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Thrown, Fired and Glazed
The Redware Tradition
From Pennsylvania And Beyond

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Late-Eighteenth or early-Nineteenth Century slip-decorated red earthenware pitcher made in West Hartford,
Conn., likely made at the Nathaniel Seymour Pottery. Collection of Vincent DiCicco. | Pennsylvania slipware shaving bowl. Collection of Her-
shey Story. | Nineteenth Century Pennsylvania slip-decorated jar. Collection of Bradley & Deanne Hamilton. | Sgraffito-decorated plate, dated
1808, Andrew Headman (1752-1830), Rock Hill Township, Bucks County, Penn. Collection of Jeffrey Herb. | Sgraffito plate, Samuel Troxel (1803-
1870), Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Collection of Bradley and Deanne Hamilton.

An outstanding pottery exhibit debuted in March rural crossroads village. The museum was founded es of pottery are included as part of the new instal-
of 2019 in the visitor center at the Landis Valley by Henry Landis (1865-1955) and George Landis lation, largely symbolizing the ideas of function,
Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster, Penn., (1867-1954) in 1925. The brothers were active col- form and decoration, assembled by a group of people
“Thrown, Fired and Glazed: The Redware Tradition lectors in a wide range of antiques, including Con- including the museum’s curator, Jennifer Royer, and
From Pennsylvania and Beyond.” This is a two- estoga wagons, furniture, farm equipment, pottery guest curator, John Kolar.
year exhibit, made possible by a generous grant and other local decorative arts, which were put on
from the Richard C. Von Hess Foundation, an orga- display. The museum was incorporated in 1941, and The new exhibit is drawn from private collections
nization created to help fund Susanna Wright’s today it is operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and the Landis Valley Museum’s collection, as well
(1697-1784) Ferry Mansion Museum, built in and Museum Commission. as other institutions, such as Winterthur, the
Columbia, Lancaster County, Penn., in 1738, as Barnes Foundation, the Museum of the Shenando-
well to further support art education and other The first-half of the exhibit was installed in 2019, ah Valley, the Mercer Museum and the State Muse-
charitable purposes. with the second-half more recently debuted, opening um of Pennsylvania, among others. The exhibit
The Landis Valley Museum is one of the most to the public on Sunday March 8 and running until highlights the wares made in southeastern Penn-
unique places to visit in Lancaster County, located June 30, 2021. Like many museums across the coun- sylvania in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centu-
on 100 acres of farmland at the site of a former try, the Landis Valley Museum was temporarily ry, but there are also wares that stretch production
closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and has
recently opened its doors again. More than 200 piec- ( continued on page 30 )

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Meg L. Winslow

It may be difficult to conflate the current coronavirus pan-
demic and cemeteries in a positive way, but Meg L. Winslow,
curator of Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Historical Collections
& Archives in Cambridge, Mass., and the cemetery’s
nonprofit Friends have harnessed a National Endowment for
the Humanities (NEH) CARES grant to create an innova-
tive crowdsourcing initiative spurred by the pandemic. The NEH grant is being used to enable people working
from home to gain open access to historical documents in a program titled “Providing Comfort and Inspiration:
Transcribing the Records of America’s First Rural Cemetery.” Antiques and The Arts Weekly sat down with Win-
slow to get briefed on what the novel project entails.

How long has Mount Auburn Cemetery spondence, invoices, death certificates, lot main- Among the cemetery’s thousands of
tenance records, entrance tickets, trustee records
been operating? and annual reports, interment records, superinten- monuments, are there any that speak
dent reports, operations and engineering records, personally to you?
For nearly 200 years, Mount Auburn Cemetery has horticultural records and financial records. Also
been burying the dead and consoling the bereaved included are detailed monument plans, work orders Typically, my favorite monument is the one I’m
in a landscape of extraordinary beauty. Founded in and invoices from sculptors and carvers, examples of working on at the moment such as the Sculpture
1831 as one of the earliest Massachusetts nonprofits primary source materials that offer an extraordinary of Hygeia commissioned by Dr Harriet Hunt and
and the first large-scale designed landscape open level of detailed documentation for the monument carved by Edmonia Lewis, or the Amos Binney
to the public in North America, Mount Auburn’s collection. monument commissioned by his widow and carved
mission remains the same. As a National Historic by Thomas Crawford. There is an evocative, rectan-
Landmark and active cemetery of 175 acres, Mount As the first rural cemetery in America, gular ledger stone lying on the ground, with a long
Auburn serves as a beloved community resource and Mount Auburn must have a number thin cross, no name, no dates, often covered in pine
vibrant cultural institution concerned with human of historical celebrities interred there. needles in the shade of a side path, that I’ve always
stories and expression, landscape and preservation. Who are some of the most prominent? loved. It belongs to the American stained glass artist,
The grounds were designed by General Henry A. S. painter and book designer Sarah Wyman Whitman
Dearborn, Dr Jacob Bigelow, Alexander Wadsworth More than 100,000 individuals are buried and (1842-1904). On the stone, it says simply: “Sursum
and George W. Brimmer, along with members of commemorated at Mount Auburn, including Corda.” Lift up your hearts.
the newly formed Massachusetts Horticultural Isabella Stewart Gardner, James Russell Lowell,
Society. As a landscape for the living as well as the Julia Ward Howe, B.F. Skinner, Mary Baker Eddy, How many volunteers are at work
dead, Mount Auburn represented a turning point Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Fanny Farmer, transcribing Nineteenth Century hand-
in Nineteenth Century attitudes about death, burial Charles Sumner and Margaret Fuller. Notable written documents?
and commemoration. The cemetery’s concept of African Americans include abolitionist and author
bringing the grave into the garden was widely imi- Harriet Jacobs; lawyer and judge George Lewis In April we started out with three volunteers and
tated across the United States and inspired the great Ruffin; activist for women’s rights and civil rights since then, the public has jumped in to grow that
age of cemetery-building and the establishment of Josephine St Pierre Ruffin; and Clement Morgan, number to 80 volunteer collaborators. At this point,
America’s public parks. we average more than 100 pages transcribed per
week. By December, we will have completed 4,000

Who are some of the historical figures founder of the NAACP. Sculptors Harriet Hosmer, transcribed pages — just think of it! Now, researchers
who were early visitors? Anne Whitney and Horatio Greenough; photog- from around the world will have access to these docu-
raphers Minor White and Slim Aarons; illustrator ments. Better yet, the materials they are using will be
In 1860, the 19-year old Prince of Wales, Queen Charles Dana Gibson; and painter and printmaker readable, searchable and accessible. This new group
Winslow Homer include some of the prominent of digital volunteers is just as important as our other
Victoria’s son who became Edward VII, thrilled artists laid to rest here. Mount Auburn volunteers. We invite everyone to be

America with a visit that included a stop at Mount a volunteer transcriber by joining
the project at
Auburn. He helped to plant two trees across from mountauburncemetery.

the Chapel — a European Beech

and a native American Yellowwood.

Emerson walked here, Robert Frost

read Virgil here, and a young Emily What kinds of documents
Dickinson visited on a trip to Boston. are they transcribing?
Today, Mount Auburn welcomes
more than 250,000 visitors a year. There’s a treasure trove of Nine-
In addition to tourists and families teenth Century documents that
attending burials and services, it’s a tell the story of Mount Auburn.
place for nature lovers, historians and Meeting minutes, letters and
artists looking for inspiration. reports detail the decisions and
discourse among the founders,

Can you quantify the An 1855 contract between sculptor Thomas Crawford and Mount Auburn Cemetery. trustees, superintendents, sculp-
cemetery’s archives? Courtesy of Mount Auburn Cemetery. tors, gardeners and lot proprietors
relating to the daily design and
The archives are the only known care of the cemetery’s landscapes
collection of their kind in the nation. and memorials. I particularly love
There are more than 3,500 linear feet the stories found in the 1855
of records collected and generated sculpture commissions, the
since the cemetery’s founding in 1831. “Sphinx” Civil War memorial, our
If we laid out all the boxes, they would first greenhouse and nursery, and
cover the length of the road from the the commission of early stained
Entrance Gateway to the Tower. Hold- glass windows from Edinburgh,
ings include the permanent records of Scotland, for the first chapel.
the institution such as deeds, lot corre-
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George Eastman Museum Reopens With New Exhibits

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The George its reopening plan with the health and medium’s invention to Alfred Stieg- print combining images of dance,
Eastman Museum has reopened. safety of staff and visitors as the top litz’s “Equivalents.” The exhibition architecture and landscape in layers of
priority. Upon reopening, new safety demonstrates that clouds played a distinctive, luminous color. The works
“We are excited to welcome visitors measures will be in place, including seminal role in the development and prompt associations with bodies in
back to the George Eastman Museum the following face masks or coverings subsequent reception of photography motion, eliciting sensations of momen-
this summer and have taken all of the will be required of all staff and visi- in the Nineteenth Century. At the tum, force and rhythm.
necessary steps to ensure the health tors, advanced tickets are encouraged, same time, with “Equivalents” serving
and safety of our guests,” said Bruce hand sanitizing stations will be avail- as a connection between past and pres- “History of Photography” commemo-
Barnes, the museum’s Ron and Donna able and social distancing will be ent, the exhibition features contempo- rates the centennial of the Nineteenth
Fielding director. “Despite the tempo- expected. rary works that forge new aesthetic Amendment’s ratification, which
rary required suspension of construc- paths while responding in various granted American women the right to
tion, we are making tremendous prog- The museum has installed three new ways to the history of cloud photogra- vote, this installation examines how
ress with our new Thomas Tischer exhibitions in its gallery spaces since phy. photography has portrayed and funda-
Visitor Center and its ESL Federal closing in March; all will be on view mentally shaped, perceptions of women
Credit Union Pavilion. We look forward through January 3. “James Welling: Choreograph” is the and feminist movements since the
to completing the project in October of Welling’s recent body of work that inte- mid-1800s.
this year, including the unveiling of “Gathering Clouds: Photographs from grates several strands of his artistic
our new cafe and store.” the Nineteenth Century and Today” exploration over the past 40 years. George Eastman Museum is at 900
traces the complex history of photogra- Each “Choreograph” is a large inkjet East Avenue. For more information,
The Eastman Museum is finalizing phy’s relationship with clouds from the

4 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

Books & Manuscripts Go To Auction At Swann Galleries

Enrico Caruso, archive of 47 letters by Enrico Caruso to a Salvador Dalí, Alice’s Adven- Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the
lady friend, 1906-20 ($7/10,000). tures in Wonderland by Wealth of Nations, first edition, descended from William
Lewis Carroll, New York, Alexander, London, 1776 ($70/100,000).
NEW YORK CITY — Books Bohème ($1,5/2,500). Also in 1969 ($10/15,000).
and manuscripts come to auc- the collection are numerous 1776, descended from William work Dioptrica Nova. A Trea- sale is a copy of the Deluxe
tion at Swann Galleries on signed photographs, several of Alexander — a prominent tise of Dioptricks, London, 1692, Limited edition of Alice’s
Thursday, July 30. The sale which portray Caruso in some member of high society during the first on optics published in Adventures in Wonderland
includes an offering of auto- of his well-known roles. the colonial and revolutionary English ($3/5,000). illustrated by Salvador Dali,
graphs, including the Enrico period ($70/90,000). Additional one of just 200 copies, signed
Caruso collection of Albert M. Further autographs of note highlights feature an illumi- From the Nineteenth and twice by Dali ($10/15,000); a
Bary, as well as early printed include a fiery letter signed by nated Fifteenth Century Book Twentieth Century literature complete portfolio with text of
books with notable works in Andrew Jackson, railing of Hours in Flemish ($8/12,000); portion of the sale comes a lim- Robert Rey’s Estampes, 12 color
travel and medicine, Nine- against Congress for having Gerrit de Veer’s Diarium Nau- ited edition of James Joyce’s wood engravings, 1950
teenth and Twentieth Century censured him after removing ticum seu Vera Descriptio Ulysses, 1922, one of 750 print- ($12/18,000); and a scarce first
literature and art, press and the deposits from the United Trium Navigationum Admiran- ed, bound by Sangorski & Sut- and only edition of Carl Ein-
illustrated books. States Bank ($12/18,000). The darum, Amsterdam, 1598 cliffe and retaining the original stein’s Léon Bakst: 42 Tafeln
White House: An Historic Guide ($10/15,000); and Friedrich fragile wrappers ($10/15,000). und 6 Abbildungen, number 69
A selection of autographs with a White House card signed Martens’ Spitzbergische oder of 330, circa 1925 ($4/6,000).
opens the sale, and features the and inscribed by Jacqueline Groenlandische Reise Besch- Children’s literature features
Enrico Caruso collection of Kennedy, as First Lady, to phi- reibung gethan im Jahr 1671, a sketch book for Disney Stu- Limited previewing (by
Albert M. Bary. The collection lanthropist and White House Hamburg, 1675 ($3/4,000). dios’ Snow White and the Seven appointment only) will be avail-
is led by an archive of 47 letters Fine Arts Committee member Dwarfs, 1938, number four of able July 27-29, to be scheduled
signed by Caruso to Sybil Selig- Jane Engelhard is available A section of travel works five signed and numbered cop- directly with a specialist in
man, the daughter of a wealthy ($4/6,000). A photograph signed includes a first limited edition ies by Walt Disney ($3,5/5,000). advance and conforming to
London merchant who was and inscribed by George Gersh- of Ernest Shackleton and Rob- A major desideratum for any strict safety guidelines. Swann
friends with several notable win with a musical quotation ert F. Scott’s South Polar Times, collection of economic theory is Galleries’ staff will prepare
authors and musicians. The let- from An American in Paris, London, 1907-14 ($7/10,000). the first edition in English of condition reports and provide
ters date from 1906 to 1920 days after the premiere of the The South Polar Times was Friedrich Engels’ The Condi- additional photographs of
($7/10,000). Numerous carica- musical, carries an estimate of conceived to keep the crew’s tion of the Working Class in material on request. Advance
tures of Caruso are under- $8/12,000. Autographs by writ- spirits afloat when weather England in 1844, 1887, the order bids can be placed with a
scored by an uncommonly large ers, entertainers and others precluded on the two Antarctic translation by noted reformer specialist or on Swann’s web-
self-caricature signed and round out the selection. voyages. Works on medicine, and progressive Florence Kel- site, and phone bidding will be
dated, 1905, with a large auto- science and social sciences ley Wischnewetzky, an impor- available.
graph musical quotation by Early printed books are led by spans the centuries with impor- tant figure in her own right
Ruggero Leoncavallo of two a first edition of Adam Smith’s tant contributions, early ($5/7,500). For additional information,
bars from the first act of La An Inquiry into the Nature and imprints and first editions of or
Causes of the Wealth of Nations, high spots, including a first edi- Among the art, press and 212-254-4710.
tion of William Molyneux’s rare illustrated books closing the

Summer Estate Auction Is Set
For Aug. 1 In Seabrook, N.H.

Marine scene oil on canvas by George Curtis (1816-1881). SEABROOK, N.H. — Auctioneer Edward B. sterling silver, rugs, furniture and everything
Reed & Barton sterling flatware set. Beattie will offer the contents of a luxury Bos- you would expect right out of homes. Among
ton condominium as well as Beacon Hill and the art highlights is a marine scene oil on can-
several North Shore estates at auction on Sat- vas by George Curtis (1816-1881), a watercolor
urday, August 1, beginning at 10 am at Trinity by Alfred Birdsey and a pair of well-done and
Parish Hall. detailed Nineteenth Century portraits.

“We have been busy clearing out estates for There will be a nice array of estate rugs, two
the past several months,” said Beattie. “This Nantucket baskets, an Epiphone five-string
auction will feature beautiful artwork, jewelry, banjo, a Tiffany pitcher and lots of great
Painting of Boston landmark Durbin-Park smalls.”

Overall highlights will include jewelry, ster-
ling silver, including a Reed & Barton flatware
set (approximately 140 troy ounces) and mul-
tiple bronzes. For clock collectors there is an
Ingraham 5 Cent Coca-Cola clock, a Chelsea
clock and Nineteenth Century English tall
case clock. Especially interesting are a Japa-
nese flag, old maps, and an antique gold scale.
There is also a selection of glass, china and
porcelain, including Asian pottery, Italian
glass and Waterford. As with any estate sale,
there will be an eclectic mix of large and small
furniture from a period dining set to a roll top
desk and a Nineteenth Century French cup-

“To help with social distancing, we will work
indoors and outdoors and have a preview the
day before the sale from 3 to 6 pm and then
again from 8-10 am on the day of the sale,” said
Beattie. “Our staff is happy to assist with tak-
ing left bids and organizing phone bids. There is
a listing and lots of photos at https://www.auc-, but check
back frequently as we are still unpacking and
adding photos.”

Trinity Parish Hall is on Route 1, 103 Lafay-
ette Road. The sale will be indoors and out-
doors. CDC guidelines will be followed. Left
and phone bids are encouraged.

For more information, 603-770-9878.

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 5

At Morphy’s Auction–

Antique Gold Pocket Watch
Collection Ticks To $1.8 Million

Auction Action In Denver, Penn.

Rare circa 1880 Henri Grandjean & Co., Grande Sonnerie
clock-watch with minute repeater, hand-decorated 18K
yellow gold hunter’s case engraved birds and flowers. Com-
plications include leap year perpetual calendar, moon
phase, and quarter-hour passing strike chime that can be
silenced. It brought $62,730 against an estimate of
$20/40,000 – top lot of the sale.

A 14K pink gold Calendrier Brevete double-dial, triple- Rare platinum Tiffany &
date-calendar double hunter case pocket watch with moon Co., by Touchon & Co., Swiss
phases more than tripled its high estimate to sell for minute-repeating split-sec-
$20,910. ond Rattrapante chrono-
graph open-face pocket
DENVER, PENN. — Everyone and quarter-hour passing strike watch with hallmarks that Rare Marius LeCoultre 18K pink gold hunter case minute
bidding in Morphy Auctions’ chime that can be silenced if were in use from 1914 to repeating perpetual calendar chronograph pocket watch
June 30 no-reserve sale of desired. With a fully hallmarked 1933 realized $17,835. with moonphase and retrograde date, signed “M. LeCoul-
antique pocket watches was case and movement, it swept tre, Geneva,” sold for $20,910.
after the same thing: a “timely” past its $20/40,000 estimate to A rare platinum Tiffany & Co., sider fine watches to be sound
acquisition in gold or platinum command $62,730. by Touchon & Co., Swiss min- investments.”
with a desirable Swiss pedigree. ute-repeating split-second Rat-
Within the more than 650 lots A Marius LeCoultre 18K pink trapante chronograph open-face Prices given include the buy-
presented in a dedicated single- gold hunter’s case minute pocket watch came in a double- er’s premium as stated by the
owner session were many ele- repeating perpetual calendar signed case with a numbered auction house. For information,
gantly complicated timepieces chronograph pocket watch with matching movement. It dis- or
that fit the bill perfectly. All moonphase and retrograde date played Chamois head Swiss 877-968-8880.
came from a private collection was presented in a heavily platinum hallmarks confirmed
that had been amassed taste- hand-decorated gold case. to have been in use from 1914
fully and with utmost care over Signed “M. LeCoultre, Geneva,” to 1933, and a raised Art Deco
many years. One of the largest hallmarked and numbered monogram on reverse. The
high-end collections of its type “2655,” the watch weighed in at prized watch sold for $17,835.
ever to reach the public market, 194.6 grams (gross). It sold
it realized $1.8 million, inclu- within its predicted estimate “Our auction was conducted
sive of buyer’s premium. range for $20,910. live at the gallery, but there was
a lot of international interest
The top lot of the sale was a Bidders clearly found favor coming from the phones and
rare circa 1880 Henri Grand- with a 14K pink gold Calendrier online through Morphy Live,”
jean & Co., Grande Sonnerie Brevete double-dial, triple-date- said Morphy Auctions founder
clock-watch in a hand-decorated calendar double savonette case and president Dan Morphy.
18K yellow gold hunter’s case pocket watch with moon phases. “Antique gold and platinum
with engraved birds and flow- Cataloged with expectations of watches, especially the more-
ers. Its complications include a achieving $3/6,000 at auction, complicated examples, are uni-
minute repeater, leap year per- the timepiece conveyed to its new versally sought-after because
petual calendar, moon phase, owner for $20,910 — more than they have so many desirability
three times the high estimate. factors going for them. They’re
technological marvels that are
also functional, beautiful and
have inherent value due to the
precious metals used to create
them. Many collectors also con-

Metropolitan Museum Announces
Reopening Plans Beginning August 29

NEW YORK CITY — The Met- Cloisters will open in September. three new exhibitions will be
ropolitan Museum of Art (the The museum has developed unveiled: “Making The Met,
Met) has announced that it will 1870-2020,” the signature exhibi-
reopen to visitors on Saturday, comprehensive safety proce- tion of the institution’s 150th-
August 29, with members pre- dures for its staff and visitors, anniversary year that will lead
view days on August 27 and 28. following guidelines issued by visitors on an immersive,
The museum has been closed the Centers for Disease Control thought-provoking journey
since March 13, and had previ- (CDC), New York State, and New through the Met’s history; “The
ously not been closed for more York City. Measures include lim- Roof Garden Commission: Héc-
than three days in over a century. iting the number of visitors to 25 tor Zamora, Lattice Detour,” a
percent of the museum’s maxi- site-specific installation for the
Daniel H. Weiss, president and mum capacity and enhancing Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor
chief executive officer of the Met, cleaning procedures, in addition Roof Garden, which will be set
commented, “The safety of our to requiring visitors and staff to against dramatic views of Cen-
staff and visitors remains our wear face coverings at all times. tral Park and Manhattan; and
greatest concern. We are eager to All who enter the building will “Jacob Lawrence: The American
reopen and expect this will be be asked to practice physical dis- Struggle,” which will present the
possible next month. Perhaps tancing by maintaining at least American Modernist’s striking
now more than ever the museum six feet from others, and hand- and little-known multi-paneled
can serve as a reminder of the washing and hand sanitizing series “Struggle . . . From the His-
power of the human spirit and will be encouraged throughout tory of the American People”
the capacity of art to bring com- the museum. Visitors can down- (1954-56).
fort, inspire resilience and help load the map, Audio Guide, and The museum will continue its
us better understand each other brochures in advance of visiting virtual offerings on the website
and the world around us.” as printed materials and Audio and the Met’s social media chan-
Guide devices will not be avail- nels, and new programs; events;
The Met’s Fifth Avenue build- able. The museum has included performances; conversations
ing — which covers more than additional signage throughout with curators, educators, and art-
two million square feet — will be the building to assist visitors ists; and activities will be added
open five days a week, Thursday with navigating the galleries and throughout the summer and fall.
through Monday. On Saturdays, staying safe while visiting. A The Metropolitan Museum of
Sundays and Mondays, it will be complete list of guidelines and Art is at 1000 Fifth Avenue. For
open from 10 am to 5 pm. The recommendations is available on information, 212-535-7710 or
museum will offer later hours on the Met’s website.
Thursdays and Fridays and be
open from noon to 7 pm. The Met When the museum reopens,

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Pushed By COVID Into Summer,
iGavel Completes Asia Week Sale

Auction Action Online

Review by
W.A. Demers, Senior Editor

Photos Courtesy
Lark Mason Associates/

This Chinese dark green jade covered censer from the Eigh-
teenth Century benefited from an important exhibition his-
tory, which pushed it from its $40,000 high estimate to fin-
ish at $150,001 to become the top lot. It went to a buyer in

When Smoke Clears, Dark Green
Jade Censer Leads At $150,000

A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue,
Shang dynasty, Twelfth/Eleventh Century The Chinese Liao-style floriform 23K gold
BCE was bid to $43,750. box went out at $131,875.

ONLINE — If there is an Fetching $48,750 was this Chinese hardwood recessed leg Huanghuali furniture remains a strong category, with this
inauspicious Chinese symbol table from the Qing dynasty. Seventeenth Century Chinese table commanding $37,500.
for auctions, it may very well be
embodied by a rat. Early in A Chinese dark green jade numerous bids, and sold for Twelfth/Eleventh Century BCE planned, these objects, despite
2020, as the rodent was taking covered censer from the Eigh- $131,875. rolled to $43,750, while a pair of high reserves, would have sold.
its place on the Chinese calen- teenth Century settled at Chinese incised and colored lac- “The sale showed the contin-
dar throne, the COVID-19 pan- $150,001 to become the top lot. Complementing the jade quer demilune tables from the ued resiliency of the market in
demic was throwing the globe Illustrated and described in works was an array of furni- Eighteenth Century was bid to Asian works of art, with items
into disarray. Lark Mason real- Roger Keverne’s Jade, first edi- ture, which included a pair of $37,500. A Chinese huanghuali having realistic estimates find-
ized he needed a new strategy tion, 1991 (UK, Anness publish- Eighteenth Century imperial table, Seventeenth Century, ing numerous bidders and those
for his traditional series of sales ing Ltd.; USA, Van Nostrand Chinese incised and colored lac- sold for the same amount. with aggressive estimates with
tied to the New York City’s Reinhold) the piece featured quer demilune tables, with an less interest,” said Mason after-
weeklong celebration of all archaic carving on exterior of inventory notation to the Hany- Additional top highlights wards. “The market remains
things Asian. He went ahead taotie and phoenix and had a ing Hall of the Summer Imperi- included an antique Chinese strong for the best items and we
with the first part of his online circular Spink & Son label on al Palace in Chengdu; a Qing bronze figural foo dog censer for anticipate that sales will remain
sale Asian Works of Art in April, its base. Pushing it beyond its dynasty Chinese white jade tri- $25,000 and a Chinese archaic robust in spite of the weakness
which fortunately resulted in $40,000 high estimate was pod censer with Buddhistic buff jade collared bi disc, Third/ of some areas of the economy.
record prices across the board. exhibition history that included lion-form feet and a carved Second Millennium BCE, gar- People still desire items of value
However, just as a surfer sur- the International Exhibition of wood stand; and a Qianlong nering $10,631. and beauty, and auctions will
veys the ocean to make sure Chinese Art, The Royal Acade- period Chinese zitan table cabi- remain resilient in the face of
there are sufficient waves to my, London 1935-36. Measure- net with lotus carved doors. And what of the sale’s star unprecedented circumstances.”
catch, Mason postponed the sec- ments were 6-3/8 inches (with Leading furniture was an Eigh- attraction — the Cohn jades? It’s Prices reported include the
ond part of the sale — Chinese cover), 8-1/8 inches wide and teenth Century Chinese hard- back to surfer timing. Exquisite buyer’s premium as stated by
jades and works of art from the 5½ inches diameter of body. wood recessed leg table. It blew pieces — even in online photo- the auction house. For more
collection of Isidore Cohn Jr, away its $10,000 estimate to graphs — they beg to be wit- information, 212-289-5524,
MD and other owners — to Also doing well was a finish at $48,750. nessed in person by the right or
June-July. 23-carat gold Liao-style flori- buyers. Mason told Antiques and
form box, which received A Chinese bronze ritual wine The Arts Weekly that had the
The online sale closed on July vessel, Jue, Shang dynasty, sale been conducted as it was
8, with 56 items totaling
$602,738, out of a total of 106
lots offered.

The sale included one of the
most important collections of
Chinese jade from the Cohn
estate, according to Mason, con-
sidered one of America’s leading
collectors of decorative arts.
Cohn, he said, who lived in New
Orleans, La., also had one the
finest collections of Steuben
glass, English silver and Mod-
ernist furniture by the British
designer David Wilder.

National Gallery Acquires First Dirck Hals Painting

WASHINGTON, DC — The scenes of young men and to-do. Seated to the left are a
National Gallery of Art has women enjoying themselves woman with a lute and a man
acquired its first painting by either indoors or in the open air. with a cello; they are joined by a
Dirck Hals (1591-1656), the Dirck also explored this engag- fashionable young couple who
younger brother of Frans Hals ing theme, but the influence of listen to the music. In the back-
(circa 1582/1583-1666), who his brother’s characteristically ground, a young servant read-
was one of the most innovative vivid palette, painterly tech- ies a display of sparkling table-
and prolific artists active in nique and animated brushwork ware and festive dishes,
Haarlem in the early decades of imbued his merry companies including a spectacular turkey
the Seventeenth Century. Dirck with distinctive vivacity and pie. To the right, steps lead from
probably trained with his broth- lightness of spirit. the terrace to a still expanse of
er and with the Rotterdam water bordered by trees.
genre painter Willem “Merry Company on a Ter-
Buytewech (1591/1592-1624). race” (1625) was painted during The National Gallery of Art is
Buytewech was one of a handful the period of Dirck’s best work. on Constitution Avenue NW
of artists who specialized in The outdoor setting is imagi- between Third and Ninth
small-scale merry companies — nary and suggests the idyllic Streets. For more information,
country pleasures of the well-

Dirck Hals, “Merry Company on a Terrace,” 1625, oil on panel, National Gallery of Art,
Washington, The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund, 2020.11.1.

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 7

( continued from page 1 )

Nineteenth Century penmanship can

sometimes be baffling. Any tips?

