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Issue 2020 02 21


Radical: Italian Design1965–1985 INDEXES ON
Newsstand Rate $2.00 Published byThe Bee Publishing Company, Newtown, Connecticut PAGES 36 & 37

HOUSTON — Like many others, I was introduced to the
Italian Radicals through the movement’s prodigal, com-
mercially driven successor, the Memphis Group. I will
always remember the first time I encountered an example
of Memphis design, thumbing through an old auction cata-
log in my nascent days as I jostled back and forth on a
Metro North train en route to an internship. I took those
catalogs everywhere, trying to learn the forms. I remember
turning the page — my gaze narrowing and teeth grinding
— overcome with emotional disgust at the sight of a Peter
Shire chair. How much it reminded me of the 1980s, as if it
were salvaged from the set of Saved by the Bell.
I was incredulous at the prices. “Don’t people
have taste?” I thought.
Although I committed a considerable amount
of time to those catalogs, I can say with hon-
esty that I do not remember a single other
impression from those days like I remember
that Shire chair. The memory remains so lucid
because of its ability to draw a very real emo-
tional response. I proclaimed non-
sense: from the colors to the jux-
taposed geometric shapes to the
very fact that many of these
things seemed — in the most
basic sense — unpalatable. I very
much hated that chair, but at the
same time, I demanded answers.
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Panel by Archizoom Associati, circa 1969.
Paint on panel. The Dennis Freedman
Collection. Photo by Kent Pell.

“MGM” table lamp by Lapo Bin-
azzi, UFO, designed 1969, made
circa 1975. Aluminum, enamel
“Monumentino da Casa” by and bulb. The Museum of Fine
Alessandro Mendini, 1974. Arts, Houston, the Dennis
Wood and Formica. Freedman Collection,
The Dennis Freed- Museum purchase
man Collection. funded by the Caroline
©1974 Estate of Wiess Law Accessions
Alessandro Men- Endowment Fund.
dini. Photo by ©1969 Lapo Binazzi
Kent Pell. (UFO). Photo by Brad Bridgers.

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Xiomáro was not always a visual artist — a prior life saw him

working in entertainment law for musicians while performing

with his own band. That all changed when cancer knocked on

the door, and while he would win that battle, the artist was in-

delibly changed when during his recovery, he picked up a cam-

era and began snapping photos in the American West. “Since

I have a reprieve and another shot, let’s see if I can do things a

little differently,” he recently told Antiques and The Arts Weekly.

His curiosity eventually led him to an artist-in-residence pro-

gram at Weir Farm, a National Historic Site run by the US

Park Service on the border of Wilton and Ridgefield, Conn.,

dedicated to preserving the studio of American Impressionist

artist J. Alden Weir and the artists who created on that prop- Photo Barbara Cittadino
erty after his death. Xiomáro was given access to Weir Farm

unlike any other before him, and his new book, Weir Farm National Historic Site, offers the kind of photographic

visuals that you can savor. The book releases ahead of the US Mint’s “America the Beautiful” series, which puts

Connecticut’s first national park on the tail-side of the state’s latest quarter. We sat down with Xiomáro to learn

about his work at Weir Farm and other historic homes throughout the United States.

What year did you start your artist-in- the photos I took inside the buildings. I said they were there, you feel like you’re somewhere else. But it’s not far
residence at Weir Farm? welcome to them, but they didn’t come out well. For- from New York City or Danbury or Hartford.
tunately, the park staff also liked my photography, and
In 2011. The park was open, but the buildings were as a result they decided to formally commission me to There’s a good story about the pond.
not, the park service was in the process of renovating take proper pictures with the time and access I needed.
them. The buildings opened in 2014. Before that, The residency was pivotal in that way, I’m grateful for Next to painting, one of Weir’s largest passions in
people could come and walk the grounds and see the that program. his life is fishing. He’s a consummate fisherman. His
exteriors, but they could never go inside. painting, “The Truants,” won first prize at the Boston
What’s your favorite place there? Art Club in 1896, which came with $2,500 in prize
Tell me about the residency. money. And the first thing he decided to do with it
I liked the pond. It’s a very peaceful, beautiful place. is dig this pond, to have this pond built in walking
It changed my life, I had never even heard of an artist- The grounds themselves are very beautiful. When you’re distance from his home. And from there he stocked
in-residence program before it. I got an email one day
from the AAA, and they were recommending Weir it with fish, and then he had a dock built with a
Farm for a day visit. I had never heard about it be- boat and would go out there and fish. It goes to
fore. I went up there one summer day, and I took show you that as a creative person, Weir didn’t
a tour to get a handle of the landscape. During the just stop within the parameters of his canvas, he
tour, they kept mentioning the artist-in-residence took his creativity to the landscape and created
program, so that got my interest going. I thought that in his own image.
if I could get in, it would give me a credential,
it would give me time to propel my interest in And it all could have been lost.
photography, it would give me a month living in
isolation in this park where I could really focus This place could have just been another devel-
and figure out what I wanted to do. So I got in opment. In 1963, a developer wanted to tear
and lived in this historic cottage at Weir Farm for it all down and put up a 100-resident develop-
a month, and I ended up just photographing the ment — they were going to rename Weir Pond
grounds, because I thought it was beautiful. Dur- and call it Thunder Lake. That would have
ing an in-studio visit, which is part of the residency, been so inappropriate.
a visitor walks in and it was Weir’s grandson. He
came and he looked at my work and he liked Xiomaro’s new book Weir Farm National Historic Site But it fortunately went the other
them. He could tell I was genuine in my apprecia- is available at way.
tion for the park and the buildings, able to detect
that from the nature of my photos. He asked me Yes, today they’ve restored the grounds the way
if I wanted to see the inside of the buildings, so it was during Weir’s time, even going so far as
he arranged it with the park service where two of to take down trees that weren’t there during his
their staff members met me up there on a Sunday life. In the book, we have photos side-by-side;
and they gave me a personal tour of the interiors. It my contemporary picture next to one taken
was fascinating to see these nearly empty rooms by 80 years ago, and they’re almost identical. It’s
myself and I took some photos of them. But they a rare thing. And it’s also rare among artists,
were more for my personal documentation, they there are few out there that are intact like the
weren’t properly taken. In fact, many of them came home of J. Alden Weir. It gives the opportunity
out bad, some of them were blurry, it was pretty to walk in the same places that he walked, and
dark in there and many of them were fast pictures. also his contemporaries like John Singer Sar-
A couple months after the residency ended, the gent, and to see the same things he saw and to
park contacted me and said they were interested in try to draw inspiration from the same scenery.

( continued on page 6 )

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Bronze by Edgar Degas titled
“Grand Arabesque,
Deuxième Temps”

Berthe Morisot’s “Apollon Révélant sa
Divinité à la Bergère Issé” (after François
Boucher), 1892 ($150/250,000).

Morisot, Van Gogh & Degas “Bald-Headed Orphan Man, Facing Right”
To Lead Freeman’s Fine Art Auction by Vincent van Gogh ($120/180,000).

PHILADELPHIA — On Feb- — a striking late work com- ist’s creative development. It of ballet’s most challenging 1947) ($30/50,000).
ruary 18 at noon, Freeman’s pleted in the fall of 1892. The depicts Adrianus Jacobus Zuy- poses. As Degas preferred to Along with Nineteenth Cen-
will conduct its inaugural painting is one of two paint- derland, a 72-year-old pen- work in clay and all his bronze
auction of European art and ings that Morisot copied after sioner of an almshouse who castings are posthumous, the tury works, Old Master paint-
Old Masters at its brand new François Boucher, an Eigh- would become van Gogh’s most present work is an interesting ings will be well represented
2400 Market Street location. teenth Century artist she par- frequently used model. Here, piece showcasing the artist’s through a rare and iconic
The 50-lot sale will showcase ticularly revered and studied. van Gogh captures a certain ability to capture all the woodcut of “The Rhinoceros”
Continental and British So distinctly rococo in theme sense of pride in the down- strength and delicacy of the ($12/18,000) by Albrecht
works spanning from the Six- and technique, the present trodden old man, perhaps ballerina’s pose in a three- Dürer (German, 1471-1528), a
teenth to the early Twentieth work made an impression on revealing a sense of his own dimensional work. striking copy of a lost devo-
Century. A variety of medi- Claude Monet, who insisted on calm defiance. Other, less- The sale will also showcase tional piece by an artist in the
ums will be featured, includ- including it in the artist’s ret- posed versions of the orphan numerous Nineteenth Century circle of Quentin Massys the
ing early prints and works on rospective show in 1896. It man can be found in the collec- landscapes, including an unusu- Elder (Dutch, 1466-1530)
paper, paintings and sculp- later inspired his famous tion of prestigious museums, ally large Venetian vista by ($40/60,000) and a bountiful
ture — some being important “Nymphéas” series. This paint- including the van Gogh Muse- Rubens Santoro (Italian, 1859- still life by David de Coninck
rediscoveries by celebrated ing remained in the Morisot um in Amsterdam. 1942), which depicts Saint (Flemish, 1644-1701) featur-
artists such as Niccolò family’s collection until it was A bronze by Edgar Degas Mark’s Basilica in the distance ing jewel-toned fruits, ani-
Codazzi (1642-1693) women purchased by the present titled “Grand Arabesque, ($50/80,000), as well as two mals and architectural ele-
artists Giovanna Garzoni owner from the artist’s grand- Deuxième Temps” Dutch scenes by Willem Koek- ments in an extensive
(1600-1670) and Emilie Prey- son, giving it impeccable prov- ($120/180,000) will also be koek (1839-1895) ($50/80,000 landscape ($20/30,000).
er (1849-1930), Armand Guil- enance. featured in the sale. Pur- and $25/40,000). Other land-
laumin (French, 1841-1927) chased from Alex Maguy Gal- scape paintings of international Viewing is set for Friday,
Max Liebermann (1847-1935) Also on offer will be “Bald- lery in 1966 by the grandpar- repute will include a landscape February 14: 10 am to 5 pm;
and Montague Dawson (Brit- Headed Orphan Man, Facing ents of the present owner, the by Danish artist Peder Mørk Saturday and Sunday, Febru-
ish, 1890-1973). Right” by Vincent van Gogh sculpture has never been seen Mønsted (1859-1941) ary 15-16: noon to 5 pm; and
($120/180,000). Completed in at auction before, remaining ($20/30,000) and a newly Monday, February 17, 10 am
One of the highlights of the The Hague in January 1883, in the same family’s collection unearthed painting of a chapel to 5 pm; by appointment only
sale will be Berthe Morisot’s the charcoal drawing follows until the present date. The in Valdai County by Russian the morning of the sale.
“Apollon Révélant sa Divinité the artist’s move from his work presents a carefully mod- Symbolist painter Nikolai Kon-
à la Bergère Issé” (after Fran- hometown in Etten — an eled dancer in arabesque, one stantinovich Roerich (1874- Freeman’s is at 2400 Market
çois Boucher) ($150/250,000) important moment in the art- Street. For additional informa-
or 267-414-1214.

Folk Art Museum
Examines American Perspectives

NEW YORK CITY — The tory of lacemaking using exam-
exhibition “American Perspec- ples found in Nineteenth Cen-
tives: Stories from the Ameri- tury portraits, followed by a
can Folk Art Museum Collec- workshop in which students
tion” will be on display at the will learn to work the founda-
American Folk Art Museum tional stitch of bobbin lace,
(AFAM) through May 31. The known as cloth stitch or linen
exhibition will showcase some stitch, to create a little sampler
seventy stellar works, all care- in cotton thread.
fully culled from the museum’s
collection by Stacy C. Hollander, On March 7, April 7, and May
former deputy director and 2, the free “Families and Folk
chief curator of AFAM. Begin- Art” program will introduce
ning in 2021, the exhibition will children and their caregivers to
travel to additional venues in folk art through interactive,
the United States. discussion-based tours. An art-
making activity inspired by
“The artworks on view in exhibition objects is included.
‘American Perspectives’ will
reveal multiple narratives,” A panel discussion, “Encom-
said Jason T. Busch, director of passing America: Identity,
the museum. “Stacy’s research Immigration, and Museums¸” is
has led to new discoveries about scheduled for April 14. Speak-
our collection and builds on the ers will address how immigra-
deep level of scholarship that is tion has shaped our national
closely associated with her identity, and the implications
work as a curator. With Stacy’s for museums as they expand
engaging organization, visitors who is included in their Ameri-
will see these objects in a new can Art installations.
On May 4, the inaugural Eliz-
Divided into four sections, the abeth and Irwin Warren Folk
exhibition includes paintings, Art Symposium will bring
needlework, pottery, quilts and together scholars from a variety
sculpture. Artworks in the exhi- of disciplines. This daylong
bition correspond to such symposium will highlight and
themes as nationhood, freedom, examine objects and historical
immigration, tolerance and events depicted in “American
intolerance, opportunity and Perspectives.”
legacy, and offer firsthand testi-
mony to chapters in the unfold- See the museum website for a
ing and ongoing story of the full schedule of events.
United States.
The American Folk Art Muse-
On February 25, teaching art- um is at 2 Lincoln Square
ist Elena Kanagy-Loux will (Columbus Avenue at West 65th
lead a discussion about the his- Street). For more information, or 212-

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Andrew Jones Auction Has Collections
Curated By Designers

Collection of 13 hand-painted wallpaper panels from the series “Les Vues du Bré-
sil,” mounted as a floor screen, Zuber & Cie, Paris, each panel 126 by 21 inches

Pair of George III brass bound mahogany dining room urns on pedestals, attribut-
ed to Gillows of Lancaster, fourth quarter Eighteenth Century, 67¾ inches tall

500 Lots Will Be Offered February 23

LOS ANGELES — Andrew hardstones, included a William this collection is a set of 13 pieces, including a freeform
Jones Auctions will present its IV goncalo alves table sur- Zuber wallpaper panels, “Les sculpture, 1990 ($500/700), in
first-ever auction of Collections mounted by a decorative inlaid vues du Brésil” ($4/6,000). The this auction,” Jones said.
Curated by Designers of Dis- hardstone top and centered by selection of versatile Khotan The interior of a Beverly Hills “Kim,” bronze sculpture by
tinction on Sunday, February the Doves of Pliny ($4/6,000). carpets in soft color palettes residence designed by Hendrix Robert Graham (American,
23, online and in the gallery, The dining room featured a can work quite well in contem- Allardyce incorporated an 1938-2008), 1984, number 6
starting at 10:30 am Pacific suite of English furniture, porary and traditional interi- international selection of pieces from an edition of 6, 79 inch-
time. The auction comprises including a pair of George III ors. that blended harmoniously to es tall ($25/35,000).
500 lots of antiques and fine mahogany urns and pedestals reflect the personality of the produced a deeply personal and
art. by Gillows of Lancaster Therien was an advocate of homeowner. A rare pair of beautiful home. The pair of
($4/6,000). clean design, influenced by Bal- North Italian neoclassical wal- French gilt bronze mounted
“We’re proud to have been tic and North European style. A nut and marquetry commodes Chinese porcelain potpourri
chosen to offer six important The collection also includes a Swedish Empire parcel gilt are in the manner of Giuseppe vases and covers ($10/20,000),
collections of antique furniture, number of monumental Chi- mahogany mirror by Pehr Gus- Maggiolini, circa 1800 with mounts attributed to
Asian works of art, decorative nese jadeite and hardstone tav Bylander, early Nineteenth ($15/20,000), Alfred Beurdeley, are jewel-like.
and fine art above all other Cal- carvings, highlighted by a pago- Century ($1/1,500), is really a The collection also includes A single related example is in
ifornia auction houses,” said da censer ($/6/8,000). The Bev- reflective piece of sculpture. several early Chinese pottery the Rothschild Collection at
company president Andrew erly Hills residence featured a Moving centuries forward, a works and ceramics, led by two Waddesdon Manor. Equally
Jones. “The arbiters of style Steinway art case model B Danish Modern teak-and-leath- large Tang dynasty models of exquisite is a Cartier silver gilt
that assembled these collec- grand piano ($15/25,000); their er folding Guldhøj stool by Poul warriors ($4/6,000). By con- mounted marble pendule à cer-
tions have put their signature Rancho Mirage home, a Bosen- Hundevad ($600/800) features trast, there is untitled, 2000, a cle tournant timepiece
on the aesthetic thread of each dorfer model B225 black lac- a design inspired by a Scandi- set of three glazed stoneware ($12/18,000).
while reflecting the character of quer grand piano ($15/25,000). navian Bronze Age folding chair wall slabs by Jun Kaneko (Jap-
the individual owners.” found in southern Denmark. anese, b 1942) ($10/15,000). The Martin collection features
Craig Wright is another pro- Also included is a German several works of sporting and
Turkish-born Kalef Alaton ponent of classic forms and has The home of Pat and Jerry baroque gilt-and-black maritime art, including a paint-
(1940-1989) is widely regarded influenced West Coast interior Epstein was decorated with pol- japanned chinoiserie-decorated ing by Antonio Jacobsen (Dan-
as one of the biggest influences design through his design stu- ish and sophistication by James bureau cabinet, possibly Dres- ish/American, 1850-1921) that
on Californian residential inte- dio, C.M. Wright, and his shop, Lumsden to highlight their col- den ($20/30,000). The decora- captures a famous moment in
riors in the 1980s. His feel for Quatrain. From his personal lection of modern and contem- tion relates to the work of Mar- yacht racing history — Ameri-
antiques and ability to mix collection comes a mix of porary art, which features ten tin Schnell (1685-1740) and ca’s Cup, Volunteer vs. Thistle,
styles, colors and textures was antique and modernist furni- works by their friend, Robert pieces that he had made for pal- 1887 ($30/50,000).
unparalleled. He created ele- ture, from richly upholstered Graham (1938-2008). “Kim” is a aces of Augustus the Strong.
gant, timeless interiors, includ- seating to the clean lines of a large-scale bronze figural work Property from the San Fran- Previews will be conducted in
ing that for Yasuko and Maury Russian Neoclassical Karelian by Graham from an edition of cisco estate of Francis A. Mar- the gallery at 2221 South Main
Kraines of Beverly Hills, with a birch writing table expected to six ($25/35,000). Pat Epstein tin III, curated by Steven Volpe, Street, February 22-24, 10 am
focused aesthetic on fine Eng- hit $3/5,000. Wright was one of (1924-2015) was an accom- reflects a partnership between to 5 pm Pacific time. For more
lish antiques. Alaton’s selection the first decorators to embrace plished sculptor in alabaster, collector and decorator that information, 213-748-8008 or
of occasional tables of exotic the stately power of Russian marble and mixed media. “We
woods, some inlaid with Italian design. Another highlight of are fortunate to have six of her

Denver Art Museum Announces 2019 Acquisitions & Gifts

DENVER — During 2019, the Denver the museum’s holdings extends the lection. The department also received historical ideas and techniques in con-
Art Museum (DAM) enhanced the DAM’s longstanding commitment to cre- the gift of a print by Ethiopian American temporary art.
breadth and depth of its collection ating and maintaining a diverse collec- artist Julie Mehretu. A recent purchase
through a variety of major acquisitions, tion that reflects the community and was Raqib Shaw’s “The Sun King Suite,” The Petrie Institute of Western Ameri-
encompassing both purchases and gifts provides access and insight into cultures 15 works on paper depicting fantastical can Art acquired several historic works
from generous museum supporters. This from around the world and through the creatures and ornamental details. as well as more contemporary pieces.
ongoing refinement and development of centuries. Key 2019 acquisitions includ- James Earle Fraser’s “The End of the
James Earle Fraser, (American, ed works by women artists and artists of The department of architecture and Trail,” one of the most iconic images of
1876–1953), “The End of the Trail,” color, continuing to enlarge the range of design acquired a number of works rang- the American west, was given to the
modeled in 1894, cast about 1919, voices represented and expanding the ing from contemporary furniture that museum by Henry Roath. British-born
bronze, gift of Henry Roath, 2019.22. scope of stories that can be told through walks the line between art and design to Thomas Hill moved to California in 1861
the DAM’s collections. collections of posters by Steve Frykholm and set up a studio in the Yosemite Val-
at Herman Miller and the International ley. Also acquired with funds from Roath,
Highlights include a gift of 44 works on Union of Students to several designs by this large Hudson River School–style
paper from the collection of Dr Esmond noted Italian modernist Gio Ponti that painting is among the earliest of Hill’s
Bradley Martin; two paintings by Den- will be on view in an exhibition devoted depictions of the region. E. Irving Couse,
ver native Jordan Casteel; and Wendy to Ponti when the newly renovated Mar- a founding member of the Taos Society of
Red Star’s “Accession” series, a signifi- tin Building reopens. Artists, is best known for interior scenes
cant addition to the DAM’s Native Arts of poetic Native American subjects dra-
department. In 2019, the modern and The Asian art department added both matically lit by firelight, as seen in
contemporary art department welcomed historic and contemporary artworks to “Husking Corn.” The use of local props,
its first acquisition of a work by Abstract its collection during the past year. It the attention to human anatomy and
Expressionist artist Olga Albizu, who received the gift of a fahua ware jar with grace of form and the lack of markers of
was active in both Puerto Rico and New celestial figures from the estate of Wil- the modern world are all hallmarks of
York City. Other works acquired by the liam Kistler Coors. Born in India, artist Couse’s academic practice. This paint-
department include two paintings by Shohini Ghosh now lives and works in ing, a gift from George and Hilda Nan-
Denver native Jordan Casteel, which Colorado. She says her sculpture, Senti- carrow, came to the museum in the origi-
were displayed at the DAM in “Jordan nel, which is composed of human, dragon nal, artist-designed frame.
Casteel: Returning the Gaze,” Casteel’s and bovine elements, represents the per-
first major museum exhibition. Artist sonification of divine feminine creative The Denver Art Museum is at 100 West
John DeAndrea gave a major work to the power in balance with nature. The acqui- 14th Avenue Parkway. For information or
DAM, “Nude with Black Drape,” the sition of this piece is one example of the a more extensive list of 2019 gifts and
third work by the artist to enter the col- Asian art department’s commitment to acquisitions,
display works showing the continuity of or 720-865-5000.

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 5

Posters Auction Will Feature 520 Rare And Iconic Works

NEW YORK CITY — The 80th Monterey Pop Festival, 1967,
auction from Poster Auctions by Tom Wilkes (1939-2009).
International (PAI) includes an
array of designs: black images, land”) ($2/2,500). Benglia, 1928, by Paul Colin (1892-1986). F. Champenois / Reverie, 1897, by Alphonse
circus and Wild West, San Fran- As always, transport posters Mucha (1860-1939).
cisco rock, World War I, early for bicycles, aviation and auto-
Israeli designs and iconic works mobiles are featured. Highlights
from Jules Chéret, Leonetto include the ethereal Cycles Lithographs, Maquettes & Books Will Be Auctioned
Cappiello, Alphonse Mucha, Gladiator by an unknown artist On February 23 By Poster Auctions International
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and ($25/30,000), Penfield’s Orient
more. Cycles ($8/10,000), Mazza’s
Milano Circuito Aereo Inter- Dame aux Camelias Lauro’s Trouville ($8/10,000), Picasso, Bernard Villemot and
The auction will be conducted nazionale ($14/17,000) and Phi- ($30/35,000), both designs for Loupot’s Plantol and PKZ / Andy Warhol.
live in PAI’s gallery at 11 am libert’s rare Claire de Lune / Job 1898 ($7/9,000; 1896 Burger-Kehl & C. (both
EST and online at www.poster- Michelin ($4/5,000). $17/20,000) and F. Champenois $12/15,000) and Schnacken- Public viewings are being con- For collectors of Art Nouveau, / Reverie with text ($17/20,000). berg’s Deutsches Theater ducted daily through February
treasures abound. Bonnard’s Similarly, the Belle Epoque ($8/10,000). 22.
Jack Rennert, PAI’s president, ebullient France-Champagne works of Toulouse-Lautrec
said, “These images are vital continues to delight include Ambassadeurs / Aristide Modern and contemporary The gallery is at 26 West 17th
expressions of the concerns, ($20/25,000); Bouisset’s Bruant and Confetti (both designs will also be available, Street. For additional informa-
delights, interests and cultural maquette for Chocolat Menier / $40/50,000), Salon des Cent including works by Keith Har- tion,,
trends of a particular place and “Rialta” shows another take on ($30/35,000), L’Aube ing, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo or
time. The posters in this auction 212-787-4000.
cover the years 1865 to 1968,
with estimates ranging from the wall-writing girl ($17/20,000) and La Vache
$600 to $90,000 — there is truly ($12/15,000); 18 works from Enragée ($20/25,000).
something for everyone.” Chéret dazzle, including his Choice Art Deco images are
two-sheet Palais de Glace also included. A total of 38
For Black History Month, the ($6/7,000) and Folies-Bergère / works from Cappiello range
auction will begin with 41 black Loïe Fuller ($5/6,000); and from the most beloved to the
images, many of which are from Orazi harkens grandeur with rarest: Cachou Lajaunie
the Keith Williams collection. Théâtre de Loïe Fuller ($2/2,500), La 15HP Bellanger
Ranging from pejorative to ($20/25,000). ($15/20,000), “Ca-bloc”
luminous, they reveal the sever- Alphonse Mucha continues to ($7/9,000) and a maquette for
ity of racism in early advertis- reign supreme with 30 Art Nou- Cognac Monnet ($30/40,000).
ing as well as the later celebra- veau designs. Notable quartets Further works include Cas-
tion of black icons, including include the large-format 1896 sandre’s Étoile du Nord
Josephine Baker. Notable lots Seasons ($40/50,000) and his ($17/20,000), Dupas’ Bal des
include Paul Colin’s reverential illustrious Precious Stones Étudiants ($40/50,000),
portrait of the French-Algerian ($70/90,000). His most iconic Kauffer’s Flight / Daily Herald
actor Habib Benglia in his 1928 works will also be available: La (smaller format) ($30/40,000),
Benglia ($3/4,000) and a touch-
ing World War I recruitment ad,
Colored Man is No Slacker

A total of 30 more than World
War I posters are featured:
mostly American designs, and
all powerful. Of particular note
are Christy’s Gee!! I Wish I Were
a Man ($1,4/1,700) and several
works by Flagg, including Wake
Up, America! ($6/8,000) and I
Want You for U.S. Army

Decades later, America experi-
enced the rock ‘n’ roll revolution
and a new wave of poster design.
Experimental imagery broad-
ened possibilities, such as Tom
Wilkes’ Monterey Pop Festival
($4/5,000), Rick Griffin’s The
Doors (“Pay Attention”)
($1,2/1,500) and Randy Tuten’s
Jefferson Airplane / Quicksilver
Messenger / Santana (“Winter-

High Museum Exhibits Large-Scale
Sculptures By Ghanaian Artist Paa Joe

ATLANTA, GA. — The High Joseph Tetteh Ashong (b 1947), ished and those who survived suf-
Museum of Art presents, “Paa also known as Paa Joe, who is one fered the spiritual death of per-
Joe: Gates of No Return,” an exhi- of the most celebrated fantasy manent displacement and
bition organized by the American coffin makers of his generation. dehumanization.
Folk Art Museum featuring a Recalling his figurative coffins —
series of seven large-scale, paint- or abeduu adekai (“proverb The seven imposing sculptures
ed wood architectural sculptures boxes”) — these architectural selected for the exhibition are
representing Gold Coast fortress- models allude to the lives of the among a group of 13 models that
es, which served as way-stations dead in their forms and motifs. were commissioned from Paa Joe
for millions of Africans sold into Though not actual coffins, the in 2004 and 2005 by the late art-
slavery and sent to the Americas sculptures in the exhibition refer ist, collector and art dealer
and the Caribbean between the to the fortress sites as embodying Claude Simard. The generous
Sixteenth and Nineteenth Centu- vessels of death. Once enslaved scale and high contrast of these
ries. The exhibition will be on people were forced through these sculptures evoke the style of Paa
view through May 31. “Gates of No Return,” they start- Joe’s fantasy coffins. The artist
ed an irreversible and perilous created this body of work after
The sculptures were created by journey during which many per- several visits to each of the Gold
Ghanaian artist and craftsman Coast sites, which include the
Christiansborg Castle in Accra
Paa Joe, “Cape Coast Castle, 1653 Sweden, 1665 Britain” and Fort Gross–Friedrichsburg in
(2004-2005 and 2017). Princes Town.

