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									52 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — March 6, 2009



            The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
 PALM BEACH, FLA. — The             gious event.                        fine art and sculpture to jewelry     hit the floor at 5 pm, followed by   for capital appreciation and a
softly illuminated blue lights        Said to be the “largest show of   and furniture ranging in date         a huge crowd of regular patrons      hedge against inflation,” rea-
projecting the name of the Palm     its kind in the United States,”     from antiquities to contempo-         at 7 pm. Funds raised from the       soned the promoter. “Conse-
Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique        the annual show opened for a        rary, inclusive of the Twenty-        evening, which included a            quently, art, antiques and jewel-
Show onto the exterior of the       five-day run on February 13,        First Century.                        $25,000 donation from the            ry take precedent during
convention center, framed by sil-   featuring more than 200 inter-        In just its sixth year, this show   show’s management, will bene-        unstable economic times over
houettes of the swaying palms       national exhibitors. Massive in     has grown to enjoy enormous           fit educational programming at       traditional investments such as
that line the exterior of the       size and comprehensive in           popularity. The Palm Beach            the Richard and Pat Johnson          the stock market and real
building, set an enticing mood      breadth, the event showcases        Show Group, owners of the             Palm Beach County History            estate. The extraordinary collec-
for the opening of this presti-     collections of everything from      event, reported a record atten-       Museum.                              tions showcased at the Palm
                                                                        dance of more than 50,000 peo-          “The turnout for the evening       Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique
                                                                        ple — and “guests came ready to       was fabulous,” said Kae Jon-         Show cannot be found anywhere
                                                                        buy,” management            crowed.   sons, director of development for    else, so this makes our show the
                                                                        Indeed, as the show prepared to       the Historical Society of Palm       ideal opportunity for people to
                                                                        open for Friday evening’s pre-        Beach County. “Our guests look       view and purchase long-term
                                                                        view party, traffic jams were         forward to this event each year      investment assets.”
                                                                        once again witnessed as patrons       and are always astonished by           A handsome event, the show is
                                                                        attempting to gain access to the      the quality of items.”               laid out in a fairly straightfor-
                                                                        valet parking lots caused con-          Kris Charamonde, managing          ward manner, which luckily pro-
                                                                        gestion throughout the area by        partner of the Palm Beach Jew-       vides for a good sense of direc-
                                                                        backing up the main thorough-         elry, Art & Antique Show and         tion in the cavernous hall.
                                                                        fare, Okeechobee Boulevard.           co-owner of the Palm Beach           Despite the show’s enormity, it
                                                                          Management reported more            Show Group, was pleased with         is also a cozy and intimate place
                                                                        than 6,000 on hand for the gala       the show’s results and com-          to shop.
                                                                        preview party, a benefit for the      mented in the days following           Jewelry and art are among the
                                                                        Historical Society of Palm            the show that sales remained         most prevalent items seen
Robert Henri’s oil “Blonde Mary,” 1927, and Robert Von-                 Beach County, breaking previ-         strong despite the economic          across the floor, followed by
noh’s “Tending the Flock” were among the selections at                  ous attendance records. With a        recession.                           accessories of all sorts. Those
Godel & Co., New York City.                                             staggered opening, Palm Beach           “Over time, hard assets are one    looking for furnishings will find
                                                                        Historical Society supporters         of the most solid asset classes      a limited, but premium and var-
                                                                                                                                                   ied, selection.
                                                                                                                                                     “Exhibitors noted that while
                                                                                                                                                   guests were more thoughtful
                                                                                                                                                   and conscious of quality versus
                                                                                                                                                   price,” the show managers stat-
                                                                                                                                                   ed, “they were still purchasing.”
                                                                                                                                                   Reported sales included an
                                                                                                                                                   important painting by Guil-
                                                                                                                                                   laume Seignac at New Orleans,
                                                                                                                                                   La., dealer M.S. Rau; several
                                                                                                                                                   fossil stone murals in the six-
                                                                                                                                                   figure range at EO Stone of
                                                                                                                                                   Doral, Fla.; and a solitaire rec-
                                                                                                                                                   tangular-cut diamond ring val-
                                                                                                                                                   ued at $100,000 was among the
                                                                                                                                                   jewelry reported sold from the
                                                                                                                                                   stand of Betteridge Jewelers,
                                                                                                                                                   Greenwich, Conn.
A crowd filled the foyer and extended out into the parking              Dawn Hill, Preston, Conn.                                                    “Final sale figures at this
lot as preview prepared to open on Friday evening.                                                                                                 year’s show were right on par
                                                                                                                                                   with past years,” stated Gus
                                                                                                                                                   Davis of the prestigious jewelry
                                                                                                                                                   firm Camilla Dietz Bergeron
                                                                                                                                                   Ltd, New York City. “Despite the
                                                                                                                                                   recession and global economy,
                                                                                                                                                   we were encouraged that there
                                                                                                                                                   is still a strong interest in great
                                                                                                                                                   wearable jewelry.”
                                                                                                                                                     Fine art is a cornerstone of this
                                                                                                                                                   show, and management report-
                                                                                                                                                   ed sales “across the board, from
                                                                                                                                                   old European masters to con-
                                                                                                                                                   temporary works.” Among the
                                                                                                                                                   sales made by dealers around
                                                                                                                                                   the floor was an important
                                                                        The John LaFarge painting, center, was a highlight of
                                                                        Thomas Colville Fine Art, Guilford, Conn.




Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Mass.




                                                                        The Paul Manship bronze, right, was $285,000 at Conner                     Tom Veilleux,          Portland,
Questroyal Fine Art, New York City                                      Rosenkranz, New York City.                                                 Maine




Lillian Nassau, New York City                                                              Brock & Co., Concord, Mass.
                                                                                                                          March 6, 2009 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 53




                                                                                                              A little bit of Old Man Winter arrived in Florida in the way
                                                                                                              of these Johann Berthelsen oils at Schillay Fine Art, New
                                                                                                              York City. “Broadway” left, and “Times Square” were each
                                                                                                              priced at $35,000.




                                                       The “Architettura” secretary by Gio Ponti
                                                       and decorated by Piero Fornasetti was
                                                       $130,000 in the booth of Holly Johnson,
Childs Gallery, Boston                                 Cheshire, UK.

painting for six figures that was    an oil on canvas by Louis Valtat    the colorful flamingo was anoth-
moved at the booth of Connecti-      titled “Sous-Bois et Person-        er Audubon, “Whooping Crane.”
cut dealer Thomas Colville Fine      nages,” with a value of $30,000.      Galerie Mark Hachem of New
Art. Among the featured lots in        Arader Galleries of New York      York City had a tremendous
Colville’s stand was a 40-by-34-     City sold a series of Nineteenth    show, with several sales by
inch oil on paperboard, laid on      Century orchid watercolors          artist Fernando Porras, includ-
canvas, by John LaFarge titled       from the firm’s extensive selec-    ing “White Waters,” “Woman”          Red Fox Antiques, Middleburg, Va.
“A Boy and His Dog (Dickey           tion of artwork. Also displayed     and “Big Feathers.” Four dream-
Hunt),” circa 1868. The impres-      was a series of “The most           scapes by artist Cheryl Maeder       1865, and “Sunrise on an Italian     New York City dealer Robert
sive and attractive painting was     famous images of Native Ameri-      sold, including “Dreamscapes:        Coast II,” circa 1866. Also sold   Lloyd offered a rare Georgian
displayed between two other          cans” from a series of hand col-    Beach Series VI” and “Dream-         was an oil on copper by a Fif-     silver beer jug, circa 1767, that
gems from Colville’s selection,      ored lithographs from the 1836      scapes: Beach Series XIII.” Addi-    teenth Century Old Master.         was sold in the five-figure
“The Pond” by Theodore Robin-        portraits by Thomas McKenney        tionally, several sculpture pieces     New Orleans dealer M.S. Rau      range, as well as several other
son and “Ville d’Avray” by Jean-     and James Hall. Reasonably          sold, including two wood and         Antiques reported sales, includ-   early Georgian pieces, including
Baptiste-Camille Corot. Also         priced at $3,500 each, they were    marble works by Galloni titled       ing a work by Julien Dupre and     a set of six English salt dishes,
displayed was a John Singer          from the History of the Indian      “Anima Silenziosa” and “Autom-       a work by Guillaume Seignac        circa 1786, a collection of Scot-