Reading Nineteenth Century handwriting can be quite

difficult at first, but once you get used to it, it can be

rewarding and enormous fun. For example: The “long

s:” Transcribers will likely come across a letter that

looks like an “f” but is in fact a long “s,” reflecting the

handwriting style of the time. It looks like “Mr Ruf-

sell” but is in fact: Mr Russell, the cemetery gardener

in 1834. It helps to know that “Messrs” means misters,

and that “viz” and “to wit” both mean namely, or,

that is to say. There are also lots of abbreviations for

names: Jno for John and Jas for James. And, of course, The Amos Binney Monument by sculptor Thomas Crawford. —Dave Barnett photo

there are charming archaic turns of phrases, such as: We see firsthand how the Victorians were surrounded brief period in March, the gates were closed temporar-
The meeting was “holden” on such and such a date, by death, that it was woven into the fabric of their ily in order to protect grieving families and essential
and “do” means ditto. Etcetera was written with an daily lives. Mount Auburn’s records document the high staff who were overseeing cremations and burials.
ampersand and the letter c: “&c.” Transcribers have mortality rates, and the young ages of everyone buried at We’re all grateful that didn’t last long as so many of us
become quite fluent with a new vocabulary consisting the cemetery. In the 1850s, for example, about a third of walk there to visit graves, have peaceful walks and find
of terminal long dashes, tildes and curly brackets. all burials at Mount Auburn were those of children five solace. Non-essential staff and volunteers continue

What has been the biggest surprise to years of age and younger. Letters to the cemetery show to work remotely from home. I’m grateful that we
arise from these stories of the cemetery’s how families chose to assuage their grief through artistic launched our online collections database less than a
early decades? expression on monuments that incorporate comfort- year ago:
ing symbols of sleep and innocence. With more than This has helped us enormously.
There’s nothing more exciting than the thrill of deci- 620,000 deaths in the Civil War, there doesn’t seem to
phering a letter written hundreds of years ago, discover- be a family that wasn’t impacted. Founder and second You and Melissa Banta of Harvard
ing its contents, and then being able to share it with re- president Dr Jacob Bigelow thought deeply about the recently profiled the cemetery’s evocative
searchers and the public. I never knew we had perpetual impact of this war on the nation. His records show funerary sculptures and monuments in
care of soil! Or that sculptor Randolph Rogers lost his how he designed and commissioned sculptor Martin a book, The Art of Commemoration and
life-size marble statue of John Adams at sea — and then Milmore in 1871 to carve a monumental “Sphinx” to America’s First Rural Cemetery:
nearly lost it a second time! When you’re transcribing, commemorate the end of the war, the magnitude of the Mount Auburn’s Significant Monument
you begin to understand the personalities of the writers. events, and the greatness of their consequences. Bigelow Collection. Where can folks find a copy?
To be in the Nineteenth Century for a while, to be in describes his intention to create a memorial work of art
their brains and see what they’re thinking has been a to be placed at Mount Auburn for a suffering nation This slim volume is available on the cemetery website’s
great escape during this time of COVID-19. The proj- poised on what he called “the dividing ridge of time.” store and at the Cemetery Visitor Center for $12.50.
ect has provided a steadiness during an unsteady time, This publication was made possible with a grant from
and every day reminds me of our common humanity. I Earlier in your career, you were an art the US IMLS to research and document 30 of our most
feel as though we’re making a difference for the future advisor to private collectors and artists. significant monuments. Our goal in writing this book
by sharing these voices from the past. What was that like? was to provide the readers with an accessible guide and
give some context and vocabulary to better understand
Can anyone with a computer and There’s a rich pleasure in making connections between our collection of significant monuments. Mount Au-
internet connection join the project? art and the viewer. I’m interested in what happens when burn was the first cemetery to receive such a grant.
we look at art, and in the experience of art. Why is it
Yes! That’s what is so great about this project. Everyone that certain works of art endure? How is it that a Nine- Would you like to be among the
can join! Wherever you are in the world, if you have a teenth Century cemetery monument can feel relevant? company of souls at Mount Auburn
computer and an internet connection, you can log on Or that the combination of art in nature can be more when your time comes, and if so, what
and start transcribing. If you would prefer, you can also inspiring than on its own? Art is often unexpected in a would your monument look like?
look through the digital images of historic documents cemetery, but it is available to everyone. Looking isn’t
with their elegant handwriting and read their transcrip- an isolated or directed experience here. We can walk all Yes, I can’t imagine being any other place. Wouldn’t that
tions. On a computer monitor, the digital image is around an object, come back to it, visit it in different be great company?! Can you imagine sitting at each
often easier to read than the original document because seasons and times of day, linger a long time with it. grave and listening to their stories? I do love the idea
you can zoom in for a closer look. Works of art nourish me visually, and Mount Auburn is of giving my boys a place to go, to remember, a place
a place where you get that immediate fulfillment from to touch. We’re thinking about sustainability so much
The project is obviously a boon for the objects in nature. these days, stewardship of the land and green burial.
researchers. How does the grant impact It could just as easily be a tree or a boulder. It’s the
the professional staff and volunteers? Is Mount Auburn open to the public now? landscape of Mount Auburn in its entirety that serves as
We were thrilled to receive the announcement of our The cemetery grounds are open to the public every day
award in June. As a result, we’ve been able to secure of the year free of charge, morning to dusk. In July, What do you want people to know?
staff salaries and do our best mission-driven work at a the gates are open from 8 am and close at 8 pm. For a

difficult time. The project has enabled us to With volunteer help, a wealth of new

work with our collections virtually, while at content will be unlocked and made

the same time make these historic, primary available to everyone — providing new

source materials available to the public. The insights into America’s first rural cemetery

project is already helping researchers around and the first designed landscape open to

the world as well as enabling Mount Auburn the public in North America. I no longer

staff to tell our own story — an expanded, think of our history as remote and fixed.

more inclusive story — that is now available Instead, it is expanding and opening up

to everyone like never before. with new voices. With this project, we

We saw horrific pictures of mass are filling out the story of Mount Auburn
and making it available as never before.

burials at New York’s Potter’s Field The effort helps us better understand our
on Hart Island early this spring as past but also our present. I believe we all
COVID-19 ravaged the metropoli- want to feel useful and make a difference.
tan area. What does your work tell This project is just one of many ways to
help out. Please join us at www.fromthep-
you about how Americans dealt Browse

with mass loss of life in the past, our collections at: www.mountauburn.
such as during the Civil War?
Detail of the Mount Auburn Sphinx. Photo ©Greg Heins, Boston. pastperfectonline. —W.A. Demers

8 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

Rescheduled, Springfield Show Pulls In Big Crowds, Great Sales

Chuck Auerbach, Akron, Ohio, collects mostly American folk art, including paintings, carv- Tom and Kris Bireley, Churubusco, Ind.
ings and quilts.

Ohio Antiques Show & Flea Market
Sees Many Exhibitors, Thousands Of Shoppers

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO — Jen- pers. The Jenkins family, father also he reported, “The dealers stymied over the last many painted chairs and an assort-
kins’ Springfield Antiques Show Steve and sons Jon and Jason said they were selling very well, months with canceled shows, so ment of small items.
& Flea Market Extravaganza in together with their show man- with great antiques, and custom- they welcomed the opportunity
this Ohio city just west of Colum- ager Janie Murphy, worked tire- ers were buying. All the people to sell some of their collected Terry Edgell was new to the
bus was a great success July lessly after receiving approvals were really happy to be here with inventories and, according to show, coming from Lafayette,
10-12. Normally conducted on in early June from Clark County us, and we seemed to be aided by Bill, did well. He was in one of Ind., with a collection of early
the third weekend of May, but Fairgrounds, city of Springfield the best possible summer weath- the buildings selling Eighteenth advertising, Americana and
canceled due to the COVID-19 and state officials allowing the er, not too hot and no rain.” and Nineteenth Century Ameri- Nineteenth Century furniture.
pandemic, it was rescheduled to show to go forward. can antique home décor, includ- His sales included, he said, “most
this July weekend on rather Bill and Kay Puchstein are, ing several paintings, a few of my advertising pieces, and a
short notice, a decision that was Show spokesperson Jon Jen- first and foremost, dealers from handmade quilts, a set of paint- fine late 1800s rocking horse.”
ultimately much appreciated by kins commented after the show, Washington Courthouse, Ohio, ed pantry boxes, a burl walnut
the more than 1,000 exhibitors “Oh Boy! Did it work!” He con- but also produce shows, includ- chair, which he said was quite The show is well known for the
and many thousands of shop- firmed the results, a great many ing West Palm Beach, Fla., each valuable, another set of six painted furniture offered by
dealers and huge crowds, but month. Of course, they have been many dealers. Tom and Kris
Bireley, Churubusco, Ind., had
Review by Tom O’Hara several pieces to offer, including a
Photos by Lisa Maughmer charming two-drawer stand with
paint and tiger maple decoration.
Scott Tagliapietra, Milwaukee, Wis. Painted furniture was popular at
Terry Edgell, Lafayette, Ind. Springfield Extravaganza over Massachusetts exhibitor Mario
the long weekend. Pollo was selling his two-over-
three chest of drawers in a paint
wash coat. He also sold garden
relics, more furniture, paintings
and a good deal of smalls.

Janie Murphy said, “The show,
even though hastily put together
as a replacement for the canceled
May Extravaganza, was greatly
appreciated by the exhibiting
dealers as their first opportunity
to return to business. Customers
came in very large numbers,
many thousands, enjoying their
time and buying the antiques,
home décor, collectibles and,
while they were at it, enjoying
the food service in a giant tent.”

Jenkins Management has two
more Springfield shows on the
near horizon, August 15-16 is a
regular monthly show, expecting
500-600 dealers, and then Sep-
tember 18-20 will be the firm’s
three-day Extravaganza with
more than 2,000 exhibitors.

For additional information,
or 937-325-0053.

Nineteenth Century American coun-
try furniture does well for both buy- Kay and Bill Puchstein, Washington Michael Gunselman, Center-
ers and sellers at Springfield. Mario Pollo, Holliston, Mass. Court House, Ohio ville, Del.

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 9

Huntington Museum Of Art To Conduct Online Fine Art Sale

HUNTINGTON, W.VA. — The lege of Art from 1964 to 1968 Stan Sporny, “Old Main, Marshall University.” Sunrise Art Museum in
Huntington Museum of Art and the University of Pennsyl- Charleston; and in various
(HMA) will conduct a special vania from 1969 to 1972. He at the 2000 members juried ing his career, including solo West Virginia juried exhibi-
online sale of artwork by Stan studied in Europe in 1970 and exhibition at the Southeastern shows in Sri Lanka; Washing- tions, among other exhibits.
Sporny (1946-2008), the 1971, painting en-plein-air in Conference of Art Colleges and ton, DC; Philadelphia; Pine
respected late artist and former Scotland and France (near received the governor’s pur- Bluff, Ark.; and Atlanta, Ga., Sporny’s works can be found
Marshall University professor. Rouge and St Dye-Sur-Loire), chase prize at the West Virginia among others. In West Virginia, in public collections such as the
The online sale will begin on and during the summer of Biennial. In 2006 he was Sporny’s works have been on embassy of Sri Lanka, Wash- on July 24. The 1972, he was sponsored by the awarded an artist’s fellowship view at the Huntington Muse- ington, D.C.; Huntington Muse-
sale of the 46 works will con- noted American painter Alex from the West Virginia Com- um of Art; MU’s Birke Art Gal- um of Art, Huntington, West
clude on August 1 beginning at Katz to attend the prestigious mission on the Arts. lery; West Virginia State Muse- Va.; Marshall University, Hun-
7 pm with one lot closing out Skowhegan School in Maine. um; Tamarack; the former tington, West Va.; the National
each minute. He received an Albright Schol- Sporny exhibited widely dur- Museum of American Art,
arship to study in Sri Lanka Washington, DC; the Ogden
“Stan Sporny was a very tal- from 1972 to 1975. Museum of Southern Art, New
ented artist who was well liked Orleans, La.; and the Utah
here in the Huntington commu- Before working at Marshall Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake
nity and made a positive impact University, Sporny taught at City. His works are also held in
on his students at Marshall Louisiana State University many private collections,
University. This sale will give from 1987 to 1988. Sporny including those of Dr Nazem
art collectors in our community received a Federal Art-in- Abraham; Arthur C. Clarke;
and beyond the opportunity to Architecture Grant in 1993 to AT&T; Senator and Mrs J.W.
add a work by Stan Sporny to create 12 paintings that were Fulbright; Hodding Carter &
their personal collections,” said installed in the Veterans Hospi- Pat Derian; Leukin Company;
Geoffrey K. Fleming, HMA’s tal in Huntington. Sporny was and Drs Joseph and Omayma
executive director. also involved in several mural Touma.
projects in the greater Hun-
Prospective bidders should tington area, including the Sporny’s illustrations can be
note that Invaluable buyer’s design of a major project for the found in Michael Carrithers’
premium is 15 percent added to Huntington flood wall, which The Forest Monks of Sri Lanka
all successful bids. A significant was conceived around 1995, but (Cambridge University Press,
portion of proceeds from the was never realized. During his 1983). He also developed “The
Stan Sporny fine art sale will time in West Virginia, he Sporny Solution,” a nontoxic
benefit the Huntington Muse- received numerous “Best-of- line of solvents and mediums to
um of Art. Show” and prizes for his paint- be used in oil painting.
ings. He also won the first prize
Born in Philadelphia, Sporny For information, 304-529-2701
attended the Philadelphia Col- or

Marianne Boesky Gallery Announces
Thornton Dial / Jasmine Little Dual-Artist Exhibition
ASPEN, COLO. — Marianne Century Gothic ivory carvings, and staff, the gallery has imple-
Boesky Gallery presents a dual- Mannerist painting and Ancient mented new safety protocols in
artist exhibition of works by Egyptian ceramics. She takes adherence to county guidelines.
Thornton Dial and Colorado- particular interest in weaving
based artist Jasmine Little. The together different points of The Marianne Boesky Gallery
presentation will focus on Dial’s human history, pulling apart art is at 100 South Spring Street.
works on paper created between historical references, time and For more information in
1991 and 2005 and four new place and rebuilding them in her advance of in-person visits or
stoneware vessels by Little. The stoneware vessels. In the process new safety protocols, email
exhibition will be on view of recontextualizing the source [email protected] or visit
through September 13, at the imagery through ceramics — a
gallery, as well as featured in an medium embedded with a history
online viewing room to accompa- of craft and labor — the artist
ny the exhibition on the gallery’s democratizes these references
website. and the viewing experience by
focusing her attention away from
Shown together, Dial’s works on a set narrative and using a more
paper and Little’s stoneware ves- functional form.
sels explore the artists’ distinct
approaches and interest in ico- To ensure the safety of visitors
nography. The works on view
highlight both artists’ facility in Installation view, Marianne Boesky Gallery
portraying narrative structures
through their chosen medium ences of living as an African times somber, but also contain
and create a dialogue around American man in the South. joy and wit, illuminating the art-
ideas of ownership, reference, ist’s preoccupation with under-
narrative and medium. Dial’s works on view create nar- standing his place in the world.
ratives through primarily repre-
Dial was born in Sumter sentational imagery and sym- Little’s large-scale, cylindrical
County, Ala., in 1928, with the bols, including female and vessels feature a variety of fig-
effects of slavery ever-present African American figures, tigers, ures, animals and plants that the
and Jim Crow oppression fish and birds, formed through artist inlays into a wet clay form
restricting the lives of Black swirled lines and exuberant along with pieces of brick, gravel
Americans. Throughout his strokes. Together with the and porcelain before firing in a
practice, Dial created drawings, insightful titling of the work, gas kiln. Traditionally a painter,
monumental sculptures and Dial mines his personal life and a Little pulls the source imagery
assemblages that referenced history of struggle and oppres- for the ceramics from wide-rang-
personal and collective experi- sion, forming stories that are at ing origins, including Thirteenth

Tad Fallon’s July 30 Zoom Talk: Furniture Conservation

OLD LYME & ONLINE — In ture care will be outlined. This moted to supervisor of the fin-
cooperation with the Old Lyme talk is filled with practical ishing department. From 1999
Historical Society, wood conser- knowledge that will interest to 2000, he served a graduate
vator and lecturer Tad D. Fal- anyone with family heirlooms, internship at the Metropolitan
lon will make a Live Zoom wood furnishings or detailing Museum of Art’s Sherman Fair-
meeting presentation on the in their home they want to pre- child Center for Objects Con-
care and preservation of histor- serve for future generations. servation. He holds a certificate
ic furniture and wooden arti- of completion from the Smith-
facts. “Caring for your Trea- Immediately following the sonian Institution and an MA
sures: The Art and Science of talk, there will be an informal in Conservation from Antioch
Furniture Conservation” will question-and-answer session. University, in Yellow Springs,
take place at 7 pm, Thursday, Zoom participants are welcome Ohio. In 2000, he formed a busi-
July 30, on Zoom. to share visuals of their objects ness partnership with fellow
for discussion. Smithsonian classmate and
Topics include how furniture furniture maker, Randy Wilkin-
conservators examine objects, Fallon grew up around art son to open the private conser-
what they look for, and how and antiques, working within vation practice Fallon &
they formulate intervention the family business, Copake Wilkinson, LLC, where he spe-
strategies. Tips on surface Auctions Inc., prior to college. cializes in the treatment and
examination techniques, deci- In 1991, after beginning college research of both historic and
phering patina and identifying as a studio art major, he entered modern surfaces, colorants and
past interventions will be dis- the Fashion Institute of Tech- coatings.
cussed, and examples present- nology’s Restoration program
ed virtually. in New York City and studied To sign up for the talk, email
decorative arts restoration. [email protected] with
Small museum and personal After graduation with a BFA in “Tad’s Zoom Talk” in the sub-
collections upkeep, along with 1993, he was hired by Sotheby’s ject line.
the “do’s and don’ts” of furni- Restoration, and was soon pro-

10 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020 Boxlots


Headspace is a miniature interview column
that probes the minds of auctioneers, dealers,

collectors and curators on a weekly basis
during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Tom Longacre

Thomas R. Longacre Antiques

Bob Eckstein 2020 © Antiques & the Arts Weekly

Washington’s Headquarters Open For Limited Use

NEWBURGH, N.Y. — Wash- the Revolutionary War, will be to use hand sanitizer and to
ington’s Headquarters State His- open for visitors on a limited avoid touching common surfaces.
toric Site has opened its build- basis: Visitors experiencing any
ings to the public again. COVID-19 symptoms may not
In order to facilitate proper enter the buildings.
Since the onset of COVID-19 social distancing, reservations
guidelines that restrict access to will be required to visit inside the The site will be open 11 am to 5
public interior spaces, the mag- buildings. The grounds, and the pm, Wednesdays through Satur-
nificent grounds and “Around the self-guided tour of our outdoor days, and 1 to 5 pm on Sundays.
Grounds,” a self-guided outdoor features will still be available.
tour of the site, have been the Washington’s Headquarters
only offerings. Washington’s Headquarters’ State Historic Site is a registered
staff are committed to keeping National Historic Landmark
Now, both the museum, which visitors healthy and safe by keep- located at the corner of Liberty
features more than 1,300 objects ing public areas clean. Visitors and Washington Streets, within
from the collection, and the his- are advised that face coverings the city of Newburgh’s East End
toric Hasbrouck House, where must be worn inside the build- Historic District. For additional
the general made his headquar- ings, and 6-foot social distancing information, 845-562-1195 or
ters for 16½ months at the end of is required. Visitors will be asked

What are you up to lately? Crystal Bridges Acquires
With the loss of virtually all of our shows, Bev and I find Artworks, New VR Experience
that we are in the process of redesigning the way we do
business. It is interesting to shift gears after almost 50 BENTONVILLE, ARK. —
years of doing shows to not having to rush out the door to “State of the Art 2020” may be
track down an auction or a house call. An unexpected packing up soon, but its presence
consequence of this global situation is that we found the will remain long after it leaves
time to slow down the pace of our lives and focus on a the galleries. Crystal Bridges
new business model and also tackle some of the home has created a virtual reality
projects that have been accumulating. experience of the exhibition that
How has work changed for you? will allow users from all over the
The biggest change is the pace of our work schedule. For world to interact with the exhibi-
now, with fewer auctions, no shows and shops just start- tion digitally. The museum has
ing to reopen, we find the tempo of our daily routine has also acquired 31 artworks from
changed drastically. It has been an unexpected opportu- 28 artists featured in State of
nity to reflect on life, business, family and friends. the Art 2020.
In what areas are you finding success?
We are finding success in first recognizing that change in State of the Art 2020 VR George Sanchez-Calderon, Americana, 2014/2020, polished
any form can bring about new opportunities. Reaching This virtual version of the exhi- stainless steel, 84 by 264 by 84 inches, courtesy of the artist.
out to dealers, friends and customers has become an inte- bition that allows the exhibition Ben Davis photo, Artnet.
gral component of our new work style. We utilize various to live on long after it leaves the
aspects of the internet to connect with everyone, includ- walls of Crystal Bridges and the and the Momentary as well as for story of American art,” said
ing even the old tried and true phone call. We do miss Momentary. The project was led this moment in contemporary art. Lauren Haynes, director of art-
meeting our customers, old and new — face to face out at by Shane Richey, creative director And at a time when we’re all still ist initiatives and curator, con-
shows. This year for the 63rd Annual New Hampshire of production at Crystal Bridges, mindful of social distancing, temporary art at Crystal Bridg-
Antiques Show, we will be reaching out to our customers and produced by Prisma. everyone can interact with art, es and the Momentary. “The
with the first-ever online NHADA show. It will run In “State of the Art 2020 VR,” from anywhere around the world.” diversity of thought, materials,
August 6-8 during the regular show schedule. Hope you which is currently available at experiences and topics repre-
can join us and check out some of the exciting items that “State of the Art 2020 VR” sented in these artworks help
we had saved especially for the NHADA show. SOTA2020/, users can explore begins its early web launch this us make sense of the complex
Do you think this will affect the industry in the the galleries just as they would if week, and will expand to a full times we live in. We’re excited to
long term? they were visiting Crystal Bridg- launch (to include mobile [iOS] see the impact these artists and
I believe that our business has been in transition for a es or the Momentary. Users are and VR [Oculus Store] viewing) their artworks have on our visi-
while now. The immediate shutdown of every business in able to zoom in and out of art- in September. It will remain live tors for years to come.”
the country was quite a shock, and the effect on the works to explore details, read for the foreseeable future.
antique business in particular will not be known for a wall text, and see artworks in For a complete list and images
while yet. We are thrilled that we had a foot in the tech- conversation with one another. New Acquisitions of new acquisitions, https://
nology world as our website has been operational for The virtual exhibition features Crystal Bridges has acquired 31
many years. It may be that the “new” antique business audio recorded by the exhibition artworks by 28 artists featured in the-art-2020-update-crystal-
will be a foot in the brick and mortar show and a foot in curators (Lauren Haynes, Alli- “State of the Art 2020 that will be bridges-acquires-artworks-and-a-
the internet world. son Glenn and Alejo Benedetti), added to the museum’s perma- new-vr-experience/?utm_source=
Have any advice right now? providing information on the nent collection. The artwork by wordfly&utm_medium=
Keep an open mind to change and be willing to adapt to exhibition, art, and artists. A Alex Bradley Cohen listed below email&utm_campaign=07.15
the online world. Auctions in the past were on farmers’ guided tour option is available was not featured in the exhibi- PressUpdate&utm_content=
fields out in the country with a small sign at the general that leads a viewer through the tion, but Cohen was a featured version_A&sourceNumber=
store. Now they are online and worldwide. Change is highlights of the exhibition. artist in the exhibition.
inevitable and it’s all in how you see it. “The great thing about VR is “We are thrilled to welcome Crystal Bridges Museum of
that while we move on to other these 31 artworks to our collec- American Art is at 600 Museum
exhibitions, people can come back tion to add to the unfolding Way. For information, 479-418-
and experience “State of the Art 5700 or
2020” again and again,” said
Richey. “This VR tour is a histori-
cal timestamp for Crystal Bridges

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 11

Sports Cards Line Up For Heritage Auctions’ July 30-31 Sale

The 1933 Sport Kings Jim A 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folder Baseball Complete Set
Thorpe #6, PSA Mint 9. (50) — #1 “Current Finest” on the PSA Set Registry.

DALLAS — Perhaps it’s cli- modern day only because of sale, already the set had
ché to say of sports cards that the extraordinary nature of crossed over the $110,000 line
they’re history — art and arti- this particular offering: the charging toward its
facts — that fits neatly into 1986 Fleer Basketball Cards & $200,000-and-up estimate.
the palm of your hand. But Stickers Complete Set, with all Another complete set — this
that doesn’t make it any less 143 pieces graded PSA Gem one from 1911 — features all Complete set of 1986 Fleer basketball cards and stickers
true as you browse the nearly Mint 10. Of course, this is the 50 of the T201 Mecca Double (132 plus 11), all graded PSA Gem Mint 10
2,200 lots available in Heri- set best known for card No. 57: Folder baseball cards made
tage Auctions’ Summer Sports Michael Jordan’s official rook- that year. This estimable col- collection that not even PSA Thorpe, is one of four to share
Card Catalog event July 30-31. ie offering, 20 years ago a lection holds the very top “Cur- knows for sure how many the same PSA Mint 9 grade,
thousand-dollar card and only rent Finest” spot on the PSA cards are in the series. But with no higher-graded versions
The massive sale is a trip a decade ago closer to $12,000 Set Registry because of the this much is clear: the Babe known to exist.
through time, a sojourn span- in this condition — far from its fragile paper stock and unique Ruth & Ty Cobb No. 105 (SGC
ning centuries — from little- six-figure valuation in the design that gave each card a VG 3) and the Lou Gehrig & There are, of course, modern-
seen trading cardboards made days following The Last Dance. “flip top” revealing a second Babe Ruth No. 100 (SGC Fair day heroes, too, among them a
in the 1870s to modern-day player beneath. In all, there 1.5) are two of the only graded Maverick from Dallas (Luka
offerings signed by legends in But Jordan is surrounded by are more than 100 complete examples of those cards known Doncic) represented by an
the making. In between are greats in this greatest graded sets in this sale. to exist. autographed 2018-19 Panini
highly valuable, deeply cov- set: Charles Barkley, Magic But this isn’t merely a jour- Contender card already valued
eted offerings — many of them, Johnson, Patrick Ewing, Karl ney through time, as evidenced Some of the handsomest at $40,000 and an Oiler from
from high-grade singles to Malone, Julius Erving, Kareem by the 19 offerings from the cards ever made date back to Edmonton (Wayne Gretzky),
shrink-wrapped boxes filled Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Tabacalera “La Morena” collec- 1933 — specifically, the Sport whose 1979 O-Pee-Chee No. 18
with unknown treasures, fresh Hakeem Olajuwon, Isiah tion believed to have been Kings made by the Goudey is PSA Mint 9.
to the hobby. All of them fea- Thomas, Dominique Wilkins. printed in El Salvador around Gum Company. The No. 6 card
ture the titans, greats and men And on and on. No wonder that 1928. Such a mystery is this in that same series, featuring Heritage Auctions is at 2801
who long ago morphed into with weeks to go before the the squinting visage of Jim West Airport Freeway. For more
mythic figures. information,

The sale begins closer to the

Simsbury Land Trust To Benefit From
Auction Of Painting By Local Artist

FARMINGTON, CONN. — tailed, I am grateful for the based technology and digital
Artist Kate Emery is auctioning doors it has opened to exploring marketing services firm that
an original oil painting to bene- some of the treasures we have donates one-third of any dis-
fit the Simsbury Land Trust close to home,” said Emery. tributed profits to community
and its efforts to preserve open “This auction is my way of projects. She also established
spaces. The vibrant landscape thanking land donors and the reSET, a Hartford-based non-
painting, “Cathles Overlook,” Simsbury Land Trust for pro- profit that seeks to advance the
depicts the view from the tecting cherished places not social enterprise sector in the
ridgetop within the land trust’s only for us but for future gener- state by encouraging nontradi-
47-acre Cathles property. Bids ations.” tional entrepreneurs who wish
will be accepted online at katee- to use business as an engine for until 11:59 A second-career artist who solving community or environ-
pm on July 31. works full-time from her Farm- mental problems.
ington Valley studio, Emery
The 16-by-20-inch painting is partners with charitable orga- “I’m excited to be able to sup-
one of several recent works nizations so that each of her port these types of efforts
inspired by the Farmington- works sold benefits a communi- through my art as well,” said
based artist’s renewed appreci- ty cause. “I’ve always wanted Emery, who is actively seeking
ation for local vistas. “While my work to make a difference,” collaborations with nonprofits
some of my plans for more far- said Emery, who founded the that want to raise funds in cre-
flung travel have been cur- Walker Group, a Farmington- ative ways.

Emery will donate 75 percent
of the price realized for her
“Cathles Overlook” painting,
valued at $700, to the Simsbury
Land Trust, which has protect-
ed 35 parcels — more than
1,100 acres of farmlands, trap-
rock ridges, wetland habitats
and scenic vistas — since it was
founded in 1976.

Interested bidders may see
the painting on the artist’s web-

Kate Emery, “Cathles Overlook,” oil on canvas, 16 by 20 BOSTON — A wide array of
inches. digital content at the Museum
of Fine Arts, Boston, includes
online events; virtual peeks at
the exhibitions, “Monet and Bos-
ton: Lasting Impression” and
“Writing the Future: Basquiat
and the Hip-Hop Generation”;
and an ongoing podcaster-in-
residence partnership with The
Lonely Palette. For more infor-

12 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

Benefit Shop Hosts Aug. 5 Sale Of Estelle Goodman’s Art

A midcentury desk from Paul McCobb’s “Calvin” series
($500/700) has a square tube brass base/support under a
drawer and two slide-out extensions, topped by lively
grained black and white marble, 54 by 28 by 29½ inches.

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — The Artist-Craftsmen of New York.
Benefit Shop Foundation will “What I love about her pieces is
present its first-ever single- that they are so strong and have
estate auction on Wednesday, such a reverence for the human
August 5, at 10 am, featuring the being. And her wicked sense of
estate of the late artist Estelle humor comes through,” said her
Goodman (1930-2007), who lived niece Loreen Arbus in an online
in an iconic building in Manhat- interview with Mansion Global. This abstract figural bronze sculpture This abstract figural bronze sculpture
tan’s Central Park West for In this auction, about 100 art- ($400/600), signed Estelle Goodman, fea- ($400/600), signed Estelle Goodman, fea-
decades. The apartment contain- works on offer are a trove of Mod- tures a man and woman, with their backs to tures a man and woman, with their backs to
ing her own art and artwork she ernist, expressionist, abstract one another yet connected by a figurative one another yet connected by a figurative
collected has been locked and and midcentury paintings and representation of communication in the representation of communication in the
unoccupied until now. sculptures. The sale also includes form of a flowing ribbon between their form of a flowing ribbon between their
the contents of her estate and mouths. It stands 18¼ inches tall. mouths. It stands 18¼ inches tall.
“Walking into her grand apart- items she lived with, such as a
ment in the Majestic was a bit midcentury desk from the Paul another yet connected by a figu- embodies the essence of Giacom- of repose, dated 1961, 12 by 10
like stepping into a time capsule,” McCobb “Calvin” series rative representation of commu- etti,” Stone said. The bronze mea- by 1¾ inches.
said Pam Stone, owner and ($500/700) having a square tube nication in the form of a flowing sures 7½ by 30¼ by 6¾ inches.
founder of the auction house. brass base/support under a single ribbon between their mouths. It Besides being an artist, Good-
“The apartment was just as she drawer and two slide-out exten- measures 18¼ by 8¾ by 5½ Male figures are well represent- man was an avid collector, espe-
left it and there were many sions. The desk is topped by a inches. ed, led by a figural abstract Mod- cially works by midcentury art-
examples of her bronze sculp- lively grained piece of black and ernist plaster bust of a man ists. Rounding out the auction
tures as well as fine paintings by white marble and measures 54 by Other works by Goodman ($200/400) having flowing hair, will be a mixed media abstract
several of her artist contempo- 28 by 29½ inches. Also on offer include “Prophetique,” a large beard and cap, 12¼ by 7½ by 7½ oil painting ($150/250). The fan-
raries that she collected.” are a Steinway baby grand piano, abstract figural bronze sculpture inches; and a well-sculpted man tasy landscape-style painting
an antique French console table ($400/600) of a nude woman with in half-bust form ($300/500), hav- has figures, birds and serpents
Known for her figural sculp- and a pair of period bronze lamps. flowing hair holding a bird with ing strong and powerful features. swirling around center designs,
tures accentuating the human Among her abstract figural flowing tail feathers in her hand. measuring 23¾ by 35¾ inches.
form, Goodman was a leading bronze sculptures is one depict- “Presented as a figurative care- Several of Goodman’s wall
abstract sculptor and painter in ing a man and a woman giver, the woman has elongated plaques will cross the block, The auction gallery is at 185
her day. Born in New York City, ($400/600), their backs to one facial features that are reminis- including a figural Modernist Kisco Ave, Suite 201. For infor-
she graduated from Barnard Col- cent of Modigliani, while her form abstract sculpture/wall plaque mation,
lege and was a member of the of four people in various states or 914-864-0707.

