Press Releases tagged with textiles

Sampler William Levington and possibly unknown maker Baltimore, Maryland, 1832 Silk and crinkled silk on a linen ground of 28 x 28 threads per inch Stitches: cross and satin Colonial Williamsburg Museum Purchase, 1996-85

A RICH AND VARIED CULTURE: THE MATERIAL WORLD OF THE EARLY SOUTH TO INCORPORATE TEXTILES TO COMPLETE THE EXHIBITION ON VIEW AT THE ART MUSEUMS OF COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG ON JULY 4, 2014

Released: June 24, 2014

An extension of the highly acclaimed and groundbreaking exhibition, A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South, which opened in February at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum (one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg), will open there on July 4, 2014. A Rich and Varied Culture: Textiles of the Early South will add a selection of important textiles, primarily from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collection; additional pieces will be on loan from The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) at Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem, No...


The mummy and coffin of ancient Egyptian priest Nesmin (250 BCE) are moved into a new, state-of-the-art, climate-controlled case in the RISD Museum's newly renovated galleries for ancient Egyptian art.  Tiered mountings and LED lights allow visitors to more effectively view the mummy, the coffin’s exterior, and beautiful but previously hidden interior paintings.

RISD Museum Announces New Galleries for Ancient Egyptian Art, Asian Art, Costume and Textiles

Released: June 9, 2014

The RISD Museum announces the completion of the $8.4 million renovation of its 1926 Eliza G. Radeke Building with the opening of newly renovated galleries for ancient Egyptian art and Asian art, and new spaces for costume and textiles. These eight revitalized sixth-floor galleries open to the public on June 13, 2014; a free Design the Night celebration follows on June 19. "Museums, art, and historic sites are all the backbone of our creative economy," says Governor Lincoln Chafee, who joins the Museum in commemorating the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. "When you look at what ...


‘Liz Taylor’ by Andy Warhol, lithograph on wove paper poster, 24¾” x 28”, printed in colour 1965,

THE RETURN OF THE MAYFAIR ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR

Released: January 8, 2014

For four days last January, a new and prestigious boutique fine art and antiques fair burst onto the London scene to great acclaim. Organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair takes place again at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP, in association with Mayfair property experts Wetherell, from Thursday 9 until Sunday 12 January 2014.    Director of The Antiques Fair Limited, Ingrid Nilson said, “Visitors travelled from various parts of the world and from around the UK to attend our first London fair.  ...


Gustavian console table with marble top

PLENTY OF THE UNUSUAL TO BE FOUND AT THE ESHER HALL ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR

Released: October 8, 2013

Catch a fallen star at this year’s Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair which takes place from Friday 11 until Sunday 13 October 2013 at Esher Hall, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ.    Discover the glamour of Russian and Oriental textiles and carpets, antique and designer jewellery, Art Deco pieces, country and period antique furniture, 18th & 19th century Swedish furniture and decorative items, contemporary and traditional sculpture and paintings, books and original book illustrations,  glass, silver, clocks and objets ...


Cover Lot 94 Xu Bei Hong Horse Painting with Authentication Certificate

Fine Chinese Paintings and Qing Period Porcelains at 888 Auctions

Released: July 26, 2013

Our Aug 15 auction CHINESE PAINTINGS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART will feature a premium quality collection of paintings, jadeite and rare Qing Period porcelain. Highlighting the afternoon auction will be Lot 140, Modern Landscape Painting Signed Fu Bao Shi (1904-1965), accompanied with collection book of Fu Bao Shi fine paintings, and Lot 94, Xu Bei Hong Horse Painting with Authentication Certificate, both pieces are expected to surpass its high estimate of $10,000.   Other premium paintings from the auction can be found at: Lot 14, Chinese Calligraphy on Scroll Signed...


July 18, 2013 Chinese Horn Carvings & Asian Works of Art

18 JULY 2013 – CHINESE HORN CARVINGS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART

Released: June 19, 2013

Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions’ Thursday, July 18, 2013 sale of Chinese Horn Carvings & Asian Works of Art  will begin at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, featuring 647 lots of an exciting array of fine natural history collections, jade and jadeite items, Chinese paintings, porcelain, jewelleries, precious stones and metal wares.   Highlighting the summer sale will be Lot 18, Chinese Watercolour Painting Book Pu Zuo 12 Pages, featuring 7 paintings and calligraphy by Pu Zuo with artist signatures and seals, it is expected to exceed its high estimate o...