In addition to the seven sculp-
tures on view, the exhibition fea-
tures archival documents and
recordings that provide context
for the artist’s creative process
and give points of entry into the
history of these charged historical
sites, including photographs and
short films by filmmaker Benja-
min Wigley and art historian
Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, curator of
Ghana’s 58th pavilion for the
2019 Venice Biennale.

The High Museum is at 1280
Peachtree Street NE. For infor-
mation, or 404-

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6 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

A bird’s-eye view of J. Alden Weir’s studio. Xiomáro shot this by climbing up on a water tower that is closed to the public.
He notes that the workspace is virtually intact since Weir died in 1919.

( continued from page 1 ) away by then, was artist Mahonri Young, and he I’ve also been doing work with the site of George
married Weir’s daughter, Dorothy Weir, who was Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown, N.J.
How does Weir come to own the a legitimate artist in her own right. But Young There’s also the home and office of Frederick
farm? was a well-known sculptor, his grandfather was Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park.
Brigham Young, second president of the LDS There’s the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfel-
Probably the real estate deal of the century. Church and first governor of Utah. So he was low, I’ve photographed his residence. It’s in
There was a fellow named Erwin Davis. He was often commissioned by the Church of the Latter Cambridge, because he taught at Harvard, so I
a wealthy mine-owner, but he was also an art Day Saints to create monuments that would photographed specific parts of the house that
lover. And having this disposable income, he was be installed in Utah. One of them, “This is the inspired specific lines of poetry. It gives people
able to hire Weir to go to Europe and scout out Place,” is the largest sculpted statue in Utah. So an insight into how a work was created. An-
works of art that Weir would buy on his behalf. it’s more than just Weir, it continued with this other home was William Floyd, a mysterious
It was also a way for Weir to make extra money. second generation. And then there’s a third gen- founding father, he signed the Declaration of
During that same time, Davis bought the prop- eration after that, Sperry Andrews, who bought Independence and was a general that served
erty that we now know as Weir Farm. He bought the property from Mahonri Young. Andrews was under George Washington. But unfortunately
it because it was very close to the Branchville also an artist. And today it continues through the British took over most of Long Island where
railroad station that goes directly into Manhat- the residency program. It’s a place that, for well his home was located and most of his personal
tan, so while the property was out in the middle over 100 years, has been creating art continu- effects have been destroyed and lost. His home
of nowhere, he could get to the city fast, which ously. is significant because it’s one of the few planta-
is where he did business. A couple years later, tions in the Northeast, and we know for a fact
Weir gets married and starts looking for a prop- And you have worked with other that Madison and Jefferson used to frequent that
erty. At the same time, Weir buys a painting for National Parks and historic house.
himself for $560. We’re not sure what it was, but homes.
Davis saw this painting and said he had to have So it seems like your work creates
it. They struck a deal where Weir gave the paint- I’ve probably worked with a dozen differ- a modern visual context to illumi-
ing and $10 to Davis, and in return he received ent parks at this point. Sagamore Hill, like I nate historical creation.
this 153-acre farm. Weir had an apartment in mentioned, which also served as Roosevelt’s
the city, but this was great, he could get away Summer White House. That’s on Long Island. Yes, I think that’s a large part of it. History, at
and paint. So Davis got that painting, Weir got least when I learned it, was kind of dry. It’s hard
the farm, and there we are. to imagine what life was like back then. So when
I take the photographs, I want people to see into
I wonder what that painting was. their life. In the book I have a closeup of the
doorknob to Weir’s bedroom, and we know that
We don’t know. There are various perspectives, it’s the same one he touched. In Sagamore Hill, I
differing accounts describe it featuring a flower photographed the very room that Roosevelt slept
and another describes it as a vegetable.
in. And I took a lot of photographs of his bath-
What impression does being in room, looking at the shower and toilet that he
an artist’s environment impart? used. It takes it to a whole new place, beyond
the presidential Teddy Roosevelt, but Roo-
When you go to the museum, you see the sevelt the mortal. Or Weir the artist. That’s
painting, but you don’t get to see the loca- what it does to people, gives them a sense of
tion that the painting was painted. Now who these people were and how they lived.
that the building is open you can go in and
see the brushes that he used to paint. That’s a Xiomáro’s new book, Weir Farm National Historic
moving experience. Site, is available at

And Weir wasn’t the only artist —Greg Smith
there, right?
To be released in April, 2020 as part of the US Mint’s
A lot of people don’t know, but his son-in-law, “America the Beautiful” series, Connecticut’s next state
who he actually never met because he had passed
coin will feature it’s first National Park, Weir Farm.

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High School Teacher’s Collection
Comes Up At Flying Pig Auction

A sample of the vintage Bakelite pins and pendants.

Nearly 2,000 Pieces Of Vintage
Bakelite Jewelry & Items

A sample of the hundreds of vintage Bakelite bangle bracelets. tell” sessions from the Berk- Flying Pig Antiques is at 867
shires to Cape Cod and, more Route 12, 13 Industrial Park
WESTMORELAND, N.H. — jewelry and utilitarian items, recently, online. Drive. For information, email
The late Elaine Tenerowicz was plus vintage handbags that will [email protected]
a beloved career Western Mas- be offered with no exclusions at Tenerowicz’s family believes or call 603-543-7490.
sachusetts high school teacher Flying Pigs Antiques’ unre- that it would have been her wish
Vintage Bakelite utilitarian with a passion for history, served internet auction on that others will now have the
items, including a figural research and collecting. Her March 2 at 6 pm. opportunity to acquire what it
wine opener. many collections included vin- took a lifetime for her to assem-
tage and costume jewelry, hand- All who knew Tenerowicz ble. Her collection will be on dis-
bags, scarves, pottery and appreciated and recognized her play at Flying Pig Antiques Feb-
numerous other vintage special “eye” for and research ruary 21-24 and February 28
antiques and collectibles that ability in acquiring vintage and through March 2 during shop
caught her fancy. At the center eclectic items. As an educator, hours, 10 am to 5 pm. The auc-
of her collection were nearly Tenerowicz was passionate tion will be an internet-only sale
2,000 pieces of vintage Bakelite about sharing her knowledge through LiveAuctioneers, but
and was involved in “show & will also offer absentee and
phone bidding.

Civil War-Era Sword Finds A Home In Virginia Museum
By Cathy Dyson, hobbled until he found help. They wanted the artifact to Hill, a field hospital and an
Fredericksburg Gallahan believes the sword be safe and secure in a loca- observation point during the
Free Lance-Star tion where it could be seen by Civil War.
SPOTSYLVANIA, VA. (AP) Chewning used as a crutch is lots of people and among other
— A sword soon to be dis- the same one found in the articles of that period. Dougherty said the sword
played at the Spotsylvania church and recently loaned to will be displayed with an
County Museum was pulled, the Spotsylvania Museum. The agreement with the exhibit on the Battle of Spot-
not out of stone like Excalibur, Spotsylvania museum checked sylvania. It’s one of two Nine-
but from under the floorboards The historian suggests the off all those boxes, Gallahan teenth Century swords in the
of a historic church at Spotsyl- sword that almost killed said. The church still owns the museum’s collection.
vania Courthouse. Chewning — and caused an sword, but is loaning it to the
And, after spending parts of injury that plagued him the museum for display. He’s curious to know what
three centuries in some rest of his life — became a other treasures may be hidden
unusual places, the US Caval- treasured keepsake. When Struebing appreciated the in the area’s historic build-
ry saber manufactured during Chewning was buried in the fact the museum will acknowl- ings.
the Civil War is about to see Zion cemetery in 1912, Galla- edge the role Zion played.
daylight again, as soon as the han believes a friend, maybe a “Now everyone in Spotsylva-
museum opens in a new loca- fellow soldier, attended the “We’ve got a lot of history nia will be digging up their
tion — the red building on service and stashed the sword there,” she said about the floorboards to see what’s
Route 3 that was the former in the crawl space “as a fitting church, which was founded in underneath,” Dougherty said,
Lick Run Community Center. remembrance of his sacrifice 1859 and served as headquar- laughing. “You never know
“We’re ecstatic,” said muse- during the Civil War,” accord- ters for Confederate Gen. A.P. what you’re gonna find.”
um curator J. Terry Dough- ing to a paper about the sword
erty. “Any time we get a piece written by Gallahan and Pat-
of property that has a local rick Sullivan.
story, it helps us do a much
better job of explaining what However it got there, the
effect the war had on Spotsyl- sword remained hidden until
vania.” 1957, when Zion members
The museum may not be able found it as they replaced the
to explain how the sword, building’s original wide-plank
forged in 1862 at the Provi- floor.
dence Tool Co. in Rhode Island,
ended up in the crawl space of “It was in surprisingly good
Zion United Methodist Church condition,” according to the
in Spotsylvania. But church sword history.
historian Dennis Gallahan
has a theory, and it’s connect- A photo in The Free Lance-
ed to Charles R. Chewning, Star announced the discovery,
who fought with Company E of and a caption described the
the 9th Virginia Cavalry. sword as “rusty but still stur-
Chewning was a lifelong bach- dy.” Members gave it to the
elor who kept a dairy of his Rev. Cephas Haynes, a popu-
experiences during the Civil lar pastor who’d earned a Pur-
War, and he wrote about a ple Heart during World War II.
near-fatal injury during the
1862 Battle of Second Manas- When he died in 1976, his
sas. widow returned the sword to
He had emptied his pistol the church as a gift.
“into the fleeting mass of men
ahead” when a federal officer For the better part of the
rushed at him with his sword. next four decades, the sword
“He struck me hard on my sat atop storage cabinets in
left leg, cutting all the way to the pastor’s office.
the bone and knocking me to
the ground,” Chewning wrote. “We brought it out on special
“I pulled out Pa’s old horse occasions, such as Founder’s
pistol and shot him dead Day,” Gallahan said.
before he could strike me
again.” In 2015, church member Bob
Chewning was having trou- Scott mounted the sword on a
ble walking, so he picked up handcrafted display, but there
the officer’s sword “which was still wasn’t an appropriate
still wet with my blood” and place to display it. The blade
went back to its former resting
place — not under the floor,
but on top of the cabinets.

Barry Blakley, the current
pastor, said that wasn’t proper
for such a memento, and histo-
rian Gallahan and head trust-
ee Linda Struebing looked for
a suitable resting place.

8 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

Antonio Jacobsen, “An American Clipper Ship.” Courtesy
Rehs Galleries.
The Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will be conducted
at its new location, 5305 Airport Pulling Road.

New Location For Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

NAPLES, FLA. — Organizers of the Show is designed to meet the needs of tination, according to the show group.
Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show galleries and collectors alike. The Palm With abundant cultural attractions,
announced the show will return February Beach Show Group said that with its including museums, theaters and art gal-
21-25 and be conducted at a new location commitment to creating an environment leries, Naples, it said, is a proven destina-
— 5305 Airport Pulling Road. Organizers that fosters these relationships, it consid- tion for everyone from decorators to seri-
said the new venue is well known, per- ers Naples an important, world-class ous collector.
fectly positioned and will provide an market where prominent galleries are
enhanced and comfortable experience for exposed to a high-end, art buying public. The 9th Annual Naples Art, Antique &
exhibitors and attendees alike. Jewelry Show will feature the collections
This new location will enable the fair to of international exhibitors. Guests will
The new location is situated on the expand its offerings and audience out- have access to works of art, antique and
northwest corner of two of Naples’ most reach while maintaining its signature estate jewelry, furniture, porcelain, Asian
traveled roads, Airport Pulling and Pine appearance and high-quality exhibitor antiquities, American and European sil-
Ridge, and just 2 miles west of Exit 107 selection. ver, glass, textiles, sculpture, contempo-
on Interstate 75, offering convenience rary art and more.
with plenty of accessible parking, hotels “Our first priority is to accommodate
and restaurants in the immediate area. our community of exhibitors and collec- An opening night, invitation-only pre-
The newly renovated building and indoor tors. We are confident that our new loca- view party kicks things off on Friday, Feb-
restaurant will also add to the show’s tion will offer an unprecedented level of ruary 21.
ambience as visitors browse through convenience, ambience and amenities for
more than 40 domestic and international all that attend the Naples Art, Antique & General admission show days are Sat-
dealer booths. Jewelry Show,” said Scott Diament, presi- urday, February 22, 10 am to 6 pm; Sun-
dent and chief executive officer of the day, February 23, 10 am to 6 pm; Monday,
The Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Palm Beach Show Group. February 24, 10 am to 6 pm; and Tuesday,
Victoria Bridge silver epergne. February 25, 10 am to 4 pm.
Courtesy M.S. Rau Antiques. Naples is known for its high-end shop-
ping, world-class culture and sophisticat- General admission tickets are $20 (valid
ed dining, and is a renowned coastal des- for all general show days).

For information,

Robert Schweizer Collection Part II—

Pewabic, Murano & Gibson Bring Strong Prices For DuMouchelles

DETROIT, MICH. — DuMouchelles’ clay body, iridescent glaze boasting tur- Auction Action In Detroit, Mich.
January 17-19 live auctions featured quoise, copper and lavender tones and a
nearly 1,400 lots, offering a variety of art Medallion stamp (1910-1967) hammered $10,160 while an etching by Rembrandt
and antiques, with spirited bidding, as down at $7,440. The prices also reflected van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669) titled “The
many prices far exceeded the estimates. bidders taking into account some wear, Angel Appearing to the Shepherds” sold
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the due to the rarity of the pieces. for $7,440. A bronze sculpture by Emile
results of the auction — it reflected Louis Picault (French 1833-1915) titled
demand and enthusiasm for unusual, rare Professional blues guitarist Chuck Cole “Ad Lumen” or “Toward Enlightenment”
and high-quality items across all catego- (b 1942) joined DuMouchelles’ Wednesday and cast by Jollet et Compagnie finished
ries,” said Joan D. Walker, president of evening preview to jam on his 1968 Gib- at $6,820. A Steuben crystal butterfly
DuMouchelle Art Galleries. son, named “Willie B” after his first moth- sculpture flew to $9,920 while the jewelry
er-in-law. Cole played back up guitar on offerings were led by a 14K yellow gold,
This was the second round of sales several Muddy Waters recordings, headed ruby and diamond evening bag with inset
DuMouchelles conducted to sell the collec- up his own band and is an owner of C.L.C. watch, flanked by motif of wings with dia-
tion of local restaurateur Robert Schweiz- Records. After an entertaining evening of mond melee, circa 1900, with enough bling
er, with the spotlight on more than 60 art and music, on Sunday, many musi- to bring $7,620. Leading the decorative art
Pewabic pottery pieces. Schweizer had cians vied for “Willie B,” which finally offerings, a seven-piece Georg Jensen ster-
been a personal friend of Pewabic founder found its owner for $3,870. ling silver tea service in the “Cosmos” pat-
Mary Chase (nee Perry) Stratton. An early tern made $11,610.
Pewabic vase standing 8¾ inches tall, Other highlights with vigorous bidding
with a drip iridescent glaze boasting lav- from the floor, internet and phones includ- For more information, 313-963-6255
ender, sage green and turquoise tones, ed Louis Fuertes’ (American, 1874-1927) or
fetched $8,060 while a slightly taller, watercolor “Mallard,” which sold for
9½-inch vase with a hand-thrown white $12,400. A Murano glass bowl by Carlo
Scarpa (Italian, 1906-1978) achieved

Louis Fuertes’ (American, 1874-1927) watercolor “Mallard,” Leading a large group of Pewabic pottery from the Chuck Cole’s Gibson ES-335TD
including letters from the artist to the purchaser, Henry Schweizer collection was this early vase, 8¾ inches Semi-Hollowbody Guitar, “Willie B,”
Ledyard of Detroit, which sold for $12,400. high by 9 inches diameter, that fetched $8,060. 1968, Serial #910804, went for more
than a song at $3,870.

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 9

Cowan’s Offers Collection Of African Americana

Grafton Tyler Brown (1841-1918), “Mitchell’s Point, Looking
Down the Columbia” ($30/50,000).

CHICAGO — Cowan’s will Turner. “His reply has stuck Frederick Douglass walking stick, 1888 Harriet Tubman cabinet card by H.S. Squy-
offer Part I of The Road West: with me: ‘Forget about it. Imag- ($3/5,000). er ($10/15,000).
The Steve Turner Collection of es of African Americans are as
African Americana at its Chi- rare as hen’s teeth.’ I would find Steve Turner Collection,
cago salesroom on February 20. over the next two decades that Part I, Details The Long,
Part I of this collection features he was unfortunately right, but Hard Road Toward An
more than 300 lots illustrating with hard work, good luck and
the history of African Ameri- a few dollars, I was able to put Integrated America
cans and their role in settling together a collection that will
the western frontier in the hopefully shine a brighter light 1892. Despite her fame, there this walking stick. The stick is Lincoln’s Emancipation Procla-
Nineteenth and early Twenti- on the lives of these pioneers.” are remarkably few photo- decorated on the collar with mation ($10/15,000); the second
eth Centuries. graphs of Tubman, who retired strawberries, symbolizing righ- cookbook ever published by an
The Turner collection tells the from public life immediately teousness and spiritual merit African American, What Mrs.
“This important collection story of achievement, participa- following the Civil War. Just six in Christian art ($3/5,000). Fisher Knows About Old South-
helps document the tragedies tion and pursuit of the Ameri- studio portraits of her are ern Cooking ($6/8,000); an
and triumphs of the too often can dream by these western known to exist and of those, The top lot of the auction is archive of a Buffalo Soldier in
forgotten African Americans pioneers. Photographs, manu- this photo is the largest, giving expected to be an oil on canvas the 10th Cavalry ($5/7,000);
who transcended racial stereo- scripts and other relics depict viewers the clearest and most by Grafton Tyler Brown (1841– and a scarce 1922 first edition
types to redefine the American the everyday lives of artists, detailed look at her determined 1918) titled “Mitchell’s Point, of Events of the Tulsa Disaster
dream in the west,” said Wes attorneys, barbers, boxers, cow- gaze ($10/15,000). Looking Down The Columbia ($4/6,000).
Cowan, vice chairman of Hind- boys, musicians, soldiers and River.” Born in Harrisburg,
man Auctions, Cowan’s parent more. The walking stick of Frederick Penn., in 1841, Brown moved to Also featured will be posters,
company. “It is the result of the Douglass (1818-1895) is anoth- California in 1858, where he photographs and other ephem-
dogged, determined vision of Among these pioneers, none er lot expected to bring a great became California’s first Afri- era from the civil rights move-
Steve Turner, whom I’ve known are more famous than the Buf- deal of attention from collec- can American city view artist ment and the Black Panthers.
for many years. We’re thrilled falo Soldiers. Part I of the Turn- tors. During the last decade of and lithographer. As a prolific
to bring this material to mar- er collection features a group of his life, Douglass traveled fre- and talented topographic artist The auction will be conducted
ket.” images of the famed Buffalo quently to give speeches all and lithographer, he created at Hindman’s Chicago sales-
Soldiers, including a full-length across the United States. In images that showcased the nat- room, 1338 West Lake Street,
Steve Turner is perhaps most portrait of a soldier wearing a early 1888, Douglass embarked ural beauty and essential char- beginning at 10 am Central
widely known for his Los Ange- buffalo coat. The rare cabinet on a speaking tour of South acter of the developing frontier. time. The collection will be
les-based contemporary art gal- card should sell for $8/10,000. Carolina and Georgia. While in This painting depicts a breath- available for preview at Cow-
lery, but he has spent his entire Charleston, S.C., he was hon- taking Oregon river landscape an’s Auctions in Cincinnati on
life assembling an historical The story of African Ameri- ored by an African American as a group of Wisham Native February 13-14 and in Chicago
record of the American west. cans in the west is best under- militia unit calling themselves Americans make camp along on February 19 and prior to the
His focus on African Americana stood within the context of the the Douglass Light Infantry, the shore ($30/50,000). beginning of the auction on
began with a single photo at an great leaders who inspired who serenaded him at their February 20. For imore nforma-
antiques show in 1996. those who made the journey armory and presented him with Other lots of note include a tion, or 513-
west. One of the highlights of California imprint of President 871-1670.
“When I went to pay for the the auction is the last known
image, I asked the dealer to studio portrait of Harriet Tub-
offer me similar material when- man (1848-1905) taken in her
ever he came across it,” recalled hometown of Auburn, N.Y., in

Turner’s ‘Quest For Sublime’ Makes Sole US Appearance At Nashville’s Frist

NASHVILLE, TENN — The Turner Bequest and organized in effect of pure light. With approxi- Turner portrays climatic events abstract.
Frist Art Museum presents, cooperation with Tate, the exhibi- mately 75 works, the exhibition not only as compelling forces by The exhibition provides insight
“J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the tion will make its sole appearance conveys highlights in the British themselves, but also as settings
Sublime,” an exhibition of oil in the in the United States at painter’s career from the 1790s to and metaphor for historical and into Turner’s process and working
paintings, luminous watercolors Frist’s Ingram Gallery to May 31. the late 1840s, from dizzying modern dramas. Societal and methods by exploring sketchbook
and evocative sketches by Joseph mountain scenes and stormy sea- technological changes are cap- studies, works in progress and
Mallord William Turner (1775– Long admired for his ingenuity, scapes to epic history paintings tured as well, with images of watercolors at various stages of
1851), a central figure in the originality and passion, Turner and mysterious views of Venice. steamships and other suggestions completion and concludes with a
Romantic movement widely rec- strove to convey human moods of industry signaling the forth- section devoted to Turner’s fasci-
ognized as Britain’s greatest and the feeling of awe aroused by The Romantic movement of the coming machine age. The exhibi- nation with the sea.
painter and among the most high- nature’s immensity and power: its late Eighteenth through mid- tion also includes elemental imag-
ly regarded landscape painters in palpable atmospheres, pulsating Nineteenth Centuries arose in es of sea and sky, painted late in The Frist Art Museum is at 919
Western art. Selected from Tate’s energy, the drama of storms and response to the Enlightenment Turner’s life, which appear nearly Broadway. For more information,
disasters, and the transcendent emphasis on reason over emotion. or 615-

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Estate Archive Of Ronald Wilber
Highlights EstateOfMind Sale

Set of eight original pen/ink comic illustrations “Ship- Original pen/ink “Thor, Howdy Pal” comic
wrecked In Space” signed Wilber (Ronald “Ron” 1954-2016), Illustration, presentation from the estate of
one of 15 lots from the estate of the artist Ron Wilber.

