does by tak-
ing the body, for example, of an
antique lift top blanket chest
and marrying it to a beefy pair
of legs from an old kitchen table
to create a shabby chic storage
piece for one’s wine collection.
He does all of this by hand using
old wood, sometimes restoring
pieces to their original glory,
sometimes creating a wholly
new, custom-designed item like
one example he had on view — a
repurposed American folk art
cabinet that was once the hous-
ing for an early radio.

At about 5 pm, the skies
opened up and delivered torren-
tial misery. Dodging the thun-
derstorm, though, was Hudson,
N.Y., dealer Robin Greeson who
calls her business Equator. “I
had a great show. I’ve been
going to Brimfield for 40 years.
So good to see old friends and
meet new ones — the best.”
Among Greeson’s sales were
“many Navajo rugs, and I did
well with my old Navajo jewelry
and Haitian sequin flags.”

A customer gets assistance at the jewelry case by Benita
Gillespie, Pittsburgh, Penn. That’s Benita’s husband Jim
behind her. The couple has been collecting an eclectic
inventory since the 1970s. “Pam [Moriarity, the field’s
owner] is the best,” said Benita. —Heart-O-The-Mart

Vintage Christmas ornaments were attrac-
tively displayed by Gayle and John Flippin,
Hinsdale, Mass. It was the first Brimfield
show for the Flippins, and Gayle said, “We
made friends with our sellers, who were all
With all that this gentleman was holding, he very helpful and welcomed us to their com- This Eighteenth Century painted cupboard was with Bill
did not hesitate to stop and ask another munity at Brimfield. We felt like we had Kelly, Limington, Maine. It held a nice assortment of smalls,
showgoer about the artist of a painting they found ‘our people.’” They intend to come including baskets, a chalkware spaniel, mochaware, paint-
were carrying around. —Dealer’s Choice back in May. —Heart-O-The-Mart ed portraits and some miniature painted furniture. —May’s

22 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019

Yorktown Heights, N.Y., dealer John Gould is reducing inventory among The crowd poured into the covered pavilion at the back of the field.
his antique frames and offered the selection here. —Dealer’s Choice —Dealer’s Choice

Steve and Judy Ball of Horsefeathers Antiques, Shawnee Mis- May’s Antique Market
sion, Kan., brought this matched set of vintage luggage to the Great weather and no early
show. It was made by the Wheary Luggage Company, based in buying combined this year to
Field owner David Lamberto rings the bell promptly at noon Racine, Wisc., a firm that made beautiful travel luggage in the create the perfect combination
on Wednesday of each show to start the selling. —Hertan’s 1930s-50s. A tag inside read: “Wheary – The Name to Remem- at May’s Antique Market,
Exhibiting great patina was this pair of Art Deco nude maid- ber in Luggage.” You remember it, right? —Hertan’s which was open September 5-7.
ens that came out of a Main Line Philadelphia estate. And, The crowds lined up along
yes, the paint-decorated canvas they’re resting upon will Steve Smoot Antiques and Navajo Textiles, Lancaster, Penn. Route 20 were plentiful but
look familiar to fans of Warner, N.H., dealer Kate Alex. “I used cheerful and sprinting across
it for covering my booth floors at shows until it got so worn the field when the gate opened
that I cut it up into pieces,” she said. —Heart-O-The-Mart at 9 am.
“We had a very good show,”
—Dealer’s Choice Martha May said, “crowds are
staying and buying. Our atten-
At, Hamden. Conn., Frank Conroy puts them dance was comparable to the
together from old reclaimed supplies. May show and an upturn for
—Brimfield Auction Acres A Maine pictorial Penobscot fishing creel on offer by Tom September, historically. Over-
Delach, Columbus, Ohio. —Hertan’s all, everyone was happy, they
were pleased that we had per-
fect weather. I have to base a
lot of it on the weather...we
were very, very fortunate.” May
confirmed she had a few new
dealers and explained that she
was seeing a bit more Midcen-
tury Modern material on the
field but that the field was still
strong in Americana and tradi-
tional antiques. When asked if
there would be changes for the
future, May said they would be
reformatting the field before
the spring edition to the benefit
of all the dealers.
One of the busiest booths on
the field was that of Monkton,
Md., dealer Fred T. Parks, who
occupies an easily found red
tent on the main aisle. Parks,
who specializes in late Nine-
teenth and early Twentieth
Century decorative arts, has
been doing Brimfield for 30
years and May’s for the last 20,
saying he thinks May’s is “the
most sophisticated field in
terms of clientele and dealers.
Park said he had a “fantastic”
show, selling 63 pieces of 200 he
had brought to the show. When
asked about specific sales, he
said he had sold a pair of Art
Deco stands for $450 to a buyer
who had been “absolutely
delighted,” as well as two Argy-
Rousseau Pat Devere pendants.
“No matter how long I’ve done
Brimfield, I still get giddy but-
terflies as it gets closer. Like a
little kid going to Disney World.
I used to do 20 shows a year;
I’ve dropped all my shows, but I
will never drop Brimfield. I live
for Brimfield.”
Kevin Garvey Rita, Garvey

Wanita Paolino, Johnston, N.Y., is a dealer of kitchenalia from the very late Nineteenth and
The Silver Butler, Philadelphia —Heart-O-The-Mart early Twentieth Centuries. —Brimfield Auction Acres

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 23

Todd Clements of Clements Antiques of NH, Sanbornton, N.H. Francis Nestor, Cottage + Camp, Millerton, N.Y. —New England Motel
—New England Motel

Rita Art & Antiques, said of the with Ron Miller of New Hart- tables set on the grass. Fin-
fields he does — Dealer’s ford, Conn. Miller was situated ished booths are few and far
Choice, Heart-O-The-Mart and near the front of the field, next between, and one of the best
May’s, that May’s is usually the to Glass & Son Collectibles of examples of that could be found
best field for him. He had sev- Brookfield, Mass., which spe- on the main aisle in the booth
eral people in his booth looking cializes in collectibles, militar- occupied by Chelsea Hill
at a “Dufy”-esque painting that ia, toys and advertising. Both Antiques of Hampton, Conn.
he had bought on the field. were near Sturbridge, Mass., Thomas Nagy pointed out sev-
auctioneer David Straight, D.L. eral important items, including
One of the more interesting Straight Auctioneers, who had two pieces of antiquities and a
pieces of furniture on the field a booth of things scheduled for carved and painted figure of
was a “captured ball” armchair an upcoming sale. the Madonna with child that he
with Horsefeathers Antiques, said was about 1,000 years old.
Shawnee Mission, Kan. Steve Most booths at Brimfield are
Ball said the chair had been
made by BS Sturtevant of Wil- A home in Keene, N.H., owned by a couple ages 98 and 88,
loughby, Ohio, in 1912. was the source for a myriad of great antiques discovered by
Tom Longacre and his wife Beverly. The Marlborough, N.H.,
“Wow” was this reporter’s dealers showcased the group of stoneware and redware,
immediate reaction to a pair of circa 1840s-1900, shown here, along with iron trivets, egg
heavily carved Renaissance pans, a clock jack (for hanging meat) and sap bucket.
Revival armchairs with Laurie —Heart-O-The-Mart
Bagley of Saco, Maine. The
throne-like chairs — one slight- Sold early at Log Cabin Country Primitives, Glastonbury,
ly smaller than the other — Conn., was this grain-painted Connecticut blanket chest.
had come from a Kennebunk- —Hertan’s
port, Maine, estate.
Joni Lima of Maine and Florida wants folks to know that he
A faithful reader of Antiques is still doing business, back at this field after a six-year
and The Arts Weekly was absence. Here he stands with an acrylic painting he had
George Jagg. The Holyoke, just sold moments before, titled “The Musician’s Dream” by
Mass., dealer had a booth of artist Dominic P. Orlando, dated 1961. —Hertan’s
nice things, including a yellow
pedal car priced at $495 and a Brett Cabral, Salem, N.H., had a great selection of pantry Brimfield
ship shadowbox picture for boxes. He did Dealer’s Choice as well as May’s, though this Show
which Jagg was asking $6,500. year he did not do Central Park. —May’s

For colorful advertising signs, Ed and Anita Holden have collected and sold fish decoys
one need not look any further and their “critter” cousins for 25 years, although the items
than Shaun Higgins of Beverly, have gained in popularity among collectors in the past five
Mass. He had spread his signs years. The colorful figures range from the 1920s to modern
out on the grass and was busy day examples, said the dealers, who split their time between
talking with potential buyers Was it trash pickup day at the front of Hertan’s, or was a Connecticut and Naples, Fla. “It’s motion and color that
early in the show. May’s is the vintage clothing dealer observing the field’s no merchan- attract the fish,” said Ed. “Doesn’t matter what species the
only field he does. dise display until noon policy in a novel way? decoy is made to look like.” —Heart-O-The-Mart

If you think Brimfield only
has a local reach, think again.
Mary Jane Jamrogowicz from
Enfield, Conn., sold three pedal
cars to a buyer from Holland.
She has been doing Brimfield
for eight years, May’s in May
and September, Dealer’s Choice
in July.

Brimfield “is different every
time but always fun and we
always meet nice people,” was
how Brian Whittaker, New
England Diamond and Jewelry
Buyers of Newton, Mass.,
described the show. Brian,
along with Diane Whittaker
and Dave Alpert have been
doing Brimfield for four years,
Dealer’s Choice on Tuesday,
May’s and Brimfield Auction
Acres on Friday and Saturday.
Whittaker said Dealer’s Choice
had been “great” this year.

The lure of the barn find is
what appeals and drives so
many in this business. Perched
aboard a 1903 August Kern
barber’s chair was Derry, N.H.,
dealer, Kevin Denaro, who had
found the chair in a barn in
Worcester, Mass. He explained
that the chair, which had all of
its original parts, had been dis-
mantled, and he had to search
the barn to find all the parts so
he could reassemble it.

Radios, cameras, military sur-
plus, musical instruments and
Halloween masks were among
some of the eclectic offerings

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Todd Shamock, Meriden, Conn. The opening gate crowd at Heart-O-The-Mart was “September-size,” smaller
than the May show but no less eager to find their favorite dealers and trea-
—Brimfield Auction Acres sured antiques finds.