‘The Bit of Red Cloth Enclosed was pined to the Child’s Cap’: a heart cut from red woollen cloth, a ribbon of blue paduasoy silk, and a piece of linen diaper.  Foundling 10563, a girl admitted 22 November 1758.  Textile token Red woolen cloth; ribbon of blue paduasoy silk; Diaper or Russia cloth attached to a piece of fine linen.  England, 1758 Foundling 10563, Image © Coram

Small Swatches of Fabric Tell Powerful, Poignant Tales in "Threads of Feeling"

Released: April 16, 2013

Each piece of fabric or token tells a poignant, emotional story from more than 200 years ago. Many of those stories are coming May 25 to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in a traveling exhibition organized by the Foundling Museum of London. Threads of Feeling consists of 59 books of textile tokens on loan from Coram, a British children’s charity. “These stories pack powerful, emotional punches, sure to resonate with parents,” said Ronald Hurst, Colonial Williamsburg’s chief curator and vice president for collections, conservation and museums. “We are pleased to have the only mou...


Detail of the Kampseh Carpet from Opie Collection

GROGAN AND COMPANY TO FEATURE FINE ORIENTAL CARPETS

Released: January 9, 2013

Dedham, MA - On Sunday, January 20th, Grogan and Company Fine Art Auctioneers will conduct an important auction of over 300 fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets from several prominent collections, including examples from noted author and rug expert James Opie.  The exhibition will begin on Monday, January 14th and run through January 20th at 12:00 noon, when the auction will begin.  The week long exhibition culminates in a Gallery Talk with guest speaker James Opie on Saturday, January 19th at 4:00 p.m..  This event, as well as the exhibition, is free and open to the public.&...


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The Curator’s Eye Presents Textiles and Carpets

Released: July 25, 2012

The Curator’s Eye (http://www.CuratorsEye.com/), the global high-end art marketing organization, announced today the appointment of Mr. Craig Wallen as carpet and textile specialist dealer representative. From his Philadelphia base, Mr. Wallen is responsible for cultivating partnerships within the international antique rug and textile dealer community as well as the art and antiques dealers in the Philadelphia region. Mr. Wallen comes to The Curator's Eye with a wide range of experience in academia and the corporate sector. After completing graduate school at the University of Pennsylvan...


United States Eagle Flag with fringe from Fisher Heritage.

Display Antique American Flag Textiles Year-Round

Released: September 8, 2011

Saying “The American flag is and has always been a powerful symbol of the resilient and indestructible American spirit and of the values that unite us as a people,” U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer this week urged people across the United States to prominently display an American flag, as “a fitting tribute to those we lost on 9/11” that “will make good on our promise to never forget …and will send a powerful message of ongoing national unity and resolve…From Betsy Ross to Iwo Jima to Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, the America flag is a demonstration of pride and strength for our...


Antiques Striped Dimaond and Mini Bowties Runner from Laura Fisher's FISHER HERITAGE.

WALKING DOWN THE AISLE? DO IT ON AN ANTIQUE RUNNER!

Released: July 14, 2011

  When that groom and groom, or bride and bride, or even (gasp!) that bride and groom walk down the aisle in New York State from July 24 on, make their event even more memorable  by covering the aisle with an antique hooked rug or rag carpet runner. It will be something the couple can use in their home after the ceremony to cherish as a reminder of their long-anticipated day. NYC Americana antiques dealer Laura Fisher recommends using a runner from the 19th or early 20th century instead of a plain old white rug. Make your choice from Fisher’s select inventory of loom-woven ...


Roman Stripe quilt from Laura Fisher.

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING BLUE… Antique Blue Textiles as Wedding Gifts at FISHER HERITAGE

Released: June 8, 2011

June brides and grooms, or grooms and grooms, or brides and brides will cherish an antique textile emphasizing the color blue that NYC Americana dealer Laura Fisher has collected in anticipation of the wedding season.  At her midtown NYC gallery FISHER HERITAGE, this perennial favorite color ranges in hue from the deepest indigo to the gentlest weathered denim-y blue. It appears in antique American quilts, in hand woven American wool coverlets and blankets, and also in select Japanese and African textiles dyed with indigo. Any of these could make a unique, memorable, heirloom gift....


Two young men from Yogyakarta, 1890-1910, from "FIVE CENTURIES OF INDONESIAN TEXTILES."

“FIVE CENTURIES OF INDONESIAN TEXTILES – THE MARY HUNT KAHLENBERG COLLECTION” Wins First Place at 31st Annual WITTENBORN BOOK AWARDS at annual conference of the ART LIBRARIES SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA (ARLIS/NA)

Released: April 29, 2011

FIVE CENTURIES OF INDONESIAN TEXTILES: THE MARY HUNT KAHLENBERG COLLECTION (DelMonico Books - Prestel 2010) edited by Ruth Barnes and Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, was awarded First Place at the 31st Annual George Wittenborn Book Awards presented at the annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) in Minneapolis on March 25th.           Established in 1980 to honor the memory of premier New York City art book dealer and publisher George Wittenborn, the awards are given each year to North American art publications whic...


