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Egypt’s Lost Worlds

Black stone queen,
Heracleion, Egypt,
Ptolemaic period.
height 86-5/8 inches.
National Museum,
(SCA 283).
IEASM Excavations.

Bust of the black
stone queen set up
underwater on site,
Heracleion, Egypt,
Ptolemaic Period.
Granodiorite, height
86-5/8 inches. National
Museum, Alexandria

(SCA 283). IEASM

By Karla Klein Albertson

ST LOUIS, MO. — While historians expect shipwrecks to be national travelers might have caught previous presentations
found on the ocean floor, the subsidence of entire cities beneath of the material at the British Museum in 2016 or at the Insti-
the waves has the mythic ring of lost Atlantis. Impelled by a tut du Monde Arabe in Paris in 2015. The transportation and
visionary conviction that important marine sites remained installation of the archaeologists’ finds was an enormous
uncharted, Franck Goddio in the mid-1980s founded the Euro- undertaking on the part of SLAM. One colossal statue —
pean Institute for Underwater Archaeology, in its French form almost 18 feet high — weighs 9,700 pounds. In addition to
known as the Institut Europeen d’Archeologie Sous-Marine more than 250 works from the underwater excavation, visitors
(IEASM). Over the last 20 years, he has made astounding dis- will see exhibits from the Cairo and Alexandria Museums that
coveries beneath the bay by the city of Alexandria in the Egyp- help complete the story. Many have never ventured outside
tian Delta. His finds are displayed in the United States for the their country of origin, making this the most important Egyp-
first time this summer. tian exhibition to visit the United Sates in the current century.

“Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” remains on view at the ( continued on page 30 )
Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) through September 9. Inter-

Treasures From The Deep On View Through September 9

Saint Louis Art Museum

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Sally Stratton &
Guy Savill

Guy Savill and Sally Stratton are the dynamic

duo of the English furniture market, who met

in the mid-1990s while working for

Phillips, and subsequently ran the furniture

sales at Bonhams’ Bond Street salesroom be- Sally Stratton and Guy Savill
fore the department was closed. The two re-

cently launched The Pedestal, an online auction company that innovates by selling traditional English furniture

backed by extensive specialist knowledge and a savvy social media presence. Antiques & The Arts Weekly reached

out to them for more on what sets them apart.

Why did you decide to launch an presence. We very much like the “pop up” idea al- Other than traditional marketing,
auction house as opposed, to say, lowing us, as we develop, to choose venues suited do you utilize social media to get
becoming dealers or advisors? to the category. the word out? Are you able to at-

(SS) On leaving Bonhams, we were keen to develop What are some of the notable / tract younger buyers?
our online presence and offer online selling on surprising results?
behalf of a variety of different clients. Having come (GS) Photographing items in Moor Park’s period
out of long careers with major auction houses, we (SS) We were pleased with the $42,250 (including interiors gives us strong images for social me-
wanted to develop other avenues but realized that premium) realized for both a kingwood cabinet on dia, and, as with many art businesses, we favor
the auction process was what we were known for. stand attributed to Thomas Pistor and a Queen Instagram. We are still reliant on many traditional
We see ourselves as a more modern fluid business, Anne japanned double dome bureau cabinet. buyers who aren’t as easy to connect with through
and, while we hold live traditional auctions and sell We had a surprise result with a relatively modest social media, so we have continued to run special
at a fixed price online, we do also work on private Seventeenth Century oak coffer that, although previews and talks alongside our auctions. We
sales and advise clients. estimated at $3,3/5,300, realized $26,256, includ- both promote The Pedestal through our own
ing premium. Insta accounts in conjunction with our company
Have you had a good recep- account, allowing us to personalize our own posts

and connect with our individual networks.

tion since you launched? We will be launching our new website in the
autumn, which has been designed to show-
(GS) Yes, certainly, we have been hugely case fresh and exciting editorial content. In
encouraged by the support of the trade, combination with our social media presence,
private collectors, agents and new clients. the new site will provide a channel through
There has been an appreciation of our which we will connect with a new audience.
flexible model as well as our specialist

knowledge. We have continued to offer So many of the large auction
high-quality catalogs, with an emphasis

on great photography and presentation, houses have consolidated their
as well as catalog footnotes, which people furniture sales and staff in
have greatly appreciated. As a young those departments — has this
business, this has been a great asset to us. left a void in the market you

As I understand it, your can / are trying to capitalize
offices are separate from on?
Moor Park, where you
conduct your sales. Tell me (GS) We certainly feel that there was a void
about Moor Park and
why it appeals to you? and hope that we have given people an alter-

native specialist auction both for buying and

consigning. We believe that there is strong

interest in this market and that it is impor-

(SS) Moor Park is a prominent Eigh- tant that good things are well catalogued

teenth Century mansion just outside and presented. Our aim is to encourage a

London, which was once home to new generation of collectors and furnishers

important Eighteenth Century furniture to look at the wide range of styles and peri-

— including the celebrated Moor Park ods that one can draw from when creating

suite designed by Robert Adam — that an interior. We are hugely conscious of an

has since been dispersed. Currently a emerging generation for whom the ethical

country club, it is largely unfurnished, production of modern furniture is going

which provides a perfect backdrop to to be a major issue. There are so many op-

showcase period furniture and objects. tions for buyers, from Seventeenth Century

We considered selling in central London pieces to Midcentury Modern, all of which

but felt that the benefits of the mansion, provide interesting alternatives to something

parking and other facilities outweighed modern and throw away. It is important that

this. We have an office just behind the buyers remain aware of the diversity and

Victoria & Albert Museum, where we A Queen Anne black japanned bureau cabinet with double-domed beauty of antique furniture, and where you

meet clients and maintain our London cornice, sold March 14, 2017, for $42,250. can go to buy it.

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Americana Collection Comes
To Auction At EstateOfMind

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — drawers, circa 1820; Chippen- brooch/sweater clip with examples. signed Blankman (American
EstateOfMind will offer the dale cherry slant lid desk with approximately 8 carats of white Surveyor’s instruments School, Nineteenth Century),
Sidney Marshall collection of sunburst inlaid center door, diamonds; heavy Art Moderne include a Stockpole and Broth- 30 by 40 inches; an oil on
Americana from her Glovers- Eighteenth Century; Hudson 18K yellow/white gold diamond ers cased compass, Nineteenth Masonite, “West India Girl,”
ville, N.Y., homestead on June Valley pine corner cupboard mesh tassel bracelet, circa Century; Rittenhouse and Potts signed Boscoe Holden, 48 by 36
2. The collection has been in with picture frame molding, 1940/50; Men’s Omega Seamas- transit compass with tripod, inches; two watercolors: “At the
storage since 2005. Also includ- Eighteenth Century; Victorian ter Deville 18K yellow gold Eighteenth/Nineteenth Centu- Stable” and “Stage Coach Ride,”
ed in the sale will be the Pier- Gothic Revival walnut secre- wristwatch, circa 1950/60; Art ry; B. Pikes and Son transit signed Henry Murray; graphite
son Booth collection of survey- tary, circa 1860; Pennsylvania Deco 18K white gold/diamond compass, Nineteenth Century “Peter Stuyvesant,” signed
or’s instruments and maps. Chippendale schrank with broach with 1 carat of white (cased); Harrison Percenter by George Nemethy; pastel “Front
Highlighting the jewelry sec- brass “H” hinges, circa 1750; set diamonds, circa 1920; lady’s Eugene Dietzgen, Nineteenth Yard,” signed Leroy Milton Yale;
tion will be items brought to the of eight Philadelphia classical Omega 18K white gold/diamond Century; Tolles Boston micro- and an oil on canvas “Wall Rail-
United States from Germany in mahogany dining room chairs, wristwatch, circa 1950–60 scope, Nineteenth Century road Station,” signed Manville
1934, including a rare volume, circa 1840; Baltimore classical (cased); and an early cased set Wakefield.
Tapisseries du roy, by Johann inlaid mahogany sideboard From Judith Leiber comes a of drafting tools, Eighteenth/
Ulrich Kraus, engraved by with convex doors, circa 1830; selection of minaudiere Nineteenth Century. EstateOfMind Estate Apprais-
Charles le Brun, circa 1690. Victorian three-panel faux Swarovski crystal evening bags There will be artwork, prints ers & Auctioneers is at 970
bamboo dressing screen, Nine- with Chanel, Christian Dior, and posters, including an oil on Route 17M. For information,
Furniture highlights include a teenth Century; Hudson Valley Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, canvas, “The Last Advance,” or 845-
rare New Jersey Hackensack cherry diminutive two-part cor- Barry Kielstein and other 386-4403.
two-part cupboard with tiger ner cupboard with original sur-
maple half columns, circa 1820; face, circa 1790; Modern Adrian
French Provincial carved oak/ Pearsall slate coffee table, circa
satinwood double door ward- 1960; Fila D. Ebra Murano cof-
robe, Eighteenth/Nineteenth fee table, circa 1980.
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ny fireplace screen with needle- Among jewelry and accesso-
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Sheraton tiger maple chest of platinum/diamond convertible

Harlem’s Studio Museum’s Announces Two New Neighborhood Collaborations

NEW YORK CITY — The Hassinger: Monuments,” will year in Marcus Garvey Park, regards Marcus Garvey Park is at 144 West 125th Street.
Studio Museum in Harlem go on view beginning in June. beginning in June 2018. Work- as her neighborhood green For information, 212-864-4500
recently announced the next Both exhibitions are organized ing in the tradition of her ear- space, Hassinger will create or
two projects in its inHarlem by Hallie Ringle, assistant lier projects, Hassinger will the works with the assistance The Latimer/Edison Gallery at
initiative: a series of off-site curator at The Studio Museum use branches to create forms of volunteers from the Studio the New York Public Library’s
but in-the-neighborhood col- in Harlem. that respond to aspects of the Museum’s Teen Leadership Schomburg Center for
laborations designed to deepen park’s landscape — an outcrop- Council and Expanding the Research in Black Culture is at
the Studio Museum’s roots in Working closely with the ping of rock, a rectangle near Walls program, so that “Monu- 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at
the community through exhibi- NYPL Schomburg Center staff, flower beds, an oval near the ments” will be a project made 135th Street. Marcus Garvey
tions, conversations, art-mak- Báez has researched the lives pool. in Harlem and for Harlem. Park is at 18 Mount Morris
ing workshops and more at a of women whose archives are Park West.
variety of partner and satellite housed at the Schomburg Cen- A Harlem resident who The Studio Museum Harlem
ter, such as Maya Angelou,
locations. The inHarlem series Jean Blackwell Hutson and
was inaugurated in 2016 and Ada “Bricktop” Smith, and has
will ramp up as the Studio explored additional archival
Museum proceeds to construct holdings to find insights into
its new building, designed by other figures, such as Oprah,
Adjaye Associates in collabora- Maritcha Remond Lyons and
tion with Cooper Robertson. Shirley Graham Du Bois. The
The inHarlem exhibition, results will be as many as a
“Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire,” dozen intricate new works,
will be on view through Sep- which will incorporate materi-
tember 29 in the Latimer/Edi- als such as reproductions of
son Gallery at the New York archival photographs, notes,
Public Library’s Schomburg diaries, letters and manu-
Center for Research in Black scripts.
Culture. Outdoor sculptural
installations organized “Maren Hassinger: Monu-
through inHarlem in Marcus ments” will take the form of
Garvey Park, titled, “Maren eight site-specific sculptures
installed for approximately one

Theater & Art Collide At MMA

MINNEAPOLIS — Enter a dor of royal gatherings, mystic
world where art and theater col- teachings and the sacred rhythms
lide at the Minneapolis Museum of nature, and the emperors
of Art, 2400 Third Avenue South. themselves — their bliss and bur-
On view through June 10 in the dens and occasional desire to
Target Gallery is “Power and escape it all — are evoked in the
Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty: exhibition.
Concept and Design by Robert
Wilson,” objects from the muse- They ruled with unrivaled opu-
um’s collection displayed in a lence. They led secret lives of infi-
series of shifting environments. nite power and pleasure. They
Brightness gives way to dark- built an empire to end them all.
ness; abundance yields to scarci- Now, from the mind behind the
ty; and the objects are cast, quite groundbreaking theatrical perfor-
literally, in a new light. mance, “Einstein on the Beach,”
comes this story of China’s last
Each room evokes an aspect of emperors. A rare spectacle of art,
life within China’s imperial pal- light and sound that places the
ace during the Qing (pronounced visitor inside the palace walls,
“ch’ing”) dynasty, which ruled for among the desires and dreams,
more than 250 years, until 1911, the mystery and splendor.
and combined power with beauty
— a golden age of art. The splen- For information, 612-870-3000

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American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists —

Freeman’s Highlights Lots In Its June 3 Auctions

PHILADELPHIA — On Sun- Fern Isabel Coppedge (American, 1888–1951), “Snow And
day, June 3, Freeman’s will host Sunshine.”
the first of its biannual Ameri-
can Art & Pennsylvania Impres- the remaining piers and abut- Three of the paintings to be Arthur Beecher Carles (American, 1882–1952), “Autumn
sionists auctions. ments of the original bridge auctioned, including “The Road Bouquet.”
that was destroyed by the fire of to Lumberville” ($50/80,000),
The 145-lot sale features 1923 “Winter in Point Pleasant” Edward Willis Redfield (American, 1869–1965), “New Center
works of art by renowned Amer- ($20/30,000) and “Snow and Bridge.”
ican painters John Frederick Kensett’s “Spouting Rock Sunshine” ($60/100,000) follow
Kensett (1816–1872), William Beach, Newport,” ($60/100,000), this much-beloved theme. Two works by Philadelphian (Arcadian Study) ($15/25,000),
McGregor Paxton (1869–1941) was recently rediscovered and Thomas Eakins feature early in depicting a young woman in
and Childe Hassam (1859– authenticated, and will enter The remaining two paintings, the sale: “Study for the Portrait profile.
1935), as well as Pennsylvania the catalogue raisonné of “Fishing Boats Gloucester” of Mrs Charles L. Leonard”
artists Fern Isabel Coppedge Kensett’s work as one of the art- ($15/25,000) and “Gloucester ($15/25,000), the wife of the A public exhibition will pre-
(1883–1951), Edward Willis ist’s earliest and key Newport Harbor” ($25/40,000), depict the Philadelphia physician and cede the sale, both to be con-
Redfield (1869–1965) and Dan- subject paintings. An example New England port town where noted X-ray pioneer and spe- ducted at Freeman’s headquar-
iel Garber (1880–1958). Works of the artist’s ability to capture the artist spent many summers, cialist, Dr Charles Lester Leon- ters at 1808 Chestnut Street.
by two generations of Wyeths the wind and mist of a cloudy capturing the effects of the ard; and “Woman in Shade” For information, 215-563-9275
(Andrew, 1917–2009, and Jamie, day on the beach, the painting changing light on the surface of or
b 1946) will also be offered, depicts an iconic subject matter, the water.
along with more than a dozen masterfully conceived and exe-
paintings by Arthur Beecher cuted and fully manifesting From the Ottenberg Collection
Carles (1882–1952), which come Kensett’s intimate, new and are more than a dozen works by
from the collection of June and evolving artistic vision that has Philadelphia native Arthur B.
Perry Ottenberg, Philadel- come to be known as Luminism. Carles. Born in Philadelphia in
phians and patrons of many of 1882, Carles studied at PAFA
the city’s most important art- The auction features five for a total of six-and-a-half
ists. paintings by Coppedge, argu- years, where he received two
ably one of the most significant Cresson Travel Scholarships,
A highlight of the sale is “Inte- female artists in the Pennsylva- which allowed him to travel to
rior with Two Nudes” by Paxton nia Impressionists school. The Europe. It was in Paris that
($100/150,000). A leading mem- Pennsylvania Academy of the Carles was introduced to the
ber of the Boston School during Fine Arts invited her to exhibit then-new movement of Modern
the first quarter of the Twenti- her work as part of their annual art, particularly the work of
eth Century, Paxton utilized a exhibition in 1917. Coppedge’s Henri Matisse.
painting method that he termed snow-covered landscapes are
“binocular vision,” in which the among her best work, easily Among the highlights are
central area of the composition identifiable by their cool-hued “Portrait of Caroline Robinson
was sharply defined, in contrast and expertly rendered depic- Carles,” ($20/30,000), of the art-
with the slightly blurred back- tions of the Bucks County, ist’s second wife, executed in
ground. “Interior with Two Penn., towns along the Dela- 1924, and “Autumn Bouquet”
Nudes” is the most significant ware River. ($20/30,000), displayed in a
work of a series of nudes the Harer frame.
artist created in 1930, and was
the recipient of the Popular
Prize at the Corcoran Biennial
in 1931.

Another highlight, “New Cen-
ter Bridge” by Redfield
($100/150,000), will be offered
in the Pennsylvania Impres-
sionists portion of the sale. As a
plein-air artist, Redfield would
often travel to the town of Cen-
ter Bridge in Bucks County,
trudging through the snow to
set up a canvas or strapping one
to a tree in order to capture the
landscape around him with his
vigorously bold brushwork and
rich impasto. The present win-
ter scene depicts the “New”
Center Bridge, which was com-
pleted in 1926 and built upon

qqqqqqqqqqq ‘Fresh Perspectives’ And ‘Fashion Forwards’ At Morris Museum
MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Two Morris Museum is hosting the
Paginated by don exhibitions are on view at the 29th annual “Fresh Perspec- Collage of works for “Fresh Perspectives” at the Morris
Morris Museum: “Fresh Per- tives” juried exhibition, which Museum.
spectives,” a juried exhibition provides 50 artistically accom-
for New Jersey high school stu- plished New Jersey high school
dents, and “Fashion Forwards: A students a professionally orga-
Survey of Post WWII Fashion nized museum exhibition. It
Accessories.” “Fresh Perspec- also recognizes art teachers for
tives” continues through June 3, their encouragement and effec-
“Fashion Forwards” is on view tive teaching of these talented
through July 22. student artists.

As an advocate for the engage- A team of esteemed jurists
ment of youth in the arts, the brought their unique perspec-
tives to judging this exhibition:
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Gallery, Morristown, N.J.; and took on the nontraditional roles
Alexandra Willis, curator at the artists is available upon that men typically occupied
Morris Museum, Morristown, request. while they were in battle over-
N.J. In “Fashion Forwards,” the seas. The era was an especially
museum presents a survey of empowering time for women
The criteria for submission of accessories consisting of shoes, and the fashion trends after
artwork was very limited and hats, gloves, jewelry, and hand- World War II reflect this dynam-
more technical than theme- bags from the 1940s–60s. The ic shift in traditional gender
based. Pieces were required to exhibition raises the questions roles. The evolution from war-
have been completed during the of what are people’s favorite time rationing to the experi-
2017–18 school year and meet accessories? What does it say mentation of the 1960s can be
specific size requirements due about us? Fashion is more than traced in the changing trends.
to museum space limitations. personal taste and style. It Specific information about the
Two-dimensional and three- reflects a moment in time: its individual pieces in the exhibi-
dimensional art, and video were mood, its necessities and its tion is available upon request.
all accepted if they met the list- technological capabilities.
ed requirements. Judges were Something as trivial as the out- The Morris Museum is at 6
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they found were well-executed, ing is ultimately determined by information, 973-971-3700 or
technically impressive, unique, things as monumental as world

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Fine Art To Pedal Cars At Jenack’s Eclectic Auction May 27

Worcester “Dr Wall” Eighteenth Century George III style mahogany serpentine front
pitcher. bureau with draw board.
Edmund Vrey oil on canvas of cows in a stream.
CHESTER, N.Y. — William white gold and diamond cufflinks, Sampson reticulated armorial National Mercedes Benz pedal car.
Jenack’s May 27 auction will fea- a red branch coral necklace, vin- plates, an exceptional Dr Wall
ture a collection of fine art, silver, tage platinum and diamond ring period/Worcester pitcher, Eigh-
jewelry, vintage toys and pedal set with a 1.80 full cut center dia- teenth Century.
cars, bronzes, Oriental carpets, mond surrounded by smaller dia-
midcentury and antique furnish- monds and rubies, a faceted Bal- There are many lots with pairs
ings. All lots are available to pre- tic amber necklace, bench made of items such as Derby porcelain
view Wednesday through Satur- 18/22K aquamarine by Winograd figures, Paris decorated covered
day, noon to 5 pm, and Sunday at and a 14K coral ring. urns, Rudolstadt covered urns,
9 am at Jenack’s 62 Kings High- Sampson famille rose decorated
way Bypass galleries. The auction Silver to be sold includes a Chinese export-style covered jars,
begins at 11 am. Juvento Lopez Reyes sterling Old Paris gilt swan-handled urns
footed bowl and silver charger. A and a pair of Sampson famille
Fine art offerings include a Mexican sterling clover leaf form rose ginger jars for Bailey, Banks
watercolor landscape by William cocktail tray and a sterling & Biddle Philadelphia.
F. Krondorf (American, 1876– creamer and sugar, an English
1968); oil on canvas fruit and Birmingham sterling double- Furnishings will include a pair
flowers by Jules Edouard Diart handle pedestal cup, a Judaic sil- of silvered, wrought iron tree-
(French, 1840–1890); oil on artist ver spice tower, a Russian silver form side tables with marble tops,
board landscape with cabin by cup and a London sterling and an Eames-style lounge chair, a
Sergei Vasilyevich Gersimov crystal traveling inkwell by Wil- country Sheraton walnut chest of
(Russian, 1885–1964); oil on liam Tiveen and Frederick Pur- drawers, a George III-style
Masonite, “The Steep Hill,” by Ian nell will also cross the block. mahogany serpentine front
Sampson (British, Twentieth Rounding out the fine silver offer- bureau with draw board, a foliate
Century); watercolor and graph- ings will be a Continental 800 sil- brass-based stand with marble
ite costume design by Alexandre ver covered sugar with seahorse top, a Louis XVI-style Kingwood
Benois (Russian, 1870–1960); handles, Wallace “Stradivari” flat- and satinwood commode, a Hep-
and a watercolor of a cabaret girl ware service, Watson sterling tea- plewhite-style inlaid fruitwood
signed Frank Hamlund among pot #517 and a Gorham sterling demilune games table, a pair of
others. coffee and tea service. Queen Anne-style high wing back
armchairs and a set of 12 Chip-
In items that offer some spar- Eighteenth and Nineteenth pendale style mahogany ribbon
kle, jewelry and silver lots include Century porcelains will make up back dining chairs.
an 18K Etruscan-style brooch a large part of the sale with lots
with pearls and rubies, a Victori- to include Carl Theim & KPM fig- From Designer Modern there
an cameo with 14K setting, a ures, Meissen figures, Dresden are several offering such as a
Mexican sterling and amethyst figures, Bing & Ghrondal figure tufted leather futon, a Lucite and
necklace and a necklace formed of a woman and dog, a pair of glass table, a gilt wrought iron
of lapis/malachite ovals with Royal Vienna porcelain plate table with glass top and a pair of
pearls and gold beads. Other with hand painted putti, KPM wrought iron armchairs.
jewel glitter includes a pair 14K porcelain plates, set of eight
For information, 845-469-9095

Five Designs Competing For National Native American
Veterans Memorial Being Displayed Until May 30

NEW YORK CITY and WASH- vice, Congress charged the Americans in Our Nation’s
INGTON, DC — Five potential museum to build a National Armed Forces,” an educational
designs for a National Native Native American Veterans exhibition revealing 250 years of
American Veterans Memorial Memorial to give “all Americans Native Americans military ser-
can currently be seen through the opportunity to learn of the vice, on view through May 30.
May 30 at the Smithsonian’s proud and courageous tradition
National Museum of the Ameri- of service of Native Americans In New York City, the National
can Indian and also online at in the Armed Forces of the Unit- Museum of the American Indi- ed States.” an, the George Gustav Heye
From the five designs on display, The memorial will be located Center, is located within the his-
one will be selected for the on the museum’s grounds on the toric Alexander Hamilton US
memorial. On June 26, the win- National Mall. The museum and Custom House at One Bowling
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ed on the National Mall between
tion and in numbers today that an Nations to seek input and the Smithsonian’s National Air
exceed the percentage of any support for the memorial. In & Space Museum and the US
other population group. To rec- addition, the museum is travel- Capitol Building, Fourth Street
ognize their extraordinary ser- ing “Patriot Nations: Native and Independence Avenue, SW.
For information, 202-633-1000

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6 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Skeleton Of Carnivorous Dinosaur
To Be Sold By Aguttes Auction House

PARIS — The sale of a skele- unknown dinosaur to which ences from known allosaurs: it having to replace it with a scientific study.
ton of a newly discovered spe- the buyer can give his name.” has more teeth and a more sub- lighter, resin replica as is the Talks on the dinosaur take
cies of carnivorous dinosaur to stantial pelvis with a broad case in most museum displays.
be sold by Aguttes Auction The 18-foot-long skeleton still suture between the pubic This structure, whose lattice place on Monday, June 4, at the
House at the Eiffel Tower on has 70 percent of the original bones, while the scapulae construction is a nod to Gus- Salle Gustave Eiffel, 1st Floor,
June 4 offers the opportunity to bone conserved. It was discov- (shoulder blades) are more tave Eiffel, also allows for indi- Eiffel Tower.
name a dinosaur after yourself. ered in the course of excava- elongated, and there are also vidual bones to be removed for
tions carried out in 2013 at a differences in the bones of the For information, + 33 1 47 45
This single lot Aguttes sale is site on the Morrison Forma- skull. 55 55 or
unusual for a number of rea- tion, an Upper Jurassic geologi-
sons: this is a unique, recently cal sequence laid down 155– These differences were
discovered skeleton of an 148 million years ago that observed and reported by pale-
unknown theropod and is the covers much of the western ontologists Pascal Godefroit, a
first auction of such a specimen United States and that is one Belgian specialist known for
destined for scientific study. of the world’s richest sources of his work on dinosaurs, and
dinosaur fossils. It was only in Simone Maganuco of the Muse-
Eric Genest of Aguttes said, 2016, when the skeleton was um of Natural History, Milan.
“My estimate for this dinosaur being prepared by European
is $1.4/2.1 million. But this is specialists, that scientists The skeleton has been mount-
only an estimate. The price for noticed that the skeleton pre- ed on a stainless steel struc-
such a rare item can climb very sented major anatomical differ- ture capable of supporting the
fast because this is a still weight of the skull, rather than

Bonhams Exhibits Alexander Golovin’s Remarkable
‘Lost’ Designs For Stravinsky’s ‘The Nightingale’

LONDON — Bonhams will duction. The exhibition disappeared from the reper-
host an exhibition of Alexan- “Music, Magic and Flight” will toire, lost in the chaos of revo-
der Golovin’s magnificent be at Bonhams’ main UK gal- lution and civil war.
designs for Igor Stravinsky’s leries at 101 New Bond Street
“Le Rossignol” to celebrate from May 24 to June 6. The designs finally found
the centenary of the “lost” their way into the hands of
1918 Mariinsky Theatre pro- “Le Rossignol” (or “The Michael Klatchko, a Russian
Nightingale” as it is usually doctor who traveled interna-
Paginated by don known) was the first opera tionally and had close ties to
composed by Stravinsky to the Russian émigré communi-
P:\A&A Ads\4-20-18\world auction feature sets and costumes by ty in Paris. Klatchko kept the
the renowned Russian design- works until his death —
1 x 1 indd. er Alexander Golovin (1863– whereupon they were discov-
1930), one of the most remark- ered in his collection by his
picked up from able Russian artists of his family. Douglas Engmann, Alexander Golovin (1863 — 1930), “Le Rossignol,” 1918, set
time. Klatchko’s grandson, who is design for Act 2, watercolor, gouache, pencil, pen on paper.
email proof to: the current owner of Golovin’s Private collection, USA.
This 1918 staging brought suite of designs, said, “These
[email protected] together a remarkable trio of exquisite works made theatri-
creative genius: Stravinsky, cal history and their subse-
and cc jill fresh from his career-making quent journey from St Peters-
successes in Paris and Lon- burg to San Francisco is as
Alexander Golovin, “Le Ros- don with Diaghilev’s Ballets legendary as the plot of the
signol,” 1918, costume Russes, the innovative the- opera. We are delighted to nating visual narrative of the during the most explosive and
design for Death (non- ater director Vsevolod Meyer- share Golovin’s extraordinary final vestiges of the opulence transformative years of the
speaking), watercolor, hold and Alexander Golovin, vision with a wider audience.” and elegance of the late Impe- early Twentieth Century.”
gouache, pencil, pen and ink who brought a new focus on rial Theater and reveal the
on paper. Private collection, design to Twentieth Century International director of brilliant creativity of the Rus- For additional information,
USA. theater. Bonhams’ Russian Depart- sian Theater that flourished or +44 (0)
ment, Yelena Harbick, said, 20 7468 2210.
However, after a single per- “This exhibition is a rare
formance on May 30, 1918, at opportunity to see these
the Mariinsky Theater in St extraordinary and beautiful
Petersburg, this ambitious works. They provide a fasci-
and sumptuous production

Asia’s First Gallery Dedicated To Dolls
Has Grand Opening In Hong Kong
Paginated by don

P:\A&A Ads\5-25-18\lamb silver 2HxON2GinKdOdN. G — Doll’s House, is showcasing more than 70 ity. The dolls are made with
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renowned artists from all over porcelain, wood, wool and felt.
the world, selected from the The clothes of some of the dolls
personal collection of gallery are very elaborately handcraft-
director Yelena Churilova from ed and are considered as art-
Kazakhstan. works in their own right.
Churilova’s collection epito-
mizes a trend that has swept Following an exhibition of her
through Eastern Europe, in collection in Hong Kong in
particular Russia, in the past March 2017, which was well
decade — fine art doll collect- received by Asian collectors,
ing. This collection has previ- Churilova was encouraged to
ously been exhibited extensive- open a gallery to share her love
ly in the doll museum in Astana, for dolls with others. Her pas-
the capital of Kazakhstan. The sion for dolls does not stop at
new gallery in Hong Kong will their collection and display; she
make some of these dolls, creat- also plans to open a therapeutic
ed by international masters, doll-making workshop. “By cre-
available for sale for the first ating one’s own doll, one can
time. made by international masters learn about oneself, release
Churilova began to assemble — from Russia, Germany, Italy, one’s emotions and develop
8/14/2015 11:35:46 AM her collection nearly ten years Poland, Sweden and Canada — one’s inner talents. The process
ASA_AAW_0815.indd 1 ago, and thanks to her pains- a diversity that grants the dolls of creating a doll is a deep dia-
distinctive styles and charac- logue with oneself and one’s
taking efforts, it has quickly teristics. She explains that soul,” she said.
expanded. Whenever she sees a these dolls have neither a name
doll and is captivated by its nor a story when they are first Doll’s House is at G/F, 16A,
beauty, she will do everything created. Their lives and jour- Aberdeen Street, Central. For
possible to acquire it, even if it neys begin only when they are information, +852 2770 3180
means lengthy negotiation with with the eventual owner.
the maker or gallery. Her collec- NYACK, N.Y. — “Sean Scully:
tion now comprises more than Each doll is uniquely hand- No Words,” an exhibition of
600 dolls, which she purchased made, gracefully dressed and abstract works from Scully’s
directly from artists, collectors takes about a year to produce. “Doric” series, is on view at the
or at doll fairs and exhibitions. The intricate creation process, Edward Hopper House until
In the Hong Kong gallery, such as the making of the elbow May 27 at 82 North Broadway.
viewers will be dazzled by the and neck joints, is a true testa- For additional information,
exclusive array of art dolls ment to the craftsmen’s virtuos- or