Sargent watercolor and pencil        Tribes of North America pro-        no,” as well as two bronzes by       titled “Nymph on a Fountain.”      tish snuff mulls, circa 1820, and
on paper titled “Egyptian Water      duced in Philadelphia.              Keyser titled “Fifi” and “Chan-      Other items sold included a        a cream pitcher by silversmith
Jars.”                                 Also on view at Arader was an     tal.”                                large Tiffany flatware service     Peter Van Buren, New York,
  A monumental Edward Laning         image befitting the Florida loca-     The Englishman Fine Art &          set, as well as a large soup       circa 1795.
oil on canvas titled “The Attic”     tion, a John James Audubon          Antiques of Atlanta touted a         tureen by Paul Storr.                Another highlight of the booth
was displayed by Childs Gallery,     aquatint engraving with origi-      very successful show, with more
Boston. Priced at $128,000, the      nal hand color of the “American     than five important works sold,
painting measured 39 by 52           Flamingo.” From the Robert          including two oil on canvas
inches. Donald De Lue’s bronze       Havell Jr 1827–1838 series, the     paintings by German artist
depicting a leaping Greek god-       image was from The Birds of         August Wilhem Leu, “A Sunset
like figure, “Cosmic Being,” was     America. Displayed alongside        on an Italian Coast I,” circa
another of the highlights.
  Questroyal Fine Art, New York
City, reported the sale of several
paintings, including an oil on
canvas titled “May Morning” by
George Loftus Noyes, as well as
an oil on panel work titled “Still
Life, Wilted Rose” by Hovsep
Pushman. The dealer’s varied                                                                                  “The Royal Mile, Edinburgh” by Louis Grimshaw was
assortment included works by                                                                                  $290,000, left, and “Moonlight on the Lake” by John
Romare Bearden, “Melon Sea-                                                                                   Grimshaw, $450,000, at Haynes Fine Art, Worcestershire, UK.
son” priced at $150,000, Charles
Courtney Curran’s “A Seat on
the Summit” at $125,000, an
Alfred     Thompson       Bricher
“Seascape” at $155,000 and
Willard Metcalf’s “On the Suf-
folk Coast” that was stickered at
$195,000.
  Rehs Galleries of New York         A collection of Eighteenth Century exquisitely executed
City sold several paintings,         watercolors at Alexander Gallery, New York City.
including a work by Julianne
Duprey, circa 1893, a work by
Edward Cortez, circa 1950, and
                                                                      Review and Photos by
                                                                  Antiques and The Arts Weekly
                                                                 David S. Smith, Managing Editor
                                                                                                              “Night Suspect” by Montague Dawson, left, was described
                                                                                                              as “one of his best” and priced at $745,000 at Vallejo Gallery,
                                                                                                              Newport Beach, Calif. Armin Carl Hansen’s oil “Running
                                                                                                              Mates” was $325,000.




                                                       Toulouse Antique          Gallery,    Manhattan
William Cook, , Wiltshire, UK.                         Beach, Calif.                                          Iris Antique Globes and Maps, Almen, The Netherlands.
54 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — March 6, 2009




Pedro Friedbury’s table and chairs were $68,000 at Arita
Eduardo Cohen, Buenos Aires, Argentina.