Clark Institute Opens Lin May Saeed’s
First Solo Museum Show
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. — as Styrofoam, paper and steel.
On view through October 25 at These include several large-for-
the Clark Art Institute, “Lin mat, site-specific works created
May Saeed: Arrival of the Ani- for the exhibition, which is
mals,” the artist’s first solo being presented in the Clark’s
museum show. The exhibition Lunder Center galleries at
presents a career-spanning Stone Hill and on the Moltz
selection of more than 20 Terrace adjoining the galleries.
objects by Saeed in two and
three dimensions, encompass- For the last 15 years, Saeed (b
ing a range of materials, such 1973, Germany) has focused on
the lives of animals and
human-animal relations. With Lin May Saeed (German, b 1973), “Mureen/Lion School,”
empathy and wit, she tells sto- 2016. Polystyrene foam, acrylic paint, steel, wood, plaster.
ries — both ancient and mod- Courtesy of the artist; Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt; and Nicolas
ern — of animal subjugation, Krupp, Basel.
liberation and cohabitation
with humans, working toward exposing power structures both sage to another.
a new iconography of interspe- within and between species The Clark Art Institute is at
cies solidarity. and observing the perils of ani-
malizing humans. 225 South Street. For more
For Saeed, animals have information,
arrived in the moral conscious- Saeed is inspired by the low or 413-458-2303.
ness of many at the very relief sculptures of ancient
moment of their mass extinc- Egypt and Mesopotamia, a STOCKBRIDGE, MASS. —
tion. The animals in her work region that includes much of Chesterwood is open for its 51st
frequently arrive to reoccupy present-day Iraq. The artist’s season, Thursday through Sun-
spaces that were once theirs; in father emigrated from Iraq to day, 10 am to 4 pm. Two-hour
other words, they return. To Germany in the 1960s; intent prepaid passes and timed park-
imagine these worlds, Saeed on assimilation, he did not ing passes can be reserved at
often combines traditional speak Arabic in the house, but for 10
artistic forms, such as the Saeed is teaching herself the am, noon or 2 pm. The entry fee
sculptural relief, with nontradi- language today. Arabic has is $20 per car and visitors can
tional materials, like expanded appeared in her artwork for download maps and self-guided
polystyrene foam, better known some time — at first as purely tours of the formal gardens,
as Styrofoam. This petroleum- formal marks, some of them landscape, hiking trails and
based, non-biodegradable plas- invented, and later in careful woodland walk, which currently
tic is easy for the artist to find, transcription, as in “Mureen/ features the contemporary
usually secondhand, and to Lion School” (2016), in which sculpture of Rick and Laura
work, without assistance. For one lion imparts a poetic mes- Brown.
Saeed, Styrofoam is a reminder
of humans’ environmental
impact and a material ripe for

The exhibition’s subtitle is
borrowed from a short story of
the same name by the author
Elias Canetti. Saeed, whose
roots are German-Jewish and
Iraqi, admires Canetti for

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 13

Firearms, Militaria & Ephemera
On Offer At Pook & Pook Auction

French and Indian War
scrimshaw powder horn,
attributed to Jacob Gay
(1758-1787) ($15/20,000).

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
signed vellum ship’s passage, dated 24th of
January, 1803 ($2/3,000).

George Washington signed handwritten letter ($8/12,000). Ephemera may start off the 1911 semi-automatic pistol, a Collingswood, N. J.
sale, but Pook & Pook will DWM model 1906 American Pook & Pook is at 463 E. Lan-
exhibit examples of what has Eagle Luger semi-automatic
DOWNINGTOWN, PENN. — letter both humility and digni- come to be expected at the pistol, a Colt single-action caster Avenue. For information,
General Washington leans over ty required of great men who firm’s militaria sales, such as army revolver made in 1899 or 610-
his maps in the candlelight of fight for a worthy cause. a powder horn from the French and a prewar commercial 269-4040.
his tent. He hears the despair Mauser model 1896 Broom-
in the moans coming from the This letter ($8/12,000) is and Indian War attributed to handle pistol, as well as many
sick tent and feels the oppres- among the first lots crossing Jacob Gay ($15/20,000) and Smith & Wesson revolvers.
sive threat of the encroaching the block in Pook & Pook’s July another powder horn from the
British forces bearing down on 30 firearms, militaria and Revolutionary War belonging There is a group of Civil War
him after the Battle of Long ephemera auction. The ephem- to Isaiah Thomas with scrim- firearms with many saddle
Island during the New York era side of the sale, the majori- shaw decorations of a mer- ring carbines. Of the long arms
campaign of 1776. The cap- ty of which comes from the col- maid, a tall ship, geometric going up for sale are a Burn-
tures of two of his command- lection of Joseph Rubinfine of patterns and more side, US Springfield model
ers, General Sullivan and Lord Merritt Island, Fla., features a ($10/15,000). Among the 1884, Colt contract musket,
Stirling, weighed on his mind number of letters and signa- numerous Colt revolvers, a Spencer, Sharps New Model
after the battle, which had tures from the Founding standout is the “Cattle Brand” 1863, Gallager Patent, Smith
taken place in Brooklyn just a Fathers and more. Standouts first generation single action Patent, Colt 1851 Navy, and a
week before. “Good God, what in the sale include John Han- Army revolver, highly Sharps and Hankins, just as
brave fellows I must lose,” Gen- cock’s very own John Hancock, engraved with a spare cylin- an overview. The auction block
eral Washington remarked an edition of Benjamin Frank- der in a fitted silk and velvet will also be visited by dozens
after watching the battle turn lin’s The Pennsylvania Gazette lined case ($8/10,000). There is of lots of swords, knives and
south for the revolutionaries. from June 1752, a vellum ship’s a collection of bayonets that accessories.
Legend has it that after he passage from 1803 signed by were accumulated over
ordered the retreat of his men Thomas Jefferson and James decades by a local collector. There is also a selection of
from Long Island, Washington Madison with an engraving of There are many Brown Bess shotguns from all of the famil-
himself was the last man to a lighthouse and tall ship, and variations and also a scarce iar makers. Charles Daly, A.H.
leave Brooklyn. In his tent on a military appointment signed Ames Mfg. Co. Sappers & Min- Fox, Parker, Weatherby, Ital-
that September day, Washing- by Abraham Lincoln. Another ers model 1847 musketoon ian Remington and Belgian
ton made a decision and had a lot is from an Ohio collection, a sword bayonet, one of only 830 Brownings, to name a few.
letter written to request four detailed World War I hand- produced. Headlining the rifles is a
ships on which to transport written diary and archive of Small arms included in the Mauser Obendorf commercial
those poor souls injured in the Wilson Kappel, Bolivar, Ohio, sale are a Spanish copy of a deluxe type A bolt action big
battle. The general managed to mechanic US Army, Company Kerr’s patent percussion game rifle ($4,5/6,500), a Brit-
make his tone cordial and dig- C, 6th Infantry, starting with revolver, a French “Garde du ish Snyder officers’ carbine in
nified even though he must his registration on June 5, Corps du Roi” model 1816 .577 caliber, Winchester model
have felt a great deal of regret 1917, until his arrival back flintlock pistol, a Lehigh 1873 lever action rifle, US Rem-
and responsibility for his men. home on July 31, 1919. His County, Penn., flintlock pistol, ington model 1903-A3 sniper
A great leader even before he accounts include 153 pages of a Colt model 1911 US Army rifle, as well as a contemporary
was the leader of a nation, riveting entries with stories semi-automatic pistol, a Dan flintlock rifle by Jesse Holder.
Washington displayed in the detailing his life from the front Wesson Arms double action The auction will also feature
lines. revolver, a Les Baer Custom dozens of rifles from the col-
lection of Ed Hilliard of West

The Quest: Peacham Pandemics & The Past

PEACHAM, VT. — Peacham A stop on the Peacham Historical Society Pandemics Quest orienteering flags. Be respect-
Library and the Peacham His- ful of the landowners who are
torical Association are part- Map and instructions for the an outdoor, walkable event. granting you permission to
nering to create a unique sum- Quest may be obtained at the Visit the sites with your fami- walk on their property.
mertime activity to enjoy on Peacham Library bulletin board ly or use a mask to walk it
your own or with family or or downloaded here: https:// with a friend. You may also If you would like to receive a
friends. “Pandemics of use a car and then walk a prize for your completion of
Peacham’s Past” is a scavenger content/uploads/2020/07/Quest- short distance to the sites. The the Quest, copy down the high-
hunt-style quest that can be Instructions-7-11.pdf signs with historical informa- lighted single letter from each
completed on foot or by car. tion are marked with orange historical sign. Unscramble
Each site on the quest has sig- The Quest is designed to be them and use the form on the
nificance in the town’s history Quest Instructions PDF to
of fighting off diseases and epi- write down the mystery
demics. phrase. You may submit your
results to the library in person
The quest will be on view or via email ([email protected]
through July 26. It begins at or drop off your
the Peacham Library (656 answer at the Peacham Café
Bayley Hazen Road, Peacham, during business hours. Make
Vermont 05862) and includes sure that you include your
ten stops (each marked by an name and contact information
orange orienteering flag) with your answer.
throughout the greater
Peacham Corner area. All who complete the Quest
Questers may visit the sites at will be entitled to a small prize
any time in any order, and are from the Peacham Café. Just
asked to follow proper social give the Peacham Café your
distancing guidelines. Maps name, which will be at the
and instructions will be avail- counter on a list. All complet-
able at the library and online. ed forms will also be entered
Once questers have visited all into a drawing for three larger
sites, they may submit their prizes from the Peacham Café.
response to the Peacham
Library to receive a small prize The Peacham Historical
for their efforts. Association is at 145 Church
Street. For more information,

14 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

Portfolio One: The Seasons by Elliot Porter, pub- Abstract Expressionism, published by Tiber Press, American photographer Edward S. Curtis’
lished by Sierra Club in 1964, containing 12 origi- 1960, a midcentury artists’ book with contribu- (1868-1952) signed in negative motion picture
nal dye-transfer color photographs, sold for $4,200. tions from members of the New York School, real- publicity still from one of Elmo Lincoln’s
ized $5,100 and was the top lot in the sale. silent-era Tarzan movies brought $2,280.

PBA Galleries Puts A Top-Shelf Literary Sale On The Books

Auction Action In Berkeley, Calif.

“Voyage of the Eye [with] Pines in Lie, Sit, Stand, Be Still by Michael The Theory and Practice of Brewing From the food and drink section of
Fog” photograph by Brett Weston for McClure with 52 unbound leaves by Michael Combrune. R. and J. the sale, the 1921 Book of Recipes for
Aperture, 1975, commanded $1,920. and 24 signed lithographs by Robert Dodsley, 1762, a philosophical trea- the Cooking School by Carrie Alber-
Graham, was bid to $3,300. tise on the art of brewing beer, sold ta Lyford, the Hampton Normal and
NYC ‘Collaborating’ fine press books. for $1,020. Agricultural Institute, contained
Artists & Poets recipes from the historically Black
“This sale 704 featured areas of con- Review by college and realized $1,140.
Put It All Together To tinuing growth for the auction house: W. A. Demers, Senior Editor point and aquatint was signed by the
Take Top Lot fine art, photography and food and Photos Courtesy PBA Galleries artist with an inscription “For Mrs
drink,” said specialist Christopher rapher best known for his intimate Eden” and measured 12½ by 16 inches.
BERKELEY, CALIF. — It took only Dunlap. “The sale presented artists’ color photographs of nature. It was his Landeck was an American printmaker
two bids to wrap up a magnificent first books and fine art prints as demon- father, James Porter, he said, who and educator known for work with a
edition midcentury artists’ book at strated by Abstract Expressionism and instilled him with a love for nature, variety of techniques, including aqua-
PBA Galleries’ July 9 sale of fine art, Armin Landeck’s ‘Pop’s Tavern.’ It also married to a scientific bent. tint, drypoint, etching and lithography.
photography, prints, food and drink. offered rare photographs from the Housed in a striking custom clam-
Abstract Expressionism, published by Incunable period, photobooks and fine shell box with a recessed bronze bas- Known primarily for his trademark
Tiber Press, 1960, is a midcentury art- art photography from the moderns to relief by Robert Graham, Lie, Sit, orotones, American photographer
ists’ book with contributions from present-day photographers. The food Stand, Be Still by Michael McClure, Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) added
members of the New York School. and drink section continued to develop with 52 unbound leaves and 24 signed some swing to the sale with a signed
Realizing $5,100, the four-volume set an area of passionate contemporary lithographs by Robert Graham, was in negative motion picture publicity
comprised each volume with three collecting, this time with a focus on bid to $3,300. Published by Arion Press still from one of Elmo Lincoln’s silent
full-page color silkscreen prints and small farming, brewing and cidering, in 1995, this lot was from the personal era Tarzan movies. Curtis was an
an additional silkscreen on the title charcuterie and hog raising, orchard- collection of Arion Press artist Vincent American photographer and ethnolo-
page and upper cover. No. 47 of 200 keeping and bee culture. Seeds have Perez. It was a first edition, no. 27 of gist whose work focused on the Ameri-
copies, each volume was signed by the been planted for a bountiful year an edition limited to 50 copies. can West and on Native American peo-
poet and artist on the limitation page. ahead.” Beat Generation poet McClure, a con- ple. Around 1922, Curtis set up a
These included John Ashbery’s “The temporary of Allen Ginsberg and Bob studio in Los Angeles to offer his tal-
Poems,” with prints by Joan Mitchell; Portfolio One: The Seasons by Eliot Dylan, wrote this long expressionistic ents to the burgeoning film industry.
Frank O’Hara, “Odes,” with prints by Porter, published by Sierra Club in poem in response to sculptor Robert Like Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show or
Michael Goldberg; Kenneth Koch, 1964, contained 12 original dye-trans- Graham’s studies of female nudes. The P.T. Barnum’s many spectacles, this
“Permanently,” with prints by Alfred fer color photographs. It sold for drawings were made into a suite of work offers a glimpse into the fuzzy
Leslie; and James Schuyler, “Salute,” $4,200, one of 105 copies, with 100 cop- lithographs, a substantial body of American border region between
with prints by Grace Hartigan. ies being for sale. Brother of painter graphic work by this important artist. anthropology and show business. It
and art critic Fairfield Porter, Eliot Michael McClure died in May 2020. settled at $2,280.
Represented in this summer sale (1901-1990) was an American photog- Fetching $2,700 was “Pop’s Tavern,” a
were more than 350 lots, including moody urban nightscape, by Armin Another photographer whose name is
original works of art; books on agricul- Landeck (1905-1984. The 1934 dry- associated with California is Bret
ture, horticulture, brewing and cook-
ing; photography from the collection of
Robert Enteen; and illustrated and

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 15

Weston (1911-1993), the second of the Fetching $2,700 was “Pop’s Tavern,” a moody urban nightscape by Armin Bringing $1,200 were 42 Woodbury-
four sons of photographer Edward Landeck (1905-1984). type portraits from Galerie Contem-
Weston and Flora Chandler. “Voyage of poraine.
the Eye [with] Pines in Fog” a photo- Bringing the same price was Vinetum watercolor for the March 1932 cover of from sketches Rivera had drawn in
graph by Weston for Aperture, 1975, Britannicum: Or A Treatise of Cider, Fortune magazine. The watercolor — Red Square and later sold to Abby
commanded $1,920. It was one of an and other Wines and Drinks extracted commissioned for the March 1932 Aldrich Rockefeller, depicts a parade
edition limited to 100 copies with an from Fruits Growing in this King- cover of publishing magnate Henry of workers reminiscent of the Mayday
original silver gelatin photograph, dom...To which is added, a Discourse Luce’s deluxe new high society maga- scene in the destroyed mural.
printed and signed by the photogra- teaching the Best way of Improving zine — was inscribed by Rivera and
pher. Bees, 1678, by John Worlidge. Thomas given as a gift to Bertram and Ella Prices, with buyer’s premium, as
Dring and Thomas Burrel. Wolfe, co-founders of the Communist reported by the auction house. For
Bringing $1,200 were 42 Woodbury- Party USA, then living as expatriates more information, 415-989-2665 or
type portraits from Galerie Contempo- Featured prominently in the sale but in Mexico City. The picture, worked up
raine. The periodical was published passed was an original Diego Rivera
weekly in its first series from 1876 to
1880, and in a less regular second
series from 1881 to 1884. The idea was
for the general public to subscribe,
which they did in apparently large
numbers, A Woodburytype is a photo-
mechanical rather than a photograph-
ic, but it produced captivating por-
traits that were featured in each issue.
These portraits were of contemporary
celebrities from literature, music, sci-
ence, politics or the arts, each photo-
graphed by some of the great photog-
raphers of the day. Photographers
included Antoine Samuel Adam-Salo-
mon, Charles Bertall, Étienne Carjat,
Franck, Félix Nadar and Pierre Petit.

From the food and drink section of
the sale, the 1921 Book of Recipes for
the Cooking School by Carrie Alberta
Lyford, the Hampton Normal and
Agricultural Institute, contained reci-
pes from the historically Black college
and realized $1,140, while The Theory
and Practice of Brewing by Michael
Combrune, R. and J. Dodsley, 1762,
was a philosophical treatise on the art
of brewing beer and sold for $1,020.

Fairfield University Art Museum Short Film Captures
Essence Of Cuban Art Exhibition
FAIRFIELD, CONN. — In a with related lectures, and cap- museum’s exhibition web page mixed media, the works interro-
time of self-isolation and closure, tures the many curricular and w w w. f a i r f i e l d . e d u / m u s e u m / gate the ways that consumerism,
a new short film documents the community interactions that cuba and on the museum’s You- migration, patriarchy and the
Cuban art exhibition presented grew out of the exhibition, Tube channel. legacies of slavery shape the def-
by the Fairfield University Art according to Carey Weber, execu- initions and experiences of free-
Museum in spring 2020 and tive director at the museum. Six internationally renowned dom that Twenty-First Century
makes it available to anyone artists were featured in the technology make possible.
unable to physically visit the A collaboration of Michelle Cuban art exhibition at the
museum. Farrell, PhD, and Javier Labra- museum this spring, exploring Fairfield University Art Muse-
dor Deulofeu, the short film, the mythologies of liberation and um is at 200 Barlow Road. For
The film explores the artwork, Tracing Archives of Conscious- fulfillment promised by modern information,
the contemporary Cuban artists ness: Six Cuban Artists, can be life in Cuba. Through sculpture, museum.
and their inspirations, along accessed and enjoyed on the painting, photography and

Scholarly Query: Looking For Althea

NEW YORK CITY — The land- N.Y., descended from Revolution- side artists as prominent as
scape painter Alethea Hill Platt ary War heroes, including Lewis Cecilia Beaux and E. Irving
(1860-1932) has fallen into unde- Morris. She surprised her family Couse.
served obscurity, although she members — the male breadwin-
displayed artworks in hundreds ners were suburban lawyers and Platt traveled in Europe often,
of group and solo exhibitions at politicians — by taking classes especially in Brittany and Dev-
venues as elite as the Pennsylva- at the Art Students League and onshire. She also set up studios
nia Academy of the Fine Arts, studying with the painters in the Adirondacks, Woodstock,
Art Institute of Chicago, Mac- Henry Bayley Snell, Ben Foster N.Y., and Sharon, Conn., and
beth Gallery and National Acad- and Auguste Joseph Delécluse. along the Maine coast. Her
emy of Design. Eve Kahn is seek- Platt lived and gave classes at favorite subjects included
ing information about her for an the Van Dyck Studios building thatched-roof cottages, wood-
upcoming scholarly article. on Eighth Avenue at 56th Street working shops, peasants in
in midtown Manhattan, along- moonlight, sun-dappled glades
Platt, a native of Scarsdale, and peaceful harbors. She used
textured impasto layers and
Alethea Hill Platt, “Devonshire Cottage by Moonlight,” oil vibrant palettes to depict utili-
on canvas. Courtesy Studio Antiques & Fine Art, Alexan- tarian buildings and their inhab-
dria, Va. itants — her paintings resonate
with a kind of Ashcan School
empathy for laborers in remote

She exhibited prolifically at
institutions and galleries in
major art capitals and in travel-
ing shows organized by associa-
tions such as the American Fed-
eration of Arts and the General
Federation of Women’s Clubs.
Her works, on view from Sacra-
mento to Detroit and Yonkers,
drew critical praise. The New
York Times found a “quality of
serenity, even a kind of nobility”
in her landscapes, and American
Art News placed her “in the
ranks of America’s leading
women painters.”

Contact Eve Kahn with any
information about Platt, includ-
ing the whereabouts of her
paintings: [email protected]
com or

16 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

689 Lots Of Pennsylvania German Material Goes White Glove—

Pennsylvania Wild: Drissel & Simmons Records Set
With Moyer Collection At Pook

Auction Action In Downingtown, Penn.

The sale’s top lot was found in a diminutive paint-decorat- DOWNINGTOWN, PENN. — days gone by, a whole lot of
ed pine slide lid box by John Drissel (Pennsylvania, 1762- What an auction for old paint competition and people beat-
1846) that sold for $137,000, setting an auction record for and carvings. The 689-lot sin- ing each other up. People said
any box by the maker. It sold to a Pennsylvania private col- gle-owner auction of Linda ‘when am I going to find
lector. The box rose only 2¾ inches off the ground, 4-3/8 and Dennis Moyer’s collection another one?’ When you can
wide and 7-5/8 deep. It was inscribed “Zum gruck Ann von sold white glove at Pook & say that, all bets are off.”
Red John Drissel his hand 1796,” dedicated to Anna Von Pook Inc., on July 10-11, pro-
Red, or Anna Roth, who is listed in the New Goschenhop- ducing a total sale gross of Linda and Dennis Moyer of
pen Register as born November 17, 1793. Only about half of $1,382,478. The top lot qua- Zionsville, Penn., were chroni-
Drissel’s known works are signed and this example, with its drupled estimate, the second clers of Pennsylvania German
sweet size, bright paint and impeccable condition, is highest doubled, the third material. Dennis began col-
regarded as among the finest known. went 17-times estimate, the lecting when he was 8 years
fourth sold 18-times estimate old with the next six decades
and the fifth best brought spent on a perpetual hunt
54-times estimate. The results among auctions, dealers and
handily beat the presale the old-time families — his
$477,500/789,900 range. neighbors — of the Lehigh
Valley. They were fully
To tell it plain: prices were immersed in the material of
strong. their locale and the commu-
nity around it, actively
Auctioneer Jamie Shearer engaged in the historical
said, “I don’t know that there organizations that aligned
were too many bargains, there with their interests.
were some but not many. It
brought back the feeling of Shearer said that much of

An artist auction record was set for Schtockschnitzler Sim-
mons (Pennsylvania, active 1885-1910) when this bird tree
sold for $103,700. The tree measured 20½ inches high and
sold to a collector local to the auction house. The catalog
said Moyer purchased it privately in the 1960s from the
family of Amos Kline, where it had descended. Auctioneer
Jamie Shearer said based on the carving, the paint, the con-
dition and the quantity of birds, it was the nicest example
from Simmons that he had ever seen. It was illustrated in
Machmer’s Just for Nice.

There was a rare scene in this lot of three blue Stafford-
shire plates, which included the designs “Winter View of
Pittsfield Massachusetts” and “Peace and Plenty.” The lot
sold for $18,300 on a $500 estimate.

Moyer purchased this Compass Artist dress-
er box, only 4 inches high, out of a house
sale in Kempton, Penn., in the 1960s. It sold
for $4,636.

Auctioneer Jamie Shearer said that the sale provided Review by Greg Smith, Editor Moyer recorded that he purchased this
opportunity all over. This Nineteenth Century carpenter’s Catalog Photos Courtesy Nineteenth Century Pennsylvania painted
plane in maple with a carved bird handle measured 18¼ Pook & Pook, Inc. walnut watch hutch from a Limeport, Penn.,
inches long and sold for $549. Shearer said, “If you were auction in the 1970s. It was 12 inches tall.
going to buy a carpenter’s plane, that was the one to buy. Bidders liked it, pushing it nearly double
It’s not one of those things that you had to have deep pock- estimate to $11,590.
ets to get, but it was really great.”

A Southeastern Pennsylvania ink and watercolor fraktur A Schwenkfelder friendship quilt signed A yellow border graced this octagonal
birth certificate for Bally (Polly) Gerber, born 1821, sold just “Rebecca Reitenauer 1859” quintupled esti- pearlware plate with eagle decoration, 6
above high estimate for $9,760. Lisa Minardi wrote that it mate to sell for $10,980. Moyer had pur- inches diameter. It sold for $5,856.
was done in the style of Conrad Gilbert of Schuylkill County chased it at an auction in Hereford, Penn.,
and a similar example resides in the Joan Johnson collection. in the 1960s. It traveled to Tokyo for a 1994
exhibition and was featured in Donald and
Nancy Roan’s Lest I Shall Be Forgotten.

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 17

Dealers Kelly Kinzle and John Chaski Many were gobsmacked by the result on this lot of ten fab-
bought this painted pine tavern table from ric birds, which sold for $21,960 above a $400 estimate. The
the Eighteenth Century for $21,960. It has auction house said some were Amish made.
an old layer of blue paint under worn white.
The table measures 28 inches high by 36½ Lisa Minardi said the bird featured in this
inches wide. Schwenkfelder ink and watercolor fraktur
is a silktail. She had written about a nearly
identical example in the collection of Joan
Johnson in her book Drawn With Spirit.
Both works feature the inscription to “Eph-
ram Bollinger” and are attributed to the
Exotic Scenery Artist, who was active 1817-
1830. Moyer purchased it out of a Quaker-
town, Penn., house sale in the 1970s. It sold
for $14,640.

Pook & Pook

A strong design was found on this Pennsyl- Dealer Kelly Kinzle walked away with this Pennsylvania
vania blue and white pieced quilt from the painted pine dower chest from the late Eighteenth Century.
Nineteenth Century. It featured a star and It featured three panels with potted flowers on a blue
diamond center panel with five borders, ground over two drawers on straight bracket feet. It sold
stamped “Susannah D. Shafer” on the back, for $7,320.
92 inches square. It sold for $7,320.

The top textile in the sale was this Pennsyl-
vania silk on linen sampler that sold for
$13,420. It was wrought by Anna Maria
Kurtz in 1805, the auction house said she
was likely under the instruction of Leah
Maguire at the time.

what the Moyers bought was teer, a director, a dealer and a Auctioneer Jamie Shearer This carved and painted eagle measured 57½ inches wide
found within a 50-mile radius collector — what other means said there were three interest- across the wings and was bid to $18,300. The auction house
of their home. “The collection exist to promote the stuff? ed parties bidding on it above said it was likely from the workshop of Benjamin Rush.
wasn’t really limited to one $80,000, contributing to its Moyer purchased it at an auction near Line Lexington,
thing, the only limitation was Leading the sale at $137,000 successful run over the Penn., in 2005, where it came with the record that it was
that it had to be local to him. was a painted pine slide lid $30,000 high estimate. Minar- removed from the Dependable (formerly Eagle) Moving and
It didn’t matter if it was wood, box by John Drissel (Pennsyl- di said that Historic Trappe’s Storage Company in Philadelphia.
tin, iron or stoneware, it just vania, 1762-1846). It set a Center for Pennsylvania Ger- Weathervanes were not a major part of the Moyers’ collec-
had to be local. Dennis was record for a Drissel box and man Studies maintains a list tion, but this full-bodied leaping stag from the Nineteenth
buying before the internet, sold to a Pennsylvania private of all known works by Drissel Century took the top of the category at $9,760. Moyer
many were pieces bought out collector. The box was and is planning a future exhi- bought it at an auction in 2002 that was selling the contents
of a house or local auctions,” inscribed to its lid “Zum gruck bition on painted boxes that of a Plymouth Meeting home. It measured 26½ inches long.
he said. “There was good Ann von Red John Drissel his will include examples of Dris-
research information on many hand 1796,” in original deco- sel’s work.
lots and records of it coming rated surface with flowers
from such and such a family. and ivory wavy bands on a Eight carved and fancifully
Even if it came out of a house, salmon ground. It measures painted birds perched on a
it had a detailed description 2¾ inches high by 4-3/8 wide singular tree by Berks County
of who made it or owned it by 7-5/8 deep. Anna Von Red, carver Schtockschnitzler Sim-
and the what, when, where.” or Anna Roth, is listed in the mons (Pennsylvania, active
New Goschenhoppen Register 1885-1910) sold for $103,700
Bidders showed up through as born November 17, 1793, on a $40,000 estimate, setting
their preferred bidding chan- meaning this box was made a new auction record for the
nels. Gallery bidders num- for her in the third or fourth artist. The tree measured 20½
bered to 132, Bidsquare had year of her life. inches high and sold to a col-
916 registered, Invaluable lector local to the auction
provided 755, while 104 bid- The box was known, having house. Moyer purchased it
ders vied for their lots through made an appearance at a Win- privately in the 1960s from
the phone and absentee. terthur workshop in 2008. the family of Amos Kline,
Lisa Minardi, the executive where it had descended.
Dennis Moyer focused his director at Historic Trappe
professional attention on and a consultant on cataloging Shearer said, “It had great
Pennsylvania German mate- the fraktur in this sale, was at size and a good number of birds.
rial when he became director that workshop and said it was On some of his work, Simmons
of the Schwenkfelder Library one of the first times she met spent a little more time on the
and Museum in 1983, remain- Dennis and the diminutive painting or a little more time
ing in that post for 19 years. slide box, which was even then on the carving, and I’m not say-
In 1998, Dennis penned Frak- a star among the 24 examples ing this because it brought the
tur Writings and Folk Art they had brought together to most money, but it was the nic-
Drawings of the Schwenk- study. A total of 26 Drissel est one that I’ve ever seen.”
felder Library Collection, works are known, 14 of which
focusing on his favorite and are in museums and only 10 of Book references could be
notable works within those which are signed by the artist. found throughout the catalog.
holdings. It was published as That this one is signed, dated
part of a series from the Penn- and in remarkable condition is That bird tree and 15 other
sylvania German Society. what makes it among the best pieces in the sale were illus-
known from the maker. The trated in Richard Machmer’s
Moyer checked every box as catalog noted that the Moyers 1991 Just for Nice: Carving
a champion for historic Penn- had purchased it at an auction and Whittling Magic of South-
sylvania German material. in Lower Milford Township. eastern Pennsylvania. Also
He was an author, a volun- included there was the sale’s
third highest lot and its most

18 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

Ringing in at $7,320 was this Nine- Taking $8,540 was this Pennsylvania A Pennsylvania dealer outbid A period blue painted surface
teenth Century folk art dresser, 75 painted poplar Dutch cupboard another Pennsylvania dealer on adorned this Nineteenth Century
inches high. It was the first piece of from the Nineteenth Century. Moyer this diminutive painted pine slide Pennsylvania painted poplar apoth-
furniture that Dennis Moyer had had purchased it privately in Cres- lid box with wavy line and tulip ecary cupboard. Moyer recorded
purchased for his collection, bought po, Penn., in 2013. It featured a decoration. Even with faded paint, that it came from the Forgedale
at a Huff’s Church auction in the late vibrant red and black decorated it sold for $7,320. Store, Washington Township, Berks
1950s. The dresser was from Berks surface, 83½ inches tall. County. Bidders pushed it over esti-
County in cherry and walnut with mate to $11,590.
carved pinwheels and hearts.

