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Winter Antiques Show Celebrates 59th Year With Eight New Exhibitors & A Loan Exhibition From The Preservation Society Of Newport County
January 19, 2013  | 
The Winter Antiques Show, which will be held January 25-February 3, 2013, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City, celebrates its 59th 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 renowned experts in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts. Every object exhibited at the Show is vetted for quality and authenticity. All net proceeds support East Side House Settlement, a non-profit institution in the South Bronx that provides social services to community residents.

The 2013 Winter Antiques Show Presenting Sponsors are J.P. Morgan and Chase Private Client. Kelly C. Coffey, Head of New York Metro, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, and Barry Sommers, CEO, Chase Wealth Management, are the Chairs for the Opening Night Party on January 24, 2013. The 2013 Honorary Chairs of the Show are Mr. and Mrs. Claudio Del Vecchio and Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill.

The Winter Antiques Show will also host Young Collectors Night, an exciting evening for new collectors, emerging philanthropists, and art and design enthusiasts, on Thursday, January 31, 2013 sponsored by New York magazine. This year’s event includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a private viewing of the Show, and an exclusive “Meet the Designers” reception.

New exhibitors are Cove Landing, featuring 18th-19th century English and Continental decorative objects; Delaney Antique Clocks, a family dealing in antique clocks for 35-plus years; Didier Ltd., London-based specialists in 20th century artists’ jewelry; Glass Past, showing Italian glass from 1870-1970; Carlton Hobbs, expert in 17th-19th century English and Continental furniture and works of art; London-based Old Masters paintings dealers Derek Johns Ltd. and Theo Johns Fine Art Ltd., exhibiting jointly; Magen H Gallery, exhibiting the work of French post-war designers; and American 2 folk art and Americana authority Allan Katz Americana.

The Winter Antiques Show’s 2013 loan exhibition celebrates The Preservation Society of Newport County. Newport: The Glamour of Ornament showcases fine and decorative art from eight of the historic Newport Mansions: The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms, Rosecliff, Chateau-sur-Mer, Kingscote, Hunter House, and Chepstow. Among the superb examples included in the exhibition are furniture by John Goddard, Joseph Meeks & Sons, and Henry Dasson; sculptures by Gaston Lachaise, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Daniel Chester French; and paintings by Gilbert Stuart, David Maitland Armstrong, Paul César Helleu, Hyacinthe Rigaud, and Charles Chaplin. The exhibition, designed by Jeff Daly, formerly senior design advisor to the director at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, evokes the grand scale and splendor of The Breakers. A series of lectures related to Newport personalities, architecture, and objects will also be presented during the Show. The Winter Antiques Show loan exhibition is sponsored by Chubb Personal Insurance for the 17th consecutive year. 

Exhibitor Highlights:

Opening just days after the Presidential Inauguration, the Show’s objects with a presidential theme include Hirschl & Adler Galleries’ c. 1825 glass urn with a portrait of George Washington and a Paris porcelain vase with Thomas Jefferson’s portrait, c. 1828-30.  Kenneth W. Rendell Gallery’s letter dated May 1862 written by Abraham Lincoln to Major General George B. McClellan; and S.J. Shrubsole’s gold and citrine fob seal (c. 1824) decorated with portraits of George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette that was given to Lafayette during his tour of the United States in 1824-25. 

Noteworthy American paintings include John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Dorothy Vickers (c. 1885-86) (pictured left) and George Inness’s Palisades on the Hudson (c. 1866-76) at Adelson Galleries; Max Weber’s Figures (Four Sisters) of 1912 at Gerald Peters Gallery; Mary Cassatt’s Study of the Child for Mother & Child Smiling at Each Other (1908) at Thomas Colville Fine Art; and John Marin‘s Seascape Fantasy, Maine (c. 1944) at Jonathan Boos.

Exceptional jewelry dating from the Renaissance through the 20th century includes an English Suffragette multi-gem brooch, c. 1900 (pictured right), and a rare natural black pearl necklace with diamond clasp set in platinum, c. 1920 (A La Vieille Russie); an Italian mid-16th century gold and enamel ring with an 18th century intaglio (Les Enluminures); and a unique brooch in 18ct white and yellow gold made in 1962 by the Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro (Didier Ltd.). Adelson Galleries Hirschl & Adler A La Vieille Russie 3 

Noteworthy modernist works include extraordinary Wendell Castle pieces (coinciding with the designer’s 80th birthday in 2012). Lost City Arts has Castle’s Vermillion table and chair from 1965 (pictured left), while Moderne Gallery will exhibit a stacked walnut Castle coffee table (1977). Magen H Gallery’s mahogany and fur daybed (c. 1930) is by Jean Royère.

Tiffany objects are well represented with an exceptional Tiffany Studios favrile glass and wrought-iron screen (c. 1905) at Geoffrey Diner Gallery and a "Snowball Hydrangea" Tiffany lamp (c. 1900) at Macklowe Gallery.

The Winter Antiques Show will run from January 25 to February 3, 2013, at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. Hours are 12 p.m.-8 p.m. daily except Sundays and Thursday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Daily admission to the Show is $20, which includes the Show’s award-winning catalogue. 

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.

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