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — 14K/18K Art Deco and modern A 14K Art Nouveau Lionette necklace with
EstateOfMind Auctioneers will wristwatches. Art Deco rings natural pearls and amethyst, circa 1900.
kick off the gallery’s new year will include an 18K diamond
with a 275-lot online auction ring of approximately 1 carat, of David Yurman 18K diamond E.L. Henry, Nineteenth Centu- Eighteenth Century, English
with absentee/phone bidding 14K aquamarine ring of earrings with lots of sterling ry. ebonized shelf clock signed
on February 22 beginning at 11 approximately 5 carats, .50- jewelry. Marriott London, Eighteenth
am EST. The auction will con- carat platinum diamond ring, a Notable accessories will Century, Art Deco Tiffany &
sist of the estate archive of 14K turquoise diamond ring, Artwork will include the orig- include 15 binder lots of New Co. desk clock, circa 1930, Mills
Ronald “Ron” Wilber (1954- 14K natural sapphire ring and inal pen/ink illustrations from York postcards, including many novelty trade stimulator, circa
2016), which will include ses- an 18K diamond ring of the estate of Ron Wilber, origi- real photo cards, circa 1900, a 1933, collection underground
sion one of his original pen/ink approximately .30 carat. nal pen/ink ‘Thor” signed Jack collection of hunting/fishing comics, circa 1970-80, original
graphic and comic artwork. Kirby 1969, pen/ink comic pin-backs, collection of English DuPont /Peter’s Ammo calen-
Wilber’s artwork has been pub- Also included will be a 14K cover art by Samuel Glanzman, tea caddies, Nineteenth Centu- dars, circa 1900.
lished in numerous publica- Art Nouveau Lionette Spider hand colored lithos “New York” ry Arts and Crafts hammered
tions, including Marvel, D.C., Web necklace, circa 1900, Vic- John Bachmann 1877, engrav- copper pieces, including Stick- Previews are currently in
EROS, Golden Perils Press, torian 14K slide pocket watch ing New York by Kummer- ley/Roycroft, Victorian bronze progress through February 20
Wildcat Books, etc. necklace, circa 1870, Islamic Dopler 1851, steel engraving cherub candle sconces, Renais- by appointment only.
Tasbih Baltic amber necklace, “Orbis Vetus” 1752, hand col- sance silver inlaid iron jewelry
Large lots of estate jewelry Eighteenth/Nineteenth Centu- ored litho Canal Boat signed casket from the Seventeenth/ For information, 845-386-
will be included in this auction ry, large lots of Southwestern 4403 or
from Victorian to Modern, American Indian jewelry, pair

New Haven Museum Talk February 18
Highlights First African American To Earn PhD

Dr Edward A. Bouchet, circa NEW HAVEN, CONN. — In developing a play, Dr. Edward class. He ranked sixth in his class Fair Haven, Conn., and he is bur-
1912. Courtesy New Haven 1876, New Haven resident Alexander Bouchet: A Man In at Yale, where his education con- ied in Evergreen Cemetery.
Museum. Edward Alexander Bouchet Full, about Bouchet, one of the tinued, and became one of the
became the first African Ameri- first African Americans to attend first six people in the United Ramsey was born in Baltimore,
can to earn a doctorate degree in Yale University. Ramsey notes he States to receive a doctorate in Md., and grew up in Roxboro,
the United States. On Tuesday, hopes to provide attendees with physics. N.C. It has been his ambition to
February 18, at 5:30 pm, play- “insight into a man who has been become a writer since childhood.
wright Calvin Alexander Ramsey lost to us for a very long time.” He Following college, Bouchet was He attended the Frank Silvera
will visit the New Haven Muse- will discuss how both the local unable to find a university teach- Writer’s Workshop and classes at
um to share Bouchet’s little- African American community ing position due to racial discrim- University of California, Los
known story and emphasize the and the white communities sup- ination. He taught physics and Angeles, and participated in
steadfast support of his parents ported Bouchet, and how he gave chemistry for 26 years at the other creative writing training
and members of the New Haven back “because so many presented Institute for Colored Youth (now opportunities. His first work, The
community along the way. him with an opportunity to reach Cheyney University of Pennsyl- Green Book, a one-act play about
Admission is free. above his head.” vania) in Philadelphia, resigning the difficulties African Ameri-
in 1902. He spent the next 14 cans faced while traveling during
Ramsey’s objective is to shed Bouchet was born in New years in a variety of teaching and the Jim Crow era, was a finalist
light on the overlooked and Haven in 1852. He attended the administrative jobs around the in the 12th Annual Last Frontier
sometimes missing pages of Afri- Artisan Street Colored School, country. Poor health forced him Theater Conference held in Val-
can American history, and says followed by New Haven High to retire in 1916. He returned to dez, Alaska.
his work is guided by the African School for two years, and trans- his childhood home on Bradley
proverb, “When an old person ferred to the Hopkins School, Street, where he died in 1918 at The New Haven Museum is at
dies, it’s like a library burning where he was named valedictori- the age of 66. His funeral was at 114 Whitney Avenue. For more
down.” Ramsey is currently an and graduated first in his St James Episcopal Church in information, 203-562-4183 or

Renwick’s Native Women Artists Get First Major Museum Exhibition

WASHINGTON, DC — these Native women and according to three overarching “Power” encompasses works
Women have been a predomi- establishes their rightful place themes: “Legacy,” “Relation- created for diplomacy and
nant creative force behind in the art world. ships” and “Power.” These influence to empower others
Native American art, yet their themes are a testament to the and for the empowerment of
individual contributions, for The presentation at the Ren- underlying purpose with oneself.
centuries, have largely wick Gallery includes 82 art- which Native women have his-
remained unrecognized and works dating from ancient torically made art and enable The Renwick Gallery is locat-
anonymous. In the first major times to the present, made in visitors to note variations in ed on Pennsylvania Avenue at
thematic exhibition to explore a variety of media, from tex- the works of art created for 17th Street N.W. For informa-
the artistic contributions of tiles and ceramics to sculp- similar purposes across time tion,
Native women, “Hearts of Our ture, time-based media and and Native cultures. or 202-633-7970, 202-633-1000.
People: Native Women Artists” photography. This exhibition
celebrates the achievements of is multilingual with wall text “Legacy” examines the way HOUSTON, TEXAS — The
and labels presented in the in which Native women artists Menil Collection presents
artist’s Native American or acknowledge their lineage by “Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Vision-
First Nations languages, as creating works that simulta- ary Architect, Drawings from
well as English, aiming to neously embody the experi- the Bibliothèque nationale de
present the works in the con- ence of previous generations, France,” an exhibition of 50
text of each artist’s own cul- address the present moment drawings by the draftsman and
ture and voice. “Hearts of Our and speak to the future. “Rela- architect who is now consid-
People: Native Women Artists” tionships” explores the con- ered to be one of the most
is on view at the Renwick Gal- cept of connectivity and reci- inventive artists of post-revolu-
lery of the Smithsonian Amer- procity that exists beyond the tionary France. The Menil Col-
ican Art Museum until May human world to include ani- lection is at 1533 Sul Ross
17. mals, plants, places and living Street. For information, www.
and nonliving elements. or 713-525-9400.
The exhibition is organized

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 11

Schmitt Horan & Co. Hosts
First Online Decorative Arts Sale

Carved gilt eagle with banner in the manner of William Shepherd.

MANCHESTER, N.H. — nontraditional auction format” sons and Neoclassical table Souter Johnny stoneware jug. Liberty & Co. Tudric clock
Schmitt Horan & Co. is hosting said Daniel Horan, company lamps by E.F. Caldwell & Co. , carved, fox-form Black Forest with polychrome decorated
its first online-only decorative owner and auctioneer. “Non- a Tudric “Tree of Life” mantel musical whip or crop hook and ceramic case featuring a swan
arts sale, already in progress traditional platforms are a clock by Liberty & Co., a num- an oil on canvas portrait of a pulling a chariot carrying a
and running to March 4. The requirement if one is to com- ber of paint-decorated items man in Napoleonic uniform. young woman and a rare Zach-
firm has long been known for pete in the digital environ- signed Peter Ompir, a carved, ary Taylor zappler clock.
its live biannual clock, watch ment, and our in-house online gilt eagle with banner in the There will also be a few deco-
and mechanical antiques sales, bidding platform offers us a big manner of William Shepherd rative clocks on offer, including For additional information,
long conducted in Manchester, advantage.” The sale is a and two Tiffany Studios clocks. a large Meissen-style table or 603-
and has within the last year departure from the firm’s usual clock, an early Nineteenth Cen- 432-2237.
launched periodic online auc- offerings and will provide a For those interested in earlier tury-style French mantel clock
tions of horological material. variety of decorative objects objects, the offerings will be
dating from the late Eigh- plentiful. Among the highlights
“The creation of our own pro- teenth to the early Twentieth are a Souter Johnny stoneware
prietary online bidding soft- Centuries. jug, a large, early Nineteenth
ware with no extra fees, to bet- Century sampler signed Judith
ter serve our clients, has Twentieth Century offerings Brown, an English silkwork
prompted our move into this will include Zodiac, Four Sea- picture, ceramic book flasks, a

David Hockney, Gorham Silver & More
At Clarke Auction Gallery On Feb. 16

LARCHMONT, N.Y. — Just most famous subjects,” said On offer will be this late Nineteenth Century Gorham David Hockney, “Celia Amused,”
about a month into 2020 and Clarke’s fine art specialist sterling punch bowl ($3/5,000), hand hammered, with 1979, lithograph, signed and
with gold and silver prices on William Schweller. Also on the matched Gorham sterling ladle. dated lower left, no. 28 from an
a high, things are on a roll at offer will be figural art, led by edition of 100, 40 by 30 inches.
Clarke Auction Gallery. Start- a signed Giorgio Zennaro (Ital- Robert Miller Gallery label
ing off the new year with a ian, 1926-1968) bronze affixed verso. From a Scarsdale,
bang, the Westchester auction abstract sculpture ($4/6,000), N.Y., collection ($8/12,000).
house has already ticked off large at 34 by 20 inches and
Asian abstract paintings and dated 1979. the glaze change colors in the interior. “What makes it all 2372 Boston Post Road. For
gentleman’s wristwatches at kiln. “I think this one was the more spectacular is its information,
its January 19 auction, among Antique carved marble gar- really nicely done. You have matched Gorham sterling or 914-833-8336.
many highlights. Next up on den statuary will cross the got a really natural progres- ladle,” she said. An expected
Saturday, February 16, at 11 block, including a life-sized sion from red to purple with standout in diamonds from a
am, will be an auction that statue of a satyr and maiden these little streaks of blue and Greenwich, Conn., estate is a
runs the gamut from David on stand having a nice aged pink in there. They are a nice 2.73-carat diamond and 18K
Hockney artworks to early patina, 62 inches tall; a signed pair of pieces, and they are yellow gold ring that was just
American Gorham silver and Pasquale Romanelli (Italian, also quite large.” sent out to the GIA for certifi-
nearly everything in between. 1812-1887) marble sculpture cation. At press time, Bria was
(both $4/6,000) and a signed Another highlight is a Chi- still inventorying for this sale,
“Our January sale was Cesare Lapini (Italian, 1848- nese cloisonne inset cinnabar but said there will be many
incredibly strong across the 1893) marble figure, “Segreto lacquer foliate box ($1/1,500), Art Deco jewelry pieces, a pair
board, and things conserva- al cuore.” Qing dynasty, Chinese, 5 inch- of jade bangles also going out
tively estimated were blowing es tall with a 13-inch diame- to GIA, two Hamilton watches
through their estimates. We Among Asian arts, a selec- ter. “The cinnabar is nicely (a his and hers), a turquoise
are confident our February tion of decorative smalls will carved. A lot of work went into cocktail ring, French silver
auction will be equally impres- be prominently featured and that one,” she said. “That’s and Hermes scarves,
sive,” said owner and auction- is expected to do nicely. On what lacquer is supposed to
eer Ronan Clarke. “Buyers are offer will be a pair of Mughal- look like, it’s supposed to be Clarke Auction Gallery is at
always anxious to break the style agate “Chrysanthemum” very thin layers built up and
winter doldrums, and we have bowls ($500/700), measuring then carved out over a long
curated an auction lineup that 1-3/8 inches tall with a 3-1/8- period of time. It’s got very
will appeal to many collecting inch diameter; a pair of flambé nice cloisonne insets with a
tastes.” glaze bottle vases ($2/3,000), poem.”
each having a beige lip
Fine art will be well repre- descending into dripping red, Silver and diamonds are also
sented with a pair of David purple and blue, with a foot expected to shine brightly in
Hockney lithographs (both coated in a thin brown wash, the sale, according to Clarke’s
$8/12,000) depicting Celia standing 19¼ inches tall. jewelry and silver specialist
Birtwell and consigned from a Whitney Bria with two partic-
Scarsdale home. “The works “The flambe glaze is particu- ular pieces by Gorham. “I have
are particularly desirable, as larly attractive just because an early Gorham little figural
Hockney’s market continues to there is so much depth to it,” vessel, which is interesting,”
ascend, due to their depiction said Senko Imamura, the said Bria. “I always like those
of Birtwell, one of Hockney’s Asian art and antiquities spe- early American silver pieces,
cialist, noting the metals in and American silver always
sells well. Bria also recently
In the Year of the Rat, several Chinese items will cross the picked up on a house call a
block, including agate bowls, flambe vases and a cloisonne late Nineteenth Century Gor-
box. ham sterling punch bowl
($3/5,000), hand hammered,
having applied grape clusters
and leaves with a gold wash to

12 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

Absolute Auction Center Hosting Online Auction
PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. — is offering 69 Alfred Cornelius Howland (1838-1909), oil on canvas, 26½ by Walter Mason Oddie (1808-1865), oil on canvas, 32½ by 37½
lots of Nineteenth Century 35 inches, signed, dated 1876. inches, signed, dated 1857.
paintings and prints, mostly
related to the Hudson Valley, Nineteenth Century Hudson River School
N.Y. The auction ends on Tues- Artwork & Prints Cross The Block
day, February 25, at 7 pm.
Elisha Taylor Baker (1827-1890), oil on board, 16½ by 19½ Clinton Loveridge (1838-1915), oil on board, 8¼ by 11½ inches.
These original works represent inches, signed, dated 1889.
the first American school of art,
known as the Hudson River (1838-1915) and Hermann liam H. Bartlett (1800-1854), tiful works of art created by art- All lots can be previewed by
School, consisting of mid-Nine- Fuechsel (1833-1915). W.J. Bennett, Currier & Ives and ists who immersed themselves appointment at the Absolute
teenth Century “nature paint- more. in the natural beauty of the Auction Center, 45 South Ave-
ers” who found spirituality in In addition to original paint- American landscape and cap- nue, Monday through Friday, 9
nature. These adventuresome ings, the auction offers Nine- With today’s emphasis on con- tured these views on canvas for am to 3 pm. For information,
artists hiked to see impressive teenth Century Hudson River servation of resources and going our enjoyment. 845-635-3169.
views. They sketched and made prints, lithographs, and engrav- “green,” now is the best time to
studies in the field to take back ings, including examples by Wil- purchase and enjoy these beau-
to their studios to create fin-
ished landscape paintings for
their patrons.

The Hudson River, once coined
the River of Destiny, served as
the main route of travel to ideal
places to paint, as well as pro-
viding the best subject matter.

New York City, the home of the
National Academy of Design,
was the center of the American
arts world in the Nineteenth
Century. After studying and
sketching all summer, the art-
ists composed their paintings in
studios and prepared to exhibit
and sell their finished paintings
at the annual National Academy

Auction highlights of original
landscape paintings by Hudson
River School artists include
Henry Boese (1824-1897), Bene-
dikt Franz Hess (1817-70),
Alfred Cornelius Howland
(1838-1909), Reginald E. Nicker-
son (1919-1999), Walter Mason
Oddie (1808-1865), Jesse Talbot
(1806-1879), George Douglas
Brewerton (1827-1901), Elisha
Taylor Baker (1827-1890), Wil-
liam Richardson Tyler (1825-
1896), John Carleton Wiggins
(1848-1932), Clinton Loveridge

Syracuse University Art Galleries Exhibit Locally Owned Dutch Paintings

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Painting flourished during ishing number reflects the ty of their seemingly unas-
Syracuse University Art Gal- the Seventeenth Century in prosperity of the small coun- suming yet celebrated pic-
leries (SUArt) has announced, The Netherlands, a time of try that was known at that tures to evoke daily existence
“Masterpieces of Seventeenth independence and great eco- time as the Dutch Republic. It has led to the recognition of
Century Dutch Painting from nomic prosperity. Curated by may have been small com- Seventeenth Century paint-
Regional Collections,” on view College of Arts and Sciences pared to its European neigh- ing as a true “Golden Age” of
through March 13. This exhi- Distinguished Professor of bors, but the Dutch Republic Dutch art.
bition of 25 original oil paint- Art History Wayne Franits, was a major power owing to
ings includes work by noted and students enrolled in his its strong economy and far- This exhibition provides a
Dutch artists, including Nico- graduate course in art history, reaching mercantile activi- small yet impressive sample
laes Maes, Ferdinand Bol, this exhibition of masterpiec- ties. In this prosperous atmo- of the fruits of their labors.
Rachel Ruysch, Adriaen van es will offer visitors a unique sphere, painting flourished The pictures in the exhibition
Ostade, and Jan Van de view of a wide-ranging sub- thanks to sizeable numbers of were drawn from two private
Capelle. ject matter and a glimpse into talented masters, many of collections, the Syracuse Uni-
life during the Golden Age of whom specialized in the ren- versity Art Galleries, and sev-
Dutch art. dition of specific subject mat- eral regional institutions.
ter. Dutch painters portrayed
It has been estimated that their surrounding world in The SUArt Galleries are on
during the Seventeenth Cen- landscapes, portraits, still life the first floor of the Shaffer Art
tury, approximately two mil- and genre paintings or scenes Building on the campus of Syra-
lion paintings were created in of daily life. Indeed, the abili- cuse University. For more infor-
The Netherlands. This aston- mation,,
[email protected] or 315-443-4097.

Slawinski Estates Sale Is Feb. 17
SCOTTS VALLEY, CALIF. — Robert Robert Slawinski Auctioneers will also
Slawinski Auctioneers will conduct include several works of art. including
its next estates auction on Mon- works by Frances Gearhart, Oscar
day, February 17, beginning at Brouse Jacobson, Peter Max,
11 am at its gallery. High- George Demont, Christian
lights include a signed Tif- Adolf Schreyer, Patricia
fany Studios “Wild Rose” Dufrain, Peter Sterkenburg
pattern glass lamp with and many others. Signed
signed base. Other lamps bronze recasts include those
include a Duffner & Kim- by Auguste Rodin and
berly leaded glass shade lamp Eugene Bourgoin.
and a Riviere signed base. A selection of art Chinese vintage pottery and
glass will also be offered, including a William decor will also be offered. The
Morris signed erotic figural one-of-a-kind glass auction house will continue
sculpture. with the liquidation of the
Carmel Art Center, offer-
ing many grouped lots up
for bid. The selection
includes jade, snuff bottles
and vintage Chinese furni-
ture. Also included will be
more than 50 lots of estate

jewelry collected from various estates over
the past month.
Robert Slawinski Auctioneers is at 1500
Green Hills Road #100. For information,
831-335-9000 or

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 13

Auction Action In Middleborough, Mass.

White’s Varied Sale—

Comic Books, Movie Posters,
Feininger Watercolor, Oh My

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS. graphs, musical compositions posters advertising films with The highest priced item in the sale was a 1955 watercolor
— John White and his wife for the piano and organ, as well major stars of the day: Jane and ink by Lyonel Feininger. It was painted when the artist
Kathy Black split their January as having been a comic strip Russell, Jean Arthur, Victor was 84 years old and it sold for $8,400 to Kevin Bruneau
26 sale into two parts. The first artist earlier in his career. His Mature, Rock Hudson, etc. Most and Travis Landry of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers.
portion was dedicated to “pop works are in several museum had condition issues, and most A detailed landscape with cows and a woman by Jean Fer-
culture” material, such as comic collections, and the Whitney sold under $100 each. All had dinand Monchablon (1854-1904) sold for $1,260.
books, movie posters, auto- presented a major retrospective come from the Academy The- John White and Kathy Black prior to starting their sale.
graphed Playbill magazines, of his works in 2011. An oil atre in Fall River, Mass. When arriving at the gallery, it’s easy to tell you’re in the
marbles, trading cards, etc. The painting by the artist was sold right place — black and white SUVs are parked in front.
second part of the sale included by Sotheby’s for more than $5 This portion of the sale includ-
decorative arts, such as Ameri- million in 2017. ed a large collection of auto-
can and other artwork, military graphed Playbill magazines,
items, coins, Twentieth Century Movie posters started the sale, which were usually distributed
material, scrimshaw, a motor- and the first one was unusual. at theatrical performances.
cycle and more. Before the sale, It was a two-sided, hand paint- Most were from the 1970s and
White explained, “It seemed ed poster announcing Gloria 1980s and they were sold in
more logical to split the sale in Swanson in Tonight or Never,
two. Certainly, the customers with her portrait, and on the
are different for each and we reverse announcing Conrad
thought this format would Nagle, with his portrait, “In
make it easier for them — Person.” Each side was signed
they’d come for the material by the artist who did that side;
that interested them.” Louis Chiaramonte for the
Swanson film and “Luigi” for
The result? An almost full the reverse. The 48-by-22-inch
house for the first part of the poster with minor paper loss
sale and more than a full house seemed like a good buy, finish-
for the second part. In addition ing at $120. The highest priced
to active bidding in the room, poster of the lot, a large three-
internet bidding was available, sheet example selling for $420,
phone lines were in use, and was for the 1955 film Revenge of
there were numerous absentee The Creature, featuring a scant-
bids. The short break between ily clad Lori Nelson, who was
the two portions of the sale was about to suffer who knows what
filled with pizza on the house. from the “creature.” Nelson
White’s catalog descriptions are made a number of other B films
comprehensive, including con- in the 1950s and co-starred
dition, and when they’re not with Van Johnson in a 1957
including their own comments film and had top-billing in Hot
on condition, they clearly say so Rod Girl alongside Chuck Con-
— as they did with the hun- nors. This particular film was a
dreds of comic books that were sequel to the cult favorite Crea-
sold. The two-session sale ture From The Black Lagoon.
grossed $142,000.
There were numerous other
The highest priced item in the
sale was a 1955 watercolor and A collection of movie post-
ink work by abstract Modernist ers had come from a theater
Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956). in Fall River, Mass. The
It was painted when the artist highest priced poster of the
was 84 years old and it sold for lot, bringing $420, was a
$8,400 to Kevin Bruneau and large, three-sheet example
Travis Landry of Bruneau & for the 1955 film Revenge of
Co., Cranston, R.I., auctioneers. the Creature, featuring a
Landry, who heads the pop cul- scantily clad Lori Nelson,
ture department and is fre- who was about to be carried
quently seen on the Antiques off by the “creature” to who
Roadshow, later said, “It’s a knows what fate. The film
good watercolor and unusual in was a sequel to Creature
that it depicts people. Most of from the Black Lagoon.
the artist’s works don’t include Review and Onsite Photos by
people.” Feininger was multi- Rick Russack, Contributing Editor
talented, producing photo- Catalog Photos Courtesy Of White’s
By Indian artist B. Probha
and bringing $4,800 was an
untitled bronze figure with
a verdigris finish of a sitting

The only piece of Russian enamel in the sale A large circa 1890 religious-themed stained The salesroom was full for both the first and second ses-
was this attractive cigarette case with Rus- glass window with side panels sold for sions of the sale. Under the clock are some of the staff work-
sian hallmarks and an inscribed date of $3,660. ing the computers and phones during the sale.
1910. It reached $1,800

14 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

Two Silver Age comics, Avengers #4 and Captain America
Lives Again, together sold for $960. Did you know that Cap-
tain America was once a 98-pound weakling?

The several lots of scrimshaw and whale’s Of the several military lots, the most popu-
teeth included this lot of 15 whale’s teeth, lar with bidders was an enlisted man’s Civil
which sold for $570. War light artilleryman’s shell jacket that
reached $1,500.
White’s Auction

There was only one motorcycle in the sale, a bright red
Honda CB400, originally purchased in 2005. It had only
about 1,700 original miles and sold for $1,380. It had been
stored properly and was in running condition.

It was not marked, but judging by its price, Marble collectors had plenty from which to
bidders identified it as a Hingham minia- choose as there were numerous lots. At
ture bucket. The unpainted firkin, slightly $390, a group of 14 onion skins was the most
under 2½ inches tall, sold for $540. popular with bidders.

There were close to 60 lots of comic books, organized alpha- lots, arranged alphabetically. of 12 that included three much effect on bidders — some
betically. The highest priced lot of the selection was real- For example, a group of 13 Strange Adventures and other sold for far more and some for
ized by a group of 12 that included three Strange Adven- issues with autographs of stars, books beginning with the letter far less.
tures and other books beginning with the letter S. The lot including Farrah Fawcett, Ed S. Presumably this lot included
sold for $1,380. White’s does not grade comic books, so pro- Asner, Lena Horne, Tom and some desirable issues as it sold The sale included some works
spective bidders had to personally examine the material. Dick Smothers, Olympia Duka- for the top price of the comic by prominent Indian artists.
kis and others sold for $72. book lots, $1,380. Several other Bringing $4,800 was an unti-
There were several lots and it lots sold for more than $500, tled bronze figure with a verdi-
seemed like an inexpensive way depending on condition and the gris finish of a seated woman. It
to start, or add to, an autograph popularity of the characters. was signed by B. Probha, (1933-
collection. Other lots included Apparently, Archie is not high 2001), a well-known female art-
signatures of Helen Hunt, in the list of today’s collectors, ist who also did oil paintings. At
Mathew Broderick, Derek Jaco- as a lot with 26 issues of Archie the start of her career, women
bi, Robert Wagner, Carol Bur- comics sold for $10. Travis artists and lower-class women
nett, etc. Landry later said that one lot in India were not well respect-
included an early appearance of ed, but the main themes of
A large collection of ungraded Wasp, a female member of the Probha’s oils were poor rural
comic books was also organized Avengers team who had a vari- women and she was quoted as
alphabetically and included ety of powers including the abil- saying, “I have yet to see one
numerous Gold, Silver and ity to shrink to just a few centi- happy woman.” Her bronzes are
Bronze Age titles. Two Silver meters and was able to fire uncommon, and this one sold
Age comics, Avengers #4 and “bioelectric energy blasts.” The for $4,800. A large, colorful
Captain America Lives Again, presale estimates on the comic Indian painting on cloth, 69 by
together sold for $960. Topping book lots did not appear to have 47 inches, of a ceremonial scene
the comic book lots was a group depicting Radha and Krishna
in a palace surrounded by devo-
tees sold for $870. Works by
American artists included an
unframed oil by Edward Percy

Prior to the sale, several prospective bidders examine coins
and other smalls with the assistance of White’s staff.

