Fair Features Loan Exhibition

from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

January 19 – 28, 2018 at the Park Avenue Armory, New York City

Opening Night Party: Thursday, January 18

Young Collectors Night: Thursday, January 25

(New York, NY – January 17, 2018) The Winter Antiques Show, America’s leading art,

antiques, and design fair featuring 70 renowned experts in fine and decorative arts from

around the world, returns to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City for its 64th year from

Friday, January 19 to Sunday, January 28. The 2018 edition features special curated booth

presentations and 2018 loan exhibition, Collecting for the Commonwealth/Preserving for

the Nation: Celebrating a Century of Art Patronage, 1919-2018, celebrating a century of

art patronage at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA (VMFA). Highlights of

the loan exhibition include objects made by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Lalique, Jean

Schlumberger, Paul Storr, and Fabergé, as well as paintings by Robert Henri, George

Stubbs, John Singer Sargent, Berthe Morisot, Willem de Kooning, Eastman Johnson,

Childe Hassam, Max Pechstein, Vincent van Gogh, and Beaufort Delaney.

On Thursday, January 18, the Show welcomes New York’s art, antiques and design

community, museum leaders, philanthropists, and socialites to its annual Opening Night

Preview Party, a festive evening spotlighting premier works of art dating from antiquity to

present day. Fran O’Brien, Division President, Chubb North America Personal Risk Services

will serve as the Party’s Chair, and net proceeds from all ticket sales benefit community

based organization East Side House Settlement in the South Bronx, which established the

Show in 1955.

Wendy Goodman, Thomas Jayne, and Gil Schafer, distinguished figures in the world of

interior design and architecture, are the Show’s 2018 Design Co-Chairs; Chubb is returning

as the Show’s Presenting Sponsor for the 22nd year.

Prior to the evening’s celebration, Arie L. Kopelman, distinguished longtime Chairman of

the Winter Antiques Show, will be named Chairman Emeritus, and will be presented with a

leadership award honoring him for his service to the Show and the charity.

On Thursday, January 25, the Show hosts the annual Young Collectors Night at the

Winter Antiques Show for more than 700 young philanthropists, new collectors, interior

designers, and art and antiques enthusiasts. More than 100 designers and influencers serve

on the Night’s Interior Design Committee, chaired by Wendy Goodman. Renowned

fashion designer Zac Posen, Creative Director of Brooks Brothers Women’s Collection, is

Honorary Chair of Young Collectors Night.

The Winter Antiques Show presents an eclectic showcase of works of supreme quality,

rarity and authenticity from the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts, with

over half of exhibitors specializing in American art and design. These exhibitors’ displays

range from folk art to contemporary American realism, and feature works by some of the

nation’s leading artisans and creative luminaries over two centuries, including Louis

Comfort Tiffany and John Singer Sargent. Other collecting areas include jewelry, paintings,

drawings and sculpture, Asian art, antiquities, books, autographs, maps, manuscripts,

prints, design, arms and armor, folk art, tribal and oceanic art, Pre-Columbian art, portrait

miniatures, rugs, carpets, textiles, photographs, silver, ceramics, glass and Fabergé.

A committee of 160 experts from the United States and Europe vet each object exhibited

at the Winter Antiques Show for authenticity, date and condition. The strict vetting

regulations and the expertise of the vetting committees ensure that buyers can purchase

with confidence.

New Exhibitors for 2018

The following seven new exhibitors join the distinguished roster returning in 2018: Hirschl

& Adler Modern (New York), Jason Jacques Gallery (New York), Lillian Nassau LLC (New

York), Lobel Modern (New York), Spencer Marks (Southampton, Massachusetts), Galerie

Anne-Sophie Duval in collaboration with continuing exhibitor Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz

(Paris), and, most recently, Menconi + Schoelkopf (New York), specialists in American art

with a focus on works created between 1800 and 1950. Returning to the Show after a oneyear

hiatus are Peter H. Eaton and Joan R. Brownstein (Newbury, Massachusetts).