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 7

1928 American-LaFrance fire/ladder Type 94 city service truck, originally owned and oper- 1940 Ford Deluxe convertible with 371 odometer miles.
ated by the Pennsburg, Penn., Fire Department.
Including Pennsburg, Penn.,
Alderfer To Sell 18 Antique & 1928 Fire Truck
Collector Automobiles
HATFIELD, PENN. — Alderfer tinental Mark III, 1972 Mustang most unique feature is its Paginated by
Auction has set its sale date of convertible, 1975 Mercedes 450 “Browder Company” life-saving P:\A&A Ads\09-18-15\ \ Old Saybrook 2 x 5 indd.
June 5 for 18 antique and collec- SL convertible (hard top), 1975 net. picked up from
tor automobiles, including a 1928 Lincoln Continental, 1978 Lin- email proof to: [email protected]
fire truck. American classic cars, coln Continental Mark V coupe, Alderfer auction’s fine and dec- and cc Jill Becht
muscle cars, exotics and late 1988 Lincoln Town Car, 1997 orative arts sale is a three-day 1967 Mercedes 250SL convertible with 57,834 odometer
model classics appeal to individ- Mercedes SL 500 convertible, event starting June 5 with the miles.
ual buyers, specialty dealers and 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis, collection of automobiles. Follow-
collectors, locally and abroad. 1984 Alpha Romeo Spider 2.0 ing on June 6 is the Collector’s
and 1928 American LaFrance Auction with its eclectic mix and
Premium classic vehicles on fire truck — Model 94 city service broad appeal of jewelry, decora-
offer include a 1935 Ford Pha- truck. tive furniture and art for the
eton convertible sedan, 1940 emerging and seasoned collector.
Ford Deluxe convertible, 1946 The 1928 American-LaFrance The fine and decorative arts auc-
Ford Super Deluxe convertible, fire/ladder Type 94 city service tion is June 7 at noon. The auc-
1947 Ford Coupe Businessman’s truck was originally owned and tion will accommodate live,
Special, 1955 Ford Fairlane operated by the Pennsburg, online, phone and absentee bid-
Crown Victoria coupe, 1957 Ford Penn., Fire Department. It was ding.
Thunderbird, 1959 Nash Metro- sold to a private individual in
politan convertible, 1967 250 SL 1989, and barn-stored for 20 Alderfer Auction is at 501 Fair-
Dark Green Mercedes convert- years until now. The truck has grounds Road. For information,
ible (hard top), 1970 Lincoln Con- multiple size ladders, but the or 215-

‘Tarsila Do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art
In Brazil’ At Museum Of Modern Art

“Anthropophagy (Antropofa-
gia)” by Tarsila do Amaral,
1929, oil on canvas, 49-5/8 by
55- 15/16 inches. Acervo da
Fundação José e Paulina
Nemirovsky, em comodato
com a Pinacoteca do Estado
de São Paulo. ©Tarsila do
Amaral Licenciamentos

NEW YORK CITY — The service in Cubism,” ultimately produce an art for and of Brazil
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) arriving at her signature painter- itself.
is presenting “Tarsila Do Amaral: ly style of synthetic lines and sen-
Inventing Modern Art In Brazil” suous volumes depicting land- The exhibition is organized by
through June 3. The artist is a scapes and vernacular scenes in a MoMA and the Art Institute of
foundational figure for the history rich color palette. Chicago.
of Modernism in Latin America.
The exhibition follows her jour- The Museum of Modern Art is
The first exhibition in the Unit- neys between France and Brazil, at 11 West 53rd Street. For infor-
ed States exclusively devoted to through Rio de Janeiro and Minas mation, or 212-
Tarsila do Amaral (Brazilian, Gerais, charting her involvement 708-9400.
1886–1973) focuses on her pivotal with an increasingly internation-
production from the 1920s, from al artistic community, and her
her earliest Parisian works to the role in the emergence of Modern-
emblematic Modernist paintings ism in Brazil; in 1928, Tarsila
produced in Brazil, ending with painted “Abaporu,” which quickly
her large-scale, socially driven spawned the Anthropophagous
works of the early 1930s. The Manifesto, and became the ban-
exhibition features nearly 120 ner for this transformative artis-
artworks, including paintings, tic movement that sought to
drawings, sketchbooks, photo- digest external influences and
graphs and other historical docu-
ments drawn from collections
across Latin America, Europe and
the United States.

Born in São Paulo, Tarsila, as
she is affectionately known in
Brazil, studied piano, sculpture
and drawing before leaving for
Paris in 1920 to attend the Acadé-
mie Julian. Throughout subse-
quent sojourns in Paris, she stud-
ied with André Lhote, Albert
Gleizes and Fernand Léger, fulfill-
ing what she called her “military

Cassatt Lecture
At Greenwich Art Society

GREENWICH, CONN. — The (currently on view). The title of
Greenwich Art Society welcomes Corey’s talk is “Public Relations,
Laura Dickey Corey, who will Private Deals: Mary Cassatt
give a lecture on June 7, from and the market for Impression-
5:30 to 7 pm at the society. Corey ism in America.” The lecture is
is a research associate in Euro- part of the ongoing Professional
pean paintings at The Metropol- Development for Artists semi-
itan Museum of Art, where she nar series. RSVP required; $25
has worked on exhibitions for members, $35 for non-mem-
including “Impressionism, Fash- bers.
ion, and Modernity” (2013),
“Seurat’s Circus Sideshow” The Greenwich Art Society is
(2017), and “Public Parks, Pri- at 299 Greenwich Avenue. For
vate Gardens: Paris to Provence” information, 203-629-1533 or

8 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

First Edition Of The Federalist In
Book Form On May 31 At PBA Galleries

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — the publisher M’Lean in con- under the pseudonym “Publius.” slightly shaved when the vol- the stitching quite tight. It has
PBA Galleries is offering a com- temporary periodicals as the The first 36 numbers of The umes were bound, likely prior been in the same private collec-
plete copy of the 1788 first edi- more deluxe version of this Federalist were published in to 1820 or so. tion for at least the last 50
tion of The Federalist in its May seminal document: “A few Cop- book form in March 1788, with years ($80/120,000).
31 Americana auction. The Fed- ies will be printed on superfine the remaining 49, together with With some rubbing to covers
eralist is the single most impor- royal writing paper, price ten the text of the Constitution, in and spines, corners are a bit PBA Galleries is at 1233 Sut-
tant book published in North shillings.” May of that year. Upon its pub- worn, joints scuffed and tender; ter Street. For additional infor-
America, with this copy being lication, George Washington only a few instances of minor mation,
an exceptionally clean copy, a The importance of The Feder- noted to Alexander Hamilton foxing are noted within, overall or 415-989-2665.
rare example printed on thick, alist to the early development that the work “will merit the very clean and fine internally,
superfine royal writing paper. of the great political experi- Notice of Posterity; because in it
ment that was the United are candidly and ably discussed
The first edition of the semi- States cannot be overstated. the principles of freedom and
nal work on American political The work comprised 85 political the topics of government, which
theory and a cornerstone of essays, all but the last eight of will always be interesting to
American constitutional gover- which were first published in mankind” (George Washington,
nance was called by Wright newspapers in New York, in an letter to Hamilton, August 28,
Howes “the most famous and effort to convince New York to 1788).
influential American political approve the Constitution. Alex-
work.” Only 500 copies of the ander Hamilton wrote 51 of the The present copy has an early
first edition were printed, and essays, James Madison 14, and and bold ink ownership signa-
the present copy is one of the John Jay five; the authorship of ture at the top of page 1 of each
rare examples printed on thick, 15 of the essays is in dispute volume, “Lawr. Stuart” or possi-
superfine royal writing paper. between Hamilton and Madi- bly “James Stuart”; the very top
These copies were advertised by son. They were all published of each of the signatures was

Figural Oil By John Falter Brings $92,400 To Lead Ripley Auctions

Auction Action In Indianapolis, Ind.

American Craft & Fine Art
Auction Also Featured Studio
Pottery Pieces By Toshiko Takaezu

Oil on panel painting by American artist Oil on canvas portrait of the noted textiles Modern studio pottery pieces included several offerings
and illustrator John Philip Falter (1910– artist Ruben Eshkanian (Armenian Ameri- from Japanese-born American artist Toshiko Takaezu
1982), rendered around 1955, 41 by 29 inch- can, 1936–2016) by Lennart Anderson (1922–2011), like the double-spouted vase shown here that
es, was the top lot at $92,400. (American, 1928–2015), 15 by 13 inches in brought $19,200.
the frame, was bid to $2,520.
bid aggressively. We’re seeing with Indianapolis subjects by
excitement and a sense of Indiana-born painters both
urgency from collectors we did well. A pastel on paper by
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – An $19,200 in a sale conducted and absentee bidding was haven’t seen in a decade or Otto Stark (1859–1926), titled
oil on panel painting by Amer- March 31 by Ripley Auctions. strong. more.” “Irvington Landscape, India-
ican artist and illustrator The auction grossed napolis,” artist-signed and
John Philip Falter (1910– The estate collection auction The Falter painting was eas- $288,810. Online bidding was dated 1905, brought $2,400;
1982) soared to $92,400, and of American craft, Twentieth ily the top lot of the auction. brisk across the three plat- while an acrylic and watercol-
an early modern studio pot- Century art and design was Rendered around 1955, it forms, and there were 1,414 or on paper by Harry Allen
tery vase by Japanese-born packed with 348 lots of turned depicted a Future Farmers of total bids presented from 198 Davis (1914–2006), titled
American artist Toshiko Taka- wood, studio pottery, American America student, with his bidders who participated by “Union Station, Indianapolis,”
ezu (1922–2011) – one of a prints, original artwork and father, receiving a check for phone (787 console bids) and signed lower right, knocked
group of pottery pieces by more. A little more than 50 his first delivery of steers to absentee (585 bids). down for $2,160.
Takaezu in the auction – made people attended the sale in the Omaha stockyard. The A glazed porcelain figural
person, while internet, phone painting, a promotional piece dog teapot by Jack Earl (Amer- An oil on canvas portrait of
for the Eli Lily agricultural the noted textiles artist Ruben
product Stilbosol (a cattle feed ican, b 1934), titled “Bow Eshkanian (Armenian Ameri-
additive), was artist-signed Wow,” 13¼ inches tall, signed can, 1936–2016) by Lennart
and measured 41 by 29 inches. and dated 1993, changed Anderson (American, 1928–
hands for $3,840. Also, a 2015), 15 by 13 inches in the
The 10-inch-tall glazed glazed studio pottery bowl by frame, rose to $2,520. Also, a
stoneware modern studio pot- Richard DeVore (American, flat woven textile panel made
tery vase by Toshiko Takaezu 1933–2006), unsigned by the from hand-dyed wool by the
featured a double spout and artist and measuring 4½ inch- subject himself, Eshkanian,
was signed with the artist’s es tall by 8 inches in diameter, titled “Stripe D’Orient V”
monogram. Two other Takaezu went to a determined bidder (1985), large at 116 by 50 inch-
studio pottery creations post- for $2,520. es, fetched $1,440.
ed identical selling prices of A turned wooden bowl made
$2,040. One was a glazed from Georgia hackberry by Ed A tall carved stoneware stu-
stoneware moonpot with rat- Moulthrop (American, 1916– dio pottery vase by Clyde Burt
tle. The other was a glazed 2003), known as the father of (American, 1922–1981), 17¼
stoneware vase, 7½ inches modern woodturning, signed inches in height and artist-
tall. Both had the artist’s on the base and 6 ½ inches in signed on the base, realized
monogram. diameter, finished at $2,640. $2,280; while a stoneware vase
Also, a watercolor on paper with black and white geomet-
“Our March auction was painting by Fred D. Jones ric decoration signed with a
selected from three estate col- (American, 1914–2004), stamp by John Ward (British,
lections, each representing a depicting a woman with doves b 1938), went for $1,680.
The auction featured turned wood examples, including a lifetime of passion for art and by a fountain, artist-signed
bowl made from Georgia hackberry by Ed Moulthrop design,” said Dan Ripley of and 23 by 19¼ inches (framed) Prices are given with buyer’s
(American, 1916–2003), the father of modern woodturning, Ripley Auctions. “Collectors hit $2,760. premium, as reported by the
which realized $2,640. worldwide seized on the oppor- A pair of framed paintings auction house. For additional
tunity to acquire rarities sel- information, 317- 251-5635 or
dom seen at auction, and they

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 9

Pennsylvania Design On Offer Early June At Freeman’s

George and Mira Nakashima, Holtz dining table and set of Jean Dunand (French, 1877–1942), “Pois- Rudolf Staffel (American, 1911–2002), hand-
eight Conoid chairs, New Hope, Penn., Claro walnut, Ameri- sons” vase, France, circa 1925, lacquered built porcelain “Light Gatherer” vessel,
can black walnut, laurel, hickory. From the collection of Dr. metal, copper liner ($30/50,000). 1985, from the collection of Perry & June
Steven J. Weber and Pati Doyle-Weber ($60/80,000). Ottenberg ($3/5,000).

PHILADELPHIA — On June and later in Center City, they Hofmann in New York, and ($2/3,000) and a large carved A teak and leather settee,
4, Freeman’s will host Design, turned to George Nakashima. his interest in abstraction is walnut full-size bed ($2/3,000). model NV-48, by Danish
featuring the collection of Opening the sale are ten evidenced in the “push and designer Finn Juhl (1912–
Perry and June Ottenberg. works by Nakashima. A set of pull” manipulation of the clay. The sale also highlights 1989) is among the other nota-
The 108-lot sale showcases a six Conoid dining chairs Staffel is perhaps best known Nakashima from the collec- ble highlights ($10/15,000).
selection of American studio ($20/30,000) made of Ameri- for his “Light Gatherers” tion of Dr Steven J. Weber and The sale also features two
modern design, including can black walnut and hickory series — luminescent, Pati Doyle-Weber, specifically works by Paul Evans (Ameri-
works by George and Mira and a special order bar cabi- unglazed porcelain vessels a Holtz dining table and set of can, 1931–1987): a “Sculp-
Nakashima alongside Whar- net of American black walnut that hold and transmit light eight Conoid chairs by George tured Metal” dining table of
ton Esherick, Phillip Lloyd and English oak burl that he began in the mid- and Mira Nakashima bPraogniznea-tpeadtibnyatLeidsaresin, steel
Powell and Paul Evans. Also ($20/30,000) are both signed 1950s. ($60/80,000). The table has a aPn:\dA&glAasAsd(s$\140-2/175-,1080\0), and a
of note are offerings of furni- with the client’s name and a Highlights from the sale single board Claro walnut top (SnER$akmh1ty5ienpl/dioe2n5brei,eu0acmc0kon0fd1)Af.enxeti2wqtaueinbelddleedd. of pati-
ture and woodwork by the studio notation. A double slid- include a collection of 11 por- with eight butterflies in steel
self-taught artisan James ing door cabinet ($15/25,000) celain “Light Gatherer” stud- American black walnut and
Camp and jewelry by Olaf of American black walnut and ies ($4/6,000) and a hand-built laurel and the exposed cross eAmapiul bplriocoefxtho:ibition will pre-
Skoogfors. The sale will also pandanus cloth was executed porcelain “Light Gatherer” section of a lead bullet [email protected], baoothl.ctoombe held
present a collection of porce- in 1958 and bears the client’s vessel ($3/5,000), among more revealed during the sawing of at Freeman’s Philadelphia
lain vessels by Rudolf Staffel name. than a dozen others. The the lumber. The Claro walnut headquarters at 1808 Chest-
from the collection of Perry Ottenberg Collection also fea- slab was selected by the client nut Street, Philadelphia.
and June Ottenberg. Among the most prolific col- tures jewelry from Swedish- with George Nakashima, who For additional information,
lectors of porcelain by cerami- born American designer Olaf made special mention of the or
Over the course of their cist Rudolf Staffel (1911– Skoogfors (1930–1975), bullet that had been shot into 215-563-9275.
65-year marriage, Dr Bernard 2002), the Ottenbergs lent or including a vermeil and cul- the tree during its life and
Perry Ottenberg and his wife, donated works to dozens of tured pearl necklace revealed in the cutting. Pro-
June Fuller (Chamberlain) museums and exhibitions, ($2/3,000). Rounding out the duction of this table took
Ottenberg, built a collection of including shows at the Phila- Ottenberg Collection are two three years.
Pennsylvania art and design delphia Museum of Art. Staffel chairs by Walker Weed, the
focused on the artists and was drawn to glass and clay first a walnut and leather The sale is rounded out with
craftsmen of their native Phil- early in his artistic education. chair ($3/5,000), the other a other Nakashima offerings,
adelphia and its environs. He traveled from his native walnut rocking chair including chairs, dining
Both university professors in Texas to Chicago to Mexico, ($1/1,500); and four works by tables, daybeds and a lamp. A
Philadelphia, the Ottenbergs where the romance of clay James Camp — the self- Conoid bench, made of Ameri-
were ardent supporters of the changed his course, and final- taught, African American art- can black walnut and hickory
city’s most important art ly to New Orleans. There, he ist who began working in and executed in 1970
institutions, including the taught pottery at the Arts and wood to fill what he called “a ($30/50,000) by George, as
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Crafts Club from 1936 to need for self-expression” — well as a Sanso table of Eng-
Woodmere Art Museum, Penn- 1939. A major turning point including a sculpted table lish walnut burl, American
sylvania Academy of the Fine was his 1940 invitation to lamp of walnut and glass black walnut and rosewood
Arts, Moore College of Art and teach at the Tyler School of ($20/30,000) by Mira, are fine
Tyler School of Art. Art at Elkins Park in subur- examples among these lots.
ban Philadelphia. During that
To furnish their family home period, he studied with Hans
on the Philadelphia Main Line

Free Forum On Thomas Chippendale
Celebrates Furnituremaker’s 300th
COLCHESTER, CONN. — examples of the Chippendale The forum is part of the firm’s
Nathan Liverant and Son will style in the Liverant shop, the ongoing educational series and
present a free forum on Thomas Forum will address the history is free and open to the public.
Chippendale in celebration of of Chippendale and why it Forums are appropriate for the
his 300th birthday on Saturday, endures as a much-loved form interested beginner, intermedi-
June 2, from 2 to 4 pm. Using for antique furniture. ate and expert collector. No res-
ervations are required, and
light refreshments will be

Nathan Liverant and Son is at
168 South Main Street. For
information, 860-537-2409.

Pair of Chippendale cherry side chairs with shell carved
crests and ball and claw feet. Attributed to the workshop of
Eliphalet Chapin of East Windsor, Conn., 1765–1790.

10 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Iroquois Plans Massive Historical Onsite Auction
At 200-Year-Old Family Farm June 1, 2 & 3

Early naval Nineteenth Century eagle motif
Keystone Airmail ride-on metal airplane toy. sword.

SCHUYLER, N.Y. — In a Erie Canal and the New York
once-in-a-lifetime onsite auc- Central Railroad. The history
tion, June 1–3, Iroquois Auc- of this English family, descend-
tions’ Gerald Petro, auctioneer ed from John and Priscilla
and appraiser, will offer a Alden of the Mayflower,
massive historical country includes family member Basil
estate of items that have Rathbone, who was the star of
passed down through a family the Sherlock Holmes movies in
for generations. The onsite London. Rathbun, Rathbone
Paginated by don auction, at 3263 State Route 5 and Rathburn are all descen-
dants of the same family with
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email proof to: [email protected], family fought in all the wars from the
matriarch and the founder of American Revolution through
and cc jill the Schuyler, N.Y., historical World War II. Captain John
Peck Rathbun fought under
society, preserved, protected John Paul Jones as his first
and would never sell to any- lieutenant in the Revolution.
one, although many tried over There are military items from Early family sea chest dated 1834 with captain’s handwrit-
the years. family members from the Civil ten log.
Paddle-tail bluebird 4-gallon For more than 200 years, the War, World War I and World
crock by N.A. White and Son, Rathbun and Gillette families War I, such as uniforms, an estate coin collection with Acme Road equipment. There
Utica, N.Y. (One of more than lovingly protected and pre- swords and an 1832 drum with 17 graded US gold coins, most is a collection of quilts, more
40 other decorated and mis- served their family antique two lion heads and two drum- from the 1800s, 22 silver dol- than 30 all together; antique
cellaneous pieces of stone- treasures on a Nineteenth sticks; there is even a family lars, and many other collec- clothing; vintage costume jew-
ware.) Century farm that borders the sea chest dated 1834 with the tions, foreign coins and miscel- elry; sterling jewelry; and a
captain’s handwritten log. laneous coins and tokens. A pipe collection.
huge collection of antique and
On Friday, June 1, highlights modern toys, with a Nine- Sunday will include some of
will include antique and mod- teenth Century collection of the best items, according to
ern tools, hardware, axes, Charley McCarthy, Jasbo Jim Petro, such as an 1842 Ames
wood planes, post hole drill, and other tin windups, Key- US artillery sword and US
saws, vices, trunks, bells, can- stone Airmail ride on airplane naval Civil War eagle and bone
dlesticks, door knobs, canning toy, magic lanterns, two AM sword; two large Nazi Germa-
jars, lighting, electric lamps, bisque cased 1890s dolls, 40 ny flags, captured by family
barn lamps, feed bags, ten- other antique dolls, children’s members; and World War I and
plus crocks and jugs, wood furniture and rockers, fancy World War II uniforms. There
boxes, furniture of all descrip- Victorian wicker strollers, a is a collection of more than 50
tions and contents of base- number 1725 boy’s toolbox antique wood duck decoys;
ment and attic. One crock with tools, Ingersoll Mickey guns from throughout the cen-
should attract a great deal of Mouse watch, as well as farm turies; clocks; violins, includ-
interest, a Tyler and Dilon tractors and other vehicles. ing one dated 1595 plus six
Albany incised 1 gallon basket others; and a 1967 750 Norton
of flowers folk art jug, circa Other offerings include post- motorcycle, among others.
1829–34. cards, political buttons, includ-
ing Teddy Roosevelt, and a For information, 315-668-
Saturday’s offerings will be rare Frankfort 1900s sales- 2346 ID
man sample photo book of #3542 or [email protected]

Holly Wilson’s Narrative Works:
‘On Turtle’s Back’ At IAIA Museum
SANTA FE — The IAIA sal, powerful and at times, vol- this context.
Museum of Contemporary atile. She brings to life things The audience connects with
Native Arts (MoCNA) is host- sometimes kept secret, hidden,
ing an exhibition of new narra- and not permitted to be said in the emotion captured in her
tive works by Holly Wilson “We Need a Hero,” Holly Wil- work, a moment that resonates
(Delaware Tribe of Western son (Delaware Tribe of West- with their life and their story,
Oklahoma/Cherokee). “Holly ern Oklahoma/Cherokee), allowing them to transcend
Wilson: On Turtle’s Back” will 2015, bronze and patina, differences of gender, race,
be on view through January 27 10½ by 144 by 8½ inches. class, ethnicity or sexual ori-
in the South Gallery. entation and connect through
their shared humanity.
Wilson has created works in
a variety of media, including Wilson received her Bachelor
bronze, wood and encaustic. of Fine Arts from the Kansas
Her figures serve as her story- City Art Institute in 1992 in
tellers to the world. They often ceramics and a Master of Arts
resemble stick figures, ani- in ceramics in 1994 and her
mals with human characteris- Master of Fine Arts in sculp-
tics, or figures wearing masks. ture in 2001, both from Ste-
The stories are both a repre- phen F. Austin State Universi-
sentation of family history as ty. Her works are in corporate,
well as personal experiences. public and museum collections
throughout the United States
Wilson is a contemporary as well as national and inter-
multimedia artist. She uses national private collections.
the figure as a vehicle to lure
the viewer into her stories. The IAIA Museum of Con-
Her work weaves together the temporary Native Arts is at
threads of various narratives 108 Cathedral Place. For more
to create a tapestry that tells information, 505-983-1666 or
stories that are sacred and
precious, personal and univer- contemporary-native-arts.

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 11

Prominent Estates And Collections

Nye & Co. Offers Estate Treasures June 6–7

Neoclassical style silver centerpiece, French, 19th century, “Madonna and Child with
stamped Froment Meurice, $10/15,000. the Infant Saint John the
Baptist” by Francesco de
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. — A two- tive arts from a Greenwich, Mura (Italian, 1696–1782), “The Fourth of July, Essex, Connecticut” by Wilson Irvine
day Estate Treasures Auction, Conn., collection. $4/6,000 (Am., 1869–1936), oil on canvas, signed, $10/20,000.
featuring lots from prominent the business comes from trusts
estates and collections, will be John Nye had a long career at and estates in the tri-state only auction. Phone and absen- information, 973-984-6900,
conducted by Nye & Company Sotheby’s before he and his area. tee bids accepted. w w w. n y e a n d c o m p a n y. c o m ,
Auctioneers June 6–7, online wife, Kathleen, acquired Daw- or
and in the firm’s gallery. The son’s in 2003 and started Daw- Start times both days will be Nye and Company is at 20
auction catalog will appear son & Nye. With the move to 10 am. The June 6 session will Beach Street. For additional
online May 23, at www.nyeand- Bloomfield seven years later, be a live auction. The June 7, as well as the they renamed the business to session will be a timed online-
online bidding platforms www. Nye & Company. The firm is and www. nationwide, but the vast bulk of

“It’s gratifying to have such a
diverse group of property in the
June auction, some of which
has never been offered for sale,
descended in the Winan and
McNeill families, of which the
artist, James A. McNeill Whis-
tler, hails from,” said John Nye
of Nye & Company Auctioneers.
“The collection has never left
its Newport, R.I., family, which
built the city’s second largest
house on the water, known as
Shamrock Cliff.”

The family was involved in
the building of the Trans-Sibe-
rian Railway, which explains
the large number of Nineteenth
Century lacquer boxes in the
auction, as well as the circa
1875 Russian silver sterling
dinner service by the Imperial
master silversmith Gustav
Alexander Sohlman. Also from
the family is other Russian sil-
ver, plus bronzes, rugs and
etchings by James A. McNeill

A superb collection out of
Locust Valley, N.Y., features
traditional English furniture, a
Baccarat chandelier and lots of
Baccarat “Empire” and St Louis
“Thistle” pattern glass, as well
as other pedigreed glass. Anoth-
er seller also has two other Bac-
carat chandeliers. Jewelry in
the sale will comprise approxi-
mately 100 lots and will include
a vintage Rolex Oyster Preci-
sion wristwatch.

Silver will also be offered in
abundance. Featured lots will
include an English silver
tureen, crested with a coat-of-
arms from the Dukes of Bed-
ford; a French Nineteenth Cen-
tury silver over bronze
jardinière centerpiece; and an
important French Nineteenth
Century sterling silver oval
centerpiece bowl, with rim
stamped “Froment Meurice.”

From a New York City collec-
tor are several original art-
works by Wilson Irvine (Ameri-
can, 1869–1936), including an
impressionistic view of an all-
American farmhouse, titled
“The Fourth of July, Essex,
Conn.” An abstract oil on can-
vas in greens and orange, by
Gang Zhao (Chinese, b. 1961),
will be offered from a New Jer-
sey family.