                                                                                                                   MS Rau Antiques, New Orleans, La.
                                                              Arader Galleries, New York City




A collection of rare glass was presented by Asiantiques,
Winter Park, Fla., including these carved and incised red
overlay bowls from the late Eighteenth Century.




                                                              Ralph Chait with a large Sixteenth Century
                                                              Fahua stoneware figure of an official from
                                                              the Ming dynasty. Chait Galleries, New
                                                              York City.                                           Christopher Anthony, Boston

                                                              was a rare late Renaissance doc-   don, circa 1736.                    $7,500 and $45,000 each.
                                                              ument box, circa 1580, that the     Michael Teller of T.K. Asian         Wellesley House, Ltd of Lake
                                                              dealer believed had been made      Antiquities remarked, “This         Forest, Ill., sold an 1880 billiard
                                                              for a member of a royal family.    year we had the most sales over-    “snooker” scoreboard by J&E
                                                              Inlaid with mother-of-pearl and    all than we’ve ever had at this     Ascott that was valued at
                                                              brass wire, the box was stun-      show. Clients were interested in    $80,000, as well as a half-size
Jeff Bridgman, York County, Penn.                             ning in its appearance and         every facet, from the archaic —     snooker table by the same
                                                              remarkable in craftsmanship.       1500 BC — to the contemporary.      artist, circa 1890.
                                                                A French silver plate cocktail   The attendance at this show is,       If diamonds are a girl’s best
                                                              service by Jean Désprès, circa     and continues to be, incredible.”   friend, then the Palm Beach
                                                              1960, was listed among the         The Williamsburg, Va., dealer       Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
                                                              items sold by Spencer Marks        sold more than ten pieces from a    must surely be their favorite
                                                              Ltd of Southampton, Mass., val-    Dali marble mural, all originat-    haunt. “Jewelry counters main-
                                                              ued around $18,000, as well as a   ing from the Yunnan province        tained constant crowds through-
                                                              Tiffany service flatware set and   and selected from the Cang          out the show’s five-day run with
                                                              a John Jacob gravy boat, Lon-      mountains, valued between           specific interest in signed
                                                                                                                                     pieces,” stated management
                                                                                                                                     after the show. Hollis Reh &
                                                                                                                                     Shariff of Southampton, N.Y.,
                                                                                                                                     had an important Tiffany & Co.
                                                                                                                                     25-carat diamond brooch sell
                                                                                                                                     from its booth, while Jewels in
                                                                                                                                     Time of Boca Raton, Fla., sold a
                                                                                                                                     five-carat emerald-cut diamond
                                                                                                                                     that had been valued at
                                                                                                                                     $150,000.
                                                                                                                                       Other sales reported from the
                                                                                                                                     jewelry stands included a signif-
Phyllis Carlsen and Tim Stevenson with a group of water-      “Coco Au Ruban Rose,” 1905, an oil by Pierre-Auguste
colors by Frank Hurbutt that were used to illustrate his      Renoir, price on request, and “Bord de Riviere Bretagne”
book of ceramics.                                             by Eugene Boudin, $195,000, were at Trinity House Fine
                                                              Art, Worcestershire, UK.




                                                                                                                                     With a pre-Columbian look,
                                                                                                                                     the 2,500-year-old pots from
                                                                                                                                     Thailand, Ban Chiang peri-
“Spring in the Harbor” by Edward Willis Redfield, $475,000,   The Hagenauer jazz band was offered at James Infante,                  od, were selling well at
left, was at Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, Penn.                New York City.                                                         Mark West, London.
                                                                                                                      March 6, 2009 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 55




                                                                                                           Macklowe Gallery, New York City




                                                      The architectural collector’s cabinet, circa
One of two known, the Lalique desk was                1730, was $155,000 at Dan O’Meilia
offered at Antiques D’Zynes, Closter, N.J.            Antiques, Tulsa, Okla.




