Monday, January 24, 2011

Winter Antiques Show Highlights

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.

This really speaks for itself. A striking late Art Deco French lounge chair in the booth of NYC-based dealer Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz.

The show runs through January 30th.


  1. How wonderful. I am not able to attend the show this year, so I was particularly glad to see some photos. As I spent one summer as a student at Fontainebleau, I would especially love one of those mask spouts! __ The Devoted Classicist

  2. That must have been a wonderful summer studying at Fontainebleau! The detail on those "river-god" type masks was absolutely charming. In fact, Daniel Katz's booth was one of my favorites - they had a sculpture that was a study for a sapper in full military dress, about 18" tall - remarkable. Perhaps they have it on their website.