An unframed oil by Edward Percy Moran depicting a moth- White’s sales usually include a selection of coins and mint Posters included a large,
er and child on rocky shore with a choppy sea in the back- sets. A proof boxed set of 1987 Constitution coins with a sil- circa 1932 Bugatti poster
ground realized $1,140. ver dollar and a $5 gold coin brought $390. The set com- signed Gerold, which sold
memorated the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Con- for $450.

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 15

With 1864 Springfield proof marks on the barrel, a .58 caliber US percussion musket, model
1863 type 2, earned $1,020.

A Nineteenth Century Ottoman Empire silver Yatagan sword with Arabic inscriptions and Kevin Bruneau and Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co, Crans-
a decorative handle with a butterfly design brought $1,740. It was 31 inches long and ton, R.I., with the Lyonel Feininger watercolor that they
included a heavily decorated scabbard. purchased.

Moran (1862-1935). It depict- D.M. Hale brought $780. A Springfield 1864 proof marks coins and mint sets always do stuff is here to sell. We fin-
ed a mother and child on a Russian enamel silver ciga- on the barrel, earned $1,020. well, and the military items ished at more than $140,000,
rocky shore with a choppy sea rette case with Russian hall- did well.” When asked about so we’re definitely pleased.
in the background and it real- marks and an inscribed date A few days after the sale, the large crowd in the sales- We did seven or eight sales
ized $1,140. of 1910 earned $1,800. Of the the husband and wife team room, they said, “We’ve devel- last year and expect to do
several military lots, the most said, “We’re looking forward oped a strong base. Almost about the same this year. But
The auction included a wide popular was an enlisted man’s to our vacation in Florida. We everything comes out of local we’re really looking forward
variety of other material, Civil War light artilleryman’s had a good sale and a good estates and the buyers know to the time in Florida.”
including several lots of shell jacket that reached crowd for both parts of the that. We try to estimate con-
scrimshaw. One lot, with 15 $1,500. A .58 caliber US per- sale. We weren’t sure about servatively and that way Prices given include the buy-
vintage, unengraved teeth, cussion musket, model 1863 the way we organized the everyone can participate. er’s premium as stated by the
reached $570, while a scrim- type 2, with a lock-plate sale, but everyone seemed They also know there are auction house. For information,
shawed whale stamp belong- stamped with an eagle and happy. The Feininger sold almost no reserves, so the 508-947-9281, 508-269-9275 or
ing to Rhode Island Captain within our estimate, the gold

Lotus International’s ‘Wonderful
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Harry Leslie Hoffman, “Winter River,” oil on board, 14 by 16

Paul McCobb, midcentury desk, wood, 46 by Peter Hujar, “Gay Liberation,” photograph-
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midcentury furniture, military swords, historic
glassmaking tools and many other eye-catching

There are works by Saul Steinberg, Harry
Hoffman, Jim Dine, Wolf Kahn, Paul McCobb,
Arne Wahl, Max Kuehne, Ernest Oppler,
Edmund Greacen, Charles Gruppe, Inuit sculp-
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Panthers party posters by Emory Douglas, Atti-
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16 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

How A Hat Put The Lincoln Museum And Its Own Foundation At Odds Since 2012—

Weaponizing Lincoln’s Top Hat: Part III

(This report series is continued from sequent confinement. While at Hildene, effort, he asked Schwartz to curate an Love is Eternal. It inspired her to read
the February 13, 2020 issue.) Beckwith allowed Hickey to take what- exhibit of Lincoln material from ISHL everything she could about Lincoln,
ever materials he wanted to add to the to go on display in Taiwan. Schwartz even consulting rare book stores for
D. Raising The Hat’s Profile collection of the Illinois State Historical and ISHL officials spent weeks writing long out-of-print publications. At one
After he acquired the stovepipe hat Library and also asked him to take loan agreements and gathering materi- point, she got a part-time job working
from the Tregoning Antique Shop in materials for the Lincoln Museum in al for the exhibit. Shortly before the for a rare-book dealer in Beverly Hills
1958 and received the signed affidavit Fort Wayne, Ind. Hickey was also per- exhibit was finalized, Governor Thomp- called the Scriptorium. In lieu of cash
from Clara Waller, James Hickey was mitted to take material from Hildene son reviewed the Lincoln material that payments for her work, she was paid in
apparently unable to locate any prima- for his own personal Lincoln collection. would be included and told Schwartz books and manuscripts. She acquired
ry documents that definitively connect- the exhibit “needed more.” her first Lincoln signature under this
ed the object to Lincoln. Nonetheless, Trustees of the Illinois State Histori- arrangement.
beginning in 1975, Hickey began seek- cal Library soon began raising ethical Hickey offered to loan Schwartz sever-
ing opportunities to raise the stovepipe concerns with Hickey. They were trou- al items from his personal collection, In the early 1970s, Taper’s friend
hat’s profile. bled by his personal Lincoln collection, including objects he had acquired introduced her to film producer David
In the early 1970s, Ross Rowland Jr his close business relationships with through his friendship with Robert Todd Wolper, who was making a six-part TV
decided to celebrate the nation’s bicen- manuscript dealers, and his habit of Lincoln Beckwith, such as Lincoln’s movie about Lincoln, based on Carl
tennial by staging a traveling exhibition issuing appraisals on historical arti- wallet and eyeglasses. In addition, he Sandburg’s work. Taper was eventually
of historical memorabilia that would facts. On June 12, 1984, Hickey signed a offered to loan his stovepipe hat. hired as the film company’s researcher.
tour the nation by train. The ensuing “Conflict of Interest Statement,” in Schwartz was eager to incorporate As part of her work for the project,
“American Freedom Train” traveled to which he agreed to no longer, “accept Hickey’s material into the exhibit and Taper went to Springfield to conduct
all 48 contiguous states from April 1, any fee or commission, or engage in the when he sent word to the governor’s research at the ISHL, where she met
1975 to December 31, 1976 and featured purchase, trade or sale on his own office about the additional objects, the then-Lincoln Curator James Hickey.
12 display cars filled with more than account or any other account, of any exhibit finally received the green light. “We became great buddies,” Taper
500 artifacts, including George Wash- unique or rare printed, near-printed, recalled. The two stayed in contact for
ington’s copy of the constitution, the iconographic or manuscript materials While Schwartz presumably wrote years.
original Louisiana Purchase and a rock relating to the history of Illinois in most of the exhibit labels for the ISHL
from the moon. Car number 10 was excess of $100.” The agreement conclud- material, which included the inkwell In 1985, she married Barry Taper, the
titled, “Conflict and Resolution.” Among Lincoln used to write his first inaugural son of the wealthy California developer
the items in that car was Hickey’s stove- and philanthropist S. Mark Taper. After
pipe hat, which was displayed alongside “Shortly after Schwartz was her marriage, Taper quickly became a
artifacts honoring the legacies of Frank- fixture at auctions that offered Lincoln
lin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther hired as Lincoln Curator at ISHL, memorabilia, often relying on Hickey’s
King Jr and John F. Kennedy. he too became friends with advice on which manuscripts or objects
Additionally, in 1981 Hickey offered Taper. His first interaction with to buy. “I’d say to my husband, ‘You
the hat to Illinois officials as they tried her was a phone call “out of the know, I don’t really want that purse for
to redraw the state’s legislative map. blue.” For the rest of his tenure my birthday. But you know there is this,
The Illinois Constitution of 1970 at ISHL and ALPLM, he um, book I’d really like to have — or this
requires the Illinois General Assembly considered Taper a close friend. or that, a mourning silk, from Lincoln’s
to draw new congressional and state Like Hickey, Schwartz frequently funeral, some artifact, whatever,” Taper
legislative district boundaries every ten gave Taper advice on which recalled, adding, “for the next 20 years
years, following the completion of the items to buy at auction. “ed by declaring it would be renewed address, one of the pens he purportedly we just went crazy. Berserk. I mean, I
US Census, as congressional districts annually and failure to comply would used to sign the Emancipation Procla- really went to town.”
are required to have nearly equal popu- “result in reprimand or discharge.” Five mation and a model cannon that
lations and cannot discriminate on the months later, Hickey retired as Lincoln belonged to his son Tad, Hickey wrote With Taper’s emergence as a major
basis of race or ethnicity. If the General Curator at ISHL. the labels for the material from his col- Lincoln collector, the prices of Lincoln
Assembly fails to agree on a new legisla- lection. As a result, Schwartz did not memorabilia quickly skyrocketed at
tive map, a commission made up of each E. Thomas F. Schwartz conduct his own research on any of the auction. It was not uncommon for her to
party must draw the lines. If the com- In April 1985, Thomas F. Schwartz, a items Hickey provided. When asked spend tens of thousands of dollars, or
mission cannot approve a plan, the Illi- graduate student at the University of why he neglected this critical step, more, at a single auction, or to buy
nois Supreme Court must select two Illinois, was hired to replace Hickey as Schwartz explained, “Jim was the entire collections at a time. Taper
individuals as potential tiebreakers. Lincoln Curator of ISHL. He was made expert, right? He had the institutional became well-known in Lincoln circles,
The Secretary of State then appoints aware of Hickey’s past almost immedi- memory, I did not.” eventually being courted to sit on vari-
one of the individuals to break the tie. ately, as officials told Schwartz he could Schwartz prepared the loan docu- ous boards associated with Lincoln.
This scenario occurred in Illinois in not have a Lincoln collection of his own ments for the Hickey items. For the Scholars reached out to her, asking to
1981. With the General Assembly and and could never appraise items. stovepipe hat, a February 16, 1988 have access to her collection for research
the commission unable to come to an Schwartz was quickly overwhelmed by appraisal had established the value as purposes. She even purchased a condo-
agreement, the Illinois Supreme Court the disorganized collection, which $15,000.98 Some 30 years later, minium in Springfield, to make her fre-
chose former Illinois Governor Richard lacked even a basic inventory. There Schwartz could not recall who appraised quent trips to Lincoln’s adopted home-
Ogilvie, a Republican, and former Illi- were items in the collection he knew the item, supposing it was Hickey him- town more comfortable.
nois Governor Sam Shapiro, a Demo- very little about and could not find ade- self or perhaps Ralph Newman, the
crat, as potential tiebreakers. After quate documentation to learn more. owner of the Abraham Lincoln Book- As the market for Lincoln objects was
careful consideration, Secretary of State Though Hickey was now retired and not shop in Chicago, who often appraised rapidly increasing, Hickey no longer
Jim Edgar decided to conduct a blind on good terms with some members of items for the ISHL. simply offered Taper advice on which
drawing to see if Ogilvie and the Repub- the board of trustees, he continued to The ensuing “Treasures from the Land Lincoln objects to purchase from others.
licans would get to redraw the map or pay frequent visits to the ISHL and of Lincoln” exhibit ran at the National He now began offering to sell pieces of
Shapiro and the Democrats would pre- befriended Schwartz. His visits allowed Museum of History in Taipei, Taiwan, his own collection to her. In 1990, Hick-
vail. Schwartz the opportunity to ask him March 20-24, 1988. The effort received ey sold Taper his stovepipe hat, acquired
Hickey offered his stovepipe hat to about the backstory of certain items in positive reviews in various newspapers from the Tregoning Antique Store 32
help settle the stalemate. Ogilvie and the collection. Hickey could always in Illinois and may have played a role in years earlier. As Hickey’s health steadi-
Shapiro’s names were written on a piece recount the story behind the object and the establishment of a Mitsubishi plant ly deteriorated throughout the 1990s,
of paper and placed inside the stovepipe told it with enthusiasm, humor and in Bloomington, Illinois. he sold Taper more items from his col-
hat. Edgar drew the name of former believability. Through these interac- lection, including those pieces he
Governor Shapiro, allowing the Demo- tions, Hickey became Schwartz’s men- F. Louise Taper received from Beckwith at Hildene.
crats to redraw the map and the contro- tor. Louise Taper’s interest in Lincoln’s life Taper viewed Hickey as a mentor and
versy ended without argument. “The In 1988, Illinois Governor Jim Thomp- began when she read a fictional account held his collection in high esteem. Like
secretary felt this was important to Illi- son was interested in attracting Asian of his relationship with Mary Todd in a many of the people who interacted with
nois history,” explained Mike Walters, a businesses to Illinois. As part of this book written by Irving Stone called, Hickey, she had little reason to doubt
member of Edgar’s staff who asked, his word when he said an item was
“who’s more associated with Illinois his- authentic.
tory than Abraham Lincoln?” Newspa-
per coverage identified Hickey as the Shortly after Schwartz was hired as
owner of the hat, which was described Lincoln Curator at ISHL, he too became
as “a hat once worn in the 1860s by friends with Taper. His first interaction
Abraham Lincoln.” with her was a phone call “out of the
Through his longtime friendship and blue.” For the rest of his tenure at ISHL
business relations with Ralph Newman, and ALPLM, he considered Taper a
the owner of the Abraham Lincoln Book close friend. Like Hickey, Schwartz fre-
Shop, which buys and sells historical quently gave Taper advice on which
memorabilia, Hickey met Robert Todd items to buy at auction.
Lincoln Beckwith, Abraham Lincoln’s
great-grandson and last living descen- Shortly after acquiring the stovepipe
dant. Beckwith invited Hickey to Robert hat, Taper approached Schwartz with
Todd Lincoln’s home, Hildene, in Man- an ambitious idea. She wanted him to
chester, Vt., to sort through the large curate an exhibit at the Huntington
collection of Lincoln family material. Library in San Marino, Calif., that
Hickey and his wife Betty spent nearly would be the largest collection of Lin-
a month at Hildene, searching the attic, coln memorabilia ever put on display at
dressers, closets and trunks for pieces of one time. Schwartz and Taper put
history. It was during this trip he dis- together a plan that would feature
covered, locked away in a bedroom clos- items from the ISHL, Taper’s personal
et, the “Insanity File” Robert kept, docu- collection, and the Huntington. The
menting his actions that resulted in his resulting exhibit, “The Last Best Hope
mother’s insanity trial in 1875 and sub- of Earth: Abraham Lincoln and the
Promise of America” ran from October
12, 1993 through November 12, 1994.
An estimated 665,000 people viewed the
exhibit, which prominently featured
Taper’s stovepipe hat. Encouraged by
the success of the run in California, the

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 17

exhibition moved to the Chicago Histor- their trip. Beard told the board that collection, and produce a written report Of the three documented Lincoln top
ical Society from February 12, 1996 acquiring the Taper collection should be that indicated if he thought the apprais- hats, one is in the Smithsonian and
through February 12, 1997. The stove- a “major priority” because the museum al was fair. He agreed to complete the another at Hildene, Robert Todd Lin-
pipe hat was again featured in the currently tells Lincoln’s story without work for ALPLF in time for the Febru- coln’s former estate. This one in the
exhibit and in nearly every newspaper many artifacts. It is important for visi- ary 6, 2007 board meeting. Taper Collection, is generally accepted
article about the show. Throughout the tors to see “real things,” Beard said, as the last remaining Lincoln top hat in
1990s, none of the articles questioned adding that Taper’s collection would By the end of January, Kaller wrote to private hands.
the provenance of the stovepipe hat. double or triple the amount of display- Dr Schwartz that he was wrapping up
quality items in ALPLM’s collection. his assessment and would have “no Value comments and comparables:
G. The Negotiation However, prior to the meeting, Taper problem supporting the collection at the • The record price for an Abraham
Encouraged by the successful run of sent word that a second interested party agreed price.” As he was writing his Lincoln manuscript is $3,086,000 in
“The Last Best Hope of Earth,” momen- had emerged who had the funds in hand report, he was trying to find the right March of 2002. I believe that the 12-page
tum began growing in Springfield for to purchase her collection outright. She words to describe several of the most manuscript would bring approximately
the creation of what would eventually told the board that time was of the significant pieces in the collection. $5 million today. But, in my opinion,
become the Abraham Lincoln Presiden- essence and asked them to make a deci- When it came to the stovepipe hat, more wealthy bidders would be attract-
tial Library and Museum. Illinois Gov- sion whether to purchase by the end of Kaller told Dr Schwartz he wanted to ed to bid on Lincoln’s hat.
ernor George Ryan and First Lady Lura the meeting. ALPLF board members refer to it as “the most iconic Lincoln • Revolutionary War battle flag, circa
Lynn Ryan became enthusiastic sup- engaged in a lengthy discussion about artifact left in private hands, which 1779, estimated at $1.5 to $3.5 million
porters of the project and agreed to their fundraising capabilities and would make it in my opinion the most ($12,336,000, 2006).
spearhead the fundraising efforts. Mrs formed an exploratory committee to important of all presidential artifacts • Molded copper weathervane depict-
Ryan served as the first president of the study the issue. Gov. Edgar promised left in private hands.” ing an Indian chief, circa 1900, estimat-
ALPLF board, while her husband’s the board would have an answer for ed at $100,000 to $150,000 ($5,840,000,
political supporters became both board Taper in early 2007. Kaller issued his report on February 1, 2006).
members and generous contributors to 2007. He began the report by stating he At the next ALPLF board meeting on
the new Foundation. In 2001, Louise Following the board meeting, Dr had read the inventory and appraisal February 6, 2007 members were
Taper accepted an invitation to serve on Schwartz prepared a six-page document prepared by Charles Sachs and person- informed that Kaller had concluded the
the ALPLF board. titled, “The Louise Taper Collection,” in ally viewed most of the items in the col- $23 million asking price for the Taper
As fundraising dollars materialized, which he wrote a brief biography of lection. However, he carefully framed collection was fair. Beard made a pas-
and the dream of a world-class museum Taper, praised her collection for includ- the next part of his report, making clear sionate plea to board members to sup-
was becoming realized, Dr Schwartz ing items from every period of Lincoln’s that he was instructed not to delve into port the Taper acquisition. He said the
worried that LPLM’s permanent collec- life and divided her collection into cate- the provenance issues of the items in ALPLM is “legitimately criticized for
tion was not well-suited in the long- gories, including manuscripts, artifacts, the collection. In part, there was no time having a paucity of artifacts,” and in
term for the kinds of exhibits that would prints/photographs, paintings/sculp- to do so, but also because Dr Schwartz, order to “tell a compelling narrative the
be necessary for a high-profile museum. having worked closely with Taper to institution needs to have iconic objects.”
The core of the ISHL collection had been The Taper Collection represented a
growing since 1889, but it mostly con- “The appraisal Taper received was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to add
sisted of paper items. The library had prepared by Charles Sachs, the such objects to the collection.
never considered three-dimensional owner of the Scriptorium in Beverly Board members engaged in a lengthy
artifacts a priority. A world-class muse- Hills, the same organization she had discussion about financing options, but
um, however, would require regular worked for more than 30 years before the meeting was over, board
artifact rotations and new items to put earlier in exchange for rare books member Tolbert Chisum revealed he
on display to encourage repeat visita- and her first Lincoln autograph. She had spoken with Taper earlier that
tion. refused to show the appraisal to the morning. She told him she wanted
To temporarily ease his concerns, Dr board, telling them they could not ALPLF to purchase her collection and if
Schwartz worked out a series of loan have access to it until an agreement they did so, she pledged to pass along
agreements with Taper to borrow some to purchase was reached. “ture, printed materials and miscella- assemble the collection, was satisfied her personal contacts to help the organi-
of her prized artifacts. When the muse- neous. He also listed specific pieces in with their authenticity. “The items in zation raise the money to pay off the
um greeted its first visitor in April 2005, her collection, including her stovepipe this collection have already been debt. In addition, she said she had many
the Treasures Gallery featured Taper’s hat, which Dr Schwartz described as inspected and authenticated,” Kaller other Lincoln items she was unwilling
stovepipe hat, alongside the museum’s “the only hat that is not questioned in wrote. “The Abraham Lincoln Presiden- to part with during this sale, but upon
copy of Lincoln’s handwritten Gettys- private hands and only one of several in tial Library and Museum has indicated her death, she would donate the rest of
burg Address. existence.” that, based on prior in-depth research, her collection to ALPLF. Chisum made a
Six months later, Dr Schwartz report- The appraisal Taper received was pre- it is comfortable with the provenance motion to pursue efforts to purchase the
ed to the ALPLF board of directors that pared by Charles Sachs, the owner of and descriptions provided. I have there- collection. It passed unanimously.
Taper was willing to sell her formidable the Scriptorium in Beverly Hills, the fore made my valuations based on Throughout the next three months,
Lincoln collection. He said she wanted same organization she had worked for accepting the provenance information internal emails reveal how diligently
to see it go to ALPLM, but he acknowl- more than 30 years earlier in exchange provided to me at the start of this proj- members of ALPLM and ALPLF worked
edged she might also sell the collection for rare books and her first Lincoln ect,” he wrote. His report concluded that together to finalize the Taper acquisi-
through an auction house like Christy’s. autograph. She refused to show the the appraised value of $23 million was tion. Beard sent several updates to keep
He estimated the collection was worth appraisal to the board, telling them they reasonable and reflected the fair mar- key players apprised of new develop-
anywhere from $12 to $20 million, but could not have access to it until an ket value of the collection. ments. On February 14, 2007, he said he
said Taper was currently working with agreement to purchase was reached. As While describing the stovepipe hat in was still unclear what items would be
an appraiser to fully catalog and assign a result, board members contemplated his report, Kaller refrained from part of the $2 million donation, but said
a fair market value to the collection. He hiring their own appraiser, but feared attempting to authenticate the object Taper’s signed copy of the Emancipation
told ALPLF board members that secur- he would not have enough time to assess and wrote instead: Proclamation would be included. ALPLF
ing Taper’s collection would ensure the collection and prepare an item-level The stovepipe hat is the most iconic board member Julie Cellini expressed
ALPLM would remain one of the most appraisal, complete with comparable symbol associated with Lincoln. We frustration that Taper continued to
important Lincoln repositories in the sales examples. invariably think of Lincoln as a rugged- refuse to share her appraisal with the
world. ALPLM Executive Director Rich- Dr Schwartz proposed a solution. Seth featured, bearded man, whose tall, board. Without access to the appraisal,
ard Norton Smith concurred with Dr Kaller was a recognized expert in lanky frame is further exaggerated by Cellini said she still did not have a clear
Schwartz, telling the board that the acquiring, authenticating and apprais- the oversize hat. Over the years, that understanding of exactly what items
acquisition would be the single most ing historic documents and artifacts. He image has come to symbolize not just were being offered for purchase and
important contribution ALPLF could had served as the acquisition agent for Lincoln, but the very personification of how the $23 million number had been
make for the upcoming bicentennial of the formidable Gilder Lehrman Collec- America — “Uncle Sam.” The folksy calculated.
Lincoln’s birth in 2009. Board members tion and handled transactions in which American icon appeared clean-shaven Dr Schwartz attempted to calm such
voted to approve further efforts to signed copies of the Emancipation Proc- in Antebellum days; after the Civil War, fears by assuring everyone that Taper
acquire Taper’s collection. lamation and Thirteenth Amendment, he bore a marked resemblance to the would eventually allow the board to see
Two weeks after the board meeting, as well as Lincoln’s “House Divided” late president, beard, top hat and all. her appraisal. In addition, he reminded
Taper told ALPLF officials she would manuscript changed hands. In return Lincoln’s hat figures in many humorous everyone that ALPLF had indeed done
like to donate a portion of her collection for $25,000 and travel expenses, Kaller reminiscences about the president, their due diligence. Board members had
to them and, in return, secure the nam- agreed to travel to Taper’s home, exam- including his habit of using it to store personally examined the collection dur-
ing rights to the Treasures Gallery in ine the Sachs appraisal, as well as her his papers. ing their trip to Taper’s house and they
the museum. Officials responded enthu- had hired Kaller, who concurred with
siastically, agreeing the gallery would the $23 million appraisal. Dr Schwartz
“carry the Taper name in perpetuity,” also told the group that in addition to
and added, “Your treasures and the Kaller, he had also spoken with Ken-
Treasures Gallery are a perfect match.” neth Rendell, who could not do the
Following Smith’s resignation in appraisal review for ALPLF, but
March 2006, Dr Schwartz was named believed Taper’s collection was “well
the interim director of ALPLM. He con- worth the $23 million.” Rendell, Dr
tinued to serve until November when Schwartz explained, was “the leading
Rick Beard was hired as both ALPLM authority on manuscripts” and had rep-
and ALPLF executive director. Later resented Bill Gates at auctions. “We
that month, Beard accompanied Dr have two separate opinions supporting
Schwartz and ALPLF board members the $23 million price: one we paid for
Tolbert Chisum, Bob Campbell and and one that came unsolicited,” Dr
Craig Schermerhorn to California, Schwartz concluded. However, he pre-
where they spent two days at Taper’s pared the group not to expect an item-
Beverly Hills home viewing her Lincoln level valuation when they eventually
collection. During the visit, Taper told saw Taper’s appraisal. Though the
the group she recently had her collec- appraisal would likely show the major
tion appraised at $25 million. She indi- pieces broken down individually, “I am
cated she would be willing to donate $2 fairly certain many of the things are
million in artifacts and documents if bundled. I doubt that each Edwin Booth
ALPLF agreed to purchase her collec- letter is priced out separately but rather
tion in a timely manner. packaged as a whole and priced. This is
When the ALPLF board met on not unusual for a collection this size and
November 30, 2006, the members who this complex,” Dr Schwartz explained.
viewed Taper’s collection reported on (This report will be concluded in the
February 28, 2020 issue)

18 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

The Winter Show Looks Forward

A straight-necked vase with NEW YORK CITY — The chairs Lucinda Ballard and signaled a theme that rever- Allen tweaked this year’s
radiating patterns by Ono neat symmetry of the new Michael Lynch and managed berated across the floor, from floor plan, engineering effec-
Hakuko, circa 1985, was year, 2020, and its suggestion by executive director Helen London dealer Daniel tive synergies. In one vivid
part of New York dealer of perfect vision contribute to Allen, is likewise moving for- Crouch’s “Globalism,” exhibit- instance, the conjunction of
Joan B. Mirviss’s exhibition the general sense that we are ward in ways sensitive to its ing more than 50 terrestrial American Classical furniture
of Japanese lusterware. at the start of a fresh era. own 66-year legacy as a fore- and celestial globes, to Robert specialist Carswell Rush Ber-
This is nowhere truer than in most barometer of American Simon, the Old Masters spe- lin, China Trade paintings
the historical community, taste. “We have been respon- cialist who devoted half his and drawings expert Martyn
which honors the past even as sive to changing demograph- stand to New World Latin art. Gregory and Chinese export
it seeks to reinterpret it for a ics and tastes in the art mar- Founded in 1904 by Archer M. porcelain dealers Cohen &
new generation. New York’s ket, while continuing to Huntington (1870-1955), just Cohen created a gathering
Metropolitan Museum of Art maintain our unyielding focus the sort of society figure one spot for enthusiasts in these
and Boston’s Museum of Fine on quality,” Ballard stressed might expect to see shopping allied specialties, Berlin
Arts are marking their 150th in her catalog introduction. the Winter Show were he reminding us that early Nine-
anniversaries, while the Met’s afoot today, the loan show teenth Century American
American Wing and The Mag- A benefit for East Side suggested a broader, more merchants who traded in Chi-
azine Antiques are closing in House Settlement, this year’s inclusive American story. nese wares might also have
on their centennials. Each fair, which previewed at the More directly, it also acknowl- lived with his furniture. Greg-
entity concedes that the audi- Park Avenue Armory on edged a great institution that ory wowed with a dated 1790
ence for American art, if not Thursday, January 23, and deserves to be better known. oil portrait of Bostonian Sam-
the art itself, is becoming closed ten days later, offered a
more diverse, more global in subtle meditation on the past
its sensibilities, more atten- as prologue, its loan show
tive to historical complexity. drawn from the collections of
the Hispanic Society Museum
The Winter Show, led by co- and Library. The installation

London dealer Martin Levy of H. Blairman & Sons, Ltd.,
unveiled a recently discovered oak cupboard designed by
architect C.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941) for his own use. It is doc-
umented in a previously unpublished drawing, dated 1904,
in the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects,

Gemini Antiques, Ltd, Oldwick, N.J., had lots of interest in the four-stack Marklin ocean
liner La Plata. Above it is a complete set of six figural Virginia roly-poly tobacco tins. Ship
and tins date to about 1910.

