Apter-Fredericks: Apter-Fredericks has been acquiring some of the finest pieces of 18th century English antique furniture since 1946. From Queen Anne to Regency, through the designs of Thomas Chippendale, George Hepplewhite, Robert Adam and Thomas Sheraton, they span the period when English furniture design and craftsmanship was at its height. Using the archival wealth of London’s nearby museums and libraries, extensive research is completed to uncover information about pieces. Their experience and scholarship is sought and appreciated by international clients, including museums and private collectors in the United States, India, China, and Australia.
Thomas Coulborn & Sons Ltd.: Thomas Coulborn & Sons was established in the mid-1930s by Thomas and Mary Coulborn, and is now one of the most highly respected firms specializing in 18th century and Regency furniture. Thomas was succeeded in the business by his twin sons, Peter and Paul, and now by his grandson Jonathan. Jonathan spent a number of years working for Sothebys in London and Madrid before returning to the family business, and has since led Thomas Coulborn & Sons’ participation in many renowned fairs in the UK and abroad. Although “almost retired”, Peter remains a consulting partner and a great source of knowledge and advice to the business and its clients.
Ronald Phillips LTD: Ronald Phillips LTD is one of the world’s finest antique galleries specializing in 18th century English furniture. Founded in 1952, the gallery is based in the heart of London’s Mayfair and is now led by Ronald’s son, Simon. The family has established an international reputation for handling some of the most important pieces of 18th century English furniture available on the market, and every piece acquired by the firm is rigorously vetted by a team of in house experts for its authenticity. With this ethos Ronald Phillips LTD has built up a reputation of trust and integrity and is known for handling only the best and rarest pieces.
H. Blairman & Sons: H. Blairman & Sons was established in 1884 by Harris Blairman, and is now in its fourth generation of family ownership under the direction of Martin Levy, Harris’ great-grandson. Building on its established reputation as a dealer in 18th- and early 19th-century English and French furniture, Blairman’s is renowned for furniture and works of art designed during the late 19th- and early 20th- centuries. Blairman’s 19th century material is focused on two principal areas: work from the pantheon of British architect-designers who advanced new ideas throughout the century, and the work of the leading contemporary continental European manufacturers.
Bowman Sculpture: Bowman Sculpture is internationally recognized as the leading gallery for sculpture by French artist Auguste Rodin. The gallery starts its sculptural journey with European Romantic sculpture of the 19th century, dealing in the masters of this period such as Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse and Aimé-Jules Dalou through to the Impressionist, Modern and Cubist sculpture of Edgar Degas, Henri Laurens and Ossip Zadkine. Bowman also specializes in the work of English New School sculptors Alfred Gilbert, Lord Frederic Leighton, and Alfred Drury, as well as the best of 20th century, including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Elizabeth Frink, Kenneth Armitage and Eduardo Paolozzi.
Daniel Crouch Rare Books: Daniel Crouch Rare Books was founded in Oxford in 2010 by Daniel Crouch and Nick Trimming. Daniel has worked as a bookseller since the age of sixteen (at Sanders of Oxford), and later went on to work in the book department at Bonham’s auction house and to set up a map and atlas department at Bernard Shapero Rare Books in London. Daniel met Nick Trimming (who studied classical civilization and archaeology at King’s College, London) while they were both working at Shapero and with the support of a group of loyal clients, the two established their own firm. Their carefully selected stock includes antique atlases, maps, plans, sea charts, voyages, fine prints, gloves, and cartographic reference books dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries.
Conner • Rosenkranz, LLC: Established in 1980 by founding partners Janis Conner and Joel Rosenkranz, Conner • Rosenkranz, LLC is a private gallery located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The gallery’s emphasis is on 19th and 20th century American sculpture, including neoclassical, Beaux-Arts, and modernist works as well as garden sculpture from all periods. Represented artists include Henry Kirke Brown, Jo Davidson, William Hunt Diederich, John Flannagan, Sidney Gordin, Cecil Howard, Paul Manship, Hiram Powers, John Rogers, Bessie Potter Vonnoh, and Samuel Yellin, among many others.
Kelly Kinzle: Kelly Kinzle grew up helping his parents Dorothy and Donn in their antique and auction business in Duncansville, PA. He moved to New Oxford with his partner Paralee Winstel in 1990 where they now operate Center Square Antiques in the old bank building on the historic town square. Although Kelly is known for his inventory of tall case clocks, Kentucky rifles, Pennsylvania decorative arts and fire fighting memorabilia, he seeks out those objects that are outstanding in any genre and period. His reputation for handling the rare and unusual has made him a favorite with collectors and scholars alike. Kelly has worked closely with important institutions including the Smithsonian, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art to add significant objects to their collections.
Bernard & S. Dean Levy Inc.: The Levy family has been involved in the field of top quality Americana for over 100 years and four generations, and have worked with many of the top private and public collections in the world. Based in a five floor New York townhouse, their extensive inventory includes important American antique furniture, needlework, silver, ceramics, paintings, and other decorative arts from the 17th to the to the mid-19th century, with pieces in the Jacobean, William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, and Federal styles.
Top Image: Conner • Rosenkranz, LLC. This marble bust Proserpine by American sculptor Hiram Powers depicts the ancient Roman goddess whose cult, myths, and mysteries were based on those of the Greek godesss Persephone and her mother Demeter, the deity of grain and agriculture.