The sale also features a group
of Eighteenth and Nineteenth
Century European paintings
from a New York City estate
and early Nineteenth Century
Georgian furniture and decora-

12 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Multiple Estates & Collections Make Time & Again’s
May 29 & 31 Auction ‘The Biggest Since Jan. 1’

Silver horse trophy award- From an upper New York State collector, a bronze horse A menu by Gaugin, artwork by Picasso, from the Rosalita
ed to the Junior League grouping by PJ Mene. Salta collection.
Amateur Drivers Club
Weequahic Park commemo- Enrico Caruso, a menu by Gau- carved American oak curio, An Aubusson upholstered canape.
rating their 250th anniver- gin, artwork by Picasso, a large bronze chandeliers and sconces
sary. collection of Italian silver with round out the estate. comes Stephen Webster jewelry City estate, including Amberina,
total weight of over 500 ozt, fine including a 1.30-carat diamond Dorflinger, Mt Washington,
LINDEN, N.J. — Time & Again porcelain, paintings and sculp- Zimmerman said, “We apolo- ring. A pair of bronze and crystal Peach Blow and others.
Galleries will host its next auc- ture and an automaton of sing- gize beforehand for the dust and palace-size chandeliers, original-
tion on May 29 and May 31 ing lovebirds in a cage. dirt on many of these pieces. We ly hanging in a Dallas, Texas, Lionel trains, Buddy L trucks,
(note, no auction on May 30) fea- probably won’t get a chance to hotel, and a host of other collec- toy lead soldiers and other
turing several collections and There is also more than 100 clean it up properly.” tions and estate items — Meis- antique toys round out the eclec-
estates from the tri-state area. years’ worth of collectibles from sen, KPM portrait plaques, tic offerings.
Jeffrey Zimmerman, president a Plainfield, N.J., estate. Some From a N.J. collection comes a Sevres, Judaica, a multitude of
of Time & Again Galleries, highlights include antique Per- fine selection of vintage jewelry, bronze and alabaster statuary, Previews are Saturday and
believes this will be the compa- sian carpets: Caucasian, Chi- including a bracelet with more clocks and French clock sets, Sunday, May 26 and 27, noon to
ny’s biggest auction since its nese, Kashan and Kermin; than 4 carats of diamonds, a 22K LeCoultre Atmos clocks, 4 pm. The auction galleries are
New Year’s Day Extravaganza. American antique furniture Zolotas matching Greek ram Trumeau mirrors, marble top closed Memorial Day, May 28,
Zimmerman said, “the quantity includes a Jacobean oak blanket bracelet and ring, Cartier brace- commodes, a pair of lustres, a reopening on May 29 at 9 am.
and quality of the property com- chest circa 1780, a Napoleon III let and more — over $20,000 in Lladro collection, Louis Vuitton The Discovery sale begins at 10
ing in for this sale is astounding. cabinet with bronze ormolu, an jewelry has been consigned from and Gucci luggage — will be am and the main auction fol-
We plan on it being a long day. antique cherry Chippendale just this one consignor. offered. lows.
We haven’t had so much fresh chest-on-chest from the mid-
merchandise to the market in Atlantic states, an Aubusson From an upstate New York col- There will also be a fine collec- Time & Again is at 1416 East
quite a while, and there will upholstered canape, New York lector there comes a diamond tion of American Victorian deco- Linden Avenue. For further
most definitely be something for American empire marble top ring with a yellow diamond cen- rated art glass from a New York information, 908-862-0200 or
everyone this sale. Over 90 per- console circa 1815, a W. & A.K. ter stone, unusual designer cuff- www.timeandagaingalleries.
cent of the sale will go on the Johnston terrestrial globe on links and tie tacks, gold men’s com.
block without reserve.” stand, a Scottish tall case clock wrist watch and various gold
signed A. Buchan and an H.B. bracelets. From the same con-
The Rosalita Salta collection Horton Ithaca calendar clock. signor, a bronze horse grouping
comes from the former wife of by PJ Mene, a bronze Art Nou-
Romeo Salta of the famous Other highlights include an veau sculpture, a William Mellor
namesake Italian restaurant on American Brilliant cut glass col- oil painting and sterling flat-
56th Street in New York City. lection, Handel lamp, reverse ware will cross the block.
The restaurant was located painted lamp, silver horse tro-
there for more than 40 years phy awarded to the Junior A Chinese collector from Penn-
and had many famous models League Amateur Drivers Club sylvania has consigned an Eigh-
and actors from the theatre dis- Weequahic Park commemorat- teenth Century alter table,
trict. Time & Again will be sell- ing their 250th anniversary — Eighteenth and Nineteenth
ing an autographed photo of the trophy weighs 39 ozt. Nine- Century porcelain, bronzes, jade,
teenth Century artwork, a carved soapstone and teakwood

From a northern N.Y. estate

‘Jean Shin: Collections’ At Philadelphia Museum Of Art
PHILADELPHIA. — “Jean of crowd-sourced materials, as
Shin: Collections,” an exhibi- well as a single channel video,
tion dedicated to a Korean the exhibition is curated by
American artist acclaimed for museum curator Hyunsoo
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email proof to: [email protected] Featuring six Shin’s works are constituted
and cc Kate Sasonoff large-scale installations made from gathered and donated
clothing and apparel, such as
shoes, sweaters and uniforms, Installation view of the exhibition “Jean Shin: Collections.”
which she uses to create a Image courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018.
materials-based meditation on
identity, society and communi- —Joseph Hu photo
ty and to address questions of
exclusion and inclusion, the ment in our everyday lives. Art is at 2600 Benjamin
familiar and the unfamiliar. “Jean Shin’s installations Franklin Parkway. For more
information, 215-763-8100 or
For “Armed,” 2005, Shin’s represent a complex inter-
contact with the military gar- weaving of concerns related to
ments’ donors enabled her to identity, body, community and NEW YORK CITY — The
reflect on the relationship networks of human relation- Whitney Museum of American
between personal histories ships through the use of recon- Art announces “Flash: Photo-
and collective memories. As structed and transformed graphs by Harold Edgerton
uniforms impose a communal banal objects,” said curator from the Whitney’s Collection,”
identity on the individuals Hyunsoo Woo. “Her radically a selection of about 40 photo-
who wear them, the stories altered objects, sometimes graphs shot from the 1930s
shared with Shin by their unrecognizable, call the view- through the 1960s, is on view at
donors were private and per- er’s attention to their material the Whitney Museum of Art at
sonal at the same time. Her essence as well as to the beau- 99 Gansevoort Street. For infor-
practice of laborious and time- ty found in recontextualizing mation, or
consuming transformation of familiar things.” 212-570-3600.
the materials she gathered
resulted in a monumental The Philadelphia Museum of
mural of disembodied army
uniforms. In “Worn Soles,”
2001, Shin displays soles
taken from hundreds of pairs
of collected shoes face-up and
arranges them into groups
moving in one direction or dis-
persing to resemble the move-

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 13

Greater York Show Springs Back To Memorial Hall East
YORK, PENN. — In the first will showcase classic furniture, Drug & Book Store, which itself was highlighted by a one-door American ceramics. A standout
spring antiques show since he folk art, lighting, clocks, baskets, began business in 1869. Smitty Pennsylvania jelly cupboard, on Penna’s side of the space was
made the move back to Memorial jewelry and fine art. also brought a sign from a cov- circa 1850, all original, and a an assembled group of the Four
Hall East from Utz Arena at the ered bridge, dated 1830, and a playful and rare carved tail dap- Elements — earth, air, fire and
York Fairgrounds, Bob Bockius of The trademark Kelly green collection of butter prints and pled rocking horse from the 1870s water — by the early Stafford-
Mitchell Displays, Inc, assembled walls in Kelly Kinzle’s booth candle molds. A three-board top was a centerpiece. A small gem shire artisans, the Wood family,
26 dealers on May 4 and 5 for the greeted visitors just to the left table from the Eighteenth Cen- was a rare Navajo miniature rug, circa 1810–20. Penna said she
spring edition of the Greater York beyond the show’s entrance. The tury in original red paint, found circa 1900–10, handspun with had initially found a pair, and
Antiques Show. New Oxford, Penn., dealer has in Pennsylvania, but believed to Native and animal colors. In the then teamed them up with two
acknowledged that things stand be New England was front and corner stood a folk art music singles to complete the grouping.
As was the case last year, the out well against that color, both center in the Deposit, N.Y., deal- stand and on the wall hung a tin- She also had figures of Faith,
impending start of Brimfield the furniture and paintings, and such er’s booth. sel painting of an urn with flow- Hope and Charity, along with the
following week cut into the num- was the case here with a striking ers, circa 1900. Four Seasons by mid-Nineteenth
ber of participating exhibitors, Philadelphia lowboy and a pasto- Navajo blankets and other Century potter Thomas Parr.
but still there was no shortage of ral scene of sheep gathered on a Native American textiles color- They were boothmates. Elinor “There was so much interest in
Pennsylvania staples, including hillside. fully complement baskets, pot- Penna of Old Westbury, N.Y., was my Americana figures and the
folk art, ceramics, textiles and tery, signs and architectural ele- sharing space with 30-year vet- Uncle Tom collection,” said the
country and formal furniture. Richard “Smitty” Axtell is the ments in the booth of Steve eran Bill Shaeffer from Glendon, dealer after the show.
Indeed, Bockius is so sanguine oldest of three boys in his family. Smoot Antiques & Navajo Tex- Md., and their displays were com-
about Pennsylvania material, he He related vivid memories of tiles, Lancaster, Penn. The booth plementary, both featuring early Shaeffer’s case was filled with
took the opportunity to announce childhood involving a Hires Root
a new show that he will conduct Beer dispenser on offer in his
at the Lebanon Valley Fair booth. The 1873 keg with tap
Grounds on August 31 and Sep- would dispense the product of a
tember 1 — not surprisingly combination of syrup, sugar and
called the Pennsylvania Antique carbonation effected by the addi-
Marketplace. The 60-dealer show tion of marble chips. The dispens-
er was a feature in the Smiths

A New England village scene at Stonecrop
Antiques, Mount Crawford, Va.

Robert Conrad Antiques, Yeagertown, Penn. Review and Photos by Larry Thompson, Atlanta, Ga., said the wal-
Antiques and The Arts Weekly nut and figured maple work table next to
W. A. Demers, Senior Editor him was “a great folk art piece.”

Carol and Gene Rappaport, Strasburg, Penn. Higganum House, Higganum, Conn. A selection of Bakelite jewelry at Beaver
Creek Antiques & Arms, Dillsburg, Penn.

Hilary & Paulette Nolan, Falmouth, Md. Fleshman’s Antiques, New Market, Md.

Tex Johnson & Son Antiques, Adamstown, Penn. Joseph J. Lodge, Lederach, Penn.

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In Jef Steingrebe’s carnivalesque booth, There was no way to miss the show real estate commanded
there were many of the New London, N.H., by Greg K. Kramer & Co., Robesonia, Penn. It filled the back
artist’s playful takes on musicians, celebri- area of Memorial Hall. Here, Eric Kramer shows one of a
ties and denizens of the animal kingdom. pair of folk art roosters the firm was showing, a circa 1930,
This piece was an homage to the 1960s-era example by Berks County carver Frank P. Texter.
Peter, Paul and Mary.

Cabin on the Hill, Georgetown, Texas

Newsom & Berdan, Thomasville, Penn.

Kelly Kinzle Fine Antiques, New Oxford, Wedgwood creamware and delft summed up Atkinson afterwards.
Penn. plates, including a quintile or fin- “The antique and estate jewelry
ger vase, so-called because of its sales were brisk both days of the
The Johan Weber box on offer at David L. David L. Good Antiques, Camden, Ohio. fan-shaped array of five individu- show. There was a great deal of
Good Antiques, Camden, Ohio, had been al stem holders, cuspidors and interest in the antique long guns
recently sold at an April Pook & Pook auc- Greater York Show animal forms, such as a cow on display in our booth, especially
tion of the Ruth Bryson collection. creamer. the Lancaster County percussion
rifle because of the county’s prox-
Exclusively male shoppers were imity to the show.”
buying Susan Atkinson’s art, not
surprising since Mother’s Day Business seemed brisk, too, for
loomed and these objects were Clear Spring, Md., dealer Lisa S.
appropriate gifts. The dealer, co- McAllister, who, just an hour into
owner of Beaver Creek Antiques the show’s opening had written
and Arms, Dillsburg, Penn., up slips for a Christmas orna-
mounts large and visually strik- ment, a dachshund pull-toy,
ing seashells on metal stands, ceramics and a 6-inch-diameter
and for her display had created a treen bowl. On the wall of her
phalanx of these that ran along booth she displayed an interest-
shelves on either side of her ing “poker” work depicting an
booth. She and her husband African American, signed M.E.
Steve Clark founded the firm, Boyer,” dated 1904 on the back
which she playfully nicknamed and accompanied by a short poem
“Bling & Bang,” in 1986, first spe- titled “Injured Innocence.”
cializing in country antiques and
then branching out into antique The work was based on a sketch
and estate jewelry. In 1989, they that appeared in the February 9,
added a firearms license to con- 1878, edition of Harper’s Weekly,
trol a growing inventory of his- whose caption at the bottom read:
torical firearms and militaria. “I hain’t seen nuffin of yer Chick-
She credits the interest in fire- ens! Do you took me for a Thief?
arms to Clark’s father, who was Do you see any Chickens ‘bout
in World War II and kept a locked me? Go ‘way dar, white man!
blanket chest filled with guns, Treat a boy ‘spectable, if he am
something that fascinated the black!” At the top of the young
9-year-old. Atkinson herself said man’s hat, three chickens can be
she can field strip a Luger and seen peering out. McAllister
reassemble it in minutes. The believed the portrait was from
arms on display at this show the mid-Atlantic region. Also on
were all percussion rifles, dated offer here was a set of French
1897 and older. solid wood chairs with original
leather seats, circa 1930s, and a
“The venue is superb: easy move great game board featuring the
in and move out for the dealers, word “HOME” in three-dimen-
beautiful room settings of exqui- sional yellow lettering against a
site antiques and an opportunity green background. “There was a
to catch up with present custom- lot of quality, and people bought,”
ers and to make new friends,” she said.

Oscar P. Fitzgerald, adjunct professorial The 1873 Hires Root Beer dispenser was Bill Shaeffer Antiques, Glyndon, Md.
lecturer at the Corcoran School of the Arts very familiar to Richard “Smitty” Axtell,
and Design, was signing his book American Deposit, N.Y., because it once was a feature
Furniture: 1650 to the Present. in his family’s drug and book store.

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 15

Believed to be from the mid- Staffordshire collectors are thankful for the experienced Keith & Diane Fryling, Green Lane. Penn.
Atlantic region, this “poker” eye of Elinor Penna, Old Westbury, N.Y., who, familiar with
work depicting an African the hallmarks of Wood family production, assembled this
American and accompanied set of the Four Elements — earth, air, fire and water — circa
by a poem titled “Injured 1810–20.
Innocence” was on offer by
Lisa S. McAllister, Clear
Spring, Md.

“The York Show was good for There was no mistaking the star of Wesley T. Sessa’s display. Steve Smoot Antiques & Navajo Textiles, Lancaster, Penn.
us,” said Betty Berdan, who with The Pottstown, Penn., dealer centered this pristine and Wilhide’s Antiques, Shippensburg, Penn.
husband Michael Newsom, oper- well-defined English mahogany Chippendale sofa, 87 inch- William R. & Teresa F. Kurau, Lampeter, Penn.
ates as Newsom & Berdan, es wide, amid a booth full of period furniture of mostly Carroll Swamm, South York, Penn., right, and Bob Backius
Thomasville, Penn. “We sold fur- Pennsylvania and New England origin, appropriate for dec- of Mitchell Displays, Inc, discuss the features of a circa 1928
niture, folk art and hooked rugs orating middle class homes of the Eighteenth Century. Gibson banjo mandolin that Swamm had just acquired from
along with some smalls. We had Carol and Gene Rappaport.
out-of-state customers from Vir- ry Native American wooden bowl from nearby South York, Penn.,
ginia, West Virginia, North Caro- from the Eastern Great Lakes was seen walking toward the exit
lina and Washington DC.” Ber- and a figural piece of a “one-eyed with a small instrument case, so
dan added that although the jack” from Middle, Tenn,, circa naturally we had to ask him to
show was smaller this time, “it 1880, which featured the phrase show us what was inside — a
was pretty and people seemed to “Try Me” incised under the nose Gibson late 1920s-era banjo man-
enjoy being there.” and eye. Displayed by itself like dolin that he was adding to his
the jewel that it is was the Johan collection of acoustic stringed
Bill Kurau of William R. and Weber box from the Ruth Bryson instruments. He acquired it from
Teresa F. Kurau, Lampeter, collection that sold for $48,800 at Carol and Gene Rappaport,
Penn., reported interest in a Pook & Pook’s April 14 auction. Strasburg, Penn., dealers set up
group of Currier & Ives litho- On a yellow ground, the box is at the show. The instrument
graphs that they brought, and dated 1850 and measures 4-7/8 unsheathed, musician “radar”
they sold a nice large folio Curri- by 7-3/8 inches. ensued and soon Bob Bockius,
er. “Also sold was a patriotic Liv- himself a sometimes musician,
erpool pitcher, circa 1804, with a As per usual, a large Pennsylva- came walking over to swap infor-
Jeffersonian quote and examples nia quilt took up most of the back mation on favorite online sites to
of historical Staffordshire.” wall at Tex Johnson & Son learn technique. Swamm, inci-
Antiques, Adamstown, Penn. dentally, is not just a bluegrass
A pair of early painted family This time around the dealer was music fan; he and his wife Linda
portraits of a boy and girl, circa showing a Lancaster County run the Gatchellville Store in
1830s–40s, that had been found Princess Feather example with a New Park, Penn., filled with
in Massachusetts caught the eye bright chrome yellow back- antiques, vintage musical instru-
in the booth of J.K. Nevin ground, an excellent piece of ments and tools.
Antiques, Pottstown, Penn. “Why quilting. Complementing the
do you believe the sitters are sib- quilt’s primary color, a yellow fir- Oscar P. Fitzgerald, adjunct pro-
lings?” dealer Liz McElroy was kin with original mince meat fessorial lecturer at the Corcoran
asked. “Well, you can see that the labels out of Philadelphia was on School of the Arts and Design,
brother is pointing toward his offer. was on hand opening day to sign
more studious sister,” she replied. copies of his book on antique fur-
“We always enjoy doing the Robert Conrad Antiques of Yea- niture, American Furniture: 1650
Greater York show,” added the gertown, Penn., centered an 8-by- to the Present, and the refresh-
dealer. “It is very well run by Bob 3-foot work table in his booth fea- ments were an added bonus. Bob
Bockius, and it’s a great, friendly turing a scrubbed top, original Bockius and his team worked
group of dealers. Friday morning casters and a single drawer at hard to accommodate both dealer
saw the busiest sales for us, the one end. The table’s bona fides and visitor requests, and donated
dedicated collectors coming when were confirmed by Wayne Shultz, a portion of the proceeds from the
the show opens on day one. Sat- a Williamsburg, Penn., American gate to charities in the greater
urday was a bit slower.” antiques collector and some- York area.
times-auctioneer, who happened
Besides the charming pair of to be shopping the show. A rare The next Greater York Antiques
early Nineteenth Century chil- sideboard cupboard, circa 1800, Show, under the management of
dren’s portraits, which she sold, on offer featured dovetailed case Bockius, will mark a milestone
McElroy’s favorite items in the and gallery and glowed with a on November 16 and 17 at the
booth were an Eighteenth Cen- undisturbed red painted surface, York Fairgrounds when it cele-
tury spoon rack from New Eng- and a miniature blanket chest in brates its 50th anniversary. For
land, which also sold, and an original chrome yellow had stip- information, www.greateryork-
Eighteenth Century Pennsylva- pled decoration. or 856-686-
nia William and Mary tavern 9000.
table in original salmon paint. Bluegrasser Carroll Swamm
“One of my most spectacular
items destined for the show sold Early Nineteenth Century siblings? Liz McElroy of J.K.
before it opened — an exquisite Nevin Antiques, Downingtown, Penn., who found the por-
1840s papier mache doll,” said traits in Massachusetts, seems to think so.

A walnut and figured maple
work table, a great folk art piece,
according to its owner, Larry
Thompson, was a centerpiece in
the Atlanta, Ga., dealer’s display.
The rare piece with a pinwheel
inlay in the center and hearts in
the corners had originated in
Catawba County, N.C. Also nota-
ble was a Pennsylvania chest and
a Hudson River School painting
of two young men fishing. The
chest was yellow pine, dating to
1760, with lively sponge decora-
tion and a pair of drawers at the

There were plenty of good
things to see from the collection
of Camden, Ohio, dealer David L.
Good, including a Delaware Val-
ley armchair with rush seat, circa
1785, a small Eighteenth Centu-

16 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018 COMPILED BY
Notable Prices Recently Achieved At Various Auction Houses
Across The Block
All prices
include buyer’s premium.

Monumental Rose Medallion Bowl Brings Personalized Portrait By Matisse Nan Goldin’s 1982 Print Sells At $12,300
Big Price At Kodner Leads Swann Print Auction At Skinner’s

DANIA BEACH, FLA. — A sharp-eyed longtime NEW YORK CITY — With highlights span- BOSTON — On May 11, Skinner Auctioneers
collector and dealer who specializes in Rose Medal- ning six centuries, Swann Galleries’ auction of conducted various sales with art as their focus. At
lion saw an ad in Antiques and The Arts Weekly for Old Master through Modern prints on May 8 10 am, fine prints and multiples and photographs
Kodner’s fine art, antiques and estate jewelry sale offered works by the greatest innovators in the launched with a photograph by contemporary
on May 16, featuring a monumental Nineteenth field. The sale totaled more than $2 million. photographer Nan Goldin (American, b 1953),
Century bowl. “He called the gallery and regis- Leading the auction was a gift from Henri “Greer and Robert on the Bed,” New York, 1982,
tered to phone bid after seeing our ad in The Bee,” Matisse to one of his favorite models, Nadia Sed- selling for $12,300. The 14-1/8-by-19½-inch chro-
said the firm’s Kevin Patrick Taylor. The gentle- naoui. The evocative aquatint “Grand Masque,” mogenic print was the focus of many collectors’
man purchased the bowl for $6,958. For informa- 1948, a stylized portrait of the young woman, is attention. It was identified on a label on the back
tion, or 954-925-2550. signed and inscribed to her by the artist. It sold as from the “C. Engelhard Collection.” For infor-
for $87,500, a record for the work. Another auc- mation, or 617-350-5400.
Space Flown Apollo 11 Flag & Certificate tion record was set for the artist’s 1938 linoleum
Step Up To $185,000 At Heritage cut “Diane,” at $20,000. For information, 212- Baird Clock At Morphy’s
254-4710 or Advertising Collection Strikes $9,225
DALLAS — An Apollo 11 flown, large-size
American flag on a crew-signed presentation America Indian Pottery Vessel Brings DENVER, PENN. — For
certificate sold at $185,500 against a $50,000 $8,750 At Garth’s those looking to decorate
estimate at Heritage Auctions’ space explora- their houses with nos-
tion sale on May 11. The approximately 8-by- DELAWARE, OHIO — Garth’s American talgia, Morphy Auc-
12-inch silk US flag is mounted to a 9½-by-11½- antiques and jewelry auction on May 12 was led tions answered the
inch (sight size) color certificate printed with by an American Indian pottery vessel (shown) call with an adver-
the words: “This Flag Traveled to the Moon with that sold for $8,750 against a $1/2,000 estimate. tising collection on
Apollo 11, the First Manned Lunar Landing, The early Twentieth Century Acoma bowl fea- May 15, with retro
July 20, 1969/ APOLLO 11/ July 16–24, 1969/ tured polychrome slip decoration in geometric items that included
Armstrong – Collins – Aldrin.” Due to its size, panels and measured 10½ inches high with a classic Coca-Cola sig-
the flag was folded before mounting on the cer- 16½-inch diameter. It was a two-session sale, nage, original beverage
tificate, and the astronauts’ bold signatures are and the jewelry category was highlighted by a company relics and other
below the Apollo 11 mission insignia. It was pre- cushion cut tanzanite and diamond ring that
sented to a close and longtime associate of Neil sold for $5,700. The American, Twenty-First unique vintage decors. An
Armstrong and is in its original mat and frame Century 14K white gold ring featured a center early Baird Coca-Cola
of an overall size of 14½ by 16½ inches. For cushion cut tanzanite with double border of clock with a partial
information, 214-528-3500 or round diamonds, intricate diamond work on gal-
lery and shoulders. For information, 740-362- instruction label still
KAWS’ Darth Vadar Figure A Force 4771 or inside, accompanied by
At Bruneau’s Debut Pop Culture Sale original key and pendu-
CRANSTON, R.I. — Bruneau & Co. Auction- Constructionist Work By Nina Kogan lum, sold for $9,225. For
eers’ debut pop culture, street and unusual art Crowns William Jenack’s Auction information, 877-968-8880
sale on May 12 was packed with works by some or
of the most famous artists in the burgeoning CHESTER, N.Y. — A relatively small (11¾ by
genre — names such as Ron English, Alexander 8¾ inches) watercolor and ink geometric com- Wojciech Fangor’s ‘M77’ Achieves Top Price
Girard, Robert Rustermier, Taro Yamamoto, Syl- position by Russian artist Nina Kogan (1887– At Bonhams
via Ji, Danny DeLancey and Brian Donnelly, 1942) was offered at William Jenack’s May 6
better known as KAWS. The latter artist’s X auction with a modest $500/800 estimate. The NEW YORK CITY — The May 16 sale of post-
Lucasfilm Star Wars Darth Vader sculpture, signed, framed work must have struck some war and contemporary art at Bonhams was led
2007, edition of 500, led the action, finishing at collector’s eye as bidders competed to push the by “M77” by Wojciech Fangor, which realized
$2,250, just shy of its high estimate. For infor- final price to $6,510, taking it to the top of the $492,500. Appearing on the market for the first
mation, or 401-533- eclectic auction of art, coins, Chinese items, time, the 1968 work is a striking, complex vortex
9980. books and autographs. For information, 845- and an example of his mastery of conceptual
469-9095 or representation. For information, 212-644-9001

Monumental Gilt-Bronze Ritual
Butter Lamp Tops $1.7 Million
LONDON — A rare monumental imperial cast
gilt-bronze ritual butter lamp, early Ming dynasty,
circa first half
Fifteenth Cen-
tury, sold for
$1,791,858 at
Bonhams Chi-
nese art sale on
May 18. The
butter lamp was
cast with the imperial reign mark of the Jingtai
emperor (r 1449-1457). It weighed 335 kilograms
and measured an impressive 40.3 inches high by 40
inches in diameter. It was a unique example and no
other similar vessel of such proportions and bearing
the imperial Jingtai reign mark would appear to
have survived. For information, +44 20 7447 7447

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 17

Randolph Street Market Kicks Off 15th Anniversary Celebration

Randolph Street Market, hailed as the “Barney’s of Vintage,” celebrates its 15th anniver-
sary this Memorial Day weekend in Chicago’s historic West Loop neighborhood. This one-
stop-shop destination offers fashionistas, interior designers, antiques collectors, merchan-
disers, decorators, stylists and Hollywood set decorators an opportunity to shop and
discover statement vintage pieces and one-of-a-kind finds from more than 300 vendors.

CHICAGO — The Randolph Street Market games for attendees of all ages to enjoy, such as
launches its 15th anniversary celebration with vintage croquet and badminton. Fashionistas
the ultimate summer kickoff bash, the Garden can keep up-to-date on the latest trends with
Party Summer Season Opener on Saturday, May the special Summer Style Show, featuring fash-
26, and Sunday, May 27, from 10 am to 5 pm ion finds from Man in the Moon as well as the
(early VIP shopping begins at 8 am). Located in Vintage Decades Jewelry Parade and Appraisal
the heart of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood Fair from Gallery Wear. Guests looking to
at 1341 Randolph Street, the one-stop-shop unwind can lounge in the market’s cabana and
extravaganza continues its milestone anniver- Shade Shack or enjoy live music in the signa-
sary season with an array of outdoor entertain- ture bars. On Sunday from 10 am to noon, visi-
ment and fun from more than 300 vendors, the tors can enjoy a breezy Sun with Tony Morri-
perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. son’s Jazz Quintet.

When the market officially opens at 10 am, The Garden Party Summer Season Opener
garden party guests will be showered with rose also kicks off the start of free trolleys from Water
petals upon arrival to kick off the celebration. Tower Place, as well as onsite furniture delivery
From noon to 2 pm, attendees are welcome to service for Fulton Market residents, both avail-
experience a special chef demonstration from able through September. All events are dog
some of the Windy City’s top chefs. friendly for guests and their furry friends.

Once inside the market, attendees looking to Prices are as follows: kids under 12 enter for
throw the ultimate vintage picnic, tea party, free; $10 adults general admission; $5 students
backyard BBQ or cocktail party can explore an and seniors; $15 admission plus tote; $40 family
assortment of outdoor goods, just in time for the package; $50 4-friends package, includes four
summer season. Patio essentials will be on dis- mimosas or beers.
play, including outdoor furniture and gardening
tools and planters. Free onsite parking will be provided. To pur-
chase tickets or season passes or for additional
The festivities continue with classic summer information,

New York Spring Evening Sales, Recapped

NEW YORK CITY — The Paginated by Marie
Spring evening sales, when
Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phil- “Nu couche (sur le cote gauchPe:)\”A&byA AAdmse\0d9e-o18M-1o5d\iNgeliwanEin,gland Antique Arms\3 x 6½ indd.
lip’s offer their blue-chip lots in image courtesy Sotheby’s. picked up from 6/2/2017 email proof to: [email protected]
the categories of impression-
ism, modern, postwar and con- and cc Jill Becht
temporary have concluded. The
top-selling lot came at Sotheby’s “Number 32, 1949.” By the time
on May 14, when Amedeo Modi- the gavel had come down on the
gliani’s “Nu couche (sur le cote last lot of the Spring season,
gauche)” brought slightly more Sotheby’s had achieved a total
than $159 million, the highest of $859,523,324 while Christie’s
price achieved for any lot in had realized a total of
Sotheby’s history. The highest $961,006,000, not including the
total in the same category at $832,573,469 achieved the prior
Christie’s was $85 million, real- week for the Rockefeller Collec-
ized by Kazimir Malevich’s tion.
“Suprematist Composition” on
May 15. For additional information,, www.sothe-
A few days later, the season’s by’ or
top-selling honor for postwar
and contemporary work went to
Christie’s, where Francis
Bacon’s “Study for Portrait”
brought $49.8 million on May
17. The total was closely fol-
lowed by Jean-Michel Bas-
quiat’s “Flexible,” which Phil-
lip’s sold on May 17 for $45.3

The top lot of Sotheby’s May
16 postwar and contemporary
evening sale was $34 million,
achieved for one of Jackson Pol-
lock’s iconic drip paintings,

Barnes To Host June 3
After-Hours Block Party

PHILADELPHIA — The Collins, executive director and
Barnes Foundation will kick off president of the Barnes Founda-
summer with Barnes on the tion. “We’re looking forward to
Block, a day party that will con- welcoming the neighborhood for
nect and enliven the neighbor- a celebration of the season, art
hood. Taking place on June 3, and community.”
from 4 to 8 pm, Barnes on the
Block will feature free admission Visitors to Barnes on the Block
to the Barnes collection and Let’s can see the city’s newest mural
Connect Philly, plus indoor and take shape as New York-based
outdoor activities — a dance artist Olek and her team begin
party in the Barnes parking lot stitching together the individual
with music from DJ Rich Medi- crochet squares — many crafted
na, food trucks, a local brewery by Philadelphia residents — that
and more. The party, organized in will form a mural paying tribute
collaboration with Mural Arts to a Philadelphia woman. The
Philadelphia, will activate the mural is part of Olek’s 50-state
Barnes’ entire Philadelphia cam- public art project, “Love Across
pus and spill across Pennsylva- the USA,” which celebrates the
nia Avenue into the parking lot of accomplishments and voices of
Target, which is sponsoring the important women throughout
event. the history of the United States.
The final mural will be unveiled
“Following the tremendous suc- by Mural Arts Philadelphia at
cess of our PECO Free First Sun- the Marian Anderson Recreation
day Family Days, which draw Center on June 5.
thousands of visitors to the
Barnes each month, we’re excited Barnes On The Block will take
to grow our roster of programs place at 20th Street and Callow-
that bring the community togeth- hill Street. For more information,
er to engage with art,” says Thom or

18 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Larson Collection Of Historic Costume

Queen Victoria Ensemble Takes Top Honors At Whitaker’s

Auction Action In New Hope, Penn.

