February 17, 2014
February 16, 2014
.....cold isn't my friend but the snow that has been blanketing the city
over the past week has transformed the village into a winter wonderland.....
....the waverly inn
.....this last view just took my breath away - the sun was just
breaking through the snow covered trees in the early morning....
February 6, 2014
February 3, 2014
January 30, 2014
.....in full swing - this year's Winter Antique Show
doesn't fail to impress and inspire.....
.....first to catch my eye was an incredible oil on canvas for
offer at Associated Artists of Southport, CT by modern master
"Mountain and Lake" signed and dated 1962 (42" X 50")
provenance: the artist / estate of the artist / the Milton Avery Trust
hurry - it's still available at 1.8 million
a sumptuous pair of wall brackets - American, c. 1820 for offer
at Hirschl & Adler Gallery here in NYC.....
85K for the pair
.....most familiar dealer faces were absent - i'm certain at home
napping in preparation for the Young Collector's Night
BUT - i found one friendly soul - chatted a bit about
his offerings when suddenly my supersonic hearing kicked in.
i lost all focus.....
a pair of Park Avenue's well-heeled set had moved into hearing
range - let's call them Mrs. Ruby and Mrs. Emerald,
each bejewled respectively.....
Mrs. Ruby: "Bill and I have decided to live simply in our
old age. I'm down to one maid. Of course we kept the
gardeners and Bill's driver."
Mrs. Emerald: "It must feel so freeing!"
.....always one of my favorite dealers - Hostler Burrows' display hit
all my buttons!
.....my pick of the show - hands down - the above Wendell Castle
floor lamp for offer at R 20th Century
available at 300K
i must confess i had this floor lamp on my mind aaaaalll
the way home.....
January 22, 2014
January 15, 2014
.....every so often i run across a piece of furniture that just
tugs at my heart strings. this incredible George III side
chair for offer by Robert Bradley Antiques in the
UK just makes my knees weak. honest!
the cluster column simulated bamboo legs are exquisite - that
back - that chair rail - sooooo....
.....circa 1770 - click HERE for more info.