January 19, 2012
The Winter Antiques Show
Posted by Kevin Sharkey
If you are in New York City this week, don't miss the Winter Antiques Show. This year's show highlights the Rockefeller family's support of Historic Hudson Valley—an organization that owns, restores, preserves, interprets, and promotes historic landmarks of national significance within the Hudson Valley for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.
The fine art and decorative objects on display fall into three categories: the possessions of the New York families who once owned Hudson Valley's river estates, objects that provide a look into the lives of the people of the past who lived and worked on these properties, and items that represent key events in Hudson Valley history.
The show will run from January 20-29 at the Park Avenue Armory (67th Street and Park Avenue). Hours are from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. daily, except Sundays and Thursdays, when it will be open from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Daily admission to the show is $20, which includes the show’s award winning catalogue. Here is a preview of what will be on display.
1 Moderne Gallery. Wharton Esherick. Pizzicato. 1931. Rosewood sculpture on polished aluminum, sitting on sculpted oak light box and walnut music cabinet. Provenance: Made for concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Alexander Hilsburg.
2 Extremely rare Napoleonic Porcelain dinner service made for the American market, featuring an American Colonial flag with thirteen stars and stripes and berried laurel branches. The service originally consisted of more than 131 pieces.
3 Working with the great decorators of his time, Ivan da Silva Bruhns was commissioned to supply carpets for Manik Bagh (The Temple of Rubies), the palace of the young Maharajah of Indore, created between 1930-33.
4 Jonathan Boos. Marsden Hartley (American, 1877-1943). Berlin Series, No. 1. c. 1913. Oil on canvas board. 18 x 15 in.
5 Ferdinand-Philippe-Louis of Orleans (1810-1842) was the eldest son of the future King of France, Louis-Philippe and his wife Marie-Amelie, Princess of Naples. An officer and leader of exceptional talent and promise, the Prince died tragically in a carriage accident.
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