Sandmark Antiques, Bethel, Vt., finds primitives near home.
—Brimfield Auction Acres

Brimfield Show

Antiques Revival of Big Flats, N.Y., east of Corning, special- Lights — camera — action
izes in preserving unique antique pieces, according to for this 1940s Bell & Howell
owner Michael Watts. In front of the wall of period art is a movie camera seen at Eve-
diminutive French boulle cabinet, circa 1870s, surmounted lyn Gordon Antiques, Lam-
with a French rouge marble and parcel-gilt figural sculp- bertville, N.J.
ture of the god Mercury, flanked on either side by Twenti- —Heart-O-The-Mart
eth Century Chinese export urns. —Heart-O-The-Mart
Brimfield Auction Acres
Helen Marek, Bethany, Conn., has been doing May’s for five Kathy and Rusty Corriveau
years and sells at the Elephant’s Trunk in New Milford, are now seasoned professionals
Conn. She had a good selection of fire trucks in her booth, on this field, Brimfield Auction
the oldest being a Buddy L aerial hook and ladder from the Acres, with the completion of
1920s that she had priced at $1,595. —May’s their third year and celebration
of the 60th anniversary of
Vintage advertising and toys were on hand at Yingling’s Brimfield. They are the owners
Collectibles, Gettysburg, Penn. —Dealer’s Choice of the original site where it all
started under the watchful eyes
Silver Butler, Philadelphia —May’s and guidance of Gordon Reid in
1959. At the September 6
Mike Melito, Wakefield, Mass., offered a pair of lamps from installment, all seemed to be
the 1950s or 1960s that were drawing a great deal of atten- Scott Bassoff and Sandy Jacobs, Swampscott, Mass. having great fun as the weather
tion. —Brimfield Auction Acres —Dealer’s Choice was cooperating that day. Such
had not been the case on every
day during the week, and this
field was filled with more exhib-
itors than it has had in many
recent Septembers. Many
exhibiting dealers and shoppers
said the buildup may have been
due to the “Pop-Up Market” the
Corriveaus have been conduct-
ing on Tuesday, which seems to
bring more enthusiasm to their
Whatever the reason, there
was a good crowd of anxious
shoppers at the 8 am starting
bell on Friday, and they came
running up the hill.
Among the first exhibitor they
saw was Frank Conroy with His business is to
find old materials, salvage them
and remake them into tables
with an industrial style. As a
popular item today, they sell
Advertising from the last 100
years and toys were nearby.
Among the biggest pieces were
several of those large round
Coke signs that used to grace
the fronts of diners and neigh-
borhood restaurants for the last
century. These were offered by
Todd Shamock from nearby
Meriden, Conn.
Sue Fogg has been coming to
the show for many years from
Charlton, N.Y., with a large
assortment of household items
from the Nineteenth Century.

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 25

Linda Sexton, Ephrata, Penn. —Brimfield Auction Acres

Nineteenth Century or older marble urn at A sure sign that the fall holidays are com-
The Villager Braider, Plymouth, Mass. ing, a painted metal turkey mold, circa
—Heart-O-The-Mart 1880s-90s, offered by Langenbach’s Fine
Arts & Antiques, Kingston, Mass. —Hertan’s

Her antiques are sufficient to Sue Fogg, Charlton, N.Y. —Brimfield Auction Acres
complete the accessorizing of an
American home of about 1850: Vintage petroliana signs lead the way into Steve Hanson’s
transferware dishes, Persian booth, where the Vernon, Conn., dealer had a myriad of
rugs, textiles and a few cover- restored soda machines, jukeboxes and neon beverage
lets and quilts, flatware and sil- signs. —Hertan’s
ver, small wooden accessories
and household tools. Neal Blodgett, Higganum House Antiques, Higganum, Conn.
—Brimfield Auction Acres
Quilts and coverlets are a
principal focus for Patricia John Lincourt, Warwick, R.I. —Midway
Ann Breame of Woodstock,
Maine. She also has a collec-
tion of small toys and accesso-
ries to offer from the late
Nineteenth and early Twenti-
eth Centuries.

Neal Blodgett of Higganum
[Conn.] House Antiques once
said that he believed he had
more than 100,000 pieces in his
show inventory, and it is unlike-
ly anyone would doubt the
count. What is even more inter-
esting, is the diversity of the
collection: inkwells; fishing bob-
bers and reels; weathervanes;
painted cast iron door stops by
the dozen; fountain pens and
much more.

Lisa Titcomb, Woodbury,
Conn., was showing her early
New England blanket chest in
red milk paint. Her booth part-
ner, Glenn Allard, Roxbury,
Conn., had an Eighteenth Cen-
tury hutch with glass top doors
in wonderful design.

Show dates for Brimfield’s
2020 season are May 12-17,
July 14-19 and September 8-13.
For additional information, con-
tact the individual fields’ man-
agement or

Julia Hoik, Wellesley, Mass., is a collector of holiday and
small toy antiques, trading at a few shows, including here
at Brimfield. —Brimfield Auction Acres

“The best cowgirl litho I’ve ever seen!” American Gothic Brimfield-style with Kath-
exclaimed Bob Veder of Class Menagerie, leen Beecher and Robert Foley of Grey,
Bolton, Landing, N.Y., pointing to this exam- Maine, behind a classic American walnut Wayside Antiques, West Boylston, Mass., offers a vintage
ple from circa 1885-95. Veder was having a desk, circa 1800s. —Hertan’s way of keeping cool. —Brimfield Auction Acres
good day, having sold a Canadian World War
II poster, a World War I poster, a Marines post-
er and an early steamship poster. —Hertan’s

26 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019

General Washington Returns To MC Escher Work Goes Long
Webb House After 238 Years At Clars, Fetches $98,400
WETHERSFIELD, the role played by Samuel OAKLAND, CALIF. — Mea-
CONN. — He was a mag- Webb, stepson and secre- suring 153¼ inches long, M.C.
nificent dancer, the most tary to Silas Deane. Webb Escher’s “Metamorphosis II”
graceful figure seen on was an aide-de-camp to took $98,400 in Clars Auction
horseback (according to Washington and later Gallery’s September 14-15 sale,
Thomas Jefferson), an served as a Master of Cer- selling to a private collector. The
astute politician, and he emony during Washing- woodcut was printed from 20
had a terrific throwing ton’s inauguration in 1789. blocks on three combined sheets
arm. Abigail Adams was Koopman’s illustrious and was signed and dated in the
very impressed with him. moonlighting career pro- plate. Executed in 1939/40, the
So, when John Koopman vides a sharp contrast to work featured black, green and
III steps forward as Gen- his day job as a technician brown hues and was framed in
eral George Washington at for an alternative energy one continuous line. The image
the Webb-Deane-Stevens company. He began as a segued from text to checker-
Museum (WDS) on Octo- continental foot soldier in board to lizards to hexagons to
ber 3, he’ll have to fill the Second Regiment Light honeycombs to bees to butter-
some very imposing shoes. Dragoons during the Col- flies to fish to birds to blocks to a
Koopman’s appearance at chester tricentenary in rising city to a three-dimension-
6:30 pm will be preceded 1998 and later transi- al chess game and back to a
by a 6 pm wine reception, tioned to portraying a checkerboard to text.
by donation, in the Webb horseman. Koopman’s
Barn. The evening will commander thought he “As a whole, the sale was one of
also include a signing of might make a good George the best we’ve had all year,” Clars
Koopman’s book, “George Washington, and the die chief executive officer, president
Washington at War — was cast. He has been por- and fine art director Rick Unruh
1776,” which is available traying the nation’s most said. The whole sale would go on the print, thus suggesting a com-
on Amazon. Sariah Clonts photo. famous general at reenact- to produce more than $2 million. plete cycle. The work is a greater
Known for his uncanny ments from Massachusetts expansion in the concept of tes-
resemblance to General Washington and his to Virginia ever since. According to Clars, “Upon his sellated patterns working to
skillful dialogue as such, Koopman will bring Koopman has portrayed Washington in docu- return to Holland from Belgium become an altogether different
history to life and transport attendees back to mentaries shown at state and national parks, in 1939, Escher created a series pattern, which Escher explored
the battlefield and the fireside of the Webb on television, and for national theatrical release, of motifs for regular division of in ‘Metamorphosis I,’ 1937.”
House. In May 1781, the home of Joseph Webb including the Mount Vernon Revolutionary War the plane to form a continuous
— now the heart of WDS — served as Washing- 4D Experience film (2017); the Monmouth Bat- pictorial story through metamor- According to the Artnet price
ton’s Connecticut headquarters for five nights tlefield State Park Visitors Center film (2013); phosis and a few associations of database, this is the third high-
and is where he and French General Rocham- The American Revolution for the American ideas, ending in a memory of est result for this work from
beau planned the joint military campaign that Heroes Channel (2014), and America (2014). Italy (the view of Atrani) and one the artist.
led to the victory at Yorktown, Va., and the end Admission is free for members, $5 for non- of Chateau-d’Oex (the chess-
of the American Revolution. members, payable at the door. board) and finally in a pattern For more information, www.
identical to that at the start of or 510-428-0100.

