We are all feverishly preparing for the opening of the Spring Furniture Market and the excitement of the antiques and design building in Historic Market Square. Here are some photos from today with a few comments–our friend Donnie Grissom who has brilliant vintage jewelry is finishing his installation tomorrow–thus the covered cases! (By the way, he is coming with a huge new estate collection in July for a weekend event–watch for it!!!!!)
Main Show Entry with our booth entrance.
The Tommi Parzinger credenza c. 1967 is a brilliant entrance supporting an amazing, multi level old surface horse for a procession–the rolling stand of later date. Over Donnie Grissom’s space is a collection of paintings by Paul Hrusovsky.
Right side of the Booth
Continuing down the tight side
The Three Madonnas is by Paul Hrusovsky above an early 19th century pear wood and ash country French high buffet with ebonized moldings.
Center of the booth with French 1930's steel coffee table and Napoleon III bergeres
The two circular tables behind the coffee table are a delight–an 1880′s miniature Napoleon III gueridon and a period c. 1810 gueridon behind it!
Backside of the Napoleonic view!
A great pair of modernism chairs of rosewood and chrome by Sven Ivar Dysthe for Dokka, Norway, flank a period 1960-70 lucite and chrome floor lamp with integral table with a cluster column in homage to George III taste (both from Studio Design Gallery, owned by Paul Hrusovsky featuring his art studio, gallery of his art and mid-century furniture and accessories). Ivar born in 1931 was the wunderkind of Norwegian modernism design.
Back section of booth with cross aisle
A 72″ diameter Anglo-Indian teak and mahogany William IV table with Georgian breakfront on back wall, the table simply displayed with early 19th century Meissen vases (ornithological) and a Royal Crown Derby soup tureen and undertray. Yes the orchids are real–took me an hour as new ones were unpacked last night at Whole Foods flower shop!
Floating above the c. 1780-1800 breakfront is a c, 1730 carving from Frankfurt, Germany–next is a close-up.
This represents Mary Queen of Heaven (she emerges from blue swirling clouds) holding the Christ Child blessing the world and holding the orb of the world, once with a cross atop it.
For another photo of this carving from a differing angle with differing light, check out the Whitehall Facebook reached either directly on Facebook or through the Home Page for Whitehall at www.whitehallantiques.com
More to come this week including a few highlights of my lecture next week–Tuesday–free to all attendees of the Market.