Author Archive: Antiques And The Arts Weekly

20th Anniversary For Outsider Art Fair


Opening with a preview gala on Thursday, January 26, the Outsider Art Fair will celebrate 20 years as a tastemaker for all genres of non-traditional and self-taught artists at its 20th edition, being mounted in the 7W building on the corner of 34th Street and Fifth Avenue. Under the management of Sanford Smith & Associates, …

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20 Reasons To Love Americana, Day 20


Today’s blog marks the final entry in our series of 20 standout examples of Americana that will be offered at the Winter Antiques Show, which opens tonight, January 19, and runs through January 29 at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory. After we recover from the hustle-bustle of covering all the Americana Week shows and …

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Americana Is More Than Child’s Play


With Americana Week well underway, several notable big ticket items have already been sold all over town from paintings to a $500,000+ chest at antiques shows to auctions but let’s instead focus on antique toys. Once the stuff of childhood, well-preserved and finely-crafted toys are highly prized by collectors today. Over at Stella Show Mgmt Co.’s …

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Weathervanes Proudly Flying Above


Weathervanes are highly appealing forms of Americana and collectors who pursue these folky artifacts per highly individual collecting tastes (whether one collects horses only or all creatures great and small or  made by a certain firm, rest assured there will be plenty of great examples to choose from. And at Stella Show Mgmt Co.’s Antiques at …

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20 Reasons To Love Americana, Day 19


Today’s blog in our series showcasing standout examples of Americana that will be offered at the Winter Antiques Show January 19–29 at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory looks at a fine example of silver. This circa 1770 piece surely ranks high among the best examples of Connecticut silver and was made circa 1770 by …

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A Tale of Two Chairs


Two unique chairs from a singular visionary dealer will be offered at Stella Show Mgmt Co.’s Antiques at the Armory show on 26th Street, January 20-22. Joshua Lowenfels, a New York City dealer in folk art, Americana and works of art, is known for his unique eye and talent for finding uncommon and beautiful objects, …

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Red, White & Blue Unfurls At The Armory


John Sideli’s display at the Stella Show Mgmt Co.’s Antiques at the Armory show on 26th Street, January 20-22, will get patriots’ blood stirring. Sideli of Wiscasset, Maine, is known for his folk art, and much of it in his booth this year carries a patriotic theme — stars and stripes, carved eagles, weathervanes and …

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20 Reasons To Love Americana, Day 18


Today’s blog in our series showcasing standout examples of Americana that will be offered at the Winter Antiques Show January 19–29 at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory turns its attention to the Berks County, Penn., clockmaking tradition. C.L. Prickett, Yardley, Penn. will offer this fine Pennsylvania tall case clock, circa 1800, from Reading, Penn., …

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A Trifecta Of Fine Americana


We continue our pursuit of standout examples of Americana and today’s blog entry focuses on a trio of fine objects that will be shown at Stella Show Mgmt Co.’s Americana & Antiques at the Pier Show January 21–22 at New York City’s Pier 92. Dennis Robida of Deep River Antiques, Essex, Conn., will showcase a …

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20 Reasons To Love Americana, Day 17


 Today’s blog in our series showcasing standout examples of Americana that will be offered at the Winter Antiques Show January 19–29 at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory looks at a work on paper that details one of the defining moments in the country’s history. A wonderful piece of Americana is this circa 1820 engraving …

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