During his portrayal, Koopman will focus on The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum is at 211 Early Gustav Stickley
the early stages of the Revolutionary War and Main Street. For more information, www.webb-
touch on Washington’s trip to Wethersfield and or 860-529-0612. Cabinet Goes 68 Times
Estimate At Robert Slawinski
‘The Ohio Presidents: SCOTTS VALLEY, CALIF. —
Surprising Legacies’ Opens Rising above a $900 estimate at
At Decorative Arts Center Robert Slawinski Auctioneers’
September 15 Major California
PO Bo x 2 90 ; Wh i te P l a in s , N . Y. 1 0 6 0 5 LANCASATER, OHIO — His- Estates Auction was a Gustav
tory lovers will want to mark Stickley oak cabinet that brought
their calendars — the Decora- $61,200, including buyer’s premi-
tive Arts Center of Ohio will um. Model 902, the quarter sawn
welcome eight Ohio presidents oak cabinet featured a nine-pane
of the United States to the glass door above a paneled two-
Reese-Peters House in an exhi- door bottom with butterfly joints.
bition that not only highlights The sides featured three vertical
their achievements, but also glass panes above a single panel
brings to light the private side of wood. The firm said the piece
of their lives and careers. dated to 1901, and to the back was
a red stamp bearing Stickley’s
“The Ohio Presidents: Sur- earliest mark used from 1901-16.
prising Legacies” will be on
display September 21 through For more information, www.sla-
December 29 and will feature or 831-335-9000.
William Henry Harrison
(March 4-April 4, 1841), Ulyss- RPAC Gallery Announces Grand Opening
es S. Grant (1869-1877), Ruth-
erford B. Hayes (1877-1881), William Henry Harrison RIDGEFIELD, CONN. — Dee offers something really spe-
James A. Garfield (March (1773-1841), ninth President Dee Colabella, founder of RPAC cial,” said Colabella. “Basically,
4-September 19, 1881), Benja- of the United States, in mili- Art Center, has announced the as long as someone is using a
min Harrison (1889-1893), Wil- tary uniform. Portrait by grand opening of RPAC Gallery device that has a camera, such
liam McKinley (1897-1901), Rembrandt Peale, oil on can- at 410 Main Street, just steps as a phone or a laptop, they’ll
William Howard Taft (1909- vas, circa 1813. Harrison died away from the Art Center. It be able to view an image of our
1913) and Warren G. Harding just one month after begin- opened Tuesday, September 17. art on their own wall, or they
(1921-1923). ning his term as president. can view the artwork in a sim-
His was the shortest tenure, A grand opening reception is ulated setting.” She added,
The exhibition will include and he was the first to die Thursday, September 19, from “Also, in addition to purchasing
various items related to the while in the White House. 6 to 9 pm. Art enthusiasts from originals, they’ll be able to
lives of the presidents and near and far are welcome at order art prints in various
their wives, including furni- By looking at their lives the celebratory reception, sizes, on many different types
ture; clothing; china; and per- before their presidencies, “The which will feature wine, snacks, of paper and with a multitude
sonal items, such as hats, fans, Ohio Presidents: Surprising music and an exclusive viewing of matte and framing options.”
walking sticks and more. The Legacies” allows visitors to of guest artist Leslie Cober-
exhibition also will feature draw connections between Gentry’s joyful and uplifting The opening of the RPAC
campaign materials from their early events that may have illustrations and designs. Gallery marks the culmina-
political lives and will empha- affected their time as presi- tion of Colabella’s vision. A
size lesser-known facts. dent. “To say we’re delighted to see lifelong professional who says
this vision come to life is an art has played a consistent
“This is an opportunity to see understatement” said Colabel- role in her professional career,
artifacts from all eight Ohio la. “Within just weeks of RPAC Colabella’s goal was to create
presidents and their first Art Center & Academy’s debut, a community where artists
ladies in one setting. In addi- we had an incredible roster of could create art, receive
tion, the exhibition will be resident artists who began instruction from MFA-certi-
highlighting some little-known building this wonderful com- fied instructors, take part in
facts and legacies related to munity. Now we’re able to give community events such as cri-
each of the presidents,” Cura- them — as well as other talent- tique groups, receive continu-
tor Christine Fowler Scherer ed artists — a home right on ing education on topics includ-
said. Main Street,” Colabella contin- ing marketing one’s art, and
ued. have the ability to showcase
The Decorative Arts Center is their art in a gallery with a
in the Reese-Peters House, a The gallery’s online home, prime Main Street address.
Federal/Greek Revival master-, allows poten-
piece at 145 East Main Street. tial buyers to view gallery piec- For information, 475-215-5740,
For information, www.decartso- es as they’d appear on their [email protected] or or 740-681-1423. own wall, thanks to augmented
reality. “Our online gallery

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 27

Bill Smith’s Labor Day Sale: Huge Crowd, $857,000 Total

Auction Action In Plainfield, N.H.

PLAINFIELD, N.H. — The without reserve, and the listings Wingate’s label was inside the was his painting of the paddle on the Hudson River. According
weather was lousy here on for each item on Smith’s website case. Wingate was also a silver- wheeler Ida, which saw military to Wikipedia, Nemethy was born
Labor Day, September 3, and say that. smith as well as a prolific maker service in the Confederate navy in Hungary and remained there
that may have encouraged peo- of tall case clocks. Also selling on the Savannah River in Geor- through World War II, finally
ple to attend Bill Smith’s auc- The sale included a number of early in the sale were three oil gia, until captured and burned emigrating to the United States
tion since it was not a day for American paintings, several by on canvas paintings of side- by Union forces late in the war. in 1950. At first, he sold his
outdoor activities. There were major artists, dozens of pieces of wheel steamboats, done by The same buyer paid $1,725 for paintings for $5 each.
well over 300 in the room, more good American furniture, cus- Albert Nemethy (1920-1998). He the Mary Powell, a side-wheeler
than there were chairs for, so tom made furniture by Donald is best known for paintings like Three folk portraits by Ralph
several people were standing. Dunlap, jewelry that did quite these, especially steamboats
The parking lot is too small for well, a group of four carousel along the Hudson River. Bring-
crowds like this one, and many horses, weathervanes, some rare ing the highest price, $1,840,
cars were parked on the state Staffordshire, Asian items,
highway in front of the gallery clocks, early lighting devices,
— on both sides of the road. Audubon prints, Oriental rugs
Smith does not utilize online and much more.
bidding, which also contributes
to crowd size, but several phone About 15 minutes into the sale,
lines were in use and there were a Federal period tall case clock
numerous absentee bids. Smith made by Frederick Wingate of
makes a virtue of not using the Augusta, Maine, dated 1821,
internet, telling the crowd that brought $8,625 from a phone
it keeps their business private bidder. The mahogany case was
since prices realized are not inlaid with bird’s-eye maple
online. Almost everything is sold veneer; it had fluted columns,
brass finials, with a fretwork
bonnet and a moon-phase dial.

Only 186 sets of The Birds of America were printed by Rob-
ert Havell, and most of those are museums and libraries.
Plate number CXI, “The Pileated Woodpecker,” was the
highest priced item in the sale, realizing $23,000.

The horse and sulky weathervane was 45 inches long. The
head was zinc, and the selling price was $6,038.

According to Smith, this caned Anglo-Indian sofa cost its Made by Frederick Wingate
owner $12,000. This was not its day as it brought only $575, of Augusta, Maine, with his
a wonderful buy for someone. label affixed, this tall case
clock, brought $8,625. The
mahogany case was inlaid
with bird’s-eye maple veneer;
it had fluted columns, brass
finials, with a fretwork bon-
net and a moon-phase dial

Review and Onsite Photos by Smith promoted this circa 1780-1820 Chinese silk robe in all
Rick Russack, Contributing Editor of the firm’s advertising. That got it in front of numerous
interested buyers, resulting in it selling for more than four
Additional Photos Courtesy of times its high estimate. The robe was a deep blue with nine
W.A. Smith, Inc. dragon roundels, and it sold for $21,850, the second highest
price of the day.

A miniature portrait of a gentleman seated Smith said that he sold this primitive por- There were three paintings by Albert Nemethy, known for
in a chair, attributed to James S. Ellsworth, trait of a child in a red dress on a wooden his paintings of ships along the Hudson River. This portrait
brought $1,130. panel about 15 years, along with a portrait of the side-wheeler Ida, which had been in service to the
of the child’s brother. At the time, the paint- Confederate navy in Georgia until it was captured and
er had not been identified but is now known burned by Union forces late in the war, reached $1,840.
to be Ralph D. Curtis of Skaneateles, N.Y. It
went to a bidder in the room for $15,525.
The companion portrait brought $4,600.

28 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019

Marine items included a well-done English woolie of a side- It didn’t bring a whole lot of money, finish-
wheel steam boat, with another in the background. It sold ing at $403, but it is an iconic image. In 1949,
to a phone bidder for $1,725. Hollywood photographer Tom Kelley took a
series of six photos of Marilyn Monroe pos-
Bill Smith Auction ing naked on red velvet, and they have
become known as the “Red Velvet” photos.
They were published in Playboy magazine Furniture inspired by antique pieces, some-
and have been reproduced numerous times. times exact copies made by master crafts-
This example was from a limited edition of men, do well, and can bring more than peri-
300. Monroe was in the early stages of her od pieces. One of those master craftsmen
career, and, as the story goes, believed she was Donald Dunlap, who died recently, and
owed Kelley a favor as he had once loaned this sale included a few of his pieces. This
her money for cab fare. Kelley paid her $50 small, cherry Queen Anne-style highboy
for the shoot and in spite of the wide distri- with a lattice work top brought $3,565.
bution, she never received any additional
payment. Monroe later said she was hungry
and needed to make a car payment.

Demonstrating once again that this is the time to buy Amer- D. Curtis (1808-1885) were 2009, identified the painter and al artists in the sale, and some
ican furniture, these two stands, circa 1800-20, with old included in the sale and were provided biographical informa- were surprisingly good buys. An
color, brought just $345. bought by Sheffield, Mass., deal- tion about him. Smith chose to oil signed by Benjamin
A selection of early bellarmine jugs, sold in small lots, did er Linda Rosen. Each was on sell the paintings separately. Champney (1817-1907) of
well. These two Seventeenth Century examples realized wood panels and two were the The portrait of a child in a red Mount Kearsarge on the eastern
$2,300. children of Sarah Thompson dress sold for $15,525. The por- fringe of the White Mountains
The four carousel horses were grouped together during the Gardner of Pownal, Vt. When trait of young Theodore A. Gard- went out for just $1,265.
preview. Smith sold the first of these two, ner sold for $4,600, and a por-
he commented that his company trait of his mother went for Smith had a selection of Audu-
had sold them as a pair about 15 $3,738. Other folky paintings bon prints of birds and mam-
years ago, but at the time the did well, with an oil on canvas of mals, from various editions and
artist had not been identified. the USS Plymouth, done by from one collection, much of
Since then, research by Dr J.E. James Fulton Pringle (1788- which had been assembled in
Jelinek and his wife, published 1847), earning $2,990. There the 1970s. One brought the
in The Magazine Antiques in were many paintings by region- highest price in the sale. It was
plate number CXI, “The Pileat-
A folky portrait of the USS Plymouth under sail with flags ed Woodpecker” from the Havell
flying was done by James Fulton Pringle. It fetched $2,990. edition of The Birds of America,
and it sold for $23,000. The
Numerous buyers examine items before the sale begins. Havell edition aquatint engrav-
ings are watermarked by J.
Whatman, who made the paper,
and were published in the 1840s.
Only 186 complete sets of that
edition were printed and more
than 100 of those are in muse-
um collections, making single
plates quite rare and, depending
of the species illustrated, quite

Another plate from that edi-
tion, plate CCCXXVII, “The
Shoveller Duck,” sold for $8,050.
Plates from the Viviparous
Quadrupeds of North America,
which was printed between
1845 and 1848 by J.T Bowen,
were also available: the “Oregon
Flying Squirrel,” plate XV, sold
for $403, and plate CIII, the
“Hoary Marmot,” sold for $374.

Prices achieved for “brown”
furniture varied. Looking like a
good buy and surprising Smith,
one of the first lots sold included
three Eighteenth Century
Queen Anne mahogany side
chairs, probably from Rhode
Island, which earned $403. A
North Shore/Boston Federal
card table with flame birch inlay
and reeded legs did better, end-
ing at $1,380. Better yet was a
New Hampshire school Queen
Anne maple highboy with a
well-scrolled apron and fan
carving, which reached $3,738.

While selling, Smith will often
provide his audience with les-
sons on determining where a
piece of furniture was made, or
why it may be of particular

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 29
Three early Eighteenth Century bell metal posnets sold
together, earning $662.