Queen Victoria’s three-piece NEW HOPE, PENN. — At there is a royal wedding at the Doris Langley Moore helped Marie Elizabeth of Wied of
black broadcloth silk day Charles A. Whitaker’s April 28 end of May, and a third royal Larson put together the collec- Schloss Monrepos, Neuwied; as
ensemble, in meticulous auction of the legendary per- baby was born just this week. tion, especially its royalty well as children’s garments
condition and complete sonal historic costume collec- Shows such as “Victoria” and groupings — over a relation- worn by the Prince of Wales
with a small white silk patch tion of Helen O. Larson, a “The Crown” have also renewed ship that endured for decades. (later Edward VII).
at the back to help staff three-piece black broadcloth interest in the United King- Moore herself founded The
know when garments need- silk day ensemble made for dom’s female monarchs. Costume Museum in Bath, Moore was assiduous in seek-
ed cleaning, sold for $37,200 Queen Victoria sold for England, which for many years ing out garments worn by roy-
at Charles O. Whitaker’s $37,200, topping its estimate The garment and shoes were was “the” museum collection of als, acquiring some, as noted,
New Hope auction April 28. by nearly six times, and mak- but two items of many with historic garments and textiles. from “a niece of Harriet Gil-
This piece was the top lot of ing it the subject of supposition royal provenance being offered Now, via institutional collec- trap, who was given or inherit-
the day. that it had been bought for an from the private collection of tions around the world in Paris, ed articles from Giltrap, dress-
institutional collection or Asian Helen Larson. Larson’s stature London, New York, Los Ange- er to Queen Alexandra.” Other
bidder. Not only in wonderful looms large in the world of his- les, Kyoto and Toronto, among garments came via “a niece of
condition, the garment includ- toric costume. She started col- others — the interest in cos- Mrs Toogood,” another of
ed a small square of white silk, lecting historic costume and tume is worldwide, and its Queen Victoria’s dressers. It is
sewn to the back neck of the textiles in the 1940s and con- intensity dovetails and comple- rare enough to come by articles
bodice, to help household staff tinued to do so for 40 years as ments developments in con- with royal heritage, but to
determine when the queen’s she ran, and later bought, temporary fashion. come by such garments with
garments needed to be cleaned. Western Costume, a costume unquestionable provenance,
rental company in Los Angeles. The Larson collection was and in such good condition,
As if to act as the exclamation The Larson collection had able to buy a large grouping of bringing bidders in person
point to the sentence that “roy- resided for decades at the royal outfits after World War II from as far away as Alaska,
alty sells,” a pair of Queen Vic- Fashion Institute of Design at a legendary Christie’s auc- Maryland and New England.
toria’s black corded silk pumps, and Merchandising (FIDM) in tion in London that was con- Whitaker pointed out that the
dating to the 1860s, sold for Los Angeles. It had been Lar- ducted on July 11, 1967. Then royal garments were not only
$15,600 against an estimate of son’s hope that FIDM would be dubbed the “Queens Auction,” sold with tremendous prove-
$300/500. able to raise enough money to the collection offered at Whita- nance, but in amazing condi-
purchase the collection in its ker’s included examples from tion, having been kept in per-
Philadelphia-based auction- totality. That did not occur, so Queens Victoria, Alexandra fect temperature and in
eer Charlie Whitaker joked Larson family members and Mary; Princess Louise of humidity-controlled environ-
after the sale, which took place allowed FIDM curators to Prussia (a great-grand-daugh- ments for decades.
at the Eagle Fire Company, choose certain items, while the ter of Queen Victoria), Queen
that “it was a perfect storm” in bulk of the collection was auc- Louise of Denmark; Princess Titi Halle, proprietress of his-
which to offer such material tioned at the Whittaker sale. Elisabeth of Romania; Princess toric costume and textile deal-
this year, this month, since er Cora Ginsburg, noted that it
is difficult to gauge what inter-
est for such items coming on
the market might be, as they
simply never come on the mar-
ket in any large numbers, and
not in such pristine shape. “I
doubt this will ever happen
again,” Halle commented. She
bid on several lots for her own
stock, as well as for institution-
al and private clients.

Other items with royal prove-
nance that proved irresistible
were Queen Mary’s beaded and
sequined gown of pink lace,

Institutions and private col- Attending costume and textile auctions can The sale had a very strong section of male
lectors from around the be the best way to learn about techniques accessories in addition to female ones. The
world also vied for Queen used in the past. Each garment swatch here gent’s high hat and fitted tin box had a New
Mary’s sleeveless beaded represents hundreds of hours of work. Hampshire provenance dating back to its
and sequined sheath-dress, (From left to right, pearls and pearl beads creation at James Brickett Manufacturer’s,
worn in the 1930s. This on linen; sequins on a Lanvin gold faille silk Claremont, and sold for $1,200.
vision of delicate pink froth- dress, 1929; voided silk velvet; beads on
iness must have been sur- embroidered lame, stitched to pale orange Review and Onsite Photos by
prisingly weighty to wear; it silk). Jill Fenichell
sold for $26,400.

A rare Spanish three-piece Deborah Farthing drove up from Maryland Charlie Whitaker at the Podium with lot 23, A personal favorite of near-
velvet suit, circa 1760, sold to preview the sale. She bid actively and a silk brocade sacque gown of the 1740s, ly all the attendees was
for $7,800 against an esti- bought some lovely items in the sale. “It was which sold for $14,400. It had been exhibited Maria Monroe’s pale blue
mate of $3/5,000. It was in such an unusual opportunity, and I am at the Melbourne Arts Festival at “L’Epoque French silk dress, embroi-
great condition and had a thrilled to be here,” she said during the d’Elegance” in 1991 and supposition was that dered with a neoclassical
wonderful English prove- course of the sale. it returned to Australia to stay. frieze to the hem, dated to
nance, having been bought 1814. The lot was accompa-
from Mayorcas in 1963. nied by a note in Helen Lar-
son’s handwriting, noting,
“1814 Maria Monroe-daugh-
ter of James Monroe...Maria
Monroe wore this dress
when she was 10 years old
and made news wearing it
with pantalettes in Wash-
ington, DC.” It’s rare enough
to find any fine garment for
children of this period in
the United States, let alone
one of such fine apparent
and made for such an impor-
tant daughter of the post-
Revolutionary period. The
dress sold for $7,800. As of
this filing, the buyer has not
been revealed.

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 19

This was the earliest of the three Eighteenth Century cor-
sets being sold at the Whitaker auction. It is unusual
enough to have one almost intact corset — undergarments
being often worn and rarely surviving changes over time.
This early off-white linen corset, dating to the 1740s, sold to
an internet bidder for $3,840.

decorated allover with sequins, land, collectors, aficionados, Titi Halle, proprietor of Cora Ginsburg Gal- “Avant-Garde Trained and Sequined Net
with a V-back and tulle neck dealers and historians gath- lery, balancing bidding cards at the sale. Gown” dating to 1900, sold for $3,360, against
insert for modesty. The sleeve- ered at the auction to admire, From Halle’s perspective, this was a unique the $1,2/1,500 estimate. Larson had bought
less gown had an apt princess critique and to bid on what was opportunity for collectors and institutions the stunning dress from Cora Ginsburg in
line and a short train. The on offer. Lot 1, a pair of cream to buy. 1968. It had been made for a duchess.
queen would have been seen as satin shoes with gold braid,
very modern, as well as mod- dating to 1680–1700, sold for Christine Whitaker is shown here with a This pair of low suede black boots with
est, two traits that symbolize $7,800. A couple in-house were Galenga velvet cape that was estimated at white cutouts made in the 1890s sold for
how difficult it is to be royal. triumphant over the phone, $3/4,000, but which later sold for $12,000. $4,500. In this instance, the interplay
The fine garment, in lovely internet and other bidders, and between fashion and historic costume may
condition, and with another walked away with their prize have been responsible for the high price.
great provenance, sold for to accompany other early fur- The estimate was $4/600 but for the purpos-
$26,400. nishings in their home. es of tweaking for the fashion market, these
boots were fodder for inspiration.
A cream trained linen and Halle said this section of the
lace day dress, embroidered sale was a “triumph for shoes The auction total for the sale Moda (Santiago, Chile); Pea- tifully over decades, will hit the
with flowers and vines, attrib- and hats and corsets...the totaled $1.1 million, with bid- body Essex Museum (Essex, market anytime soon.
uted to Queen Mary (and very accessories were incredibly ding from institutions such as Mass.) and the Bada Shoe
similar to a dress with a cer- strong.” Indeed, lots 14, 15 and National Gallery of Victoria Museum (Toronto). Additional- Prices quoted include buyer’s
tain Queen Mary provenance), 16, three early corsets, did sell (Melbourne); Historical Palac- ly, there were institutions bid- premium but do not include
sold for $20,400. This queenly for strong prices ranging from es, Royal Ceremonial Dress ding online and through repre- any applicable internet sur-
figure has been rising in popu- $2,580 to $3,900, with the ear- Collection (Hampton Court sentatives in the room; charge.
larity of late, perhaps due to liest example realizing the Palace, London); Newport Man- assiduous private collectors in
her depiction in the film, “The highest price. sions (Newport, R.I); Colonial Asia and the United States, as Whitakers is at 1002 West
King’s Speech.” Mary’s life Williamsburg (VA); Museum at well as in Europe. It is unlikely Cliveden Street. For additional
spread from the Victorian and In this section of the sale, a Fashion Institute of Technology again that a collection of this information, 215-817-4600 or
into the mid-Twentieth Centu- personal favorite of nearly all (New York City); Museo de La magnitude, and stored as beau-
ry. the attendees was Maria Mon-
roe’s pale blue French silk dress,
Two slightly earlier stars of embroidered with a neoclassical
1920s design also brought frieze to the hem, dated to 1814.
strong interest from interna- The lot was accompanied by a
tional bidders. A rare stenciled note in Helen Larson’s hand-
kimono gown in soft grey by writing, noting, “1814 Maria
Italian fashion designer Maria- Monroe-daughter of James
no Fortuny bought the second Monroe... Maria Monroe wore
highest price of the day, realiz- this dress when she was 10
ing $27,600 ($8/12,000). Fortu- years old and made news wear-
ny garments retain their allure ing it with pantalettes in Wash-
— their construction so simple, ington, DC.” It’s rare enough to
yet their drapery considered a find any fine garment for chil-
lost art for decades. dren of this period in the United
States, let alone one of such fine
Paul Poiret designed a vibrant appearance and made for such
purple sleeveless “flapper” an important daughter of the
dress encrusted with beads post-Revolutionary period. The
and with pointed zigzag hems dress sold for $7,800, and one
that sold for $14,400 against a hopes to see it on view at one of
$6/8,000 estimate. This sleeve- the Monroe historic homes in
less sheath looked like it was Virginia.
ready to dance the “Charles-
ton” off the auction floor.

The earlier part of the auc-
tion was devoted to costume of
the Eighteenth Century, and
this was why so many attend-
ees decided to attend in person,
from as far away as Alaska, to
points south, and to New Eng-

The embroidery on this The first lot of the sale A rare stenciled kimono gown in soft grey by Italian fash- Three men’s coats illustrate
1780s men’s silk coat was so kicked off the auction with ion designer Mariano Fortuny bought the second highest the collection’s strengths:
engaging, many commented a bang, with these tremen- price of the day, realizing $27,600 against an estimate of all dating to the Eighteenth
on its lovely sweet florals. It dously early cream satin $8/12,000. Century, and in relatively
sold for $1,080, three times shoes, with gold braid, dat- fine condition, the coats
its estimate. ing to the late Seventeenth illustrate different embel-
Century. This is the kind of lishment technique. The
historic costume accessory gentlemen’s embroidered
that never comes up at auc- silk coat of 1785 was stitched
tion. They sold for $7,800 to with flowing, yet simple
a couple bidding in the ivory and pale blue flowers.
room. The floral designs stand out
well on the mulberry col-
ored coat. Estimated at
$1,8/2,200, this coat sold for

20 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Top Old Iron Sides
The US Frigate Constitution was one of six naval ships authorized by Congress to be built in 1794. It played a pivotal role in the
By Greg Smith War of 1812 and was active in combat service for more than 100 years. The boat was nicknamed “Old Iron Sides,” as cannonballs
from enemy fire would just bounce off its thick oak siding and splash into the ocean below. The Constitution is still an active ves-
sel of the United States Navy, but primarily serves as a floating museum in the Boston Navy Yard. An early engraving of the ship

approaches the block at Thomaston Place, joining other top lots from around the United States in this week’s picks.

Lot 305 Lot 20
Chinese Jade Carving June 1–3 Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975)
Lot 2027
Ming period (1368–1644), translucent grey stone, Abel Bowen (1790–1850) “The Meeting,” 1941, edition of 250, circa 1941,
study of a grooming camel, 9-by-11½-inch image.
2½ inches long. “US Frigate Constitution, of 44 Guns,” engraving Estimate: $1,750/2,500
Estimate: $12/15,000 with aquatint and handcoloring by A. Bowen after a
drawing by Wm. Lynn, published in Boston by Wm.
Lynn. Engraved after the Constitution arrived in Bos-

ton from the famous victory over the Guerriere in
1812. In the original black lacquered cove frame,

under rippled glass.
Estimate: $6/8,000

May 31 GALLERY June 3
Lot 226 Lot 73
Second Earliest Copy Known June 2 Armodio (Italian, born 1938)
Lot 200
Of Huckleberry Finn Limestone Eagle Figure “Pulcinella Guardiano,” tempera on panel,
19½ by 15½ inches.
Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn With head and neck turned back, from the garden Estimate: $1,5/2,000
(Tom Sawyer’s Comrade), New York, of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 22 inches high.
Charles L. Webster, 1885, 366 pages.
First American edition. Estimate: $800–$1,200
Estimate: $15/25,000

SERVICE June 2–3 June 2–3
Lot 43042 Lot 1474
June 2 James Monroe: Child’s Mug with Lock Of Abraham Lincoln’s Hair
Lot 27 “Munroe” Misspelling
Civil War Scrimshaw Carved Powder Horn, Reddish brown transfer incorporating a Including letters and provenance back to
Joseph Lamb Dr Charles Leale, the first surgeon to arrive in
Federal-style eagle on creamware ceramic mug, aid of the dying president and removed in order to
Horn features fine-toothed engraving, inscribed “Made 2½ inches high.
by Joseph Z Lamb Harrison Co. Indiana.” Dated March gain access to the wound.
5, 1862. With images of deer pulling a sleigh, eagle, Current Bid: $3,000 Estimate: $2,5/4,000
dog, a capitol dome, fish, church, ears of corn, a sea-
scape screen with sailing ship and setting sun, sword,
urns, an Indian with bow, and goose. Horn measures

9¾ inches long.
Estimate: $10–$100,000

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June 2 Auction Features Rudy Vallee Estate, Jewelry, Fine Art & Antiques

ASHBURN, VA. — Oakridge and bracelets. Renaissance Revival inlaid
Auction Gallery is presenting Also included are Navajo hall seat, Japanese Meiji-era
a sale of American and Euro- tables and display case and
pean art, antiques and antique and other Native American many other pieces.
jewelry on June 2 at 10 am. jewelry, some of which were
Rudy’s, costume pieces and More than 600 lots will cross
This sale features items more. Other items from the the block.
from the estate of musician, Vallee estate include four of
singer, bandleader and actor Rudy’s personal saxophones, a Gallery preview is currently
Rudy Vallee and his wife Elea- James Montgomery Flagg in progress through Friday,
nor Vallee. The items come drawing of Rudy, several June 1, from 10 am to 4 pm,
directly from the home Elea- paintings, sculptures and and Saturday June 2, from 9
nor shared with her second accessories. Furnishings are am until sale commences at 10
husband and fellow actor highlighted by a Tobey Furni- am. Preview may also be
Byron Clark. The Vallee estate ture clock, circa 1890, with scheduled by appointment.
includes selections of Elea- works by Joseph Jennens and
nor’s personal jewelry with a nine-tube chime. Also fea- The auction gallery is at
some Art Deco gold and dia- tured are a late Eighteenth/ 44675 Cape Court #171.
mond pieces, rings, necklaces early Nineteenth Century
For additional information,
com or 888-734-8644.

‘Keith Smith At Home’ At Philadelphia Museum Of Art  

PHILADELPHIA — The Phil- member of both the photogra- coming out as a gay man, as in um of Modern Art, New York, “Me at My Shed About to Go
adelphia Museum of Art pres- phy and printmaking depart- “Untitled, from Roadside the San Francisco Museum of after the Mail” by Keith
ents “Keith Smith at Home,” ments at the School of the Art Attractions,” 1979, a multilay- Modern Art, the Los Angeles Smith (American, b 1938),
the first monographic presenta- Institute of Chicago, where he ered photograph in which two County Museum of Art, the 1973, gelatin silver print
tion of the artist’s work in five graduated in 1967. Central to silhouetted male figures caress Center for Creative Photogra- with colored ink washes and
decades. Spanning his entire the installation is “Book Num- each other’s shoulders. Smith phy, Tucson, the Nelson-Atkins machine stitching, courtesy
career, the exhibition brings ber 82, Keith Smith at Home,” has said, “Social intimidation is Museum, the George Eastman of Bruce Silverstein Gallery,
together more than 60 varied 1982, showing a sequence of not as odious as repression that Museum, Rochester, the Victo- New York. ©Keith Smith
examples of his handmade art- views of his residence in Roch- is self-inflicted. When I permit- ria and Albert Museum, Lon-
ist’s books and experimental ester, N.Y., where he has lived ted my work to speak openly, I don, and the Philadelphia
photographs, prints, collages since 1975. Page by page, it con- gained my freedom and my self- Museum of Art. He is the recipi-
and fabric pieces made over the veys the passage of time: views respect.” ent of two Guggenheim Fellow-
last half century. Many of these of the same room shift, house- ships (1972 and 1980) and a
works are from the artist’s col- hold objects trade places, and His works are usually depar- National Endowment for the
lection and have not been exhib- friends appear and reappear in tures from conventional books, Arts Fellowship (1978) and has
ited publicly before. framed artwork on the house’s and may unfold, light up, hang taught at the Art Institute of
walls. Visitors will be able to on the wall or in a corner, or be Chicago and the Visual Studies
Organized by Amanda N. page through this book digitally constructed of pencils or the Workshop, Rochester.
Bock, the Lynne and Harold on an iPad in the gallery. shirt off the artist’s own back.
Honickman assistant curator of Certain themes — friendship, The Philadelphia Museum of
photographs, with support from Smith has referred to his work love, desire, intimacy and Art is at 2600 Benjamin Frank-
the Robert Mapplethorpe foun- as an open diary. Self-represen- domesticity — recur. lin Parkway. For additional
dation, the exhibition will run tation is a key motif, whether information, 215-763-8100 or
through July 8. appearing lighthearted or Smith’s work is represented in
uneasy. Some self-portraits leading public and private col-
Smith is a private person, and reflect the struggles and joys lections, including the Art Insti-
his reluctance to categorize his the artist has experienced in tute of Chicago, the Museum of
work established him as a rogue Fine Arts, Houston, the Muse-

Audubon Society Annual Gala Breaks Records

AUDUBON, PENN. — The Chahbandour, shown here on the right with husband Jay
annual “Friends of a Feather” Robert Stiefel, flanking her Owl painting, which was pur-
gala fundraiser, held at the chased by the Audubon Society for the permanent collec-
John James Audubon Center tion of its new museum, to be opened in 2019.
the evening of May 17, raised a
fundraising record of $100,00 Audubon — The Art of Ann on exhibit in the Historic House
from a capacity crowd of more Chahbandour,” which reinter- museum through June 30.
than 250. prets the work of naturalist
John James Audubon, present- The John James Audubon
The event, which commemo- ing a fresh narrative for con- Center is at 1201 Pawlings
rated the centennial anniversa- temporary audiences. Her Road. For additional informa-
ry of the Migratory Bird Act, paintings and sculptures will be tion, or 610-
was particularly important 666-5593.
because Audubon’s early
national impact is threatened
by proposed policy and legisla-
tion in Washington, DC. The
gala celebrated two individuals
who have loved and supported
birds through words and actions
throughout their lives: philan-
thropist Penelope “Penny” Per-
kins Wilson and wildlife artist
Ann Chahbandour.

Wilson has generously sup-
ported the work of Audubon
Pennsylvania for many years
with special focus on the histor-
ic site and the new Mill Grove
visitor center and museum
opening in 2019.

Chahbandour’s artistic com-
mitment to wildlife has result-
ed in a new series, “Beyond

John H. Daniels Fellowship Accepting 2019
Research Proposals ‘Til June 15

MIDDLEBURG, VA. — The Applications must be post- detailed resume.
National Sporting Library & marked by June 15, with notifi- No additional materials will
Museum’s (NSLM) John H. cation in late August for fellow-
Daniels Fellowship program, ship terms during the 2019 be considered in the determina-
which supports ongoing schol- calendar year. Applications will tion process. Applications
arship on the literature, art and be made by email in a single should be submitted to fellow-
culture of equestrian, angling PDF attachment and must [email protected]
and field sports, is currently include completed application
accepting 2019 research propos- form; research proposal of 1,000 Previous topics include the
als. words or less, detailing how architecture of horse stables,
research will utilize the history of horsemanship, eques-
Accepted fellows will receive a library’s collections; detailed trian fashion, equestrian poetry,
monthly stipend (maximum expense budget, up to $2,000/ falconry, veterinary science and
$2,000/month), complimentary month; letter of recommenda- nutrition, environmental con-
housing in the fellowship cot- tion from an advisor or col- servation and fly fishing.
tage and a workstation in the league; curriculum vitae or
library. For information, www.nation- or 540-687-6542,
extension 25.

22 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Augusta Auctions’ Spring Sale

Vintage Clothing, Textiles Hot In Sturbridge

Auction Action In Sturbridge, Mass.

STURBRIDGE, MASS. — absentee bidding available, as sourced from institutions. This and white tails with bugle Particularly unusual lots
Augusta Auction Company’s well as in-person bidding, all but sale was no exception, with emblems, a high stand collar, included a group of four Native
annual spring sale of vintage two lots sold. Commenting after many lots being deaccessioned gold braid trims and domed American beaded accessories
and historic fashion, comprising the sale, Bob Ross of Augusta from the recently closed Ameri- brass buttons with spread-wing from the mid-Nineteenth Centu-
more than 900 lots, was conduct- Auctions said that both days had can Textile History Museum in eagles realized four times its ry. Comprising two hats and two
ed over two days to correspond active live-bidding crowds of Lowell, Mass., the International estimate ($4/600) to finish at small purses, the lot was
with the Brimfield markets and between 60 and 80 bidders, and Quilt Study Center and Museum $1,620. Two late Nineteenth explained as the work of Native
took place May 8–9. More than about 1,000 buyers had regis- at the University of Nebraska, in Century garnet velvet and gold Americans who added beadwork
400 lots were offered on the first tered before the sale. Approxi- Lincoln, and the Goldstein sleeveless coats from Albania to European-made articles. The
day, comprising vintage clothing mately 25 percent of the catalog Museum of Design in St Paul, with exquisite detailing both brown velvet Glengarry hat fea-
and accessories. Selling on the lots sold internationally, with Minn. Consignments from pri- surpassed expectations, with the tured the now extinct Carolina
second day were slightly more about a third of the lots selling to vate collectors and estates adds two selling in separate lots for a parakeet and was attributed to
than 200 cataloged lots of quilts, internet bidders. Approximately to the mix of offerings, including combined total of $3,960. the Iroquois, while a black velvet
textiles and lace, with approxi- ten percent of the lots went to items from estates in Washing- smoking cap with floral beading
mately 300 additional uncata- museum or institutional collec- ton, DC and Santa Fe. The sale featured several lots was thought to have been done
loged lots selling in a “discovery” tions. of garments made in China. The by the Wabanaki tribe. Modestly
sale afterwards. With online and It is always a good sign when top seller among these was a lot estimated at $2/300, interest
Augusta’s sales are primarily initial lots bring strong prices, of two late Nineteenth or early pushed bidding well beyond
and a high bar was set early in Twentieth Century silk gauze expectations to close at $450.
Augusta Auctions’ spring sale is held in the ballroom at the the sale with the third lot, a circa summer robes, one in a chestnut-
Host Hotel in Sturbridge, and timed to correspond with the 1865 three-piece purple silk taf- brown, the other in blue. The lot Also receiving presale interest
first couple of days of the May Brimfield markets. Atten- feta visiting dress with train, easily surpassed the $4/600 esti- was a mid-Nineteenth Century
dance to the sale was strong, with between 60 and 80 bid- gold bee brocade and silk fringe. mate to close at $4,800. Finish- corset in surprisingly good and
ders attending each day. Shown here are a few bidders The lot, which had an estimate of ing closely behind it was a slight- original condition. Paired with
making last-minute inspections an hour before the sale $4/600, had received a lot of ly earlier robe in blue silk another mid-Nineteenth Centu-
started. interest before the sale and featuring dragons and Chinese ry corset with an estimate of
closed at $5,100, selling to an symbols and trimmed with $3/500, it brought $2,160. A fun
undisclosed institution. One of woven black and gold neckbands lot of three ladies’ wool knit
the earliest wedding dresses in that realized four times its esti- swimsuits from the 1930s made
the sale was an example in pale mate ($8–$1,200) to end at a splash with bidders, bringing
beige silk damask dating to the $3,300. Two lots of four Chinese $1,440 against $2/300 expecta-
1835. Apparently in excellent skirts sold on the second day for tions.
condition, it easily surpassed its a combined total of $3,420.
$5/700 estimate to end at $1,560. Good style is always popular, as
Ross said he had seen particu- proved by a lot of three evening
Another early dress was an larly strong interest in things dresses that crossed the block
1820s Empire cream silk and from the 1940s and 1950s, as early in the sale. The dresses,
tulle gown with decorative cream well as in things from the Eigh- dating to the 1950s–80s, realized
satin bands, the hem and bodice teenth and Nineteenth Centu- $1,200, nearly six times their
with lace and embroidery. It sold ries. He said they try to balance estimate ($2/300)
for $3,300 against an estimate of their sales evenly by eras, a
$5/800. An early Nineteenth strategy that gives the sale a Late Twentieth Century gar-
Century man’s military jacket in varied look and appeals to the ments were also popular. A fun
navy wool broadcloth with navy greatest spectrum of buyers. group of three Adolfo feathered
evening jackets from the 1980s

Review and Onsite Photos by
Antiques and The Arts Weekly
Madelia Hickman Ring, Assistant Editor

Any of these three party dresses would be entirely en vogue This Civil War-era corset was in exceptional
today. The 1960s green dress was by Suzy Perette, the 1950s original condition. Grouped with another
black satin damask was by Julia Tobias, while the 1950s example, the lot had received strong pre-
blue lurex net over black satin was unattributed. With all in sale interest and sold for $2,160.
excellent condition, it is no surprise the lot of three outper-
formed expectations and brought $1,200.

The top lot of the sale was this purple bro-
cade visiting dress, circa 1865, that sold for
$5,100, to an undisclosed institution.

Some of several gold brocade fabric panels designed by Star of Bethlehem masterpiece quilt, Penn- Flower pot and feathered star quilts, Nine-
Royal Loom Weavers for the Japanese Pavilion at the 1893 sylvania, 1860, sold within estimate, for teenth Century, sold for $1,320
World Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The lot, which was $720.
being deaccessioned by the Smithsonian Institutions, sold
for $270.

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 23

This was one of two late Nine- One of the top sellers of this sale Interest in 1940s pieces was surprisingly The sale included several wedding
teenth or early Twentieth Cen- was this Empire cream silk and strong, as shown in this 1942–46 metal dresses of all vintages. One of the
tury Albanian sleeveless coats tulle gown from the 1820s. It made studded wedding gown that brought earliest was this circa 1835 pale
in the sale. This brought the more than six times its low esti- $1,020 against an estimate of $2/400. beige silk damask wedding gown
higher price of the two and mate when it sold for $3,300 that brought $1,560.
sold for $2,040.

realized $1,080, well above their brought $1,560 ($4/500) and a Loom Weavers for the Japanese Anglaise and Valenceinnes lace. Prices quoted include buyer’s
estimate ($2/300). A pieced turn-of-the-century group of Pavilion at the 1893 World Ethnographic works were premium. Internet surcharge,
asymmetrical Stephen Burrows three net and lace skirts that Columbian Exposition in Chica- where applicable, not included.
maxi-dress was grouped with ended at $2,700 ($800–$1,000). go. The lot, which was being offered in both sessions. The lot The fall sale is still in the plan-
two other color-blocked gar- Other Fortuny lots in the sale deaccessioned by the Smithson- with the highest expectations ning stages, details to be
ments from the 1970s; the esti- did well, including a group of ian Institutions, was estimated was a circa 1850s rare Mapuche announced later.
mate of $3/400 made for inspired four “Orsini” lined panels from at $4/500 but only sold for $270. chieftans poncho from Chile or
bidding and the group ended at 1957, which quadrupled their Argentina. Estimated at Augusta Auction is at 33 Gage
$1,920. low estimate to finish at $2,640. The sale included a large vol- $3/4,000, it failed to find a buyer Street, Bellows Falls, Vt. For
ume of trim, which Ross said was during the sale but sold after- information, 802-463-3333 or
Crossing the block on the sec- Works with interesting prove- unusual and came from a pri- wards.
ond day of the sale, a collection of nance typically do well. A lot of vate collection. A surprisingly
approximately 30 quilts were hosiery previously belonging to high result was seen in a lot of
being deaccessioned from the Empress Eugenie of France early Twentieth Century ribbon-
International Quilt Study Cen- brought more than five times its work trim, which brought six
ter and Museum in Lincoln, Neb. estimate ($3/500) to finish at times its low estimate when it
The top sellers of this group $1,920. Perhaps one of the sleep- closed at $1,800 ($3/400). A note-
included an 1860 Star of Bethle- ers in the sale was a large lot of worthy result of $1,320 was for a
hem masterpiece quilt from gold brocade fabric panels that large lot of undersleeves and
Pennsylvania that sold for $720 had been designed by Royal cuffs that included Boderie
($600–$1,000), and a Nineteenth
Century “flower pot and feath-
ered star” quilt, which more than
quadrupled its estimate ($3/400)
to realize $1,320.

Highlights of the second day
included a large Fortuny panel
with obelisk pattern that

This circa 1850s rare Mapuche chieftan’s poncho from Chile
or Argentina was one of two lots passed during the sale but
found a buyer afterwards.

Man’s military coat, early A lot of three net and lace skirts, circa 1900, sold for $2,700, Hosiery belonging to Empress Eugenie of France, mid-
Nineteenth Century, sold for considerably over expectations. Nineteenth Century, brought $1,920.

This Fortuny panel, “Obe- One of two gauze damask summer robes, China, the lot One of a few large lots of ribbon work trim, early Twentieth
lisk,” Italy, early Twentieth closed at $4,800 for the two. Century, made $ 1,800
Century, was one of a couple
of Fortuny lots in the sale
and sold for $1,560.

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Including Works Never Before Seen In The US —

San Francisco MoMA Explores

‘René Magritte: The Fifth Season’

“Son of Man,” 1964, oil on canvas, private col- SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — René Magritte (1898– “Magritte’s paintings opened up whole fields of
lection, © Charly Herscovici, Brussels / Artists 1967), the extraordinary Belgium Surrealist painter, inquiry that are still being explored by artists today,”
Rights Society (ARS), New York. faced a question of conviction in the 1940s. As Europe said Caitlin Haskell, associate curator of painting
“The Invisible World,” 1954, oil on canvas, The was overwhelmed by the horrors of World War II, and sculpture at SFMOMA and curator of the exhibi-
Menil Collection, Houston © Charly Herscovici, Magritte’s art was transforming in ways that sur- tion.
Brussels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. prised even the artist’s closest colleagues and advo-
“The Happy Donor,” 1966, oil on canvas, Musée cates. Already in possession of his classic style of Seventy oil paintings and gouaches, presented in a
d’Ixelles, Brussels; © Charly Herscovici, Brus- painting, Magritte suddenly began to make images series of immersive galleries, reveal Magritte as an
sels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. that looked almost nothing like his previous work. In artist especially attuned to the paradoxes within
this era of instability and upheaval during the Ger- reality. The subtitle “The Fifth Season” — taken from
man occupation of Belgium, he questioned the role of one of Magritte’s paintings made during the war
art and looked for a new direction and new mean- years — evokes an alternative realm and references
ings. the artist’s belief in the special capacity of art to
awaken us to new possibilities.
“René Magritte: The Fifth Season,” organized by
and presented at the San Francisco Museum of Mod- Sometimes unsettling and often humorous, Mag-
ern Art (SFMOMA) through October 28, focuses on ritte’s powerful paintings draw us into a parallel
the latter half of Magritte’s career, roughly from universe that seems to exist simultaneously with the
1943 to 1967, a period of remarkable transformation recognizable world and challenge us to reconsider
and revitalization for the artist. what is real.

