Carlton Hobbs Announces Participation at TEFAF Maastricht March 16-25,
New York, NY, February 27, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Carlton Hobbs LLC is delighted to announce that the
company will be exhibiting at the prestigious TEFAF Maastricht Fair this year, March 16-25, 2012 and
they are particularly thrilled to join the show as it celebrates its 25th birthday.
They will focus on bringing new acquisitions with Royal or aristocratic provenances. One of these is an
extraordinary and monumental giltwood frame, measuring over 12 ft (3.76m) in height and carved
exuberantly with 'Savages' bearing standards and military regalia. It was executed by Paul Petit, one of
the greatest carvers and gilders of the mid-18th century, for Frederick Prince of Wales in 1749, as
evidenced by the recently discovered transcript of the original invoice. Petit's frames for the Prince of
Wales are considered to be amongst the most spectacular and costly items of giltwood made during the
They will also exhibit one of the most unusual pieces they have ever owned, the superbly carved and
painted sleigh made circa 1750, which is said to have belonged to Maria Leczinska, wife of Louis XV,
daughter of the King of Poland. The sleigh's excellent original condition is perhaps explained by the fact
that, rather than racing in it on the ice, one of its owners, renowned designer and collector, Rose
Cumming, used it as a sculpture in her New York residence.
A further piece with aristocratic provenance is a most unusual painting of the Duchesse d'Uzes, who is
portrayed atop a scaffold working on a monumental sculpture of Joan of Arc. The Duchesse was an
immensely wealthy, talented and independent woman who was, "by turns, [...] an author, a sculptor, a
chauffeuse, a grande mondaine, and an industrious mother."
Other items included in the display will be the Mecklenburg-Schwerin Library Desk, latterly owned by
the Dutch Royal family, a set of marquetry panels from the collection of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
and a pair of card tables bearing the monogram of the Woronzoff-Dashkoff family.
The fair will be open March 16th - March 25th 2012 and we would be delighted to see you there. Do
please let us know if you would like tickets.
About Carlton Hobbs LLC:
Carlton Hobbs is a noted independent dealer in rare antique furniture and historic objects. Founded in
1973 and now headquartered in New York, in the former Vanderbilt Mansion, 60 East 93rd Street, the
firm acquires researches and sells antiques to museums and discerning clients throughout the world.
Carlton Hobbs has previously participated at a number of other prestigious art and antique fairs,
including: The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, The Antiques and Arts Paris Biennale, The Grosvenor
House Art and Antiques Fair, London, The Winter Antiques Show, New York, The International Fine Art
and Antique Dealers Show, New York, American International Fine Arts Fair, Palm Beach; Masterpiece,
London and the AADLA Show in New York.
Some of the world's leading museums and private collections now house Carlton Hobbs' pieces including,
amongst others: The Musee du Louvre, The John Paul Getty Museum, The Rijksmuseum, The National
Gallery of Australia, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Musee
des Beaux Arts, Dijon, The Bowes Museum, Paxton House, The National Gallery of Greece.
Carlton Hobbs is a member of the British Antiques Dealers Association and of the Art and Antiques
Dealers League of America.
Carlton Hobbs is located at 60 East 93rd Street, between Madison and Park Avenues in New York.
Exhibition hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6:00 PM. For more information, call
212-423-9000 or visit www.carltonhobbs.com.
For further questions please contact:
Carlton Hobbs LLC
60 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
T: +1 212 423 9000
F: +1 212 876 0167
Carlton Hobbs LLC
212 423 9000
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