The sale included four repainted carousel “Valley of the Rio Virgen, Southern Utah,” signed on the
horses. This second row stander by Charles reverse by Alfred Lambourne, was one of the day’s surpris-
Carmel went out for $4,025. es, finishing at $5,750.
Bringing $3,738, this New Hampshire school
maple highboy had a well-carved apron and
fan carving.

interest. While selling a Chip- The several lots of early lighting devices included two Eigh-
pendale maple oxbow four- teenth Century flintlock tinder lighters. The two earned
drawer chest, he explained, $920.
“Chests from this period were
made in different styles. Most 1905-15, realized $4,025. A teenth Century Chinese ances- The crowd in the room was so large, many were standing in
often, you’ll see these chests jumper made by the Philadel- tral portrait, gouache on paper, the rear. One doesn’t often see crowds this size at auctions
with straight front. Bow fronts phia Toboggan Company, circa also did well, finishing at today.
like this are less common, 1917, carved by John Zalar was, $11,788.
oxbows are less common, and according to the catalog, one of and chain accented with emer- which it did. I was pleasantly
the rarest form is the block only four produced. It had been An assortment of jewelry came alds, circa 1915. It had a 1-carat. surprised at the interest in
front.” This oxbow realized used at the Marine Pier in Wild- from several estates and was Half-moon-shaped main stone works by local artists. So, all in
$1,130. wood, N.J., and realized $2,875. fresh to the market. A pair of with approximately .5-carat- all, it was good day for us, and I
A dappled grey jumper by Allen diamond stud earrings, approxi- weight side stones (emeralds know that stuff went out at pric-
Two Anglo-Indian pieces were Herschell, circa 1920, went out mately 2 carats each, with an included). es that will let dealers make
not what the crowd wanted this for $1,265. EGL certificate stating I clarity some money.”
time. A carved rosewood sofa, and F-G color, reached $11,788. After the sale, Smith said he
with a caned back and sides sold Some of the Asian items were There were also two pieces that was satisfied with the results. Prices given include the buy-
for just $575, and an accompa- expected to do well, and one, an each sold for $9,775; a 15-carat- “We had a good crowd, and they er’s premium as stated by the
nying one-drawer rosewood side early Chinese blue silk dragon weight diamond 17-inch riviere were bidding actively. From the auction house. For additional
table with bone and other inlays robe, with nine dragon roundels, necklace set in platinum, with presale interest, I thought the information, 603-675-2549 or
sold for $403. Smith said the brought one of the highest pric- 77 round cut diamonds, each Chinese robe would do well,
consignor had paid $12,000 for es of the day, $21,850. Smith approximately .18-.22 carats,
the sofa. High-quality reproduc- later said that it dated from and a 26-inch Edwardian plati-
tion furniture continues to bring about 1780-1800. A large Nine- num diamond encrusted watch
good prices, sometimes higher
than the original Eighteenth
Century pieces they are based
on. A small, cherry Queen Anne-
style highboy with a lattice work
top made by the late Donald
Dunlap brought $3,565.

From the same collection as
the Audubon prints came four
repainted carousel horses, which
had been together since the
1970s. A second row stander,
carved by Charles Carmel circa

Met Exhibition Explores Spiritual World
Of Premodern China

NEW YORK CITY — The which deities, teachings and ago, became a major force in
spiritual world of premodern artistic styles crossed political Chinese spiritual life and a
China is the focus of an exhi- and cultural boundaries. wellspring of imagery. One
bition, on view until January gallery is devoted to the arts
5, at the Metropolitan Muse- Premodern China teemed of Daoism, a native religion
um of Art. “Another World Lies with images of the divine that that draws on ancient Chinese
Beyond: Chinese Art and the were seen as portals to realms philosophy and popular reli-
Divine” is drawn primarily and forces beyond the human gious practice.
from the museum’s holdings world. This exhibition will
and will explore how religion, present a variety of such The final galleries are devot-
divinity, and spirituality were works — more than 100 — ed to the divine presence that
expressed in various art forms, dating from the Sixth Century appears in the home and the
from painting to sculpture to to the early Twentieth, from countryside as expressed in
popular prints. humble printed images of a popular deities and fantastical
stove god made to hang in the creatures.
The exhibition highlights the kitchen to the most lavish rit-
fluidity of spiritual life in pre- ual paintings created for a The exhibition is organized
modern China, when believers Buddhist monastery. by Joseph Scheier-Dolberg, the
often mixed Buddhist, Daoist Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-
and popular deities in search Organized thematically, the Tang associate curator of Chi-
of a connection with the exhibition begins with galler- nese Paintings in the depart-
divine. Augmented by works ies devoted to Buddhist art. ment of Asian art at the Met.
from Persia, Tibet, Japan and Buddhism, which began in
Korea, the exhibition will also India and was brought to The Met is at 1000 Fifth Ave-
demonstrate the ease with China by traveling teachers nue. For more information,
around two thousand years or 212-

30 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019

Two Takes On

Winslow Homer

“Five Boys at the Shore, Gloucester” by Winslow Homer, 1880. Watercolor “Sea Garden, Bahamas,” by Winslow Homer, 1885, shown
on paper. Collection of Jamie Wyeth. — On view at The Cape Ann Muse- with two fragments originally part of the drawing, on loan
um, “Winslow Homer at the Beach.” from Yale University Art Gallery. Watercolor over graphite
on heavy white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg
( continued from page 1C ) Museum, bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, and Yale Univer-
sity Art Gallery, gift of Allen Evarts Foster, B.A. 1906. Photo
er like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Harvard Art Museums; ©President and Fellows of Harvard
The two works had been seen College. — On view at The Harvard Art Museums, “Winslow
together before, but never along- Homer: Eyewitness.”
side the study that preceded
“The Lookout” by Winslow Homer, 1882. Watercolor over them, “The Beach” from the Met. wonderful opportunities to see Watercolors are also an impor-
graphite on heavy white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/ Here, the three paintings togeth- compositions like “Waiting for tant part of the Harvard show.
Fogg Museum, anonymous gift. Photo Harvard Art Museums; er offer visitors a rare opportuni- Dad/Dad’s Coming!” — a straw- “Many of [Harvard’s] watercolors
©President and Fellows of Harvard College. — On view at ty to experience this all-but-for- hatted Gloucester youngster wait- were part of the Winthrop collec-
The Harvard Art Museums, “Winslow Homer: Eyewitness.” gotten bit of Homeriana. ing for his father’s ship to come to tion, which [came] here in 1943
“Prisoners from the Front” by Winslow Homer, 1866. Oil on shore — in both watercolor and with the stipulation that it could
canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of Mrs Frank The summer after Long Branch, wood engraving. never leave,” notes Ethan Lasser,
B. Porter, 1922. Photo ©The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Homer went to Manchester, near Harvard’s curator of American art
Image source: Art Resource, NY. — On view at The Harvard the base of Cape Ann, also a grow- Homer was prolific in watercol- (Lasser has accepted the position
Art Museums, “Winslow Homer: Eyewitness.” ing resort town but somewhat or — Cross notes that his 1880 of chair of the Art of the Americas
less trafficked than Long Branch. summer in Gloucester, just before at the Museum of Fine Arts, Bos-
There Homer painted idyllic his extended trip to England, was ton, a position he starts in mid-
sandy shorelines, carefully select- the most productive period of his September). “That’s kind of a
ing his view to crop out the sum- life, wherein he produced some blessing and a curse,” he adds,
mer homes that were springing 100 watercolors in under three noting that while the watercolors
up everywhere. Cross contrasts months. But Homer’s watercolors are consequently in “mint condi-
this strategy to that of Cape Ann’s are guarded jealously by muse- tion” — loans, again, being partic-
native son, Fitz Henry Lane, who ums and rarely lent, because the ularly hard on watercolors — they
was known for his slavish atten- delicate pigments will fade with have never been included in any of
tion to detail, and to Martin John- prolonged exposure to light. Even the major Homer exhibitions, and
son Heade, who was not above so, the Cape Ann Museum has as a result are less well known.
changing the orientation of the gathered together an impressive
sun itself in order to enhance a number of them, from the only But while simply trotting out
view. “Homer goes a third way,” he two known works from his first the “visual candybox” (Lasser’s
notes. “To him the procedure is to watercolor exhibition (both from words) of Harvard’s watercolors
select carefully and to paint not his 1873 sojourn in Gloucester), would certainly be enough of a
the thing, but the appearance of to several showstopper sunsets crowdpleaser, Lasser says that
the thing.” from the summer of 1880, to a with this exhibition they’re “try-
handful of works that may come ing to give them a more critical
It was Lane’s hometown of as a surprise to even the most read...where we build on all the
Gloucester, near the tip of Cape seasoned Homer sightseer: deli- scholarship about Homer’s tech-
Ann, that was truly the nursery cate works from the artist’s brief nique...but also think about big
for Homer’s coming-of-age as a stays in East Hampton, N.Y., and questions.” Here the watercolors
painter of the sea. There was the Greenwich, Conn. Looking close- provide a second half to a story
scenery — the wide harbor, the ly, once again, at how women that starts with Homer’s early
islands, the marshes, the gulls — present themselves outdoors, work as a Civil War correspon-
but there was also the noise and both in the social arena and in dent for Harper’s Weekly, produc-
bustle and humanity of the fish- moments of quiet reverie, these ing drawings at the front (often
ing and shipbuilding industries. works are largely from private Union army encampments) and
There, too, Homer began to experi- collections and are thus seldom then working with engravers to
ment with watercolor in earnest, a seen or reproduced. turn them into images that could
medium that he had learned in
part from his mother, a skilled
amateur watercolorist. There are

“Rocky Coast and Gulls (Manchester Coast)” by Winslow Homer, 1869. Oil on canvas. Muse- “Sunset Fires” by Winslow Homer, 1880. Watercolor on
um of Fine Arts, Boston, bequest of Grenville H. Norcross. Photograph ©2019 Museum of paper. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greens-
Fine Arts, Boston. — On view at The Cape Ann Museum, “Winslow Homer at the Beach.” burg, Penn., gift of the William A. Coulter Fund. — On view
at The Cape Ann Museum, “Winslow Homer at the Beach.”

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 31

“The Army of the Potomac — A Sharpshooter on Picket
Duty” after Winslow Homer, engraved by unidentified artist,
1862. From Harper’s Weekly, November 15, 1862. Wood engrav-
ing and letterpress on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art
Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Fund for the Acquisi-
tion of Prints Older than 150 Years. Photo Harvard Art Muse-
ums; ©President and Fellows of Harvard College. — On view
at The Harvard Art Museums, “Winslow Homer: Eyewitness.”

