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Preview of New York Antiques Week 2014

Each January, a plethora of auctions, gallery shows, museum exhibitions, special events and major fairs turn all eyes (of those with "the eye") on Antiques Week in New York City. Also dubbed Americana Week, the events actually embrace much more than Americana, with fine ceramics to antiquities and photography and everything in between offered at multiple venues. An increasingly modern and mid-20th century focus reflects the emerging tastes of today's buyers. (NOTE: Read about the Events and Venues below the Slides.)

Guy C.  Wiggins (1883 - 1962) Winter Along Central Park.  Signed, Guy Wiggins, NA, lower right, titled and signed again, verso, oil on canvas, 30" x 25".  The Cooley Gallery at the Armory Antique Show.  Miniature Portrait of a child holding a basket of strawberries, by Mrs.  Moses B.  Russell.  Boston, c.1845.  Joan R.  Brownstein and Peter H.  Eaton at Winter Antiques Show. Harry Bertoia (American, 1915-1978).  Untitled (Straw Piece).  1950s.  Melted brass-coated steel.  18 in.  x 22 in.  x 6 in.  Jonathan Boos, LLC.  at Winter Antiques Show.  Renaissance Triumph of Love Cameo.  Italy, 16th century with 19th-century setting.  Gold and sardonyx.  Weight: 10.2g; circumference: 46.7mm; size: US 4, UK H.  Les Enluminures at Winter Antiques Show. Chaise Lounge, in caviona wood with upholstered seat.  Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro for a private commission in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1950s.  64 in.  l.  x 22 in.  w.  x 28 in.  h.  R 20th Century at Winter Antiques Show. John James Audubon (1785-1851).  Wild Turkey Cock, Hen and Young.  1826.  Oil on canvas.  47 1/2 in.  x 59 1/2 in.  Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc.  at Winter Antiques Show. Dolphin Weathervane.  American, c.  1880.  Molded copper with an exceptional verdigris surface, retaining traces of original gilding.  39 in.  l.  Olde Hope Antiques, Inc.  at Winter Antiques Show.  Step-Back Cupboard.  Attributed to Mennonite craftsmen.  Wayne County, Ohio, c.  1840.  Completely original red and blue paint.  Allan Katz Americana at Winter Antiques Show. Georges Dambier (France, b.  1925), Suzy Parker, Hydrangea, Paris.  1953.  Archival Pigment Print.  Peter Fetterman Gallery at Winter Antiques Show. James Edward Buttersworth (American 1817-1894), Yachts Rounding South West Spit Buoy, c.  1875.  Oil on mahogany panel.  7 ½ in.  x 16 in.  Signed J.E.  Buttersworth lower right.  Thomas Colville Fine Art at Winter Antiques Show. William & Mary Tall Back Banister Armchair.  English or Dutch, c.1690.  51 in.  h.  x 23 in.  d.  x 27 in.  w.  Philip Colleck, Ltd.  at Winter Antiques Show. 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.  Arader Galleries at Winter Antiques Show. Silverplated Japanesque Gasolier with Longwy mounts.  Design attributed to Christian Herter (1840-1883); Manufactured by Mitchell, Vance & Company (1873-c.1902).  New York, c.  1879.  Associated Artists LLC.  at Winter Antiques Show. A Pair of English Antique 15 karat Gold Ear Pendants.  c.  1870.  The earrings are formed of long shield forms with wire decoration and drops.  At the base of the ear pendants are spheres from which gold fringe hangs.  Macklowe Gallery at Winter Antiques Show. Possibly by Joseph Whiting Stock (1815-1855) Unknown Child in a White Dress.  Massachusetts, c.  1840.  Oil on canvas, 26 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.  Keno Auctions. Codfish Weathervane by J.  Howard and Company (active 1856-1867).  West Bridgewater, MA, c.  1860.  Copper and zinc.  Complete and totally intact.  Suzanne Courcier-Robert W.  Wilkins at Winter Antiques Show. Hiram Dwight Torrey (American, 1820-1900), Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, 1865.  Oil on panel.  23 in.  x 19 ½ in.  Signed and dated at lower right: "H.D.  Torrey/Pinxt/1865".  Schwarz Gallery at Winter Antiques Show. Garden Sculpture by Kai Nielsen.  1923-24.  Reconstituted stone representing a young girl.  Unsigned.  120cm h.  (excluding plinth, plinth h.  65 cm) x 74 cm l.  x 47 cm w.  Lost City Arts at Winter Antiques Show. A Large Chamberlain Worcester Porcelain Armorial Jug, The Marital Arms of Lucy and Forster, Circa 1810-20.  Paul Vandekar at New York Ceramics Fair. Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942), Original painting of White Chrysanthemums with Pale Blue Hydrangea and Wild Chrysanthemums.  c.  1920-1930.  Ink, color, and gold wash on silk.  Hanging scroll; original mount and box.  50 in.  x 20 in.  Signed Sekka.  Joan B.  Mirviss Ltd at Winter Antiques Show. Jacob Maentel, John Bickel and Caterina.  Circa 1815-25.  Est.  $200/300,000.  Sotheby's. Cast Iron Owl.  An outstanding architectural element of a fierce cast iron owl used as a deterrent on a building to ward off birds such as pigeons.  American, circa 1880, but with a later coat of silver paint.  M.  Finkel & Daughter at METRO Show. Martina Nehrling, Spew, 2014.  16H x 12L in., acrylic on Montval paper.  Kathryn Markel Fine Arts at METRO Show. American School, 19th Century.  Girl in a Red Dress with a Basket of Flowers.  Oil on canvas, 33 1/4 x 27 in.  Keno Auctions. Wunderkammer.  Naturalia specimen.  Neaples, Italy, 1890 ca.  Il Segno del Tempo - Milano at METRO Show. Bill Traylor, Woman with Handbag and Umbrella.  Circa 1939-1942.  Poster paint and graphite on cardboard, 16" x 8" unframed.  Framed: 23"h x 19"w.  Just Folk at METRO Show. A RARE SET OF FOUR LARGE CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN NODDING HEAD FIGURES.  Qianlong Period.  Estimate: $40,000–60,000.  Christie's. Wolf Kahn, Untitled.  Oil on canvas.  1997.  38 x 26 inches.  David Richard Gallery at the METRO Show. William & Mary Walnut Burl Veneer and Maple High Chest of Drawers.  Rhode Island, c.  1715.  Keno Auctions.