With loans from North and South America, Europe “René Magritte” begins in the 1940s during his
and Asia, this is the most complete presentation of “sunlit” period, which lasted until 1947. Magritte
Magritte’s late work mounted since the artist’s death worked in a pastiche of Impressionism, with thick,
in 1967, with more than 20 artworks being shown for hazy atmospheres and saccharine tones. His vache
the first time in a US museum. In addition, it is the (fauve-inspired extreme style) paintings marked a
first concentrated examination of Magritte’s sunlit second, shorter-lived period of rebellion in which he
Surrealism and gouaches in this country. combined the bright colors and aesthetics of popular
“Seasickness,” 1948, oil on canvas, private collec- cartoons with loose brushwork parodying Fauvism
tion, © Charly Herscovici, Brussels / Artists Rights and Expressionism.
Society (ARS), New York.
“Personal Values,” 1952, oil on canvas, San Fran- Frequently considered anomalies in Magritte’s pro-
cisco Museum of Modern Art, purchase through a duction, the sunlit and vache paintings are surpris-
gift of Phyllis C. Wattis, © Charly Herscovici, Brus- ing in their departures from the artist’s long-estab-
sels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. lished iconography, style, palette and paint handling.
“The Fifth Season, 1943, oil on canvas, Musées Following his classic Surrealist style, which was
Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, © Charly Her- grounded in the artistic influences of modern film,
scovici, Brussels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), popular advertising and the imagery of Giorgio de
New York. Chirico, the sunlit works make unexpected referenc-
es to Nineteenth Century masters such as Pierre-
Auguste Renoir, while certain vache works evoke the
paintings of Vincent van Gogh and James Ensor.

Five artworks exemplify Magritte’s approach to
art-making as the solution to a “problem” posed by a
given object or idea. Taking on the problem of “the
window,” Magritte devised compositions that demon-
strated, in his words, “How we see the world” by
painting pictures of landscape paintings on easels
that seem to merge with the vista through a window
behind them.

The 1950s found Magritte returning to his exacting
signature style. Magritte’s work during this decade
is characterized by “hypertrophy,” a jarring altera-
tion of scale among familiar objects that creates an
unnerving effect. Among the best-known expressions
of this idea, “Personal Values” (1952) depicts a bed-
room framed by cloud-filled walls, with an oversized
comb and shaving brush dwarfing the furniture on
which they rest. This wonderful and perplexing
painting, acquired by SFMOMA through a gift of
Phyllis C. Wattis, is one of the cornerstones of the
museum’s collection.

Particularly in the 1950s, the motif of the top-hat-
ted man became so closely associated with the artist
as to be understood as an alter ego. Magritte used
the easily recognizable man as a compositional ele-
ment and a framing device that allowed him to play
with the relationship between humans and their sur-

Also highlighting the exhibition are four of the
eight rarely seen canvases from “The Enchanted
Domain” (1953), Magritte’s 360-degree panorama
and his largest work. The mural, 236 feet in circum-
ference, was commissioned for a circular room in the
Grand Casino in Knokke, Belgium. Magritte created
eight oil paintings that established the design of the
frieze on a 1:6 scale. SFMOMA’s presentation marks
the first time in 40 years that this many of “The
Enchanted Domain” works have been seen together
in a museum exhibition.

The “Dominion of Light” is a series of nighttime
landscapes with broad daylight skyscapes, showing
day and night coexisting seamlessly in a single street
scene. Magritte painted this subject more than a
dozen times from 1949 to 1965. Since the artist’s
death, however, no more than two have been exhibit-
ed together. This exhibition presents six of these
works in an immersive gallery.

The exhibition concludes with a final gallery explor-
ing gravity and lightness in paintings of gigantic
floating boulders and flying birds that frame the sky.
The juxtapositions in these mysterious and medita-
tive works invite a reexamination of our basic
assumptions of existence, space and time.

“René Magritte: The Fifth Season” is accompanied
by a 148-page catalog featuring approximately 100
illustrations and essays. Edited by Curator Caitlin
Haskell, it is published by SFMOMA in association
with D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., New

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is at 151
Third Street. For more information, 415-357-4000 or

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 25

Something New At Old Saybrook
Historical Society’s Antiques Event

Old Saybrook’s historic Hart House campus and Trivet An 1840s “Williams” shotgun once in the col-
Green provide the country setting for its annual antiques lection of actor Sterling Hayden.
A 9-foot Dyer dhow with blue and white
OLD SAYBROOK, CONN. — cranked and includes a collec- A total of more than 60 dealers from around sails, mast and boom, tiller and handle, floor
As part of this year’s antiques tion of several Edison records. New England will display a wide variety of decking, oars and extras.
event, the Old Saybrook His- merchandise. Turn-of-the-century, coin-operated Regina
torical Society will host an There are also many decora- until 4 pm. disc music box with inlay design and a col-
antiques auction under the tive and antique mirrors, two lection of six discs.
tent in the Hart House gar- 1940s tricycles, a framed sail- Visitors can plan on enjoying
dens, June 2, from 1 to 3 pm; ing photo of the Agatha, a cast a BBQ lunch or the Boy Scouts’
previews from 10:30 am. lamp with slag glass shade, a grilled hotdogs, browse the
four-drawer mahogany chest, a perennial plants (organically
There’s nothing quite like a Nineteenth Century carpen- grown) for sale by the society
country auction to add some ter’s chest with multiple tool gardeners and help with fund-
fun to a summer day, according trays, a wooden mask and raising by taking a chance at
to the event’s organizers. Con- primitive African artifacts, the prize drawing
signments (80/20 percent) are Lladro figurines, block and
currently being vetted and cat- tackle, a vintage brass bilge Hart House gardens is at 350
aloged through May 29. pump, an early Mickey Mouse Main Street. For information,
figure and loads of interesting 860-662-0245.
This is a free community box lots.
event sponsored by the Old
Saybrook Historical Society. Conducting the auction will
be Greg Jankowski of G’s Trea-
A country auction is not quite sures, who frequently conducts
the same as a New York City action-packed auctions at the
or London event with slick cat- VFW in Old Saybrook.
alogs, international bidders
and final bids in the millions of For patrons not wanting to
dollars. A country auction is take their chances at the auc-
where knowledgeable locals tion, more than 50 dealers will
hopefully spot treasures for be offering a wide assortment
rock-bottom prices and then of Americana, midcentury, art
bring them to New York or work, jewelry, glassware, mili-
London to sell to the interna- taria, collectibles and surprise
tional market. “must-haves.”

An assortment of auction The antiques show and auc-
items will be on display under tion is sponsored by Lorensen
a tent starting at 10 am. These Auto Group, Essex-Saybrook
include a 9-foot Dyer dhow Antique Village and Saybrook
with blue and white sails, mast Recycled. The show is now in
and boom, tiller and handle, its sixth year and continues to
floor decking, oars and extras; attract quality dealers with
an 1840s “Williams” shotgun varied and interesting mer-
once in the collection of actor chandise. Americana and coun-
Sterling Hayden; original art- try primitives are classics at
work by Old Lyme artist Tim antiques shows, nautical items
Eastland; and a bird’s-eye/ fit naturally into the locale,
tiger maple butler’s chest. and organizers said they are
seeing midcentury pieces gain
One of the highlights may be appreciation. Jewelry, textiles,
a pristine turn-of-the-century pottery, rugs, fine art and
coin-operated Regina disc prints will be available for
music box with inlay design purchase, as well as what
and a collection of six discs. promises to be a selection of
garden décor. Admission is free
Music lovers will also be and open to visitors from 9 am
tempted by a 1920s Victrola,
which plays beautifully when

Bruce Museum Offers Free Admission
To Military Personnel & Families

GREENWICH, CONN. — The World War I, “Patriotic Persua- serving in the United States
Bruce Museum welcomes the sion” will be on display through Military — Army, Navy, Air
nation’s active duty military June 10. There will be an array Force, Marine Corps, Coast
personnel and their families of exhibitions and programs Guard, as well as Active Duty
this summer as part of its par- this summer and Reservists, National
ticipation in the ninth annual Guardsmen (regardless of sta-
Blue Star Museums, a collabo- This year’s participating Blue tus), US Public Health Commis-
ration among the National Star Museums represent not sioned Corps, NOAA Commis-
Endowment for the Arts, Blue just fine arts museums, but also sioned Corps and up to five
Star Families, the Department science museums, history muse- family members.
of Defense and more than 2,000 ums, zoos, nature centers and
museums across the United children’s museums. For a list The Bruce Museum is at 1
States. of participating museums, visit Museum Drive. For additional information, 203-869-0376 or
Of special interest to military ums.
families is the exhibition “Patri-
otic Persuasion: American Post- The national program runs LOS ANGELES — The United
ers of the First World War,” fea- from the Saturday of Memorial States premier of “David Hock-
turing a selection of original Day weekend, May 26, through ney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-
posters, most of which were Labor Day, September 3; the Life” is on view at the Los Ange-
donated to the Bruce Museum Bruce is extending this offer to les County Museum of Art to
by Beverly and John W. Watling military personnel and their July 29 at 5905 Wilshire Boule-
III. Commemorating the cen- families on a year-round basis. vard. For information, 323-857-
tennial of US involvement in The free admission program is 6000 or
available for those currently

26 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Club News

Vermont Antique Dealers Association Journal. There are also fan discussions posted on Facebook Lautrec, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, and more. The eve-
Happy May and welcome spring! at “Hand Fan Collectors.” For information contact Kathryn ning will include an exclusive wine reception just for
The 52nd Annual Maple Festival Antiques Show had a Hanna at [email protected] or 952-200-9727. ADSNY attendees. In addition to the tour and reception,
good turnout as well as good sales for the dealers. It’s attendees will also receive 50 percent off the 200-page fully
always a fun show and this year was no exception in spite Appraisers Association Of America illustrated and fully annotated catalog for the June 26 sale,
of the rain. NEW YORK CITY — The Appraisers Association of which typically sells for $40.
Francis Stevens, owner of the Middlebury Antique Cen- America will hold a Hudson River Study Day on May 30.
ter, is retiring after 34 years. Francis and Dianne started The day is an opportunity to tour several private collec- Rennert’s Gallery is at 26 West 17th Street. For informa-
the Middlebury Antique Center and it has been one of the tions and museums along the Hudson River. Begin the day tion or to register, or 212-679-3326.
best group shops, not only in Addison County but also in all with a tour of two private collections, followed by lunch at
of Vermont. It has been an integral part of the antiquing the home of our past board president Betty Krulik. After NEW YORK CITY — The ADSNY Annual Meeting will
experience in Vermont for all of its 34 years. There will be lunch, take a tour of the Hudson River Museum and the take place at the Temple Emanu-El and includes an illus-
sales in the shop during the months of May and June and Tiffany Reading Room, ending the day at the Cropsey trated talk offering a glimpse of ADSNY’s March 2018 tour,
up until the closing in July. Many dealers are offering up to House. If traveling by mass transit from New York City, “Exploring the Roots of Modernism in Tel Aviv and Beyond,”
30 percent discounts. The last day of business will be after take the Hudson River Metro north to Irvington, and back which will focus on the arts, culture, architecture and
the July 4th sale. Anyone interested in purchasing a dis- from Hastings-on-Hudson. Carpool will be arranged for design in 1920s–30s “Eretz Israel.”
play case or cases can contact Francis at 802-388-6229. I attendees to and from train stations in Irvington and Hast-
am sure that I speak for the many dealers and customers, ings-on-Hudson. Note your carpool status in the registra- The talk, presented by Roberta Nusim, ADSNY’s presi-
and friends of Francis, when I say that he, Mr Gibbs, and tion options. The fee is $110 for members; $130 for non- dent, will include a look into the architecture and design of
the Middlebury Antique Center will be missed. We all wish members. To register, 212-889-5404 ext 11. the White City of Tel Aviv, which has been designated a
him the best in his retirement. NEW YORK CITY — The Appraisers Association pres- UNESCO World Heritage Site for its more than 4,000 mod-
The Vermont Antique Dealers’ Association (VADA) annu- ents a lecture series, “Awards of the Stage,” at the National ernist buildings; a glimpse at the Levant Fairgrounds that
al spring meeting will be held at the Middlebury Inn on Arts Club on June 4, from 6 to 8 pm. attracted more than 300,000 visitors when it opened in
May 29. The executive board will meet at 10:15 am; the Recently, the value of creative contribution stage awards 1932; highlights of the unique architecture and design in
show committee at 11 am; and the general meeting at has increased. This is primarily due to public exhibitions Haifa, Israel’s third largest city; and modernist buildings in
11:30, followed by lunch. The cost of lunch is $20. Trisha featuring these awards, such as “Tennessee Williams: No Jerusalem, including its legendary Jerusalem Internation-
Koptiuch will be emailing VADA members about atten- Refuge but Writing at the Morgan Library and Museum,” al YMCA building, designed by the New York architect,
dance at the lunch. Email her at [email protected] if you and “Leonard Bernstein at 100,” curated by the Grammy Arthur Loomis Harmon, of Shreve Lamb and Harmon —
plan to attend, as we need to inform the inn on the number Museum with the New York Public Library for the Per- the firm that designed the Empire State building.
of people. Send $20 to Trish or pay for the lunch at the forming Arts. These exhibitions, together with high prices
meeting. Everyone is encouraged to attend — it’s a great of lesser-known players at auction, have influenced a Though this event is free to current members, advanced
way to make your voice heard and to meet and chat with noticeable growing appreciation. This lecture will focus registration is required. For information, [email protected],
fellow members. For information or to join VADA, contact largely on awards of the American Stage, and discuss cur- or 212-679-3326.
Brian Bittner at [email protected] rent market sales, standard catalog identifications and
Just a reminder of the barn sale at Sunny Meadow Farm why provenance is of utmost importance. RSVP is required National Bottle Collectors
in Woodstock on May 26. The sale is from 9 am to 6 pm and as seats are limited. The lecture is free to associate and BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — The National Bottle Museum
they ask that there be no early birds. The sale is hosted by student members, the cost for members is $10, general will sponsor its Annual Antique Bottle Show & Sale at the
Red Horse Antiques, Lavin Stickney Antiques, Spencer- admission is $20.The National Arts Club is at 15 Gramercy Saratoga County Fairgrounds from 9 am to 2:30 pm on
Julien Antiques and Heidi A. Lang Antiques and Fine Art. Park South. To register, 212-889-5404 ext 11. June 3. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children, 12
The barn is at 2876 Hartland Hill Road. Any questions, call and under. Early admission at 8 am is available for $15.
802-457-2274. Cape Cod Glass Club Parking is free.
If you are planning a trip to California in June, be sure to CAPE COD, MASS. — The Cape Cod Glass Club will hold Serving as the museum’s chief annual fundraiser, the
stop in at Halliday House in Napa. Gail Laird has informed their 18th annual luncheon at the Old Yarmouth Inn in show is attended by dealers and collectors from across the
me that after many years they will be moving their show- Yarmouth Port, on June 5. The meeting will begin with a United States. All types of bottles and related items will be
room to a historic stone structure previously used as the social hour at 11:30 am and lunch is at 12:15 pm. available, including early New England glass, Midwestern
creamery for a large dairy farm. They will have an exten- The guest speaker is Peter Smith and the subject of his glass, flasks, bitters, all types of medicinal bottles, canning
sive moving sale at their current location and will offer dis- talk is “Storytime.” Peter is the owner of the Plymouth jars, milk bottles, Nailsea bottles, English and Continental
counts on all items. They will be taking this opportunity to Exchange, past owner of the Sandwich Antiques Center, bottles and stoneware; plus bottles made to hold the min-
change their focus toward more home décor items. For and host of the Antiques Air Show. eral waters of Saratoga and the surrounding springs. It is
information contact Gail at [email protected] or 707- The 31st Annual Cape Cod Glass Club Show and Sale an opportunity for the museum to promote the fun and
253-1092. will be held on September 15–16 at the Cape Cod Commu- interesting hobby of bottle collecting.
Sports columnist to antiques dealer? That’s the path that nity College in West Barnstable. The featured speaker will There will be educational displays as well, and attendees
Andy Gardiner of Gardiner’s Antiques took some time in be Lee Anne/Glass Accents Etc. Her topic will be “The are encouraged to bring in their old empty bottles for iden-
the 1980s. Andy moved to Vermont in the early 1970s for Workers Stories from the Flint Glass Workers Union tification. (Bottles with contents should be photographed
graduate school and was hired by the Burlington Free Archives.” Save the date. with a general description.)
Press in 1975 as a sportswriter. Living in Vermont and The Glass Club was founded in 2000 and is a not-for-prof- A special feature of the show will be a free bottle grab bag
needing to furnish his apartment in a vintage building, he it chapter of the National American Glass Club. It is dedi- for all students; those 12 and under must be accompanied
began to frequent antique shops. After all, we all know that cated to the study and appreciation of glass with an empha- by an adult. Research materials will be available for the
Vermont was the mecca of antiques back then! He met sis on American glass. The club meets from October to students to learn a little about the bottle they have chosen.
dealers in the shops and was mentored by many of them, December and from March to June. Live flameworking demonstrations will be provided by the
gaining more knowledge as he went along. As he collected The club is always open to new members, and member- Glassworks Studio, with a selection of items offered for
more and more, he began to replace some of his earlier pur- ship is not limited to Cape Cod residents. For information, sale. Food and refreshments will be available at the fair-
chases and soon found an outlet for his “extras” by partici- contact membership chair Brenda Hayes at 508-385-4893 grounds by the Brickyard Tavern. The Bottle Museum will
pating in a few antique shows. In the interim, he moved to or email [email protected] be open during the show for those wishing to learn a little
Washington, DC for 12 years, eventually returning to Ver- more about the history of bottles and glassblowing, or just
mont for retirement in 2012. Andy exhibits at shows where Button Collectors Associations to enjoy the glass. The JRM Artists’ Space on NBM’s second
he features painted pieces, folk art, Nineteenth Century DANBURY, CONN. — The Northeast Regional Button floor will also be open for viewing.
landscapes and architectural elements. His main focus in Association (NERBA) will host its 34th annual convention The National Bottle Museum is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3)
his purchases is on form, color and condition. Andy is also on June 8–10 at the Crown Plaza Hotel. Button dealers educational institution chartered by the NYS Education
active in VADA, serving on the VADA show committee. from across the country will showcase thousands of Department dedicated to the preservation and history of
Sadly, Barbara Fitzgerald died in April. Barbara and her antique, vintage and modern designer sewing buttons from bottles and the glassblowing industry.
late husband, Tim, owned and operated Fitzgerald’s the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century. This year’s The Saratoga County Fairgrounds is at 162 Prospect
Antiques in Vergennes, Vt., for many years. Our condolenc- Button Convention theme is “Hats off to Buttons.” Street. For information, or
es to her family and friends. NERBA was organized in 1985 as a venue for button col- 518-885-7589.
Look forward to seeing all VADA members who can lectors, but it now attracts quilters, jewelry makers, cloth-
attend the spring meeting. ing and textile designers and artisans seeking that special Greenwich Decorative Arts Society
Vesta Urband accent to highlight their work. The National Button Society OLD GREENWICH, CONN. — On June 4 at 1:15 pm,
[email protected] (NBS) was founded in 1938 to bring passionate button col- the Greenwich Decorative Arts Society presents at the
lectors together, emphasizing preservation and the study of First Congregational Church, “The Very Idea of a Garden
Fan Association of North America (FANA) these pieces of art in miniature. There are now thousands in the Middle of the Sea: Gardens of Venice,” a lecture by
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. — Fan enthusiasts who are mem- of button club members worldwide making button collect- John Dixon Hunt, emeritus professor of the history and
bers of the Fan Association of North America (FANA) gath- ing one of the most popular and enduring hobbies. theory of landscape, in the department of landscape archi-
ered in sunny San Diego recently to share fans from their The Crown Plaza Hotel is at 18 Old Ridgebury Road. For tecture at the University of
collections. One of the highlights of the meeting was a dis- more information, NERBA at and NBS at Pennsylvania. Refreshments
play of members’ “funny fans,” fans with images of playful will immediately follow lecture.
animals, mischievous babies, dogs on parade, ironic scenes It was a character in a novel by
and fun celebrities. Another focus of the meeting was a lec- Art Deco Society Of New York Henry James who exclaimed
ture about and extensive display of chinoiserie fans that NEW YORK CITY — The Art Deco Society of New York how surprising it was to find
were popular in Europe in the 1700s. The group also visited (ADSNY) has two upcoming June events: a preview and gardens in Venice. Yet from the
the fan collection of the San Diego History Center. reception of Art Deco posters and the society’s annual early years of the Republic, gar-
FANA members were able to buy vintage, antique and meeting. dens of all sorts — but especially
new fans at the members’ fan sale. Through its charity auc- Join ADSNY for an exclusive, invitational evening recep- botanical ones — were created
tion, the organization also raised nearly $4,000 for its grant tion and preview of the 75th auction of Rare Posters at and used as a fundamental part
program. The bidding this year was very competitive for a Rennert’s Gallery on June 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The of Venetian culture. It was only
late Eighteenth Century chinoiserie fan which sold for evening will include a gallery tour by gallery owner, Jack by the early Nineteenth Centu-
$585 and a 1920s fixed-advertising fan depicting all the Rennert, of the upcoming auction, which contains almost ry that a “Public garden” was
presidents through Calvin Coolidge. The funds raised will 100 of the most fine and rare Art Deco pieces that the gal- created, but not by the Vene-
be used for grants, such as the one received by the Museum lery has ever featured. tians and to the dismay of many Courtesy of John
of the City of New York that enabled the museum to photo- Art Deco highlights include the most acclaimed and rare there. John Dixon Hunt’s publi- Dixon Hunt
graph its fan collection, thus making it available online. works of Charles Loupot, a never-before-seen design by cations include The Genius of the
The next FANA meeting will be held near Boston, on A.M. Cassandre, works by E. McKnight Kauffer, Raymond Place, The Figure in the Landscape, William Kent, Gardens
April 10–14. To become a member, visit FANA’s website, Gid, Otto Jacob Plattner, Michel Bouchaud and Paul Colin, and the Picturesque and A World of Gardens. In addition to the annual meeting, just to name a few. The sale also features works by notable Admission for nonmembers of the Greenwich Decorative
member benefits include the FANA newsletter and FANA designers such as Alphonse Mucha, Henri de Toulouse- Arts Society is $25. Space is limited; reservations required
by May 28 — call 203-322-2967 or email greenwichdecora-
[email protected]
The First Congregational Church is at 108 Sound Beach

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 27

Benefit Shop Auction Sets
A High For A Folky Fazzino

Auction Action In Mount Kisco, N.Y.

A rare early folky oil on canvas, signed Charles Fazzino,
1893, set an auction record price for the artist at $5,715.

Handily outperforming its $300/600 estimate at $1,778 was This limited edition stone
this oil on canvas painting by Michele Harvey, “Hadley, lithograph portfolio by
MA,” showing a small country town surrounded by farm- Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945),
land, green mountains and blue sky with detailed clouds. comprising 23 lithograph
reproductions of the artist’s
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — Auc- work, did well above its This ornately sculpted artist signed chess set, signed Piero
tion records for artists are rou- $500–$1,000 estimate to Benatti, doubled high estimate to realize $1,016.
tinely set — and broken — at fetch $2,857.
large auction houses in New Joe Taylor’s recreation of The portfolio traveled with the Oriental carpet runner, 170 by The monthly Red Carpet sales
York City, so it is not often when the album cover of Buck- consignor’s family from Germa- 38 inches, which earned $1,524, feature choice collections of
a smaller auction house in the wheat Zydeco’s “Hey Joe,” ny to Norway and then New triple its high estimate, and an antique, Midcentury Modern,
suburbs is able to achieve record made for Tower Records’ York. antique Russian handmade brand furnishings, sterling,
prices; but on April 18, the Ben- Los Angeles store, sold for wool runner, 196 by 42 inches, china, crystal, jewelry and fine
efit Shop Foundation got to do $2,413. Several other artworks also selling comfortably over esti- art. With a mission of “to donate,
exactly that in its monthly sale. had an inkling this painting performed well, including an mate at $635. to discover and to do good,” the
was going to do well based on energetic contemporary paint- foundation is a non-profit, and
Featuring a striking selection the presale interest we were ing by Joe Taylor recreating the Rounding out the auction all auction proceeds support
of fine art, the auction was led seeing, but we had no idea we cover of Buckwheat Zydeco’s standouts were an ornately community organizations. Con-
by a rare and early folk art oil would set an auction record.” Hey Joe album and measuring sculpted artist-signed chess set, signors get a tax deduction, the
painting by Charles Fazzino (b about 6 by 6 feet, selling for signed Piero Benatti, that dou- buyer gets a great deal and local
1955), dated 1983. The 13-by- Another standout was a limit- $2,413. It was painted for Tower bled high estimate to bring non-profits get much needed
11-inch painting depicted peo- ed edition stone lithograph port- Records’ Los Angeles store. A $1,016 and a pair of Lalique art funds. Prices, with buyer’s pre-
ple on a farm, a hot air balloon folio by renowned artist, Käthe surprise performance was an oil glass crystal vases with female mium, are as reported by the
and a horse-drawn wagon filled Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945), on canvas painting by Michele nude forms amid a grape design auction house. For information,
with hay and riders. The con- comprising 23 lithographic Harvey, titled “Hadley, MA,” motif, in frosted and clear glass, or 914-
signor’s parents purchased the reproductions of the artist’s showing a small country town 9 inches tall, that sold for $635, 864-0707.
painting while Fazzino was liv- work, going well above the surrounded by farmland, green far above its $50/100 estimate.
ing at home in New York with $500–$1,000 estimate to fetch mountains and blue sky with
his parents. The artist is better $2,857 from an online buyer. detailed clouds. It bested its
known for his silkscreen seri- $300/600 estimate to realize
graph 3D-style constructions $1,778.
that he turned to later in his
career. Besides fine art, Benefit Shop
Foundation’s auctions usually
The top auction price for a feature a choice grouping of Ori-
work by Fazzino was $1,500, ental rugs. Leading this sale
said Benefit Shop owner and were an antique multi-toned
founder Pam Stone, and in this
sale, buyers pushed the price to
$5,715 with the painting going
to an art collector online.

“It was an exciting auction. We

Raymond Smith’s Road Trip Photos
At Bruce Museum
GREENWICH, CONN. — An exhibition of black is finally coming to the Northeast.
and white photographs by New Haven, Conn., Smith’s work may have been inspired by Walker
photographer Raymond Smith is on view at the
Bruce Museum through June 3. “In Time We Shall Evans and Robert Frank, but “In Time We Shall
Know Ourselves” is organized and circulated by Know Ourselves” stands as an independent state-
the Montgomery (Ala.) Museum of Fine Arts and ment about America and about photography in
features 52 photographs, most of which are vin- Smith’s times and places.
tage prints.
The Bruce Museum is at 1 Museum Drive. For
Smith was inspired by the photographs taken in information, 203-869-0376 or www.brucemuse-
the American South in the 1930s by Walker
Evans, a teacher and mentor of Smith at Yale “Fotomat Girl, Louisville, Ky.” by Raymond
University, as well as by Robert Frank’s The Smith (American, b 1942), 1974, gelatin sil-
Americans, 1958. In the summer of 1974, Smith ver print, Lent by the artist
embarked on a photographic expedition of his
own, traveling with his friend Suzanne Boyd in
an aging Volkswagen from New England through
the South and into the Midwest, where he camped
and photographed people and places he encoun-
tered during the three-month journey.

Intending to write a PhD thesis in American
studies, Smith instead channeled his intense curi-
osity about his country and its inhabitants into a
suite of portraits, works that are at once down-to-
earth, melancholy and filled with surprise. For
decades, Raymond Smith’s photographs remained
unknown. After mounting two small exhibitions
locally, in 1974 and 1975, Smith pursued a career
as a seller of rare books on art, architecture, design
and photography, through R.W. Smith Bookseller,
the New Haven business he continues to operate.