Concurrent Exhibitions
At The Cape Ann Museum

And The Harvard
Art Museums

Explore The Artist
Through Distinct Lenses

be mass-produced in the popular into the 1870s. Homer’s very first “Couple on the Shore” by Winslow Homer, 1878. Ceramic. David and Laura Grey Collection.
magazine’s pages. publicly exhibited oil painting, — On view at The Cape Ann Museum, “Winslow Homer at the Beach.”
for example, was a Civil War
Illustrated newspapers and theme — a sharpshooter perched from the moment it was first seen, “News from the War,” after Winslow Homer, engraved by
magazines were still a new medi- on a tree limb, his rifle trained on will share some of the limelight unidentified artist, 1862. From Harper’s Weekly, June 14,
um at the time of the Civil War, a target — that he later reinter- with its lesser-known cohort. 1862. Wood engraving and letterpress on off-white wove
Lasser observes. Consumers of preted as a wood engraving for Moody and dark, “The Brush Har- paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, gift of Ted
news in the 1850s-60s were get- Harper’s. The composition is a row” is also enigmatic, showing Stebbins. Photo Harvard Art Museums; ©President and Fel-
ting used to receiving information metaphor, in a way, for the theme two boys preparing an early lows of Harvard College. — On view at The Harvard Art
in a totally new way: through pic- that runs through both exhibi- morning — or is it twilit? — field Museums, “Winslow Homer: Eyewitness.”
tures as well as words. It was tions: Homer as a keen observer, for planting. “We’ll be offering an
essential to publishers, then, that a selector, able to pinpoint his interpretation of it, but we’re very jects and approach. “He was very ter, Mass. For information, www.
the images they commissioned vision and his tools for maximum curious to have people think observant, and he was in many or 978-
and printed be as truthful as pos- impact. about that painting with us,” says ways an American particular,” 283-0455.
sible — or at least appear so. Lasser. “Whether this is a kind of says Cross. “But out of the particu-
“We’re interested in the tricks The Harvard show, like Cape optimistic painting about the lar he mined meaning, which has Harvard Art Museums are at
that Homer and his fellow artists Ann, can also boast a historic future, or a darker painting about given his work a universal power.” 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge,
developed to convince the audi- pairing of paintings: “Prisoners who’s not there, and about the Mass. For more information,
ence that what they’re showing is from the Front,” owned by the absence of all the people who The Cape Ann Museum is at or
real, and based on their own National Gallery, and Harvard’s didn’t come back from the battle- 27 Pleasant Street in Glouces- 617-495-9400.
observation,” says Lasser, “and own “The Brush Harrow,” both field, leaving a whole generation
the way that those habits of mind Civil War themes. According to of young people without fathers
figure into Homer’s larger career Lasser, the paintings were both and brothers and uncles.”
as a realist.” Among those tricks: slated for the 1866 annual exhibi-
putting himself into the composi- tion at New York’s National Acad- Homer’s career began in a con-
tion, either literally or symboli- emy of Design: “Homer arrives at text in which reportage took pre-
cally (Lasser notes the paddler’s the National Academy with two cedence over artistic expression, a
eye view in “Canoe in Rapids”); paintings, which are the same job that required him to take on
filling his scenes with a wealth of size and framed the same way, others’ experiences as his own and
details that seemingly couldn’t be and the committee puts them in to make considered decisions
invented (“News from the War”); separate rooms...Some scholars about how to articulate those
and suggesting the weather, the have theorized or speculated that experiences for his audience. The
air or the time of day as a way to maybe they were meant to be theme that connects this sum-
mark a certain place or event in pendants, so we’re going to be mer’s two Homer shows, just 40
time (“The Lookout”; “Sea Gar- testing the idea by putting these miles apart, is that his rootedness
den, Bahamas”). two works together for the first in eyewitness journalism, — the
time since they left Homer’s stu- range of his experiences and the
The end of the war brought dio in April of 1866.” skills he acquired in order to con-
Homer the opportunity to dedi- vey them to his audience — con-
cate himself more to painting, Through this experiment, “Pris- tinued to serve him even after he
although his work for the illus- oners from the Front,” which was free to choose his own sub-
trated press continued until well Lasser says was a “greatest hit”

“Canoe in Rapids,” by Winslow Homer, 1897. Watercolor and “Sunset at Gloucester” by Winslow Homer, 1880. Watercolor and graphite on wove paper.
graphite on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., gift of anonymous donor.
Museum, Louise E. Bettens Fund. Photo Harvard Art Muse- Art Resource, N.Y. — On view at The Cape Ann Museum, “Winslow Homer at the Beach.”
ums; ©President and Fellows of Harvard College. — On view
at The Harvard Art Museums, “Winslow Homer: Eyewitness.”

32 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019

Auction Action In Douglass, Kan.

Folk Art Table Leads Strong Woody Auction

This set of 11 Steuben #6338 green cut to clear water gob- DOUGLASS, KAN. — On Sep- a top that showed a carved, While the table was the cen-
lets sold at $960. tember 7, Woody Auctions held inlaid and painted flag with 35 ter of attention prior to the
Marked Nippon, a blown-mold stag with figural stag horn a much publicized auction of stars, symbolizing West Virgin- sale, Woody said that overall,
handles tankard set included six pieces and sold at $960. antiques, jewelry and furniture ia’s statehood on June 20, all the lots did well. With about
with a folk art table from the 1863. It featured one, three- 50 bidders in the gallery at 130
James R. and Barbara A. Miller compartment drawer the full East 3rd Street, and nearly 900
collection that promised to be 35-inch-width of the table. On online and absentee bidders,
the top lot. The 35-star flag the face of the drawer, two lots sold above and within esti-
table came to the block with an carved dueling pistols and a mates across the board.
estimate of $15/30,000. It sold pyramid of ammunition were
at $18,000 to a Pennsylvania attached. Inside the drawer, One example was a circa 1902
collector bidding in the gallery, the signature “Made & Loetz Austria art glass vase in
who therefore did not pay any Designed by F. Wedin, Rox- the Formosa pattern that had a
buyer’s premium. The hammer bury,” was presumed to be by a unique butterscotch shading to
price at Woody’s is the price piano maker from Massachu- aqua color. With an estimate of
paid, unless purchased online setts who was engaged in fur- $300/600, bidders competed for
or via absentee bid. niture making during that the 4¼-by-7-inch iridescent
time period. vase until it sold online at
The circa 1860s solid wood $3,600.
table was nearly identical, “The workmanship of this
owner and auctioneer Jason piece was stunning,” Woody Other art glass included a set
Woody pointed out, to an said. “It really is a fine histori- of 11 Steuben #6338 green cut
unsigned 13-star flag table cal piece and I sincerely hope it to clear water goblets that real-
that sold at Sotheby’s New finds its way back to West Vir- ized $960; a hanging hall lamp
York. The table at Woody’s had ginia.” with a 9-inch-diameter globe,
chipped ice shade with sunset
fall colors featuring trees and
birds decor, signed Handel
#G885 was snatched by an
inhouse bidder at $1,100; a tan-
kard set, marked Nippon,
blown mold stag with figural
stag horn handle, included six
pieces and sold at $960.

From Tiffany, an art glass
vase, #2419E, standing 9¾
inches high in gold iridescent,
sold at $600 and an art glass
complete candle lamp, 12¼
inches, signed “LCT,” with a
gold iridescent shade and origi-
nal Tiffany glass candle insert
that has been electrified,
brought $650.

Silver lots in the top tier
included a pair of silver five-
arm candelabra, 27½ inches

Jason Woody throws his hands in the air to signal “Sold!” A classic, three-stone dia-
when a bidder in the gallery went to $18,000 for the flag- mond engagement ring with
topped folk art table. the center stone an emerald
cut diamond was a good buy
at $1,800.

With a great deal of fanfare and interest, this 35-star flag Review by
folk art table came to the block with an estimate of Antiques and the Arts Weekly
$15/30,000. It sold at $18,000 to a Pennsylvania collector bid- Anne Kugielsky, Assistant Editor
ding in the gallery. Photos Courtesy Woody Auction

A figural silverplate bowl, Middletown #1, sold at $960. A Quick Meal Model 407-16 salesman’s sam- An oak double bowfront corner cabinet, 66
ple cook stove went to $1,200 — of course it by 45 by 21 inches with a beveled center
is a salesman’s sample (an exact detail to glass, sold within estimate at $1,254.
original cook stove) — but it attracted ten

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 33

A Globe Wernicke four-stack A solid brass organ lamp This nice walnut Merk- A hanging hall lamp with a A Victorian Eastlake pier
lawyer bookcase, three- with a hand printed globe len Bros carved spiral 9-inch-diameter globe, chipped mirror sold just above
quarter size, 54 by 26 by 12 shade, which had been elec- plant stand, center-col- ice shade with sunset fall colors high estimate at $1,020.
inches with original labels trified, sold at $880. umn dual twist, four cor- featuring trees and birds decor,
and glass was judged good dual twist, four corner twist ner twist columns, four signed Handel #G885 sold at an
and sold at $935. columns, four brass and wood- brass and wooden ball inhouse bidder at $1,100.
high, with a hallmark that en ball feet, exceeded estimate feet, exceeded estimate
indicates they are from the when it sold at $1,380. So too when it sold at $1,380.
Austria-Hungary empire (1866- did a burl walnut lady’s writ-
1937). The pair boasted 800– ing desk, with a round beveled A Victorian figural silverplate napkin ring, A burl walnut lady’s writing desk, with a
1,000 silver purity mark and mirror, various drawers and Simpson Hall & Miller, “in surprisingly good round beveled mirror, various drawers and
sold at $1,610. A Middletown compartments, a fold-out desk condition,” Woody said, sold in the gallery compartments, a fold-out desk with felt
#1 silverplate figural bowl real- with felt writing surface, stick for $800. writing surface, stick and ball highlights
ized $960 and a Victorian fig- and ball highlights, beating its beat its $400/800 estimate selling at $1,140.
ural silverplate napkin ring, $400/800 estimate selling at
Simpson Hall & Miller, “in sur- $1,140. Another burl walnut
prisingly good condition,” piece, a Victorian Eastlake
Woody said, sold in the gallery pier mirror, sold just above
for $800. high estimate at $1,020. A
Globe Wernicke four-stack
Beyond the folk art table, lawyer bookcase, three-quarter
Woody said, “The price we get size, 54 by 26 by 12 inches with
for furniture these days is bet- original labels and glass, with
ter than it was a few years ago, crown and base was judged
but nothing like it used to be, good and sold at $935.
and that’s what I compare it to.
But the furniture in this sale A Quick Meal Model 407-16
brought prices many others salesman’s sample cook stove
said were surprisingly good.” went to $1,200 — an exact
detail to the original cook stove,
For example, a mahogany clo- only 26 by 15 by 17 inches —
ver-shaped music disc cabinet but it attracted ten bidders.
with a single door that opens
to reveal three sections capa- Woody Auction’s next sale of
ble of holding 240, 10-inch flat American and brilliant cut
discs, had claw feet and was in glass will be September 21. For
excellent condition. Estimated information, 316-747-2694 or
at $800–$1,600, it sold above
at $1,800. An oak double bow-
front corner cabinet, 66 by 45
by 21 inches with a beveled
center glass, sold within esti-
mate at $1,254. A nice walnut
Merklen Bros carved spiral
plant stand, center-column

This circa 1902 Loetz Austria art glass vase in the Formosa A mahogany clover-shaped music disc cabi- A pair of silver five-arm candelabra, 27½
pattern had a unique butterscotch shading to aqua color. net with a single door was estimated at inches high, with a hallmark that indicates
With an estimate of $300/600, bidders competed for the $800–$1,600, and it sold above its high esti- they are from the Austria-Hungary empire
4¼-by-7-inch iridescent vase until it sold online at $3,600. mate at $1,800. (1866-1937) boasted a 800/1,000 silver purity
mark and sold at $1,610.