Booth Collaboration

Caroline Thibaut-Pomerantz and Anne Sophie Duval (Booth 66)

As part of the 2018 Winter Antiques Show, Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz, specialist in vintage

wallpaper decors, and Paris gallery Anne-Sophie Duval, one of the foremost dealers in Art

Deco, will present a booth collaboration featuring two great chapters of the Decorative

Arts: “Papiers Peints” mural works and the Art Deco movement. The unusual association

of these two art forms, combined in a non-traditional setting, seeks to instill a new

appreciation of two major areas of the French Decorative Arts that continue to reflect true

elegance and originality.

Show Highlights

Exhibitor: Adelson Galleries

John Singer Sargent

Lawrence Barrett, 1890

Oil on canvas

30 x 25 inches

Signed upper left: John S. Sargent

Lawrence Barrett (1838-1891) had a distinguished

career as an American actor. The last years of his

life, he was in partnership with his friend and

colleague, Edwin Booth, and they appeared

together in many productions on the stage. Barrett

had known Sargent since the 1880s, and this

portrait was painted in the summer of 1890, on the

south shore of Massachusetts. It flanked the portrait

of Edwin Booth in the reading room of the Players

Club in Gramercy Park (New York), balanced on the

other side by Sargent’s portrait of Joseph Jefferson,

who was depicted in his role as Dr. Pangloss in

costume, a role from a 18th century comedy.

Exhibitor: Barbara Pollack

Attributed to Justus Da Lee

An Extraordinary Pair of Fulllength

Miniature Portraits, c.


Watercolor, pencil and ink on


4 . x 2 7/8 inches sight size

each; 12 x 14 inches framed


Inscribed on the reverse:

“Lucinda Caroline aged 2 years

6 months and Charles

Augustus aged 4 years 4

months, 1840 Feb Albany”

Exhibitor: Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC

Guy Pène Du Bois

Opera Singer, 1927

Oil on wood panel

13 1/2 x 10 inches

Signed and inscribed (at lower right): To Antoinette K. Guy Pene

du Bois with affection ’27


Exhibitor: Daniel Crouch Rare Books

George W. Bromley and Walter S. Bromley

Atlas of the City of New York – Borough of Manhattan, 1908

Hand colored lithograph map printed on 38 sheets

287.5 x 773 cm (113.25 x 304.25 inches), if joined. The whole, framed, requires 2900 x

8000mm (10 x 26.25 ft) of wall space.

Exhibitor: Geoffrey Diner Gallery

Ron Arad

London Papardelle, 1992

Woven Polished Stainless Steel

101 x 260 x 57 cm (39 3/4 x 102 3/8 x 22 1/2 inches) fully


Produced by One Off Ltd, London, UK. Number 1 from an

edition of 5 plus three artist’s proofs.

Architect and designer Ron Arad is best known for his

inventive furniture that plays with industrial materials to create a language of volume and

line. Many of his works use metal, a material Arad prefers for its surface, strength, and

malleability, and all of his early furniture was handmade—contrary to the machine-made

Modernist works of the day. The London Papardelle is a prime example of Arad’s use of

woven steel, which he introduced in the 1990s to yield an even more fluid result.

Exhibitor: Hirschl & Adler Modern

Elizabeth Turk

Cage: Box Eighteen, 2016


11.5 x 7.75 x 2.5 inches

Stone Roberts

Race’s End: Mid-September Along the Mystic River, 2013-


Oil on linen

24 x 22 inches

Signed and dated (at lower right): J. STONE ROBERTS.

Exhibitor: Jason Jacques Gallery

René Buthaud

Monumental Lidded Vase, c. 1928


38 x 15 x 10 inches

René Buthaud’s work exemplifies the cross-pollination in

the early 20th century between the fine and decorative

arts, and he perceived his pots not as functional pieces

but as canvases in the round. His classical training in

painting and etching at the École de Beaux Arts in Paris

likely influenced his deep understanding of and penchant

for depicting the female figure, and his early friendship

with the artist Jean Dupas encouraged his interest in

ceramics. In 1923, Buthaud established the ceramics

division of Primavera, the decorating and interior design

division of the Au Printemps department store, where he

honed his style, incorporating figurative imagery with bulbous forms. At the time this vase

was created, he began supplying works to Maison Georges Rouard, a noted vendor of

ceramics and glassware in Paris.