A row of chickens around an inner row of a repeating busts comedic: a wide-eyed carved Amish made. With a $400 bought by two separate buy-
of an African American woman was found on this wrought and painted cat with a small high estimate, the group sold ers, ending the scholarly
iron pot holder from the Sally Ann (Hunter) Furnace. The carved rabbit clenched from to a Midwestern collector. romance that he likely took
busts were purportedly images of the wife of the iron mas- its mouth that blew past the great pride in.
ter. It had descended in the Abraham Biever Hunter family $1,500 high estimate to sell Other leaders in furniture
and was purchased at the onsite auction for Walp’s Restau- for $26,840. It sold to a dealer included the very first piece Fraktur was a significant
rant in Allentown, Penn., where it was displayed in the din- bidding on behalf of a collector, that Moyer had purchased for area of interest to Dennis
ing room. It measured 40½ inches high and sold for $6,100. and Shearer said he was not his collection, a Berks County Moyer. Lisa Minardi related,
surprised by the result. The painted cherry and walnut “The fraktur was quite
catalog noted that the 11½- folk art dresser from the impressive, he had a huge
inch carving had been exhibit- Nineteenth Century, which range from different artists.
ed at the Historical Society of sold for $7,320. Decorations Even though he collected very
Berks County in 1991. Moyer on it included carved hearts locally, he lived near the
had purchased it from David and pinwheel motifs. Moyer intersection of four different
and Barbara Mest in 1968. featured it in his 1996 book counties, so there was a lot of
The Colors of the Goshenhop- breadth to the material.” She
A layer of old blue paint pen. The two following lots noted a Northampton County
could be seen under the worn were featured on the cover of ink and watercolor birth cer-
white surface of an Eigh- the same book. A Pennsylva- tificate for Elisaveth Leibeng-
teenth Century tavern table nia poplar apothecary cup- uth, which was the top frak-
measuring 36½ inches across board from the Nineteenth tur work from the collection
the top. Dealers Kelly Kinzle Century in a period green when it sold for $18,300. It
and John Chaski placed the surface brought $11,590. featured a good 15¾-by-
winning bid for $21,960 on a Moyer had picked it up from 13-inch size as well as a “Man
$1,200 high estimate. That the Forgedale Store of Wash- in the Moon” design at top
was still less than they ington Township in Berks center, something Minardi
thought they would have to County. Behind was a striking had never seen before. The
pay, Kinzle said. He said it Pennsylvania painted poplar fraktur had been pictured in
was a very early table and dower chest dated 1835 with Frederick Sheely Weiser’s
they were pleased to get it. At outlined full panel width 1973 book Fraktur: Pennsyl-
the same price, and a true inscription to Christia Schul- vania German Folk Art and
surprise to many, was a lot of tz. Shearer called it a strange was purchased from Slatedale
ten small fabric birds includ- bird, saying its decoration Antiques in the 1960s. Also
ing some that were probably and design were very uncom- pictured in that book was the
mon. “It was very simple,” preceding lot, a Northampton
Lisa Minardi had never seen another “Man The look on this carved and painted cat — Shearer said. “It had good County ink and watercolor
in the Moon” design on a fraktur before this his wide eyes and bent ears — endeared it contrasting colors with the fraktur for Johann Henrich
example, an 1810 watercolor and ink birth to near anyone who has ever owned a cat red, yellow and the black feet Rausch, dated 1781, that sold
certificate for Elisaveth Leibenguth, which and dealt with their hunting behaviors — some of the key colors peo- for $3,904.
brought the most of any in the category at before. It suggests the moment the cat is ple like today. It also had a
$18,300. It measured 15¾ by 13 inches and spotted by its owner having gotten yet great scalloped apron. It was Weiser’s book is considered
was featured in Frederick Sheely Weiser’s another rabbit, seen hanging from its just an unusual thing.” The one of the earlier titles on
1973 book Fraktur: Pennsylvania German mouth, from the farmer’s pen: a look of get- Moyers had purchased it from fraktur, and that two of Moy-
Folk Art. ting caught. Bidders fell for it when the descendants of Schultz and it er’s pieces were in it lends to
11½-inch example sold for $26,840. It was came with a genealogy record the fact that he was among the
exhibited at the Historical Society of Berks compiled by Linda Moyer. It early wave of collectors in the
County in 1991 and featured in Machmer’s sold for $10,980. category. “He got started very
Just For Nice. early,” Minardi said. “There
Two related lots from the was an interest back then, but
Nineteenth Century Mont- he was ahead of the curve.”
gomery County Krauss family
of clock and organ builders Sometime in the 1970s,
sold in the sale. A Pennsylva- Moyer purchased a Schwenk-
nia Sheraton cherry tall case felder ink and watercolor
clock with a 30-hour move- fraktur attributed to the
ment brought $10,980. It was Exotic Scenery Artist (Penn-
signed “Samuel Krauss Mont- sylvania, active 1817-1830)
gomery County.” The lot out of a house sale in Quaker-
directly preceding it was the town. It featured a silktail
maker’s fraktur birth certifi- bird with the inscription
cate from 1807. The ink and “Ephram Bollinger” written
watercolor work measured 5 verso and sold for $14,640.
by 7½ inches and sold for Minardi had written about a
$2,982. Shearer said that its nearly identical example with
incredibly rare to see two the same inscription from the
related lots from one maker Joan Johnson collection in her
in a sale, relating that it 2015 book, Drawn With Spir-
almost never happens. Moyer it. Another Schwenkfelder
had acquired them separately fraktur, this one a reward of
and years apart, and no doubt merit by David Kriebel (Penn-
frowned from above when sylvania, active 1787-1848),
they were quite unfortunately sold for $13,420 on a $2,000
estimate. It featured a tulip

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 19

Bidders were drawn to the vibrant color of this Pennsylva- This Sheraton cherry tall case clock from the early Nine-
nia painted poplar dower chest, which sold for $10,980. teenth Century was made by Samuel Krauss of Montgom-
Moyer purchased it from the descendants of its original ery County, who came from a family of clock and organ
owner, labeled Christia Schultz. Auctioneer Jamie Shearer builders. Seen above is his watercolor and ink birth certifi-
said, “Country paint is still going very well. If it’s in a cate. Moyer bought the clock in 2000 at an Allentown auc-
vibrant red and black surface, I’ve got them lining up to tion and the birth certificate was purchased privately in an
buy it.” Moyer pictured the chest on the cover of his book unknown year. It is rare to see two pieces of connected
The Colors of the Goshenhoppen. Pennsylvania German material in the same sale, but the
same bidder could not be enticed to bring both home and
tree and two birds for Cristi- Pook & Pook they were split up once again. The fraktur took $2,928 and
na Schultz, dated 1802. the clock sold for $10,980.
Auctioneer Jamie Shearer
Taking $12,200 was a Bucks said he had never seen Lisa Minardi said that this work by Bern- David Kriebel (Pennsylvania, active 1787-
County ink and watercolor another flying fish on a but- hard Misson (Pennsylvania, active 1808- 1848) painted this watercolor and ink
fraktur birth certificate by ter stamp, and this one flew 1824) was the very best example from the reward of merit for Cristina Schultz in 1802.
Bernhard Misson (Pennsylva- out of the water to $2,074. It artist that she had ever seen. The ink and A diminutive size, it measures 4¼ by 2¾
nia, active 1808-1824) that dated to the Nineteenth watercolor fraktur birth certificate for inches. It sold for $13,420.
Minardi called the artist’s Century. Hanna Luis, born 1808, sold for $12,200.
masterwork — the very best there were a smattering of
from Misson that she had other fine painted tabletop Pook has handled a number of Pennsylva- Selling for $6,100 was this Pennsylvania
ever seen. The work was made boxes in the sale. Among them nia dyed and pin carved chicken eggs in the painted Moravian splay leg “Brettstuhl”
for Hanna Luis, born 1808, was a painted pine slide lid past, but never in the quantity seen here. chair from the Eighteenth Century. It was
and decorated with flanking box from the Nineteenth Cen- The dozen sold for $17,080, a nod to their pictured in Moyer’s book The Colors of the
columns with rising tulips tury that brought $7,320 on a rarity as a group. Moyer purchased them at Goshenhoppen and featured an old ochre
surmounted by two angels. $400 estimate. It was a nice an onsite auction in 1998. Two were ini- grain paint decoration over the original
small size, only 2 inches high tialed and identified: “1887 CKJ” was made dark green paint.
Rising to $17,080 on a $2,000 by 6¼ inches long by 3½ wide, for Christianna Krauss Jacob and the other
estimate was a lot of 12 dyed and bidders did not seem to “HKJ 1877” was made for Hannah Krauss
and pin-carved chicken eggs care much that the paint was Jacob.
from Pennsylvania, perhaps worn on the tulip and wavy
placing the group among the vine decoration. It was bought
highest price ever paid for a by the trade, underbid by the
dozen chicken eggs. Many trade. From the Compass Art-
were dated and initialed with ist came a painted poplar
various designs, including a dresser box, 4 inches high by
house, potted flowers and 5-1/8 inches wide, with pin-
plants, birds, a heart and wheel decorations that took
more. One example marked $4,636. Moyer had purchased
“1887 CKJ” was made for it out of a house sale in Kemp-
Christianna Krauss Jacob and ton, Penn., in the 1960s. A
another inscribed “HKJ 1877” vividly painted Berks County
was made for Hannah Krauss painted pine Bucher Box, 2¾
Jacob. Moyer had purchased inches high by 9½ inches wide
them at an onsite auction for by 8½ inches deep, inscribed
Schwenkfelder family Paul “A Bosert” to center amid
and Arlene Bieler in 1998. images of flowers to the lid,
sold for $3,904.
“We haven’t had a whole lot
of them, but we’ve had them Shearer said that the results
individually,” Shearer said. “It are indicative of Moyer’s
was nice to keep them togeth- attention to detail. “When you
er as a collection. I’m not set a record on two Pennsyl-
shocked by the result. The vania German works, you’ve
fragility of them — it was got a really wonderful collec-
enough moving them from the tion. Dennis had a great eye
home to the auction house, and if it was local, he was
but just imagine since 1850 interested — he would step
how many times they’ve up and buy. The prices reflect-
moved. How did any of them ed his good eye for quality
survive? It lends itself to the and condition.”
rarity.” The eggs were pur-
chased by a collector local to All prices include buyer’s
the auction house. premium as reported by the
auction house. Pook & Pook
A number of bidders saw Inc.’s next auction is Fire-
something desirable in a lot of arms, Militaria & Ephemera
three historical blue Stafford- on July 30. For additional
shire plates, which brought information, 610-269-4040 or
$18,300 on a $500 estimate.
The designs included a “Winter
View of Pittsfield Massachu-
setts,” and “Peace and Plenty.”

Other highlights included a
Pennsylvania painted walnut
watch hutch from the Nine-
teenth Century that brought
$11,590. The hutch measured
12 inches high and featured
floral decoration on a yellow
ground. It had been pur-
chased at a Limeport, Penn.,
auction in the 1970s. Rising
to $10,370 was a smoke deco-
rated painted pine hanging
corner cabinet from the Nine-
teenth Century.

Apart from the Drissel,

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From The Archives

A Look At The Industry 45 Years Ago This Issue

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 21

From The Archives

A Look At The Industry 45 Years Ago This Issue

22 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

At Two-Day Auction By Case Antiques—

Edmondsons, Delaney, Savage & More Shatter Expectations

Auction Action In Knoxville, Tenn.

Review by a solo exhibit at the Museum of ures sold at auction to date. And
W.A. Demers, Senior Editor Modern Art, led the first day’s in January 2019, Case sold
Photos Courtesy Case Antiques action. Two sculptures came Edmonson’s limestone statue of
from the same New York estate a woman carrying her bible and
Self-taught African American artist William Edmondson KNOXVILLE, TENN.— It was collection, “Lady with a Book” — purse, a 15½-inch “Miss Lucy:
continued his winning ways at Case with two sculptures a great weekend for African likely inspired by a woman in An Uplifted Lady,” for $324,000
that came from the same New York estate collection. At left, American art. Sculptures by Edmondson’s Nashville commu- to a private collector. Case has
“Lady with a Book” — likely inspired by a woman in William Edmondson headlined nity — and a “Critter” attracted sold eight Edmondson sculp-
Edmondson’s Nashville community — sold for $144,000, and the two-day summer Case a surge of interest from institu- tures in the past five years,
a “Critter” went out at $66,000. Case has now sold eight Antiques auction, July 11-12 at tions and advanced sculpture including one now in MoMA’s
Edmondson sculptures in the past five years, including one the company’s headquarters. collectors, with “Lady’” selling permanent collection.
now in MoMA’s permanent collection. The auction also offered a vivid for $144,000 to an anonymous
abstract expressionist watercol- phone bidder, more than triple Two quilts also catapulted
or by Beauford Delaney, another its high estimate, and “Critter,” beyond their presale expecta-
Tennessee-born Black artist, at $66,000, also tripling expec- tions with plenty of others vying
and a “Gamin” bust by Florida tations. Limestone figures for attention across many cate-
native Augusta Fells Savage. carved by Edmondson have gories among the sale’s more
dominated the top spots at the than 1,000 lots. Witnessing it
Works by Edmondson, the self- past three Case auctions. all was a reservation-only live
taught son of Tennessee slaves audience in masks, who were
who in 1937 became the first An iconic Edmondson lime- joined by more than 7,000 peo-
African American artist to have stone sculpture led the winter ple placing online, absentee and
Case Antiques auction in Janu- phone bids. When completed,
A final price of $24,000 was ary of this year when his carved the auction posted a 95 percent
posted for this men’s 18K limestone depiction of a bible- sell-through rate and auction
yellow gold Rolex Cosmo- waving pastor was chased by sales finished 20 percent above
graph Daytona watch. eight or nine phone bidders to the high estimate
finish at $540,000, the second
highest among Edmonson’s fig- “There’s no doubt, many indi-
This 6-carat pear-shaped viduals and institutions are rac-
diamond with six baguette ing to close gaps in their collec-
diamonds in a JB Star tions,” said company president
designed platinum ring set- John Case, referring to the suc-
ting doubled its estimate at cess of works by Black artists in
$40,800. this auction. “The good news is
there’s an abundance of great
African American art, especially
here in the South. We’ve been
offering it since this company
started more than 15 years ago,
and it’s gratifying to see more
collectors and institutions join-
ing in our excitement about
these works.”

Applause greeted a Depres-
sion-era “TVA quilt” as it
crushed its $2/3,000 estimate to
hit $50,400. In the textile’s
graphic image, a silhouetted

Towering over the English silver on offer was a George III
neoclassical sterling epergne by Thomas Pitts of London,
dating from 1774-75 and taking $14,080.

Sold at $9,600 was a group of 16 American Brilliant Period cut glass wine glasses.

From the estate of Kathleen Presten of Chattanooga, Tenn.,
came a lady’s Van Cleef & Arpels 18K yellow gold 9.0mm
hinged bangle bracelet with 296 round brilliant diamonds,
changing hands at $12,000.

Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer
Model 1016 man’s wristwatch, circa 1963,
wound up at $26,400.

Luminist realist John Wesley Chumley (1928-1984) captured A Piaget emerald and diamond necklace set A Depression-era “TVA quilt” elicited
a new world auction record when the winter landscape by in 18K gold commanded $31,200. applause from a limited in-house audience
the Virginia/Tennessee artist was bid to $18,000. as it crushed its $2/3,000 estimate to hit
$50,400. Designed by African American edu-
cator and activist Ruth Clement Bond, it
was the first public selling debut of a Bond
quilt. The buyer was an institution, accord-
ing to the auction house.

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 23

Asian lots in the sale included a pair of 15-inch-tall Daoist Fetching $24,000 was a rare War of 1812-era Darren Waterston’s “Offering,” an ethereal
bronze Immortal sculptures that sold to an overseas phone Tennessee state militia jacket belonging to oil on canvas work, brought $10,880.
bidder for $12,000. Lt. William Graham of East Tennessee and
Harlem Renaissance sculp- accompanied by his powder horn and mili-
tor Augusta Savage’s (1892- tary commission signed by Tennessee’s first
1962) 9-inch-high bronzed governor, John Sevier.
plaster bust version of her
popular street urchin,
“Gamin,” rose to $28,800
against its $7/8,000 estimate.

Black man is caught between Tennessee-born Beauford Fetching $21,600 was this eternity necklace
the hands of Uncle Sam and a Delaney (American, 1901- with 22 carats total weight in diamonds from
woman with a guitar. Designed 1979) created this small the estate of Dr Sara Parks Pendleton of
by African American educator watercolor abstract expres- Owensboro, Ky.
and activist Ruth Clement Bond sionist work titled “Compo-
and made by the unknown wife sition” in the third quarter with an 18K yellow gold The English ship Cambria races in the 1870 America’s Cup
of a worker at one of the Tennes- of the Twentieth Century. It oyster bracelet having a in this marine painting by English artist Charles Gregory.
see Valley Authority Works posted a final price of flip-lock clasp. Phone bidders chased it to $16,800.
Progress Administration dam $15,600 against an estimate
sites at the juncture of Tennes- of $4/4,400. A parade of English silver was his powder horn and military small green-painted Hepple-
see, Mississippi and Alabama, it A formal Southern walnut led by a George III neoclassical commission signed by Tennes- white demilune table, possibly
was the first public selling debut Chippendale press, circa sterling epergne by Thomas see’s first governor, John Sevi- Southern, served up $1,792,
of a Bond quilt. The buyer was 1810, went out at $11,400. Pitts of London, dating 1774-75 er. and an inlaid Federal secretary
an institution, according to the These included a 6-carat and taking $14,080. desk and bookcase with eagle
auction house, underbid by pear-shaped diamond with Among the sale’s furniture finial and flared feet, $3,840.
eight other bidders and several six baguette diamonds in a Sold at $9,600 was a group of highlights, a star was a formal This piece had been deacces-
absentee bidders, including JB Star designed platinum 16 American Brilliant Period Southern walnut Chippendale sioned from the Memphis-
multiple museums. An institu- ring setting that doubled its cut glass wine glasses, includ- press, circa 1810, with broken Brooks Museum of Art.
tional buyer also prevailed on estimate at $40,800; a Piaget ing three different patterns. arch pediment having carved
an early Twentieth Century emerald and diamond neck- Ten Colonna pattern goblets rosettes over glazed doors and Asian lots in the sale includ-
African American quilt attrib- lace set in 18K gold com- were by Libbey, with teardrop a chest base. It went out at ed a pair of 15-inch-tall Daoist
uted to East Tennessee school- manding $31,200; and an stem and ray design to the $11,400. Other good prices bronze Immortal sculptures
teacher Margaret Carr and/or eternity necklace with 22 underside of the base. were achieved by an East Ten- that sold to an overseas phone
her mother, Lema Carr. The carats total weight in dia- nessee cherry press with glazed bidder for $12,000.
quilt, combining a Schoolhouse monds from the estate of Dr Fetching $24,000 was a rare doors and cupboard base,
pattern and Tree of Life motif, Sara Parks Pendleton of War of 1812-era Tennessee attributed to the Jacob Fisher Prices given include the buy-
had shown at the recent “Cen- Owensboro, Ky., which real- state militia jacket belonging cabinetmaking shop of McMinn er’s premium as stated by the
tury of African American Quilts” ized $21,600. From the to Lt. William Graham of East County, $7,200; a cherry corner auction house. For information,
display at Colonial Williams- same estate, a 9-carat dia- Tennessee and accompanied by cupboard with arched doors or 865-
burg’s McCarl Gallery and was mond eternity choker in containing 20 panes, $7,040; a 558-3033 (Knoxville office) or
bid to $5,280, twice its estimate. platinum setting fetched 615-812-6096 (Nashville office).
$6,400. From the estate of
Harlem Renaissance sculptor Kathleen Presten of Chatta-
Augusta Savage (1892-1962) is nooga , Tenn., came a lady’s
probably best known for her Van Cleef & Arpels 18K yel-
bronzed plaster bust of a street low gold 9.0mm hinged
urchin titled “Gamin.” Created bangle bracelet with 296
in 1929, the character was ren- round brilliant diamonds
dered in multiple versions, paved in the bracelet
which are keenly sought-after weighing approximately 3.74
today. This “Gamin” figure stood carats. It changed hands at
9 inches high, rising to $28,800 $12,000.
against its $7/8,000 estimate.
The Rolex marque continued
Another artist who rose to its popularity at auction with
acclaim during the Harlem two notable examples crossing
Renaissance is Tennessee-born the block. The first was a vin-
Beauford Delaney. His small tage Rolex Oyster Perpetual
watercolor abstract expression- Explorer Model 1016 men’s
ist work titled “Composition” wristwatch, circa 1963, serial
also outperformed, posting a number 901123. With a black
final price of $15,600 against an dial with luminous cream-col-
estimate of $4/4,400. ored numbers, markers and
hands and “Frog Foot Coronet”
Other fine art highlights logo, it wound up at $26,400.
included a marine painting of Slightly less, at $24,000, was a
the English ship Cambria rac- men’s 18K yellow gold Rolex
ing in the 1870 America’s Cup Cosmograph Daytona watch,
by English artist Charles Greg- model #16528, serial #X624966
ory. Phone bidders chased it
beyond its $4/4,500 and it
found safe harbor at $16,800.
Luminist realist John Wesley
Chumley (1928-1984) captured
a new world auction record
when the winter landscape by
the Virginia/Tennessee artist
was bid to $18,000.

Highlights by American living
artists were led by Darren
Waterston’s “Offering,” an ethe-
real oil on canvas work with
label for the Greg Kucera Gal-
lery, Seattle, Wash., that brought
$10,880. There was a generous
helping of estate jewelry in the
auction, with several pieces
making it into the top 20 lots.

24 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

Soulis To Host Aug. 1 Auction Of World War II Collection

A 75-piece archive of personal and service items belonging
to Tuskegee Airman William S. Powell Jr. Uniform includes
A-2 leather jacket with squadron patch and name, flight
suit and other apparel with all insignia, parachute, kit bag,
flight log, many documents, including Tuskegee diploma
with signatures of classmates and instructors ($40/60,000).

Jack Angolia’s Personal Archives Contain Wartime archive of Captain Walter R. Ross, Military career archive of Admiral John S.
Memorabilia Of Wartime Officers & USAAF, Fifth Bombardment Squadron, McCain, including his uniform, many med-
Servicemen From All Branches Ninth Bombardment Group, 5th USAAF, a als including Navy Cross and Distinguished
bombardier and Japanese POW who wit- Service Medal; aviator certificate, docu-
LONE JACK, MO. – At age 7, secutive three-generation nessed bombing of Hiroshima. Uniform, ments signed by Halsey, Roosevelt, MacAr-
Jack Angolia listed ten things dynasty of US Navy admirals medals, documents, photos including crew thur, Truman. Formerly the property of the
he wanted to accomplish in life, that includes John S. McCain Jr of the Enola Gay signed by the Hiroshima McCain family ($40/60,000).
including “write a book” and and Senator John S McCain III. mission’s commander and pilot Colonel
“become a professional soldier.” The extensive archive of the Paul W. Tibbets Jr ($500-$1,000).
He would far exceed those aspi- first Admiral McCain illus-
rations, earning two master’s trates various achievements of
degrees, achieving the rank of his long military career, start- Admiral McCain played a very mechanics and other support the Enola Gay and is signed by
lieutenant colonel in the US ing with his uniform and cap, critical role during World War personnel with the US Army the B-29 bomber’s commander
Army and writing 38 books on numerous decorations and med- II, commanding all aircraft in Air Forces’ 332nd Fighter and pilot, then-Colonel Paul W
military history. As if that als, including the Navy Cross the Pacific and on the US West Group and 477th Bombardment Tibbets Jr ($500-$1,000).
weren’t enough, Angolia also and Distinguished Service Coast. By order of Admiral Group. They were educated and
built a lifetime collection of Medal; and a large grouping Halsey, McCain was present at flight-trained at Tuskegee Also notable is a grouping
World War II memorabilia that that supports his Award of the Japanese surrender cere- Institute [now Tuskegee Uni- that pertains to POW 1st Lt
arguably rivals that of any Knight Commander of the Mili- mony in Tokyo Bay on Septem- versity] and went on to gain Joseph E. Wemheuer. It consists
institution. That collection is tary Division of the Order of the ber 2nd, 1945, in spite of the fame and recognition as an elite of his uniform, bombardier’s
set to be auctioned by Dirk Sou- British Empire and includes a fact that he felt ill. He stood unit that completed more than logbook, medals, including a
lis in two sessions: an online- large document signed by King right behind General MacAr- 1,500 combat missions, plus Purple Heart; decorations and
only event that closes for bid- George VI. thur at the signing, and in the numerous bomber escort mis- all insignia for the “Caterpillar
ding on July 24, and an August Additionally, the archive archive, there’s a newspaper sions and more than 1,000 hits. Club,” which denotes that the
1, a gallery sale led by the includes McCain’s 1936 Naval photo [clipping] of the two of owner successfully parachuted
unique and historic wartime Aviator Certificate, his 1945 them at that very moment. The archive contains 75 items, from a disabled aircraft
archives of Admiral John S commission to the rank of Unfortunately, four days later including Airman Powell’s A-2 ($600/900).
McCain and Tuskegee Airman admiral, hand-signed by Presi- at his California home, Admiral leather jacket with his name
William S. Powell Jr. dent Truman; a document McCain suffered a fatal heart and squadron patch; flight suit The auction lineup includes
signed by President Roosevelt attack.” The McCain archive is and boots; flight helmet, boxed many other uniforms, period
The collection was displayed appointing him to the National being auctioned in its entirety goggles, oxygen mask and car- leather bomber jackets, edged
for several decades at Angolia’s Advisory Committee of Aero- ($40/60,000). rier pouch; life preserver, para- weapons, helmets, goggles, field
home, its contents arranged in nautics, a citation signed by The second auction headliner chute with kit bag, navigation gear, textile patches, medals
tableaux, many featuring uni- Fleet Admiral William Halsey is an archive of personal and kit with “Dead Reckoning” com- and decorations; plus a few fire-
formed mannequins. With an Jr and other papers signed by service items that belonged to puter, flight books and logs; and arms.
emphasis on authenticity, the key figures of the World War II William S. Powell Jr, a World much more ($40/60,000).
appropriate accessories and era, including General Douglas War II aviator with the Tuskeg- The August 1 live gallery auc-
medals were positioned exactly MacArthur. ee Airmen. Nicknamed the “Red The World War II archive of tion [limited to 50 guests, must
as they would have been when Angolia acquired the complete Tails” in reference to the scarlet USAAF bombardier Captain pre-register, masks mandatory,
worn by their original owners McCain military archive from a paint motif on the tails of their Walter R. Ross, who witnessed social distancing required],
during the war. private individual who previ- airplanes, the Tuskegee Airmen the bombing of Hiroshima as a with all remote forms of bidding
ously obtained it directly from were African American and Japanese prisoner of war, available, will commence at 10
The first of two headline lots the McCain family. “Its impor- Caribbean-born military pilots, includes his uniform, medals, am ET. Preview by appointment
in the sale chronicles the mili- tance cannot be overstated. navigators, bombardiers, documents and historically only. The gallery is at 529 West
tary career of Admiral John S. important photographs. One of Lone Jack Lee’s Summit Road,
McCain Sr, patriarch of a con- the photos depicts the crew of For information, 816-697-3830

Antiques In Manchester Goes Online In August
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Antiques in egories, or view every item in the show
Manchester will launch an antiques show their enthusiasm,” DiSaia said. that would allow that.” at once. If collectors do not wish to do
show online in lieu of the event normally “Online shows have been sort of unilat- After the first two days of live selling, business over a live chat, the standard
held during Antiques Week in New eral experiences, but our show has means of purchasing are available.
Hampshire. About 35 regular exhibitors always been about the give and take, the the show’s items will be available to
at the show will present up to 30 objects connections and passion for these things, view through August 12. “The order of the objects in the entire
each at so I really wanted to present a feature show will be random and changed
opening at 10 am on Wednesday, August Collectors will be able to shop through daily… so you may want to shop more
5 and continuing until August 12. The a specific dealer’s inventory, filter by cat- than once,” DiSaia said. “Dealers will be
first two days, August 5 and 6, will offer able to replace sold objects with new
the greatest opportunities for collectors. material, so it will be worth it to have a
second look.
“In keeping with the show’s original
theme of ‘making a connection,’ we are “In this year of constant change, we are
adding a direct live video chat feature all adapting every day. This show will
that will allow collectors to virtually give us an opportunity to reconnect with
meet with the dealer at the stroke of a each other — at least visually,” she con-
key,” show manager Karen DiSaia said. tinued. “The video chat feature will also
“This particular feature will be available give both buyers and sellers an opportu-
during the show hours of 10 am to 6 pm nity to interact over specific pieces and
on August 5 and 6.” have a dialog, which is, I believe, what
we are all missing most. There will be no
Dealers will be online and at the ready need for special downloads to use this
for eight hours during the show’s first feature, just the click of a key.”
two days, able to walk collectors through
objects they are interested in by provid- A live chat feature is a welcome new
ing further information or bringing the addition to the online show landscape
object in front of the camera in real time. and should provide the opportunity for
Up to five people can enter that dealer’s collectors to see things in greater per-
video chat at once. spective.

“It gives the dealers an opportunity to For more information, www.antiquesin-

Notable Prices Recently Achieved At Various Auction Houses July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 25

Across The Block COMPILED BY

All prices

include buyer’s premium.

Naval Battle Painting Receives Trio Of Patek Philippe Nautilus Watches Mickey Mouse Roars As King Of
Volley Of Bids At Burchard Galleries Surface At Kodner Galleries Animation Art In Kensington Sale
ST PETERSBURG, FLA. — The top price of CLINTONDALE, N.Y. — Kensington Estate
Burchard Galleries’ July 19 sale was a framed DANIA BEACH, FLA. — The time was right Auctions’ July 13 online auction brought to mar-
oil painting of a naval skirmish that reportedly for three Patek Philippe Nautilus watches at ket a gratifyingly priced stellar collection of origi-
once hung in the Don Cesar hotel in St Peters- Kodner Galleries’ July 15 sale of estate jewelry, nal Paul Cadmus drawings and Hollywood mem-
burg Beach, Fla. Described as “antique style” fine art and collectibles. Clockwise from top, a orabilia. Bidders clearly found favor with the
and measuring 43½ by 58½ inches framed, the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726A-001 stainless Disney Mickey Mouse character studies. Dating
action-packed scene quickly surpassed its steel calendar watch with black dial sold for to the early 1930s, these animation studies
$300/800 estimate to close at $3,000 to an online $52,030; a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A achieved $6,581 and are staying in the United
buyer bidding on Invaluable. For information, stainless steel date and moonphase bracelet States in a longtime private animation art collec- watch with blue dial realized $66,550; and a tion. Due to gratifying prices realized, Kensing-
Distinctive Design Takes Sultanabad new Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980R-001 18K ton Estate Auction said that its August 31 auc-
Rug To The Top At Material Culture rose gold chronograph date watch with black tion will include additional original Paul Cadmus
PHILADELPHIA — Material Culture rolled dial commanded $78,650. For information, drawings and Hollywood signed/autographed
out the carpets for a no-reserve sale of the or 954-925-2550. memorabilia. For information, 917-331-0807 or
category on July 15. Of 317 lots offered, 291
sold, with a Persian Sultanabad rug from the Hartzell’s Summer Firearm Auction
early Twentieth Century taking top honors
at $6,400. Of wool pile with cotton warp and Goes Off With A Bang
weft, it weighed in at 95 pounds and mea- BANGOR, PENN. — The July 17 Summer Fire-
sured 12 feet 4 inches by 17 feet 2 inches. arm Auction at Hartzell Auction Gallery, Inc.,
There will be more to report on this sale and offered more than 500 lots from the Sussex Coun-
the firm’s folk art auction on July 22 in an ty, N.J., estate of Private First Class Sanford Lev-
upcoming issue. For information, 215-849- enson. The estate collection featured World War II
8030 or rifles, medals, badges, swords and daggers, as well
as guns by Colt, Winchester, Remington, Marlin,
Springfields, Parker, and Thompson, but it was a
Smith & Wesson .44 magnum model 29-2 double-
action revolver that got the most bang for the
buck, selling for $3,910 on a $400/800 estimate to
a trade buyer bidding in the room. Ray Hartzell
said the approximately 20-year-old gun was a nice
one, new in the box and had never been fired.
For information,

Vintage Hot Wheels Race Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Australian Painting Leads Applebrook’s
For Flannery’s Skeleton Clock Reigns Supreme ‘East Meets West’ Sale

PINE BUSH, N.Y. — A vintage estate collec- At Bonhams NEW MILFORD, CONN. — A Clifford Possum
tion of Hot Wheels cars with a red carrying case LONDON — A skeleton clock made by Cam- Tjapaltjarri painting titled “Men and Women’s
sped past the $200 estimate to bring $4,200 at erer Cuss & Co to celebrate the Diamond Jubi- Dreaming at Mount Wedge NT” exceeded all
Flannery’s Estate Services’ July 13 sale. The lot lee of Queen Victoria in 1897, sold at Bonhams expectations in Applebrook Auctions’ July 13
included red lines, Aurora cars and slot cars. clocks sale on July 15 for $122,539, nearly ten “East Meets West” sale. The work, which had
Close to 50 examples were present. For more times its estimate. The sale was 77 percent sold been purchased in Australia in 1988 by the for-
information, by lot and 85 percent sold by value. Bonhams mer president of Union Carbide as an anniver-
or 845-744-2233. director of clocks James Stratton said, “This was sary present for his wife, had been estimated at
one of the finest skeleton clocks I’d ever seen; in $4/8,000 and was chased by bidders from Aus-
excellent condition, incorporating the latest tralia before it sold for $10,200 to a private col-
technological advances of the time and with a lector in the United States. For more informa-
fascinating history. I am not surprised that tion,
there was such strong bidding, nor that it was
eventually sold for such an impressive sum.”
For information,

26 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

First Of Three Auctions, Sale Exceeds Expectations & Tops $100,000—

McInnis Auction’s Marblehead ‘Time Capsule’

Auction Action In Marblehead, Mass.