34 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019

Transitions American Folk Art Museum’s New Gallery
Displays Selected Collection Masterworks
The managing director of Scholten Japa- NEW YORK CITY — Recent- hours and day and yet no girl I
nese Art in New York, Katherine Mar- ly, the American Folk Art am able to have.”
tin, has been named the new chairman of Museum (AFAM) opened a “Colonel Jack F. Evans” by
Asia Week New York, the collaboration of new gallery that will display a Henry Darger (1892-1973) is
prominent international Asian art galleries, rotating selection of works another highlight. Colonel
six major auction houses and numerous mu- from its 8,500-piece collection. Evans is the guardian of the
seums and Asian cultural The new space, commemorated Vivian Girls, the subject of
institutions. The annual during the museum’s 30th Darger’s multiple-volume saga
ten-day event, conduct- anniversary at its Lincoln titled The Story of the Vivian
ed every March, has Square location, is intended to Girls in What is Known as the
become an important offer a snapshot of AFAM’s Realms of the Unreal, of the
destination for Asian art effort over its nearly 60-year Glandeco-Angelinian War
collectors, curators and history to advance art by the Storm Caused by the Child
enthusiasts of all persua- self-taught across time and Slave Rebellion. Darger’s art is
sions. Over the years, place. The first exhibition in an extension of his writing, not
Martin has lectured ex- the new gallery is curated by an illustration of it, and it bor-
tensively throughout the United States, has Dr Valérie Rousseau, AFAM’s rows from historic newspaper
contributed to the Netsuke Society Journal senior curator and curator of accounts of war, Catholic litur-
and served on the board of the Ukiyo-e Soci- self-taught art and art brut, gy and classic and popular lit-
ety of America (now known as the Japanese and AFAM’s former chief cura- erature, among other sources.
Art Society of America) from 1997 to 2003. Her tor, Stacy C. Hollander. Edward Hicks (1780-1849), “The Peaceable King- A Whig Rose and Trailing
expertise has been called upon by the Asian Among the works in the new dom,” Newtown, Penn., 1829-31, oil on canvas, in Vine quilt, artist unidentified,
art vetting committee at the Winter Show. gallery is “The Peaceable King- original painted wood frame. American Folk Art is an example of an appliqué
dom” by Edward Hicks (1780- Museum, gift of Carroll and Donna Janis. quilt from circa 1860 in the
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) 1849). Hicks, a Quaker minis- Whig Rose pattern, which
has appointed Elissa Auther deputy ter and ornamental painter, illustrated the theme of the gained popularity during the period of the Whig political
director of curatorial affairs and William and Peaceable Kingdom described in Isaiah 11. The work party’s tenure between 1833 and 1856. The color combina-
Mildred Lasdon chief curator. In this role, shows the harmony among natural enemies, a reflection of tion of red, green and white, prevalent in the mid-Eigh-
Auther will collaborate with Nanette L. Lait- the artist’s feelings over the rift within the Society of teenth Century, was also influenced by the Pennsylvania
man director Chris Scoates to create diverse Friends. Germans.
exhibition programs and collections, foster “Nenuphars/Paix Christi” by Aloïse Corbaz (1886-1964) Also up is an untitled work by Minnie Evans (1892-1987).
is also on view. The Swiss-born Corbaz worked for a time Raised by her grandmother in the American South, Evans
relationships with art- as a nanny for German Emperor Wilhelm II, with whom first started to draw after a voice in a dream asked, “Why
ists and designers and she fell secretly in love. This work, done years later while don’t you draw or die?” That, combined with an intense
develop forward-looking Corbaz was living in a psychiatric hospital, shows memo- interest in God, mythology and historical subjects, led her
strategies for engaging a ries of the royal court as well as references to the birth of to create abstract works, often with human elements like
broad audience. Auther the world from a primordial swamp. faces and eyes. Her paintings and drawings feature dense
joined MAD in 2014 as A sgraffito plate with horse and rider by John Neis (1785- floral landscapes populated with angels, devils, serpents
its inaugural Windgate 1867) is one of many examples of the museum’s collection and more.
research and collections of Germanic culture in America. The earthenware plate The American Folk Art Museum is at 2 Lincoln Square,
curator, leading an edu- shows a rider on a horse rather than a well-known mili- Columbus Avenue at West 65th Street. For more informa-
cational and curatorial tary figure. The plate is inscribed: “I have ridden many tion, or 212- 595-9533.
partnership between MAD and Bard Gradu-
ate Center aimed at increasing the visibility Freeman’s Moving Flagship Location
of craft and design in art history and the To 2400 Market Street, Philadelphia
contemporary art world. She holds a PhD
in the history of art from the University of PHILADELPHIA — After nearly a
Maryland, and a BA in the history of art from century at 1808 Chestnut Street,
San Francisco State University. Freeman’s will be relocating its flag-
ship location to Center City’s 2400
Frieze has named Eva Langret the new Market Street. Featuring a purpose- Rendering of reception area in gallery at 2400 Market Street.
artistic director of Frieze London. Start- built gallery and auction room with
ing in November, she will lead the strategic corporate offices above, Freeman’s to be offered at auction, according to emerging markets and young collec-
development and artistic program of the joins the 600,000-square-foot devel- Freeman’s. It will be followed by the tors.
London art fair and act as a liaison for galler- opment that has been recently hailed house’s marquee American art and
ies, collectors and curators in collaboration as one of the biggest and most visible Pennsylvania Impressionists auction Situated along the Schuylkill River,
with global director Victoria Siddall. Langret mixed-use projects in Philadelphia. on December 8. Sales across collect- 2400 Market was formerly a Hudson
joins Frieze from London- ing genres will follow throughout Motor Car Company fabrication
based gallery Tiwani Con- Designed to meet the needs of both winter/spring 2020. plant. The property was reacquired
temporary where she cu- emerging and established collectors, and renovated in 2016 into a contem-
rated “Passing Through,” the modern development at 2400 This winter, Freeman’s will also be porary, mixed-use structure; it now
Maren Hassinger’s first Market Street will enhance the auc- opening a second Philadelphia loca- serves as the new global headquar-
solo show outside of the tion experience for local and interna- tion within the Civic Building at ters for Aramark.
United States, and col- tional clientele, the company said. In 1600 West Girard Avenue. This
laborated with artists, the new gallery, Freeman’s will host venue will cater more specifically to For more information, 215-563-
including Simone Leigh, a year-round season of auctions 9275 or
Zina Saro-Wiwa, Theo Es- across multiple disciplines. It also
hetu, Kapwani Kiwanga plans to cultivate the space as a pre-
and ruby onyinyechi amanze. Previously she mier cultural venue and is currently
held positions at the Delfina Foundation and developing a program of events set to
the Wapping Project / Bankside. begin in spring that will be open to
the Philadelphia community and
The new director of institutional advance- beyond.
ment at the Institute of American Indian
Arts (IAIA) is Danyelle Means (Oglala Lako- Currently scheduled for November
24, the inaugural sale to be conduct-
ed at 2400 Market is A Grand Old
Flag: The Stars and Stripes Collec-
tion of Dr Peter J. Keim. This single-
owner sale will be the largest collec-
tion of historic American flags ever

ta). Additionally, she was also named execu- The Huntington Updates Name, ‘Museum’
tive director of the IAIA Foundation. In these Better Reflects Its Mission & Programs
roles, she will help work to further public
understanding and recognition of IAIA and
its mission to empower
creativity and leader-
ship in Native Arts and SAN MARINO, CALIF. — The insti- bitions, public programs and new ini-
cultures through higher tution formerly known as the Hun- tiatives running through September
education, life-long tington Library, Art Collections and 2020. For the past 100 years, the Hun-
learning and outreach. Botanical Gardens announced that it tington has examined the human
Means started at IAIA has changed its name to the Hunting- experience through the lens of its
in March 2019 as the in- ton Library, Art Museum and Botani- library, art and botanical collections.
terim director of institu- cal Gardens. The change from “collec- Marking its centennial with a year-
tional advancement. She tions” to “museum” was made to more institution’s Centennial Celebration long series of exhibitions and events,
is an enrolled tribal member of the Oglala accurately describe the institution’s launch event at the Huntington on the Huntington celebrates the impact
Lakota Nation of South Dakota. She earned a mission and programs, said Hunting- September 5. “An added benefit to this of its collections and the connections
bachelor of arts in anthropology and French ton president Karen R. Lawrence. change is that we become more discov- they offer, while exploring the inter-
from the University of South Dakota and is erable, particularly in online searches. disciplinary ideas that will shape the
completing a master of arts in museum stud- “Our art collections are more than a This is important as we work to widen next 100 years.
ies from Marist College/Instituto Lorenzo de’ group of cataloged objects; they are our audiences and accessibility.”
M Medici, Florence, Italy. carefully curated, interpreted and The Huntington is at 1151 Oxford
exhibited for scholarship, education The name change was rolled out as a Road, 12 miles from downtown Los
and the broader public,” Lawrence part of the Huntington’s Centennial Angeles. For information, 626-405-
said, making the announcement at the Celebration, a yearlong series of exhi- 2100 or

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36 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019 Southern Secretary Holds
All The Riches At Brunk
Kashmir Sapphire Ring
Ascends The ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A Charleston, S.C., secretary linen
press was the top lot at Brunk Auctions’ September 13-14
Heights At Litchfield sale when it brought $96,000 above a $50,000 high esti-
County Auctions mate. Circa 1790-1800 and measuring 98 by 50 by 24 inch-
es, the figured mahogany piece featured an upper case
LITCHFIELD, CONN. that was topped by a removable broken arch and dentil
— A six-carat Kashmir molded pediment, set with “pomegranate” rosettes, the
sapphire and 1.20-carat paneled doors with bookmatched wood, and opening to
baguette diamond ring five graduated linen drawers. The lower case with a fitted
was estimated at secretary drawer over two additional long drawers. The
$100/150,000 when it secondary woods were cypress, red cedar, white and yellow
came to the block at pine.
Litchfield County Auc-
tions on September 15. The secretary featured a chalk inscription on the top of
There were 12 phone bid- the lower drawer that the auction house says may refer-
ders for the ring and ence the free African American cabinet maker John Gough,
heavy competition between the phones when the lot who was working in Charleston at that time. Gough served
opened for $50,000. After going back and forth several in the Revolutionary War, owned slaves and was financial-
times, the ring from the estate of Rosalie Coe Weir sold to ly successful. No other work by this artisan has been dis-
a New York City dealer on the phone for $377,000 with covered to date. Gough is referenced in The Furniture of
premium — a glittering price for the oval, mixed cut (fac- Charleston, 1680 to 1820, Rauschenberg and Bivins, Jr.
eted) medium blue sapphire. For information, 860-567-
4661 or The cabinet featured some restorations, including
replaced carved rosettes and finial, some bracing added,
brasses and a door lock replaced, and some other minor
veneer repairs.