Compass quilt from Laura Fisher's FISHER HERITAGE, New York.

SEEING RED - NYC ABLAZE WITH COLOR AT THE ARMORY & AT FISHER HERITAGE

Released: March 7, 2011

Fired up by the forthcoming exhibition from the American Folk Art Museum of  one collector’s red and white quilts called INFINITE VARIETY,  in further celebration of the color red and quilt art, NYC American antiques dealer Laura Fisher is offering a diverse collection of red and white quilts at her gallery throughout the Spring. At the 67th Street (Park Avenue) Armory from March 25 -31 will be 650 (yup, amazing!) quilts in solid red and white literally hanging from the rafters like nothing ever seen before! Up for only a week, and  FREE to the public, lovers...


A rare and beautiful 38-star flag, An Indian Wars period flank guidon of the 4th U.S.  Infantry, with a medallion configuration surrounding the numeral “4” (1876-1889), Colorado Statehood.

JEFF R. BRIDGMAN TO EXHIBIT HISTORIC AMERICAN FLAGS, POLITICAL CAMPAIGN TEXTILES AT ASPEN ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS FAIR, JULY 3-10

Released: June 18, 2010

Jeff R. Bridgman, the nation’s leading expert and dealer of historic American flags and political campaign textiles, will exhibit at the 8th annual Aspen Antiques & Fine Art Fair, which opens on July 3-10, at the Ice Garden in downtown Aspen, Colorado.  Bridgman will offer a selection of rare and important flags, political banners and patriotic objects. “The Aspen fair has its own unique character,” said Bridgman. “It’s a perfect place to be in the summer. According to Bridgman, many of his pieces are historically relevant to the state of Colorado.  Among the highlights ar...


Imminence (1976).  Jeff Donaldson, American (1932-2004).  Acrylic and mixed media on corrugated paper board.  Museum purchase in memory of Lillie Mae Harris Fincher, with funds provided by the Sankofa Society, 2009.11.

“Pattern, Costume and Ornament” Explores the Meanings of Decoration in Contemporary African and African-American Art

Released: June 15, 2010

“Pattern, Costume and Ornament” opened at the Birmingham Museum of Art on June 6 in the Bohourfoush Gallery. The works gathered in the exhibition were created by African and African-American artists and drawn from the Museum's permanent collection and from local private collections. Ron Platt, The Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, organized the exhibition. “These works are united by a visual presentation that emphasizes eye-catching arrangements, attention to detail and embellishment, and often both,” says Platt. Functional objects, including a quilt and a Haitian vod...


 A MAGNIFICENT CHARLES II NEEDLEWORK CASKET, circa 1660-70, estimate: £150,000 - £300,000.  At Christie's June 10-11 sale in London.

Christie's to Offer Syd Levethan: The Longridge Collection in London

Released: June 1, 2010

Christie’s announced that they will offer Syd Levethan – The Longridge Collection in London on 10 and 11 June 2010. One of the most prominent and distinguished collectors of British and Northern European decorative arts, the late Syd Levethan assembled the Longridge Collection over a period of 30 years and was dedicated to acquiring only the best works of art available to him. He created one of the most comprehensive collections of English delftware, slipware, textiles, medieval bronzes, metalwork, ivory carvings and intricately carved boxes. The collection will offer 300 lots and is expec...


A very rare campaign flag, made for the 1912 presidential campaign of Teddy Roosevelt, who ran on the Progressive Party ticket.

SEEING STARS: POLITICS & PATRIOTISM JEFF R. BRIDGMAN AMERICAN ANTIQUES PRESENTS AMERICAN FLAGS, POLITICAL TEXTILES AND PATRIOTIC FOLK ART, ON VIEW AT THE UNION LEAGUE CLUB OF NEW YORK, 38 EAST 37TH STREET, MAY 12-29

Released: April 28, 2010

Jeff Bridgman, the nation’s leading dealer of antique American flags, will present “SEEING STARS:  Politics and Patriotism”, an exhibition of over fifty rare and important American flags, political textiles, and patriotic folk art at the Union League Club of New York, 38 East 37th Street (southwest corner of Park Avenue and 37th Street).  The exhibition opens May 12-29. “I am delighted to present this exhibition at the Union League Club, which was founded during the Civil War to aid in Lincoln’s quest to preserve the Union,” said Bridgman, whose inventory of American flags an...


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