This is a bit hastily written, but last Thursday the 2011 Winter Antiques Show opened at the Park Avenue Armory and we wanted to share some highlights. Tony spent all day Wednesday there as chairman of the Decorative Arts vetting committee, and is in fact back there as I write this. Below are some of his favorite pieces which he snapped photos of with his camera phone - so I apologize for the quality of the images.
Here is a pair of fountain-head sculptural masks listed as being from Chateau du Fontainebleau in the booth of the London-based deal, Daniel Katz, Ltd. Wonderful detail. Reminded me of our own, latter, bronze mask that you may recognize as our main image on Facebook.
This is the booth of NYC-based dealer Jim Elkins and Lost City Arts. In the front center there is a great, rare sculpture by Paul Evans, from very early in his career.