Watch for a full review in an upcoming issue.

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September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 37

Solid Gold Toilet Stolen From Winston Churchill’s Birthplace

By Gregory Katz, Associated Press Last year, the chief curator at the Guggenheim offered Installation view of Maurizio Cattelan’s “Ameri-
LONDON (AP) — A unique solid gold toilet that was to lend the golden toilet to US President Donald Trump ca,” 2016, at Blenheim Palace, 2019.
part of an art exhibit was stolen early on September 14 and his wife Melania Trump when they asked to borrow
from the magnificent home in England where British a Van Gogh painting for their private White House —Tom Lin photo
wartime leader Winston Churchill was born. quarters. Curator Nancy Spector had been critical of
The toilet, valued at roughly $1.25 million, was the Trump in social media. PAGES - INDEX
work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It had been
installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west The theft also comes after Edward Spencer-Churchill
of London, after previously being shown to appreciative told The Times newspaper that the golden toilet would
audiences at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. not be very easy to steal since it was connected to the
Police said the toilet was taken early on September 14 palace’s plumbing.
by thieves who used at least two vehicles. Because it
had been connected to the palace’s plumbing system, “So no, I don’t plan to be guarding it,” he said.
police said the toilet’s removal caused “significant dam- Thames Valley Police Detective Inspector Jess Milne
age and flooding”’ to the building, a UNESCO World said: “The artwork has not been recovered at this time
Heritage site filled with valuable art and furniture. but we are conducting a thorough investigation to find
A 66-year-old man was arrested in the case, but he has it and bring those responsible to justice.”
not been identified or charged. Blenheim Palace said officials are “saddened’’ by the
Inspector Richard Nicholls from Thames Valley Police theft but “relieved no one was hurt.’’
said police believe the thieves left the spacious property “We knew there was huge interest in the Maurizio
about 4:50 am and that the toilet was the only item Cattelan contemporary art exhibition, with many set to
taken. Closed circuit TV footage is being studied in the come and enjoy the installations,’’ the palace said in a
investigation. tweet. “It’s therefore a great shame an item so precious
Prior to the theft, visitors to the Cattelan exhibition has been taken, but we still have so many fascinating
could book a three-minute appointment to use the toi- treasures in the palace and the remaining items of the
let. This had proved popular when the toilet was on dis- exhibition to share.’’
play at the Guggenheim. The building was closed to the public on September 14
The artist intended the golden toilet to be a pointed but the palace said normal operations would resume
satire about excessive wealth. Cattelan has previously the next day.
said: “Whatever you eat, a $200 lunch or a $2 hot dog, The stately home in Oxfordshire, 65 miles west of
the results are the same, toilet-wise.’’ London, is popular with visitors and is occasionally
used for special events, including fashion shows and
art exhibits.

Tiffany Fish Lamp Hooks INDEX - 76
Buyer For $193,600 Bid

bidder hung on until the end during a
bidding war, hooking a rare Tiffany (Brimfield, Mass.) Last Brimfield Of The Year Has Come And Gone.............................................. 14
Studios fish lamp that brought (Sturbridge, Mass.) Antique Textiles & Vintage Fashions Draws Big Crowds............................... 39
$193,600, including buyer’s
premium at Fontaine’s AUCTION REVIEWS
Auction Gallery on Satur-
day, September 14. (Cranston, R.I.) Chinese Qing Dynasty Bronze Censer Soars To $30,000 At Bruneau & Co.......... 12
(Scotts Valley, Calif.) Early Gustav Stickley Cabinet Goes 68 Times Estimate At Robert Slawinski........ 26
The lamp’s striking (Oakland, Calif.) MC Escher Work Goes Long At Clars, Fetches $98,400...................................... 26
16-inch diameter leaded glass (Plainfield, N.H.) Bill Smith’s Labor Day Sale: Huge Crowd, $857,000 Total................................. 27
shade featured five fish swimming (Douglass, Kan.) Folk Art Table Leads Strong Woody Auction...................................................... 32
amid seaweed and pale blue-green
water on gold mottled glass. The
shade rested on five arms atop a
bronze pumpkin base. Estimated at
$80,000 to $100,000, the lamp drew
nearly 30 bids before it sold.

A complete report on the auc-
tion will appear in an upcoming

Guanyin Sculpture Sells At EXHIBITIONS
$50,800 — Ten Times
(Boston) MFA Exhibits Weng Family’s “Friends & Family” In Chinese Painting Collection.............. 4
Estimate At Quinn’s Auction (Atlanta) High Museum Reunites Romare Bearden’s “Profile” Series........................................... 10
(Wethersfield, Conn.) General Washington Returns To Webb House After 238 Years................... 26
FALLS CHURCH, VA. — (Lancaster, Ohio) “The Ohio President: Surprising Legacies” At The Decorative Arts Center........ 26
At Quinn’s Auction Gallery (New York City) Met Exhibition Explores Spiritual World Of Premodern China............................. 29
on September 14, a bronze (New York City) “Memory Palaces” At American Folk Art Museum.............................................. 41
sculpture of Guanyin seated (Jerusalem, Israel) Gurlitt Trove Makes Israel Debut At Israel Museum........................................ 42
with one leg up on a stepped (Humlebaek, Denmark) Marsden Hartley Retrospective At Louisiana MoMA................................ 43
base showed a heavily
adorned figure wearing an AND ALSO...
elaborate headdress featur-
ing the Buddha. The Across The Block............................................................................................................................ 8
13¾-inch-high sculpture Club News...............................................................................................................................44-45
had a modest $500/700 esti- Estate Sales................................................................................................................................. 46
mate, but a bidder jumped Historic Homes
it from its $250 opening bid
to $29,900, and the competi- (Kazan, Russia) 2018 Aga Khan Award For Architecture Winners.............................................. 38
tion began; it ended only International............................................................................................................................42-43
when the serene sculpture Q&A
sold at $50,800, including
the buyer’s premium. For David Norman.............................................................................................................................. 1
more information, www. Transitions.................................................................................................................................... 34 or 703- (New York City) Winter Show Announces Dealer List......................................................................................5
532-5632. (Bentonville, Ark.) Crystal Bridges Announces New Acquisitions...................................................................7
(Williamstown, Mass.) First Sundays Free Series At The Clark.....................................................................12
Attack Leaves Charging Bull Statue (Southold, N.Y.) Southold Historical Society’s Autumn In The Air Party.......................................................12
With A Hole In Its Horn (Hudson Valley, N.Y.) Skywalk Arts Festival Of The Hudson Valley...............................................................13
(Ridgefield, Conn.) RPAC Gallery Announces Grand Opening......................................................................26
NEW YORK CITY (AP) — banjo. The attack left the statue (New York City) American Folk Art Museum’s New Gallery Displays Selected Collection Masterworks.....34
Police say a Texas man bashed with a hole in its right horn. (Philadelphia) Freeman’s Moving Flagship Location To 2400 Market Street................................................34
New York’s “Charging Bull” (San Marino, Calif.) The Huntington Updates Name, “Museum” Better Reflects Its Mission & Programs....34
statue with a metal object and It’s not clear whether Varlack (Ottawa, Canada) Canadian War Museum Receives Major Gift For Youth Educational Programs..............42
damaged one of its horns. has an attorney to speak for (London) Stolen Painting Casts Shadows Over Japanese Museum’s Anniversary Celebrations................42
him. (London) “Harper’s Bazaar” Launches Bazaar Art Week................................................................................43
Tevon Varlack of Dallas was (New York City) Art Glass Forum Lecture Season Debut...............................................................................45
arrested Saturday on charges of The 7,100-pound bull was cre-
criminal mischief, disorderly ated by Italian-born artist
conduct and criminal posses- Arturo Di Modica in 1989 and
sion of a weapon for allegedly installed in lower Manhattan
attacking the bronze beast. as a work of guerrilla art.

Police says the 42-year-old Di Modica says the sculpture
Varlack hit the bull with a was his gift to America. It
metal object that looked like a quickly became a popular

Historic Homes & Properties


38 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019 Compiled by Madelia Hickman Ring

2019 Aga Khan Award For Architecture Winners

KAZAN, RUSSIA — The winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture have been announced. The Aga
Khan Award for Architecture’s mandate is different from that of many other architecture prizes: it not only rewards
architects, but also identifies municipalities, builders, clients, master artisans and engineers who have played
important roles in the realization of a project. Prizes have been given to projects across the world, from France to
China. Architects and planners from New York to Dhaka have received one of 122 awards. During the nomination
process, more than 9,000 building projects have been documented. The award was established by His Highness the
Aga Khan in 1977 to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully addressed the needs and aspira-
tions of communities in which Muslims have a significant presence. The Award Ceremonies to announce the win-
ning projects and mark the close of each triennial cycle are always held in settings selected for their architectural
and cultural importance to the Muslim world.

The winners, who will share $1 million between them, are:

View of access ramps and façade at the Alioune
Diop University Teaching and Research Unit,
Bambey, Senegal. Photo ©Aga Khan Trust for
Culture / Chérif Tall photo.

