THE WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW ANNOUNCES 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
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
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).
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.
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
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
Cage: Box Eighteen, 2016
11.5 x 7.75 x 2.5 inches
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
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
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
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
Sixth Avenue Elevated After
Pastel, watercolor, and ink on
18 x 12 3/8 inches
Signed and dated at lower left:
EVERETT SHINN 1899
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.
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.
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
Fly Sidekick, Paris, 1965 (printed later)
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
33 inches high x 30 inches wide x 3 . inches
deep (including stand)
Exhibitor: Ronald Phillips, Ltd.
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 winterantiquesshow.com.
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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