Exhibitor: Kelly Kinzle Antiques

Harrison Webber

Detail of flag inlay on sideboard, 1900

Cherry, maple, walnut, poplar

88 x 48 x 20.5 in

A singular work of art, this sideboard is comprised of more

than 150,000 pieces and was constructed over twelve years

by Harrison Webber, a Reading area carpenter. This

American flag inlay is depicted on the board’s serving


Exhibitor: Lebreton

Roger Capron

Lampe Oiseau, c. 1950

Ceramic, wrought iron base

Height: 24 inches

Exhibitor: Lobel Modern

Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand

Door Cabinet, 1939

Glass, wood, paint, linoleum

58.5 inches high x 65 inches wide x 18 inches deep

This unique and important cabinet in limed oak with

reverse painted glass panels was designed by Gio

Ponti and produced by Fontana Arte, Italy (stamped

“FX 1285″ on back). It has two pull-out trays, the

interior is lined in linoleum, and the side cabinets

are illuminated. The cabinet’s decorative motif on

the doors was used as a wall mural for an entrance

hall in a Mediterranean villa.

Exhibitor: Menconi + Schoelkopf

Everett Shinn

Sixth Avenue Elevated After

Midnight, 1899

Pastel, watercolor, and ink on


18 x 12 3/8 inches

Signed and dated at lower left:


This exceptional work by

American realist painter Everett Shinn will join a series of paintings and works on paper

from Menconi + Schoelkopf representing the Ashcan School, which was known for its gritty

urban subject matter—in particular immigrant and working class communities—dark

palette, and gestural brushwork. Works of American Impressionism from the close of the

19th century by Maurice Prendergast and others, as well as early Modernist pieces from the

1910s and 20s by John Marin and Charles Burchfield will also be on display.

Exhibitor: Michele Beiny, Inc.

Jennifer McCurdy

Gilded River Vessel, 2014

Porcelain with gilding

7 x 14 x 10 inches

Each of McCurdy’s works is thrown by hand on the

potter’s wheel, then altered, carved and incised, one at

a time, then fired to cone 10 (2350 degrees), so there

are welcome variations in size and shape.

Exhibitor: Olde Hope Antiques, Inc.

Elizabeth Holmes

The Union Star, 1869

71 x 90 inches, mounted for display

A rare and important pieced, appliqued and

stuffed work cotton quilt

This early and historic quilt features 39 stars,

an American flag with dove, and the

inscription “Abraham. Lincoln. Grant. PR

[President] Colfax VI [Vice-President] & The

Union Forever 1869/ This Quilt was Made

1869 By Elizabeth Holmes in Her 68th Year” – the stuffed work hands signifying the maker.

Exhibitor: Peter Fetterman Gallery

Melvin Sokolsky

Fly Sidekick, Paris, 1965 (printed later)

Platinum/palladium print

27 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches

Edition of 7

Melvin Sokolsky worked during a golden age

of fashion photography in the 1950s, and was

a staff photographer for Harper’s Bazaar under

design director Henry Wolfe in his early

twenties. This distinctly Parisian scene is part of

a series known as “Fly”, featuring a single

model (Dorthea McGowan) suspended as if in

flight, and was created during one of

Sokolsky’s assignments for Harper’s Bazaar

focusing on the spring collection of 1965.

Exhibitor: Philip Colleck, Ltd.

Exceptional Napoleonic prisoner-of-war model of the

“Royal George”, c. 1790

Planked bone hull over solid core

Dimensions of model: Length 22 inches; Height 20 inches;

Width 8 inches

Dimensions of case: Length 25 1/8 inches; Height 22 3/8

inches; Width 10 5/8 inches

The construction of this ship is typical of prisoner-of-war

models of this period. At the end of the bow is a carved

bone figurehead of a Native American; the figure’s arms

are pinned, which allows them to swing. The model retains

its original base, which is one of its most rare and desirable

features, and the outer perimeter of the base is trimmed

with bone with a carved decorative border. The model is

beautifully constructed and has the additional and

extremely rare addition of 13 carved sailors. It is displayed

in an ebonized glazed case that probably dates to the

beginning of the twentieth century.

