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East Side House is a community-based organization in the South Bronx, and the owner and beneficiary of The Winter Show. We work with schools, community centers and other partners to bring quality education and resources to residents of the Bronx and Northern Manhattan, helping improve the lives of approximately 10,000 individuals each year.

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Love beauty, the decorative arts, and material culture? You’re invited to an exclusive exhibition preview and panel discussion on “Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970,” Tuesday, January 22 (12 PM) at The Winter Show.
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Commissioned to create everything from public presentation pieces to one-of-a-kind showstoppers for use in the private dining rooms of America, Gorham put uniquely American design on the world stage.
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Silver and mixed-metal wares produced from 1850 to 1970 by Gorham reflected the industry, artistry, innovation, and technology of its time for more than 150 years in America.
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@risdmuseum’s upcoming exhibition, “Designing Brilliance,” will cast new light on the legacy of this distinctive company, first established in 1831 in Providence, Rhode Island.
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The RISD Museum owns the largest collection of objects by Gorham and “Designing Brilliance” is the first Gorham exhibition in nearly three decades.
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Please RSVP to attend this panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth A. Williams, David and Peggy Rockefeller Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, RISD Museum, with @spencermarksltd and Andrew Freedman:
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gorham@thewintershow.org
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Pictured: Gorham Manufacturing Company, Epergne and Plateau, 1872 and 1876. The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. RISD Museum.
Park Avenue Armory
The Winter Show’s 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee is less than one week away!
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We hope to see you at the Opening Night Party this Thursday, January 17, at one of our other special events, or at a lecture, panel discussion, or VIP tour of the Show.
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All net proceeds from ticket sales support the life-changing work of @eastsidehouseinc in the South Bronx.
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For a full program of events, please visit thewintershow.org/events
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To purchase tickets, click on the link in our bio.
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We look forward to making history with you this week!
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#sapphirejubilee
New York, New York
Join us on Thursday, January 24 for Young Collectors Night, the must-attend event for young connoisseurs, emerging philanthropists, and art & design enthusiasts—all to benefit @eastsidehouseinc in the South Bronx. 🥂
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At #YCN2019 you'll enjoy a private viewing of The Winter Show, cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to meet some of New York’s most illustrious designers and @dhwendygoodman, Design Editor of @nymag.
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Additionally, we are delighted to announce that @brooksbrothers returns as lead sponsor of the event, and that the brilliant @zacposen (Creative Director, Brooks Brothers Women’s Collection) will serve as Honorary Chair for a second year.
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Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today! Link in bio. ☝🏿☝🏾☝🏽☝🏼☝🏻
Manhattan, New York
An equation to remember in 2019: Classic + Modern = Timeless 🔥
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Fair Highlight: Console, designed by Maurice Dufrène, France, c. 1925
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Fruitwood with an abstract inlay of amaranth, ebony, and mother-of-pearl
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Creatively combining classical and modern forms and motifs, this console is related to a design presented in Paris at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, where Art Deco was first presented as a uniform style.
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Courtesy of @maisongerard
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Returning to The Winter Show after a one-year hiatus, Maison Gerard specializes in French Art Deco furniture, lighting, and objets d’art. The gallery presents a range of work—from antiques to contemporary design —with an emphasis on authenticity, historical context, and connoisseurship.
Upper East Side
Happy New Year from The Winter Show!
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We’re facing 2019 with open arms—and a dash of sapphire blue—and hope that you are, too!
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May 2019 bring you all you wish for ... plus a few acquisitions at the Show. 😘
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We look forward to celebrating our 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee with you—from the Opening Night Party on January 17 and Young Collectors Night on January 24 to our daily hours from January 18-27!
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To learn more and reserve your tickets today, visit thewintershow.org
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Fair Highlight: Ormond Gigli, New York City (Models in Windows) [detail], 1960
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Courtesy of @peterfettermangallery
Upper East Side
Our 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee year begins in two days, but we don’t like to overemphasize a theme. 😉
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A trio of cabochon sapphires set in a disc of cut jadeite establishes just the right tone, don’t you think? Vivid, nuanced, timeless. 💙
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Fair Highlight: Cartier Compact, c. 1930, with 18 karat gold, sapphire, cut jadeite, carved coral and diamond
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Courtesy of @macklowegallery
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Macklowe Gallery specializes in Tiffany Studios lamps, art glass, and bronzes; French Art Nouveau furniture, art glass, lighting, ceramics, and lithographs; and important antique and estate jewelry.
Park Avenue Armory
We are delighted to announce that Wendy Goodman (Design Editor, @nymag) will join us on Friday, January 25 at 5 PM for an intimate discussion of interiors notable for their character, personality, and flair—the kind you might shop for at The Winter Show.
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The original design hunter, Goodman has discovered and published stories on an astonishing array of private houses that express the spirit and passions of their owners.
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In her latest book, “May I Come In?”, Goodman visits more than 75 of these spaces. In her pantheon, imagination and originality hold sway: Artists and eccentrics are the equals of aristocrats and the mandarins of design, and every room has a story to tell.
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Join Goodman at The Winter Show for a discussion of these stories and, following in her footsteps, discover the world in other people’s houses.