Review and Photos by
Antiques and The Arts Weekly
Laura Beach, Editor At Large
Catalog Photos Courtesy The Winter Show

New York’s Macklowe Gallery combined Tif- Winter Show executive director Helen Allen Garden antiques dealer Barbara Israel scouted a rare
fany Studios lighting and glass with con- and Daniel Diaz, executive director of East group of well-heads and bowls that likely once belonged to
temporary furniture by Michael Coffey. Side House Settlement. John Ringling and recently surfaced in Florida near Ca
“Coffey’s work harmonizes with the fluid d’Zan, the circus impresario’s former estate, now part of
lines of Art Nouveau,” Ben Macklowe, cen- the Ringling Museum. This one is illustrated as part of Tif-
ter right, said. fany & Co.’s inventory in a 1903 House & Garden magazine
article titled “Garden Marbles from Abroad.”

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 19

Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York City Antique? Contemporary? You decide. Alex-
ander Gallery of New York City showed a
uel Blanchard by Spoilum or a gold bar salvaged from the 1857 wreck of a New York dealer Jonathan Boos touted the
member of his workshop. New York-bound California steamship off 1911 “Portrait of a Boy” by Albert Bloch, a
Cohen & Cohen featured the the cost of Cape Hatteras. rare work by the only American associated
“Ghost flag” hong punchbowl, Alex Acevedo of Alexander Gallery, New with Germany’s progressive Blue Rider
made for the American mar- York City, holds an early Nineteenth Centu- Group.
ket around 1787-88. Happy to ry paint on porcelain miniature portrait of “Buffalo Bill” troupe hat, Iroquois, Nine-
be back at the fair after an Benjamin Franklin by Jean Auguste teenth Century, found in South France.
absence of several years, Ber- Édouard Liénard. Tambaran, New York City
lin brought a Duncan Phyfe
card table and cellarette. screened-in front porch of a
Louisiana shotgun cottage
Joan B. Mirviss installed the proved a winning foil for Elle
pop-up exhibit “Luster: Gold Shushan’s display of contem-
and Silver in Modern Japa- porary paintings by Andrew
nese Ceramics.” Across the LaMar Hopkins, who renders
floor, S.J. Shrubsole answered early Nineteenth Century cre-
with a case containing silver ole interiors and people in
and mixed-metal Japonesque imaginative detail.
pieces by Tiffany & Co. Among
other silver dealers, Spencer Macklowe paired Tiffany
Marks quickly sold a pair of masterpieces with contempo-
magnificent Gorham copper rary furniture by Michael
and silver Art Nouveau vases Coffey, whose fluid silhouettes
exhibited at the 1904 Louisi- harmonize with earlier Art
ana Purchase Exposition in St Nouveau pieces. New exhibi-
Louis. New exhibitor Koop-
man wrote up a 1789 gold box
made by Jacques Felix Vienot
to honor American indepen-

Several exhibitors engaged
in witty, self-conscious juxta-
positions of past and present.
Designer Ralph Harvard’s
artful recreation of the

Foremost delft dealer, Robert Aronson of
Amsterdam, with a massive wine cooler of
circa 1690. It is attributed to Adrianus Kocx,
owner of the De Grieksche A factory
between 1686 and 1701.

A visitor inspects a pre-Incan gold beaker that descended Inveterate showgoers Allan and Kendra
in the collection of a British naval officer. Thomas Heneage Daniel. Kendra is wearing jewelry from
Art Books, London Yves Saint Laurent’s 1988 “Braque” collec-

Erik Thomsen Gallery, New York City

Aquarium sculpture and luminaire by Marcel Andre Bouraine, New York designer Ralph Harvard created
France, 1925, $42,500. James Infante, New York City a fetching set for Elle Shushan’s themed
presentation of work by contemporary New
Orleans artist Andrew LaMar Hopkins.

20 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

Peter Finer, London and Ilmington, UK Silver, enamel and maple bowl designed by
William Burges (1827-81), manufactured by
The Winter Show Barkentin & Krall, London, 1868. H. Blair-
man & Sons, Ltd, London

Curators turned out in force. From left,
Alexandra Kirtley, Philadelphia Museum of
Art; Tara Chicirda, Colonial Williamsburg;
exhibitor Carswell Rush Berlin; and Joshua
Lane, Winterthur Museum.

David A. Schorsch – Eileen M. Smiles sold
their folky weathervane of the Wampanoag
chief King Philip (1638-1676).
Winter Show co-chairs Lucinda Ballard and Michael Lynch.

Ralph Harvard’s booth design for New York
dealer Bernard & S. Dean Levy emphasized
the shop’s impending relocation to 220 West
17th Street, where new galleries will open
this spring. The enlarged photo of Frank
Levy with hard hat floated behind a Mary-
land lowboy of circa 1765.

London dealer Robert Young points out the merits of a “Jardin au bord de la Seine” by Pierre Bon-
Noak’s Ark toy made in Germany around 1800. Left is a nard, circa 1912. Browse & Darby, London
circa 1770 English naïve painting of dogs in landscape.

The American composition stone sphinx is one of a pair, Jim McConnaughy, senior vice president at London dealer Apter-Fredericks’s star piece
circa 1900, that is associated with a summer home rented S.J. Shrubsole, holds an 1885 Tiffany ster- was the circa 1725 red George I japanned
by President William Howard Taft. Barbara Israel Garden ling and champlevé enamel mantel clock bureau bookcase. It once belonged to Jona-
Antiques, Katonah, N.Y. associated with the World’s Columbian than and Sara Bulkley, active supporters of
Exposition of 1893. East Side House Settlement. The circa 1770
Adam period giltwood armchair, one of a
pair, is attributed to John Linnell.

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 21

Connecticut dealer David Schorsch took a Thomas Colville Fine Art, Guilford, Conn., and New York
break during set-up to answer emails. The City
farm scene by Henry Dousa, right, was an
early sale. Visible left is “Mary Johnson London dealer Martyn Gregory holds an oil
Orr,” one of a pair of watercolor portraits portrait of Bostonian Samuel Blanchard
by Dr Samuel Addison Shute, Corinth, Vt., (1756-1813). An inscription on its paper back-
circa 1834. ing indicated it was painted by Spoilum in
1790. The works is referenced in Crossman’s
The Decorative Arts of the China Trade.

Arader Galleries of New York and Philadelphia led with the
John Vickers Painter collection of Audubon’s Birds of America.

S.J. Shrubsole staffer Ben Miller co-hosts Bronze and terracotta figures by Belgian
The Magazine Antiques podcast Curious artist Hanneke Beaumont, conceived in 2008
Objects, whose most recent installment fea- and cast in 2012. Bowman Sculpture, London
tures three young Winter Show dealers and
the antiques they love.

tor Pavel Zoubok featured Show exhibitors as partici- audiences. Programs also add Koopman Rare Art, London
amusing, high-art interpreta- pants. “Our programming, another level of scholarship to
tions of traditional furniture marketing and storytelling what we are doing,” said the
forms by contemporary mak- may evolve, but it’s all in ser- executive director, who orga-
ers. At Lebreton of San Fran- vice of the material we con- nized programs in partner-
cisco, Antoine Devinck’s tinue to love and promote. I ship with Colnaghi Founda-
ceramic masks evoked primi- think that is beginning to be tion, ArtTable, Asia Week New
tive African sculpture collect- evident even to skeptics,” York, the Brant Foundation,
ed by Modernists a century Diaz-Griffith told us, adding, the Recharge Foundation, The
before. “My takeaway from this New York Design Center, New
month is that we cannot share York Jewelry Week, Azimut
Marketing antiques these these perspectives too widely Benetti and others. She
days requires the pairing of or often enough. There are too added, “We’ve been videotap-
social media with live events. many people out there who ing several of our lectures,
No one grasps this more fully don’t know what the antiques which we’ll then put on our
than Michael Diaz-Griffith. world has to offer. We’ve just website and share with our
Now a consultant, the Winter got to reach them.” partners so the programs will
Show’s former associate direc- be seen across different chan-
tor moderated panels at Helen Allen, meanwhile, nels. We’re also live streaming
Sotheby’s and at the fair, built on strategic partnerships a few of them, which is fun.”
while also co-hosting an epi- and collaborations. “Getting
sode of the podcast Curious people engaged helps us and Major sales take longer to
Objects with young Winter other organizations build our consummate these days,

“Making Her Toilet” by Wil- Michele Beiny, New York City The English japanned bureau cabinet, right, is attributed
liam Merritt Chase, circa to Giles Grendey, circa 1745. Ronald Phillips, Ltd, London
1889, pastel on paper. Schwarz
Gallery, Philadelphia

22 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

West Virginia stoneware cooler made by A.P. Donaghho & Maps enthusiasts Harry S. Newman and
Son of Parkersburg, W.V., and advertising Harman Brothers Margaret Pritchard compare notes.
Whiskey Merchants of Staunton, Va., left. The carved Gabri-
el angel is possibly from New York State and dates to about
1890. Kelly Kinzle, New Oxford, Penn.

James Graham-Stewart, London

A preview-night visitor interacts with the aptly named
“The Critics,” circa 1890, by Gabriel Cornelius von Max.
Jonathan Boos, New York City

Maison Gerard, New York City Sumpter Priddy and Arthur Liverant gath-
er for what appears to be a meeting of the
Bow Tie Society.

Pavel Zoubok Fine Art, New York City exhibitors seem to agree. “It end most dealers said they “So far I’m reasonably satis-
Cohen & Cohen, London sometimes takes a month or were pleased with results. “I fied,” said Connecticut dealer
two to assess results,” said think we’ve made 36 or 37 Arthur Liverant, pleased with
Frank Levy of Bernard and S. sales. Last year we did 50 to sales of a childhood portrait of
Dean Levy, Inc, which sold a 55, but we could still make Mattie Edwards Hewitt, later
ball-and-claw foot Massachu- another eight to ten sales this a noted photographer; a
setts Chippendale sofa, a New weekend,” toy specialist Leon paint-decorated one drawer
York card table, a pair of and- Weiss of Gemini Antiques, stand from South Paris,
irons and important pottery. Ltd, told us. Maine; a California panorama
This is doubly true when sell- painting; and a Chippendale
ing to institutions or advising “The fair has been extraordi- block-front desk, the latter
on major projects, as is often narily well attended, and “already gone and delivered.”
the case for Barbara Israel. we’ve made sales to a variety
Midway through the fair, the of designers and collectors “We ended up making about
antique garden ornament spe- across the country,” said Mar- a dozen sales,” David Schorsch
cialist, said, “We have quite a tin Levy of H. Blairman & told us. They included a well-
few irons in the fire but cli- Sons, London dealers who known sculpture of a hunts-
ents are hesitant to proceed. sold furniture and works of man formerly in the Alastair
I’m hearing the same from top art by designers, including B. Martin collection; an 1875
designers.” Ernest Gimson, Christopher Ohio farm scene on canvas by
Dresser, Gordon Russell and Henry Dousa; and the folky
By the show’s second week- W.A.S. Benson. wooden weathervane “King
Philip of the Wampanoag.”
The Connecticut dealer

Gerald Peters Gallery, New York City, devoted its stand to Silver specialist Spencer Gordon shows Yale curator John Barrel-back armchair attrib-
Modern and Contemporary works of art, a departure from Stuart Gordon, right, a rare pair of George Shiebler candle- uted to Thomas Seymour,
years’ past. sticks. Spencer Marks, Southampton, Mass. Boston, about 1815-20. Hirschl
& Adler Galleries, New York

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 23

A La Vieille Russie principal Mark Schaffer, right, shows
jewelry to, center, Metropolitan Museum of Art curator
Beth Carver Wees and her colleagues.

Inspecting a tiger maple chest-on-chest at Charles Burchfield’s watercolor “Winter
Thistlethwaite Americana, Alexandria, Va. Scene” paired with Samuel Yellin’s wrought
A label confirms the chest’s Manchester, iron cockatoo gates of 1925 at Bernard
N.H., history. Goldberg Fine Arts, New York City.

The Winter Show

At right, stylized masks by Antoine Devinck at Lebreton,
San Francisco dealers in postwar French art.

Twelfth to Thirteenth Century Nigerian ter- Queen Anne cherry chest-on-chest on frame
racotta figure at Throckmorton Fine Art, attributed to the Willard Group of Wethers-
New York City. field, Conn., 1760-85. The name “Griswold”
is inscribed on the backboard. Nathan Liv-
erant and Son, Colchester, Conn.

observed, “We were most carved bust of Daniel Webster Delft specialist Aronson of
encouraged by the passionate and a carved Abolitionist Amsterdam parted with a
interest expressed in classic sculpture of a snake and pair of circa 1695 flower Les Enluminures, New York City
early American folk art by a Uncle Sam. vases, sold to a private client
surprisingly wide demograph- for a six-figure amount. priced in the six-figures, at price.
ic, including millennials. We “I’m happy. I’ve sold two Charles Ede. Another antiqui- For additional information,
spoke with hundreds of paintings, two decorated blan- Major sales at Apter-Freder- ties dealer, Plektron Fine Arts
younger visitors who ket chests, some good small icks included a pair of casso- of Zurich, wrote up a large or
expressed to us a kind of things and have had a ton of lettes by Matthew Boulton, a bronze statuette of Athena, 718-292-7392.
interest in my suite of furni- George III center table, and a Roman period, First Century
annoyance at being pigeon- ture,” said Pennsylvania deal- set of four chairs by John Lin- BCE to First Century CE. It
holed and expected to only er Kelly Kinzle. nell, circa 1775. went to a private collection in
like midcentury design, which the United States. At the
are encouraging words for “We’ve had a great fair with Japanese art specialist Erik other end of the spectrum was
those of us who love and a number of private and insti- Thomsen sold “Sudden Show- Michael Goedhuis’s sale of a
respect beautiful old things.” tutional sales,” London deal- er and Thunderstorm,” 2017, painting by Nanjing-born art-
New exhibitor Taylor This- ers Lowell Libson and Jonny by Yoshio Okada to a promi- ist Yang Yanping (b 1934) to a
tlethwaite, who called his Yarker noted, proud to report nent New York museum and a Chinese institution for what
first time in New York “won- their sale to Mount Vernon of screen to a New York collector. is believed to be a record
derful,” wrote up a bronze of a an 1816 portrait bust of
golfer, a dog weathervane George Washington by Massi- A New York buyer acquired
miliano Ravenna, after a a circa 1000 BCE bull rhyton,
model by Giuseppe Ceracchi.
mold, a Laverne low table, a

The loan show showcased the little-known riches of New The silver and black “Argente” cabinet by Paul Evans, 1968, The Old Print Shop, New
York’s Hispanic Society Museum and Library. Here, works was a highlight at Lobel Modern, New York City. York City, hung “King
by Zurbaran and Velasquez. Andrew: The First, Born to
Command,” attributed to
Edward William Clay. The
rare political broadside
relates to the 1832 presiden-
tial campaign and depicts
Andrew Jackson as a despot.

24 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

Betty Seeler’s Fine Taste Spurs Bidding
At Millea Bros. Auction

Auction Action In Boonton, N.J.

BOONTON, N.J. — Good
design never goes out of style,
and hot on the heels of Sothe-
by’s Mario Buatta sale during
Americana Week was a simi-
lar auction evincing good
taste. It featured English and
American furniture, sporting
art and botanical porcelains.
Millea Bros capitalized on the
horde of buyers descending on
greater New York City for
Americana Week and offered a
single-owner sale January 30 Outperforming its $700-$1,000 estimate, this pair of English natural-
of the collection of the late istic porcelain bodkin cases, probably Chelsea and late Eighteenth
Elizabeth “Betty” Seeler. Century, achieved $17,500.
“I was surprised how many
parallels there were between dealers and auction houses, “This was our first Americana
the types of property offered including Peter Tillou, the Week auction and we couldn’t The top lot of the auction was this Hannah Fairfield double
in both Betty’s and Mario’s Chrysler Garbisch Collection, be more pleased with the oil portrait of Lucy Adams Tracy and Ellen Nichols Tracy,
auctions,” said Michael Mil- Ginsburg & Levy, W. Graham results. In-house attendance circa 1839, that attained $21,250.
lea, who noted that the two Arader, Georgian Manor was strong — a notable feat in
apparently knew each other, Antiques and Earle D. this digital age when many and were an instant favorite $6,250.
not surprisingly as each was Vandekar of Knightsbridge. buyers bid from their couches with buyers. A veritable gar- Paintings, especially sport-
well known in New York’s “It was just a little jewel of a — and phone and online par- den on china, pieces included ing art, also performed well in
interior design circles. sale. It was a true pleasure to ticipation remained robust.” all manner of colorful and the auction, led by a Francis
Seeler, 92, died in November sell her collection, and buyers The auction presented 400 detailed decoration of flowers, Sartorius oil on canvas por-
2018. She graciously fur- really responded to her fine lots of American and English vegetables, fruits and berries. trait of the champion horse
nished her home in Forest antiques,” Millea said, noting decorative arts and antique “These pieces were so visually Whinigig with his groom,
Hill Gardens, N.Y., buying the auction came in at 50 per- furniture, American folk art, pretty. Take the bodkin cases circa 1769, that sold over esti-
from well-respected antiques cent over its high estimate. British academic paintings as an example. These are not mate at $13,750, and a Rich-
and Chinese export decorative something you see every day ard Roper oil on canvas, “Por-
objects. While there was no and even took us by surprise.” trait of Milo, Two Fox-Hounds
single record-setting price, Crossing the block early in & a Tarrier…,” circa 1755,
most items did within or the sale, the two English por- that also went over estimate
above their high estimates, celain bodkin cases have a to fetch $10,000. An oil on
often surprising the auction- naturalistic design and were canvas view of “Dover Castle
eers. made to store bodkins, a sew- and Bay” by George Lambert,
“There weren’t $20,000 ing tool. The first was made as 1738, was another strong per-
sales, but over and again, we a ribbed tree trunk crowned former at $11,250, as were
had a $10,000 sale, a $6,000 with a bouquet of roses and two Basso-Relievo paintings
sale, a $5,000 sale and so on,” the second was fashioned in by Samuel Dixon depicting
A George Lambert oil on canvas view of Dover Castle and Millea said. “I was super tulip form with leafy body and birds and flowers that went
Bay, painted in 1738, made $11,250. pleased with that. From an insect along with a petal-form well over their $1,2/1,800 esti-
auctioneer’s standpoint, it’s parrot tulip cover. The pair mate to attain $7,500.
not always the things that was estimated $700-$1,000 Rounding out the auction
you’re paying attention to but soared to $17,500. were a Meissen or Wallendorf
that do well. Other things Other botanical porcelains red cabbage-form tureen, 6½
often can sneak up on you and included an Eighteenth Cen- inches tall, sprouting past its
do really well, and these made tury pair of Longton Hall $500/700 estimate to bring
for a well-rounded auction.” reticulated porcelain dishes $5,000; a 3½-inch-tall William
The top lot of the auction with molded and pierced IV veneered tea caddy, esti-
was a Hannah Fairfield dou- branching and leaves that mated $200/300, that realized
ble oil on canvas portrait of brought $9,375 and a rare $5,625, and a Brunschwig &
Lucy Adams Tracy and Ellen English Spode tulip-form tray Fils club chair and slipper
Nichols Tracy, circa 1839, hav- and six cups going for $6,875. chair ($150/250) that made
ing Peter Tillou provenance, Both lots were only estimated $4,375.
that brought $21,250. A rare $500/700 but sold for much Prices given include the buy-
disappointment was the circa more. Similarly, a lot of two er’s premium as stated by the
1770 Connecticut Queen Anne pairs of Staffordshire tulip- auction house. For informa-
cherry highboy with Ima Hogg form vases ignored their tion, or
and Peter Tillou provenance $300/500 estimate to fetch 973-377-1500.
that failed to meet its reserve;
it was estimated at
$20/30,000. “Sadly, the high-
boy did not work, and I’m not
really sure why. It’s a great
piece of American furniture,”
Millea said, noting Seeler’s
Topping the paintings category was this Francis Sartorius family will decide what its
oil on canvas of Whinigig and his groom that sold above fate will be.
estimate at $13,750. Whinigig was the winner of the 1769 English botanical porcelains
Jubilee Cup. were featured in spades here

Two pairs of Staffordshire tulip-form vases sold well over
their $300/500 estimate to bring $6,250.

A Meissen or Wallendorf red cabbage-form Estimates kept being left in the dust as with Selling way over estimate was this pair of Longton Hall
tureen sprouted past its $500/700 estimate this 3½-inch-tall William IV veneered tea reticulated porcelain dishes that handily bested its $500/700
to bring $5,000. caddy, estimated at $200/300, that realized estimate to earn $9,375.

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 25

Li Gonglin, “The Eighteen Worthies,” handscroll.

