The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 58th year as America's most prestigious antiques show, providing museums, collectors, dealers, design professionals and first-time buyers with opportunities to see and purchase exceptional pieces showcased by 73 exhibitors. This year, specialists in 18th and 19th century folk art paintings, 17th through 19th century American furniture, early American arms and armor, 20th century furniture and decorative objects, 20th century fine art photography, 20th century American fine art, and tribal art join the Show. Every object exhibited at the Winter Antiques Show is vetted for quality and authenticity. All net proceeds from the Show support East Side House Settlement, a non-profit in the South Bronx providing social services to community residents.
David Rockefeller, Mark F. Rockefeller, and Charles Rockefeller are the Winter Antiques Show's Honorary Co-Chairs for 2012. Keith T. Banks, President, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, is Chair of the Opening Night Party on Thursday, January 19, sponsored by U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. In addition, the Winter Antiques Show will host Young Collectors Night, an exciting evening for new collectors, emerging philanthropists, and art and design enthusiasts, on Thursday, January 26th. This year's event includes an exclusive "Meet the Designers" reception with New York's most illustrious interior designers, and Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York magazine.
The 2012 loan exhibition, Celebrating Historic Hudson Valley at 60: Rockefeller Patronage in Sleepy Hollow Country, marks the 60th anniversary of John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s founding of Sleepy Hollow Restorations, now Historic Hudson Valley. The exhibition showcases fine and decorative art from Phillipsburg Manor, Van Cortlandt Manor, Washington Irving's Sunnyside, Montgomery Place, and the Union Church of Pocantico Hills. For the 16th year, the loan exhibition is sponsored by Chubb Personal Insurance.
New exhibitors at the 2012 Winter Antiques Show:
Joe Kindig Antiques
Established in 1915, Joe Kindig Antiques, located in York, PA, is among the most "antique" of American antiques firms. The business began with young Joe Kindig, Jr.'s love of Kentucky rifles, and grew into a prominent gallery specializing in early American furniture and decorative objects. Currently in its third generation of Kindig family ownership, Joe Kindig Antiques deals in early 18th century American furniture and decorative arts, Pennsylvania rifles, and early lighting, and has helped build American collections, including those at Winterthur, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Joan R. Brownstein & Peter H. Eaton
In Newbury, MA, husband and wife dealers Joan R. Brownstein and Peter H. Eaton operate a joint shop, each focusing on their areas of expertise. Eaton, who has maintained an open shop continuously since 1970, specializes in New England furniture made between 1650 and 1820, with a particular emphasis on William and Mary, country Queen Anne, and Federal period furniture from eastern Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Connecticut River Valley. Brownstein joined in 1980, with a focus on finding, researching, and selling New England folk art paintings of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Brownstein specializes in Folk art portraits, schoolgirl art, and portrait miniatures.
Jonathan Boos, with bases in New York and Bloomfield Village, MI, specializes in American paintings, drawings, and sculpture created between 1850 and 1950, with a particular focus on works of the Ashcan School, American Scene painting, and the Stieglitz Group, including such varied artists as Stuart Davis, Ben Shahn, George Bellows, Milton Avery, Jacob Lawrence, Marsden Hartley, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Curator and adviser from 1994 to Richard Manoogian and the Masco Corporation Collection in Taylor, MI, Boos helped build one of the finest private collections of American art in the world before establishing his independent firm in 2009.
Philadelphia's Moderne Gallery specializes in important 20th century design and decorative objects, particularly furniture, lighting and accessories. Founded in 1985 by Robert Aibel, Moderne Gallery was the among the earliest to specialize in vintage furniture, ceramics, and turned wood from the American Craft movement. Aibel's scholarly approach and exceptional eye for quality have built his reputation as a dealer and as a resource for other 20th century experts. Moderne Gallery's extensive inventory ranges from French and American Art Deco to the work of George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, Peter Voulkos, Sam Maloof, and Edward Moulthrop.
