ReDiscovered Philadelphia Tea Table one of Just 13 Items in Upcoming Keno Auction

Thomas Holme’s extremely rare 1687 map of Pennsylvania, called the “greatest of early American maps.” The detailed map is one of eight copies known and the only one in private hands.

A rediscovered Philadelphia Chippendale tea table is taking a center spot in an upcoming auction of just thirteen items. Leigh Keno says the table from the shop of Philadelphia cabinetmaker Henry Clifton “is truly a tour de force." Keno Auctions’ Winter Sale Of Thirteen Extraordinary Items also includes Thomas Holme’s extremely rare 1687 map of … Continue reading ReDiscovered Philadelphia Tea Table one of Just 13 Items in Upcoming Keno Auction

Amon Carter Adds Important Still Life to Its Collection

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has added an important painting to its collection.  Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1813) by Raphaelle Peale (1774–1825) was recently purchased in memory of the museum’s founder Ruth Carter Stevenson (1913–2013). The painting will be on view beginning July 29 in the main gallery. Considered the first American still-life … Continue reading Amon Carter Adds Important Still Life to Its Collection

George, You’re a Long Way from Philadelphia…

A table at the Old Jail Arts Center in Albany, Texas caught my eye. It's always nice when museums feature decorative arts, but it's especially nice when museums of this size include furniture. The round inlaid center table with a classical form features prominently our first president. I assumed being in this small town Texas … Continue reading George, You’re a Long Way from Philadelphia…

Louise Fishman Exhibit Coming to Woodmere

Exploring one critically acclaimed artist’s extraordinary body of work and the familial inspiration that made it so, Philadelphia's Woodmere Art Museum presents Generations: Louise Fishman, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and Razel Kapustin. The show juxtaposes Fishman’s expressionist oeuvre with the work of her two powerful mentors: her mother, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and her aunt Razel Kapustin. Key pieces … Continue reading Louise Fishman Exhibit Coming to Woodmere

Dressing Table Completes Pair of Colonial Furniture for Philadelphia Museum

The Philadelphia Museum of Art recently agreed to purchase a mahogany dressing table that has been on loan to the Museum for 36 years. Made in Philadelphia in the late 1760s or early 1770s, the table is the mate to the museum’s monumental high chest, which was donated in 1957 by Amy Howe Steel Greenough. … Continue reading Dressing Table Completes Pair of Colonial Furniture for Philadelphia Museum

The New Look – At Philadelphia Antiques Show

The Philadelphia Antiques Show has a new look. Certainly the brand new Pennsylvania Convention Center better serves the show with its central location and super-wide aisles, but more importantly, the vetted show has adopted a more flexible standard on what can be brought in. Many new faces, together with “newer” merchandise liberate the show from … Continue reading The New Look – At Philadelphia Antiques Show