Not to miss is the "best of the best" in antiques to mid-century modern fine and decorative arts, from 73 top-tier dealers, at the 60th Annual Winter Antiques Show held at the Park Avenue Armory. Opening night is Thursday and the show runs through Feb. 2

Taking over the niche of the former The American Antiques Show, the METRO Show from January 24 to 27, offers a choice selection of folk art to Abstract Expressionism in Chelsea, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St.

The creme de la creme of pottery and porcelain specialists converge at the lovely Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, for the NY Ceramics Fair. Glass, cloisonné, and enamels are also finely represented.

The Armory Antique Show, formerly Antiques at the Armory, is now run by U.S. Antiques Show and promises 100 exhibitors in folk art to contemporary art, billed as "compelling and affordable." The show is January 24 – 26, at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Ave. at 26th Street.


Keno Auctions, 127 East 69th Street, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, will host a single-object sale of a long-missing manuscript related to America's independence. The pre-sale auction estimate is $100,000- 400,000.00. There ia also a Champagne Reception and Special Selling Exhibition of Furniture and Folk Art, Saturday, January 25th, 6 p.m. 

Christie's, Rockefeller Center,  a week of sales includes Important American Silver on January 23, Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Decorative Arts on January 24, and Chinese Export Art on January 27. Several prominent private collections will be highlighted, including Property from the Estate of Eric Martin Wunsch and Favorites from the Collection of Kristina Barbara Johnson

Sotheby's, York Avenue, will offer Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian, on Jan. 25.


The American West in Bronze, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Folk Couture: Fashion & Folk Art at the American Folk Art Museum

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