Public square ©Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Palestinian Museum, the main view to the muse- Senegal
Cemal Emden photo. um with its agricultural terraces. ©Aga Khan The Alioune Diop University Teaching and Research
Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden photo. Unit, in Bambey, Senegal was founded in 2007 as part
Bahrain of the Senegalese government’s efforts to decentralize
Revitalization of Muharraq, which highlights the Palestine higher education provision, seeking both to encourage
World Heritage site’s pearling history, was first initiat- The Palestinian Museum, in Birzeit, crowns a terraced youth to stay in rural areas and to provide educational
ed as a series of restoration and reuse projects. The hill overlooking the Mediterranean and is the recipient programs appropriate to these contexts. By 2012, it
project evolved into a comprehensive program that of the LEED Gold certification because of its sustainable was functioning beyond capacity, so an extension proj-
aimed to rebalance the city’s demographic makeup by construction. The zigzagging forms of the museum’s ect was launched, of which this building formed the
creating public spaces, providing community and cul- architecture and hillside gardens are inspired by the major part.
tural venues and improving the overall environment. surrounding agricultural terraces, stressing the link The structure comprises a 500-seat lecture hall, five
The preservation/restoration of the traditional build- with the land and Palestinian heritage. 50-student classrooms, eight 100-student classrooms,
ings included reinstating lost wind towers for natural The site is defined by agricultural terraces formed of dry- three laboratories, ten lecturers’ offices and two meet-
climate control. The materials employed match the origi- stone walls (sanasil) erected by local villagers to adapt the ing rooms. It was the architects’ choice to combine all
nals — notably coral stone reused from demolished terrain for cultivation. Selected through an international of these into a single mass with an identity and pres-
structures, and wood. Terrazzo, which became popular in competition, the design takes its cues from this setting ence worthy of its university status — unlike the cam-
the area in the 1940s for flooring, is utilized extensively and is firmly embedded within it. An access road leads to pus’s pre-existing small, scattered blocks. Although a
for street furniture and contains flecks of oyster shell. the top of the hill where approaching visitors glimpse single story, its slanting roof soars to more than 30 feet
Spherical white street lamps atop terrazzo posts bring views out of the other side of the building, across this char- on the north side. Its south side is distinguished by a
further pearl-related symbolism and assist way finding. acteristic landscape and to the Mediterranean 40km to lattice screen running the full 666 feet of its length,
The new buildings respect the historic environment’s the west. The building’s plan is double-wedge-shaped. The made of perforated breezeblocks manufactured onsite
scale and street lines while making bold contemporary main visitor spaces — lobby, exhibition area, glass gallery, by local masons. At the east end, a sweeping entrance
architectural statements. shop, café and cloakroom — are at entrance level, limiting ramp and outdoor stair create a connection with the
the need for vertical circulation. The café, in the north rest of the campus.
wing, opens onto a paved open-air terrace with further By employing locally familiar construction tech-
views. A pre-existing hollow in the topography is exploited niques and following sustainability principles, the
to provide additional accommodation underneath the project succeeded in keeping costs and maintenance
south wing, including stores and an education/research demands to a minimum while still making a bold
center leading to a sheltered outdoor amphitheater. architectural statement.

Part of the aviary, Wasit Wetland Centre Sharjah,
United Arab Emirates, ©Aga Khan Trust for Cul-
ture / Cemal Emden photo.

Arcadia Education Project ©Aga Khan Trust for Aerial view of the pool from the beach, Alme- United Arab Emirates
Culture / Sandro di Carlo Darsa photo. tyevsk, Public Spaces Development Programme, Wasit Wetland Centre, in Sharjah, United Arab Emir-
various locations, Tatarstan, Russian Federation. ates, is a design that transformed a wasteland into a
Bangladesh Ivan Petrov photo. wetland and functioned as a catalyst for biodiversity
Arcadia Education Project, in South Kanarchor, is a and environmental education. While its indigenous eco-
modular structure — incorporating space for a pre- Russian Federation system has been restored, it has also proven to be a pop-
school, a hostel, a nursery and a vocational training The Public Spaces Development Programme, in the ular place for visitors to appreciate and learn about their
center — that takes a novel approach to a riverine site Republic of Tatarstan, is a program that, to date, has natural environment.
that is often flooded for five months every year. improved 328 public spaces all over Tatarstan. The Part of a much larger initiative by Sharjah’s Environ-
After four decades of teaching in United Kingdom, ambitious program sought to counter the trend toward ment and Protected Areas Agency to clean up and reha-
Razia Alam returned to her home country of Bangla- private ownership by refocusing priorities on quality bilitate this ancient chain of wetlands along the Persian
desh, where she established a school for underprivi- public spaces for the people of Tatarstan. It has now Gulf coast, the Wasit Wetland Centre aims to supply
leged children, using her pension funds. become a model throughout the Russian Federation. information and education about this unique environ-
When the lease on the existing premises of this Some projects are initiated by members of the commu- ment and to encourage its preservation.
school expired, its founder sought out a site on which nity, others by the state. In all cases, the design and In designing the visitor center, the architects took
to build. The budget restricted her choice to areas not implementation process is highly participatory, based on advantage of the site’s natural topography to minimize
well-suited for development. Wanting the school to be strong engagement with local citizens and extensive its visual impact by making it appear submerged into
near water, she purchased a riverside plot which, it consultation of economists, anthropologists, dendrolo- the ground. Visitors descend a ramp to arrive at an
turned out, is submerged in up to 3 meters of monsoon gists and others. An architectural bureau initiated by angled intersection between two linear elements of the
water for a third of the year. the program’s curator has become a magnet for young building: one, to the sides, containing services and
Rather than disrupting the ecosystem to create a local and national talent, with many of its recruits going administrative offices; the other, ahead, a long viewing
stabilized mound for building on, or erecting a struc- on to set up their own practices to oversee one of the gallery flanked by aviaries where birds can be seen in
ture on stilts that would have been too high in the dry larger projects. The positive changes seen are social, eco- their natural habitat. At the far end of the viewing gal-
season, her chosen architect — a lifelong acquain- nomic, cultural and ecological as well as physical. The lery, a third linear element, running perpendicular,
tance — devised the solution of an amphibious struc- success of this initiative has led to the introduction, in houses a café and multipurpose space with views out
ture, anchored to the site, that could sit on the ground 2017, of a similar program at a federal level. over the open wetlands.
or float on the water, depending on the seasonal con- For additional information on the Aga Khan Founda-
ditions. tion,

September 27, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 39

29th Year Of Antique Textiles & Vintage Fashions—

Labor Day Event Draws Big Crowds,
Finishes With A Full House

STURBRIDGE, MASS. — The often for the same customers. shoppers rushing to their favor- Maria Niforos, Irvington, N.Y.
second edition for the year of Zukas’ show has been attract- ite exhibits for the first look to
Linda Zukas’ extremely popular find the special pieces they cher-
Antique Textiles & Vintage ing attention not just around ish for their collection or, in
Fashions Show at the Stur- this country but around the many cases, inventory for shops
bridge Host Hotel was filled to world over the last 12 years. back home. There are also many
overflowing with just what the This week’s show had a crew designers who were shopping
long name says; fashions, tex- from a Chinese television show, for vintage styles to buy exam-
tiles and related materials, and Shop Shops, broadcasting a live ples that they will use as the
the shoppers were there in great feed back to their station with model for updating their own
numbers as well. Zukas was Hao Ran as the newscaster dis- original designer pieces.
quick to point out that “this is cussing the merits of the items
the last show of the 29th year, and values. Carolyn Forbes, Hollis, N.H.,
and it is again a full house of has had New York sisters regu-
exhibitors.” As the show opened, there was larly shop her exhibit to pur-
again a surge at the doors, with
About her exhibitors, Zukas
additionally said, “…(they) are
among the best, all very good at
what they do, with great selec-
tions and know-how into show-
ing what they have.” For exam-
ple, Susan Voake of Forget Me
Not Antiques has a collection of
antique sewing notions and
vintage valentines. She can put
together a display for each
show that draws a large crowd
that can examine all of her
merchandise and choose from
different fresh merchandise

Review and Photos by More & More Antiques, New York City.
Antiques And The Arts Weekly
Carolyn Forbes, Hollis, N.H.
Tom O’Hara

Blue Mirror Vintage, St John, Ind.

Elaine Klausman of Vintage with A Twist, Bedford, N.Y., was putting finishing touches to
her exhibit just before the opening.

Judy Murray, Kingsport, Tenn.

Verna Scott, 1840 House Antiques, Yar-
The Cats Meow, Midland, Texas. mouth, Maine. Barbara Hepburn, Harrison, Maine.

40 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — September 27, 2019

Martha Perkins, Ashby, Mass.

Mimi Vitale found a 100-year-old silk kimo- The crew from a Chinese television show
no at the show that she just could not pass was doing a live feed of the show with Hao
up…lovely! Ran as their talking head and using her sat-
ellite phone for the feed.

Stephanie Cavalli, Tyler Hill, Penn., and Rome, Italy. Button Babes Sharon and Jennifer Lakovic were at the chase 100-year-old gowns from
Blue Princess Antiques and Art, Youngstown, Ohio. show for the first time with their collection from Downing- her collection, which they both
town, Penn. sell as-is and modify for their
own clients. These sisters sell
Antique Textiles & Vintage Fashions from their home shop and
Old As Adam, Portsmouth, N.H., featured an unusual bicy-
cle in its display. Verna Scott searches for vin-
tage wedding dresses. Trading
as 1840 House Antiques from
Yarmouth, Maine, Scott has
built a large collection that
includes gowns for both the
bride and for the other ladies in
the wedding party as well as all
the necessary accessories.

Maria Niforos, Irvington, N.Y.,
trades in similar stock, but her
material is early Victorian. Nifo-
ros lived in London for many
years and built contacts there
who assist her in finding more
inventory, giving her collection a
very distinctive look.

The show and sale do not sim-
ply feature high style from long
ago. Many dealers there sell
styles from the 1970s-90s very

Blue Mirror Vintage, Crown
Point, Ind., had biker styles
from the 1970s and fancy jeans,
and both were selling well.
There were even some shirts
that Jimmy Buffett or the Beach
Boys might have worn.

Vintage with a Twist is Elaine
Klausman’s business in Bed-
ford, N.Y., which features acces-
sories for flappers from the
Roaring Twenties.

Even Midcentury apparel for
babies and toddlers was avail-
able. Loraine Updike Toler of
New Haven, Conn., was exhibit-
ing for the first time, and she
said she sold well from her col-

Textiles are a very big part of

Forget Me Not Antiques, Norwich, Vt.

Debra Pezzullo, Mahopac, N.Y. Stephanie Bowens, Salem, Mass. Kay Mertens, East Meadow, N.Y.

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