In 2009, a curator of photography at the Yale
University Art Gallery encouraged him to publish
his work, a project that in turn led to an exhibition
in 2014 at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
After traveling to six other major museums in the
South, Smith’s exhibition of road trip photographs

28 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Thomas Jayne’s New Twist On A Decorating Classic

Thomas Jayne, Classical
Principles for Modern
Design: Lessons from Edith
Wharton and Ogden Cod-
man’s The Decoration of
Houses, written with Ted
Loos, the Monacelli Press,
New York City, 2018; 212
pages, hardcover, $50.
At first glance, the topic of
Thomas Jayne’s newest book,
Classical Principles for Mod-
ern Design: Lessons from
Edith Wharton and Ogden
Codman’s ‘The Decoration of
House,’ sounded daunting to
this under-50 reader. As glow-
ing as previous reviews have
been, the subject seemed dry,
intimidating and, frankly,
hardly relevant for a young,
general audience that is fast
becoming known for discard-
ing the trappings of previous
generations in favor of HGTV- Thomas Jayne, Kerri Brewer photo, courtesy Jayne Design Studio.
driven open-concept floor
plans and affordable, if ulti- new generation of home own- 120 years. Jayne’s willingness him to appropriately incorpo- York City deftly showcases
mately short-lived, disposal ers but will change how to show where he parts com- rate such elements into his this point. While simpler than
furniture. younger generations can pany from Wharton and Cod- interiors, in turn creating the library at Land’s End,
Jayne’s book is anything but appreciate and incorporate man allows for a fresh, mod- additional layers of texture, Wharton’s Newport, R.I., cot-
irrelevant. traditional elements into ern interpretation that will richness and depth. tage, Jayne nonetheless gives
In 1897, Edith Wharton and modern life. appeal to a broad younger Jayne’s treatment of the a nod to Wharton and Cod-
Ogden Codman co-authored Jayne makes what could be audience. The fields of interi- chapters on walls, doors, win- man, making use of the dark
The Decoration of Houses, a a very dry and stiff topic live- or decoration and design will dows and ceilings and color, wood, paneled trim and paint-
treatise Jayne claims on the ly, understandable and inher- reap the dividends from this are clearly influenced by his ed walls to create a tasteful
first page of his introduction ently accessible to a broad book for years to come. background, which lends a and comfortable space that
to be “the most important dec- audience with a conversation- Jayne is unusual among dec- sense of authenticity to those invites occupants.
orating book ever written.” al tone, lush illustrations and orators in that he has an seeking a traditional look and Wharton and Codman
While Wharton is one of the an easily followed organiza- undergraduate background in feel. The opening line of belonged to a time and social
most important and memora- tion. Younger readers, or architecture and design as Jayne’s first chapter defines class that saw great impor-
ble authors of the late Nine- those new to interior decorat- well as graduate work in his interpretation of tradi- tance in rooms that have
teenth and early Twentieth ing, will find Classical Princi- material culture and histori- tional decorating as contem- largely faded from use, such
Centuries, she is most likely ples for Modern Design an cal objects at Winterthur porary decorating using his- as ballrooms, libraries, smok-
known for her novels rather easy and informative read. A Museum, near Wilmington, toric models, which are ing rooms and large imposing
than her contributions to the close examination of the book Del. This experience, which important because their core hallways. Rather than elimi-
field of interior decoration. explains not only how the gave him the knowledge of components have been per- nate any mention of them as
Jayne’s book not only serves principles remain on point historical upholstery and tex- fected over 2,000 years. Cen- holdovers from a bygone past,
as a vital fresh introduction but, more importantly, why tiles, as well as wall, window tral to this is the use of organ- Jayne embraces them, touting
of this important treatise to a they are relevant, even after and floor coverings, allows for ic materials, natural shapes, the importance of areas for
proportional elements and an specific purpose whenever
overall visually balanced possible. Rooms such as kitch-
symmetry. ens, which were not included
Several interiors featured in in Wharton and Codman’s
the book illustrate this, original treatise, have become
including a Jayne Design Stu- so crucial to modern living
dios project at Beekman Place that Jayne necessarily grants
Apartment. Both the living them a chapter as well, prov-
room and dining area blend ing how the principles of the
modern and traditional ele- book can be adapted for shifts
ments, all of which are set off in trends and tastes.
against pale celadon-colored Any book showcasing the
walls. Balanced, refreshingly projects of a decorator of
elegant perfection. Jayne’s caliber would be
Classical Principles is pep- remiss without any mention
pered with late Nineteenth of his more impressive proj-
and early Twentieth Century ects. Classical Principles does
drawings and photographs not disappoint and includes
that illustrate Wharton and elegant, formal interiors, such
Codman’s tenets. In doing so, as those Jayne did for Crichel
Jayne not only draws clear House, a late Eighteenth Cen-
parallels between historical tury house in Dorset, Eng-
precedents and his interiors land, that was designed by
that were influenced by them, James Wyatt (1746–1813), or
but he plainly illustrates the for Drumlin Hall, in New
latitude that can be taken in York’s Hudson River Valley.
adopting and adapting con- And yet, in featuring these
temporary pieces or interiors formal rooms alongside more
along the proscribed lines. modest projects, Jayne clearly
Don Freeman photo, courtesy Jayne Design Pieter Estersohn photo, courtesy Jayne The library at the Rectory of delineates ways one can
Studio. Design Studio. St Mary the Virgin in New marry old and new, formal
and informal, costly and inex-
pensive for a personal, practi-
cal and beautiful style across
a broad spectrum of scale,
taste and value. This will be
reassuring to readers who are
novices to interior decoration
or bound by spatial limita-
tions, budget or lifestyle.
A final thought must be that
with which Jayne, Wharton
and Codman concluded:
“There is no absolute perfec-
tion, there is no communica-
ble ideal; but much that is
empiric, much that is con-
fused and extravagant, will
give way before the applica-
tion of principles based on
common sense and regulated
by the laws of harmony and
Nothing could be more rele-
vant than that.
Pieter Estersohn photo, courtesy Jayne Design Studio. —MHR

Historic Homes & Properties


June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 29

SPLIA Celebrates Name Change,
70th Anniversary At Founder’s Homestead

Portrait of Howard C. Sher- Parlor at the Sherwood-Jayne house featuring late Eigh- Howard Sherwood with his sister, Jennie Sherwood, out-
wood (1870–1957), 1900. teenth Century painted murals, 2018. side the Jayne House, circa 1915.

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y. — more clearly: to advance the classic example of a shingled
As Preservation Long Island importance of historic preser- Eighteenth Century Long
(formerly the Society for the vation in the region through Island “salt box.” Purchased
Preservation of Long Island advocacy, education and stew- and “restored” in 1908 by
Antiquities) celebrates its ardship. Preservation Long Island
70th anniversary under a new founder Sherwood, the house
name, a new exhibition, “How- A wealthy New York City is a hybrid of early Long
ard Sherwood: Preserving lawyer, Sherwood was a mem- Island colonial architecture
Long Island,” honors the lega- ber of an elite group of early and early Twentieth Century
cy of Preservation Long Twentieth Century American Colonial Revival alterations.
Island’s founder, Howard C. decorative arts collectors that Originally built as a “half
Sherwood. emerged during the peak of house” (a three-bay dwelling
the Colonial Revival when with a full two-story façade
Continuing June 8–Novem- heightened patriotism and and lean-to rear), the house
ber 18, the exhibition show- massive changes to American was doubled in width by
cases highlights from the society — as a result of immi- Mathias’ son, William Jayne,
Howard Sherwood collection, gration, industrialization and around 1780, to accommodate
and through his personal war — caused many to fear his large family. Rare for this
archive, explores the people, the demise of America’s heri- region and of great signifi-
places and ideas that inspired tage and grow nostalgic for an cance are the hand painted Sherwood-Jayne House exterior, 2018.
his passion for early Ameri- idealized colonial past. murals in the parlor and par-
cana and the creation of an lor chamber that date to the
organization dedicated to pre- On July 4, 1908, Sherwood late Eighteenth Century.
serving Long Island’s history. moved into the circa 1730 PJaagyinneateddebsycednodnants main-
An opening reception will Jayne House in Setauket and tPai:n\Ae&dAthAedpsr\o6p-1er-1ty8\ams iachwaoerlkv-acca 3 x 3½ indd.
take place at 5 pm on June 14. spent the next four decades ipnigckfeadrmupstfreoamd until Lillie M.
A talk by curator, Lauren filling it with period-appro- Jeamyaniel prsooolfdtoit:[email protected],
Brincat, will take place in priate furnishings and archi- ceenndtiunargniedstchceojiflml oJraeyntehanfamtwilyo
July. tectural elements salvaged ownership. Sherwood was
from significant historic prop- responsible for shaping the
Preservation Long Island is erties, including the purport- building as it appears today,
a not-for-profit organization ed birthplace of Major Benja- which he used as a country
committed to working with min Tallmadge, leader of the retreat and showcase for his
Long Islanders to protect, Culper Spy Ring, and 29½ collection of early American
preserve and celebrate our Cherry Street in lower Man- antiques. Upon his death in
cultural heritage through hattan, a circa 1750 town- 1957, Sherwood bequeathed
advocacy, education and the house that housed George the house and its contents to
stewardship of historic sites Washington’s aides during his the society.
and collections. The organiza- first year of the presidency. The Sherwood-Jayne House
tion was founded 1948 as the is at 55 Old Post Road. For
Society for the Preservation Today, Sherwood’s Eigh- additional information, 631- Howard Sherwood’s living room, featuring paneling sal-
of Long Island Antiquities in teenth Century home and col- 692-4664 or vaged from the Tallmadge House, 2018.
response to intense post- lection are cornerstones of
World War II development Preservation Long Island that
with a mission to preserve provide a window into his life
individual historic buildings and a time when America
and artifacts through the cre- relied on its past for inspira-
ation of house museums. The tion and comfort during an
new name is expected to com- uncertain present. Built circa
municate the core mission 1730 by Mathias Jayne, the
Sherwood-Jayne house is a

Howard Sherwood’s colonial kitchen – taproom, 2018.

30 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Sunken Cities

Egypt’s Lost Worlds

Head of the Apis bull, Serape-
um of Alexandria, Egypt, Sec-
ond Century CE, height 74-13/16
inches. Greco-Roman Museum,
Alexandria (GRM 351) Basal.

A statuette of Osiris and a model of a processional barge for this god, Heracleion, Egypt. Statue of Arsinoe, Cano-
Maritime Museum, Alexandria. IEASM Excavations. pus, Aboukir Bay, Egypt,
Statuette of Osiris with golden eyes, Thonis-Heracleion, Egypt, Late Period (664–332 BCE), Ptolemaic Period, (SCA
bronze and gold, height 10-7/16 by 2-13/16 by 1-11/16 inches. IEASM Excavations (SCA 1267). 208). IEASM Excavations.

( continued from page 1C ) water discoveries made by Goddio’s team in the cities of The volume illustrates many of the ritual objects uncov-
The show is installed in the galleries of the museum’s East Canopus and Thonis came late in the last centuries of that ered on the floor of the bay.
Building. The luminous expansion space designed by long history. That was Cleopatra’s end of the story, and we
David Chipperfield opened in 2013. all know what happened to her. Egypt became a province While supervising the construction of the exhibition, God-
of Rome in 30 BCE. dio shed his hard hat to talk to Antiques and The Arts
Lisa Cakmak, associate curator of ancient art at SLAM, Weekly. “We have some artifacts that have never been
had seen the exhibition in London and was immediately The artifacts come from a different place, as well as a dif- shown before in a museum. We are telling the story of the
interested when she found out IEASM was looking for an ferent time. Bypassing all that sand in Upper Egypt, these mysteries of Osiris, which was one of the most secret reli-
American venue. She explained, “As you can imagine, it excavations took place off the fertile delta in Lower Egypt, gious ceremonies of ancient Egypt. From a stele discovered
was not something we could embark upon lightly because north on the map and where the Nile flows into the Medi- in 1881 by Maspero and now in the Cairo Museum, we
it is quite an expensive project — the fees, the shipping, the terranean. Our well-known Cleopatra, the seventh queen knew the ceremony was celebrated every year. We can read
logistics. It is probably one of the biggest exhibition proj- of that name, closes out the Ptolemaic Period, a Greco- that stele. We knew before we excavated that every year
ects we have undertaken. Compared to the earlier ver- Egyptian era whose beginning coincided with the death of the mysteries of Osiris were celebrated between the Tem-
sions, it is a tighter story because Franck Goddio has had Alexander the Great in 332 BCE. He was buried in Alexan- ple of Amun-Gereb in the city of Heracleion and the Temple
more time to study and understand the site. And it looks dria, his namesake city, near the body of water under of Osiris in Canopus. We discovered those two sites, and we
quite a bit different from the European presentations which the discoveries took place. At that time, the Mediter- knew that possibly we would discover some artifacts tell-
because of our gallery space. We have new custom cases we ranean world enjoyed a lively trade of goods, ideas and cul- ing the story of the mysteries of Osiris. It was known that
have made inhouse for the show. The show is a little bit tural influences among countries surrounding the sea. The there was a procession between the two temples. It was not
bigger than what we normally host, in terms of number of ports of Lower Egypt became prosperous and increasingly known from the texts whether it was a nautical procession
objects and size of objects. We have reversed the floor plan diverse. One effect, demonstrated especially by the sculp- or a procession with a barge carried by persons. As a mat-
of the special exhibition galleries so that we can take ture, is a cross-pollination of artistic styles between Greece ter of fact, we found the channel between the two, and in
advantage of the modularity of our new building.” and Egypt. The religious personas of Greek and Egyptian the channel we found one of the barges used for those reli-
gods merged, as well. gious processions.”
She continued, “We have an introductory film that has a
voice-over narration to help people understand more about Franck Goddio is the charismatic driving force and direc- Looking around the galleries during the installation,
the project. Then we have a series of very short, no-audio tor of these Egyptian marine excavations. He was on hand Goddio said, “The exhibition here will look absolutely dif-
clips that show artifacts underwater with divers in St Louis to supervise the installation of the objects and ferent. I think it’s more comprehensive here. Here you are
literally suctioning up the silt and measuring facing objects that were together on the site in antiquity
the finds. They set the scene of how the objects lecture at the show’s opening. After a more conven- and that are back together in the exhibition. They speak to
were found surrounded by kelp and fish. We typi- tional career as an economic advisor to the United each other, they explain each other. The artifacts are telling
cally do well with antiquities and archaeology Nations and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you the story of those two ancient cities and the story of the
shows, and Egypt has its own magical appeal. Goddio decided to pursue his real passion by found- mysteries of Osiris. And this is very, very strong.”
There is one favorite object that leaves me speech-
less. It is the statue of Queen Arsinoe II, a beauti- ing IEASM. After some classic shipwreck investiga- Goddio will soon head back to Egypt. His best excavation
ful sculpture in polished black stone. It is an aes- tions, he focused his attention on the mapping of the times are May to June and September to October, when
thetically stunning piece of art, and it has been bay off the site of the ancient port of Alexandria in there is greater visibility underwater. In conclusion, he
hidden underwater for so many years. This exhi- 1992. Putting together a team of archaeologists, histo- said, “I say I need 300 years to finish. After that, maybe I
bition has major pieces of art, but it also is a very rians, geologists, geophysicists, computer engineers will start a new project!”
archaeological show with votive and expert divers, he worked closely with the country’s
bronze statuettes, offering dishes, Ministry of Antiquities. In 2000, they discovered the Long ago, the Scottish folk singer Donovan sang of Atlan-
coins and jewelry from everyday life. submerged ancient city of Thonis (Heracleion) and tis,“Way down below the ocean, where I want to be, she may
When I talk about the show in lectures, I be.” As we watch dramatic images of ancient queens rising
explain there is no desert, no pyramids, no parts of the nearby city of Canopus. A grad- through the waters, Franck Goddio has certainly fulfilled
mummies. This site introduces people to ual rise in the sea level left these areas sub- his quest to find the art and artifacts that reveal new infor-
another side and another time period of merged by about the Eighth Century CE. mation about the inhabitants of a now submerged world.
Egypt.” Most recently, Goddio’s research has focused the reli-
gious ceremonies and mysteries connected to the To read more about the history and results of the excava-
Most people know of the Pyramids and worship of the god Osiris, a principal deity through- tions, see Osiris: Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries by Franck God-
the Sphinx, the great monuments of out the millennia of Egyptian civilization. Osiris dio and David Fabre (Flammarion, 2017) and Diving to the
Ramses II, the Tomb of Tutankham- was associated with the afterlife and the resurrec- Pharaohs: Franck Goddio’s Discoveries in Egypt by Jurgen
on. Travelers to Egypt see them all. tion of the dead, but also played an important role Bischoff and Christoph Gerigk (Steidl, 2016).
Ancient Egyptian civilization, how- in the regeneration of the fertility of the land
ever, spanned over 3,000 years and itself. The exhibition catalog, Osiris: Egypt’s Hilti Foundation in Lichtenstein funded the excavations.
through many ups and downs. Sunken Mysteries, chronicles the story of For more, see
Imagine if George Washington the submarine finds, one of which was a underwater-archaeology. Goddio and the IEASM team
had been born in 1000 BCE sacred waterway linking the two cities. work closely with the Oxford Centre for Marine Archaeol-
and our Republic was still ogy. To read more about their mission and publications, go
chugging along. The under- The awakening of Osiris, 26th to
dynasty. Gneiss, gold, elec-
trum, bronze. Egyptian Muse- The Saint Louis Art Museum is at 1 Fine Arts Drive. For
um, Cairo (CGC 38424). information, 314-721-0072 or

Journalist Karla Klein Albertson writes about decorative
arts and design.

Saint Louis Art Museum

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 31

Bronze statuette of a pharaoh, Thonis-Heracleion, Aboukir
Bay, Egypt, 30th–26th dynasty, height 8-1/16 inches (SCA
1305). IEASM Excavations.

The bust of the colossal statue of the god Hapy has Bronze statuette of a pharaoh,
been strapped with webbings before being cautiously Thonis-Heracleion, Aboukir Bay,
raised out of the water of Aboukir Bay, Egypt. IEASM Egypt, 30th–26th dynasty, height
Excavations. 8-1/16 inches. IEASM Excavations
(SCA 1305).

Franck Goddio, director of excavations and president The stele of Thonis-Heracleion being raised out of the
of Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous — Marine waters of the Bay Aboukir, Egypt. National Museum, Alex-
(European Institute for Maritime Archaeology) on andria, (SCA 277). IEASM Excavations.
board the excavations support ship Princess Duda in
Aboukir Bay, Egypt.

The goddess Taweret, 664–525
BCE, Greywacke. Egyptian Muse-
um, Cairo (CGC 39194).

Bull god Apis presented naturalistically, Serapeum of Alex-
andria, Egypt, height 74-13/16 inches. Graeco-Roman Muse-
um (GRM 351).

A ram of Amun engraved on both
sides of a limestone plaque, Hera-
cleion, Sixth Century BCE,
limestone, 45¼ inches.
Maritime Museum, Alex-
andria, (SCA1579).
IEASM Excavations.

The statue of Arsinoe, mounted on frame, is being All photographs
raised out of the water of Aboukir Bay, Egypt. IEASM are by Christoph
Excavations. Gerigk, © Franck
Colossal statue of the god Hapy, Thonis-Heracleion,
Aboukir Bay, Egypt, Fourth Century BCE, red granite, Goddio/Hilti
height 17 feet 8-5/8 inches by 35-7/16 inches. Maritime Foundation.
Museum, Alexandria (SCA 281). IEASM Excavations.

32 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Textiles From Three Continents In Sturbridge,
Something For Everyone

STURBRIDGE, MASS. — ably does not fit most antiques Vintage Fashion show pro- of their inventory in non-tex- know exactly what they’re
The term “multicultural” is shows, at least those in New duced by Linda Zukas. Now in tile items. The show included buying and what things are
used frequently today, perhaps England. But it does fit the its 28th season, the show took an exhibitor from Africa, worth. Dealers with boutique
too frequently. The word prob- 125-dealer Antique Textile and place on May 7, the day before another from Spain, one from shops in New York, Los Ange-
the Brimfield markets opened. London, and from 21 states as les, Tokyo and London were
far away as California, Wash- buying for resale. There are
While the bulk of the items ington, Texas and the Mid- numerous textile designers
for sale were certainly Ameri- west. Several of the dealers seeking inspiration for their
can, there were textiles and have done the show for years. next ‘line.’ Museum curators
clothing from several coun- are seeking rarities for their
tries: Mali, Liberia, Nigeria, The one-day show draws a collections, perhaps such as
Tonga, England, Spain, Greece crowd that might be envied by the piece of Seventeenth Cen-
and India, to name a few. It other show managers. Shortly tury lace I saw in one of the
would have been difficult to before the doors opened at booths. Many were buying for
count the number of languages 9:30 am for the early buyers, their own collections, and/or
exhibitors and shoppers were there were more than 300 peo- for personal use. The show is
using. And there was more ple waiting in a line that also a learning experience for
than textiles. Exhibitors extended around the back of many, as several of the exhibi-
brought jewelry, beads, but- the building. It took more than tors have written books on
tons, purses, dolls, cloth ani- six minutes for those waiting their specialties or have
mals, samplers, hooked rugs, to enter the hall. According to knowledge of textiles used in
sewing items and more. In Zukas, “The assortment and their native regions, such as
fact, Zukas’ preshow mailer to the quality of the offerings the exhibitors from Liberia.
her exhibitors encouraged draws a variety of buyers. It’s The gate is up from last year
them to bring up to 25 percent an educated crowd — they and that’s really good to see.
The line goes around behind
Show producer Linda Zukas, shown here in her home in the building. We’re really the
Cape Neddick, Maine, with some of the pottery she makes. largest of the vintage textile
shows and that draws the
Susan Oakes from Vermont had several vintage fans and a crowd.” The show uses four
wide assortment of colorful boxes for storing just about halls and meeting rooms in the
anything. hotel.

New York dealer Steve Mohr had two showcases filled with The large Grenfell mat was in the booth of Interiors With After the show, Zukas said, “
cut glass and enameled dresser sets, enameled boxes and Provenance from Amesbury, Mass. At 52 by 39 inches, it was I always like to see the buyers
jewelry. the largest mat made by the Grenfell Mission. The mallards leaving with multiple bags.
are in spring plumage and the mat was priced at $3,250. That usually tells me they’re
Review and Onsite Photos by buying from more than one
Rick Russack, Contributing Editor dealer. One reason we get the
A few minutes prior to the show opening, the line stretched crowd that we do is that this
around the back of the building. show has a much broader
selection of textiles than oth-
A bird’s-eye view of the 2018 spring Textile show. Linda Tom Arsenault, Ipswich, Mass., specializes in textiles from ers.”
Zukas photo central and southeast Asia. He frequently travels to the
region, and the booth was filled with textiles from that part There was plenty of what you
of the world. would expect at a vintage tex-
tile event. Racks of dresses
from the 1960s–80s, designer
fashions, hats for both men
and women, a wide variety of
handbags and purses, beads,
buttons, trimmings, table lin-
ens, bedspreads and quilts,
hooked rugs and more. Cat’s
Meow from Midland, Texas,
had a wide assortment of
handbags and purses, includ-
ing alligator and lizard bags
priced from $135 up and a
petit point purse priced at
$135. There were racks of
dresses priced at $20, and they
had crowds around them
shortly after the show opened.

Oumaru and Aissata Swary
from Liberia were exhibiting
for the fourth time. They fly
over specifically for this show
and, as of yet, have not done
any of the Brimfield shows.
Their inventory includes tex-
tiles from Mali, the Ivory
Coast, Nigeria and Liberia.
Most of the material in their
booth, such as the indigo
wraps, which were priced at
$50 and up, is not available
from anyone else at the show.
Some of the fabrics are more
than 150 years old. One of the
most unusual items in the
booth, and certainly the only
one in the show, was a red
hunters jacket from Mali, with
bush hog teeth and medicine
pouches attached to protect
the hunter. It was priced at

Villanova, Penn., dealer Mar-
tin Platt also had some unusu-
al ethnic items, including a
traditional Japanese mino, or
rain cape. Made in the Nine-
teenth Century of plant fibers,
Platt priced it at $1,250. He
also had a large ceremonial
tapa, made in Tonga in the
early 1960s. Tapas were made
of bark cloth, derived from the
paper mulberry tree, and are
native to the South Pacific
islands. They were laboriously
handmade and decorated, and

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 33

New York City dealer Dian Wrobleski, Beadatopia Vintage,
had beads from the 1800s up to the late Twentieth Century.
The selection was huge and included micromosiacs, beads
of Murano glass, African tribal beads and vintage glass
beads. She has been selling beads for more than 30 years.

Perhaps the most unusual item in the show One of the more unusual items in the booth
was this 200-year-old hunting jacket worn by a of Ipswich, Mass., dealer Tom Arsenault was
hunter in Mail. When asked, Oumaru Swary this traditional Kuchi dress, probably from
said that the attached bush hog teeth and Afghanistan that may have been a wedding
medicine pouches were intended to keep the dress.
hunter safe from harm. It was priced at $2,500.

in the case of this one, had Marie Niforos travels from London for the show. The circa Villanova, Penn., dealer Martin Platt said the rain cape, or
probably been a community 1920s shawl was priced at $1,200. mino, from Japan, dated from the Nineteenth Century and
effort. They might have been Marston House, formerly of Wiscasset, Maine, is now locat- is traditionally made of straw; Platt had priced it at $1,250.
used as wall hangings, and ed in Vinalhaven, Maine. The booth was filled with blue and On the table in front of the rain cape is a tapa cloth from
Platt said one of the uses of a white coverlets, old fabric-covered baskets, cutting boards Tonga, dating to the 1960s, which was priced at $550.
tapa would have been to cover and other objects for a “rustic” look. Doing their fourth show in Sturbridge, Oumaru and Aissata
the earth so that the feet of Chantelle is from Toronto, along with her French bulldog Swary from Liberia filled their booth with textiles from
the King of Tonga would not O’Shea. They were planning to spend five days shopping Mali, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and other African countries.
touch the ground. It was priced the Brimfield shows. Some of the indigo wraps are 150 years old and were priced
at $550. from $50. They make the trip specifically for the purpose of
doing this show.
Tom Arsenault of Ipswich, Doing business as Denyse’s Closet, Connecticut, Denyse
Mass., specializes in textiles Sookdar on the right and Heather Piasek were ready for
from central Asia —Turkey, the show to open. Their booth offered dozens of shoes
India, Nepal, etc — and has priced at $40 per pair and hundreds of dresses priced at
sold items that wound up in $20.
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Arsenault travels to the
region, bringing back a wide
assortment of native fabrics.
His offerings included a selec-
tion of dyed cloths from
Uzbekistan dating from the
early 1900s and a particularly
nice traditional Kuchi dress,
probably from Afghanistan
that may have been a wedding

One of the more unusual
“specialties” was a booth full of
fraternal regalia. Alan Hoops,
a Findlay, Ohio, dealer, spe-
cializes in garments worn by
members of fraternal organi-
zations, such as the Indepen-
dent Order of Odd Fellows,
their sister organization, the
Daughters of Rebekah, the
Masons and other similar soci-
eties. The Odd Fellows use the
regalia during their biblical
reenactments and other cere-
monies. As membership in
some of these societies dwin-
dle, their meeting halls, or
lodges, are being dismantled.
According to Hoops, in the
1920s, there were more than
1,100 Odd Fellows lodges in
communities throughout Ohio
but now there are just about
60. When an Odd Fellows lodge
is dismantled, all the regalia
and furnishings are returned
to the state’s Grand Lodge,
and he has been able to pur-
chase the material in quantity
from state lodges. He had sev-
eral caps and hats worn by
members, and they were priced
between $25 and $50. Prices
for the other regalia varies,
with an elaborate cape, proba-
bly worn by a “Noble Grand,”
priced at $150. Hoops also had
an early buffalo hide touring
coat with a lamb’s wool collar.

Linda Zukas runs this show
twice a year, on the Mondays
of Brimfield Week. The next
show will take place Septem-
ber 3; there is not a July show.
For information, 207-363-1320
or www.vintagefashionandtex-

34 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Transitions Renovated & Expanded Hood Museum
To Open To Public In January 2019
The Concord Museum board of gover-
nors has named Thomas J. Putnam HANOVER, N.H. — The newly reno- Hood Museum of Art front entrance, facing the Dartmouth Green. Ren-
the museum’s new Edward W. Kane exec- vated and expanded Hood Museum of dering by MARCH.
utive director. Putnam will begin his po- Art at Dartmouth will open to the
sition on June 4, which follows Margaret public on January 26, 2019, following and improved galleries and class- study technology — tripling the num-
two years of construction. Designed rooms. This was coupled with the ber of student classroom visits the
R. Burke’s recent re- by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Archi- understanding that a purposefully museum can host — and increases
tirement after seven tects | Partners (TWBTA), the expanded museum presents opportu- the total number of galleries from ten
years of leadership. expanded museum ties together the nities for greater engagement by all to 16, with the addition of six new
Putnam currently college’s academic and research pri- of the museum’s audiences. The galleries. The expansion also increas-
serves as the direc- orities with an emphasis on the arts newly constructed building is seam- es the Hood’s overall square footage
tor of education and at Dartmouth. The Hood’s collection lessly interwoven with the historic by more than 50 percent, to 62,400
public programs is one of the largest of its kind in the Moore structure and brings the square feet. The project budget for
at the National Ar- United States, comprising more than entire museum up to today’s codes the renovation and expansion is $50
chives and Records 65,000 works spanning a variety of while updating the original galleries million, 95 percent of which has been
Administration. In media and historical periods. The to new environmental and conserva- raised to date through private dona-
2017, he served as renovation and expansion of the tion standards. tions.
the director of presidential libraries and museum ensures that these works of
managed the US modern presidential li- art will be preserved, seen and uti- Specifically, the expansion increases The Hood Museum of Art is at 6 East
brary system, including the 14 federally lized by students, faculty and visitors the Hood’s exhibition space by 42 per- Wheelock Street. For information, 603-
managed libraries from Herbert Hoover from around the globe. The building cent to 16,350 square feet, adds three 646-2808 or www.hoodmuseum.dart-
to Barack Obama. Prior to this role, Put- is a hybrid of newly constructed facil- classrooms with the latest object-
nam spent more than 15 years at the ities and restored and updated spaces
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, from the original 1985 Charles Moore
ultimately rising to director, a position building, and it provides active spac-
in which he served for eight years. es for teaching, exhibition, explora-
tion and dialogue. It also redirects
The Potomack Company welcomes traffic on campus, creating a central
Stephen Silvia, who has joined artery facing the Dartmouth Green
the team to head its jewelry division. with a walkway through the museum
With years of experience managing the to the campus arts district.
fine and estate jew-
elry collections of The Hood sits at the heart of Dart-
Saks Fifth Avenue mouth’s campus on the historic
and Neiman Marcus, Green. The museum’s central location
Silvia will source signifies the importance art plays in
jewelry pieces for the Dartmouth experience. A rede-
collectors and other signed and expanded museum dem-
buyers, always seek- onstrates the college’s full embrace of
ing Cartier, Bulgari, its liberal arts tradition and its com-
Harry Winston, Van mitment to the arts at Dartmouth for
Cleef & Arpels and future generations.
other exceptional pieces. With more
than 35 years of fine and estate jewelry The impetus for the expansion was
experience, Silvia served for 15 years at an increased demand from students
Saks Fifth Avenue as manager, in Chevy and faculty to gain deeper access to
Chase, Md., and five years as manager the Hood’s collections through more
at Neiman Marcus, also in Chevy Chase.
Santa Fe Firm In Effort To Return
The Nantucket Historical Associa- Culturally Significant Reredos
tion (NHA) announced that Susan
K. Coffin has been named director of SANTA FE — Shiprock Santa Fe hosted a public reception screens) on May 18.
development. Coffin will lead the orga- and talk by cultural historian Will Wroth and an exhibition The Nineteenth Century reredos originate from private
of important Nineteenth Century Chimayo reredos (altar
nization’s fundrais- chapels in Chimayo, New Mexico, and were recently discov-
ing efforts to help ered in the estate of artist Harry Brorby (1927–2012) of
ensure a vibrant Tucson, Ariz. Brorby acquired the altar screens decades
and dynamic future, ago, and until recently, they have remained in his private
through private and collection.
public sources, en-
suring NHA remains Jed and Samantha Foutz, owners of Shiprock Santa Fe,
a forward-thinking became aware of the Chimayo reredos when local Santa Fe
organization. Addi- art dealer Will Channing was enlisted by the Brorby estate
tionally she will work to find a buyer for the artifacts. The Foutzes embraced Chan-
closely with the ex- ning’s conviction that the altar screens should be returned to
ecutive director, serving as a member of New Mexico and agreed to exhibit the reredos at their gal-
the senior management team. Coffin has lery — allowing scholars and Spanish-Colonial Art enthusi-
more than 20 years of experience with asts to view the screens for the first time in more than 40
major gifts, donor cultivation and stew- years.
ardship, capital campaigns, annual and
planned giving, prospect and volunteer The larger of the two wooden reredos measures 12 by 8 feet
management, communications and spe- and is hand-painted with depictions of nine Catholic saints.
cial events. The screen is thought to date back to 1850. The smaller
screen, 8 by 6½ feet, dated and signed 1865, features images
Freya Simms has been appointed the of Saint Rita, Our Lady of Solitude, Jesus of Nazareth and
new chief executive officer of LAPA- other religious figures.
DA, the Association of Arts & Antiques
Dealers, effective from June. The role fo- In March, the board of the Chimayo Museum voted in favor
cuses on expansion of receiving the reredos as a donation to the museum. Chi-
and growth of the mayo Museum curator and historian Victor Dan Jaramillo
organization, as well said, “The return of either or both altar screens to Chimayo
as future develop- would be a happy event for the community and really fitting
ment. Simms will act to have them back where they came from.”
as LAPADA’s spokes-
person for the The Reredos of Chimayo are on display at Shiprock Santa
trade association, Fe through May 31.
responding to UK
government and EU Shiprock Santa Fe is at 53 Old Santa Fe Trail. For informa-
consultations, while tion, or 505-982-8478.
also overseeing the annual LAPADA Art
& Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square. She Main Museum & ArtCenter
will work alongside the dedicated LAPA- Announce Exploratory Partnership
DA team, chairman Lord de Mauley and
the LAPADA board. Simms began her ca- LOS ANGELES — The Main Muse- The exploratory agreement period ming at the Main would continue in its
reer in the art market at Christie’s. In the um of Los Angeles Art and ArtCenter begins June 1 and continues through current spirit, and the mission of the
intervening years, she worked in-house College of Design today have the end of 2018 and will offer the Main would stay the same — to engage
for both Bonhams and Sotheby’s. announced an innovative agreement institutions the time and space to set the public with the most important
to develop a long-term operational and the specifics of a long-term partner- ideas of our time through the art of Los
programmatic partnership that would ship. The institutions have discussed Angeles — with the addition of design,
further the missions of the two organi- that upon completion of this discovery which is a core area of ArtCenter’s cur-
zations by expanding their reach and period, the Main would move under riculum. The collaboration will offer
scope of art and design education for the umbrella of ArtCenter, and the ArtCenter a deeper engagement with
students, faculty, museumgoers and college would provide operational the city while creating new opportuni-
the LA community. The exploratory support for the museum. In addition, ties for student and faculty engage-
partnership provides financial stabili- the space the museum is housed in — ment. It is also anticipated that the
ty for the Main so that it may remain 12,000-square-feet of renovated space staff of the Main would engage with
a crucial resource for the public for within the historic Hellman building ArtCenter’s established and developing
years to come, while strengthening — would be leased for $1/year to Art- programming in a variety of ways. For
outreach and programming opportuni- Center. information, or
ties for both institutions.
Within the partnership, program-

