Inspired by Antiquity: Classical Influences on 18th and 19th Century Furniture and Works of Art, will open at the Carlton Hobbs gallery in New York on January 20th and continue through February 18th. It was announced by Stefanie Rinza, the gallery’s managing director. The opening night reception, on January 19th, will benefit the Sir John Soane Museum Foundation. Tim Knox, the Soane Museum’s eminent director, will be lecturing on the subject of the exhibition and elaborate on some of the highlights on view.
“We are honored to have Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation as the opening night beneficiary,” said Carlton Hobbs. “We are particularly enthusiastic to present forty magnificent pieces inspired by antiquity, including the important group of Thomas Hope pieces from the Philip Hewat-Jaboor collection of Regency furniture and works of art,” he said. “It is the single largest collection of Thomas Hope pieces to come onto the market since the Christie’s auction of the contents of Deepdene, Hope’s country estate, in 1917.” Thomas Hope, the fabulously successful banker, connoisseur collector and designer, revolutionized British taste of the late 18th, early 19th century with his radical, classically inspired design ideas and came to be one of the key figures shaping the Regency taste. More information is available here: http://calendarofantiques.com/?p=147