At Kaminski On Feb. 22-23—

Estate Of Porcelain Company Family Member At Auction

ski Auctions’ February 22-23
sale features Asian porcelain
on Saturday, February 22, and
the estate of Alfreda Rochelle-
Thomas, former wife of Alfred
Peter Rochelle-Thomas
(Peter) of the famous antique
porcelain company of J.
Rochelle Thomas of New York
City and Palm Beach, Fla., on
Sunday, February 23.
Peter Rochelle-Thomas
moved the family business,
which his great-grandfather
had established in London in
1859, to New York City; he
and his sons later opened
another location in Palm
Beach. With more than 125
years in business, Rochelle
Thomas represented one of
the largest collections of Eng-
lish, Continental, Russian
and Chinese Export antique French 14K gold Cartier matchbox holder, Paris 1938, rect- Nineteenth Century Chinese school, “Kitchen of a Manda-
dinner and dessert services in angular engraved with the cypher of the Duke of Windsor. rin’s Palace,” oil on canvas.
the world.
The firm was purveyor to on Saturday with a Li Gong- on three cylindrical supports. an interior fitted with four matchbox holder, Paris 1938,
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen lin (1049-1106) handscroll, The exterior is mounted with drawers ($2/3,000). of rectangular shape and
Mother and the late Queen ink on silk, bearing the signa- a gold dragon in contrast to engraved with the cypher of
Mary, and held Royal War- ture and one seal of Li Gong- the dark olive-brown patina. A painting on offer is a Nine- the Duke of Windsor; a ster-
rants to both monarchs. Over lin, titled “The Eighteen Wor- This piece bears the Ming teenth Century Chinese ling bowl by William Hutton
the years the Duke and Duch- thies.” Bearing a brief Xuande mark cast in a rect- School oil on canvas titled & Sons Ltd, Sheffield, 1936,
ess of Windsor and the Duke inscription and two additional angle on the base and is pre- “Kitchen of a Mandarin’s Pal- in the George II-style,
and Duchess of Kent were seals, it measures 17-1/8 by sented with its original wood ace.” engraved with the cipher of
among its many famous cli- 193 inches. It was purchased box. It measures 5¼ by 11 the Duke and Duchess of
ents. For more than 100 years at Sotheby’s Chinese and Jap- inches. Additional Chinese items Windsor; and a sterling vesta
the company contributed to anese decorative works of art from the Rochelle-Thomas case by E.H. Watts & Co, Lon-
the establishment of many in the 1980s ($10/30,000). Two additional Chinese collection include a Nine- don, 1926, one side with the
private and museum collec- bronze censers on offer teenth Century Chinese cov- Prince of Wales and the other
tions in Europe and America Porcelain highlights begin include one with the Zhen ered carved wood box with a with a fleur-de-lis engraved
and to those of the royal fam- with a large and rare Nine- Wan mark and one with a Qin jade finial and a pair of rare “R S Service.”
ily of Great Britain. teenth Century Chinese Shu Lv mark, both from a Chinese archaic bronze liba-
Among the numerous lots of famille rose vase with a pink Georgia estate, and a bronze tion cups. The lot includes the Kaminski Auctions gallery is
porcelain and furnishings in glaze over the body of the ves- Buddha figure with the Ming book, The Pillsbury Collection at 117 Elliott Street, Route 62.
this sale is a collection pur- sel and a famille rose flower, Yongle mark on the base. of Chinese Bronzes. For information, 978-927-2223
chased from the estate of the carved foo dog and dragon or
Duke and Duchess of Windsor, design on its shoulders. It A pair of Nineteenth Centu- A signed Huang Junbi Chi-
Wallis Simpson and Edward measures 36 inches high and ry Chinese blanc-de-chine nese watercolor scroll deco- PO Bo x 2 90 ; Wh i te P l a in s , N . Y. 1 0 6 0 5
VIII. Other clients included is from a New England collec- glazed globular tripod censers rated with falls and land-
Jackie Kennedy while she tion. Famille rose continues with two handles, purchased scape, and several lots of
was First Lady at the White with an early Twentieth Cen- at Christie’s in September snuff bottles are among the
House, Nelson and David tury Chinese zun vase mea- 1987, are on offer ($2/3,000). many interesting lots in the
Rockefeller and Samuel Gold- suring 20 inches high. A Chi- sale’s first day.
wyn of MGM studios. nese blanc-de-chine vase on An Eighteenth Century Chi-
A portion of the proceeds wood stand measures 12¼ nese carved cloisonne incense Rochelle-Thomas collection
from the Rochelle-Thomas inches high by 6 inches; it burner with a compressed stars on the second day begin
collection will benefit the bears a Chien Lung mark on body raised on three conical with a pair of French glazed
Franciscan Sisters of Allega- the bottom and is from the supports and a pair of jomon- pottery lions, 32½ by 31 inch-
ny, N.Y., a congregation of Rochelle-Thomas collection. shaped handles is topped with es ($5/8,000). Several items
Franciscan sisters serving the a gilt-bronze dragon finial. from the collection were pur-
poor and marginalized in the A selection of censers on chased at Sotheby’s Duke and
United States, Jamaica, Bra- offer includes a large, heavily Huanghuali in the sale Duchess of Windsor sale, Sep-
zil and Bolivia. cast Fifteenth/Sixteenth Cen- includes a rare Eighteenth tember 1997. They include an
Asian porcelain will feature tury Chinese gold-mounted Century brass-mounted cos- English 14K gold and lapis
tripod incense burner. The metics chest with a square lazuli desk seal, the handle in
body is compressed and raised hinged top opening to a shal- the form of a gold knot with
low compartment above a pair lapis lazuli ball finial; a
of doors, which in turn open to French 14K gold Cartier

Mint Museum Goes Classic With Black Basalt Sculpture

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The land, such as the Victoria and relevant to the modern view- centuries by some of the great
Mint Museum has announced Albert Museum, the Metro- er. And while completely figures in European art histo-
its presentation of “Classic politan Museum of Art and unconventional, the design ry, including Michelangelo
Black: The Basalt Sculpture the Birmingham Museum of aesthetic nevertheless recalls and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
of Wedgwood and His Con- Art, as well as important, Eighteenth Century architec-
temporaries,” on view through one-of-a-kind objects from ture and interior design, rein- Mint Museum Randolph is
August 30 at Mint Museum notable private collections in terpreting it for the modern- at 2730 Randolph Road. For
Randolph. America, some of which are day audience. information, 704-337-2000 or
making their public debut.
The exhibition will feature One noteworthy aspect of “Classic Black” is also the
more than 100 works of art on the show is its presentation: a Mint’s first exhibition dedi- EXCITING NEW 2012
loan from across the United completely groundbreaking, cated completely to sculpture. PRE-BRIMFIELD EVENTS!
States and England, and will contemporary treatment. Because the museum is
focus exclusively on black With the help of the Charlotte known for its British ceramics Milford
basalt sculpture — the first muralist and street artist collection, it is appropriate Antiques Show
show of its kind to do so. known as “Owl,” each of the that its first sculpture show
“Classic Black” will showcase exhibition rooms will feature draws from an aspect of that Over 100 Dealers in
works ranging from life-size a specially commissioned collection. Quality Antiques and Collectibles!
portrait busts to fanciful graphic mural in striking,
vases, dynamic statues of sunset hues. The bright colors About one-third of the works Hampshire Hills Sports and Fitness Club
mythological heroes to por- and graphic patterns will on view in “Classic Black” are
trait medallions in low relief. challenge visitors’ expecta- based directly on marble and 50 Emerson Rd. (Intersection of Rtes. 101 & 13)
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The exhibition features cal pieces, making them more classical world. Other objects
loans from major museums in in the exhibition derive from Four Great Buying Opportunities!
the United States and Eng- works of art created in later

26 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

Richard La Barre Goodwin (1840- Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (b 1940), “Red Walton Ford (b 1960), “La Historia Baby carrier, n.d., Northwest
1910), “String of Game Birds,” circa Lake Series,” circa 1983, acrylic, water- Me Absolvera,” 1999, six-color Coast, fabric (flannel, wool),
1892, oil on canvas, 40¾ by 26¾ inch- color, and oil pastel on paper, 30 by 22¼ hardground and softground etch- wood pigment, hide, safety
es. Museum purchase; funds provid- inches. Gift of Thomas L. Snyder and ing, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, pins, buttons (handmade and
ed by Mr and Mrs H. St. John Webb. Michael Tomlinson. drypoint on Somerset Satin paper, commercial shell), machine
Ed. AP 1/12, 44 by 30 inches. Muse- stitched, 40 by 16½ inches. Gift
um purchase; Acquisition Fund. of Alan and Audrey Bleviss.

Animal Art Is ‘Uncaged’ At The Montclair Art Museum

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — ning generations of artists and drawn from MAM’s extensive Barnet. Nineteenth Century Curated by Alison Van
“Uncaged: Animals in the Col- a variety of mediums from American and Native collec- artist John James Audubon’s Denend, “Uncaged: Animals in
lection,” is a new exhibition at MAM’s permanent collection. tions, the exhibition explores hand-colored lithographs give the Collection” will be in the
the Montclair Art Museum With more than 89 paintings, the variety of ways artists viewers an encyclopedic look Roberts Gallery, McMullen
(MAM) that unleashes a cache photographs, sculptures and a engage with animal imagery at the richness of America’s Gallery and Constable Rotun-
of animal-themed works span- treasure trove of curiosities in their work. wildlife. Jumping fish, loving- da. “Federico Uribe: Animalia,”
ly beaded on a Northwest is curated by chief curator
Running simultaneously, Coast baby carrier, offer visual Gail Stavitsky, and is mounted
February 8 through June 21, is prayers for the child held in the Weston Gallery and Ele-
“Federico Uribe: Animalia,” inside. Brightly colored tigers vator Lobby.
which features more than 60 serve as totemic stand-ins for
pieces encompassing the con- the artist Thornton Dial Sr. The Vance Wall Art Educa-
temporary (b 1962) artist’s tion Center at MAM will pres-
breadth and depth. The exhibition also includes ent a series of programs and
intriguing photographs such art classes for all ages in con-
Uribe is a visionary artist as George Diebold’s “White junction with “Uncaged: Ani-
creating haunting mixed- Trash Elk,” “Red Wood Forest, mals in the Collection” and
media paintings and sculp- California” (2008) and William “Federico Uribe: Animalia.”
tures as complex as his own Wegman’s “Bird Dog Suite”
upbringing in his native (1990) as well as works from The Montclair Art Museum is
Colombia, where civil war and Robert Rauschenberg created at 3 South Mountain Avenue.
political instability have long using photo serigraph and For additional information,
been part of daily life. Now an string.
American citizen, his brightly- or 973-746-5555.
colored landscapes and life-
Federico Uribe (b 1961), “Coral Reef Installation,” 2019, plas- sized animal sculptures
tic and mixed media, about 13 panels, each panel: 8 by 4 feet. address modern day’s turmoil
but represent his conviction
Hiroshi Sugimoto (b 1948), “Gorilla,” 1994, gelatin silver that destruction and death Harrison Begay (1917-2012), “Southwest, Navajo Horse
print, image: 15¼ by 23 inches, sheet: 18-5/8 by 23¾ inches. can be turned into peace and Round-Up,” circa 1930-35, watercolor on paper, 23 by 29
Museum purchase; prior bequests of Fred E. Munchenheim beauty. Uribe creates crea- inches. Gift of Helen Farr Sloan.
and Mary Drake Peters and Acquisition Fund. tures fashioned from a mas-
sive layering of mundane
objects, including colored pen-
cils, shoes and shoelaces, plas-
tic waste and recycled bullet
shells and reflecting the art-
ist’s alchemical, intuitive and
imaginative process. With
more than 60 pieces on view,
the breadth and depth of
Uribe’s work will be examined.
The artist is constantly work-
ing, and the show will include
sculptures created just for this

“Uncaged” includes works by
well-known artists such as
George Inness Jr, Jeff Koons,
Lilly Martin Spencer and Will

Melchior DiGiacomo (b 1947), “Man with Dog on Car, Jersey Jeff Koons (b 1955), “Balloon Dog (Red),” Federico Uribe (b 1965), “Panda Bear,” 2018,
City, NJ,” 1980, black and white photograph, printed 2019, 1995, Ed. 568/2,300, painted porcelain, 10½ bullet shells, 60 by 52 by 48 inches.
13 by 19 inches. Gift of the artist. by 10½ by 3½ inches. Gift from the Estate of
Chickie Rosenberg.

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LACMA Exhibits ‘Where The Truth Lies: The Art Of Qiu Ying’

LOS ANGELES — The Los in life up until the time of his
Angeles County Museum of death. A section on the artist
Art (LACMA) presents, from 1542 to 1552 surveys the
“Where the Truth Lies: The paintings he created in his
Art of Qiu Ying,” the first exhi- final decade, the period that
bition on the great Ming yielded the largest percentage
dynasty painter organized of his dated and datable works.
outside of Asia. Few artists in During these years, Qiu Ying
Chinese history have proven is said to have spent consider-
as enigmatic as Qiu Ying (circa able time as a guest in the
1494-1552), whose life and art home of the great collector
reveal a series of paradoxes. Xiang Yuanbian in nearby
Though one of the most famous Jiaxing, where he created
artists of the Ming period, many of his best-known paint-
almost nothing is known about ings. According to recent
his life. Qiu Ying is said to research, by the time of his
have been illiterate, yet sur- death in 1590, Xiang owned
viving evidence demonstrates nearly 50 works by Qiu Ying.
elegant writing; and though Many of the works presented
he is said to have had few fol- in this section, as in earlier
lowers, he remains one of the periods of his career, can be
most copied painters in Chi- grouped together on the basis
nese history. The exhibition Qiu Ying, “Parting under a Willow Tree,” from “Romance of the Western Chamber,” Ming of their superb and meticulous
will be on view through May dynasty, circa 1545-52, fan painting; ink and colors on gold-flecked paper, 7 by 21¾ inches, technique, the calligraphy of
17. Asian Art Museum, Museum purchase, photo ©Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Qiu Ying’s signatures, and the
Featuring a total of 65 works, consistent use of particular
45 of which are by Qiu Ying, head of Chinese, Korean, and such issues as artists who Qiu Ying’s predecessors, teach- personal seals.
the exhibition brings forth the South & Southeast Asian art cross social boundaries, litera- ers, students and followers,
largest gathering of paintings at LACMA. cy and the importance of con- placing the artist’s work in a The Los Angeles County
by the artist ever assembled in noisseurship in determining larger social and historical Museum of Art is at 5905
the United States. In addition The exhibition proves, for the quality and authenticity. The context. It includes a total of Wilshire Boulevard. For infor-
to masterworks by Qiu Ying, first time, that contrary to exhibition also presents some 65 paintings in traditional mation, or
the exhibition includes paint- prevailing belief, Qiu Ying was of the most beautiful surviv- Chinese formats, including 323-857-6000.
ings by 17 other artists includ- highly literate. In addition, ing paintings from the Ming hanging scrolls, handscrolls,
ing his predecessors and despite his obscure origins, period, including many that album leaves and fans, and is NEW YORK CITY — The
teachers, his daughter Qiu Qiu Ying painted primarily for have never before been seen in organized in thematic sections Whitney presents “Making
Zhu, and followers from the an affluent, elite, politically the United States, and others that explore Qiu Ying’s prece- Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950-
early Sixteenth through the powermore than 20 of the art- that are published here for the dents; cover the artist’s early, 2019,” an exhibition that fore-
mid-Twentieth Century. ist’s most famous literati con- first time. mid-career and late works; grounds how visual artists have
“Where the Truth Lies” is temporaries, indicating their and finally, acknowledge the explored the materials, meth-
curated by Stephen Little, the respect for his skill and the Exhibiting a new chronologi- artist’s legacy. ods and strategies of craft. The
Florence and Harry Sloan subtlety of his interpretation cal structure for Qiu Ying’s Whitney is at 99 Gansevoort
curator of Chinese art and of literary subjects. “Where work and career, the exhibi- Qiu Ying was an artist whose Street. For information, 212-
the Truth Lies” grapples with tion presents key works by skill continued to improve late 570-3600 or

30 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

Allman’s Salt City Antiques Show Again Defies Weather
Northeast Snowstorm Has Little Effect On Exhibitors And Shoppers At Syracuse, N.Y., Weekend

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Steve Allman said. He added, a scroll cut backsplash. It had neateles, N.Y., specializes in
shoppers here were not to be “Dealers said during the show a restored finish. More sales English and American Revo-
deterred in spite of a double sales were good with furni- included a valuable Taconic lutionary-era furniture. There
header winter storm January ture, smalls, accessories and basket, several turn-of-the- was a large collection that
18-19 for the Salt City Winter collectibles.” century electric lamps, both also included Nineteenth
Antiques and Collectibles American and Czech, and a Century landscape art, silver
Show at New York State Fair- Among those leading the variety of accessories. Finally, tea services and Eighteenth
grounds. “We had more than day were Wilori Antiques a pair of portraits, oil on Century pewter candlesticks
1,000 people waiting for the 9 from nearby Rochester, N.Y. board, which were presumed and chargers. Steve White
am opening Saturday and Will Verfuss, one of the own- to be husband and wife, circa also brought a small collec-
even with the snow late in the ers, reported very satisfying 1800, sold. Verfuss said, “They tion of Adirondack furniture
afternoon there was a good sales for the weekend. He were not in period frames, so and associated accessories.
crowd all day,” show promoter said, “Up here, snow doesn’t the price was a very good deal
Bob Hoffman, Rochester, necessarily mean the end of a for the purchaser.” John Walther, Egremont,
N.Y. show.” The dealer’s sales Mass., arrived with antique
included a charming four- More furniture was at the lighting. Walther has been
drawer tiger maple chest with show. White and White, Ska- restoring and electrifying

John Walther, Egremont, Mass. Jeff Andrews, Rutland, Vt.
The corner cupboard in tiger maple dated
to the second quarter of the Nineteenth
Century or before.

Review by Tom O’Hara
Photos Courtesy Allman Promotions

Colony Shop Antiques and Art, Fayetteville, N.Y.

Honeoye Antiques, Honeoye Falls, N.Y. Sue Sauvgeau, Seneca Falls, N.Y.

White and White Antiques and Art, Skaneateles, N.Y.

Adirondack-style furniture and accessories
are very popular at this show. A Nineteenth Century table and sporting gear. Ilene Schleckler, Baldwinsville, N.Y.

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

Bob and Cheri Charbonneau, Syracuse, N.Y. Wilori Antiques, Rochester, N.Y. Early Nineteenth Century furniture in the country style is
a proven choice for the exhibitors here with this early
Nineteenth Century oil and finally, movie posters from herds of sheep, but they were maple chest of drawers as a good example of the offerings.
gas light fixtures for many the last half century. in rather small scale, one
years from his antiques shop group about an inch tall and fine art collection at this show. 140 exhibitors at the show in
and selling at a variety of Rutland, Vt., exhibitor Jeff another slightly larger, all Bob Charbonneau, Syracuse, the Horticulture Building at
shows, including here at Salt Andrews was showing a wide from about 1900. This was in New York State Fairgrounds,
City. This weekend he brought variety from the last few hun- addition to an assortment of was selling Eighteenth and “a full house,” he said. Salt
a collection of both table lamps dred years. There was a white Nineteenth Century toys and early Nineteenth Century City Antiques Show has
and chandeliers. porcelain coated medical cabi- dolls. American country furniture become a tradition with him.
net, probably 75 to 100 years and art. He offered an apoth-
For more variety, Bob Hoff- old, sterling silver hollowware Sue Sauvgeau, Seneca Falls, ecary with 15 small drawers His next Syracuse show is the
man was there from Roches- from Georgian and Victorian N.Y., was showing an assort- in pine, restored finish, sev- Greater Syracuse Expo, March
ter with his collection of origi- times and more furniture col- ment of Adirondack, Native eral trenchers, hand carved in 14-15, also in the Horticultural
nal vintage posters. There lections, mixed times and peri- American and Colonial period maple, carved birds — not Building at New York State
were some from rock concerts ods. antiques and home furnish- waterfowl but shore birds — Fairgrounds. For information,
of the 1960s, circuses and car- ings. The Colony Shop, Fayette- and a large pine dry sink.,
nivals with great art and, The Village Antiques, Syra- ville, N.Y., sold more from its 315-686-5789 or 239-877 2830.
cuse, N.Y., offered several Steve Allman had more than

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Two Winter Exhibitions At NY Historical Society
Examine Commemorative Traditions

NEW YORK CITY — This win- Century America when there Schmidt Bach. Because hair
ter, the New-York Historical Soci- were few trained portrait paint- decomposes slowly, miniatures
ety presents an exhibition and a ers. Drawn mostly from the and other jewelry decorated with
special installation that take a museum’s collection by Curator hair became symbolic of mourn-
fresh look at traditions of remem- of Drawings Dr Roberta J.M. ing. These personal mementos
brance. The exhibition, “In Pro- Olson, “In Profile” traces the provided solace while also being
file: A Look at Silhouettes” traces development of this popular art fashionable and socially appro-
the development of the late Eigh- form and explores its contempo- priate. The objects on display
teenth and Nineteenth Century rary revival through more than illustrate the fascinating history
art form and how artists are 150 silhouettes of both famous of hair jewelry, with a particular
reinventing the silhouette today and everyday people — from a focus on its manufacture and use
and will be on view through April depiction of Alexander Hamilton in New York.
5. The special installation, “Life to full-length silhouettes of the
Cut Short: Hamilton’s Hair and students in a Gramercy Park Highlights of the installation
the Art of Mourning Jewelry” will girls’ school. are a gold mourning ring contain-
continue to May 10 and displays ing a lock of founding father Alex-
jewelry featuring human hair Life Cut Short: ander Hamilton’s hair, clipped by
that was used as tokens of affec- Hamilton’s Hair and the Art his wife, Elizabeth, as a keepsake
tion or memorials to lost loved while he was on his deathbed;
ones. of Mourning Jewelry and a circa 1854 Tiffany & Co
This special installation looks at mourning bracelet featuring hair,
In Profile: the history of hair and other gold, silver, and diamonds, one of
A Look at Silhouettes mourning jewelry through a dis- many mourning items sold by the
The art of silhouettes — usually play of approximately 60 brace- New York City jeweler.
black cut-paper or painted pro- lets, earrings, brooches and other
files — emerged as a popular accessories drawn from the The New-York Historical Soci-
form of portraiture in Nineteenth museum’s collection by Curator ety is at 170 Central Park West.
of Decorative Arts Dr Debra For additional information, 212-
873-3400 or

32 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

Auction Action In Monroe, Conn.

Wide-Ranging Fairfield Auction Brings
Bidders From Across The Globe

MONROE, CONN. — If we Auguste Bartholdi bronze cen- a letter from Avedon to the
look at the just the top 10 lots terpiece ($4,320) and a paint- original owner upon her retire-
from Fairfield Auctions’ most ing of a seated nude by Pál ment as his personal book-
recent sale ending on January Fried ($4,080). keeper. Signed and numbered
29, we see the wide-ranging verso, it was printed in 1981.
offerings of top quality items “The Chinese painting was
that is the hallmark of the from an estate in Litchfield, The Chinese hanging paint-
experienced owners, Rosie and Conn.” Jack DeStories said. ing, 38-by-21-inches (image) in
Jack DeStories, who have con- “We judged the Chinese paint- an old mat and frame, had col-
ducted sales since 1988, serv- ing purely on aesthetics, the lector’s marks but the image is
ing individuals and estates. condition issues made me very obscured by age perhaps
think the $400 to $600 esti- and in need or restoration. But
In an auction where total mate was realistic. Overseas the low estimate did not deter
sales were $345,000 (with sev- bidders saw something that bidders.
eral post-auction sales pend- sent it much higher. The Ave-
ing) the top lots ranged from a don is such a strong image, Another artwork with a esti-
Richard Avedon photograph and then when we opened it mate of $300/500 was the sub-
and a Chinese painting of a up and saw the signature, we ject of over 40 bids across plat-
man with three horses, which knew its story.” forms. The unsigned oil on
each sold at $9,600, to Samuel canvas showed the profile of a
Johnson’s two-volume Diction- The Avedon image showed woman and was described as a
ary of the English Language model Ingrid Boulting in a “Continental Old Master.” The
and a shadow box with two coat by Dior, taken in Avedon’s 14½-by-11¾-inch painting
Austrian medals, selling at Paris studio, January 1970. sold after extended bidding at
$9,000 each, to a Frederic The 24-by-20-inch photograph, $6,600.
from an edition of 50, included
Another top lot, confirming

Rosie and Jack DeStories stand in front of the Chinese Image by Richard Avedon showed model
painting and Richard Avedon photograph that tied for top Ingrid Boulting in a coat by Dior, taken in
lot, each bringing $9,600. Avedon’s Paris studio, January 1970. The
24-by-20-inch photograph, from an edition
Marcus Aurelius, The Roman Emperor, the of 50, included a letter from Avedon to the
first English language edition translated by original owner upon her retirement as his
Meric Casavbon, 1634, crossed the block personal bookkeeper. Signed and numbered
with a $400/600 estimate but sold at $6,600 verso, it was printed in 1981, and sold at

A pair of 18K gold Van Cleef & Arpels clip-on diamond ear- Review and Onsite Photos by
rings in the shape of a leaf, each set with six diamonds, Antiques and The Arts Weekly
realized $3,360. Anne Kugielsky, Assistant Editor
Catalog Photos Courtesy Fairfield Auction

The two-volume set, A Dictionary Of The English Language Hungarian-American artist Pál Fried (1893-
by Samuel Johnson, printed by W. Strahan for J.P. Knapton, 1976), a seated nude, 30 by 40 inches, oil on
London, 1755, was titled Johnson’s Dictionary on the spines canvas, sold at $4,080
of the leather-bound volumes housed in a two-slip box. It
sold at $9,000.

From an edition of 153 published in 1913, Le Mort D, as it “It would have brought more if the tail had Auctioneer Rosie DeStories holds the French
was listed in the catalog, drew much interest from book col- not been broken and repaired,” Jack DeSto- bronze pendule d’officier clock, a Swiss trav-
lectors and sold just above high estimate at $5,520. ries said about this charming and whimsi- eling clock made circa 1790, about which
cal Picasso Madoura ceramic fish pitcher Jack said, “I think this is the first period one
that sold for $3,120. we’ve handled. We’ve had several later
Empire Revival models. It sold at $2,880.

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 33

A black plate with white dancers, This diamond and pearl princess
signed and stamped Picasso Madoura, ring had a 2.25-carat center diamond
estimated at $2/3,000, sold at $3,840. surrounded by ten round diamonds,
13 cultured pearls and the bezel with
24 diamonds. It sold at $5,760.

