1 This is the lobby of the magnificent Park Avenue Armory, which was build in the late 1800's as both a military facility and a social club for the Silk Stocking Regiment, which included New York’s most prominent Gilded Age Families.
2 Here I am at the opening celebration with my good friend Jill Dienst. Jill is also an antique dealer specializing in Scandinavian art and antiques.
3 This is Keith T. Banks, the Opening Night Party Chair.
4 Jill and Rebecca Robertson, MSLO Editor of Decorating and Home
5 The floor plan for the 75 different dealers
6 This year's special exhibition, 'Celebrating Historic Hudson Valley at 60: Rockefeller Patronage in Sleepy Hollow Country,' contains fabulous pieces from one of the most esteemed collections of American antiques.
7 This booth was designed by Jeff Daly, the former chief designer at the Met, and the facade and sides incorporate architectural elements from Sunnyside, Washington Irving's home.
8 Portrait of Captain Frederick Philipse (1755-1829) by Gilbert Stuart 91755-1828) - Captain Philipse was the only member of a once wealthy and powerful Hudson Valley Loyalist family to remain in America after the Revolution.
9 Cupboard - New York, 1700-1750 - Yellow pine - Inspired by northern European precedents, angels fly over masses of pendant fruit while roses sprout from two-handled silver bowls below.
10 Hyland Granby Antiques from Hyannis Port, MA, specialize in ship models, navigational instruments, marine paintings, scrimshaw, wood carvings, ship clocks, canes, eagles, and cannons, 18th & 19th centuries.
11 Daniel Katz Gallery from England, features European sculpture and works of art from Medieval to the 19th century. This is a pair of marble busts by Pietro Barrata (1668-1729) called Democritus and Heraclitus.
12 Barbara Israel Garden Antiques from Katonah, NY, specializes in American, English, and Continental statues, fountains, urns, benches, sundials, and other period garden ornaments.
13 In the foreground is a monumental marble sarcophagus-form planter depicting the Fall of Phaeton, Italian, circa 1900.
14 This piece is from Hurstmont, a New Jersey estate designed by Stanford White in 1903. It's thought that this piece was commissioned by him while visiting Italy.
15 This massive urn, also from the Hurstmont estate, is a likeness of an antique Italian Medici Vase from the 1st century AD, which resides at the Uffizi Gallery. This piece is priced at $115,000!
16 A pair of composition stone rabbits by Charles Rudy (1904-1986) - Provenance: From a Newport, RI estate
17 The price is hidden because the rabbits were sold.
18 Also sold - a magnificent bronze recumbent greyhound, with head looking straight forward, collar around neck, front paws gently crossed, and with tail sinuously looped around haunches - English, circa 1920
19 Macklowe Gallery, Ltd. NYC, features Tiffany Studio lamps, art glass, and bronzes; French Art Nouveau furniture, art glass, lighting, ceramics, and lithographs; important antique and estate jewelry.
20 This is a Tiffany Studios New York 'Wire Mesh Poppy' glass and bronze table lamp. The shade features variegated leaves in different shades of green together with brilliant red colored poppy blossoms at various stages of bloom. Circa 1900
21 Beautiful pieces of art glass
22 Christopher T. Rebollo Antiques from Buckingham, PA deals in 17th,18th, and 19th-century American furniture and decorative arts including paintings, metalwork, and ceramics. This high chest of drawers was priced at $35,000.
23 This corner cupboard from Hackensack, NJ 1810 - 1825 is made of white pine, glass, and paint is noteworthy for its elaborate carvings and moldings, as well as retaining its original cream colored paint. $75,000.
24 This carved side chair from Philadelphia, PA 1760 - 1780, made from mahogany, yellow pine, and white cedar has a very old surface, probably the original. Possibly made my James Gillingham (1736 - 1781). $42,000.
25 Old Hope Antiques, Inc. from New Hope, PA, specializes in American painted furniture and folk art, naive paintings, weather vanes, hooked rugs, quilts, sculpture, and related accessories.
26 This is a large Shaker peg rail with a collection of 8 carved wood grain shovels. The rail is from a Shaker farm in Tyringham, MA, c. 1840. The shovels, American, some probably Shaker, c. 1840-90. $16,500.
27 Nineteen bird carvings from S.E. PA, c. 1900 - Gottschall family from Lebanon County - Carved and painted pine on a contemporary mount - $18,000.
28 A rare and important Angel Gabriel weathervane made by Mr. Whelden of the Whelden & Fisher tin shop for the Wesleyan Seminary in Springfield, VT, c. 1846. Sheet iron and copper with iron bracing with traces of orig. gold leaf - $675,000.
29 Arader GAlleries, NYC deal in 16th- through 19th-century natural history engravings and watercolors, color-plate books, important maps and atlases, and prints of the American West - specializing in the works of Audubon.
30 'Wild Turkey (male)' by John James Audubon (1785-1851) - Aquatint engraving with original had color - $250,000.
31 Kenneth W. Rendell Gallery from NYC carries historical letters and documents from the Renaissance to the present, in all fields. This is a Louis Armstrong typewritten letter signed Oct. 22, 1937 - $22,500.
32 Part of a larger collection - This is an Ayn Rand autographed manuscript signed from Atlas Shrugged.
33 Signed documents from Marilyn Monroe, Theodore Roosevelt, Marlon Brando, Katherine Hepburn, Ernest H. Shackleton, and Elvis!
34 This signed photo of a very young Frank Sinatra was priced at $8,500.
35 Hirschel & Adler Galleries, Inc. from NYC specialize in American and European paintings, watercolors, drawings, and sculpture, 18th century to present; American master prints; American furniture and decorative arts, 1810 to 1910.
36 The Three Odell Children, Newburgh, NY, about 1846-52 - painted by William R. Hamilton (American, 1795-1879) - Oil on mattress ticking - $135,000.
37 Peter Pap Oriental Rugs, Inc. from Dublin, NH specialize in Oriental rugs produced by Nomads, village weavers, and urban and village workshops, dating from the 17th through the early 20th century.
38 The rugs not on display, all have laminated photographs showing the designs.
39 Peter Finer from London, deals in antique arms, armor, and related objects.
40 This form-fitting armor looks quite heavy.
41 The fine detail of a breast plate
42 This is a Greek bronze Corinthian helmet from the first half of the 6th century B.C. from a private collection.
44 A German boy's close helmet for use in the Tourney, Dresden - circa 1590 - $60,000.
45 Associated Artists L.L.C. deal in late 19th- to early 20th-century furniture, accessories, and fine art, featuring Aesthetic era. This is a Thomas Jeckyll gilt Crysanthemum Side Chair circa 1878. $25,000.