Built around 1727 by Samuel Goodwin, the Thomas Gerry MARBLEHEAD, MASS. & one — was the Thomas Gerry estate as the perfect project for
House was home to consecutive generations of the Brown ONLINE — As far as house House, known locally as “The the pandemic. “We divided the
family since 1836. sales go, there is nothing quite Hearth and Eagle,” which was contents into what was most
Establishing the high-water mark for the sale was this like those that present the built by Samuel Goodwin in conducive to shipping and
Tycoon Tackle Bimini King custom model big game salt amassed contents of centuries 1727 and had been the home of offered those first. The second
water fishing rod in virtually unused condition that made of subsequent generations, the Brown family since 1836. sale will have more of the fur-
$5,228 from a private collector bidding against another pri- offering fresh-to-the-market The history of the family could nishings. We cataloged and
vate collector. treasures and a sense of dis- be traced through the amassed photographed everything in
covery to antique collectors. On assembly of China Trade arti- April; I was alone in the house
Saturday, July 11, John McIn- facts, collections of Native doing the cataloging. As soon
nis Auctioneers presented such American antiques, Nineteenth as everything in this sale is
a sale, nearly 450 lots from a Century paintings of Boston, picked up, I’ll go back in and
long-time Marblehead estate, Civil War photographs and mil- tag the things that will be in
the first of three auctions that itaria, Nineteenth Century the second sale.”
will eventually prepare the clothing and Victorian jewelry,
property for sale. The auction coins, toys, games and books An early Twentieth Century
of the Harriet Brown Bull trust and nautical collectibles occupant of the house collected
realized $100,860 and was expected in a house in a sea- big game fishing rods and reels
more than 99 percent sold side town, as well as some of but, happily for auctiongoers,
despite limited by-appoint- the craftwork made in Marble- rarely used them, and they
ment preview and bidding head in the early Twentieth were in extraordinarily good
online only, without the option Century. original condition. Two private
of phone or absentee bids. collectors, one in Southern Cal-
“It reminded me of those mul- ifornia, the other in Central
The setting for the sale — a tigenerational homes you often Massachusetts, were the pri-
time capsule if ever there was saw selling in the 1970s, and mary competitors for a selec-
A local buyer acquired this the family is beloved in Marble- tion of reels and big game fish-
1909 Grimm Fairy Tales with head,” McInnis’ auction man- ing rods, including a nearly
suede hardcover and illus- ager Jay Williamson told us 7-foot-long Tycoon Tackle
trations by Arthur Rackham while overseeing sold items Bimini King model that landed
for $615. It was in good con- packed for shipping. “We’ve the biggest price, $5,228. It
dition with all 40 color been selling on LiveAuction- was one of seven other Tycoon
plates present ($250/500). eers for years and tapped into Tackle rods in the sale, of
our buyers, but the family also which two other examples
helped spread the word, which brought the second and third
generated a lot of local interest. highest prices, $4,305 and
We had more than 1,000 regis- $3,998. Reels were also hotly
tered bidders — from a total of pursued; of an even dozen on
14 other countries — and an offer, a Penn Senator 10/0 reel
unprecedented number of new brought the best price of
bidders through LiveAuction- $2,460, more than ten times its
eers. What makes this estate high estimate.
stand out from many of the
other ones we’ve done is how it One of the inhabitants of the
was such a time capsule of the house had been a local artist
different generations and the and painter and the sale
collecting habits of the family offered a few paintings and
that lived there.” photographs of local views. A
small (4¼ by 6½ inches) oil on
Williamson described the paperboard depiction of Mar-

This sterling silver hand-chased footed
bowl with floral motif by Kirk was the top
lot of silver, bringing $554 ($200/300).

Christmas in July? This was the only lot of winter holiday Review by One of four early — and rare — Marblehead
decorations in the sale and featured early German figures Madelia Hickman Ring, Assistant Editor Pottery cement tiles in the sale — this one
and snow babies. It made $861 ($250/500). featured a windmill and brought $1,230
Catalog Photos Courtesy from a local collector of Marblehead Pot-
John McInnis Auctioneers tery ($250/500).

Bringing $1,476 from a dealer of historic Americana was This portrait of family member Captain Reeling in $2,460, the best price achieved
this albumen print photograph signed by Statue of Liberty Thomas King Williams (1783-1823) brought for one of a dozen lots of fishing reels, was
artist Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, dated December 16, 1882 $738 from a local buyer ($250/500). this Penn Senator 10/0 fishing reel
($500-$1,000). ($100/200).

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 27

The only lot of furniture in the sale This early Twentieth Century wed- The sale offered a few lots of folk The sale was awash with nautical
was this transitional Chippendale ding gown in brocaded silk and rib- art, of which this Jack Tar whirli- antiques and collectibles, of which
child’s side chair that made $523. An bons with a ruffled train brought gig achieved $1,476, which William- this 9-inch-tall cast iron clipper
upcoming sale will include the furni- more than five times its high esti- son considered “a pretty nice price” ship doorstop by Eastern Specialty
ture contents of the sale ($100/300). mate, closing at $584 ($50/100). ($200/400). Company sailed to $861 ($30/60).

“Two of those are going to Macao,” William- One of six Civil War lots in the sale, includ- “That could well have been the buy of the sale,” Williamson
son said of three Nineteenth Century China ing three of photographs, this kepi cap from said of this frigate Constitution weathervane by Wallace
Trade embroidered skirts. Offered sepa- the 8th Massachusetts regiment brought Nutting that did not have any evidence of weathering and
rately, the best price of $2,214 was achieved the most, $615 from a local private collector, was accompanied by its original brochure. It realized $554
for this brown silk example ($100/300). despite being in poor condition. It is from a buyer in Missouri ($500-$1,000).
believed to have belonged to Harriett Bull’s
great uncle William Peach Brown (1839-
1862), who died in the war ($50/100).

blehead lighthouse by Clement Century China Trade embroi- “That cameo is extremely One of the family members was a boat builder and friends
Drew (1806-1899) shone bright dered silk skirts, which fetched rare,” Williamson said of with photographer Willard B. Jackson (1871-1940); the sale
and saw heated competition, prices ranging from $123 to this John A. Greenough 1863 featured about 20 of Jackson’s photos, of which the top
finally selling to a local buyer $2,214. A white silk wedding dated cameo featuring the price of $1,476 went for this photograph of a J-Class yacht
for $2,337. Other works of the dress, circa early Twentieth portrait of John Quincy ($500-$1,000). Most of the competition for Jackson’s photo-
same ilk included Robert Century with sweeping flounced Adams. With other examples graphs were from bidders in Marblehead or on Massachu-
Chace’s “Marblehead Fisher- train was sewed up at $584. by Greenough at the Muse- setts’ North Shore.
man,” which went out at $215, Several circa 1870s Victorian um of Fine Arts, Boston, and A local collector, who was one of a small number of people
and vintage photographs by silk dresses were on parade, led Historic New England, it who previewed the sale beforehand, paid $2,337 for Clem-
Willard Jackson, one of a by a blue and gray silk dress may not be surprising that ent Drew’s oil on paperboard depiction of Marblehead
J-Class yacht, which sailed to that bustled with interest to this example realized $1,722, Lighthouse ($500-$1,000).
finish at $1,353. Williamson achieve $461, just more than a from a private collector in
said the second sale would fea- checked three-piece bustle the Midwest ($200/400).
ture more of the fine art, dress of similar vintage that Williamson put it, “the family
including approximately 100 made $431. Two black dresses, needs us to have the house
mostly watercolors. each with white lace trim, were ready by the end of September.”
turned out, one bringing $277, The second sale is expected to
The family’s collection of early the other making $154. take place online, though the
Marblehead Pottery comes third sale may take place onsite,
from family members directly What better to embellish as allowed. Stay tuned.
connected to the Devereux clothing than jewelry? The sale
House Sanitarium in Marble- offered several lots of Victorian Prices quoted include buyer’s
head, where “emotionally dis- jewelry but the top prices were premium as reported by the
turbed” patients were pre- reached for a cameo portrait of auction house.
scribed various handicraft John Quincy Adams by John A.
activities as a way of treating Greenough of Boston that was John McInnis Auctioneer is at
their various conditions. It was signed and dated 1863 that 76 Main Street. For informa-
from those early beginnings soared past its $200/400 esti- tion,
that Marblehead Pottery began mate to finish at $1,722 from a or 978-388-0400.
and the sale offered more than private collector in the Mid-
20 examples in a variety of west. A Nineteenth Century
forms and colors. A local collec- 18K gold brooch encrusted with
tor of Marblehead pottery won pearls and inset with a shell
three of the early tiles, one of cameo of a Hellenistic woman
which featured a windmill that draped with a mink stole
Williamson said was incredibly wrapped up for $554.
rare and brought $1,230 and
two depicted galleons that Silver was a small category
made $1,107 and $861. “The within the sale, topped by a
next session will feature more hand-chased sterling silver
of the crafts made in Marble- footed bowl by Kirk that made
head in the early Twentieth $554; a lot of two similar ster-
Century,” Williamson promised. ling silver reticulated plates
went out for $185, the same
The textiles and clothing in price realized by a pair of Gor-
the sale were found packed ham sterling silver master salts
tightly into three chests that that included matching coin sil-
had not been unpacked in more ver salt spoons.
than 100 years and all were
offered in this sale. Included At press time, sale dates for
within were three Nineteenth the remaining contents of the
house have not been set but as

28 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

Milton Glaser’s Last Act: A Curated Auction At Wright

Auction Action In Chicago, Ill.

Glaser created this design in the Tying for the sale’s top lot was this “LaGuardia Vase,” colored inks, col- Glaser produced “Night of the Snow
wake of September 11. He distribut- original work for New York maga- ored pencils and pen on paper, was Leopard” for the New York Zoologi-
ed it all over New York City via stu- zine titled “New York is About New produced in 1994 for the 20th anni- cal Society in 1983. The 20-by-15¾-
dents from the School of Visual Arts. York,” which sold for $8,750. It was versary poster for Middle College inch ink wash and colored pencil on
The offset lithograph measured 22 done in 1976. Glaser returned to High School at LaGuardia Commu- paper brought $8,125.
by 14 inches and quintupled esti- images of New York skyscrapers nity College, CUNY. It tied for the Glaser: The Masters Series.”
mate to bring $1,000. throughout his career. sale’s top lot at $8,750.
In that same exhibition was “Night of
Review by A dog gets some color as he jumps This 1975 watercolor was the origi- the Snow Leopard,” a 1983 ink wash and
Greg Smith, Editor through these hoops in this 1975 nal artwork for Jean-Philippe colored pencil on paper executed for the
Catalog Photos Courtesy Wright work titled “Mit der 5. Farbe machen Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes album. New York Zoological Society. A snow leop-
CHICAGO — Word came of American Sie den Sprung nach vorn.” Pen, ink It sold for $5,000. ard is seen in every hue but white, draped
graphic designer Milton Glaser’s passing and cello-tak on paper. It sold for Wright said. “He very much identified in a kaleidoscope of color. It sold for
on his 91st birthday, the same day that $8,125. with the city and many of his clients were $8,125.
Chicago auction house Wright released highways that greet visitors passing over based there.”
on schedule its catalog for the 188-lot sale the New York state line. The design At the same price was a 1975 pen, ink
he singularly curated, “To Inform & appears as a square of four characters, One of sale’s top lots at $8,750 was a col- and cello-tak on paper titled, “Mit der 5.
Delight: The Collection of Milton Glaser,” like a nuclear family connected by pride. lotype in colors, titled “New York is About Farbe machen Sie den Sprung nach vorn,”
which crossed the block July 14. The auc- New York,” produced in 1976 for New featuring a dog jumping through a series
tion went 84 percent sold by lot and Glaser’s long career stretched back York magazine. The Empire State Build- of five colored rings, each one imparting
grossed $291,250. decades but his work rarely if ever ing is seen piercing Earth’s atmosphere, geometric designs in that color onto its
Wright and Glaser had been working on appeared at auction. Wright laughed with rings uniformly pulsing around, up fur.
the sale for more than a year at that when he said that this sale set every one and away from its spire into the universe,
point. It was only the firm’s second graph- of his auction records. Glaser was famous- suggesting the grand stature and vast Of Glaser’s process, Wright said, “He
ic design auction; the first, in September ly generous with his designs, having pro- expanse of the city’s echo. had a unique working method, creating a
2018, focused on American graphic duced “I♥NY” pro bono for an advertis- unique original as a starting point, which
designer Paul Rand. ing campaign commissioned by the New At the same price was a vivid still life is unlike how other graphic designers
Chief executive officer Richard Wright York State Department of Commerce. titled “LaGuardia Vase,” produced with work. He really had a fine art practice
said, “Graphic design is pretty hard to The original sketches and presentation colored inks, colored pencils and pen on that drove his design.”
sell at auction. It’s not really a big field boards are in the collection of the Muse- paper in 1994 for the 20th anniversary
per se, it’s still very niche. You need to be um of Modern Art. poster for Middle College High School at Glaser’s inclusion of posters into the
a very big name with high standing, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. sale was meant to provide affordability.
which Milton had. He’s a singular Ameri- Many of the works Glaser chose for the It had been exhibited at the Visual Arts One from 1975 for the Temple University
can voice.” sale were New York-centric. Museum at the School of Visual Arts, Music Festival sold for $325; a “Take a
Contrasting the two sales, Wright said, New York in 1989 at a short three-week Trip to Lotus Land” poster brought $375.
“Paul Rand is a graphic design icon of the “He had an obvious love for New York,” exhibition on the designer titled “Milton
Swiss school, which is considered very Wright said that many of the buyers
rational. He had some playfulness, but were from the East Coast, people who felt
Milton is really an exploration of the connection to that seaboard’s greatest
opposite.” hub and the man who captured its spirit.
That is to say, Glaser was a very colorful
designer. On the impetus for the auction, Wright
His “I♥NY” design is perhaps the most said, “Milton was interested in seeing
iconic and enduring symbol of New York this work go out into the world.”
to have been created in the entire Twenti-
eth Century. It is ubiquitously embla- Coupled with the news of his death,
zoned across all manner of collateral, interest was high in the designer and
including mugs, T-shirts, bags and stick- the sale naturally built some momen-
ers, and extends statewide to road signs tum. The auction was a release in
and massive turf installations along many ways, then — the graphic design-
er’s last curated show, an autobio-
graphical selling exhibition that
spanned his entire career and released
many of his originals to the market in
a great torrent, much like the manner
in which they were always published:
en masse and front cover, grabbing the
attention of all.

Prices, with buyer’s premium, as report-
ed by the auction house. For additional
information, or 312-

Public Art Turns New Bridge Into Cultural Destination

“The Flux of Being” by Chris Soria, photo courtesy of the WESTCHESTER & ROCK- art, twin-span crossing con- see for art lovers of all ages.
NYS Thruway Authority. LAND COUNTIES, N.Y. — necting Rockland and West- Visit the art walk, snap a
The new Governor Mario M. chester counties opened last photo and tag us at #AWpub-
Cuomo Bridge bicycle and month and it is bookended licart @artswestchester.
pedestrian path is being tout- with monumental sculptures
ed as the Highline of the Hud- by Brooklyn artist Cheryl For additional information,
son Valley thanks to ten Wing-Zi Wong and Long
impressive new works of pub- Island City artist Ilan Aver-
lic art by eight emerging New buch. The new sculptures, ASPEN, COLO. — The Aspen
York State artists, chosen bike racks and 4,000-square- Art Museum has reopened with
through a state-wide competi- foot mural are expressions of the exhibition “where i am and
tive process led by ArtsWest- community, place and creativ- was,” the first solo museum
chester, the Rockland Council ity. The artwork is monumen- exhibition of British painter
for the Arts and The New York tal and free to experience for Rose Wylie in the United States
Thruway Authority. all New York residents and and is on view through until
visitors. November 1 at 637 East Hyman
At the site of the former Avenue. For information, 970-
Tappan Zee bridge, the Cuomo The new permanent public 925-8050 or www.aspenartmu-
bridge’s 3.6-mile state-of-the- art installations are a must-

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 29

The Pedestal Offers Furniture
From Hotham Hall At New Venue

A rare set of Elizabethan sycamore painted roundels or
fruit trenchers in original box, late Sixteenth/early Seven-
teenth Century ($10/12,500).

H E N L E Y- O N - T H A M E S, marriage in 1967. Once settled Charles I yew triangular turner’s chair, George II figured ash paneled back bacon
OXFORDSHIRE — On Tues- at Hotham Hall, the couple English or Welsh, circa 1640 ($3,8/6,500) settle ($3,8/6,500).
day, July 28, The Pedestal pres- honed their focus on early fur-
ents, “Fine Interiors including niture in oak and walnut, 850 years and is one of the old- Suffolk House Antiques, Suf- MA, FRS (1792-1871) that are
selected furniture from spending long weekends in the est family homes still lived in folk. estimated at $10/12,500.
Hotham Hall,” with viewing Cotswolds acquiring pieces for today.
from 10 am on Friday, July 24. Hotham Hall. The various owners Fine Stonor Park is at Stonor, Hen-
Nearly 40 lots from Hotham Interiors sale features a rare ley-on-Thames. For more infor-
Hotham Hall is a Grade II The sale will be the first con- Hall include a Charles I yew set of late Sixteenth/early Sev- mation,
listed mansion located approx- ducted from The Pedestal’s triangular Turner’s chair, Eng- enteenth Century Elizabethan
imately 12 miles west of Hull new venue, the Old Dairy, lish or Welsh, circa 1640 sycamore painted roundels or
in northeastern England. The Stonor Park. The Old Dairy is ($3,8/6,500) and a George II fruit trenchers in original box
hall was built for William Bur- part of a traditional range of figured ash paneled back from the collection of mathe-
ton around 1720. The present estate barns set in the expan- bacon settle ($3,8/6,500) that matician, philosopher and
owner’s parents collected sive wooded deer park on the was purchased in 2004 from inventor Charles Babbage,
antiques and passed the inter- Stonor Park estate. Stonor
est to their son, who himself Park has been the home of the
started collecting after his Stonor family for more than

Boscobel Focuses On Giving & Expanding
GARRISON, N.Y. — Through- Now offering a limited num- that has performed in reperto-
out the pandemic, Hudson Val- ber of timed gardens and ry on Boscobel’s grounds since
ley gem Boscobel House and grounds tickets to the general 1988. In the wake of HVSF’s
Gardens has found new ways public via, 2020 season cancellation and
to thrive and serve its commu- tickets remain free to health- its own COVID-19 hardships,
nity. care workers and Boscobel Boscobel waived the festival’s
members. Guests are welcome rent.
“As soon as we realized that it to picnic, stroll the gardens
would be some time before we and grounds, and hike the trail Boscobel is proud to perse-
could open our gates as wide as —there are 68 acres for safe, vere with the Cold Spring
we’d like, we started to think social distancing. Farmers’ Market (CSFM),
about what we could do to con- deemed an essential business
tribute to our community dur- The climax of Boscobel’s site because of its important role in
ing quarantine. Focusing first is the Great Lawn with its the food supply chain. Every
on the selfless healthcare iconic view of the Hudson Saturday, CSFM and Boscobel
workers who risk so much for River, Constitution Marsh, and open Boscobel’s gates to host
the greater good, we opened up the US Military Academy at local vendors and hundreds of
our gardens and grounds for West Point. The grounds also market-goers seeking fresh,
one-household-at-a-time, free feature a pollinator-friendly local food while adhering dili-
respite visits for healthcare herb garden and formal garden gently to public health guide-
workers,” says director of Visi- with plants that were popular lines.
tor Engagement Ed Glisson. in the Nineteenth Century, as
well as a mile-long woodland To bring Boscobel’s historic
Boscobel is an ideal place to trail that features unparalleled site, neoclassical mansion and
take a well-earned deep breath. river views. decorative arts collection to
As respiratory therapist Mar- anyone wishing to have a per-
garet Degan Dorangricchia put Boscobel’s service to the com- sonal experience of Hudson
it, “It was a beautiful and much munity extends to its tenant- Valley design, history and
needed escape from the con- partners, including a $50,000 nature, Boscobel created a pilot
finement of our home and the in-kind donation to Hudson virtual tour, accessible from
daily mental and physical Valley Shakespeare Festival the website, which is just as
exhaustion of our work.” (HVSF), a theater company illuminating from home as it is
on the grounds. The museum
The Frances Stevens Reese Woodland Trail of Discovery at also created virtual programs
Boscobel. —Tyler Mell photo for K-12 students who had to
miss their field trip visit.

Boscobel’s staff has been
reduced to a core group focus-
ing on building a more sustain-
able, inclusive museum for the
future. Together with commit-
ted trustees, staff are develop-
ing a long-term Interpretive
Plan, which involves research-
ing and incorporating the his-
tories of Boscobel’s early Black
inhabitants. Earlier this year,
Boscobel joined the Hudson
Valley Slavery Roundtable and
is mining Eighteenth and
Nineteenth Century papers for
references to slavery and man-

Boscobel House and Gardens
is at 1601 Route 9D. For more
information, 845-265-3638 or

30 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

Thrown, Fired and Glazed
The Redware
Tradition From
and Beyond

The visitor’s center at the Landis Unglazed Pennsylvania head vessel. Collection of
Valley Museum in Lancaster, Penn. the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, Penn-
This is where the exhibit, “Thrown, sylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Fired and Glazed: The Redware Tra-
dition From Pennsylvania and
Beyond” is displayed.

An exhibit catalog has been published, Thrown, Fired and ( continued from page 1C ) reflected the heritage of these glaze before it was fired in the
Glazed: The Redware Tradition From Pennsylvania and throughout the American east- potters, and the type of wares kiln, creating wonderful
Beyond. It is available in the visitor’s center, and every ern seaboard, such as red earth- that were made in the coun- objects, patterns and images in
object from the two-year exhibit is published in the book. enware made as far north as tries that they migrated from contrast.
Nineteenth Century Pennsylvania slipware birdhouse. Col- the Benjamin Dodge (1774- to America. Religion and spiri-
lection of Chester County Historical Society. 1838) Pottery in Portland, tual beliefs also influenced pro- The sgraffito created in Penn-
Maine, to the vibrant slip-deco- duction. sylvania in the Eighteenth and
rated pottery manufactured in Nineteenth Centuries was
the Shenandoah Valley in Vir- Utilitarian red earthenware undoubtedly one of the best
ginia in the Nineteenth Centu- supplemented the everyday types of pottery manufactured
ry. Many of the exceptional household needs of food prepa- anywhere in America. The
objects have never been dis- ration, cooking, storage and forms decorated with sgraffito
played publicly and are farm wares, as early as the displayed in the first-half of the
extremely rare to see today, rep- 1600s, and was in the height of exhibit, included flowerpots,
resenting pottery manufac- its production in Pennsylvania jars and plates, as well as a
tured in both urban industry in the Eighteenth Century Colonial tea canister related to
settings and by small country through the Industrial Revolu- a similar object owned by the
potters, some of whom were tion. This type of production is Metropolitan Museum of Art in
farmers, supplementing their regularly found on archaeology Manhattan. The overall presen-
yearly income with pottery sites throughout Pennsylvania, tation of the exhibit rivals dis-
sales. often dating from the 1700s. plays of related material found
The designs varied from mun- at the Philadelphia Museum of
The clay was typically dug in dane simple glazes on heavily Art, Winterthur and the Met.
the area where the pottery thrown pots to skillfully thrown But the display did not stop
operated. It was less common refined wares decorated in there, either, drawing attention
for this type of clay to be vibrant colors, which allocated to the wares that were made
imported, unlike some Ameri- more time to produce, and locally in the Lancaster area in
can stoneware manufacturers sometimes were created with a the 1800s, in addition to whim-
who used a different type of lot more meaning. In fact, color sical figurals or end-of-the-day
high-fired clay that was not is a major aspect of the exhibit, objects, also made in Pennsyl-
easily accessible everywhere in demonstrating a variety of vania, along with a late-Nine-
the country. Some American beautiful single and multicol- teenth Century face jug made
potters also imported kaolin, ored glazes, along with slip- by Carl W. Bach in Allentown,
used in the process to manufac- ware, created from copper, iron, Penn. Other notable objects
ture some slipware. But based kaolin, cobalt and manganese. included a phenomenal exam-
on the amount of slipware pro- ple of sgraffito from Hager-
duced in Pennsylvania in the I visited the initial install- stown, Md., great examples of
Eighteenth and Nineteenth ment of the Landis Valley production from Virginia, a
Century, potters must have had Museum pottery exhibit twice soup bowl made by John Bell
access to multiple kaolin mines. in 2019; my first visit happened (1800-1880) in Waynesboro,
in June, although I was given Penn., for the Snow Hill Nun-
Red earthenware or redware, an in-depth private tour in nery, as well as wares made in
as it is referred to by American October. The selection of pot- New England and as far away
collectors, was brought to tery is magnificent. I was as Ontario.
America in the Seventeenth instantly mesmerized as I
Century, when English, Dutch entered the exhibit room in the However, the exhibit even
and German immigrant potters visitor’s center, seeing dozens of focused on the academics of
settled in areas like Charles- pieces of Eighteenth and Nine- pottery production, displaying
town (Boston), Mass., New York teenth Century Pennsylvania a multitude of potters tools, as
City and Philadelphia. This sgraffito, a technique created well as molds used by the Bell
early production typically by applying layers of color, and family in the Shenandoah Val-
then scratching off some of the ley on loan from the Renfrew

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 31

Nineteenth Century Pennsylvania tobacco Pennsylvania tea canister, inscribed on the base Nineteenth Century red earthenware jar attrib-
humidor in the form of a bulldog; the head is “Made by E. White March 22 1848 General Taylor uted to the Benjamin Dodge Pottery in Portland,
removable. Collection of the Pennsylvania Ger- Famous in the Battlefield of Mexico 1848.” Collec- Maine. Collection of Vincent DiCicco.
man Cultural Heritage Center. tion of the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia.

L a n d i s V a ll e y V i ll a g e a n d Fa r m M u s e u m

Slip-decorated pig made by J. Eberly & Company in Strasburg, Va. Collec- Nineteenth Century painted red earthenware whippet made by Samuel
tion of Ron Blunt, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Bell in Winchester, Va. The base is signed “Samuel Bell / Winchester Sept. 21
1841.” Photo Ron Blunt, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

Museum & Park in Waynes- made by Ned Folz, Robesonia ing pieces are alike; every piece Figural, circa 1852-80, Joseph K. Henne (1823-1902),
boro. But unlike other parts of Pottery, Lester Breininger, Phil of pottery tells its own unique Shartlesville, Upper Bern Township, Berks County, Penn.
America, this area in Pennsyl- Richards, Tammy Zettlemoyer story, from its creation to how it Collection of Jeffrey Herb.
vania continued its longstand- and Andrew Loercher is repre- was used and owned through
ing history of pottery produc- sented. A selection of potters the years. Most of these surviv-
tion into the Twentieth tools is also on display. ing wares originally existed for
Century, representing red a household need, but at some
earthenware manufactured by Some of the more exciting point in the late Nineteenth
the Stahl family, Henry Gast pieces of pottery to see include through the mid-Twentieth
(1836-1924), Henry Chapman additional examples of Penn- Century, private collectors and
Mercer (1856-1930), as well as sylvania sgraffito and figurals, museums began to notice these
other potters. Pennsylvania is outstanding slipware adorning objects beyond a simple use,
one of the few locations in plates and other forms, a and instead recognized a time
America where the art form painted whippet made by and place in American history
still thrives today, and modern- Samuel Bell (1811-1891) in that had passed, where this
day craftsmen like Lester Winchester, Va., dated “Sep- production was now identified
Breininger (1935-2011), Wesley tember 21, 1841,” an incredi- as a work of art and a piece of
Muckey, Bob Hughes and bly rare pig made by J. Eberly living history. And the wares
Denise Wilz displayed exam- & Company in Strasburg, Va., made in southeastern Pennsyl-
ples of their production. as well as another Pennsylva- vania are at the forefront of
nia face jug. There is even a American red earthenware pro-
The second-half of this exhibit Pennsylvania tea canister, duction, combining skill, color
is just as exciting as the first, inscribed on the base, “Made and decoration. This exhibit
drawing upon similar resources by E. White March 22 1848 represents all of this and more,
and shedding a new light on General Taylor Famous in the and it is certainly worth seeing
the type of wares that were Battlefield of Mexico 1848,” for anyone interested in learn-
already exhibited. The focus along with a wonderful slip- ing more about early domestic
remains with the pottery made decorated pitcher made in pottery production, the aesthet-
in Pennsylvania, but like the West Hartford, Conn., likely ic appeal of utilitarian pottery,
first exhibit, red earthenware by Nathaniel Seymour (1763- along with the history of the
will be displayed from other 1849), among dozens of other Pennsylvania Germans.
areas, demonstrating regional must-see pieces. The exhibit
differences, but also how this is space ties it all in beautifully; There’s no need to worry if
all tied together today with no matter where you stand or you did not view the first half of
common clays found all over look, you are completely sur- the exhibit because the entire
America, used to create low- rounded in all directions with two-part show has been pub-
fired red earthenware. pottery representing nearly lished in a catalog available in
340 years of production, dat- the visitor’s center at the Lan-
Aside from the museum ing from the Seventeenth to dis Valley Museum, as well as
objects and the wares on loan the Twenty-First Century. the museum’s website: https://
from private collections, the
second half of the exhibit con- An aspect of American red
tinues to recognize modern earthenware that I truly enjoy Unless noted otherwise, photo-
Pennsylvania potters. Pottery is the fact that no two surviv- graphs by Cynthia Kirby-Reedy.