This Chinese painting of a man with three horses sold at $9,600. The 38-by- A French grande sonnerie carriage
21-inch (image) in an old mat and frame, had collector’s marks but the clock signed Drocourt, 6 inches tall,
image was very obscured. But overseas buyers saw something in it Jack serial #17790 late Nineteenth Cen-
DeStories said. tury realized $2,880.

the eclectic nature of this auc- one we've handled. We’ve had With an estimate of $300/500, this unsigned Frederic Auguste Bartholdi bronze center-
tion, was Swiss interchange- several later Empire Revival oil on canvas showed the profile of a woman piece, 8¾ inches high with two satyrs sup-
able cylinder music box attrib- models. It's not currently run- and was described as a “Continental Old porting a basket on a pedestal of grape
uted to Bremond, in working ning, but it appears to be com- Master.” The 14½-by-11¾-inch painting sold leaves on a rouge marble base, sold at $4,320.
condition (a short video online plete.” Bidders liked it too and after extensive bidding at $6,600.
showed the music box play- sent the final price to $2,880. A Swiss interchangeable cylinder music box Jack DeStories (center) owner of Fairfield
ing). Estimated at $3/5,000, attributed to Bremond, in working condi- Auction helps dealer Larry Hartley and his
the table standing 29½ by 42½ The top clock of the sale was tion was estimated at $3/5,000, and sold at wife Jeanne load an Oriental rug they had
by 25 inches, with a 13-by-32- a French grande sonnerie car- $8,400. purchased.
by-15-inch box, sold at $8,400. riage clock signed Drocourt, A pair of Chinese blue porcelain vases, 12½ Order of Franz Joseph Knights Cross,
The burled walnut table had a 6-inches tall, late Nineteenth inches high with decorative handles came 2-inch-long gilt bronze with enamel with
central drawer where five of Century with a $1,5/2,500 up with a $150/250 estimate — 16 bids later, original box and Order of Leopold Grand
the six original discs were estimate that realized $2,880. the pair sold at $3,360. Cross with red and white enamel, 3¼-inch-
stored. It came with its original, albe- long Austrian medals, both now framed in a
it well-worn leather case. shadow box sold at $9,000.
Another category was heard
from when Marcus Aurelius, Jewelry is often a strong and
The Roman Emperor, the first deep category at Fairfield
English language edition Auction and the January 29
translated by Meric Casavbon, sale was no exception. A dia-
1634, crossed the block with a mond and pearl princess ring
$400/600 estimate but sold at with an appraisal by J.A. Kra-
$6,600 after strong bidding. vit, Hallandale, Fla., had a
2.25 carat center diamond
Le Morte D'Arthur, by Ash- surrounded by 10 round dia-
endene Press, drew much monds, 13 cultured pearls and
interest from book collectors the bezel with 24 diamonds. It
and sold just above high esti- sold at $5,760.
mate at $5,520. From an edi-
tion of 153 published in 1913, A 16-inch long 14K gold
the title reads in full: The chain with a 1-carat round
Noble and Joyous Book Enti- brilliant cut diamond realized
tled Le Morte d’Arthur $3,360; a pair of 18K gold Van
Reduced In To Englyssh By Cleef & Arpels clip-on dia-
Syr Thomas Mallory. Leather mond earrings in the shape of
bindings in good condition, the a leaf, each set with six dia-
“re-writing” of the famous monds, jumped well beyond
story of King Arthur and his its $1,000 high estimate sell-
Round Table appeared to be ing at $3,360; and a diamond
untouched and perhaps encrusted 14K gold Hamilton
unread. watch bracelet, also appraised
by J.A. Kravit, Hallandale,
The two-volume set A Dic- Fla., ticked up to $3,120.
tionary Of The English Lan-
guage by Samuel Johnson, Other artwork in the top lots
printed by W. Strahan for J.P. included two by Hungarian-
Knapton, London, 1755, was American artist Pál Fried
titled Johnson’s Dictionary on (1893-1976). Two of his graph-
the spines of the leather ic nudes captured the gaze of
bound volumes housed in a bidders. One, a seated nude, a
two-slip box. 30-by-40-inch oil on canvas
sold at $4,080; the second
The decorative accessory nude, “Lizette,” a 30-by-
lots were led by the 8¾-inch- 24-inch signed oil on canvas,
high bronze center piece with brought $3,120.
two satyrs supporting a bas-
ket on a pedestal of grape Rounding out some of the
leaves on a rouge marble base, top lots were two with Chi-
which was estimated at nese origins. A pair of Chinese
$800/1,200. After more than blue porcelain vases, 12½
30 bids on the signed Frederic inches high with decorative
Auguste Bartholdi piece, it handles came up with a
sold at $4,320. $150/250 estimate, 16 bids
later, the pair sold at $3,360.
From the Madoura studio, A pair of octagonal porcelain
two lots were particularly wig stands sold at $3,120. The
strong. As DeStories said, 11-inch-high pair, each deco-
“These are always popular, rated with figures standing
and if the tail of the pitcher under a cherry tree, were esti-
had not been repaired, it could mated at $250/350.
have gone higher.” He was
referring to a charming and Jack DeStories said about
whimsical Picasso Madoura this sale and the trend he’s
ceramic fish pitcher (estimate observing, “The underlying
$2/3,000) that sold for $3,120. trends of the past few years
A black plate with white danc- seem to be holding, but with a
ers, also signed and stamped noticeable uptick across most
Picasso Madoura, with the categories so there is reason
same estimated, sold at for optimism, at least for bet-
$3,840. ter material.”

Rosie DeStories showed a The DeStories will watch the
period, French bronze pendule trends in Fairfield Auction’s
d’officier clock, a Swiss travel- next sale scheduled for March
ling clock made circa 1790, 25. All prices reported include
about which Jack said, “I the buyer’s premium. For fur-
think this is the first period ther information, 203-880-5200

34 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

Transitions Frank Lloyd Wright’s School
Of Architecture To Close
The new Alan J. Dworsky associate
curator of Chinese art at Harvard SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — The School Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Ariz. Wikipedia photo
Art Museums beginning June 15 is Sarah of Architecture at Taliesin, which was
Laursen. Laursen is currently the Rob- founded by renowned architect Frank order to renew its accreditation. In a Established by Wright in 1932, the
ert P. Youngman curator of Asian art at Lloyd Wright, will close its doors after statement, the foundation said that school is currently holding discus-
the Middlebury Col- 88 years. The institution, which is the institution was shuttering sions with Arizona State University
lege Museum of Art in based at two of Wright’s former resi- because it “did not have a sustainable to see if its students — 30 are cur-
Middlebury, Vt.; she dences in Spring Green, Wisc., and business model that would allow it to rently enrolled — can transfer to its
is also assistant pro- Scottsdale, announced that it would maintain its operation as an accred- design school to complete their
fessor in the depart- shutter on February 4 and claims it ited program.” degrees.
ment of history of made the “gut-wrenching” decision
art and architecture because it could not reach an agree-
at Middlebury, where ment with the architect’s foundation
she leads courses for on a path forward.
undergraduate stu-
dents on Asian art “This is a sad and somber day for
and art history and museum studies. Her our school, our students and staff,
expertise is in the art of early medieval and the architecture community,”
China, and she has extensive curatorial, Dan Schweiker, the chair of the
teaching and research experience en- school’s board of governors, said in a
compassing topics ranging from ancient statement. “We are saddened we
India and Korea to contemporary China. could not reach an agreement with
the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) to continue operating the architec-
has appointed Adam M. Levine ture school. Our innovative school
to be the next Edward Drummond and and its mission were integral to
Florence Scott Libbey director of the Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision for con-
museum. Levine returns to TMA from necting architecture to our natural
the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens world. Wright’s legacy was not just
building. It was a school to promul-
in Jacksonville, Fla., gate the lessons for all future genera-
where he is currently tions.”
the George W. and
Kathleen I. Gibbs di- The school was previously run by
rector and chief exec- the architect’s foundation, however, it
utive officer. Prior to was forced to separate from the orga-
his post at the Cum- nization when the Higher Learning
mer Museum, which Commission declared that it must
began in October become financially independent in
2018, Levine served
in several roles at Keck Foundation’s $50 Million Gift
TMA since 2013, most recently as dep- Pushes LACMA Campaign To $650 Million Mark
uty director and curator of ancient art.
Levine will begin his directorship at TMA LOS ANGELES — Thanks to a lead- the end of February, with more than are inspired by Michael’s vision of an
on May 1. TMA’s previous director, Brian ership gift of $50 million from the $640 million in commitments already art museum for all. Along with our
Kennedy, departed after nine years at the W.M. Keck Foundation and gifts from made. Construction of the new build- new Keck Foundation co-presidents
end of June 2019 to take the helm at the other civic leaders, the Los Angeles ing will begin at that time, as planned Joe Deegan Day and Stephen Keck, I
Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. County Museum of Art (LACMA) and on budget. am particularly excited about the
announced that it is on track to raise museum’s goal of improving access to
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum $650 million for its Building LACMA Said W.M. Keck Foundation chair art and art education for Angelenos
and Foundation announced the ap- campaign in support of its planned and chief executive officer Robert Day, from all parts of our region for many
pointment of Cyra Levenson to the posi- David Geffen Galleries. The goal to “The Keck Foundation strives to enrich years to come.”
tion of deputy director and Gail Engelberg cover the $650 million cost of the the lives of Southern California resi-
director of education and public engage- building construction will be met by dents and places special emphasis on For information, or
ment. Levenson will children, youth and their families. We 323-857-6000.
be responsible for the
development and im- Alderfer Auction’s Brent Souder
plementation of learn- Inducted Into PAA Hall Of Fame
ing and engagement HARRISBURG, PENN. — Alderfer business family, he had to find his Institute), MPPA (Master Personal
opportunities for mod- Auction’s H. Brent Souder has been way into the profession on his own. Property Appraiser), PAA (Pennsylva-
ern and contemporary inducted into the Pennsylvania Auc- This was accomplished by landing a nia Auctioneers Association) bid call-
art and architecture at tioneers Association (PAA) Hall of job at the age of 13 with a local auc- ing champion, PA Auctioneer of the
the Guggenheim Mu- Fame. Souder had the honor bestowed tioneer. He spent the next years Year, Lehigh Valley Chapter President,
seum in New York, and upon him by his longtime associate doing any, and every, entry-level job PAA Director, PAA past president and
will have a significant Vernon L. Martin at the recent 72nd that included sanding and painting a member of the NAA(National Auc-
role in partnering across the foundation’s PAA Annual Conference in Harris- of the building, which he is now part tioneer Association). “Brent puts his
international network. She comes to the burg on January 10. owner. He spent all of his efforts and expertise in practice by being available
Guggenheim Museum from the Cleveland hard work — just so he could be and accessible to anyone in the auction
Museum of Art, where she was deputy di- Martin said of Souder that, “It takes around auctions. industry, especially those new to the
rector and head of public and academic consistent greatness in a profession business. Brent generously shares his
engagement. Levenson will begin her new to make it to the Hall of Fame. Be it “He worked hard and was persistent. knowledge and wisdom with others in
position on March 3. the football Hall of Fame in Canton, A few years later, he went to auction the industry. He has taught classes at
or the basketball Hall of Fame in school and became a Pennsylvania Reading Area Community College in
The Children’s Museum of the Arts Springfield, Mass., or baseball’s Hall licensed auctioneer. As his passion for areas of art education and identifica-
has hired artist, curator and educa- of Fame in Cooperstown, or the Hall the auction business grew, so did his tion, as well as classes in best auction
tor Seth Cameron, who cofounded the of Fame of the Pennsylvania Auction- knowledge, expertise and dedication” practices.”
Bruce High Quality Foundation, as its new eers Association. Our recipient is an
executive director. The institution has op- excellent example of that consistent Souter’s achievements included earn- Upon receiving his award, Souder
erated without a director since Barbara greatness. Not being from an auction ing many designations and awards, said, “Thank you for this. I am rarely
including CAI (Certified Auctioneers at a loss for words. I’m humbled to
Hunt-McLanahan, receive this award. I could not have
who helmed the mu- Anita Souder, Vernon Martin and H. Brent Souder accomplished my dream without the
seum for nearly six support of my family and my team at
years, passed away Alderfer Auction.” Owner of Alderfer
after battling pancre- Auction, Sherry Russell, stated, “We
atic cancer in June could not be prouder of Brent as he is
2019. Represented by deserving of this honor in our indus-
Nathalie Karg Gallery try.” The next day, after the roar of
and McClain Gallery, applause from his family, friends, co-
Cameron has served workers and fellow auctioneers, trade
as the creative direc- members and other auction profes-
tor of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Coun- sionals faded, Souder received a
cil and as a professor of theory and studio phone call from his longtime mentor,
practice. He has also lectured frequently 96-year-old Sanford Alderfer. In the
on issues in arts education across the call Alderfer said, “Congratulations
United States. An exhibition of new paint- for your recognition and award! The
ings by Cameron is currently on view at Alderfer Auction Company was found-
Nina Johnson Gallery in Miami. Cameron ed 61 years ago. Thank you and your
took up his new post on February 3. team for elevating my dream.”

Alderfer Auction is at 501 Fair-
grounds Road, Hatfield, Penn. For
additional information, 215-393-3000

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 35


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Rare Hawk That Wowed Birders
Mounted For Museum Display

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A South Ameri- in Portland. The bird died in January 2019
can bird of prey that won the hearts of Maine after suffering from frostbite on its legs.
birders when it made an appearance in the
state has been mounted by a taxidermist for The mounted bird will be sent to the Maine
display. State Museum, the Portland Press Herald
reported. Taxidermist Tom Berube of Poland,
The great black hawk first appeared in Maine, did the work. He said he expects the
Maine in 2018 and attracted huge crowds hawk display to travel to the museum in the
when it later alighted in Deering Oaks park coming weeks.

In this Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, a great black hawk, a native of Central and
South America, flies at Deering Oaks Park, in Portland, Maine. The South American
bird of prey has been mounted by a taxidermist for display. The great black hawk
first appeared in Maine in 2018 and attracted huge crowds when it later alighted in
Deering Oaks park in Portland. The bird died in January 2019 after suffering from
frostbite on its legs. The Portland Press Herald reports the mounted bird will be sent
to the Maine State Museum. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 37

Miller & Miller’s Monumental “Dave” Jar
Iconic ‘Fat Man’ Rug Makes Record Price
For Brunk
Sang Loudest

NEW HAMBURG, ASHEVILLE, N.C. — An 18-inch-tall stoneware jug
ONTARIO — The saying inscribed “Lm September 7 1857 / Dave” topped Brunk
goes, “It’s all over when the Auctions’ February 8 sale when it brought $184,500,
fat lady sings;” however, which is believed to be a record price for a work by the
the highest note in the Edgefield, S.C. potter. The piece, which had been pub-
Saturday, February 8 sale lished in the May 1998 issue of The Magazine Antiques and
at Miller & Miller Auc- had provenance to the collections of both Tony and Marie
tions Ltd, was struck when Shank and Brad Rauschenberg and Judy Aanstad, had been
an iconic hooked mat estimated at $40/60,000. After spirited bidding, the jar sold to
brought $17,700. Cata- an institutional buyer competing against multiple phone bid-
logued as “disputably ders. Watch for a full review of this sale in a future issue.
Ontario’s most recogniz-
able hooked rug,” the 1916 INDEX - 80 Pages - INDEX
wool-and-burlap example
had been featured in
Canadian Folk Art to 1950
and came from the Jim
and Ilona Fleming Collec-
tion. Estimated at
$4/6,000, the work sold to
a private collector bidding antiques Show REVIEWS
on the phone. Watch for a
full review of this sale in a (New York City) The Winter Show Looks Forward.................................................................................. 18
future issue. (Syracuse, N.Y.) Allman’s Salt City Antiques Show Again Defies Weather.............................................. 30
(Mayfair, London) Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair Reports................................................................... 41
Portrait Of Napoleon’s Sister
Sets Lemoine Artist Auction reviews

Auction Record At Doyle (Detroit, Mich.) Pewabic, Murano & Gibson Bring Strong Prices For DuMouchelles................................ 8
(Middleborough, Mass.) Comic Books, Movie Posters, Feininger Watercolor At White’s Varied Sale..... 13
NEW YORK CITY — A late Eighteenth Century portrait of (Boonton, N.J.) Betty Seeler’s Fine Taste Spurs Bidding At Millea Bros. Auction.................................... 24
Napoleon I’s younger sister, titled “Madame Leclerc, nee Pauline (Monroe, Conn.) Wide-Ranging Fairfield Auction Brings Bidders From Across The Globe..................... 32
Bonaparte,” went well above expectations when it brought (Chicago) Hindman Ends 2019 With 11 Auction Records....................................................................... 39
$387,000 on a $70,000 estimate at Doyle’s February 5 sale of Eng- (London) Christie’s Impressionist, Modern & Surreal Art Evening Sales Total $137.7 Million................ 40
lish and Continental Furniture / Old Masters. (London) Pissaro Tops Sotheby’s $64.8 Million Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Evening Sale........ 40
The result established an artist auction record for the painter, (Knoxville, Tenn.) William Edmondson’s “Preacher” Commands $540,000 At Case............................... 46
Marie-Victoire Lemoine (French, 1754-1820). The oil-on-canvas
painting measures 77 by 54-1/8 inches. ExHibitions
The painting had
been anonymously sub- (New York City) Folk Art Museum Examines American Perspective.......................................................... 3
mitted to the Paris (Atlanta, Ga.) High Museum Exhibits Large-Scale Sculpture By Ghanaian Artist Paa Joe......................... 5
Salon of 1799, where it (Nashville, Ten.) Turner’s “Quest For Sublime” Makes Sole US Appearance At The Frist.......................... 9
was described as “Une (Washington, DC) Renwick’s Native Women Artists Get First Major Museum Exhibition........................ 10
jeune femme appuyee (Syracuse, N.Y.) Syracuse University Art Galleries Exhibit Locally Owned Dutch Paintings.................... 12
sur le bord d’une croi- (Charlotte, N.C.) Mint Museum Goes Classic With Black Basalt Sculpture.............................................. 25
see” (A Young Woman (Montclair, N.J.) Animal Art Is “Uncaged” At The Montclair Art Museum............................................... 26
Leaning on the Edge of (Los Angeles) LACMA Exhibits “Where The Truth Lies: The Art Of Qiu Ying”......................................... 29
a Window). (New York City) Two Winter Exhibitions At New-York Historical Society................................................. 31
Doyle said the work (Humelbaek, Denmark) Per Kirkeby’s Bronzes At Louisiana MoMA........................................................ 41
dates to 1798-1799, (Chicago) “Outsider Art Of Victor F. Keen” At Intuit................................................................................. 43
following Pauline (Williamsburg, Va.) Colonial Williamsburg Exhibition Examines Early British Design............................. 45
Bonaparte’s marriage
to French general And Also...
Charles Leclerc in
1797. This image of Across The Block.................................................................................................................................... 44
her was probably Estate Sales........................................................................................................................................... 43
painted the following Historic Homes
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the birth of her son. International...................................................................................................................................... 40-41
Leclerc would die in Q&A............................................................................................................................................................
1802 after contracting Xiomaro.................................................................................................................................................. 1
yellow fever on a mili- Services................................................................................................................................................. 45
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Haiti. (Denver) Denver Art Museum Announces 2019 Acquisitions & Gifts....................................................... 4
From the estate of (Spotsylvania, Va.) Civil War-Era Sword Finds A Home In Virginia Museum............................................ 7
the sitter, the work was apparently passed to her oldest brother, (New Haven, Conn.) New Haven Museum Talk Highlights First African American To Earn PhD.............. 10
Joseph Bonaparte, Comte de Survilliers. Napoleon I made Joseph (Springfield, Ill.) Weaponizing Lincoln’s Top Hat: Part III................................................................... 16-17
the King of Naples and Sicily (1806-08, as Giuseppe I), and King (Haddonfield, N.J.) Victorian Society Summer Scholarships Available................................................... 31
of Spain (1808-13, as José I). It descended in various collections (Harrisburg, Penn.) Alderfer Auction’s Brent Souder Inducted Into PAA Hall Of Fame............................ 34
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For more information, or 212-427-2730. (Scottsdale, Ariz.) Frank Lloyd Wright’s School Of Architecture To Close............................................... 34
(Westmoreland, N.H.) Flying Pig Antiques Celebrates First Anniversary, Extends Hours........................ 38
Vermont Museums Joining Together (Copenhagen) Thieves Steal Bronze Dali Sculptures From Swedish Gallery........................................... 40
To Focus On Technology (Hong Kong) Art Basel Cancels Upcoming Hong Kong Show................................................................. 40
(Tuna, Al-Gabal, Egypt) Egyptian Archaeologists Unveil Ancient Tombs, Artifacts.................................. 40
RUTLAND, VT. (AP) — Doz- terms of this statewide collab- (Madrid) Court Raises Sentence For Banker Who Smuggles A Picasso.................................................. 41
ens of museums and galleries oration, and we were really (Hartford, Conn.) CT Landmarks Host Eve Kahn Book Talk..................................................................... 45
across Vermont are joining leaving a lot of leeway for indi- (Scottsdale, Ariz.) Theft Alert Issued For Stolen Navajo Weavings.......................................................... 45
together this year to draw vidual curators to interpret (Southampton, N.Y.) Southampton History Museum Lecture: “Captain’s Row, Main Street”.................. 45
more visitors and show them the theme however they want-
how technology impacts cul- ed to,” said Sewake. Show March Calendar of IN THIS ISSUE
ture. Section Antiques Shows & Flea Markets PAGE 27
The project was conceived by
The Rutland Herald reports the Vermont Curators Group,
36 organizations will partici- which was founded in 2016 by
pate in the “2020 Vision: See- Andrea Rosen, curator of the
ing the World Through Tech- Fleming Museum of Art in
nology” project. Burlington, who got the idea
from a similar effort in Maine.
Project Coordinator Gillian
Sewake said each participat- “Our museums and galleries
ing museum or gallery has cre- are already doing great things,
ated or tweaked an exhibit to this just gives us a chance to
fit the central theme of how show it,” said Rosen.
technology has affected the
world. People can become eligible
for prizes by visiting Vermont
“It was the first time most of museums. The prize package,
the members of the group had which isn’t finalized yet, will
heard something of this sort in include museum memberships.

38 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

Locati’s February Online Sale
Offers Wedgwood & Herend

A Wedgwood crimson jasper dip tea set ($600/800).

MAPLE GLEN, PENN. — A Chinese Republic period
Locati’s February online sale porcelain vase ($500/700).
began February 3 and
includes more than 300 items Michael Locati, co-owner of Roberto Fabelo (Cuban, b 1950), oil on fabric ($40/50,000).
featuring estate jewelry, sil- Locati, stated “Our February
ver, porcelain, glass, furni- sale features a large collec- view, which will be conducted appraisals are offered every
ture, fine art, Asian art and tion of jasperware, mostly at the firm’s gallery on Satur- Saturday from 10 am to noon.
more. This online-only auc- Wedgwood, but other makers In addition to viewing the day, February 15, from 10 am
tion ends Monday, February are represented. sale online, interested bidders to 5 pm. Locati is at 1425 East Welsh
17. are invited to Locati’s pre- Complimentary verbal Road. For information, 215-
“There are many pieces of 619-2873 or
Among the highlights are a Herend porcelain, including
Wedgwood crimson jasper dip pieces in the Rothschild Bird
tea set ($600/800), a Roberto and Queen Victoria patterns,”
Fabelo (Cuban, b 1950) oil on said Locati. “Included in the
fabric ($40/50,000) and a sale is a piece of art by a
group of Herend Rothschild major living Cuban artist,
bird porcelains ($250/350). Roberto Fabelo.”

Flying Pig Antiques Celebrates
First Anniversary, Extends Hours

WESTMORELAND, N.H. – added Roxanne Reuling to the shop will be open seven days Park), 13 Industrial Park
Flying Pig Antiques will mix. They said they are from 10 am to 5 pm. Flying Drive. For information, 603-
observe its first anniversary extremely pleased with the Pig Antiques is at 867 Route 543-7490 or www.flyingpigan-
celebration Friday, February past year’s progress and look 12 (Westmoreland Industrial
28, through Monday, March 2, forward to many years of suc-
from 10 am to 5 pm, with cess.
fresh merchandise, surprise
discounts, refreshments and McKelvey has a lifetime of
raffles. Connecticut antiques experience as a picker and
dealer Ian McKelvey and antiques dealer. The Casuccis
Massachusetts antiques deal- have promoted antiques
ers Kris and Paul Casucci shows at Walker Homestead
joined forces to create Flying in Brookfield, Mass. Kris pro-
Pig Antiques last winter and motes Simple Goods in Berlin,
Ohio (with partner, Christina
WANTED Hummel), and she is in her
fourth year of promoting the
Fitzwilliam Historical Soci- From left, Paul Casucci, Kris Casucci, Roxanne Reuling and
ety’s Antiques Show & Sale. Ian McKelvey.
McKelvey and the Casuccis
had partnered previously,
with their monthly show, The
Tailgate. Roxanne Reuling
grew up in her family’s
antiques auction business,
Stanton Auctions of Hamp-
den, Mass., where she was an
integral part of daily opera-
tions for almost 30 years.

After extensive renovations,
the partners settled into the
shop, which features more
than 40 antiques dealers from
New England, Michigan and
New York in booths and cases
throughout the 4,900-square-
foot facility. Online auctions
have a dedicated preview area
as well.

Flying Pig Antiques opened
in March 2019 with a four-day
schedule, Friday through
Monday, and continues to
grow with a selection of
antiques from multiple deal-
ers. As of March 1, 2020, the

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 39

Hindman Ends 2019 With 11 Auction Records

Auction Action In Chicago

Vance Kirkland (American, 1904-1981), “Explosions on 20 Miyoko Ito (American, 1918-1983), “Sea Chloé by Karl Lagerfeld “Shower” dress,
Billion Years Ago,” 1979, from “Forces” series, oil on canvas, Changes,” 1977, oil on canvas, 45 by 36 inch- Autumn/Winter 1983, property from the
36 by 36 inches, signed Kirkland, dated and numbered es, property from a corporate art collection Ebony Fashion Fair Archive ($2/3,000) real-
lower right ($7/9,000) reached $67,500 in the Arts of the ($15/25,000) was bid to $212,500 in the Post ized $32,500 in the sale Luxe Holiday featur-
American West sale, November 7, 2019. War and Contemporary Art sale, December ing Property from Ebony Fashion Fair: The
11, 2019. Final Show, December 6, 2019.

