FROM Audobon art to Federal furniture, Sevres to a 45 star American flag the stage is set in New York for the Winter Antiques Show from January 24 to February 2 at the Park Avenue Armoury at 67th in Manhattan. Celebrating its 60th year as America’s most distinguished antiques show it will feature exceptional objects from 73 specialists in American, English, European and Asian fine and decorative arts from antiquity to the 1960′s. Here is a small selection (click on any image to enlarge it):
Suzanne Courcier-Robert W. Wilkins. Shaker Rocker. Harvard, MA, c. 1830. Outstanding original condition.
Nathan Liverant and Son LLC. A diminutive Federal Mahogany Sideboard, featuring a serpentine front, straight tapered legs and unusual floral and stringing inlay decoration. Portsmouth, New Hampshire or possibly Rhode Island, 1785 – 1810. Mahogany with Eastern White Pine secondary wood.
Aronson of Amsterdam. Delft Puzzle Jug, with Chinoiserie garden. c. 1725.
David A. Schorsch-Eileen M. Smiles American Antiques, Inc. Forty five star American National flag two-sided sign board. American, 1902. White pine, original painted decoration, and gold metallic paint. 14 in. x 24 in.
Cohen & Cohen. Two rare Chinese polychrome models of Immortals, each standing wearing flowing robes, decorated with phoenix and Buddhist lion dogs, flowers and cloud scrolls, one holding a lingzhi fungus, the other a peach branch. Ming Dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-66). 11 1/2 in. h. Provenance: ex-collection of Elliott Whitney
Allan Katz Americana. Step-Back Cupboard. Attributed to Mennonite craftsmen. Wayne County, Ohio, c. 1840. Completely original red and blue paint.
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc. John James Audubon (1785-1851). Wild Turkey Cock, Hen and Young. 1826. Oil on canvas. 47 1/2 in. x 59 1/2 in.
Hyde Park Antiques. A Rare Set of Four George III Mahogany Chippendale Library Armchairs. c. 1775.
Olde Hope Antiques, Inc. Dolphin Weathervane. American, c. 1880. Molded copper with an exceptional verdigris surface, retaining traces of original gilding. 39 in. l.
Delaney Antique Clocks. Tall Clock by William Cummens. Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1795. 7 ft 9 ½ in. tall.
Michele Beiny, Inc. Sèvres Hard-Paste Écuelle, cover and stand (Écuelle ronde tournée, third size, plateau ovale, second size). 1775-1780. Hard-paste porcelain. Écuelle: 17 cm w. x 11 ½ cm h.; Tray 23 3/10 cm x 18 4/5 cm. Marks: Crowned interlaced Ls, painter’s mark M for Ambroise Michel, gilder’s mark 2000 for Henry-François Vincent.
Arader Galleries. John James Audubon (1785-1851), Wood Ibis from The Birds of America. Engraved by Robert Havell (1793-1878). London, 1838. Aquatint engraving with original hand coloring.