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Getty Acquires Second Century Roman Portrait Bust

LOS ANGELES — The Getty Antoninus Pius (CE 138–161) on display in the second-floor ed on the Roman art market in
Museum announced that it has and his son and successor, galleries of the newly rein- 1960 before it was acquired by
acquired Second Century CE Marcus Aurelius (CE 161– stalled Villa.” an American collector around
Roman marble portrait bust of 180). He wears a deeply folded 1961, who then gave it to the
a man. paludamentum (military The bust is carved in one Denver Art Museum in 1965.
cloak) fastened with a circular piece along with its tabula The museum deaccessioned it
The life-sized sculpture por- brooch over his left shoulder. (name plate) and joins the in 2017 and it was sold at auc-
trays a middle-aged man of “This new acquisition is a original, separately worked tion at Sotheby’s. The Getty
high status who has a power- superb example of early Anto- circular base. As with nearly Museum acquired it from an
ful and vivid appearance. His nine portraiture, which was all surviving Roman sculp- art dealer in London.
short beard and moustache are previously not well represent- tures, the artist is unknown,
akin to those of the emperor ed in the museum’s collection,” but based on its style it can be The bust will go on view at
Hadrian (CE 117–138), but the said Timothy Potts, director of assigned to a workshop in the Getty Villa in June.
Portrait bust of a man, CE curly hair, prominent facial the J. Paul Getty Museum. “It Rome that produced portraits
140–160, Roman, marble, features and intense gaze are will be one of the highlights of for imperial and aristocratic The Getty Villa is at 17985
height: 30 inches. more characteristic of the the Roman portrait sculptures patrons. Pacific Coast Highway. For
expressive style of the reign of information, 310-440-7300 or
The work was first document-

Auction DATE LOCATION AUCTIONEER PG 2, June...................Middletown, NY................ EstateofMind.................. 3C
Previews 2, June................. Old Saybrook, CT....... Old Saybrook Historical............ 7
Every Tues................ Coventry, CT...................... Weston’s..................... 64 2, June...................... Orange, CT.....................Joseph Kabe.................. 62
Aguttes Auction House Every Thurs...........East Windsor, CT................ Golden Gavel.................. 68 2, June.................. Philadelphia, PA........... Concept Art Gallery............. 74
Dinosaur Skeleton............... 6 Now-24, May............. Joelene Antiques............... 58 2, June..................... Windsor, CT.......................Nadeau’s..................... 63
Alderfer 25, May.................. Jewett City, CT............... Leone’s Auction.................. 2 2-3, June...................Beverly, MA....................... Kaminski................ 54-55
Antiques & Collector 26, May...................... Wells, ME.................... Stephen P. Cyr................. 68 2-3, June.................... Dallas, TX......................... Heritage...................... 59
Automobiles........................ 7 27, May.................. Saugerties, NY................ Donny Malone................. 58 2-3, June.................. Newton, MA................Tremont Auctions.............. 75
EstateofMind 29, May.............. Auction................ 64 2-3, June..........Whitehouse Station, NJ...........RSL Auction................... 7C
Americana Collection.......... 3 29, May......................Linden, NJ..................... Time & Again.................. 71 3, June......................Boston, MA............... Grogan & Company........ 60-61
Freeman’s 30, May.................... Coventry, CT..................Ingraham & Co................ 68 3, Jun........................ Canaan, CT.......................State Line..................... 70
American Art & 30, May...................... Dover, NJ........................ Berman’s..................... 74 3, June...................... Canaan, NY.................Heritage Auctions.............. 69
Pennsylvania 30, May................. Philadelphia, PA.............. Material Culture................ 73 3, June....................Rehoboth, MA.............Americana Auctions............. 58
Impressionists.................... 4 30, May................... Whitehall, NY......................Nicholas...................... 74 4, June.................... Seabrook, NH.................Beattie & Bider................. 64
Freeman’s 31, May.................... Cowan’s.................... 10C 5, June......................Laconia, NH........................ David’s....................... 68
Pennsylvania Design........... 9 31, May.....................Hatfield, PA..................Alderfer Auction................ 64 5, June.................... New York City....................... Swann....................... 49
Heritage 31, May......................Linden, NJ..................... Time & Again.................. 71 5-7, June...................Hatfield, PA..................Alderfer Auction................ 6C
Original Tintin Art 31, May.................. Spring City, Pa..................Ron Rhoads................... 58 6, 64
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Nye & Co 1, June.................... Delaware, OH....................... Garth’s....................... 50 7, June.................... New York City....................... Swann....................... 51
Estate Treasures................ 11 Opens 1, June............ Steiff Auction.................. 41 8, June..................Garnet Valley, PA......................Briggs....................... 2C
Oakridge Auction Gallery 2, June..................... Ashburn, VA................ Oakridge Auction..........4C-5C 8, June................... Jewett City, CT............... Leone’s Auction.................. 2
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Americana Auction.............. 8 9, June.....................St Louis, MO........................ Selkirk....................... 50
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June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 37

Kenneth M. Newman, 90

Works On Paper Authority Headed The Old Print Shop

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Kenneth M. welcoming all and sharing his profes- loved a cherry vanilla ice cream cone.
Newman, former proprietor of the Old sional passions. His enthusiasm for He was a heck of a storyteller and had
Print Shop and an expert on American building private and public American a laugh that filled the room. Most
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century art collections endures in his sons, important, he was a loving husband,
prints, died on May 8 at Stony Brook Robert and Harry, and their manage- father, grandfather and great-grandfa-
Hospital. He was 90. ment of the family business. ther.

Following brief service in the United After a 61-year tenure, Ken hung up Kenneth is survived by his wife of 65
States Navy in the Pacific Theater dur- his suit and tie, retiring at 86 to return years, Jerie Reeves Newman; four chil-
ing World War II and work as a carpen- to Orient, N.Y., with his wife to the dren, Janice Caufield and her husband
ter building houses near Orient, N.Y., house they built when they married. A Ed, Robert Newman and his wife
Kenneth joined his father Harry Shaw 71-year veteran of the Orient Fire Susan, Nancy Newman, and Harry
Newman in the antiques business in Department, Kenneth always consid- Newman and his wife Claire; ten
New York City in 1949. Working up ered Orient his home. He was a staple grandchildren and three great-grand-
from the shipping department of the at the Orient Country Store, where he daughters.
Old Print Shop, he observed, learned chatted over coffee and sandwiches. He
and became an expert in prints, maps spent summers riding his mower, gar- A celebration of Kenneth’s life is
and American art — notably, the work dening and fishing. In winter, he planned for June 23. Donations on his
of Currier & Ives, John James Audu- enjoyed hunting and iceboating. behalf may be made to the Orient Fire
bon and historical prints. Department, the Orient Congregation-
Kenneth always had a twinkle in his al Church, or the Oysterponds Histori-
Kenneth had no use for an office. He eye and a warm smile. He appreciated cal Society.
stood amid the Old Print Shop’s bustle, a good ladder, enjoyed fireworks and
—Submitted by the family

Daguerreian Society Issues Fraud Alert
For Early Photography
CECIL, PENN. — The Daguer- immediately withdrawn and
rian Society is alerting all inter- the transaction canceled once ANTIQUES SHOW REVIEWS
ested members of the photo suspicions were aired. Swann
community to what it charac- also received a signed (York, Penn.) Greater York Antiques Show...................................................................................................... 13
terizes as an emerging epidemic “Daguerre” at the same time, (Sturbridge, Mass.) Antique Textile And Vintage Fashion Show....................................................................... 32
of fraudulently attributed both originating from the same
daguerreotypes that purport to Polish source. “Swann values AUCTION REVIEWS
be by Gustave Le Gray, Louis- our role in the photography
Auguste Bisson, Th. Jacobi — community, and we are very (Indianapolis, Ind.) John Falter Oil Brings $92,400 At Ripley Auction................................................................ 8
and even by Louis Daguerre happy that this has come to (New York City) Spring Evening Sales, Recapped............................................................................................ 17
himself — which have appeared light to better protect all of our (New Hope, Penn.) Queen Victoria Ensemble Tops Whitaker’s Sale................................................................. 18
on the market over the past interests in the future,” said a (Sturbridge, Mass.) Vintage Clothing, Textiles Hot In Sturbridge..................................................................... 22
year. While the plates them- Swann Galleries spokesperson. (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) Benefit Shop Auction Sets High For A Folk Fazzino.......................................................... 27
selves are authentic 1840s or To understand the statistical (Boonton, N.J.) Hockney Portfolio Takes $75,000 At Millea Bros Auction....................................................... 38
1850s daguerreotypes, the soci- improbability of such a photo (Cambridge, Mass.) Boston Bombe Brings $240,000 At CRN......................................................................... 38
ety said in an eblast, the artist market event, imagine a con- (Las Vegas) $198,000 Buys A Nickle Classic At Morphy’s Coin-Op Auction.................................................... 38
“signatures,” credits and labels signment of Old Master paint- (Oakland) Finn Juhl Chairs & Tables Beat Estimates At Clars........................................................................... 38
appear to be recent additions. ings containing both a previ- (Pittsfield, Mass.) E. Howard No. 57 Regulator Sets World Record At Fontaine’s At $145,000....................... 38
ously unrecorded Jan Vermeer (Pittsfield, Mass.) Massachusetts Museum’s Calder Sculpture Sold For More Than $1.2 Million.................... 38
It pointed out that when view- and a previously unrecorded (Online) Korean Art Leads iGavel Auction’s Asian Sales................................................................................... 39
ing four such “Daguerres,” four Leonardo Da Vinci painting. (New York City) 1776 Map Of New York City Sets Record At Doyle................................................................. 44
such “Le Grays,” two such “Bis- This is a helpful analogy — (Willow Grove, Penn.) Gladiator Sculpture Is Victorious In Ashcroft & Moore Auction................................... 47
sons” and two such “Jacobis,” except that signed Daguerres (New York City) Sci-Fi Collection Dominates Auction Of Literature At Swann Galleries................................... 48
each of these daguerreotypes is and signed Le Grays are actu-
signed at least once, sometimes ally even rarer than Vermeers EXHIBITIONS
twice, either on the plate, on the and Leonardos. Only two signed
passe-partout and/or on the Daguerre portraits were known (Minneapolis) Theatre & Art Collide At MMA..................................................................................................... 3
backing paper. Additionally, to exist prior to this “Polish col- (New York City) Harlem’s Studio Museum Announces Neighborhood Collaborations....................................... 3
some are embossed, either on lection.” (Morristown, N.J.) “Fresh Perspectives” & “Fashion Forwards” At Morris Museum......................................... 4
the plate or on the passe-par- Members of the Daguerreian (London) Bonhams Exhibits “Lost” Designs For “The Nightingale”................................................................... 6
tout. Extraneous elements such community are asked that (New York City) “Inventing Modern Art In Brazil” At Museum Of Modern Art.................................................... 7
as a lock of hair or a red wax when encountering such ques- (Santa Fe) “On Turtles Back” At IAIA Museum................................................................................................. 10
crown-design seal are red her- tionable plates, they contact (Philadelphia) “Jean Shin: Collections” At Philadelphia Museum Of Art.......................................................... 12
rings that add to the overall the Daguerreian Society at (Philadelphia) Barnes To Host Block Party....................................................................................................... 17
intrigue. Also noted is the “Aca- [email protected] and include, (Audubon, Penn.) Audubon Society Annual Gala Breaks Records................................................................... 21
démie des Sciences” handwrit- if possible, detailed jpegs of the (Middlebury, Va.) John H. Daniels Fellowship Accepting Research Proposals................................................. 21
ten label on some of the versos. signatures, embossments, (Philadelphia) “Keith Smith At Home” At Museum Of Art................................................................................ 21
labels, etc. as well as any avail- (San Francisco) “Rene Magritte: The Fifth Season” At SFMoMA...................................................................... 24
The original source of all these able information about prove- (Greenwich, Conn.) Raymond Smith’s Road Trip Photos At The Bruce............................................................ 27
suspect daguerreotypes appears nance or source. (New York City) Guggenheim Showcases Schoolchildren’s Art....................................................................... 39
to be a couple of related eBay As an ongoing service to the (Hartford, Conn.) Herbert Ferber Retrospective At Wadsworth........................................................................ 40
sellers in Germany (Hamburg photo community, the society (New York City) Hunter College Gallery Presents Female Artists...................................................................... 42
or Berlin) and/or Poland, one of said it will maintain an online (New York City) Society Of Illustrators Museum Presents “Art Of March”....................................................... 42
whom self-identifies as “Hanna repository of such images on its (Winterthur, Del.) Eye On Iconic Honus Wagner Baseball Card........................................................................ 42
Zawadazka” and another as website and will note this infor- (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) “Cao Jun: Hymns To Nature” At McMullen Museum.................................................... 43
“Édyta Kielczewska.” The prov- mation on its Facebook page in (New York City) Adrian Piper Retrospective At MoMA..................................................................................... 43
enance that “Hanna” provides is order to share this knowledge (Bronx, N.Y.) NY Botanical Garden Explores O’Keeffe’s “Visions Of Hawaii”.................................................... 45
that they come from her father’s with collectors, dealers and (New Haven, Conn.) Text & Textile Recalls Past At Beinecke Library............................................................... 45
collection and were collected in curators worldwide and to help (New York City) Exhibit On Chaim Soutine’s Intense Paintings Of Slaughtered Animals.................................. 47
the 1950s. prevent a future market in
these falsely attributed plates. AND ALSO...
Swann Auction Galleries
recently auctioned one of these Across The Block............................................................................................................................................. 16
“Le Grays,” but the lot was Book Review Thomas Jayne’s New Twist On A Decorating Classic................................................................ 28
Club News....................................................................................................................................................... 26
Kerry James Marshall Painting Estate Sales...............................................................................................................................................44-45
Auctioned For $21.1 Million Gallery Stroll................................................................................................................................................... 40
Historic Homes (East Setauket, N.Y.) SPLIA Celebrates Name Change.......................................................... 29
CHICAGO, ILL. (AP) — A “Past Times”’ had for years been Q&A Sally Stratton & Guy Savill........................................................................................................................ 1
painting by famed artist Kerry displayed in the South building of Real Estate...................................................................................................................................................... 29
James Marshall has been sold McCormick Place where a replica Services.......................................................................................................................................................... 39
by Chicago’s Metropolitan Pier now hangs. The real painting was Top Picks......................................................................................................................................................... 20
and Exposition Authority for purchased in 1997 for $25,000. Transitions....................................................................................................................................................... 34
$21.1 million. (New York City & Washington) Five Designs Competing For Veterans Memorial............................................... 5
Marshall, a resident of Chica- (Hong Kong) Asia’s First Gallery Dedicated To Dolls Has Grand Opening.......................................................... 6
The price paid on May 16 in an go, is known for his depictions (Greenwich, Conn.) Cassatt Lecture At Greenwich Art Society.......................................................................... 7
auction at Sotheby’s New York of African American life. (Colchester, Conn.) Free Forum On Thomas Chippendale.................................................................................. 9
set a record for a work by the (Greenwich, Conn.) Bruce Offers Free Admission To Military Personnel & Friends......................................... 25
African American artist. A “Past Times”’ is a pastoral (Hanover, N.H.) Renovated Hood Museum To Open Next Year........................................................................ 34
Sotheby’s spokesman says four scene with black figures pic- (Los Angeles) Main Museum & Art Center Announce Exploratory Partnership............................................... 34
bidders competed for the work, nicking, listening to music and (Santa Fe) Santa Fe Firm In Effort To Return Reredos...................................................................................... 34
driving the selling price beyond golfing along the shores of a (New York City) Frick Collection Acquires Rare Vase By Roman Silversmith Luigi Valadier............................. 38
the estimate of $12 million. lake on which is a water skier (Columbia, Mo.) Solving Ancient Puzzle, Researcher Reconstructs Wall Of Phoenician Villa.......................... 44
and motorboat.

Due to an editing error in the rated hurricane lamp chimneys
review of the New York Botanical sold by Firehouse Antiques deal-
Garden Art and Antiques Fair er Paul Thien of Galena, Md.,
[Antiques and The Arts Weekly, was incorrectly stated. The items
May 25, 2018], the date stated for dated to around 1810, not 1910.
a pair of frosted and paint-deco- We regret the error.

38 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Boston Bombe Brings E. Howard
$240,000 At CRN No. 57

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — From an elderly cou- Regulator Sets
ple’s home and previously unknown to the mar- World Record
ket, a Boston bombe slant-front desk sold for At Fontaine’s
$240,000, including buyer’s premium, at CRN For $145,000
Auctions on May 20. The buyer, a collector seated
in the room, competed against a battery of phone PITTSFIELD, MASS. — An E. How-
bidders. The desk, which dates to around 1765– ard No. 57 wall regulator clock
70, descended in the Whitney family of Boston attained $145,200, including buyer’s
and Dedham, Mass. The piece has old or original premium, at Fontaine’s Auction Gal-
surface and retains its original batwing brasses. lery on May 19, which is a new world’s
The price was a surprise to the consignors, who record auction price for this model.
previously sold another slant-front desk for $600 Selling to an in-house buyer bidding
and had not expected much for this one. Watch for an out-of-state client, the clock was
for a full report in Antiques and The Arts Weekly. estimated at $60/80,000 and helped
drive the 300-lot auction to more than
$198,000 Buys A $1 million. The clock has been in the
Nickle Classic At same family since 1885 and was orig-
Morphy’s Coin-Op inally presented to “Joseph S. Water-
man in December of 1890 by his
Auction friends.” Waterman hung the 73-inch-tall
clock in his Roxbury, Mass., business, and he was the great-
LAS VEGAS, NEV. — A 5¢ Caille Peerless great-grandfather of the consignor.
roulette floor model slot machine, circa 1907,
paid out for the consignor, ending up at A full review of the auction will run in a future issue.
$198,000 at Morphy’s May 19–20 coin-op and
gambling auction. The seven-way floor model
roulette wheel is housed in a rich Honduran
solid mahogany cabinet and is accented with
elaborate nickel-plated cast iron elements. It is
one of only a few known to be housed in this
cabinet type; others were made of birch stained
to look like mahogany. Players deposit nickels
into any of the seven available coin slots and
pull the lever to spin the wheel. Wherever the
ball lands determines the payout. The machine
retains the original wood bowl showing rem-
nants of the original decals as well as the origi-
nal cash box. For information, www.morphy- or 877-968-8880.

Hockney Portfolio Brings $75,000 Finn Juhl Chairs & Table
At Millea Bros Auction Beat Estimates At Clars

BOONTON, N.J. — A Millea Bros auc- OAKLAND, CALIF. — Mid- manding twice the high esti-
tion on May 17–19 featuring collections century aficionados ruled at mate was the a Juhl “Judas”
of Modern and contemporary art from Clars Auction Gallery when it rosewood dining table, circa
three estates, including gallerist Ileana offered a set of eight Finn Juhl 1950, which sold for $33,275.
Sonnabend’s personal collection of Nine- for Niels Vodder Egyptian Both prices are given with
teenth and Twentieth Century art pho- rosewood chairs at its May buyer’s premium, as reported
tography, closed with what the auction 19–20 auction, and they sold by the auction house. For infor-
house believes may be a record price for for more than twice high esti- mation, or 888-
a David Hockney (British, b 1937) pho- mate for $72,600. Also com- 339-7600.
tography portfolio. Hockney’s “20 Photo-
graphic Pictures,” 1976, comprising 20
chromogenic prints, finished at $75,000,
including premium. Its high estimate
was $15,000. Published by Editions Son-
nabend, New York City, each print was
pen initialed and numbered AP IX/XX in
the lower margin, included title card
and index, from an edition of 80 with 20
artist proofs, each matted and housed in
a custom cardboard folio, each sheet 10
by 8½ inches (or the reverse). For infor-
mation, or 973-

Frick Collection Acquires Rare Vase By
Roman Silversmith Luigi Valadier

NEW YORK CITY — Luigi fresh scholarship — the muse-
Valadier was the preeminent um has purchased a unique
silversmith in Rome during vase by the artist. The vase, Massachusetts Museum’s
the second half of the Eigh- believed to be a special com- Calder Sculpture Sold For More
teenth Century. His work was mission, is the only known Than $1.2 Million At Auction
admired by popes, royalty and marble example attributed to
aristocrats throughout Valadier that was executed
Europe. His oeuvre will be the with gilt-silver mounts rather
subject of an upcoming mono- than his more typical gilt
graphic exhibition and publi- bronze. The marble used for PITTSFIELD, MASS. (AP) — tion at Sotheby’s in New York
cation at the Frick Collection, the vase is also unusual, a Another work of art from the City. That price includes the
“Luigi Valadier: Splendor in rarely used blood-red variety collection of a Massachusetts buyer’s premium that goes to
Eighteenth-Century Rome” identified as Rosso Appenni- museum that came under the auction house.
(October 31 through January no. The vase is currently on intense criticism for deciding
20, 2019). view in the museum’s Library to sell multiple works in an The wood and wire piece had
Inspired by this project — gallery. effort to stay open has sold at been expected to sell for up to
the second in a series of much- auction. $3 million.
needed exhibitions to focus on The Frick Collection is at 1 E
decorative artists who deserve 70th Street. For information The Alexander Calder motor- It was one of 13 works being or 212-288-0700. ized sculpture, “Double Arc and sold by the Berkshire Museum
Sphere”’ sold on May 16 for in Pittsfield as part of a plan to
Luigi Valadier (1726–1785), vase, circa 1770s, Rosso Appennino marble and gilt silver, 8¾ more than $1.2 million at the boost its endowment and refo-
by 5 13/16 by 3 13/16 inches. The Frick Collection. Michael Bodycomb photo contemporary art evening auc- cus its mission. Two paintings
were sold earlier in the week.

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 39

Korean Art Leads iGavel Auctions Spring Asian Sales

Chinese Tibetan gilt seated Korean eight-panel screen, Nineteenth Century, depicting a Korean-court scene, $225,000, Lark Mason Associates
Bodhisattva statue, $48,750,
Quinn’s Auction Galleries

Auction Action Online

ONLINE — This Spring sea- Chinese carved Zitan altar table, Republic/Twentieth Cen- A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze
son iGavel Auctions mounted tury or earlier, $106,250, Lark Mason Associates Bodhisattva sold by Quinn’s
three simultaneous Asian art Auction Gallery for 24 times
auctions with more than $2 its high estimate at $48,750.
million in combined sales. Petrie Rogers had a Chinese,
Buyers were attracted to Qing Dynasty painted and
many fine examples of Chi- embroidered silk panel sell
nese bronzes, jades, furniture, for over ten times its high
porcelain; Japanese wood- estimate at $23,125. A group
block prints and other Asian of 112 lots of Japanese wood-
items. However, the strong block prints from the Eigh-
results of Chinese and Japa- teenth to Twentieth Centuries
nese items were superseded had much competitive bidding
by Korean art sold by Lark with 92 percent selling for a
Mason Associates. total of over $104,000.

The top lot, a Korean eight- For more information, 212-
panel screen from the Nine- 289-5588 or
teenth Century depicting a
Korean-court scene, went into founder Lark Mason, whose Gallery. A Chinese Twentieth
extended bidding for 32 min- Lark Mason Associates auc- Century zitan table sold out-
utes and finally closed at tion house is one of the lead- side of its estimated range for
$225,000 with 40 bids, more ing purveyors of Korean art. $106,000; eleven Chinese
than four times its high esti- “Bringing these great works bronze mirrors from the Han
mate. The nine Korean art of art to an international cli- to Tang Dynasties sold well at
lots combined for over entele is very gratifying.” a combined $76,500; and a
$316,900. Of these nine lots, Song/Yuan Dynasty Cizhou
seven went into extended bid- Other highlights included pillow sold for 40 times its
ding. several items from Lark high estimate for over
Mason Associates, Petrie Rog- $40,000.
“Once again, Korean art ers Art and Quinn’s Auction
achieved stunning results on
the iGavel auction site,” said

Guggenheim Showcases Schoolchildren’s Art

NEW YORK CITY — Kevin Li, third grade,
Learning Through Art Mosaic Preparatory
(LTA), the Guggenheim School. Teaching artist:
Museum’s pioneering Lindsay Smilow. Class-
arts education program, room teacher: Andrea
presents the exhibition Cooper. Photo: Kristo-
“A Year with Children pher McKay.
2018,” on view until June
13. The annual presenta- LTA immerses students
tion, now in its 47th year, in the creative process,
showcases select art- prompting them to view
works by students in themselves as artists. At
grades two through six the start of the academic
from the eleven public year, each student is
schools who participated given a sketchbook and
in LTA during the 2017– an artist’s apron, imbuing
18 school year. Repre- a sense of ownership over
senting each of New York their work. Throughout
City’s five boroughs, the program, teaching
more than 100 creative artists demonstrate prac-
and imaginative works, tices and explorations
including collages, draw- like those that they use to
ings, found objects, spark their own creativi-
installations, paintings, ty. Students’ investiga-
sculpture and prints, will tions are also inspired by
be on display. the Guggenheim exhibi-
LTA has encouraged tions they visit during the
curiosity, critical think- school year. When view-
ing and collaborative investigation at the ing art, students participate in inquiry-based
museum, in the classroom and beyond, serving discussions that elicit careful observation and
nearly 150,000 children. In the 2017–18 school interpretation.
year, 13 teaching artists facilitated 16 residen- “A Year with Children 2018” features select
cies in 11 New York City public schools, work- projects by student artists who worked
ing closely with classroom teachers to develop throughout the year to explore materials and
projects that promote visual literacy while techniques, develop personal sketchbooks and
exploring and making connections with ideas express their unique perspectives. To guide
and themes related to the school’s curriculum. the yearlong curriculum, classroom teachers
Teaching artists used multimodal approaches and teaching artists used “essential questions”
to teach process and technique, incorporating such as “How do our small actions result in big
text, music, games and collaboration. By changes?” These questions, linked to themes
understanding the foundations of art, stu- that were personally meaningful to students,
dents were able to explore a wide variety of were explored by looking at and making art.
mediums, both traditional and experimental, The Guggenheim Museum is at 1071 Fifth
and try out different approaches to problem Avenue, at 89th Street. For more information,
solving. or 212-423-3500.