CHICAGO — Hindman set realized $143,750 against a $67,500, surpassing its presale greater DC area, respectively. folk art mantel is Benjamin
new company and industry presale estimate of $20/30,000 estimate of $7/9,000 and Additionally, several new Fisher, a veteran Hindman
high-water marks in 2019. The and held an auction record for becoming the top-selling work departments have been added alum who returned this year
approximately one minute only by the artist ever offered at to Hindman’s growing roster, after a stint with an East Coast
to be broken by the next lot in auction. The Denver office, with James Smith at the helm firm.
the sale, Ito’s “Sea Changes.” which host sales of arts of the in sports memorabilia, and
“Sea Changes” realized American West, saw its most taking up the Americana and For additional information,
$212,500 against a presale successful year ever at Hind-
estimate of $15/25,000 and is man, ending the year with
year, which included more than now the top-selling lot at auc- more than $6.5 million in sales
90 auctions and $69 million in tion for the artist. and a greatly expanded sale-
sales, began with the acquisi- room and offices in a new loca-
tion of Cowan’s, another widely Several departments and tion in Denver’s hip RiNo Dis-
respected auction firm based in regions saw extraordinary trict.
Ohio that has focused on fine growth in 2019, further solidi-
and historic collections for fying their position in the mar- Looking forward into 2020,
more than three decades. ket. The books and manu- Hindman said it will continue
Through this acquisition Hind- scripts department ended 2019 its expansion, with new loca-
man said it has further with sales totaling more than tions, new departments and
expanded its expertise into $5.5 million, an achievement sale calendar. Hindman col-
nearly all significant collecting unparalleled since the estab- leagues Katie Guilbault and
categories. lishment of the firm in 1982. Maura Ross will be expanding
Hindman’s network of depart- Highlights from the year the company’s presence into
ments broke 11 auction records include Charles Darwin’s On southern California and the
in 2019, a record for the firm. the Origin of Species, which set
With a long tradition of success a world auction record for a
offering works by Chicago first edition of Darwin’s land-
Imagists, the postwar and con- mark work. Realizing $564,500,
temporary art department the Garden Copy, previously
broke eight records in the last owned by American philan-
half of the year, achieving out- thropist Paul Mellon (1907–
standing results for artists Jim 1999), sold for more than dou-
Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, Art ble the presale estimate of
Green, Ray Yoshida, Karl Wir- $120/180,000 as a part of prop-
sum, Miyoko Ito, Roger Brown erty from a Midwest collector, a
and Barbara Rossi, concluding single-owner auction that fea-
the year with sales in excess of tured landmark works in the
$15 million. Of particular note fields of science and technology,
is Jim Nutt’s “Plume,” which mathematics, literature, Amer-
realized $516,500 against a icana and the social sciences
presale estimate of and realized more than $1.9
$200/400,000. Additionally, million.
Miyoko Ito’s “Sea Chest,” which
The couture and luxury acces-
Charles Darwin, On the Ori- sories department handled a
gin of Species, London: John number of important collec-
Murray, 1859, first edition tions, including selections from
sold for $564,500 in the the collection of Olivia de
Library of a Midwestern Col- Havilland, the Geoffrey Beene
lector sale, November 5, 2019. Archive and the final collection
of Ebony Fashion Fair ever to
be offered at auction. The top
lot from the collection of Ebony
Fashion Fair, a Chloé by Karl
Lagerfeld “Shower” dress from
1983, shattered its presale
estimate of $2/3000, realizing
$32,500. The design set a world
auction record for a dress sold
by the famed designer, but is
now the top-selling garment at

A global auction record was
also achieved in the Denver
November auction, where
abstract impressionist Vance
Kirkland’s “Explosions on 20
Billion Years Ago” realized

40 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020

INternational Compiled By
Antiques and The Arts Weekly

Madelia Hickman Ring

Egyptian Archaeologists Unveil
Ancient Tombs, Artifacts
René Magritte (1898-1967), “A la rencontre du plaisir,” (AP) — Archaeologists on Thurs- This photo provided by Egypt’s antiquities ministry, shows
1962, 18-1/8 by 21-5/8 inches. Sold for $24,613,875. day, January 30, unveiled 16 one of sarcophagi discovered in the village of Tuna al-Gabal,
ancient Egyptian tombs filled near the Nile Valley city of Minya. Archeologists on Thursday,
Christie’s London with sarcophagi and other arti- January 30, 2020, unveiled 16 ancient Egyptian tombs filled
Impressionist, Modern & facts from a vast burial ground. with sarcophagi and other artifacts from a vast burial ground.
Surreal Art Evening Sales Egypt’s antiquities ministry announced the discoveries in the
Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry village in central Egypt. The site boasts an array of previous-
Total $137.7 Million announced the discoveries in the ly excavated finds, including funerary buildings and cata-
village of Tuna al-Gabal, near the combs filled with thousands of mummified ibis and baboon
Auction Action in London Nile Valley city of Minya in cen- birds. (Egypt’s antiquities ministry via AP).
tral Egypt. The site boasts an
LONDON — Christie’s offered 25 lots in its February 5 Impres- array of previously excavated belonged to the high priests of cophagi.
sionist & Modern evening sale, which achieved $81.4 million and finds, including funerary build- Thoth, the ancient Egyptian god The Egyptian government fre-
was 84 percent sold by lot. Leading the sale was “Portrait of Mar- ings and catacombs filled with of writing and wisdom, among
jorie Ferry” by Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) that exceeded thousands of mummified ibis and other senior officials. quently promotes archaeological
its estimate to reach $21,164,000 and in doing so not only set a baboon birds. finds to boost its vital tourism
new world auction record for the artist but marked the first time The Ministry of Antiquities sector. The industry was hard hit
a woman artist has led an Impressionist & Modern sale. The The long-abandoned tombs date invited journalists to tour the by political turmoil following the
house followed immediately afterward with its Art of the Surreal back to three dynasties, from 664- site, shepherding film crews 2011 popular uprising that top-
evening sale, comprising 24 lots, of which 21 found buyers for a 399 BCE, in the Pharaonic Late down ladders into dark, narrow pled longtime dictator Hosni
total of $56.2 million and 87.5 percent sold. The top lot of that Period. shafts full of skeletons and sar- Mubarak.
sale was “A la rencontre du plaisir” by René Magritte (1898-
1967), which achieved $24,613,875. Among the new treasures pre-
sented: 20 sarcophagi made from
Both sales saw global participation with bidders from 17 coun- limestone and etched with hiero-
tries across three continents glyphic texts, five wooden coffins,
hundreds of amulets and 10,000
Christie’s is at 8 King Street. For information, www.chris- blue funerary statues, known as ushabti figurines, which are fix-
tures in the ancient tombs of the
area. The sarcophagus lids are
molded into mummy-like figures
of men.

While such contents can be loot-
ed or decay over time, Mostafa
Waziri, secretary-general of
Egypt’s Supreme Council of
Antiquities, described the tombs
as “in good condition” and the sar-
cophagi stone as “well-polished.”

Waziri said the tombs likely

Thieves Steal Bronze Dali Sculptures
From Swedish Gallery
Pissarro Tops Sotheby’s Peder Enstrom, the owner of Couleur gallery, left, At least two thieves have stolen items
$64.8 Million stands by as police work at the scene after items were from an art gallery in Stockholm, police
stolen from an exhibition at the gallery in Stockholm, said, with Swedish media reporting that
Impressionist, Modern & Sweden, Thursday, January 30, 2020. Police in Sweden they include ten to 12 table-size bronze
Surrealist Evening Sale say at least two thieves have stolen items from an art sculptures by Spanish artist Salvador
gallery in central Stockholm. Swedish media report Dali.
Auction Action in London the missing artwork includes 10 to 12 table-size bronze
sculptures by Spanish artist Salvador Dali. (Ali Lores- Police said “at least two thieves” entered
LONDON — Nearly half of the 33 lots offered in Sotheby’s Feb- tani/TT News Agency via AP). the Couleur gallery in central Stockholm
ruary 4 evening sale of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art early Thursday morning by smashing the
were fresh to the market and the sale achieved $64.8 million, entrance window. Forensic experts were
within its presale estimate of $54.3/77.5 million, with 88 percent searching the gallery for clues and no
of the works on offer finding buyers. Achieving the top price was suspects have been arrested.
“Gelée Blanche,
Jeune Paysanne Fai- Gallery owner Peder Enstrom told the
Swedish news agency TT that the alarm
went off after 4 am and police arrived at
the scene shortly after.

Each of the sculptures by Dali are worth
between 200,000 to 500,000 kronor
($21,000 to $52,000) and measures up to
50 centimeters (20 inches) tall, Enstrom
told TT.

The sculptures — including several of
Dali’s famous melting watches on a tree
— had been on display at the gallery for
ten days. The exhibition was to close Sat-
urday. The statues came from Switzer-

sant Du Feu” by Art Basel Cancels Upcoming Hong Kong Show
Camille Pissarro
(1830-1903), which
realized $17,276,142. HONG KONG — Art Basel has announced the result of the outbreak.
After the sale, the cancellation of its upcoming fair in Hong Kong due Marc Spiegler, Global Director, Art Basel said, “Our
house reported that to the outbreak and spread of the new coronavirus.
one-third of the sale Art Basel Hong Kong was scheduled to take place at thoughts are with those affected by the recent coro-
sold to buyers from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre navirus outbreak around the world. The decision to
Asia, with the (HKCEC) March 19-21. cancel Art Basel Hong Kong was an extremely diffi-
remainder of the sale cult one for us. We explored every other possible
almost evenly divid- Following the severe outbreak of the coronavirus, option before doing so, gathering advice and perspec-
ed between buyers in which has recently been declared a global health tives from many gallerists, collectors, partners and
Continental Europe emergency by the World Health Organization, Art external experts. We are acutely aware of the impor-
and the United Basel has no option but to cancel the upcoming edi- tant role that the fair plays within the region’s cul-
States. tion of Art Basel Hong Kong. Numerous factors tural scene and for our galleries, both in Asia and
Sotheby’s is at informed this decision, including the fundamental across the globe. Our team dedicated extensive time
Camille Pissarro, “Gelée Blanche, 34-35 New Bond concern for the health and safety of all those work- and effort to ensure our show in March would be a
Jeune Paysanne Faisant Du Feu,” Street. For informa- ing at and attending the fair; the severe logistical success over the course of the past year.”
1887-88, 36½ by 36-3/8 inches. Sold tion, www.sothebys. challenges facing the build-out and transit of art-
for $17,276,142. com. work to the show; and the escalating difficulties The next edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong will
complicating international travel, all arising as a take place March 25-27, 2021.

For information,

February 21, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 41

Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair Reports Strong Sales
MAYFAIR, LONDON — The is their favorite fair... and there through sale, as a result of the
Antiques Dealers Fair Limited have been some very good sales, SOLD – “Cleopatra” by Demétre Chiparus, gilt and patinat- Marriott event and we’re
held the 8th edition of The May- including the Cleopatra bronze ed bronze, signed, French, circa 1925, $20,000 from Jeroen delighted to have met yet
fair Antiques & Fine Art Fair at selling for $20,000, three Loren- Markies Art Deco. another new customer. Once
the London Marriott Hotel zl bronzes, two pairs of Art Deco again our sincere thanks to
Grosvenor Square January chairs, $8,500 for the pair,” said ents making larger sales. Rich- with a loyal following and well yourself and your team for put-
9-12. Jeroen Markies. ard Price sold a circa 1900 run. It brings in smart custom- ting on such a superbly orga-
French carriage timepiece to ers and regulars. There was a nized and stylish event.” Caro-
Mary Cooke of Mary Cooke M&D Moir’s biggest client new customers. “Everything I slight reluctance from people to lyn Stoddart-Scott also reported
Antiques said, “It has been fan- came in on the Saturday and sold has been to new custom- spend, but we had good sales up a follow up sale from a new Chi-
tastic. We have had wonderful emptied one complete shelf! ers.” to around $13,000. Customers nese customer she met at the
visitors in this fair — both from love it, as it’s cozy, easy to navi- fair.
the UK and abroad.” Among Paintings sold at the fair “This is an established and gate and quality dealers. More
Cooke’s sales was a pair of included oils by Dorothea reliable fair and I have had often than not, a high roller Ingrid Nilson, director of orga-
George III sauce tureens with Sharp, Bridget Riley, Robert good sales every day in the walks in.” nizers of The Antiques Dealers
their original stands made by Gallon, Zhao Kailin and region between $150 and Fair Limited said, “We wish
Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp, Michael D’Aguilar, plus more $15,000,” said David Hickmet, Robin Haydock recently wrote that all dealers had done as
London 1780/81, to clients visit- potentials as some sent out on Hickmet Fine Arts. to organizer Ingrid Nilson, well as others. There were some
ing from New Zealand. Thanks approval. Nicholas Lury from “Just to let you know that we’ve really good sales and happy
to an editorial in Country Life, Cambridge Fine Art said, “I sold Anthea AG Antiques said, “As had a substantial follow exhibitors, especially consider-
she also sold a George III silver paintings across the range from usual, it’s a lovely fair to do ing the current uncertainties in
toasting cheese dish by Paul $500 to $6,500. It was a good the world, which does make
Storr — formerly in the collec- one, I thoroughly enjoyed it.” some visitors reluctant to com-
tion of the Dukes of Norfolk — mit. I was particularly pleased
before the fair actually opened. Ron Hodgson from Ashleigh that 64 percent of the gate was
House Fine Art said, “Well up to as a result of our marketing ini-
At the end of the opening day, expected results. Excellent tiatives and many dealers
Cornelia Perquin of Precious response from new clients with informed us that they had met
Flora reported, “I’ve never sold serious potential follow-up. It is new customers.”
so many items in a single day at a superb value for a London
a fair; I have already covered Fair — in Mayfair! Ashleigh The next fair organized by The
my costs on opening day.” Sev- House Fine Art picked up five Antiques Dealers Fair Limited
eral sales were to new custom- new customers. Among the is The Petworth Park Antiques
ers, including Americans, Japa- sales was a painting for a five- & Fine Art Fair, which takes
nese and British. figure sum. place May 15-17 at Petworth
House and Park, Petworth in
Jeroen Markies of Jeroen Simon Hearnden of Berlin West Sussex.
Markies Art Deco said, “This Walls Gallery reported that he
January fair is becoming a fix- had experienced a lot of return- For additional information,
ture for collectors who tell me it ing customers, who spent small
amounts of money and new cli-

Per Kirkeby’s Bronzes At Louisiana MoMA

HUMLEBAEK, DENMARK painting. several ways. One of the obvi- there in the park and appear Per Kirkeby, “Arm og head
— “Per Kirkeby – Bronze” is The great majority of exhibi- ous ones is the way he adminis- here and there in the collection no. XIII,” 1984. Patinated
the big spring exhibition at ters the surface of the sculp- with the greatest naturalness. bronze, Louisiana Museum
Louisiana Museum of Modern tions of Per Kirkeby’s work – tures. Not rarely the sculpture Now we are trying to rewrite of Modern Art. Photo: Poul
Art. The sculptures, small as including Louisiana’s – have looks more as if it has been the narrative of what is actu- Buchard / Brøndum & Co.
well as monumental, take the included a small number of the painted forth than actually ally going on in these dark ©Per Kirkeby Estate.
starring roles, and at the same artist’s bronzes. Although rath- sculpted. accumulations of matter, in the
time, in interaction with paint- er heavy, they have functioned light of — well, precisely all
ings, drawings and works by as a kind of footnotes to the In Kirkeby’s case the emer- the light that streams out of
among others Rodin and Gia- painter Per Kirkeby. This rela- gence of sculpture in his work the man’s pictures,” says Poul
cometti, they help to elucidate tionship is changed by Louisi- at the beginning of the 1980s Erik Tøjner.
the development of Kirkeby’s ana’s coming exhibition. Yet was of quite crucial importance
painting. Louisiana director visitors should not expect to the development of his Tøjner has published several
Poul Erik Tøjner has organized white galleries populated by painting. Thanks to generous books about and with the Dan-
the exhibition. Now on view, black statues, for as always loans, the exhibition will ish artist — among others the
the exhibition will continue with Kirkeby, the individual include many of Kirkeby’s two major works: Per Kirkeby –
through June 21. work is interwoven in a larger sculptures, including works Painting (1998) and Per Kirke-
narrative, into his whole oeu- that we are not used to seeing, by – Sculpture (2005). In 2002,
Per Kirkeby (1938-2018) has vre. at some points in an interplay he was responsible for an exhi-
exhibited at museums all over with particular paintings and bition of the pop artist Per
the world and is one of the Although Kirkeby worked in drawings, and in several cases Kirkeby, with works from the
principal figures in the Louisi- many genres alongside paint- with a view to the elective 1960s and 1970s, then finally,
ana’s collection, which features ing, there is no doubt that he affinities in the history of art to mark the artist’s 70th birth-
works by the artist from the saw himself as a painter. He that were so typical of the day in 2008, a major retrospec-
early beginning until his final even accepted the term “paint- intellectual scope of the artist’s tive exhibition, accompanied
years. The exhibition, “Per er’s sculpture” used by a Ger- gaze at the world. by a film with the artist.
Kirkeby – Bronze” focuses on man art historian to character-
the artist’s work with figure ize the kind of sculptural art “Almost imperceptibly we The Louisiana Museum of
and space, things in which he that has a clear relationship have developed a quite matter- Modern Art is at Gammel
took a lively interest in his with painting. And this is what of-fact relationship with Kirke- Strandvej 13. For information,
Kirkeby’s sculptures have in by’s bronzes — they just stand

Court Raises Sentence For Banker Artcurial To Sell Rubik
Who Smuggled A Picasso Mona Lisa February 23

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has valued at some 24 million euros ($26.5 mil- PARIS — As Paris celebrates Leonardo
raised the sentence against a former bank lion), could not be taken out of the country. da Vinci at the Louvre Museum, Artcu-
president found guilty of trying to smuggle a rial has unveiled the star lot in its
painting by Pablo Picasso out of the country. The work was owned by Botin, an uncle of Urban Art sale to be held on February
Ana Botin, president of the powerful 23. “Rubik Mona Lisa” (2005) is by street
The Madrid court announced the decision Santander banking group. artist Invader, who offers a modern take
Tuesday to raise the sentence against fined on the world’s most famous painting.
ex-Bankinter head Jaime Botin to three Corsican authorities said they had been This contemporary Mona Lisa is con-
years instead of 18 months. The move came tipped off about an attempted smuggling of structed from almost 330 Rubik’s Cubes,
after the prosecution detected an error in the the prized painting from Spain by boat. They those iconic little 3D puzzles from the
original sentence handed down last month. said the oil painting, which comes from the 1980s, and is coming to the market for
Cubist master’s “pink period” and features a the first time with an estimate of
The court also raised the amount Botin woman with long black hair, was seized $133/166,000.
was fined from 52.4 million euros ($57. 9 when the boat’s captain was unable to pro-
million) to 91.7 million euros ($101.3 mil- duce a proper certificate. Artcurial is at 7 Rond-point des
lion). Champs-Elysées. For more information,
On the boat, authorities found a document
The trial last year heard how a team of in Spanish confirming that the work was of “Rubik Mona Lisa” by Invader, 2005,
Spanish police experts flew to the French “cultural interest” and was banned from ©Artcurial ($133,000/166,000).
island of Corsica in 2015 to retrieve the leaving Spain, Picasso’s homeland, without
painting, Picasso’s masterpiece “Head of a permission.
Young Woman.” The Spanish government
had ruled in 2102 that the painting, which is In the original sentence, the court awarded
the painting to the Spanish state.

Historic Homes & Properties


42 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — February 21, 2020 Compiled by Madelia Hickman Ring

Bowne House Quilt Exhibition
Celebrates Black History Month, Abolitionist Past
celebrate Black History Month, Bowne House, courtesy Bowne House. Interior of Bowne House, courtesy Bowne House.
the Bowne House Historical
Society will offer tours from 1 Quaker belief from the Seven- Helen Marshall and Melinda persecution. Predating the Bill Department, and it became the
to 4 pm on February 15-16 teenth Century forward. Katz and a quilt, “The Price of of Rights — the first of ten 23rd member of the Historic
focusing on the history of abo- Lynch’s recent research Cotton,” was included in the amendments to the United House Trust of New York City.
lition in Queens and the explores the origins of anti- WestBeth Gallery exhibition, States Constitution, which was The three organizations are
house’s role as a “safe house” slavery conviction among other “The Fiber Matrix.” Wormly is ratified in 1791 — the Charter now partnering on a phased
along the Underground Rail- early Friends, many with ties a co-founder of the Pomonok is the earliest known experi- restoration of the house, con-
road. An exhibition of quilts by to the Bowne Family and the Quilt Guild and is a teacher ment granting freedom of con- struction of a visitor’s center,
fiber artist and professional Flushing Meeting. Jackson and member of the Brooklyn science in America. archaeological investigation of
quilter, Thadine Wormly-Hern- will showcase discoveries from Quilt Guild, Quilt-N-Queens, the site, and redevelopment of
don, will be on view at Bowne the Bowne House Archives and and the Quilters of Color Net- About Bowne House the surrounding park to repre-
House February 12-29. Addi- other local collections, includ- work, New York City. The best-preserved example sent the rich horticultural his-
tionally, Black History Month ing a rare letter from the of Anglo-Dutch vernacular res- tory of Flushing.
launches Bowne House’s year- Underground Railroad. A About Liberty 2020 idential architecture in the
long “Liberty 2020” initiative, question and discussion period During 2020, the Bowne country is Bowne House, and it The Bowne House Historical
which commemorates the will follow. The lecture is House Historical Society will continues to occupy its original Society offers tours and special
375th anniversary of the Char- included in the $10 general celebrate the 375th anniversa- site. Based on a Dutch plan events throughout the year for
ter of Flushing granting the admission to Bowne House. ry of the signing of the Flush- but employing English build- the general public as well as
right to practice one’s religion ing Town Charter. An initia- ing techniques, the house rep- customized tours for students
of choice without fear of perse- Following the talk on Febru- tive called Liberty 2020 will resents a blend of the two main of all ages. Most of the approxi-
cution ary 16, Wormly-Herndon will feature exhibitions, education- architectural traditions of mately 5,000 objects in the
lead a quilting workshop from al programs, lectures and a colonial New York. museum’s collection are origi-
The oldest extent house in 2 to 4 pm at the Flushing reunion gathering of descen- The structure that became nal to the House; a rarity
Queens and one of the oldest Quaker Meeting House. The dants of early Queens families the Bowne House was built found in few cultural institu-
in New York City, Bowne workshop is included in the – those Native Americans, around 1661 by John Bowne, tions open to the public. The
House displays a quilt depict- $10 cost of general admission African Americans, English, who emigrated from England Bowne House archives, an
ing the life of American aboli- to Bowne House. Dutch and many others who to Boston in 1649 and eventu- extensive collection available
tionist and political activist, settled the region. A list of ally settled in Flushing when to readers by appointment,
Harriet Tubman (1822-1913) About Thadine these names will be posted on New York was under Dutch document the history and civic
and one telling the story of Wormly-Herndon the society’s website later this rule. By the mid-1650’s, Bowne activities of the Bowne and
freed slave, abolitionist and A 40-year resident of Flush- spring. In addition to the had acquired land from the Parsons’ families, who were
member of the United States ing, Thadine Wormly is an art- names of the settlers, we have Matinecock Indians in the occupants of the house from
House of Representatives, ist and teacher whose quilts biographies of many of these area. It was there that he met the Seventeenth through the
Robert Smalls (1839-1915). tell the story of freedom for original families. The Family Hannah Feake, who became Twentieth Centuries. On view
Another large quilt sampler enslaved African American Reunion will be held in Flush- his first wife and the mother of are examples of English and
titled “Underground Railroad” and Indigenous people in the ing, which will give these eight of his children, Hannah American furniture – exam-
features symbols well known United States. Her work has descendants an opportunity to was the daughter of Elizabeth ples by early Flushing and
to slaves fleeing to freedom been exhibited in galleries, visit the Bowne House and the Fones Winthrop Feake, a niece New York cabinetmakers – and
during the Civil War through a museums and public venues Quaker Meeting, and other of Governor John Winthrop of decorative art; paintings, tex-
system of “safe houses” such, throughout New York City. local sites of note. Massachusetts and cousin of tiles and costume; household
as the Bowne House. Featured During her professional career, Signed in 1675 when Flush- Governor Robert Winthrop of artifacts; rare books and man-
on the sampler are the log Wormly taught quilting to ing (or Vlissingen) was part of Connecticut. As his family uscripts; and toys.
cabin (the colors of lights in a Moroccan women in Tangiers the Dutch colony of New grew and prospered, he
house’s windows indicated if it and Rabat through a US Amsterdam, the Flushing expanded the house in 1669 A recent acquisition to the
was a safe haven in the day or Department of State-spon- Town Charter granted all resi- and later in 1680. The present house is a Dutch kas; it is simi-
in the night); the bowtie (which sored initiative. Her work has dents the right to practice footprint of the house was com- lar to one John Bowne men-
warned slaves to travel in dis- been featured in the offices of one’s religion without fear of pleted in 1695 and the last tioned in his record book. Peter
guise); and the sailboat (the Queens Borough Presidents alterations were made in the Kenny, who is on the Bowne
symbol indicating boats were Nineteenth Century. The House Museum Advisory Com-
available for escape by water.) Bowne House is listed on the mittee, examined the kas as
National Register of Historic few months ago and believes it
At 1 pm on Sunday, February Places and is designated a dates from about 1700 and was
16, at the Flushing Quaker New York City landmark. made by an unidentified
Meeting House (137-16 North- craftsman in the Queens/
ern Boulevard), professional About Bowne House Brooklyn area (close to the
archivist Charlotte Jackson Historical Society current border of those bor-
and researcher Kate Lynch oughs). An unusual feature is
will speak about the Bowne The Bowne House was pur- the original lace drawer; a fea-
and Parsons families’ role chased in 1945 by a group ture that did not often survive.
moving slaves to freedom on formed by local residents who The kas was donated by a gen-
the Underground Railroad wished to preserve the house erous collector. Members from
during abolition. “Bowne and open it as a museum. The the Bowne and Parsons fami-
House on the Freedom Trail” last occupants were Bertha lies have also donated items
will discuss the role of the and Anna Parsons, who contin- that were originally in the
Bowne and Parsons families in ued to occupy the house until house during the period of
the abolitionist movement and they were in their 90s. The family occupancy. These dona-
the Underground Railroad, Bowne House was dedicated as tions include —from a West
within the context of evolving a museum on October 10, 1945. Coast descendant — an early
Mayor Fiorello spoke at the set of Chippendale chairs that
Thadine Wormly-Herndon, “Under- dedication; his speech was had been in the dining room.
Dutch kas recently acquired by Bowne House, ground Railroad” quilt, courtesy the made from the dining room,
courtesy Bowne House. artist. the original room of the house. Bowne House is at 37-01
Bowne Street. The Flushing
In 2009, the Bowne House Quaker Meeting House is at
Historical Society donated the 137-16 Northern Boulevard.
house to the City’s Parks For information, 718-359-0528

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