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Molly Lamb Bobak’s War Art Online At Canadian War Museum
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANA- death in 2014, she had become Quebec, to canteens, garages,
“Gas Drill” by Molly Lamb Bobak, 1944, oil on canvas, Bea- DA — Nearly 50,000 women one of Canada’s most celebrated laundries and offices in Eng-
verbrook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum served in the Canadian army, artists. land and the Netherlands, the
19710261-1603 navy and air force during the works reveal fascinating details
Second World War. “Women in “As an official war artist who about the everyday lives and
Service – The War Art of Molly was also a member of the Cana- changing roles of Canadian ser-
Lamb Bobak,” a new online dian Women’s Army Corps, vicewomen.
exhibition launched by the Molly Lamb Bobak was unique-
Canadian War Museum, offers ly placed to capture the experi- Bobak’s wartime artwork
a unique perspective on the ences of Canadian servicewom- offers a visual record of the
important contributions and en during the Second World work of the CWAC during the
day-to-day activities of Canadi- War,” said Caroline Dromaguet, Second World War. Her work
an servicewomen. acting director general of the makes it possible, some 75
Canadian War Museum. “The years later, to envision and
Bobak enlisted in the Canadi- works in this exhibition, drawn reflect upon the historical expe-
an Women’s Army Corps from the museum’s Beaver- riences of Canada’s women in
(CWAC) in 1942 and was brook Collection of War Art, uniform.
appointed an official war artist contribute to a greater under-
in 1945. She was the first Cana- standing of the CWAC’s role This exhibit is one of several
dian servicewoman to hold that and impact.” initiatives developed by the
position and would be the only Canadian War Museum in 2020
official woman war artist to The exhibition features 19 to mark the 75th anniversary of
serve overseas, where she works, selected from the War the end of the Second World
painted members of the CWAC Museum’s collection of more War. The exhibition is available
in Britain and the Netherlands. than 100 wartime paintings now at
Her experiences as a war artist and drawings by Molly Lamb ambbobak.
helped establish her profession- Bobak. Representing every-
ally, and by the time of her thing from basic training in The Canadian War Museum is
Alberta and officer training in at 1 Vimy Place. For informa-

Colnaghi Presents Golden Age Of Spanish Modern Art

LONDON — Colnaghi Gallery knowledge and experience. Francesc Miralles, “Into the Park. Paris, Bois de Boulogne,” park by Napoleon III in 1852.
presents a survey of painting by The exhibition is comprised of circa 1895-96, oil on panel. “Sant Hilari” (1882) by Ramon
Spanish artists of the late Nine-
teenth and Twentieth Centuries, 15 works by 12 artists. All of A more genteel aspect of city walks a child with a cart while Casas, is a key work for under-
on view through September 25. them trained at the art acade- life is revealed in Francesc two elegant women walk in front standing the pictorial evolution
“The Golden Age of Spanish mies of Barcelona, but, as with Miralles’s “Into the Park. Paris, of her. The viewer is transported of the artist. It was the first
Modern Art” comes at a time of Picasso, many were drawn to Bois de Boulogne” (circa 1895- to the Bois de Boulogne, which painting that he presented to
renewed interest in this period, Paris, at the time the epicenter 96). In this painting, a nanny was transformed into a leisure the public in a gallery and per-
and follows exhibitions apprais- of the artworld. The variety of fectly exemplifies the experi-
ing “Catalan Modernisme” at the styles and techniques presented mental capacity of a young artist
Metropolitan Museum of Art, here attest to their absorption of just sixteen years of age. The
New York, the Cleveland Muse- within the city and the influence landscape is presented in a ver-
um of Art and the Van Gogh of their peers and contempo- tical format and is constructed
Museum, Amsterdam. Many of raries. from loose and spontaneous
the featured artists, among them brush strokes, referencing Jean-
Ramon Casas, Francesc Miralles For example, Joaquim Sunyer’s Baptiste-Camille Corot’s compo-
and Joaquim Sunyer, moved “Cabaret scene in Paris” (1904), sitions. As in Corot’s works,
from Barcelona to Paris, and the a pastel work depicting a singer Casas captures the lushness of
exhibition seeks not only to on a stage, echoes the work of the forest, achieving depth from
examine the impact of this on French caricaturist Honoré different areas of light resulting
their work, but to also reevalu- Daumier, while one of the fig- from the freedom and speed of
ate and acknowledge their con- ures, tall and thin, is reminis- the brush. The scene is enliv-
tribution to the canon of Modern cent of the alluring women ened by the small figure of a
Art. painted by Hermen Anglada donkey whose details in red and
Camarasa in his nocturnal blue add dynamism to the pic-
To realize this presentation, scenes. The work belongs to the ture.
Colnaghi has collaborated with artist’s youthful period spent in
two of Barcelona’s most influen- the French capital, and the influ- Due to the COVID-19 restric-
tial and venerable galleries, Sala ence of Toulouse Lautrec and tions, the exhibition is by
Parés (est 1877) and Artur Théophile Steinlen — two major appointment only.
Ramon Art (est 1911), combining influences on young Spanish
more than 500 years of collective artists like Picasso and Sunyer Colnaghi, London is at 26 Bury
— is evident. Street. For more information,

Statue Of Black Protester Replaces
Toppled UK Slave Trader
LONDON (AP) — An artist has erect- it’s been there forever.” be placed in a museum, along with plac-
ed a statue of a Black Lives Matter pro- Colston was a Seventeenth Century ards from the Black Lives Matter dem-
tester atop the plinth in the English city onstration.
of Bristol formerly occupied by a statue trader who made a fortune transporting
of a slave trader. enslaved Africans across the Atlantic to Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees cast doubt
the Americas on Bristol-based ships. on whether the new statue would be
Marc Quinn created the life-size resin His money funded schools and charities allowed to stay, noting that it “was the
and steel likeness of Jen Reid, a protest- in Bristol, 120 miles (195 kilometers) work and decision of a London-based
er photographed standing on the plinth southwest of London. artist.”
after demonstrators pulled down the
statue of Edward Colston and dumped The toppling of his statue was part of “The future of the plinth and what is
it in Bristol’s harbor on June 7. a worldwide reckoning with racism and installed on it must be decided by the
slavery sparked by the death of a Black people of Bristol,” he said in a state-
The statue, titled “A Surge of Power American man, George Floyd, at the ment.
(Jen Reid)” was erected before dawn on hands of police in Minneapolis in May.
Wednesday without approval from city “This will be critical to building a city
officials. Quinn, one of Britain’s best-known that is home to those who are elated at
sculptors, said Reid had “created the the statue being pulled down, those who
Reid, who came to inspect her like- sculpture when she stood on the plinth sympathize with its removal but are
ness, said “it’s something that fills me and raised her arm in the air. Now we’re dismayed at how it happened and those
with pride.” crystallizing it.” who feel that in its removal, they’ve lost
a piece of the Bristol they know, and
“I think it’s amazing,” she said. “It City authorities fished the Colston therefore themselves.”
looks like it belongs there. It looks like statue out of the harbor and say it will

Jen Reid poses for photographs in front of the new black resin and steel statue portraying her, titled “A Surge
of Power (Jen Reid) 2020” by artist Marc Quinn after the statue was put up this morning on the empty plinth
of the toppled statue of Seventeenth Century slave trader Edward Colston, which was pulled down during a
Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol, England, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. On June 7 anti-racism demonstrators
pulled the 18-foot (5.5 meter) bronze likeness of Colston down, dragged it to the nearby harbor and dumped it
in the River Avon — sparking both delight and dismay in Britain and beyond. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 33

13 New Artist Records Set, $1.7 Million Raised For AmfAR’s COVID-19 Relief Fund—

Christie’s Global Sales Total $451 Million

Auction Action In Hong Kong, Paris, London & New York City

Wayne Thiebaud (b 1920), “Three Cones,” sold for $3,735,000.

HONG KONG, PARIS, LON- $420.9 million, was led by Roy The top price achieved in the global ONE sale was Sanyu (Chang Yu, 1895-1966),
DON & NEW YORK CITY — Lichtenstein’s “Nude With Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), “Nude with Joyous “White Chrysanthemum in a Blue
Christie’s made up for a few Joyous Painting,” which Painting,” which made $46,242,500. and White Jardiniere,” led the
months of COVID-curtailed achieved $46,242,500. The day Modern and Contemporary Art
sales on Friday, July 10, when sale of postwar and contempo- Evening Sale in Hong Kong and
it offered Modern and Contem- rary art saw an additional brought $24.8 million.
porary art streamed live $30.8 million in sales and was
through four different sale- topped by Wayne Thiebaud’s art of great quality remains grossed $239 million. Chinese finish at $324,022.
rooms in a sale titled “ONE: A “Three Cones,” which interest very strong; the market is classical, modern and contem- Setting a record for Sanyu
Global Sale of the Twentieth pushed to $3,735,000. The more global than ever, with porary art, offered July 8,
Century.” More than 80,000 yield for the day was $451.8 significant activity from the totaled $29.1 million, while the was “White Chrysanthemum
people tuned in to watch the million and saw new auction Americas but also from Europe July 9 sale of Buddhist art and in a Blue and White Jardi-
ONE sale, with 60,000 of those records established for 13 art- and Asia; and innovation and Chinese ceramics topped off at niere,” which made $24.8 mil-
across social media from Asia, ists, including Ruth Asawa, adaptability is key — our cli- $12.9 million. Magnificent jew- lion and led the Modern and
including live streams by Richard Avedon, George ents have embraced our cre- els, also crossing the block on Contemporary Art Evening
Artron in China and Artpro in Condo, Titus Kaphar, Brice ative presentation and sale July 9, finished at $39.7 mil- Sale on July 11. Achieving
Taiwan. The sale was nearly Marden and Wayne Thiebaud. format combining live and lion and was 82 percent sold by $5.4 million on July 12 was
equally divided globally, with online experiences.” lot. Handbags and accessories rare wines and spirits, which
38 percent of the sale selling A partnership with amfAR got July 10 off to a strong start, was followed by wrist-watches
to buyers in Europe, the Mid- raised $1,730,000 to benefit Hong Kong July Auctions bringing $4.8 million, of which on July 13 that timed out at
dle East and Africa, buyers in amfAR’s Fund to Fight Total $239M the sale was 92 percent sold by $21.2 million, led by a 2003
North and South America tak- COVID-19 lot and 97 percent sold by Patek Philippe titanium auto-
ing 37 percent of the sale, Auctions in the categories of value, led by an Hermes matte matic wristwatch that set a
while the remaining 26 per- Guillaume Cerutti, Christie’s Asian art, luxury goods, post- Gris Cendre Himalaya Niloti- record for the model at $1.96
cent were successfully won by chief executive officer said, war and contemporary art and cus crocodile diamond Birkin million.
buyers in Asia, the Pacific and “Today’s sale sends three wristwatches, conducted in that doubled its estimate to
Australia. important messages for now Hong Kong in July, have For additional information,
and for the future: despite a
The sale, which totaled challenging economic environ-
ment, the demand for works of

Louisiana Museum Shows Fantastic Women Of Surreal Worlds

HUMLEBAEK, DENMARK — On aware of the female Surrealists — this geographical regions. Many of them Frida Kahlo, “Self-portrait with
view through November 8, the exhibi- despite that fact that many of them formed networks in the various centers thorn necklace and hummingbird,”
tion at the Louisiana Museum of Mod- were part of and in contact with the of Surrealism: France, England, Bel- 1940, oil on canvas mounted to
ern Art, “Fantastic Women: Surreal inner circle of Surrealism around the gium, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, board, Collection of Harry Ransom
Worlds from Meret Oppenheim to founder of the movement, André Bret- Scandinavia and later the United Center, The University of Texas at
Frida Kahlo” is one of the first major on; not just as partners, muses or mod- States and Mexico. Austin, Nickolas Muray Collection
overall presentations of female Surre- els as many of the women were in the of Modern Mexican Art, ©Banco de
alists. More than 260 works by a total beginning, but very much as actively Chronologically, the exhibition takes México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo
of 34 female artists from Europe, the practicing artists who exhibited side Museum Trust / VISDA 2020.
United States and Mexico demonstrate by side with their male colleagues in its starting point at the beginning of
an involvement and partic­ipation in the great Surrealist exhibitions of the the 1930s, when the first examples of
the movement that was significantly time. Upon closer examination of his- women’s artistic contributions to the
stronger than generally known and torical material, it emerges that their collective activities of the Surrealist
previ­ously described. contributions to one of the most signifi- group in Paris were realized, and on
cant artistic movements of the Twenti- display is a selection of so-called
This summer’s major exhibition at eth Century were much greater than “Exquisite Corps” drawings.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art previously supposed: In no other
presents works by Meret Oppenheim, avant-garde artistic movement did Works by Meret Oppenheim (1913-
Louise Bourgeois, Claude Cahun, women play as important a role and 1985) are presented as the first in the
Leonora Carrington, Dora Maar, Lee appear in such numbers as in Surreal- exhibition. She was one of the first
Miller, Kay Sage, Maya Deren and ism. female Surrealists to achieve fame,
Frida Kahlo. A large group of artists is and she was associated at an early
presented for the first time in a Danish The artists are presented in a selec- stage with the inner circle of Surreal-
context. The exhibition also includes tion of significant works emphasizing ism. The exhibition ends — and points
the Danish and Swedish artists Elsa their special contribu­tion to the formal forward in time — with works by Lou-
Thoresen, Rita Kernn-Larsen and and visual language of Surrealism. At ise Bourgeois (1911-2010).
Greta Knutson. the same time, the exhibition aims to
demonstrate the shared thematic con- The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
When the Surrealist movement arose cerns and the interrelations among the is at Old Strandveg 13. For information,
in Paris in the 1920s, all the official various artists by grouping them in
members were men. Today, few are

34 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

Vermont History Museum Reopens In The Time Of COVID-19

Transitions MONTPELIER, VT. — The Vermont The challenge was figuring out how to related opportunities. Staff first creat-
History Museum (VHS) closed to the do that while preserving the type of ed an “inventory of touchables,” which
Hake’s Auctions has secured to its staff public on March 16, 2020, due to the visitor experience the institution included almost 200 items. Education
comic-book industry veteran and for- COVID-19 pandemic. A reopening date wants to share. Some of the adjust- staff then made decisions on a case-by-
mer director of publicity for Marvel Comics was dependent on state, national and ments included signs and wayfinding, case basis based on a multitude of fac-
Gary Guzzo. Guzzo has a long history as a local guidelines. While museums in such as extensive exterior door sig- tors. Some items were removed —
comic book shop Vermont were allowed to reopen on nage as required by state and city. mostly if they were high-touch and
owner, corpo- June 1, VHS made the decision to This included some requirements could not be cleaned. A majority were
rate conventions delay opening until July 1. This was because the museum is in a state- modified.
staging executive done to both give time to establish owned building. Health screening,
and co-owner of needed changes and procedures at the capacity, mask requirement and social A very thorough cleaning of the
the comic book museum, as well as to coordinate with distancing signs were all put in place. whole museum was undertaken just
production com- state historic sites and other institu- This was a mix of signs created by the prior to reopening. A cleaning and
pany Atomic tions on reopening plans. The follow- state and the museum to align with rotational checklist was established
Studios Bullpen. In a 1994 photo from ing are some of the ways in which the VHS branding. for use at various times throughout
Formerly Marvel Gary Guzzo’s personal museum approached reopening and the day. A moveable desktop plexi
Comics’ director archive, he is shown decisions that were made to ensure Because the exterior signage is a lot shield was placed on the front desk
of publicity and a (at right) with Marvel health and safety, while also retaining for a visitor to take in, the museum and a new credit card reader was
professional con- Comics Stan Lee and an interactive visitor experience. also created large poster signs just installed to help with touchless trans-
vention stager, ‘pinup artist Olivia De inside both entries reiterating require- actions.
Guzzo earned Berardinis at San Obviously, many of the decisions ments and asking people to wash/sani-
street cred in the Diego Comic-Con. made at the museum were based on tize their hands. Additional signs were A decision was made to wait a couple
1980s as owner of required mandates from the state and placed at the front desk and within the of weeks before volunteers were incor-
a New York comic shop. In his new capacity, city. This included a requirement for museum to reiterate messaging. porated into the museum again. This
Guzzo will use his experience and connec- mask wearing and limited capacity. was done to give staff time to refine
tions to secure original art for auctions, in- The museum decisions were also part The main museum exhibit already procedures as needed.
cluding fresh-to-the-market pieces, and help of larger VHS reopening plans. This follows a “one-way” pathway in gener-
to authenticate material. He will also act as a includes not holding in-person events al, so a minimal amount of arrows and The museum hours were adjusted to
liaison between Hake’s Auctions and the art- until September, sign-in procedures directional signage were needed. Many reduce the open days by one (to four
ists who are looking to sell their work. and changes to staff offices. signs were placed on specific interac- days a week), but open hours were
tives to help guide usage. extended by one hour each day. Visitor
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has New plans and procedures for information and requirements were
named six professionals who have reopening took into account a myriad Adapting interactives was probably all posted on the website.
have joined the staff. Pilar Tompkins Ri- of considerations for the health and one of the most challenging aspects of
vas, chief curator and deputy director of safety of staff, patrons and collections. reopening. The museum was designed The Vermont History Museum is at
curatorial and collections (left); Nenette with a number of interactive/touch 109 State Street. For information, 802-
Luarca-Shoaf, managing director of learn- 828-2291 or

ing and engagement (right); Amanda MacDowell Colony Artist Retreat Renames Itself MacDowell
Hunt, director of public programs and cre-
ative practice; Anais Disla, director of spe- By Hillel Italie, Associated Press artist community.” MacDowell, based Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis
cial events; Larissa Gentile, managing di- NEW YORK CITY (AP) — One of in Peterborough, N.H., was founded police and the worldwide protests
rector of special projects; and Erica Neal, the country’s oldest retreats for art- in 1907 by composer Edward Mac- which followed.
director of computing and infrastructure. ists — The MacDowell Colony — will Dowell and his wife, the musician
These positions will guide critical program- drop “Colony” from its name and call and philanthropist Marian MacDow- Painter acknowledged that the
matic and operational areas for the Lucas itself “MacDowell.” ell. Visiting artists have included word “colony” can mean a country or
Museum, which is currently under con- “This name change is at once a sig- Aaron Copland, James Baldwin, given location under the control of an
struction in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park. nificant step and a natural evolution Alice Walker and Jonathan Franzen. outside power or, as would apply to
consistent with how the organization MacDowell, a community of like-
The Decorative Arts Trust welcomes is widely known,” MacDowell board The term “artist colony” pre-dates minded people. But she said both
the newest member of its team, Carrie chair Nell Painter said in a state- MacDowell, but is used far less fre- definitions carry a sense of exclusion
Greif. An alumna of the ment. quently as an official title than in and hierarchy, and that the first defi-
Winterthur program in “While the decision to make this the Twentieth Century. One of the nition was far more prevalent. She
Early American Materi- change now aligns with the calls for few organizations still calling itself a added that MacDowell was formed
al Culture, Greif recently social justice and reform that are “colony” is the Millay Colony of the during a time of legal segregation
completed the Tiffany sweeping the country, it is in keeping Arts, founded in 1973 and based in and for decades was virtually all-
& Co. Foundation Cura- with the organization’s longstanding Austerlitz, N.Y., where the poet Edna white.
torial internship at the commitment to eliminate financial, St Vincent Millay once lived.
Metropolitan Museum geographic, cultural and accessibility “I’m sure Marian MacDowell never
of Art. Greif has served barriers to participation.” In a recent interview with The imagined artists of color being there,”
at a range of museums According to the July 7 announce- Associated Press, Painter said that said Painter, who earlier this year’s
and cultural institu- ment, the change was in response to concerns about the word “colony” had became MacDowell’s first Black
tions, including the Hirshhorn Museum and “feedback from fellows and the larger been raised over the years to the board chair. “In the language we
Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Ameri- board but the issue took on greater speak today, colony is a word tied to
can Art Museum, the Chrysler Museum of urgency after the killing of George occupation and oppression.”
Art, the Toledo Museum of Art and Hampton
National Historic Site. A world traveler, she Decorative Arts Trust Meets
has lived in five countries and eight cities. $2M Capital Campaign Goal

Among recent Morgan Library & curato- MEDIA, PENN. — The board of gov- Maureen Marton (center right) was the Decorative Arts Trust curatorial
rial appointments, Dr Philip S. Palm- ernors of the Decorative Arts Trust intern at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art
er has joined the literary and historical man- announced the successful conclusion (MWPAI). Here she evaluates the back of a crazy quilt with MWPAI staff.
uscript department as the Robert H. Taylor of a $2 million campaign to raise
curator and department head. Palmer is an endowed funds in support of the —Richard Walker Photography photo
expert on Sixteenth and Seventeenth Cen- Emerging Scholars Program (ESP).
tury British literature and book history. His ervation Trust, stated, “This cam- Library, said he sees this as “a foun-
research interests center on travel writing Titled “Providing a Future for Stu- paign helps to secure the future of dational moment for the trust that
and manuscript studies, with publications dents of the Past,” the campaign com- our field through valuable opportuni- guarantees the continuation of grants
menced in 2017 and was achieved ties for highly qualified young profes- and internships that change the lives
on Elizabethan voyage through contributions from more sionals who will serve as the next of young professionals and enhance
narratives, Renaissance than 200 donors. The largest fund- generation of caretakers for our the trust’s commitment to scholar-
private libraries and raising effort mounted by the organi- nation’s artistic legacy.” ship and the museum world.” Jobe
readers’ manuscript zation to date, the generosity of trust was instrumental in the expansion of
annotations. He holds members and a small group of pri- Brock W. Jobe, vice president of the the ESP.
both a PhD and an MA vate foundations and charitable board of governors and professor of
in English literature funds ensures the ESP’s future in the American decorative arts emeritus at For additional information, 610-627-
from the University of years ahead. Upwards of 50 emerging Winterthur Museum, Garden & 4970 or
Massachusetts Amherst, and a BA in English scholars benefit from the trust’s sup-
from the University of North Carolina at Cha- port in a typical year.
pel Hill.
The trust’s executive director Mat-
thew A. Thurlow cited “the tremen-
dous munificence of our community”
in reaching the goal. “We are grateful
for the opportunity to celebrate this
milestone, especially in a challenging

Charles T. Akre Jr, president of the
trust’s board of governors, added,
“The benefit of the ESP to young
scholars and institutions alike is a
great source of pride for the organiza-
tion and our membership. This ser-
vice is central to the trust’s mission
and will remain part of our core focus
thanks to the success of this cam-
paign.” Akre chaired the campaign
committee and guided the fundrais-
ing process to a successful end.

Robert A. Leath, chairman of the
trust’s education committee, which
oversees the ESP, and president of
the Classical American Homes Pres-

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 35


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‘Showpiece’ Monumental Historical Reverse Glass Painting Propels
Urn Sells For $15,625 At Thomaston Place Sale Forward

Sandwich House THOMASTON, MAINE — estate in Dark Harbor, Maine, were able to put a low estimate
Kaja Veilleux’s two-day Sum- that walked in during an on it. There were other lots
SANDWICH, MASS. – “Truly a showpiece” was how the auc- mer’s Bounty sale July 18-19 at appraisal day. from the same family in this
tion catalog characterized a monumental 51-inch-high Royal Thomaston Place Auction Gal- sale, and there are more to
leries, Inc., saw several great “We knew it was really great come in future sales.”
Vienna urn that was prices but the clear standout when it came in,” Veilleux said
offered in the Sandwich result came on the first day over the phone. “But the family A more extensive sale recap
Auction House auction on when a reverse-glass oil paint- had no restrictions and we will run in a future issue.
July 18. Bidders believed ing, probably by Mather Brown
it, as the museum-quality (United Kingdom / Massachu-
piece in three parts – base, setts 1761-1831), sold to an
urn and lid – trounced its online buyer, competing
$2/5,000 estimate to bring against another online bidder,
$15,625, including premi- for $84,000 from an estimate of
um. All hand painted with $6/8,000.
four large scenic quadrants
with children at play, over- The circa 1793 work was cap-
the-top figural and foliate tioned “To the Honorable, The
sprigwork and elaborate East India Company, This
gilt decoration, it also fea- Plate representing the Deliv-
tured the blue underglaze ery of the Definitive Treaty by
beehive mark and was the Hostage Princes into the
incised “1800 g.” “We had hands of Lord Cornwallis, Is
some other interesting with Permission humbly Dedi-
results as well,” said the cated by their faithful and obe-
firm’s Duncan Gray after dient Serv.t Mather Brown,”
the sale, so watch for a with six-pointed star surround
more extensive report in and housed in the original gilt
an upcoming issue. cove frame. It came from an

California Man Gets 5 Years In Prison For Art Fraud Scheme
MIAMI (AP) — A California their authenticity and elabo- from Los Angeles to a Miami caused losses of more than an additional five years for that
man was sentenced Wednesday rate backstories to establish gallery. He was asking more $750,000. case, but the two sentences will
to five years in federal prison their provenance and then than $1 million for the forger- run concurrently. The tax fraud
for trying to sell forged art to a offered them to galleries, auc- ies, which were seized by the Righter pleaded guilty totaled more than $100,000.
South Florida gallery. tion houses and others. FBI. In total, Righter’s scheme Wednesday to additional counts
attempted to scam victims out of wire fraud, aggravated iden- A consolidated restitution
A federal judge in Miami sen- In the South Florida case, of more than $6 million and tity theft and tax fraud for a hearing is set for September
tenced Philip Righter, 43, who Righter sent several forgeries Los Angeles case. He received 30.
pleaded guilty in March to mail
fraud and aggravated identity DATE LOCATION AUCTIONEER PG 26, July.......... The Auction Barn.........51
theft, according to court 29, July............... Cromwell, CT................................ B&S...................46
records. Now-2,Aug.... Auctions.........49 29, July...............Randolph, ME.............................Farrin’s.................52
22, July... County Auctions....2 30, July............ Chevy Chase, MD.................. Sloans & Kenyon.........47
Righter’s scheme involved 24, Douglas Auctioneers......52 31, July.............. Jewett City, CT............... Leone’s Auction Gallery......2
buying forgeries of artists like 25, July.......... Auctions............2 31, July........ Sloans & Kenyon.........47
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith 25, July.......... Auctions..........13 1, Aug............ Merrill’s................49
Haring, Roy Lichtenstein and 25, SAC Online Auctions......48 1, Aug................. Seabrook, NY.......................Edward Beattie...........52
Andy Warhol, investigators 26, July...... Auctioneers.....2 1-6, Crowther & Brayley...... 6C
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appear legitimate by creating 26, July................Freehold, NY...................... Carlsen Galleries.........46 3, Aug............ Flying Pig Auctions...... 5C
letters that falsely certified 26, July.............. Larchmont, NY.............................Clarke..................45 5, Aug..................Mt Kisco, NY......................... Benefit Shop............50
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Estelle Goodman’s Art....12 28, Aug.............. Jewett City, CT............... Leone’s Auction Gallery......2
Bodnar’s Auction 29, Aug............. Manchester, NH......................... Amoskeag..............45
New Jersey-Made 10, Sept............... Berkeley, CA.........................PBA Galleries........... 6C
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Soulis Auctions Weekly Events
World War I Collection...24 Sat & Sun...........Farmington, CT..................5
Swann Galleries Sun..................... Jewett City, CT...................2
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Furniture From
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Antiques In Manchester

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 37

Antiques Week In New Hampshire Goes On: A Guide To The 2020 Shows

ONLINE & DEERFIELD, N.H. — Antiques Week in New
Hampshire, long a marquee mainstay in the antique collecting
calendar, will not bow to the pandemic as three of the six
events have scheduled online shows and one has moved out-
side to the sprawling Deerfield Fairgrounds.

The Socially Distant Deerfield Antique Show
Event Date: August 2

Show promoters Rachel and Josh Gurley have signed up more
than 100 dealers to present an outdoor antiques show at the
Deerfield Fairgrounds in Deerfield, N.H., on August 2. Many of
the dealers on the roster include those who are normally seen
selling at the various shows throughout the week. The show
will run 9 am to 3 pm. Masks are required and social distanc-
ing must be maintained. To learn more, see the June 26 issue,
page 13, or

MidWeek One Day Antiques Fair The long lines that characterized past shows of Antiques Week in New Hampshire will be
Event Date: August 5-7 foregone this year as Deerfield moves into a sprawling fairgrounds and three of the other
events will present online shows on their scheduled event dates.
For MidWeek’s 26th edition, the event will run online August
5-7 on Show manager Frank Gaglio said he is INDEX - 60 PAGES - INDEX
shooting for approximately 50 dealers to join the online event.
He says the show will offer everything normally found at Mid- ANTIQUES SHOW REVIEWS
Week, including Americana, folk art, fine art, ceramics, textiles
and more. To learn more, see the June 24 issue, page 17 or (Springfield, Ohio) Rescheduled, Springfield Antiques & Flea Market Show Pulls In Big Crowds, Great Sales......... 8
Antiques In Manchester: The Collector’s Fair
Event Date: August 5-12

Approximately 35 dealers will sell online at http://www.anti- for this show’s 2020 event, normally
held at the St Anselm Arena in Concord, N.H. In the spirit of
the show’s mantra of “making connections,” the marketplace
will offer in-page video chatting during show hours on the first
two days of the event as a means to connect with dealers about
their items listed for sale in the online marketplace. To learn
more, page 24 of this issue or http://www.antiquesinmanches-

The New Hampshire Antiques Show (Denver, Penn.) Antique Gold Pocket Watch Collection Ticks To $1.8 Million At Morphy Auctions...................5
Event Date: August 6-8 (Online) Pushed By COVID Into Summer, iGavel Completes Asia Week Sale....................................................6
(Berkeley, Calif.) PBA Galleries Puts A Top-Shelf Literary Sale On The Books........................................... 14-15
Forty-five dealers from the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers (Downingtown, Penn.) Records Set With Moyer Collection At Pook & Pook............................................ 16-19
Association will present an online show for the 63rd New (Knoxville, Tenn.) Edmondsons, Delaney & Savage Shatter Expectations At Case Antiques Auction........ 22-23
Hampshire Antiques Show August 6-8. The show will be avail- (Marblehead Mass.) McInnis Auction’s Marblehead “Time Capsule” Sale Exceeds Expectations.............. 26-27
able to view at Exhibitors will offer the (Chicago, Ill.) Milton Glaser’s Last Act: A Curated Auction At Wright..............................................................28
same quality and fresh material that the show has become (Hong Kong, Paris, London, NYC) Christie’s Global Sales Total $451 Million.................................................33
known for throughout its long and storied history. To learn (Denver, Penn.) Shaker Table Sews Surprise At Morphy, Brings $98,400.......................................................38
more, see the July 3 issue, page 38 or (East Moriches, N.Y.) Vicente’s “Three Kings Day” Ascends To $33,750........................................................38
(Hillsborough, N.H.) Bebe Bru Teteur Brings Big Price For Withington...........................................................38
Fake COVID-19 Outbreak (Rushville, Ohio) Limited Edition “The House At Pooh Corner” Compels For Clum........................................38
Sidelines Nathan Auction (St Petersburg, Fla.) Abstract Art, Jewelry Headline At Hess Fine Art.............................................................40

MANCHESTER, VT. – Eric Nathan said that he and his EXHIBITIONS
Nathan had to cancel his auction staff may have “erred on the side
that was set for Sunday, July 19 of caution, but our health, [cus- (Rochester, N.Y.) George Eastman Museum Reopens With New Exhibits.........................................................3
due to confusion over some tomers’] health and the health of (New York City) Metropolitan Museum Of Art Announces Reopening Plans.....................................................5
results of a coronavirus test that our staff and community are par- (Aspen, Colo.) Marianne Boesky Gallery Announces Thornton Dial / Jasmine Little Dual-Artist Exhibition.......9
were in error. “With the COVID- amount. (Newburgh, N.Y.) Washington’s Headquarters Open For Limited Use.............................................................10
19 outbreak here in Manchester (Peacham, Vt.) The Quest: Peacham Pandemics & The Past..........................................................................13
last weekend, we made the call “The potentially positive news (Fairfield, Conn.) Fairfield University Art Museum Short Film Captures Essence Of Cuban Art Exhibition......15
on Monday to cancel this auc- is that the ‘outbreak’ has been (Westchester & Rockland Counties, N.Y.) Public Art Turns New Bridge Into Cultural Destination..................28
tion,” said Nathan. “Every effort disproven through a second (London) Colnaghi Presents Golden Age Of Spanish Modern Art...................................................................32
has been made to let customers round of tests via a more depend- (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) Molly Lamb Bobak’s War Art Online At Canadian War Museum............................32
know via direct mail, websites able method. (Humlebaek, Denmark) Louisiana Museum Shows Fantastic Women Of Surreal Worlds...............................33
and phone calls. We apologize for (Worcester, Mass.) Worcester Art Museum Announces Reopening Date........................................................38
any inconvenience.” Check the firm’s website for (Stockbridge, Mass.) Norman Rockwell Museum Reopens With New Exhibits..............................................44
future auctions and events at AND ALSO...

