The aisles were full at the Pier Antique Show in Manhattan this weekend. The crowd seemed generally in a good (and buying mood) after a week of gains on Wall Street. We saw one significant painting sell before we could get a good look at it. Dave Smernoff, From Here to Antiquity in Guilford, Connecticut brought items of interest including a pair of mahogany carved dolphins made into lamps. Spending some time in the booth of Pottery Dealer Barbara Gerr and Arnie Small, we learned a bit more about Rookwood and its artisans and were directed to the American Pottery Show and Auction April 24-26th outside of Philadelphia (look for information in our calendar).
It was also a nice feature that Samuel T. Freeman & Co. Auctions was on hand to provide appraisals. I’ve had good experiences with Freeman and see now that Chris Jussel was supposed to be on hand to appraise items. You may remember Jussel from the early days of the Antiques Road Show. I have always wondered why he didn’t continue with the show, I though he was perfect for the role.
The next Pier Show is November 14-15, 2009.