Press Releases tagged with Historic

Jean Hasbrouck House (ca.  1721), Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY.  Photo by Pieter Estersohn, 2017.  Courtesy Historic Huguenot Street.

Historic Huguenot Street in Hudson Valley NY opens new exhibition showcasing 17th-century Dutch culture

Released: August 30, 2017

Historic Huguenot Street exhibition showcases 17th-century Dutch culture including paintings, furniture, and decorative items from the George Way Collection Complementary display of American and Dutch-made kasten cupboards also on view October 1‒December 17, 2017 New Paltz, NY (August 30, 2017)…Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) presents the special exhibition Living in Style: Selections from the George Way Collection of Dutch Fine and Decorative Art, on view October 1 through December 17, 2017. Featuring over 100 17th- and 18th-century Dutch items from the Netherlands—including 22 oil p...


2014 St.  Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair

9th Annual St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair Includes Dealers from Coast to Coast

Released: April 3, 2015

Now in its ninth year, the St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair set for May 1 to 3, 2015, is attracting participants from around the country with its growing reputation for quality dealers, enthusiastic crowds and a wonderful setting. Organizers anticipate up to 1,000 art, rare-book and ephemera collectors at this year’s fair, presented by the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. “We are delighted to welcome back all of the premier dealers who’ve helped build the fair over the past eight years as well as seven new dealers,” said Julie D...


St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair Celebrates its 8th Year

Released: April 10, 2014

Organizers are expecting up to 1,000 art and rare book collectors to pack this year’s St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair presented by the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The number of dealers has increased to twenty-eigh this year and includes nationally-known dealers from around the country.  “We’ve added four new dealers to the Fair, in addition to welcoming back the those who’ve helped us build the Fair these past seven years” said Julie Dunn-Morton, curator of fine art collections at the Mercantile Library.   “And we’r...


Crouching Jaguar Dancer.  Guatemala Register of Cultural Property No.1.2.1.299.

Treasures of the Maya Spirit Exhibition Showcases Collection of The Future Museo Maya de America at 2014 Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show

Released: November 18, 2013

Exhibition Unveils New Research On The Crouching Masked Jaguar Dancer Sculpture—The Greatest Mayan Discovery in Recent Times. The Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show will present a rare opportunity to view a selection of  exceptional artworks slated for the future Museo Maya de America in Guatemala City.  Treasures of the Maya Spirit will feature more than 200 extraordinary examples of  Mayan art from the  Pre-Classic period of Maya civilization (250 BC - 900 AD) through early part of twentieth-century and several contemporary prize-winning works of art from the G...


Hamilton Hamilton (American, 1847-1928), Oil on canvas, "Close of the Toilsome Day," 1884, $15,000-25,000

From Modern and Traditional Design to Fine Art, Jewelry, Fashion, Silver and Coins, Rago’s Three Day April Auction Has it All

Released: March 22, 2013

The Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its Rago Unreserved Auction on Friday, April 19 to begin a three day auction marathon, April 19-21.  This 1,028 lot Friday sale is followed by a 547 Estate Auction on Saturday, April 20 and a 610 lot Unreserved Jewelry, Fashion and Silver auction on Sunday, April 21.   “Rago’s Unreserved is the auction everyone can afford to love,” said Rago partner Miriam Tucker. “On Friday we’re selling over 1000 lots furnishings and art that are high style at great value. Our Saturday Estate auction features conservative estimates and ultra-rea...


Alexander III Imperial Russian Porcelain Plate, sold for $ 87,500

Rago's December 2012 Estates, Jewelry, Silver and Coin Auctions Bring the Year to a Close with $3 Million in Sales

Released: December 12, 2012

    Alexander III Imperial Russian porcelain plate sells for $87,500; pear-shaped diamond ring sells for $68,750; Russian silver desk set by Mikhail Ivanov sells for $18,750; Morgan silver dollar complete business strike set sells from $11,250.   Lambertville, NJ:   Rago Arts and Auction Center ended the year in spectacular style with a three day sale that totaled $2,999,625 (reflects buyer’s premium of 25%).   ·          Great Estates Weekend: $2,999,625 ·       &nbs...


Jewel Encrusted Mughal Dagger, $314,500

Mughal Dagger Tops $314,000 at Rago’s September 16th Auction

Released: September 19, 2012

    Mughal Dagger Tops $314,000 at Rago’s September 16th Auction   “Daggers such as this only come to auction once in a collector’s lifetime”   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 2000 lot auction on September 14, 15 and 16 would have been a great success without lot 2606. With it, Rago’s has made news. Lot 2606, catalogued as “jewel encrusted Mughal dagger,  Northern India, rare Kanhjar form, 18th/19th c. Quillon, grip and pommel in gold set with cabochon rubies, emeralds and diamonds stretched over iron, sheath with similar mountings, fin...


Lot 2627, George t.  Downing Abolitionist Papers, $6,000-8,000

Historic Correspondence Between Lincoln, Grant and African-American Abolitionist will Auction at Rago’s on September 16

Released: August 24, 2012

Lambertville, NJ:  On September 16, Rago’s will auction a collection of correspondence belonging to George T. Downing, an abolitionist, businessman and civil rights advocate.   Lot 2627 contains twenty letters, including one from Abraham Lincoln dated 1862, one from President Grant, and others from prominent civil rights leaders and abolitionists. It is estimated at $6,000-$8,000. It came to Rago’s from a private Pennsylvania collector who purchased it from a member of the Downing family.   George Downing was born in New York City on December 30, 1819 into a prom...


William Zorach, YOUNG WOMAN, 1956, Pink Milan marble, 22 1/2 inches

The American Hand - Sculpture from Three Centuries

Released: January 22, 2012

  Masterpieces of American sculpture compose a new exhibition, The American Hand - Sculpture from Three Centuries, to help commemorate Babcock Galleries' historic 160th Anniversary celebration. This exhibition is carefully curated from the gallery's holdings and includes superb works by such notable masters as Hiram Powers, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, William Zorach, Seymour Lipton and Dorothy Dehner.   "Stories that attend the art we encounter are often as vivid as the art itself," observes John Driscoll in his introduction to the exhibition's full-color catalogue.  Th...


The West Coast’s largest art fair will debut two separate shows, The Los Angeles Fine Art Show: Historic and Traditional (HAT) and the LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary (MAC).  Both shows will take place January 18 – 22, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in West Halls A and B.

Art Miami to Acquire the Los Angeles Art Show (LAAS) from the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA)

Released: September 16, 2011

  The Fine Art Dealers Association and the Los Angeles Art Show, LLC are pleased to announce that an agreement in principle has been reached with the Fine Art Dealers Association to acquire all of the assets of the Los Angeles Art Show, including the new LA Art Show:  Modern & Contemporary, the Los Angeles Fine Art Show:  Historic and Traditional, and the show production for the International Fine Print Dealers Association show in Los Angeles.  Subject to the approval of FADA’s membership, the acquisition is expected to close by the end of September. The Los A...


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