As New York City Slowly Reopens, Across The Block......................................................................................................................................25
Museums Remain Closed Art @ Home: New Bedford’s ArtMobile.......................................................................................................39
Club News...................................................................................................................................................39
By Madelia Hickman Ring of the Statue of Liberty will From The Archives: A Look At Skinner Sale Of July 24....................................................................... 20-21
NEW YORK CITY — As New reopen but that the statue, the Headspace: Tom Longacre Of Thomas R. Longacre Antiques.....................................................................10
York City stands at the brink of adjacent museum and Ellis Historic Homes: Colonial Dames Unties Historic Properties As “Great American Treasures”....................41
reopening on a limited version Island would continue to be International......................................................................................................................................... 32-33
of Phase Four, cultural institu- shuttered. Also remaining Q&A: Meg L. Winslow.....................................................................................................................................1
tions and museums remain closed are gyms, malls and Transitions..................................................................................................................................................34
closed even as professional indoor restaurant dining. (Washington, DC) National Gallery Acquires First Dirck Hals Painting..............................................................6
sports teams are allowed to (Old Lyme & Online) Tad Fallon’s July 30 Zoom Talk: Furniture Conservation..................................................9
play to empty stadiums and The Metropolitan Museum of (Bentonville, Ark.) Crystal Bridges Acquires Artworks, New VR Experience....................................................10
zoos and botanical gardens can Art has announced it will (Farmington, Conn.) Simsbury Land Trust To Benefit From Auction Of Painting By Local Artist.....................11
allow reduced capacity crowds. reopen for limited capacity on (Williamstown, Mass.) Clark Institute Opens Lin May Saeed’s First Solo Museum Show...............................12
During a press briefing on Fri- August 29, pending state and (New York City) Scholarly Query: Looking For Althea.....................................................................................15
day, July 17, Governor Andrew city approval; it is the first of (Garrison, N.Y.) Boscobel Focuses On Giving & Expanding............................................................................29
Cuomo said, “I feel like we’re the city’s major museums to (London) Statue Of Black Protester Replaces Toppled UK Slave Trader..........................................................32
standing on a beach and we’re announce reopening. (Media, Penn.) Decorative Arts Trust Meets $2M Capital Campaign Goal.......................................................34
looking out at the sea and we (Montpelier, Vt.) Vermont History Museum Reopens In The Time Of COVID-19.............................................34
see the second wave building in New York City, which has seen (New York City) MacDowell Colony Artist Retreat Renames Itself MacDowell................................................34
the distance, so I want all New the bulk of the state’s confirmed (Torrington, Conn.) Torrington Historical Society To Host Connecticut Poet Laureate....................................38
Yorkers to be on high alert.” coronavirus cases and deaths, (Paris) Notre Dame Cathedral To Be Rebuilt Without Modern Touches...........................................................39
The National Park Service began reopening June 8, after (United States) Controversies Arise Whether Statues Should Be Moved Or Stay In Place........................ 42-43
has announced that the grounds the rest of the state. A definitive
timeline for expanding Phase
Four has not been announced.

38 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

Limited Edition Shaker Table Sews Surprise At Morphy,
‘The House At Pooh Brings $98,400
Corner’ Compels For Clum DENVER, PENN. — A circa ably from the Hancock, Mass., The table came from a Penn-
1840 Shaker drop leaf sewing community, with these forms sylvania collector who also
table was simply stunning at often attributed to community provided other Shaker lots in
Morphy Auctions’ July 14-15 elder David Terry. But a few the sale. Morphy specialist
Fine and Decorative Arts sale, idiosyncrasies led a few spe- Kelly Kinzle said it was pub-
where it sold for $98,400 on a cialists to believe it may have lished in the 1950 book Shak-
$10,000 estimate. The firm been done in the boys’ work- er Furniture: The Craftsman-
wrote that the piece was prob- shop of the community. ship of an American
Communal Sect by Edward
RUSHVILLE, OHIO — A rare book featured a price notecard Deming Andrews and Faith
signed 1928 full vellum first in the front that listed it at $85. Andrews.
edition of The House at Pooh
Corner sold for $19,500 at Mike The edition is notable in that Kinzle said, “It was a rare
Clum Inc., on July 19. The copy it is the final Winnie the Pooh table and it was good. The
was number 12 of 20, published book and also the first to result was a real surprise to
by London company Methuen & include Tigger. everybody, we’re happy with
Co., on Japanese vellum and what it brought.”
signed in ink on the limitation The lot caught 37 bids before
page by author A.A. Milne and it was knocked down. The table was refinished and
illustrator E.H. Shepard. The featured an unusual drawer
For more information, http:// configuration: one over a block or 740- with a central drawer flanked
536-7421. by side columns of two small
drawers, all over one drawer.
The firm noted that the
shaped apron to the front and
sides were rare. It had cherry
legs and pulls, butternut
panel sides and elements of
pine and basswood.

The two-day auction grossed
$3,200,000. A full sale review
will appear in a future edi-

Bebe Bru Vicente’s
Teteur Brings ‘Three Kings Day’
Big Price For Ascends To $33,750
EAST MORICHES, N.Y. — An abstract impres-
HILLSBOROUGH, N.H. — Top- sionist painting by Esteban Vicente (Spanish/Ameri-
ping the Thursday, July 16 sale at can, 1903-2001), “Three Kings Day,” 1967, led South
Withington Auction, Inc., when it Bay Auctions July 18 fine art, antiques and sporting
sold to a private collector for $7,365, art sale. With premium, it finished at $33,750
was a 12½-inch Bebe Bru Teteur. against a $10/20,000 estimate. The oil on canvas, 40
The doll, which came with its origi- by 30 inches, was signed, titled and dated “1967’’ to
nal box and labels, had blue glass verso, and sported labels from Robert Elkon Gallery,
eyes, a nursing mouth mechanism, Marisa del Ray Gallery and Bertha Schaefer. An
a blond mohair wig, a kid body with American painter born in Turégano, Spain, Vicente
bisque hands and a blue dress. was one of the first generation of New York School
abstract expressionists. His vocation stemmed from
A more extensive sale review will Sunday childhood visits with his father to the Museo
follow in a future issue. del Prado from the time he was four years old. He
began to draw when he was 16, although expected to
follow family tradition and join the army, he spent
only three months in military school before he decid-
ed to become an artist.

Watch for a more extensive recap of this sale in an
upcoming issue.

Worcester Art Museum Announces Torrington Historical Society To Host
Reopening Date Connecticut Poet Laureate July 31

WORCESTER, MASS. — The March at the start of the COVID- TORRINGTON, CONN. Poet Margaret Gibson, at Laureates, which is
Worcester Art Museum (WAM), 19 shutdown — without interfer- — The Torrington Histori- home in Preston, Conn., intended to support her
which has been closed due to the ing with the visitor experience. cal Society has announced June 12, 2020. poetry and to allow her to
COVID-19 pandemic since it will host three outdoor fund various poetry proj-
March 13, 2020, announced that When the museum reopens, it events this summer on the —Mara Lavitt photo ects. She has taken as her
it will reopen to the public in will look for guidance from the grounds of the Hotchkiss- Connecticut State Poet Laure- social focus “Poetry and
early October 2020. This deci- Center for Disease Control Fyler House Museum. Due ate (2019-2022) Gibson has the Environment during
sion, made in consultation with (CDC) and follow health and to COVID-19 and social been awarded an Academy of Climate Crisis” and is
the museum’s board of trustees, safety guidelines mandated by distancing requirements, American Poets Grant for Poet funding videos of Connect-
allows time to make facility the Commonwealth of Massa- seating will be limited. icut poets reading their
improvements prior to reopening chusetts. The museum is devel- Attendees must wear poems about the environ-
and plan the robust exhibitions oping reopening protocols for masks, must observe social ment in natural settings
that will open in the fall. the safety of visitors and staff, distancing and are asked and “Green Poetry Cafes.”
including enhanced and to bring their own chairs An anthology of Connecti-
“Delaying our reopening until increased cleaning schedules, or blanket. Reservations cut poets writing about
the fall is the most prudent hand sanitizing stations are required. Tickets may climate crisis will be pub-
course for the Worcester Art throughout the building and be purchased online lished next year. Gibson is
Museum,” said Matthias Was- required masks and social dis- through the society’s web- Professor Emerita, Uni-
chek, the museum’s Jean and tancing. site, www.torringtonhis- versity of Connecticut and
Myles McDonough director. “It lives in Preston, Conn. For
gives us an opportunity to The museum also announced additional information,
address some internal facility that it is adjusting its program- The first program will www.margaretgibsonpoet-
needs and prepare for fall exhibi- ming schedule for the fall, based occur at 6 pm on Friday
tions and programs.” on survey data. It has transi- July 31 (rain date August
tioned its popular studio art 1) and will feature Marga- In August, the Tor-
The October reopening date classes to online instruction for ret Gibson, Connecticut rington Historical Society
coincides with the opening of two the summer and fall. In addi- State Poet Laureate. will host two concerts on
exhibitions organized by WAM tion, museum staff is working Reserved, distanced loca- the grounds. The Peter
and that had been scheduled to to convert regularly scheduled tions are $10 and each loca- McEachern – Mario Pavone
run this spring: “The Kimono in fall public programming — such tion can seat up to four people Phase 2 Quintet will perform
Print: 300 Years of Japanese as Master Series Art Talks and from one household or social on August 14, and the Zolla
Design” (October 3) and “Kimono the Community Day — to vir- bubble. Gibson will read from Boys on August 28. Tickets are
Couture: The Beauty of Chiso” tual experiences. Links to a selection of her poems that not yet available.
(November 7). The fall reopening WAM’s digital programs, such focus on the environment. She The Hotchkiss-Fyler House
date will allow time to make as virtual tours, art activities is the author of 12 books of Museum is at 192 Main Street.
improvements to gallery and for children and artists talks, poems, most recently Not For information, 860-482-
public spaces, as well as contin- can be found at www.worcester- Hearing the Wood Thrush. As 8260.
ue construction of the new Lan-
caster entrance stairs — begun
in November 2019 and paused in The Worcester Art Museum is
at 55 Salisbury Street.

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 39

Club News Edited by Madelia Hickman Ring

July 2020 Vermont Antique Dealers’ Association “Socially Distant Show” will be held Sunday, August 2, be an excellent source for information and resources,
(VADA) News 9 am to 3 pm at the Deerfield, N.H., fairgrounds. As of along with the latest in news and events related to
this writing, Rachel reports more than 115 dealers transfer-printed British ceramics, all easily search-
As we enter another month of COVID-19, more shops have signed up. Masks are required, and although san- able within the site.
are reopening and some online sales events have been itizer stations will be available, it is suggested that cus-
scheduled. Note that all shops are following COVID-19 tomers bring PPE, and social distance. Rachel says “Be Bottle Collector News
Also, check with shops for information on other restric- prepared to stay for the day, this is going to be the BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — The National Bottle Muse-
tions they may have. event of the summer with amazing dealers, quality um has reopened; visitors are required to wear a
antiques, and delicious food.” Go to their Facebook Page mask, follow social-distancing guidelines and keep
Tom Baker reports that DIG Antiques has added new Gurley Antique Shows for the current dealer list and groups to less than eight people. During the closure,
shops additional information check out their website updated information. museum volunteer Ken Hahn and trustee Meg Ste- vens have been painting, cleaning, rewiring and sheet
There are plenty of antique shops open in New Hamp- rocking, while Fred Neudoerffler, director of the Jan
Ian McKelvey and Kris Casucci of Flying Pig Antiques shire! When visiting our beautiful state, stop in and Rutland Memorial Artists’ Space, has been installing
(Westmoreland, N.H.) have moved their monthly Tail- take home some treasures. Antique Alley is just min- light fixtures in space donated by George Nicholson.
gate from Massachusetts to the Flying Pig Antiques utes away from Rachel’s show, and has many NHADA The museum has a new logo, website and can be fol-
shop. The next scheduled Tailgate is July 23, Flying Pig member shops. Check out their website at www.nhan- lowed in Instagram at @nationalbottlemuseum.
Antiques, 867 Route 12. Flying Pig also maintains an The museum appreciated the donation of table fees
online presence for its dealers on Etsy from the canceled Saratoga Bottle Show; the next
shop/flyingpigantiquesnh. NHADA is sad to report the passing of long-time show is scheduled for June 6, 2021.
member Connie Aranosian. She and her husband Dick The museum is in the process of updating their per-
The Vermont Antique Mall at Quechee Gorge has re- were Cara Antiques and participated in the August manent exhibit, “Bottles of the USA”; the museum is
opened, 10 am to 5 pm daily. It is located at 5573 Wood- Show for a number of years. Connie spent some time on still looking for bottles from North Dakota, North
stock Road, Quechee, Vt. the NHADA Board of Directors before relocating to Carolina, New Mexico and Alaska.
Pennsylvania. Our condolences go out to the Aranosian The museum received a $1,659 Pomeroy Grant, some
The Waterbury Flea Market reopened on June 20, fol- Family. of which will be used for the purchase of a camera and
lowing Vermont restrictions on masks and six-foot computer; Barbara Trypaluk was thanked for her
social distancing. The Flea Market is at Farr’s Field, Until next month… work in pursuing the grant for the museum.
1901 US Route 2 West, Waterbury, Vt. It is open every Richard Bojko Saratoga Auto Museum is searching for a Saratoga
weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 7 am to 5 pm. NHADA Board of Directors COESA bottle to add to its collection of varieties of
Saratoga water. They are creating a static Bottling
Kyle Scanlon has resumed in-person estate sales The TCC’s new website: Plant exhibition to compliment the history of their
while also continuing to hold online estate sales. For building. If you have one to lend or donate, contact
information about upcoming sales, visit the website Transferware Collectors Club (TCC) either the National Bottle Museum or the Saratoga The Transferware Collectors Club (TCC), a United Auto Museum: [email protected]
States-based international nonprofit organization ded- The National Bottle Museum is at 76 Milton Avenue.
The Antiques Marketplace in Lake George reopened icated to the study of British transfer-printed ceram- For information, 518-885-7589 or www.nationalbottle-
June 3. It is open daily, 10 am to 5 pm, and is located at ics, has announced the launch of its newly designed
650 State Route 149, Lake George, NY. website,
M4 Interactive of Santa Barbara, Calif., was chosen Founders Chapter National American
The memorial service for Mary Fraser, who died in to partner with the TCC to design and develop its new, Glass Club
March, was to be held June 13, but it has been post- highly interactive site. The site features the club’s
poned to sometime in the fall because of COVID-19 Database of Patterns and Sources, a valuable member An opportunity to join our virtual club meeting!
restrictions. resource for collectors, museum curators, ceramic his- Founders Chapter of the National American Glass
torians, historical archaeologists, dealers and auction- Club will host virtual meetings this fall. Even if you
The Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Association wishes eers. Members and visitors alike will find this site to don’t live in the Boston area, you can join us to see
everyone a good summer and that you all stay safe and some beautiful glass and hear some fabulous speakers.
well during these difficult times. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month and
the speaker will start at 11 am. Our topics include a
Vesta Urband [email protected] member led discussion of recent “finds,” a lecture about
New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association glass lamps and a presentation by Jay Rodgers.
Because the meetings are virtual, we will be able to see
(NHADA) some spectacular collections and a studio.
In the follow-up to last month’s column, the 63rd Meeting dates are September 9, October 14, Novem-
NHADA Antiques Show will go on …online! The Board ber 11 and December 9.
of Directors have been actively working at developing a We would love to have you join us. For permission to
special website for an online show that will present sign in, contact [email protected] or visit
more than 45 dealers who would have done the regular
show. The easy to navigate format will allow visitors to
check out their favorite dealer by booth space, or click
on to categories of particular interest. Details as of this
writing are still being worked out. Lots of photos and
descriptions will be shown along with direct contact to
the dealers. The virtual show will run August 6-8,
beginning at 10 am. Check out for
updates as they become available.
Updating NHADA member Rachel Gurley’s show, the

Notre Dame Cathedral To Be Rebuilt
Without Modern Touches

PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame the fire and “favors fidelity to
Cathedral will be rebuilt just the monument’s form and a res-
the way it stood before last toration of the cathedral in its
year’s devastating fire. latest state,” the statement
said. That means how Notre
No swimming pool or organic Dame was on the afternoon of
garden on the roof of the medi- April 15, 2019, before the fire
eval Paris monument, or con- broke out, consumed the roof
temporary glass spire, or other and threatened the rose-win-
modern twists. And to stay his- dowed twin towers that keep
torically accurate, it will again the cathedral upright.
be built with potentially toxic
lead. More than a year later, the
structure remains unstable. It
That’s the verdict reached by took nearly a year to clear out
French President Emmanuel dangerous lead residue released
Macron, the cathedral’s pres- in the fire and to get to the
ent-day architects and the gen- point where workers could start
eral in charge of the colossal removing scaffolding that had
reconstruction project for one of been in place for a previous ren-
the world’s most treasured ovation effort. Actual recon-
landmarks. struction won’t start until next
Macron, who wants Notre
Dame reopened in time for the The reconstruction plan pre-
2024 Olympics, had initially sented Thursday says the proj-
pushed for a contemporary ect will replicate original mate-
touch atop the cathedral, rials “to guarantee the
prompting eye-catching propos- authenticity, harmony and
als from architects around the coherence of this masterpiece of
world. Gothic art.”

But Macron came around to Those materials included tons
the traditionalists’ argument, of lead, which is raising con-
and approved reconstruction cerns among health and envi-
plans for the Twelfth Century ronmental groups. Lead parti-
monument that were presented cles released during the fire
Thursday, according to a state- forced schools in the area to
ment from the state agency close and prompted a lengthy,
overseeing the project. painstaking cleanup effort of
the cathedral’s historic neigh-
The plan includes recreating borhood on an island in the cen-
the Nineteenth Century spire ter of Paris.
designed by architect Eugene
Viollet-le-Duc that collapsed in

40 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

Abstract Art, Jewelry Headline At Hess Fine Art

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — eers. Company owner Jeffrey sale,” Hess said in a post-sale Dr J. David O’Dea. All the works black bears that supported the
Hess Fine Art Auctions’ July 11 Hess said its online registrations phone call with Antiques and The sold, the rest bringing a range of chest but its diminutive propor-
sale featured 206 lots of estate were more than normal with Arts Weekly. “It exceeded expecta- prices, from $1,500 to $2,700. The tions, with the box measuring
jewelry, fine and decorative arts, many of those never having bid tions.” trade buyer who acquired the top 15½ inches by 42½ inches long by
as well as Native American silver, with Hess before. Hess said the lot took another of the works 14½ inches with the bears stand-
rugs and pottery, altogether real- majority of buyers in his auctions An abstract painting by Syd Sol- home; the rest of the collection ing just 29 inches tall. The seller’s
izing about $165,000, with about are from out-of-state and noted omon (American, 1917-2004) led went to private collectors. family had acquired it in Germa-
55 percent of lots selling. The several countries were participat- the sale, bringing $9,360 from a ny in the 1940s.
house offered preview by appoint- ing in this sale, including Italy, trade buyer. “Shorenight Notice” A striking antique platinum,
ment and phone and absentee Germany and a few Asian coun- was the largest of five paintings 18K gold, diamond and ruby halo One of the more interesting sto-
bidding as well as online through tries. by the artist offered in the sale, all pendant necklace was the top jew- ries in the sale came when an
either Invaluable or LiveAuction- from the Dunedin, Fla., estate col- elry lot in the sale. The estate 1892 portrait of a young girl by
“We were very pleased with the lection of Florida Bank president, piece sold to a private collector for Sir Samuel Henry William
$4,980 and had a pendant set Llewellyn (Welsh, 1858-1941) was
Auction Action In St. Petersburg, Fla. with a large oval faceted natural acquired by the great-grandson of
ruby weighing approximately 19 the artist — bidding via LiveAuc-
A private collector paid $4,980 for this carats, surrounded by old mine- tioneers — for $3,420. Llewellyn
antique platinum, 18K gold, diamond and cut diamonds; the pendant fea- was the president of the Royal
ruby halo pendant necklace. tured an 18-inch long beaded Academy of the Arts and awarded
strand of natural rubies with an the Albert Medal by the Royal
Leading the sale was “Shorenight Notice” Review by antique gold clasp and was also Society of Arts in 1933. The por-
by Syd Solomon, 1967, which measured 48 Madelia Hickman Ring, Assistant Editor with rose cuts diamonds. trait came from the private estate
by 35 inches. Unusual for figures in the collection of a Florida retiree, who
composition, the work also had its original Catalog Photos Courtesy An unusual Bavarian Black For- had purchased the work from
label from the Gulf Life Insurance company. Hess Fine Art Auctions est lift-top bench/chest rounded Jackson, Mich., fine art dealer
A trade buyer bought it for $9,360. out the third highest price in the Daniel Rees.
sale, selling for $4,920, slightly
below expectations. The distinc- Hess has a particular interest
tive features of the piece were not and expertise in Tiffany and col-
only the two standing carved lects catalogs from the company.
This pair of Gorham coin He noted that the quality of the
sterling silver salad servers Tiffany pieces in the sale were
came from a North Carolina “extraordinary.” Though one of
estate and had been retailed the most eagerly anticipated piec-
by the short-lived Manhat- es — a Tiffany & Co., Aesthetic
tan firm of Bishop & Rein. A Movement sterling and mixed-
private collector acquired metal hand hammered Japon-
them for $840. esque serving tray from an Illi-
nois trade seller — failed to sell
with an estimate of $15/30,000. A
Tiffany & Co., sterling silver gilt
two-piece spoon set in the Audu-
bon pattern in its original silk-
lined box brought $4,380 from a
private collector.

Hess Fine Art Auctions’ next
sale will take place Saturday, Sep-
tember 12, and includes, among
jewelry and Patek Philippe
watches, a Pablo Picasso bronze
figure from the Wolper Collection
that was mounted as a brooch by
jewelry designer David Webb.

Prices quoted include buyer’s
premium as reported by the auc-
tion house but may not include
applicable internet bidding sur-

Hess Fine Art Auctions is at
1131 4th Street North. For
information, 727-896-0622 or

One of the highest estimated lots in the sale The great-grandson of the artist purchased
was this Tiffany & Co., Japonesque Aesthet- this portrait of a young girl by Sir Samuel
ic Movement sterling silver and mixed Henry William Llewellyn for $3,420.
metal hand hammered serving tray, which
failed to find a buyer at $15/30,000.

“That was extraordinary,” Hess said of this Bavarian hand
carved Black Forest chest with black bear supports. It
made $4,920.

It is rare to see intact suites of Native Amer- Topping a small but choice selection of Tif- Hess acquired this autumn landscape by Danish painter
ican jewelry as pieces typically bring more fany & Co., was this Japonesque Aesthetic Carl Holsoe Esrom from relatives of the artist. A trade
when sold individually. Hess opted to keep Movement gilt sterling silver two-piece buyer purchased it for $1,980.
this suite intact and a trade buyer pur- serving spoon set in its original fitted box.
chased it for $1,800. Consigned from a Texas estate, it sold to a
private collector for $4,380.

Historic Homes & Properties


Compiled by Madelia Hickman Ring July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 41

Colonial Dames Unites Historic Properties As ‘Great American Treasures’

WASHINGTON, DC — The National moved 100 feet in 1915 to make way for Q the Octagon House opened as a museum The Powder Magazine is at 79 Cum-
Society of the Colonial Dames of America street. The house was purchased by the for the NSCDA-CA’s collection of colonial berland Street #3112, Charleston, S.C.
(NSCDA) has recently launched a new NSCDA in 1928 and was opened as a and federal decorative arts. The collec- Dumbarton House is at 2715 Q Street
initiative titled “Great American Trea- house museum in 1932. For information, tion of mostly English and American NW, Washington, DC.
sures,” in which it unifies under one ban- antiques dates from about 1700 to the The Clarke House Museum is at 1827
ner 61 historic properties and monu- 1840s, with some pieces having descend- South Indiana Avenue, Chicago.
ments that are overseen — in varying Greek Revival Everywhere ed in the families of NSCDA-CA mem- The Octagon House is at 2645 Gough
degrees — by local NSCDA chapters. Clark House Museum (1836), Chicago bers. In 1957, two sisters, NSCDA–CA Street, San Francisco.
These sites span the continent and range The only example of Greek Revival members Edith and Lucy Allyne, who
in dates from 1539 to 1898; additionally, architecture in Chicago, the Clark House had donated the land on which the Octa- David Thomson Memorial and the Old
they are divided into five categories. “The Museum was built for Henry B. Clarke in gon House now stands, gifted to the soci- Odiorne Point Cemetery are on Route
Colonial Continent” features places that 1836 and is the oldest surviving building ety an additional parcel of land just to the 1A in Rye, N.H.
featured prominently in the push and in the original city limits of Chicago. The north of the home, which was developed
pull of creating a new nation, often reflec- museum explores family life in pre-Civil into a garden.
tive of the desire by colonists to emulate War Chicago. The interior is furnished
European precedents. “Homes for a New and decorated as the Clarke family might The Octagon House was designated a
Nation” properties identify with places have done it in 1850. The house survived historical landmark by the city of San
built in the early years of the country and the Great Fire of Chicago in 1871 and Francisco and, in 1972, it was placed on
establish a new American identity. Hous- was by the Chrimes family, who took a the National Registrar of Historic Places.
es categorized under “Greek Revival great interest in its history and who It is one of only three octagonal houses
Everywhere” identifies a gracious style moved the house into the Hyde Park left in San Francisco. For information,
popular in the Nineteenth Century that neighborhood. Other owners include the
celebrated not just the Greek ideals and Bishop Louis Henry Ford, who was a
Roman laws our democracy was founded prominent member of the African Ameri- History on the Spot
on but also the wealth of some American can community who founded the St Paul David Thomson Memorial
families. As early Americans moved west, Church of God in Christ; the house served
they built homes — grouped under “West as his parsonage, school, community cen- (dedicated 1899),
Across the Continent” — that recognize ter and office. Ford so appreciated the Old Odiorne Point Cemetery,
the potential and opportunity for an history of the house that his congregation
expanding nation. Lastly, sites under the worked with Mayor Richard J. Daley to Rye, N.H.
“History on the Spot” recognize small have the city purchase the house in 1972. The Odiorne Point Cemetery is thought
places that were the site of important Part of the deal was a land swap, result- to be the oldest surviving cemetery in the
moments in history. For information, ing in its second move in 1977 to its cur- state. Approximately 100 feet by 100 feet, rent location in the Prairie Avenue His- it is surrounded by a rough fieldstone
toric District, overlooking Chicago wall. The earliest graves are marked with
The Colonial Continent Women's Park. The Illinois chapter of the plain, cut fieldstones without inscrip-
The Powder Magazine (1713), NSCDA has been involved in the Clarke tions. The wall encompasses open ground
House since 1977. that may contain additional unmarked
Charleston, S.C. For information, https://www.chicago. graves. Some people believe that these
The Powder Magazine, often referred to gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/clarke_ may be the graves of early Native Ameri-
as the “Arsenal of History,” is South Caro- house_museum.html. can inhabitants of the area. The cemetery
lina’s oldest governmental building, is also includes several headstones mark-
one of 13 historic sites in Colonial West Across the Continent ing the graves of members of the Odiorne
Charleston and is generally considered to Octagon House (1861), San Francisco family who died between 1805 and 1865.
be Charleston’s first preservation project. In the early 1950s, a venerable but English-born David Thomson went on
It was first constructed to house five tons dilapidated octagonal-shaped San Fran- several expeditions to New England. In
of gunpowder and has had sand in its cisco house was threatened with destruc- 1616, he visited the Piscataqua region
attic for more than 300 years as a precau- tion because its owner planned to sell the and the Massachusetts Bay, and upon his
tionary measure, protecting the powder, land on which the home stood. At the return to Plymouth, England, promoted
and dampening a potential explosion. It same time, the California chapter of the the idea of a settlement that would sup-
is the only component remaining from NSCDA was looking for a historic house port fishermen harvesting fish from the
Charleston's walled city defense system, to serve as its headquarters and to show- rich banks around the Isles of Shoals. He
used in the colonial era to protect from case its collection of early American eventually received a grant from the
Spanish, French, natives, and pirate antiques. Despite knowing little about the Council for New England for 6,000 acres
attacks. home’s history, the NSCDA-CA saved the of land and one island. In 1623, Thomson
When the Powder Magazine was con- Octagon House in 1952 by purchasing it sailed to the region with his family, ser-
structed, the majority of the colony's pop- for $1 plus the cost of moving it across the vants, seven house joiners and several
ulation was enslaved. Fear of an insur- street to a lot donated by two of its mem- fishermen but left the area in 1626 to
rection was a constant motivation for bers. Renovations then began to convert establish a trading post on Thompson’s
maintaining serviceable powder. Con- the home into a museum of Colonial and Island in Massachusetts Bay. The fami-
struction of the building was initially Federal decorative arts. Two weeks before lies who stayed in the Piscataqua joined
authorized by the Province of Carolina in the Octagon House’s dedication in 1953, a other colonists at Strawbery Banke, in
1703, near the beginning of Queen Anne’s workman uncovered a time capsule left what is now Portsmouth. The Odiornes
War (1702-13) but was only completed by the original owners that unlocked the obtained land in what is now the town of
near the end of the war. early history of this Victorian home. It Rye in about 1660, and farmed there for
The building was used as an arsenal was built by William Carroll McElroy and eight generations.
from 1713 to 1748 and during the Ameri- his wife Harriot Shober McElroy in 1861. In 1879, a private donor turned over a
can Revolution. After 1780, it was retired, The two-story, eight-sided, approximately small plot of land along the ocean in Rye,
and by the early Nineteenth Century, it 1,620-square-foot home topped by a cupo- NH, to the Odiorne Point Monument
was privately owned. During this period, la was one of more than a thousand such Association. The Association had devel-
the Powder Magazine served as a print houses built across the country thanks to oped plans to erect a monument to New
shop, livery stable, wine cellar and car- an architectural fad started by William Hampshire’s first settlers on the site,
riage house. In 1902, The National Soci- Squire Fowler’s 1848 book, The Octagon and was looking for donors to contribute
ety of The Colonial Dames of America in House: A Home for All. In that book, Fowl- to the effort. At its meeting on May 18,
the state of South Carolina purchased er argued that octagonal houses offered 1897, the New Hampshire chapter of the
the building, saving it from demolition. more light, ventilation and interior space NSCDA voted to “have the historic land-
Within a year, it was opened to the public than comparable four-sided homes. The ing place of Mason’s colonists at Odio-
as a museum. For information, www.pow- Octagon House’s original floor plan close- rne’s Point suitably marked” and at their ly resembled one published in the 1853 next meeting appointed a committee to
edition of Fowler’s book. It consisted of raise the funds for the marker and the
Homes For a New Nation four rooms separated by wedged-shaped work began. The goal was $2,000, and
Dumbarton House (1799), spaces on each floor, with a central stair- the society voted to provide $50 in “seed
Washington, DC case positioned directly beneath the money” to get the fundraising underway.
home’s cupola. The monument was dedicated on Octo-
Dumbarton House serves as the head- The home was significantly damaged in ber 21, 1899.
quarters of the National Society for the the great earthquake of 1906 but sur- The Settlers monument is one of many
Colonial Dames of America. Built in vived the post-earthquake fires only similar monuments erected by NSCDA
1799, it became the home of Joseph because it was located two blocks west of societies along the eastern seaboard. It
Nourse and his family, who lived there the firebreak. was moved to the cemetery in 1955
from 1804 to 1813. Nourse was the first In 1914, the house was purchased by because of beach erosion which has since
Register of the US Treasury and main- Pacific Gas and Electricity as a possible been corrected by the Army Corps of
tained his role through the first six presi- site for a future substation, though, ironi- Engineers. In 2007, it was reinstalled on
dents before being removed by Andrew cally, PG&E never electrified the home its original site with a scenic vista over-
Jackson. Charles Carroll was the next during its 27-year ownership. In May looking the Gulf of Maine within what is
occupant and named it “Belle Vue”; Car- 1954, after renovations overseen by now Odiorne State Park.
roll sheltered First Lady Dolley Madison Charles Warren Perry, former chairman For information, https://www.greata-
at the house on August 24, 1814, when and dean of the School of Architecture at
she had to flee the White House during the University of California, Berkeley, thomson-memorial-at-old-odiorne-
the burning of Washington. pointe-cemetery/.
Photos courtesy National Society of the
As the city expanded, the house was Colonial Dames of America

