Show Presents Art and Antiques from Yesteryear and Today

  • Sheila Gibson Stoodley

The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show offers treasures from centuries past, such as a pair of George III painted beechwood armchairs made circa 1770 and priced at £135,000 (about $213,000), which Ronald Phillips of London will bring. But it also features exquisite objects finished earlier this year.

The show, which takes place from October 19 to 25 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, will contain the George III chairs, both unusually faithful renderings of a design in one of Thomas Chippendale’s style books. The show also will have a striking table, courtesy of exhibitor Todd Merrill & Associates, which was impossible to make 20 years ago, never mind three centuries ago.

Created by Britons Ian Spencer and Cairn Young, who join forces under the title “The Yard Sale Project,” the unique 3-foot-tall table ($60,000) defies nature to combine cherry, beech, mahogany, ebony, sycamore, cocobolo, yew, and 19 other hardwoods in a solid, cohesive whole. The two men hit upon a technological method of uniting the different woods in a way that prevents the table from falling apart, as it otherwise would. “When you see the piece in person, it’s like a textile,” says gallery owner Merrill. “It has a pattern to it, like a rough weave. It’s a unique, genius effort.” (www.haughton.com)

Photo by Richard P. Goodbody Inc.
The antiquities dealer Les Enluminures will offer a large collection of biblical manuscripts…
The sale will feature architectural treasures salvaged from around the world…
Sotheby's
Standout items include a set of Wang Qi panel paintings expected to fetch as much as $700,000...
Illustration by Bruce Morser
Santiago Barberi Gonzalez travels the world in search of compelling art and design...
The show will showcase works from Peter Paul Rubens, Gortzius Geldorp, and more…
Photo by Michiel Elsevier Stokmans
The top lot could fetch as much as $450,000…
timothy c. fabrizio and george f. paul
After more than a century, gramophones, phonographs, and cylinder players are prized as...
Bloomsbury Auctions
With a drumbeat of 50th anniversaries, Beatlemania breaks loose all over again...
The show will exhibit exceptional offerings from 72 dealers and galleries…