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Admission to the talk is complimentary with Fair admission; seating is on a first-come basis.
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For a complete program of events, visit thewintershow.org/events
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Pictured: In Venice’s Palazzo Brandolini, one of the homes of San Francisco art collectors and philanthropists John and Dodie Rosekrans, Tony Duquette and Hutton Wilkinson adorned the 19th-century stucco in the piano nobile’s ballroom with coral-colored raffia branches.
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📷: @fernando_bengoechea_photo
Manhattan, New York
Happy holidays from The Winter Show!
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We wish all of our exhibitors, patrons, visitors, sponsors, and friends a week of peace, joy, and plenitude.
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Fair Highlight: Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses, Untitled Sugaring Scene, 1961
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On view in the booth of @gseart at the 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee edition of #thewintershow, Jan 18-27, @parkavearmory, #NYC
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Anna Mary Robertson Moses began painting in childhood, but a life of domestic labor and farm work kept her from making art full-time until her late 70s.
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Her first solo exhibition, “What a Farm Wife Painted,” opened at Galerie St. Etienne in 1940, when Moses was 80 years old.
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The rest, as they say, is art history, and an inspiration for anyone seeking to express themselves, hone their craft, or tell a story—whatever their circumstances or age. 💙
Park Avenue Armory
The Winter Show’s 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee is just one month away! 🗓
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We hope to see you at the Opening Night Party on Thursday, January 17, or at one of our other special events. 🥂
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The Show is a great way to ring in the New Year, and for such a worthy cause! 🎉
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All net proceeds from ticket sales support the life-changing work of @eastsidehouseinc in the South Bronx. 🙏
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Pro tip: Tickets to the Opening Night Party and Young Collectors Night make excellent stocking stuffers. 🎅
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Follow the link in our bio to finish your holiday shopping today. 😉
New York, New York
When you look closely at Miró, strange and wonderful worlds appear—and you may even feel a jolt of the holiday spirit. ✨🌲💫
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Fair Highlight: Joan Miró, Sans Titre (detail), 1967
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Courtesy of @mnafineart
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Michael Altman Fine Art is a private gallery specializing in 19th- and 20th-century European & American paintings, drawings, and sculpture.
Manhattan, New York
The Nantucket Windsor chair form evolved from Philadelphia designs, examples of which were commonly imported to the island in the second half of the eighteenth century. ⚓️
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Chairs made by two Nantucket craftsmen, Frederick Slade and Charles Chase, have come to be seen as the most impressive and representative of the type.
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Some of the key features of this chair by Slade include its pronounced height, broad crest featuring projecting ears with carved scrolls, and the cylinder and baluster turnings of its posts.
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Frederick Slade was the oldest son of a successful chair maker. He achieved a high degree of mastery before his untimely death at the age of twenty three, just one year after he completed this outstanding Nantucket Windsor chair.
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A handwritten inscription on the seat-bottom label reads: “This Chair was made by/Frederick Slade in Nantucket/in 1799.”
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Life is fleeting, but great design is timeless. 💡
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Swipe → to see the full chair.
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Loan Exhibition Highlight: Windsor Armchair made by Frederick Slade (1777-1800), Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1799
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Courtesy of @ackhistory, lender of our 2019 loan exhibition, “Collecting Nantucket / Connecting the World”
Park Avenue Armory
Have you ever wondered why many eighteenth-century paintings by different artists look so similar?
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It’s not just due to fashion or a prevailing style. In London and other cities, costumes were often painted by a “drapery painter” instead of the named portraitist, who focused in turn on faces and hands.
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Writing in 1743, the engraver and antiquarian George Vertue observed that the most skilled living drapery painter was Joseph van Aken:
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“Mr Van acken—whose draperys silks satins Velvets, gold & embroideryes which he dos paint for several of them painters extreamly well—and is a great addition to their
works and indeed puts them so much on a Level that its very difficult to know one hand from another.”
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This statement neatly summarizes the division of labour in the profession of painting in eighteenth-century London.
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Drapery painters were not just responsible for costume, but for pose, and contemporary accounts affirm the importance—and, in some cases, celebrity—of drapery painters.
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Frequently regarded as a master technician and artist with a status parallel to that of portraitists, the drapery painter Peter Toms, for example, was a founding member of the @royalacademyarts.
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The portrait above, executed by the painter with whom van Aken had the longest and most successful collaboration, Thomas Hudson, is therefore an important document for understanding the commercial and creative apparatus of eighteenth-century portrait studios.
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Engraved and published by John Faber, it also underlines Hudson’s abilities as a painter—of faces and hands, at least. 😉
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Fair Highlight: Thomas Hudson, Portrait of Joseph van Aken, Drapery Painter, c. 1745
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Courtesy of @libson_yarker

2019

Fair Catalogue

Two hundred and forty pages of fine art and antiques, architecture, interior design, luxury goods, and real estate, as well as essays on the Show’s 65-year history, the 2019 loan exhibition from Nantucket Historical Association, and East Side House Settlement, the fair’s owner and beneficiary.

The Show is a … galaxy of colliding worlds. Nearly every booth provides a glimpse into some areas of visual culture, from Egyptian antiquities to American folk art to postwar Italian art glass.

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