New York Antiques Weekend 2017
EVENTS > STUDY TRIPS ABROAD
New York, NY
January 20-21, 2017
Friday, January 20
Private visit and coffee at the New York Yacht Club
Founded in 1844, the NYYC’s primary clubhouse is a six-storied Beaux-Arts landmark with a nautical-themed limestone facade, located at 37 West 44th Street in midtown Manhattan. Opened in 1901, it was designed by Whitney Warren, architect of the exterior of Grand Central Terminal. Curator of Collections Alice Dickinson will introduce us to the clubhouse’s centerpiece, the Model Room, which contains the largest collection of ship models in the world, as well as the finest holdings of presentation silver in the form of magnificent trophies by Tiffany, Gorham, and Whiting. A specific tour time will be provided with confirmation of registration.
Special Tour of the Frick Collection’s Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court
The Frick is organizing the first exhibition to focus on Pierre Gouthière, the great French bronze chaser and gilder who worked for Louis XV and Louis XVI. The exhibition will shed new light on the artist’s career through objects attributed with certainty to him. Charlotte Vignon, Curator of Decorative Arts organized the show and will provide our tour. A specific tour time will be provided with confirmation of registration.
Saturday, January 21
Winter Antiques Show
Participants will be treated to private tours led by our knowledgeable friends in the trade as well as a visit to the Show’s special loan exhibition organized by Colonial Williamsburg, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum: Revolution and Evolution. A scrumptious lunch will follow, held in the elegant Board of Officers Room designed by Herter Brothers.
The Private Collection of Judith Hernstadt
We will enjoy a visit to the beautiful Fifth Avenue apartment of Judith Hernstadt, a Lifetime member and former Governor of the Trust, with commanding views of Central Park and Conservatory Water, a model boat pond inspired by those designed for Parisian parks in the late 19th century. Judith’s collection includes 18th and early 19th-century American furniture, principally from New York, American paintings and drawings and a choice group of small oils depicting Central Park.