Monday, January 28, 2013
The 2013 Winter Antiques Show
Congratulations New York City! this years 2013 Winter Antiques Show, held at your very own Park Avenue Armory, will be featuring items from Newport's famed Preservation Society mansions. Items from the following mansions: The Elms, Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff, Chateau Sur Mer, Hunter House, Chepstow and Kingscote will be there. If I were you, I would go, but I don't live in New York City!
Slab table. Attributed to John Goddard, Newport, ca.1755. 42 ¼ in. x 20 in. x 28 7/8 in. Mahogany and marble. Hunter House.
Attributed to John Goddard (1724-1785), this serpentine form marble slab table was made circa 1755. Goddard was the foremost practitioner of the serpentine style, and his pieces were popular in Newport. The front legs terminate in boldly carved ball and claw feet, the rear talons of which have the distinctive extra knuckle favored by John Goddard.
Dr. William Hunter’s Spaniels. Gilbert Stuart, Newport, ca. 1770. 30 ¾ in. x 35 ¾ in. Oil on canvas. Hunter House.
One of his earliest recorded works, this oil on canvas painting was created by Gilbert Stuart around the year 1770. It depicts two spaniels resting beneath a serpentine tea table. Stuart is recognized as one of the foremost portrait painters of the late 18thand early 19th centuries.
Mrs. Elizabeth Drexel Lehr (later Lady Decies). Giovanni Boldini, Paris, 1905. 46 in. x 86 in. Oil on canvas. The Elms.
Vases. John Bennett, England, ca. 1880. Kingscote.