Exhibitor: Robert Young Antiques

Vernacular Full- Bodied Crowing

Weathercock or Rooster Weathervane

with Graphic Arched and Feathered Tail, c.


Hand-beaten and riveted heavy gauge gilded

sheet copper

33 inches high x 30 inches wide x 3 . inches

deep (including stand)

Exhibitor: Ronald Phillips, Ltd.

Thomas Chippendale

George III Giltwood Mirror from the White

Drawing Room at Harewood House, 1785


Height: 6 ft 7. in; 201.5 cm

Width: 4 ft . in; 123.5 cm

This mirror, a remarkable discovery, is identical in

many carved elements and in construction to a pair

of mirrors sold from Harewood House in 1987, and

are the only circular mirrors designed by Thomas

Chippendale known to exist. Chippendale was first

recorded working for Edwin Lascelles of Harewood

House as early as 1768, and after his death, the

commission continued with his son, also Thomas,

until the early 1800s. This remarkable commission

therefore spanned more than thirty years, furnishing

Harewood and other Lascelles family homes,

including that in London.

Exhibitor: Spencer Marks Ltd.

Bird’s Eye View of a Gorham Vase

or Bonbon Dish, 1893

Sterling silver and ‘translucent’ enamel

2.75 inches high by 6.25 inches in


This dish is an extraordinary example

of American plique-a-jour or

‘translucent’ enamel work and was

almost certainly part of Gorham’s

award winning exhibition at the

Columbian World’s Fair in 1893.

Plique-a-jour items are very delicate

and extremely difficult to execute and,

therefore, not many were made and

those that did have not survived the

test of time. This fragility is especially true for this vase, supported only by thin wires.

Gorham’s records indicate they made about 17 unique ‘samples’ (special pieces that were

their highest quality designs and workmanship) of translucent enamel during 1893. About

half of these were made in time to bring to the Columbian Exposition, where Gorham won

several awards for their enamels including one for translucent enamels.

Exhibitor: Tambaran Gallery


Yupik Seal Mask, c. 1870s


13.5″ x 10.5”

The Yup’ik speakers of western Alaska share a common

heritage with the Inuit peoples of northern Alaska and

Canada that has ancient roots in Siberia and includes

permanent settlements on or near the seacoast. Yup’ik

masks are extremely varied in form, though they are

typically made of wood and painted with few colors.

They were used to bring the wearer luck and good

fortune, and created for ceremonies, after which they

would often be destroyed.

Exhibitor: Thomas Coulborn & Sons

Grand Ducal Workshops, Florence

Pietra Dura and Mahogany Cabinet On Stand, c.


Pietra dura and mahogany

61.25 x 32 x 19.75 in, 155.5 x 81 x 50cm

Decorated with early 17th century Florentine pietra

dura panels, this cabinet’s central panel depicts

Orpheus and relates to other panels in the collections

of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Detroit

Institute of Art. It also features fifteen panels with birds

perched on fruit-laden branches and flowers.


About the Winter Antiques Show

The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 64th year as America’s leading art, antiques and

design fair, featuring 70 renowned experts in fine and decorative arts from around the

world. All net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement, a nationally

recognized community-based organization in the South Bronx. The Winter Antiques Show

runs from January 19-28, 2018, at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue,

New York City. Hours of admission are 12 PM–8 PM daily, except Sundays and Thursday,

12 PM–6 PM. Daily admission is $25, which includes the Show’s award-winning catalogue.

To purchase tickets for the Opening Night Party on January 18, 2018, call (718) 292-7392

or visit

About East Side House Settlement

East Side House Settlement is a community-based organization in the South Bronx.

Recognizing education as the key to economic and civic opportunity, East Side House

works with schools, community centers, and other partners to bring quality education and

resources to individuals in need, helping approximately 10,000 residents of the South

Bronx and Northern Manhattan improve their lives each year. For more information, please


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