                                                                                                           Rehs Galleries, New York City




                                    Martin Du Louvre, Paris



Robert Lloyd with a rare
late Renaissance document
box thought to have been                                                                                   Russian gilded silver with cloisonné enamel by Fabergé
made for royalty. Robert                                                                                   and makers such as Fedor Ruckert were offered at John
Lloyd, Inc, New York City.                                                                                 Atzbach Antiques, Redmond, Wash.

icant Art Deco diamond neck-
lace, circa 1925, at Sandra Cro-
nan.
  London exhibitor Symbolic &
Chase reported the sale of a
coral, emerald and diamond
bangle by David Webb in the
$80,000 range.
  A rare resonance double time      Imperial Fine Books, New York City
zone contemporary watch in
rose gold by FP Journe was sold
by Aaron Faber, New York City,
$70,000, as was an unusual
                                                The Palm Beach
Patek      Philippe   stopwatch,
$72,000.                                                                                                   Andrew Wyeth’s “Haying the Road Between Waldoboro and
  Other sales included a large                                                                             Friendship, Maine,” left, a watercolor on paper, was
Oriental pottery figure of horse                                                                           $135,000 at The Caldwell Gallery, Manlius, N.Y. The Charles
and rider that was finely mod-                                                                             Courtney Curran oil “On the Shore of Lake Erie” was
eled and retained vestiges of                                                                              $175,000.
detailed original polychrome
decoration, circa First/Second
Century AD, by Ralph M. Chait
Galleries of New York City.
Antique map exhibitor Charles
Edwin Puckett, Akron, Ohio,
sold several wonderful maps
and medieval manuscripts.
Majolica specialist Charles L.
Washburne Antiques, Solebury,
Penn., sold a pair of Minton
cobalt blue fluted trumpet-         N.C. Wyeth’s “Buffalo Hunt,” left, was featured at Hammer
shaped vases with morning glo-      Galleries, New York City.
ries and foxglove, circa 1870,
$25,000.                            flattened oval version of the 3D    Co.; “The Greatest Art Collec-     AB Levy, Palm Beach, Fla.
  Christopher      Anthony     of   Maryland pattern of the Civil       tors of All Time” with Contessa
Christopher      Anthony    Ltd,    War period, circa 1861–65.          Maria Vittoria Colonna Rimbot-
Boston, remarked that he had a        Timepiece exhibitor Larry Dal-    ti, president of Amici degli
spectacular show with many          ton Antiques Ltd of Scarsdale,      Uffizi, Italy; “American Art:
contemporary furniture sales,       N.Y., sold a German ivory           What’s Hot, What’s Not” with
including a brown chaise lounge     carved bird box and a hand          Debra Force. Arlie Sulka of Lil-
with mahogany lacquered ele-        painted, gold plated, hand          lian Nassau was another to
ments, circa 1930–1940s, that       engraved piece, both by Gries-      present a lecture.
was originally made for the         baum, circa 1900 and 1920,            The Palm Beach Show Group
salon at Saks Fifth Avenue. A       respectively. Also sold was an      will host the Palm Beach Jewel-
Mid-Century American circular       EF Caldwell American mantel         ry, Art & Antique Show again
side table with black lacquered     clock, circa 1900.                  over Presidents’ Day weekend,
top and mahogany legs went to         The annual lecture series         February 12–16, 2010. The
a new home, as did a sterling       remained a popular event, with      group’s next scheduled show
silver suite by Towle in the        seats at practically every lec-     will be the D.C. Spring Antiques
D’Orleans pattern, circa 1921.      ture filled to capacity. Lectures   Show in Washington, D.C,
  American antiques authority       included “Tiffany Style: 170        March 6–9. For information,
Jeff R. Bridgman sold a large       Years of Design” with John Lor-     561-822-5440 or www.palm-
antique flag with 13 stars in a     ing, design director of Tiffany &   beachshow.com.                     Mark Borghi Fine Art, New York City

								
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