42 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

Confederate Statue Becomes Point Of Controversy In Louisiana

By Robin Miller, from the courthouse. The Allen monument was Paris in the 1920s. Gregory ument, and she did it with the
The Advocate Does the fact that Gregory, erected in 1962, commissioned learned her craft from the best sources available to her at the
by the West Baton Rouge Civic living sculptor of the day, time.”
BATON ROUGE, LA. (AP) — who died in 1990 at age 86, cre- and Garden Club with $15,000 Antoine Bourdelle, who had
It could be argued that the his- ated this public sculpture from the state. Allen, for whom studied and worked with Cast in Paris, the 26-foot
torical significance of the make it something more than a the city is named, owned Allen- Rodin. bronze monument was erected
Henry Watkins Allen monu- tribute to a Confederate officer dale Sugar Plantation and the in 1955 in Bienville Plaza near
ment in Port Allen lies in the and slave owner? many slaves who worked there. A native of New Orleans, the Union Passenger Terminal
woman who created it: Angela After the Civil War, he escaped Gregory attended Newcomb and later moved to a small
Gregory. “Yes,” said Angelique to Mexico City, where he died College, then studied for two park near the French Quarter.
Bergeron, director of the West at age 45 in 1866. years with Bourdelle. She
A sculptor of extraordinary Baton Rouge Museum. But, she returned to New Orleans and On Bienville’s left is Father
talent, Gregory made her name added, “its story could better be Following a protest at the at age 25, received her first Athanase Douay, the monk
in the art world during a time told at the museum.” Allen statue, the Port Allen commission: the pelicans on who accompanied the explorer
when the field was dominated City Council recommended it the facade of the Orleans Par- on his expedition. On his right
by men. “We could tell the whole story be moved to the museum. ish Criminal District Court is a Native American.
in context,” Bergeron said. “We building.
Her work graces the State don’t want to forget the past; “To those he enslaved for “This is where artistic merit
Capitol, a district courthouse we want to look honestly at the many years, he was no hero,” She was commissioned in the comes in,” Penrose said. “There
and university campuses. She past.” Clerice Lacy Carter, a Port 1930s to sculpt eight of the 22 has to be a way to tell the story,
also crafted a series of Black Allen resident who’s led recent portraits of people important maybe with a plaque with
sculptures, the most well- In addition to his service to calls for the statue’s removal in Louisiana history on the Bienville’s biography on the
known of which is the bust of a the Confederacy, Allen served told council members. “The façade of the State Capitol, as monument.”
young woman, “La Belle as Louisiana’s 17th governor museum would be a better well as the brass pelicans on
Augustine,” and her “Planta- late in the Civil War. He was place to tell his story, the good, the circular railing in the cen- In June, a small group of pro-
tion Madonna,” depicts a plan- wounded in the face at the Bat- the bad and the ugly.” ter of the capitol’s Memorial testers removed a bust of
tation worker with her chil- tle of Shiloh, and his leg was Hall. McDonogh, a slave owner and
dren. shattered in the Battle of However, the West Baton educational philanthropist,
Baton Rouge. Rouge Parish Council, which At the beginning of World and tossed it in the Mississippi
But now some of her work, has authority over the statue, War II, Gregory worked as an River. The bust has since been
including that of the Allen stat- “This statue wasn’t mass-pro- rejected the idea. assistant architectural engi- recovered, but the city hasn’t
ue, the New Orleans’ monu- duced like so many Confeder- neer for the Army Corps of returned it to the park across
ment to Bienville and a bust of ate monuments,” Bergeron Bergeron said the West Baton Engineers in New Orleans from City Hall.
John McDonogh in the Cres- said. “It’s an Angela Gregory, Rouge Museum has struggled designing camouflage. She
cent City, has come under fire and her artistic representation with interpreting the difficult also created bas-relief murals Malcolm Suber, one of the
during this summer of racial of him has a lot more to say. history of slavery since the for the Louisiana National organizers of Take ‘Em Down
unrest following the death of He’s seated and pensive. He’s first Allendale slave cabin was Bank in Baton Rouge, now NOLA, said McDonogh’s phi-
George Floyd in Minneapolis. holding his hand to his face, moved to its Court Street The Gregory restaurant in the lanthropy cannot be separated
where he received the facial grounds in 1976. Watermark Hotel on Third from his time as a slave owner.
Protesters have toppled the injury, and he’s sitting down, Street.
Duncan Plaza statue of holding his cane because of his “But the directors who came “He got his wealth directly
McDonogh, a slave owner, toss- leg injury.” before me started us on a path Then came a commission from the exploitation of the
ing it into the shallow water of researching and telling the from the Louisiana Purchase African people,” he said.
along the Mississippi River’s Former museum director full and compelling story of our Sesquicentennial Commission
bank. Calls also have been Julie Rose proposed in 2015 rich historical and cultural for the Bienville monument Penrose said it was painful to
made to remove the monument that the statue be moved those heritage,” she said. “Louisi- depicting New Orleans’ found- see photos of the toppled
of Bienville for his treatment of few blocks to the museum. ana’s complex history does not er, Jean-Baptiste Le Monye, McDonogh monument, because
Indigenous people and the easily fit into the box of the Sieur de Bienville. it was one of Gregory’s works.
statue of Allen, a brigadier “The way that Angela Grego- national narrative. Despite the
general in the Confederate ry depicted him makes the popular opinion of others, Loui- “Angela did meticulous “But I understand why it
army. Allen monument very valuable siana has always been ahead of research on all of her works,” happened,” she said. “I’ve been
and opens it up for questions,” the curve.” said Nancy L. Penrose, author doing a lot of thinking about
In Port Allen, the West Baton said Rose, author of Interpret- of A Dream and a Chisel: Loui- what should be done with these
Rouge Parish Council rejected ing Difficult History at Muse- She thinks the Allen monu- siana Sculptor Angela Gregory, monuments that are so hurtful
the idea of moving Allen’s stat- ums and Historic Sites. “Angela ment could be Gregory’s nod to 1925-28. “She spent five years in many ways, and in this
ue to the local museum, voting Gregory didn’t choose a power- Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker,” researching the Bienville mon- regard, they’re unfinished,
to leave it at its location across ful depiction. She chose a which points to her training in because they don’t tell the
deflated man.” whole stories about the men in

Disputes Over Christopher Columbus Statues Play Out In Court

By Pat Eaton-Robb, and exploitation of native peo- Chester, New York, using a 1892 have filed a state lawsuit ly believe they own the statue
Associate Press ples in the Americas. hammer or other object to against its removal. and are responsible for erect-
knock the head off the statue. ing it and the others in the
CONNECTICUT (AP) — Dis- Over the past two months, The Italian-American Heri- state.
putes over what to do with Columbus statues have been Police have a warrant to tage Group of New Haven also
statues of Christopher Colum- removed throughout the coun- charge Ambrose with desecra- wants to excavate the base of Although they did not put up
bus in Connecticut have result- try and in Connecticut cities tion of property, first-degree the statue for a box with docu- the statues, the Knights of
ed in both civil and criminal including Hartford, New criminal trespassing and sixth- ments they say may include Columbus believe that society
complaints. Haven, Bridgeport, New Lon- degree larceny, but said he has conditions imposed on the city needs to have a “civil debate on
don, Norwalk and Middletown. not yet been taken into custo- at the time it was erected. these issues and not settle dif-
Sculptures of the explorer dy. ferences with mob violence and
were erected in the Nineteenth Some, including the statue in City officials, who are seeking destruction,” he said.
and Twentieth Centuries Bridgeport, were removed by They said their investigation to dismiss that lawsuit, have
across the state, which has a officials who said they want to showed he later tried to sell said they are considering He also said his organization
large Italian-American popula- protect them from potential the nose from the statue. options, including the possibil- has no intention of changing
tion, but many were taken vandalism. ity of moving the monument to its name.
down this summer following Ambrose does not have a list- the Knights of Columbus
widespread racial injustice On July 4, a man broke the ed phone number and could not Museum in New Haven. “No, our name was inspired
protests that began following head off the Columbus statue be reached for comment. by Columbus as a great Catho-
the killing of George Floyd at in front of Waterbury’s city But Joseph Cullen, a spokes- lic explorer and as a symbol of
the hands of Minneapolis hall. The Columbus statue in New person for the Roman Catholic triumph over the oppression of
police. Haven was removed on June fraternal organization founded Catholics and immigrants,” he
Police released footage Tues- 24 by city officials after peti- in New Haven in 1882, said said. “Our name stands for
Demonstrators have targeted day of that incident to the tions were circulated calling they plan to turn their muse- helping those in need, combat-
the statues because they say Waterbury Republican-Ameri- for it to come down. But a um into a pilgrimage center ing racism and defending peo-
the Italian explorer was can newspaper. Authorities say group claiming to represent and would have no room for a ple of faith from discrimina-
responsible for the genocide the video shows 22-year-old close to 200 descendants of statue. He said many incorrect- tion.”
Brandon Ambrose, of Port those who gifted the statue in

9-Foot Tall Christopher Columbus Statue
To Remain On Ohio Statehouse Grounds Until At Least 2025

COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) — A “We want to make good deci- and statues dedicated to Con- delayed action is unwarranted calling him a symbol of the
statue of Christopher Colum- sions that are not necessarily federates and other historical for a statue whose removal is conquest and subjugation of
bus will not be removed from based on the moment of the figures who repressed or “long overdue.” indigenous people. Columbus,
the grounds of the Ohio State- day but long-term,” House oppressed other people. Ohio’s capital, quietly canceled
house until at least 2025, offi- Speaker Larry Householder “We must remove our city’s its Columbus Day holiday
cials said Thursday. told reporters after the meet- A statue of the explorer locat- remaining Christopher Colum- beginning in 2018.
ing. “These are historical ed on the campus of Columbus bus statue to further demon-
The 9-foot-tall, copper statue grounds. This is forever.” State Community College was strate our commitment to com- Dozens of other statues in
of Columbus, in place since removed June 19 and the one bating the lingering racism honor of Columbus have also
1932, will remain erected in The decision will allow any in front of Columbus’ City Hall and oppression resulting from come down around the country
front of the Statehouse in the group or individual to submit a was removed July 1 and placed his legacy,” Hearcel said in a as nationwide protests took
largest city that bears the proposal to the board for the in storage. statement. “Citizens around place in response to the May 25
explorer’s name until a formal removal of the Columbus stat- Ohio do not condone divisive- killing of George Floyd in Min-
process for removal is under- ue, but the process to get final “We do not seek to erase his- ness and egregious injustice, neapolis.
gone by the agency that man- approval will take a period of tory, but to make an intention- and do not want to see symbols
ages the grounds. five years, meaning the earliest al shift in what we visibly of oppression on their public Householder told reporters at
the statue could be removed honor and celebrate as an properties.” this point he would not be
In its first meeting since Janu- will not be until sometime in institution,” Columbus State inclined to support the removal
ary, one prompted by divisions of 2025. Board of Trustees President Householder called removal of the Columbus statue.
the sculpture, the Capitol Square Anthony Joseph said upon of both the other statues “knee
Review and Advisory Board The meeting to discuss the announcing the removal. jerk reactions,” that did not “Nobody’s perfect, the Repub-
voted to draft rules for the first removal of the statue comes as allow for all parties to weigh lican lawmaker said. “I always
time that would outline a policy two others have fallen in the State Senator Hearcel F. in. look at all of these historical
of removing a statue or monu- namesake city in recent weeks Craig, a Columbus Democrat figures in the light of their
ment off of Capital Grounds — as the nation faces a racial who sits on the board, voted in There has long been debate accomplishments, more than
but with a long timeline. reckoning over the monuments favor of the new statue-remov- across the nation over the whether they are a perfect
al rules Thursday, but he said Columbus’ legacy, with some human or not.”

July 31, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 43

Ole Miss Moves Confederate Statue From Prominent Campus Spot

By Emily Wagster Pettus being abandoned. Americans. alumni. Because of a student-led effort,
JACKSON, MISS. (AP) — A Boyce said a recent survey The statue at Ole Miss was a As a student, Hudson gave the university in 2015 stopped
Confederate monument that’s flying the Confederate-themed
long been a divisive symbol at with ground-penetrating radar gathering point in 1962 for peo- tours to prospective students Mississippi flag. A groundswell
the University of Mississippi showed that bodies are buried ple who rioted to oppose court- through an “ambassador” pro- of support from business, reli-
was removed Tuesday from a close to the surface. ordered integration of the uni- gram. She said ambassadors gious, education and sports lead-
prominent spot on the Oxford versity. were generally told to avoid the ers recently pushed legislators
campus, just two weeks after “I feel excavating within the Confederate statue, but she once to retire the flag.
Mississippi surrendered the last walls of the cemetery presents a In February 2019, a rally by ended up near it.
state flag in the United States significant risk of disturbing outside pro-Confederate groups Since 2016, the university has
with the Confederate battle remains,” Boyce said in a state- at the monument prompted Ole “Those conversations were installed plaques to provide his-
emblem. ment. “This is a risk I am not Miss basketball players to kneel hard, especially as a Black stu- torical context about the Confed-
The marble statue of a salut- prepared nor willing to take.” in protest during the national dent trying to convince other erate monument and about
ing Confederate soldier was anthem at a game later that day. Black students and their fami- slaves who built some campus
taken to a Civil War cemetery in The University of Mississippi Student government leaders lies that they belong here,” Hud- buildings before the Civil War. A
a secluded area of campus. Stu- was founded in 1848, and the voted two weeks later for a reso- son said Thursday. “You’re plaque installed at the base of
dents and faculty have pushed statue of the soldier was put up lution asking administrators to standing a few feet away from the Confederate statue said
the university for years to move in 1906 — one of many Confed- move the monument to the cem- an object that tells them that such monuments were built
the statue, but they have said in erate monuments erected across etery, where Confederate sol- space wasn’t made for them.” across the South decades after
recent weeks that their work the South more than a century diers killed at the Battle of Shi- the Civil War, at a time when
was being undermined by ago. loh are buried. The University of Mississippi aging Confederate veterans
administrators’ plan to beautify has worked for more than 20 were dying.
the cemetery — a plan that crit- Critics say the statue’s location One of the student senators years to distance itself from
ics said could create a Confeder- near the university’s main sponsoring that resolution was Confederate imagery, often amid “These monuments were often
ate shrine. administrative building has Arielle Hudson of Tunica, Miss., resistance from tradition-bound used to promote an ideology
A draft plan by the university sent a signal that Ole Miss glori- who graduated this year and donors and alumni. The nick- known as the ‘Lost Cause,’ which
indicated that the burial ground fies the Confederacy and glosses has been selected as a Rhodes name for athletic teams remains claimed that the Confederacy
will have a lighted pathway to over the South’s history of slav- scholar. She said Thursday that the Rebels, but the university had been established to defend
the statue. It also said head- ery. her joy at knowing the statue retired its Colonel Reb mascot in states’ rights and that slavery
stones might be added to Con- was moved was tempered by 2003 amid criticism that the was not the principal cause of
federate soldiers’ graves that The state College Board on concerns about the university’s bearded old man looked like a the Civil War,” the plaque says.
have been unmarked for June 18 approved a plan to move elaborate cemetery plan. Hud- plantation owner. In 1997, “Although the monument was
decades. Ole Miss Chancellor the monument. The decision son said she was pleased to hear administrators banned sticks in created to honor the sacrifice of
Glenn Boyce said Tuesday that happened amid widespread that Boyce abandoned the head- the football stadium, which Confederate soldiers, it must
the plan for headstones was debate over Confederate sym- stone plan but she wishes he largely stopped people from also remind us that the defeat of
bols as people across the United had done it without having to be waving Confederate battle flags. the Confederacy actually meant
States and in other countries pressured by hundreds of stu- The marching band no longer freedom for millions of people.”
loudly marched through the dents, faculty members and plays “Dixie.”
streets to protest racism and
police violence against African

Virginia’s Plan Is To Cut Apart, Reassemble Richmond’s Lee Statue

RICHMOND, VA. (AP) — The ument. would require cutting the Northam ordered the removal Lee statue has been blocked at
state of Virginia plans to Meanwhile, the state has metal “along original casting of the statue because of the least temporarily by a court
remove the large statue of joints or along the edges of cast pain that gripped the country injunction.
Confederate Gen. Robert E. been figuring out how it could elements or sculpted folds.” over the killing of George
Lee on Richmond’s Monument deconstruct the 13-ton sculp- The firm said the entire pro- Floyd, a Black man who died An amended complaint lays
Avenue by cutting it into three ture, which depicts Lee riding cess will leave “little evidence in police custody in Minneapo- out the family history of the
sections and then reassem- a horse. of cutting and reassembly.” lis. plaintiff — a descendant of a
bling it elsewhere. couple who were among the
A state review board recently One section of the sculpture Floyd’s death sparked global grantors of the land the statue
The Richmond Times-Dis- approved a plan that calls for a includes the base and horse’s protests against racism and now sits on, which eventually
patch reports that statue’s crane to remove the 21-foot legs. Another would be the police brutality and led to a re- became state property.
removal still depends on a statue from its 40-foot pedes- horse’s body and head as well examination of statues and
court’s approval. A judge tal. The bronze statue would as Lee’s lower body. The third monuments of historical fig- The lawsuit alleges that the
recently halted removal plans then be taken apart because section would be Lee from the ures around the world. plaintiff, 69-year-old William
after a lawsuit was filed it’s too tall to go under bridges. waist up. C. Gregory, would face “irrepa-
against taking down the mon- Because of a lawsuit, the rable harm” if the statue were
Conservator B.R. Howard Virginia Governor Ralph planned removal of Richmond’s removed.
Conservation said the removal

Columbus Monument Supporters Alaska City Relocates Russian Colonist Statue To Museum
File Suit, Seek Injunction
SITKA, ALASKA (AP) — An “We are disappointed that, the museum is a better location
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — public sentiment was sparked Alaska city will relocate a statue against the backdrop of an over- for the monument.
Workers have removed a Con- by the death of George Floyd, of a Russian colonist accused of whelming wave of desecration
federate monument that a Black man who died in police enslaving Alaska Natives while and demolition of monuments to Hal Spackman, executive direc-
stands outside a county court- custody in Minneapolis. the area was under Russian con- historical figures during mass tor of the Sitka Historical Society
house in the western North trol two centuries ago. protests in the United States, the Museum, said “placement in the
Carolina city of Asheville. Many Confederate statues sculpture of the chief ruler of museum promotes a respectful
were erected decades after the Assembly members in Sitka on Russian settlements in North compromise in a difficult, some-
The Citizen-Times reports Civil War, during an era when Tuesday night approved moving America, erected in 1989, never- what divisive discussion. In fact,
that the monument was taken Southern states were crushing the statue of Alexander Baranov, theless fell under the decision to the museum already has a didac-
down Tuesday morning. attempts to achieve equality an early Nineteenth Century dismantle,” Russian Ambassador tic panel in the proposed space
for Black people. governor of Russian Alaska, to Anatoly Antonov posted on the which relates the story of early
The monument outside the inside the Sitka Historical Soci- Embassy’s Facebook page. Russian-Tlingit conflict and
Buncombe County courthouse County and city officials ety Museum. It’s currently locat- reflects the Tlingit view of that
honored the 60th Regiment have also called for the cre- ed outside the Harrigan Centen- Antonov said the assembly’s conflict and resulting resolution.”
and Battle of Chickamauga. ation of a task force to come up nial Hall, a civic center. decision did not take into
with a plan for a monument account the Russian-speaking The relocation will be overseen
The city of Asheville recently that honors Zebulon Vance. He Albert Duncan, a Sitka resi- community, but Russia didn’t try by a committee including three
took down a monument to was a Buncombe native and dent and Alaska Native, asked to block moving the statue. assembly representatives, three
Confederate Gen. Robert E. North Carolina governor dur- the assembly to remove the stat- Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal
Lee that stood downtown. ing the Civil War as well as a ue “that causes me, and many of “We abstained so that we Council representatives and a
US senator. my people, to feel unwelcomed would not be accused of interfer- representative of the Sitka His-
Confederate monuments are here. And it still causes grief, ing in internal affairs once torical Society, the resolution said.
coming down throughout the The Vance monument stands pain, and it reminds us of our again,” he said.
American South in the wake of in downtown Asheville. It was historical trauma.” The cost and funding of the relo-
protests against racism and recently shrouded from view. The resolution approved by the cation will be determined when
police brutality. The wave of Sitka, founded by Baranov in assembly to move the statue con- the committee meets, Sitka
1804, was the base of opera- demned Baranov’s actions, espe- municipal administrator John
Kentucky County Votes To Keep tions for fur traders with the cially toward Alaska Natives, Leach said.
Lee Statue At Courthouse Russian-American Company, of including “directly overseeing
which Baranov was chief man- enslavement of Tlingit and Aleut The assembly’s decision to move
MURRAY, KY. (AP) — County the statue’s removal, including ager. The period was marked by people to hunt fur mammals to the statue came a day after the
officials in western Kentucky a resolution from the Murray bloody skirmishes among the near extinction; violation of city council in Seward, Alaska,
have decided to keep a century- City Council asking county Russians, the Tlingits and rival Native women, families and law; voted to demolish the Jesse Lee
old Confederate statue at the officials to “expeditiously traders from Britain’s Hudson murder; and theft of indigenous Home, where the Alaska territo-
community’s courthouse. remove and relocate” the mon- Bay Company. property -– often justified under rial flag was designed, sewn and
ument. a theory of racial and cultural first flown. The flag, designed by
The Paducah Sun reports the In 1808, Sitka became the cap- superiority.” a 13-year-old Aleut resident of
Calloway County Fiscal Court The county’s resolution says ital of Russian America, and it the home, Benny Benson, later
voted unanimously Wednesday the monument was erected was the site where Russian Sitka Mayor Gary Paxton said became the state flag with state-
to leave the statue of Confeder- simply to honor residents who transferred ownership to the in an email to The Associated hood in 1959. Benson is believed
ate Gen. Robert E. Lee where it fought for the Confederacy and United States in 1867. Press that he supported the reso- to be the only Indigenous person
stands. not “as several have argued, for lution but not the wording. to design a state flag.
the purpose of promoting con- The decision to move the stat-
The decision came despite tinued oppression.” ue immediately drew the ire of Paxton said he agrees the stat- The Jesse Lee Home had fall-
calls over the last six weeks for the Russian ambassador to the ue relocation is a positive action en into disrepair with disuse in
United States. for the city and its residents and the last half century.

44 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 31, 2020

New Jersey-Made Clock To Lead Bodnar’s August 5 Sale
“The Barnes family clock needs moved their family to Bridge August 5 to the highest bidder. estate jewelry of 14K, 18K, ster- ter in Edison, where the firm
to find a new home,” an email Town, N.J., around 1790, and The sale will be conducted ling silver and designer jewelry. regularly sold more than 3,000
stated about a month ago. This Aaron continued to work along- online on Liveauctioneers. Pre- The jewelry sale is a selection of lots in a three-ring auction with
led to the pickup of an impor- side his father, with his first views by appointment are in three local estates and will also more than 500 people always in
tant New Jersey clock slated for clocks being signed “Aaron Bro- South Brunswick, N.J., and be offered with no reserves. All attendance.
the August 5 online-only auction kaw, Bridge Town.” He took over absentee bids may be left as bids start at $10.
that Bodnar’s has put into play his father’s business upon his well. This sale also features “We want to keep our custom-
since COVID-19 has stopped death in 1826. more than 250 lots, including Bodnar’s has moved all auc- ers and employees safe, and
live auctions in New Jersey. more than 30 other clocks and tions to an online format for the online is working,” said Bodnar.
Since 1825, the clock has been a Aaron Brokaw was certainly the contents of a local watch- foreseeable future with two-day “I miss my full staff and custom-
hand-me-down to the eldest son not the last of this respected maker’s estate packed with auctions offered every other er base, but until we see guide-
for more than five generations. family of clockmakers — his watchmaker and clock parts and week. “We still do not have guid- lines or a vaccine, I don’t see us
With the eldest son moving out uncle Cornelius Miller and cous- tools. Jade and jewelry highlight ance from the Edison board of going back to the way we were
of state, and none of his family in Kennedy Miller were also this sale as well. This is a part of Health on how we can re-open,” with a standing, unsocially dis-
interested in the close to clockmakers of note. Kennedy a two-day event with day two said Bodnar. Bodnar’s was run- tanced format.”
200-year-old clock, he believed it Miller also worked in Elizabeth- featuring more than 300 lots of ning its live auction at the New
was important to sell it in New town, so it may have been too Jersey Convention & Expo cen- The online sale also features a
Jersey and hopefully keep it many clockmakers in one place live broadcast where items are
local. “When we came to pick it that prompted Isaac Brokaw to shown in the box lots as sold and
up, it was running in the foyer of move to Bridge Town. have Liveauctioneers calling
their North Jersey home,” said during the sale. This keeps the
Joseph Bodnar. “The time Clocks made by these three feeling of being at a live event,
stopped at 5:49, recording that generations of clockmakers are according to Bodnar. “It is the
we were late for our pick-up elegant, stylish and of the finest best scenario for what we can do
time appointment.” quality. in these circumstances. The only
problem we are having at this
What makes this clock impor- Aaron Brokaw fought with the time is getting the same amount
tant is the family of its maker. Middlesex Militia (Middlsesex of lots sold that we have handled
Aaron Brokaw was from an County, New Jersey) in the War in the past. What used to be
illustrious line of colonial clock- of 1812 and was married to Eliz- 3,000 lots sold in a day now
makers. His grandfather and abeth Tucker (1774-1854). He takes a month. We are adapting
namesake Aaron Miller (died continued to make clocks after this new normal. We converted
1777) was a clockmaker of some his father’s death in 1826 and our warehouse on our property
note in Elizabethtown, N.J. Mill- may also have worked with his to a showroom and now are con-
er had lived in New York before younger brother John Brokaw, ducting by-appointment-only
setting up his business in Eliza- who is known to have trained previews the two days before the
bethtown. The New York Gazet- under their father as well. Aaron auction — one person at a time
teer (November 23, 1747) Brokaw died on December 18, previews to keep everyone safe.”
described Miller as “a clockmak- 1853, and is buried in Rahway
er in Elizabethtown [who]… Cemetery. For information, 866-349-7378
makes and sells all sorts of or
clocks after the Dutch manner… This clock will be offered on
he likewise makes compasses
and chains for surveyors.”

Miller produced a clock to hang
in the First Presbyterian
Church in Elizabethtown in
1759, which cost £10 5s 9p. Isaac
Brokaw, Aaron Brokaw’s father,
had been apprenticed to Miller
in about 1759. Isaac married
Miller’s daughter Elizabeth in
1764. On Aaron Miller’s death in
1777, Isaac Brokaw inherited
Aaron Miller’s clock-making

Aaron Brokaw would appear
to have taken up an apprentice-
ship under his father from the
1780s. Isaac and Elizabeth

Norman Rockwell Museum Reopens With New Exhibits
STOCKBRIDGE, MASS. — tion is especially poignant at this working on five or six projects at
After being closed since mid Photo of a study for “Murder in Mississippi (Southern Jus- moment since 2020 marks the a time, Rockwell ignored other
March, the Norman Rockwell tice)” 1965. This is a photograph of a color study initially 100th anniversary since women commissions. The result was an
Museum has reopened. Visitors done by Norman Rockwell. It shows that Rockwell initially were formally given the right to intensive five-week session in
will find enhanced safety precau- tried painting a more “complete” painting by including vote, a cause to which Rose which he produced charcoal pre-
tions and protocols and are Deputy Price and his associates in the image. Norman O’Neill (1874-1944) was strongly liminaries, an oil color study and
encouraged to buy tickets online. Rockwell Museum Collection. ©1965 Norman Rockwell devoted. O’Neill worked tireless- the large final painting.
Once there, they will enjoy sever- Family Agency. ly to promote the right of women
al new exhibits, all of which will to vote by taking part in protests Rockwell conceived “Murder in
be on view through September. The New York Times, Ms Maga- growing up in Washington, DC, and speaking to groups, and by Mississippi” as a horizontal com-
Liza Donnelly: Comic Relief zine, CBS News, NBC, CNN, to her emergence as a New York- creating protest signs, magazine position to run across two pages.
Forbes, Fusion, Medium, Narra- er artist and activist. The artist’s illustrations and postcards fea- The young men would be pic-
Whether irreverent, ironic or tive, Politico, The Daily Beast, humorous, buoyant drawings turing her famous Kewpies. tured on the left page and Phila-
absurdly entertaining, cartoons Salon, The Huffington Post and provide much-needed comic delphia Deputy Price and the
do much more than make us Glamour, among others. She is relief in uncertain times, and This special exhibition is made posse of Klansmen wielding
laugh. Incisive by nature, these the creator of live digital draw- possible through the donation of sticks (it was later learned all
witty, intelligent reflections on ing and she has spoken interna- Rose O’Neill: Artist & artwork by the Rose O’Neill were armed with rifles and shot-
the human condition invite us, tionally and at the United Suffragette Foundation, an organization cre- guns) on the right. His next idea
with clarity and empathy, to Nations on behalf of Cartooning ated by her descendants. The was to do two separate vertical
engage with the things in life for Peace. “Rose O’Neill: Artist & Suffrag- artworks were donated to Nor- pictures — the first showing the
that we sometimes may rather ette” is a special permanent col- man Rockwell Museum in 2018 civil rights workers and the sec-
not confront. This exhibition explores the lection installation in support of in an ongoing effort to preserve ond showing the Mount Zion
organic evolution of Donnelly’s the Norman Rockwell Museum’s O’Neill’s legacy and inform the Church. Rockwell hired local
For Liza Donnelly, hand-drawn desire to express herself and to mission to present the art of public of the life and work of one architect Tom Arienti to draft a
lines are a means of launching engage with the world through illustration and showcase the the most influential illustrators church steeple, but later decided
political movements or calling drawing, tracing her transforma- power of visual images to shape of the Twentieth Century. against including the church.
leaders into account, of question- tion from a painfully shy child and reflect society. This exhibi-
ing the way we live our lives and Norman Rockwell: Murder On July 16, 1964, The New York
finding common ground. “I don’t in Mississippi Times ran a story titled “A 2nd
really think a cartoon can change Body Is Found in the Mississip-
someone’s mind,” she says, “but In 1964, after “The Problem We pi.” A saved copy of the story,
it can start a dialogue.” An All Live With” ran in Look maga- found among Rockwell’s refer-
accomplished cartoonist, writer, zine, Rockwell received many ence materials, establishes that
and visual journalist, Donnelly letters criticizing his choice of he had the June 21, 1964, mur-
believes that humor can open subject, but irate opinions did ders in mind long before begin-
the door to new ways of seeing, not stop him from pursuing his ning work on his painting in
connecting us in ways that words course. In the 1965 painting, March 1965. Archival materials
alone cannot. “Murder in Mississippi,” he illus- included in this exhibition
trated the Philadelphia, Miss., explore Rockwell’s process and
Donnelly’s cartoons and visual slaying of civil rights workers references used in creating the
essays are inspired by the world Michael Schwerner, Andrew final work.
around her. They have been fea- Goodman and James Chaney.
tured in The New Yorker, where The Norman Rockwell Muse-
she has been a contributing art- The anatomy of this particular um is at 9 Route 183. For infor-
ist and writer since 1979, and in work illuminates Rockwell’s pro- mation or to purchase tickets,
cess. Veering from his habit of 413-298-4100 or

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