Located in New York, Pace Primitive is a leading tribal art gallery affiliated with The Pace Gallery. Founded in 1971, Pace Primitive maintains an inventory of museum-quality African and Oceanic art. Pace Primitive is one of ten galleries that have been established under the umbrella of The Pace Gallery, founded in 1961 by Arne Glimcher. At the Winter Antiques Show, Pace Primitive will juxtapose tribal art with prints and photographs from its partner galleries.
Peter Fetterman Gallery
Peter Fetterman has been deeply involved with the medium of photography for 30 years. Initially a filmmaker and collector, his Santa Monica, CA gallery now has one of the largest inventories of classic 20th century fine art photography in the county, with a particular focus on humanist photography. His diverse holdings include work by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Willy Ronis, Andre Kertesz, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, and Lillian Bassman.
Other selected highlights:
Barbara Israel Garden Antiques. A Monumental Sarcophagus-form Planter, depicting the Fall of Phaeton. Italian, c. 1900. Marble. 37 h. x 88 w. x 32 d. in. Provenance: Hurstmont, the Harding Township, New Jersey estate designed by Stanford White in 1903. This sarcophagus is in keeping with the style of ancient Roman sarcophagi but was likely commissioned by Stanford White in Italy around 1900.
Elle Shushan. Jean-Baptiste-Jacques Augustin. Ferdinand of Orleans, Duke of Chartres, Prince Royal of France, at the age of five. Signed and dated 1815. 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.
Gerald Peters Gallery's 2012 booth will feature a menagerie of enchanting animals.
Hyland Granby. Exceptional and unique scissor action brass 4 inch deck mounted telescope. American, c. 1899. Apparently built for J.P. Morgan for use on his famous yacht "Corsair II". The expression "if you have to ask the price you can't afford it" was coined in relation to Corsair II.
Kenneth W. Rendell Gallery Inc. Autograph Letter Signed, Th:Jefferson. Washington, D.C., February 4, 1809. As President, to the Society of the Methodist Episcopal church at New London, Connecticut. One of the finest and most important Thomas Jefferson letters ever offered for sale.
Keshishian. An Important Art Deco Carpet. Designed by Ivan da Silva Bruhns. French, c. 1930. 21 x 11 ft. Working with the great decorators of his time, 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. The furnishings were supplied by many leading designers, Ruhlmann, Louis Sognot, Charlotte Alix, Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray, and Muthesius. The commission was one of the largest Art Deco projects undertaken, and the Maharajah also had his airplanes, hunting caravan, houseboat, and railcars designed and fitted out in the Art Deco.
Michele Beiny, Inc. Napoleonic Porcelain Part Dinner Service, Made for the American Market. Attrib.Guerhard et Dihl. c. 1800. Hard paste porcelain. 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. 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.
About the Winter Antiques Show
The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 58th year as America's most prestigious antiques show, featuring 73 renowned experts in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts in a fully vetted Show. The Show was established in 1955 by East Side House Settlement, a social services institution located in the South Bronx. All net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement. The Winter Antiques Show runs from January 20-29, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. Show hours are from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. daily, except Sundays and Thursday, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. To purchase tickets for the Opening Night Party on Thursday, January 19, or Young Collectors Night on Thursday, January 26, please call (718) 292-7392 or visit the Show's website at www.WinterAntiquesShow.com. General admission to the Show is $20, which includes the Show's award winning catalogue. Daily and special event tickets may be purchased online at www.winterantiquesshow.com, or at the Show beginning Friday, January 20.
About East Side House Settlement
East Side House Settlement was founded in 1891 to help immigrants and lower income families on the East Side of Manhattan. In 1962, it moved to the South Bronx where it serves 8,000 residents annually within one of America's poorest congressional districts, the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. Among the initiatives that focus on educational attainment as the gateway out of poverty is the innovative and highly acclaimed Mott Haven Village Preparatory School, a national model profiled in BusinessWeek. For more information, please visit www.eastsidehouse.org.