Art and Antiques News

Top Picks: Better Known As Malcolm X - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:50:38 +0000

When he entered the Norfolk Prison Colony in 1948, sentenced to six years for robbery, Malcolm Little was determined to emerge from his incarceration a different man. Upon his conversion to the Nation of Islam, Malcolm Little became Malcolm X, the figure who would change the face of the civil rights movement with a message […],

Across The Block - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:03:40 +0000

Dramatic Eric Sloane “Thunderhead”Brings $16,800 At South Bay Auctions EAST MORICHES, N.Y. – South Bay Auctions’ March 10 sale was filled with artwork, antiques and garden items. A dramatic oil on Masonite by Eric Sloane (American, 1905-1985) topped the day when “Thunderhead,” a luminous depiction of an approaching storm, sold at $16,800. The 36-by-48-inch framed […],

The Legacy Of Lumbard - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:02:20 +0000

By Madelia Hickman Ring Christie Jackson, Brock Jobe and Clark Pearce’s Crafting Excellence: The Furniture of Nathan Lumbard and His Circle is a long-awaited addition to any American decorative arts reference library. Antiques & The Arts Weekly wanted to point out a few important elements that distinguish it from other monographs on American cabinetmakers. Perhaps […],
Review and Onsite Photos by Rick Russack, Catalog Photos Courtesy of William A. Smith, Inc. PLAINFIELD, N.H. – W.H. “Bill” Smith called his February 19 sale a midwinter auction. Whatever you called it, it was standing room only in his large gallery. Some attributed the crowd to those escaping cabin fever, and the sunny morning […],
FRANKLIN, MASS. – When Angelina and James Wood opened The Woodshed Gallery five decades ago, they could not have foreseen the many changes in American life that would ultimately transform their little picture framing studio and makeshift art gallery in a four-car garage into the internet-based fine art business it is today. The year was […],

The Language of Nathan Lumbard - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:10:33 +0000

By Clark Pearce ESSEX, MASS. – The intense study of the furniture of Nathan Lumbard (1777-1847) began in 1987 with a serendipitous discovery. I was in a dealer’s shop, examining a lovely inlaid serpentine chest [image 1] when I noticed the glint of a graphite inscription on the case bottom. Though faint, I was able […],

Faith Gulick, 84, Antiques Dealer - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:10:22 +0000

SANDY HOOK, CONN. – Faith Gulick, 84, of Sandy Hook died February 13 at Masonicare in Newtown, Conn. A native of Bronxville, N.Y., Gulick resided for almost 60 years at 68 Church Hill Road, the oldest house in Sandy Hook. Her parents, Kathleen and Karl, purchased the house, built in 1712, in 1957 and maintained […],
NEW YORK CITY – The top lot in Sotheby’s January 18-21 American furniture and folk art sale was an extravagantly inlaid clock case made by Nathan Lumbard, a cabinetmaker working in the Sturbridge and Sutton areas of central Massachusetts in the first decades of the Nineteenth Century. Prominently displayed in Sotheby’s galleries, and aggressively promoted […],

Chester County Antiques Show Settles Into New Home - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:07:32 +0000

Review and Photos by Greg Smith EXTON, PENN. – It took a good shake to get the cold off as visitors arrived at the March 9 preview party for the 36th Chester County Antiques Show, entering through the lobby into the plushly decorated and barely recognizable gymnasium of the Church Farm School. The show, which […],
PHILADELPHIA — Material Culture’s March 14 Oriental Rugs from American Estates sale produced a winner in a large Persian Meshed carpet, 32 by 46 feet, that was custom made for the Union League Club in New York City at the turn of the Twentieth Century. The carpet sold for $33,750, including the buyer’s premium.,