40 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Gallery Stroll

By Madelia Hickman Ring, stare directly into the camera lens in a pose of their chies between fine art and domestic arts and crafts
Assistant Editor own choosing, for up to ten minutes. and evoke a feminist sensibility by embracing the
“Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Intimate Works intuition of felt experience.
Directly from her Studio” Throckmorton Fine Art is at 145 East 57th Street.
Stam Gallery For information, 212-223-1059 or www.throckmor- The Andrew Edlin Gallery is at 212 Bowery. For
Until July 15 additional information, 212-206-9723 or www.edlin-
N.Y. — In the wake of the “Spring Fling: Takashi Murakami”
recent retrospective exhib- Martin Lawrence Galleries “Zachary Armstrong: George”
it of Gertrude Vanderbilt Dallas, June 23–July 10 Tilton Gallery
Whitney’s sculptures at San Francisco, June 1–30
Through June 30

the Norton Museum of Art “Kaikai
in West Palm Beach, Fla., and Kiki:
Stam Gallery presents the ‘Lots of
first show ever held in a Fun’” by
private gallery of Whit- Takashi
ney’s original sculptural Murakami,
works, all removed to the offset print
gallery directly from the with cold
artist’s Long Island estate stamp and
and studio in Old West- high gloss
bury, N.Y. varnishing,
Stam Gallery is at 289 26¾ by 26¾
Main Street. For addition- inches.
“The Law” by Gertrude al information, 516-883-
Vanderbilt Whitney, 50 1104 or www.stamgallery.
inches tall. com. Tilton Gallery, New York City
DALLAS & SAN FRANCISCO — Martin Lawrence NEW YORK CITY — Tilton Gallery presents,
“Larry Burrows Revisited” Galleries is showing the work of Takashi Muraka-
Laurence Miller Gallery mi at their San Francisco and Dallas locations “Zachary Armstrong: George,” Armstrong’s second solo
Until June 29 throughout the month of June. show with the gallery. The title of the exhibition is an
homage to Armstrong’s father, George, who is an art
Reaching “Spring Fling” will be showing Murakami’s color- teacher and ceramicist. Armstrong’s work can be
Out, ful paintings, which reveal the consistent, universal viewed as homage both to the artist’s own personal his-
Mutter’s themes that have guided the artist’s work. Each tory and to art history and the many celebrated artists
Ridge, work of art reflects his craft and insightful engage- he admires. Armstrong’s complex encaustic and oil
Nui Cay ment with popular culture, folklore and Pop art paintings incorporate appropriated images from both
Tri, 1966. style, all mixed with traditional Japanese culture. these childhood drawings and works by other artists
One of today’s most imaginative artists, Murakami such as Bruce Nauman and Picasso, as well as from
NEW YORK CITY — The Laurence Miller Gallery pres- is universally recognized for both his fine art and local signage and iconography.
ents, “Larry Burrows Revisited,” which features more than commercial output — including collaborations with
40 photographs that exemplify Burrows’ career as a pio- hip-hop stars Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, as The Tilton Gallery is at 8 East 76th Street. For addi-
neer in the use of color and as one of the most recognized well as designs for the fashion and beauty industry tional information, 212-737-2221 or www.jacktiltongal-
documentary photographers for Life magazine. This exhi- with Louis Vuitton, Issey Miyake and Shu Uemura.
bition is the Gallery’s fifth solo show featuring Larry Bur-
rows. It includes both rare black and white and early color Martin Lawrence Galleries in Dallas is at 13350 “This is Where You’ll Find Me”
prints from the Burrows’ family collection, as well as Dallas Parkway. Martin Lawrence Galleries in San Produced by
unique vintage prints from Life’s archive. Francisco is at 366 Geary Street. For information, wwith Montgomery Guilds
972-546-2988 (Dallas), 415-956-0345 (San Francis- Through June 16
The Laurence Miller Gallery is at 521 West 26th Street. co) or
For more information, or MONTGOMERY, ALA. — The first major art exhi-
212-397-3930. “Summer Wheat: Gamekeepers” bition for award-winning building Kress on Dexter
Andrew Edlin Gallery will be open until June 16 and showcases works by
William Ropp: “Tafari — He Who Inspires Awe” Through June 17 some of Alabama’s most revered artists, including
Throckmorton Fine Art Bill Traylor, Butch Anthony, Willie Mae Brown,
Through June 23 NEW YORK CITY — Since medieval times, the Vince Buwalda, Thornton Dial, Sydney A. Foster,
NEW YORK CITY — gamekeeper’s responsibility has been to manage an the quilters of Gee’s Bend, RC Hagens, Lonnie Hol-
Throckmorton Fine Art area of countryside, maintaining the land for the ley, Chintia Kirana, Joe Minter, Ronald Locket and
hosts its first exhibi- benefit of wildlife until the inevitable hunt. Inspired Michi Meko. Much of the artwork touches on social
by this archetype and employing her innovative justice issues, and many of the artists, including
painting technique, Summer Wheat (b 1977) has Foster, recognize the hope and community it will
created a series of works that depict women from bring.
different eras engaged in the act of hunting. Taking
their visual cues from ancient Greece, several of Kress on Dexter is at 39 Dexter Avenue. For addi-
Wheat’s paintings pay homage to goddesses like tional information,
Athena and Artemis. These works and their materi-
tion by the contempo- ality ultimately suggest a flattening of the hierar-
rary French photo-art-
ist, William Ropp, (b
1960). “Tafari – He Who
Inspires Awe” is a col-
lection of images result-
ing from Ropp’s recent
work in Ethiopia. He
uses a technique he
first developed in the
early 1990s, which is to
shine a bright beam of
light from a 50-year-old
Czech flashlight to illu-
minate his subjects “Swamp Hunters” by Summer Wheat (b. 1977), “Big Red Pig” by Bill Traylor, 1939–1942, pencil
“Fishing Niger River” by who are placed in total 2018, acrylic on aluminum mesh, 68 by 144 inches, and gouache on paper, collection of Tom Blount
William Ropp. darkness and asked to image courtesy of Andrew Edlin Gallery. and Jim Seraley.

Herbert Ferber Retrospective At Wadsworth
HARTFORD, CONN. — An and stone carvings to welded ings feature geometric forms
exhibition at the Wadsworth metal in the 1940s, Ferber’s and bold colors, in contrast
Atheneum Museum of Art, works broke with tradition, with his metal sculptures. In
“Herbert Ferber: Space in Ten- exploring dynamic three- 1961, Ferber created one of the
sion,” features a selection of dimensional forms as an exten- first immersive room-size
more than 40 works spanning sion of space rather than self- installations and presented it
five decades from renowned contained pieces. In that at the Whitney Museum of
artist Herbert Ferber (1906– decade, the artist was heavily American Art in New York.
1991). The exhibition includes influenced by German Expres-
Ferber’s dynamic sculptures as sionism and Surrealism; his “Herbert Ferber: Space in
well as vibrant paintings, and pieces often featured discor- Tension” is organized by the
continues through July 29. dant, dreamlike forms. Lowe Art Museum at the Uni-
versity of Miami. Major sup-
Best known as a sculptor, Fer- In the 1950s, Ferber turned port provided by Iris and Adam
ber was a pioneer of the post- some attention back to his ori- Singer.
World War II Abstract Expres- gins as a painter after a
sionist movement alongside 20-year hiatus, and he contin- The Wadsworth Atheneum
artists including Jackson Pol- ued intermittently painting in Museum of Art is at 600 Main
lock, Mark Rothko and Clyf- addition to sculpting for the Street. For additional informa-
ford Still. Switching from wood rest of his life. Ferber’s paint- tion, or

June 1, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 41

Paintings By Michelle Lee Add Color At BankRI Pitman Street Galleries

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — BankRI Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. ed, and Lee loved making them.
Pitman Street Gallery will show Her route to painting was circu- Lee has a lot on her plate as a
an exhibition, “Adding Color: itous. She started out in visual business woman, interior design-
Paintings by Michelle Lee,” June 7 merchandising working for Macy’s er, wife and the mother of three
through July 3, at 137 Pitman and Filenes — dressing manne- teenage boys. Yet she still finds
Street. quins, designing windows and cre- the time to paint. She works in
Traffic whizzes by the nonde- ating Christmas displays. On the her kitchen, in her office and in
script office building on Hartford side, she began to decorate peo- class at the Blue Door Art Studio
Avenue in Johnston, R.I., and on ple’s houses and, one client at a in Smithfield, R.I., under the
the second floor is the office of time, built a business in interior direction of Claudia Venditto.
Michelle Lee — interior designer design. Today, she is the owner of She uses rich, bold colors that
and painter. The office is small, Michelle Lee Design and is jug- suggest rather than define imag-
not more than 15 feet square, and gling 14 different design projects, ery. Paintings have the air of a
inside, color demands attention. both commercial and residential. bucolic landscape or an underwa-
Signs proclaiming, “Life is art, live ter seascape but are crafted
When a client needed some entirely from her imagination.
yours in color” and “Color outside paintings, Lee thought she might Her love of color is evident, and
the lines” hold court on two aqua- be able to step up and fill the need. her familiarity and ease with
marine walls. A toasty orange fills She had taken classes to help her strong color combinations come
the remaining walls and contrasts produce layouts and sketches for through loud and clear.
the blue-green symphony. Lee’s her design projects; she had com- Lee’s works are on view Monday
color field paintings lean haphaz- pleted a few paintings as presents
ardly up against the furniture and for relatives that she felt were tdtohary2o,u9pgmahm.TFthoour7rmspdmoaryea, n9indafmSoramttouar6tdiopanymPP,,9,a:4\FgAa0rim1&ni--aAteAddsb\y6-d1o-n18\steiff auction - walter 2 x 2 indd.
hang on the walls. Carpet and tile successful. Lee thought she could 574-1330 or www.facebookp.iccokmed/ upMfircohmelle Lee, untitled color field painting, 18 by 18
samples complete the look. gauge what kind of artwork BankRhodeIsland. email proinofcthoe: [email protected]
worked best in the space. The cli-
Born in Israel, Lee grew up in ent loved the paintings she creat-
Cranston and later attended the

John Moore Resonates At CMCA and cc jill

ROCKLAND, MAINE — The the “weathered weight of time.” illustrated catalog with an essay
Center for Maine Contemporary They range from a mill town in by Christopher B. Crosman, for-
Art (CMCA) presents through eastern Pennsylvania and a mer director, Farnsworth Art
June 17, “John Moore: Reso- manufacturing site in Philadel- Museum and founding curator,
nance,” a survey of the paintings phia, to urbanized locations from Crystal Bridges Museum of
and drawings of John Moore (b Bangor to Belfast in Midcoastal American Art, and a poem by
1941) in the artist’s the first solo Maine. critic and poet Vincent Katz,
exhibition in a Maine museum accompanies the exhibition.
and his first exhibition at CMCA. The paintings are mainly com-
posites rather than accurate The Center for Maine Contem-
Completed primarily in the art- depictions of actual places and porary Art is at 21 Winter Street.
ist’s Belfast, Maine, studio in the are put together in a way that is For more information, 207-701-
past decade, the paintings are intended to appear seamless. 5005 or
derived from drawings, onsite Some of them are close to the
visits, sketchbook notations, pho- appearance of a specific site;
tographs and other source mate- some depart considerably.
rials. Moore’s Midwest origins,
and the remembered working- John Moore was born in St
class culture of his upbringing, Louis, and received his BFA from
affect the choices that inspire Washington University and his
these works, which are marked MFA from Yale. He has had 42
by personal experience and by solo exhibitions since 1970, pri-
“Post” by John Moore, 2011, marily in New York. His awards
oil on canvas, 70 by 60 inch- include two National Endow-
es, courtesy of Hirschl & ment Fellowships and the Acad-
Adler. —Will Brown photo emy Award in Art from the
American Academy of Arts and
Letters. His work is represented
in many museum collections
including the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, the Museum of
Fine Arts, Boston, the Chicago
Art Institute and the Yale Art
Gallery, among others. He has
lived and worked in Belfast for
more than a decade, first season-
ally and more recently full-time,
since retiring from the Universi-
ty of Pennsylvania, where he was
chair of the Department of Fine
Arts from 1999 to 2009.

The exhibition is curated by
Suzette McAvoy, the museum’s
director and chief curator. An

Annapolis Duck Decoy Show
Returns June 3
EDGEWATER, MD. — Decoy and trade classic antique duck
collectors and carvers from decoys, hunting and fishing
throughout the mid-Atlantic items, paintings, prints and
region are awaiting the return of sporting art, books and other vin-
the annual Annapolis Decoy tage collectible accessories from
Show on Sunday, June 3. Last more than 30 dealers. Carvings
year’s event was only the second priced from $3 to $30,000 will be
time a decoy show had been held offered. Several world-class con-
in Annapolis in a quarter centu- temporary decoy carvers from
ry. Public attendance was stron- Maryland will also be exhibiting
ger than expected, and participa- and attendees can purchase their
tion included some of the nation’s works.
leading decoy and sporting art
dealers and most decorated duck Information on the major Ches-
decoy carvers. apeake Bay area decoy and mari-
time museums will be provided
The Potomac Decoy Collectors by the Havre de Grace Decoy
Association, a group of more than Museum, the Upper Bay Muse-
100 members from Maryland, um, the Ward Museum and the
Virginia and several other states, Chesapeake Bay Maritime
sponsors this special one-day Museum. Attendees can also
event celebrating the art and his- learn about local waterfowl con-
tory of the American waterfowl servation efforts from Ducks
decoy. Unlimited.

The public is invited to bring in The show will be at the Annap-
their old decoys for free identifi- olis Elks Lodge, 2 Pythian Drive,
cation and appraisals provided from 10 am to 4 pm, admission is
by the Potomac Decoy Collectors free. For more information, 703-
Association and Decoy Magazine. 593-3024 or
for directions.
Attendees can view, buy, sell

42 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

El Museo Del Barrio’s Female Artists
At Hunter College Gallery

NEW YORK CITY — The permanent collection that Herrera, Jessica Kairé, Car- “Queenie” by Alessandra Expósito, 2006
Hunter East Harlem Gallery prompt a dialogue not only men Lomas Garza, Evelyn
(HEHG) at Hunter College and around society and gender but López de Guzmán, Anna Maria further explores the connec- Gallery is at 2180 Third Avenue,
El Museo del Barrio present, simultaneously refutes a Maiolino, Ana Mendieta, Mari- tions among the collecting at 119th Street. For additional
“Queenie: Selected artworks homogenized view of Latina na Núñez del Prado, Liliana process, societal change and information, 212-396-7819 or
by female artists from El art. With a focus on female art- Porter, Raquel Rabinovich, gendered experience. www.huntereastharlemgallery.
Museo del Barrio’s Collection,” ists from the Caribbean, Latin Scherezade and Nitza Tufiño, org.
through June 23. “Queenie” is America, and the larger Latina among others. The Hunter East Harlem
organized by Arden Sherman, diaspora, “Queenie” explores
curator, Hunter East Harlem the roles women have played “Queenie” takes its title
Gallery; Noel Valentin, perma- in El Museo del Barrio’s histo- from a sculpture by Alessan-
nent collection manager, El ry and its impact on the local dra Expósito, a painted horse
Museo del Barrio; Elizaveta East Harlem community. skull that illustrates an imag-
Shneyderman, gallery manag- ined story of a young girl and
er, Hunter East Harlem Gal- The exhibition includes her pet horse. As part of the
lery; and Olivia Gauthier, works by Tania Bruguera, exhibition, HEHG has invited
Gund curatorial fellow, Hunter Margarita Cabrera, Maria Fer- three New York City-based
College. nanda Cardoso, Melba Carillo, artists — Melissa Calderón,
Marta Chilindron, Alessandra Alessandra Expósito and
The group exhibition features Expósito, Iliana Emilia Garcia, Glendalys Medina — to
a selection of works from the Dulce Gomez, Cristina respond to the exhibition with
East Harlem-based museum’s Hernández Botero, Carmen a commissioned artwork that

‘Art Of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece’
At Society Of Illustrators Museum
Paginated by don NEW YORK CITY — On dis- Manhattan’s largest indepen-
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Innocence by Association (The mation festival, draws more
roland 1 x 2 indd. tion at the Society of Illustra- University Press of Mississippi. than 8,000 attendees each year.
2013). Conducted on April 7 and 8, the
send proof to tors To June 30, “The Art of fest will include speaking
[email protected] March: A Civil Rights Master- The exhibition gives a glimpse engagements, book signings
piece” walks visitors through into how this graphic novel was and parties.
the story of Congressman John created, with behind-the-scenes
Lewis’s experience in the civil process art and artifacts from The March trilogy has been
rights movement as depicted by Powell’s illustration process. A recognized for its groundbreak-
the pen of March trilogy illus- portion of the exhibition also ing storytelling with numerous
trator Nate Powell. shows how Eisner Award-win- accolades. March: Book One
This exhibition of Congress- ning Powell evolved from an became the first graphic novel
man Lewis’s celebrated graphic SVA student steeped in the to win a Robert F. Kennedy
novel memoir, co-written with punk zine culture into the illus- Book Award, March: Book Two
Andrew Aydin, takes visitors trator of March. won the Eisner Award, March:
on a visceral tour of the move- Book Three is the first graphic
ment, illuminating pivotal The Society of Illustrators novel to receive a National
moments, people and philoso- will be organizing events open Book Award, and the trilogy
phies through the display of to the public in conjunction has spent a combined 99 weeks
more than 150 pieces of origi- with the exhibition. An opening on the New York Times Best-
nal art, interactive materials reception will take place on seller List. March is published
Paginated by and new exhibition essays by Thursday, March 1, beginning by Top Shelf Productions, an Art by Nate Powell; March,
at 6:30 pm. A schedule of lec- imprint of IDW Publishing. ©2013, 2015, 2016, John
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picked up from 1-5-18, 2-2-18, 2-9-18, 4p-6r-o1f8e,s4s-o1r3-1o8f, 4E-2n0g-l1i8s,h5-4a-t18J, ohn shops geared toward students, The exhibition is co-curated
Jay College of Criminal Justice teachers, as well as the general by John Lind (creative director, The Museum of Illustration at
5-11-18, 5-18-18, 5-25-18 public will be announced in the Kitchen Sink Books, an imprint the Society of Illustrators is at
coming weeks. of Dark Horse Comics) and 128 East 63rd Street.
email proof to: [email protected] of Civil Rights in Charles Brownstein (executive
In addition, Nate Powell and director, Comic Book Legal For additional information,
Andrew Aydin will be guests of Defense Fund). or
honor at MoCCA Arts Festival. 212-838-2560
This two-day multimedia event,

PO Bo x 2 90 ; Wh i te P l a in s , N . Y. 1 0 6 0 5 Eye On Iconic Honus Wagner
Baseball Card
WINTERTHUR, DEL. — For Fame in 1936 and was selected
Paginated by don its latest “Eye on the Iconic” for Major League Baseball’s
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picked up from 9-1-17, featuring a circa 1909–11
Honus Wagner baseball card, “Like seeing a total eclipse of
email proof to: [email protected] on view till June 17. The card, the sun, viewing the Honus
on loan to Winterthur from the Wagner baseball card is a
and cc New York Public Library, is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
displayed alongside a “Hans that is not to be missed,” said
Wagner” cigar box from the est of all time. Johannes Peter Gregory Landrey, Winterthur’s
Winterthur Library collection. “Honus” Wagner (1874−1955) director of academic affairs
This exhibit explores sought- played in the major leagues and organizer of the exhibit.
after objects and images and from 1897 to 1917, leading the
examines the connection Pittsburgh Pirates to a World “Eye on the Iconic” is a series
between the history of Honus Series championship in 1909 of exhibits that focus on a single
Wagner’s trading cards and — his greatest professional memorable object. The first
sports memorabilia collecting season. His statistics were exhibit featured a replica of
over the generations. astounding even by Twenty- Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation
First Century standards, with gown from Netflix’s The Crown.
The Honus Wagner T206 a .327 career batting average,
card is considered the “holy 3,415 hits, and 101 home runs. Winterthur is at 5105 Ken-
grail” of the sports memora- Wagner was one of the first nett Pike. For additional infor-
bilia world. Only 50 copies five players inducted into the mation,
survive, in part because Wag- National Baseball Hall of or 302-888-4600.
ner had it removed from circu-
lation by the American Tobac- PHILADELPHIA — “Renoir:
co Company, which produced Father and Son/Painting and
it. Wagner did not want young Cinema” at the Barnes Founda-
children to have to purchase tion examines the artistic
cigarettes to get a card with exchange between the impres-
his image on it. A near-identi- sionist painter, Pierre-Auguste
cal Honus Wagner card set a Renoir, and his son, filmmaker
world-record price for a base- Jean Renoir. More than 120
ball card in 2016, when it sold works, such as paintings, draw-
for $3.12 million. ings, ceramics, films, costumes,
photographs and posters are on
Like the card with his image, display until September 3 at
Wagner himself was an icon, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Park-
considered the best shortstop way. For general information,
of his era and one of the great- or

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Cao Jun. “Cao Jun: Hymns to also illuminates his novel is at 2101 Commonwealth Ave-
Nature” is on display in the most ancient places of worship responses to admired, earlier nue. For information, www.
museum’s Daley Family and and ceremonial ritual. Concrete paintings by his countrymen, or 617-552-
Monan Galleries through June experience of both aquatic sites and encourages viewers to pon- 8587.
3. and mountainous terrain der a dynamic dialogue between
The exhibition comprises 64 informed Cao Jun’s approach to Chinese art of the past and that
works, all from the artist’s col- artistic creation. After formal of the present.
lection, consisting of watercolor training in Beijing, he settled in Organized by the McMullen
and mixed media paintings, cal- New Zealand and traveled Museum, the exhibition is
ligraphy, porcelain and digital throughout Europe and the curated by John Sallis, the
media. United States. More recently he Frederick J. Adelmann, SJ, pro-
Cao Jun was born in 1966 and journeyed to the polar regions fessor of philosophy at Boston
raised in Jiangsu Province in and northern Alaska. During College.
southern China, where the his travels, he gained new per- Exhibition sections include
lakes and rivers shaped his studied and worked for 18 years spectives that influenced his The Spirit of Animality, The
childhood environment. He near Mount Tai, one of China’s work. Poetics of Water, The Look of

Adrian Piper Retrospective at MoMA

NEW YORK CITY — tion in more than ten years
The Museum of Modern and her first since receiving
Art (MoMA) presents the Golden Lion Award for
“Adrian Piper: A Synthe- Best Artist at the 56th Ven-
sis of Intuitions, 1965– ice Biennale in 2015.
2016,” an exhibition of “It has been a privilege for
the work of Adrian Piper us all to work with Piper in
(American, b 1948). “A mounting this exhibition,
Synthesis of Intuitions” is which will expand our
the result of a four-year understanding of the Con-
collaboration between ceptual and post-Conceptu-
Piper and Christophe al movements and Piper’s
Cherix and David Platzk- pivotal position among both
er, of the museum’s her peers and later genera-
department of drawings tions of artists,” said Glenn
and prints; and Connie D. Lowry, MoMA’s director.
Butler, chief curator at “I have been deeply hon-
the Hammer Museum, ored and very moved by the
Los Angeles. Comprising curators’ invitation to do
more than 280 works this exhibition,” added
gathered from public and Piper. “It is a pleasure to
private collections around collaborate with them on it.
the world, the exhibition, MoMA is offering me a
which will be seen in its unique and invaluable
entirety only at MoMA, “LSD Self-Portrait from the Inside opportunity to make a much
will occupy the museum’s Out” by Adrian Piper, 1966, acrylic on larger selection of work
entire sixth floor — the canvas, 40 by 30 inches, Emi Fontana available to a much larger
first time that entire Collection. ©Adrian Piper Research and more global audience
level has been devoted to Archive Foundation Berlin. than has ever been possible
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five decades. Accompanying the exhibition will potential of Conceptual art have had an influence
be a catalog, including essays by several authors on artists working today.
including Adrian Piper. “A Synthesis of Intu- MoMA is at 11 West 53rd Street. For additional
itions” is Piper’s first American museum exhibi- information, 212-708-9400 or

‘Transcending The Ordinary’ Exhibit
Goes Up At NH Antique Co-Op

MILFORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Antique bolism, most often seen in his use of swans and ser-
Co-op is presenting “Transcending the Ordinary: pents. Boghosian has held a number of teaching
Abstract, Assemblage & Collage,” an art exhibit positions, including Dartmouth College in Hanover,
and sale of more than 50 works, including artists N.H., where he continues to maintain his studio.
Joseph Cornell, Varujan Boghosian and Louise Boghosian’s artwork is widely acclaimed and can be
Nevelson, as well as viewed in museums across
Monadnock-region contem- the United States, including
porary artists Roz Park, the Met, Art Institute of Chi-
Chris Myott, Jessie Pollock, cago, Currier Museum, Whit-
Peter Sandback and others. ney and Philadelphia Muse-
Collage and assemblage um of Art.
art has its roots in Surreal- Roz Park, known for her
ism, borrowing from that abstract paintings and col-
movement the concept of lage/assemblage pieces, utiliz-
unexpected juxtaposition. es oil paint, watercolors, pho-
Artist Joseph Cornell tography, fibers and natural
(1903–1972) was one of the objects to create enigmatic
earliest artists to practice pieces. Her works have been
this art form. He used exhibited at Boston Center for
found objects, relics and the Arts’ Mill Gallery, as well
trinkets from his everyday as in galleries throughout
life to create shadow boxes New Hampshire, recently
filled with assembled winning an award at the 2017
objects. These creations Biennial at the Thorne-
evoke far more than the Sagendorph Art Gallery.
modest contents used. The exhibition is on view in
Collage and assemblage the Tower Gallery at New
artist Varujan Boghosian Hampshire Antique Co-op
(b 1926), draws inspiration through June 30.
for his art from many New Hampshire Antique
sources, such as literature, Co-op is at 323 Elm Street.
art, music and history. His For additional information,
works often reflect his Joseph Cornell (1903–1972) mixed 603-673-8499 or www.nhan-
affinity for myth and sym- media collage.

44 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — June 1, 2018

Auction Action In New York City

1776 Map Of New York City
Sets Record At Doyle April 25

John Griswold White’s “A Souvenir of Wyoming being a
diary of a fishing trip in Jackson Hole and Yellowstone
Park with remarks on early history and historical geogra-
phy,” estate of Arnold “Jake” Johnson, sold for $5,000

NEW YORK CITY — Doyle’s $80/100,000. The prior auction Signed autograph letter mentioning sev- Setting a new record for the edition and lead-
Rare Books, Autographs & record for a copy of this map eral important Native Americans by ing the sale was Bernard Ratzer’s “Plan of the
Maps Auction on April 25 was $106,250. name, Thomas Jefferson, sold for $31,250 City of New York in North America, surveyed
offered a wide assortment of ($14/18,000). in the years 1766 & 1767,” estate of Leo Hersh-
material ranging from early The map was property from kowitz, which sold for $150,000 ($80/100,000).
illuminated manuscripts to the estate of New York histori-
modern literary first editions. an and professor Leo Hersh- sporting and color plate, Nine- collection was a T.J. Map of the when it brought $28,125
Also included in the sale was kowitz (1924–2017), who teenth Century big game hunt- Country around Shanghai ($20/30,000); and a four-panel
property from the estate of taught history for decades at ing and Western Americana. To compiled expressly for sports- Charles Schulz original strip
New York historian and profes- Queens College and in later be offered in a series of sales, men that realized $6,875, more drawing hit the center of the
sor Leo Hershkowitz and the years at New York University, the Collection comprises hun- than ten times its estimate estimate when it closed at
library of Arnold “Jake” John- was an inveterate collector of dreds of rare books, handwrit- ($600/900). $10,625 ($8/12,000).
son. With competitive bidding all things related to New York ten accounts of hunting expe-
in the salesroom, on the tele- City. An urban archaeologist, ditions, striking examples of Other highlights of the sale All prices quoted include the
phones and on the internet, the Hershkowitz is known to have Nineteenth Century photo- included an 1821 Thomas Jef- buyer’s premium, as reported
sale exceeded expectations, dug for artifacts on the site graphic travel albums and elu- ferson signed autograph letter by the auction house.
totaling $865,350 against an before the building of the sive bibliographies and facsim- that brought $31,250
estimate of $646/963,100, with World Trade Center in 1968. iles of major works. The ($14/18,000); Anselm Kiefer’s Doyle is at 175 East 87th
a strong 88 percent sold by lot Property from his estate will top-selling lot of the Johnson “Die Ungeborenen” nearly Street. For additional informa-
and 93 percent sold by value. be offered in sales throughout exceeded the high estimate tion, or 212-
the spring. 427-2730.
Highlighting the sale was a
rare copy of Bernard Razter’s A true bibliophile, Arnold
1776 map of New York City “Jake” Johnson (1930–2017) of
that sold for $150,000, a new Bozeman, Mont., was an invet-
record for the edition and far erate collector of rare items
exceeding its estimate of related to travel, expeditions
in India and Africa, English

Solving Ancient Puzzle, Researcher Reconstructs Wall Of Phoenician Villa

COLUMBIA, MO. — Benton Kidd now works. Plaster fragments from the merchant’s villa in Tel
Kidd, the curator of ancient art In 1968, Saul and Gladys Anafa.
at the Museum of Art and
Archaeology, said there is little Weinberg began excavating Digitally reconstructed wall of the merchant’s villa
left of the Phoenician domina- the site of Tel Anafa in north- in Tel Anafa.
tion of the Mediterranean ern Israel; later, the Missouri
region because conquering team was joined by the Uni- Each fragment was carefully the time this villa is built, Kidd said. “There are referenc-
Greeks and Romans obliterat- versity of Michigan. Saul was a photographed and document- around 100 BCE, we already es in literature to golden stat-
ed the Phoenicians’ homes and professor at MU who, with ed. have a couple of hundred years ues, and you wonder whether
businesses and often built Gladys, cofounded the Muse- of Masonry Style, so you can they were really gold or just
their own homes over the um of Art and Archaeology in Kidd, whose specialty is study other examples,” Kidd covered in gold leaf,” he said.
ruins. Kidd said what we are 1957 and became its first architectural decoration, digi- said. “That’s how you go about He explained that very little
learning about the Phoeni- director, while she became the tally reassembled the frag- piecing this together — by gold leafing on statues or
cians, many of whom were museum’s first curator of ments into one of the four looking at other examples and architecture survives today
traders, is that, like their ancient art. Kidd said Gladys’ walls of the room, which he basing it on that.” because it likely was scraped
Greek neighbors, they could specialty was ancient glass, speculates may have been a off and melted down.
have very loud taste, at least and she and Saul were in dining room or reception area, Kidd had the pigments ana-
by contemporary standards. northern Israel searching for perhaps even the master bed- lyzed by the mass spectrome- The Museum of Art and
Kidd has reconstructed an an ancient glass factory. Glad- room. ter at the MU Research Reac- Archaeology is at Mizzou
interior wall of what is believed ys had already excavated a tor and found the builders North, 115 Business Loop,
to have been a wealthy Phoeni- Fifth Century CE glass factory “It’s a type of decoration used mercury for a bright, and is open daily Tuesday–
cian’s hilltop villa. and was among the first to called “Masonry Style,” and by vivid pink paint, making the Sunday, free of charge to all
publish on the subject, but she Tel Anafa villa the earliest visitors. For more informa-
“They loved color, and a lot of was looking for something ear- occurrence of a mercury-based tion,
people don’t realize that the lier. What they found instead pigment in the region. The
white marble statues and was a luxurious Phoenician analysis also revealed copper ALBANY, N.Y. — Albany
architecture of Graeco-Roman merchant’s villa with a private oxide was used for green. Nei- Institute of History & Art is
culture were painted in part. bath complex, which Kidd said ther copper nor mercury is hosting “Along the Eastern
Color was a way to impress is highly unusual for the peri- native to Israel, so it would Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three
and is synonymous with od, even for royalty. The exca- have been imported. In addi- Stations of the Tokaido,” a trav-
wealth,” he said. “We are learn- vators recovered wine jars, tion to the bright color, certain eling exhibition featuring more
ing a lot about their taste, and bronze and silver coins, pot- areas of the wall were embel- than 50 historic woodblock
it is loud.” Kidd recently pub- tery from as far away as Italy, lished with gold leaf, some of prints which is on view to June
lished his findings in the final bronze tools and more than which still clings to the plaster 10 at 125 Washington Avenue.
volume of a four-volume series 1,000 fragments of brightly fragments. “This was designed For information, 518-463-4478
about an excavation that was colored, gold-leafed wall plas- to wow visitors, no doubt,” or
started 50 years ago by the ter that decorated a room on
founders of the museum where the upper floor of the villa.

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