New York Antiques Weekend 2020

Antiques Weekend with the Decorative Arts Trust

January 24–25, 2020
New York, NY

Friday, January 24

Tour of Important Historic Houses in Upper Manhattan and Yonkers
Heading north, participants enjoy in-depth tours of two important yet out-of-the-way historic houses worthy of our attention:

  • Morris-Jumel Mansion in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, was built in the Federal style in 1765 by Roger Morris, a British military officer. In 1810, Eliza and Stephen Jumel purchased Mount Morris and began a series of alterations that resulted in an updated Greek Revival house. The oldest house in Manhattan recently concluded a major renovation and reinterpretation project that highlights the art, architecture and lives of the Morris and Jumel families, while celebrating the changing landscape of this over 250 year-old structure.
  • Following a pleasant lunch, we continue north to Yonkers and Philipse Manor Hall, built for Federick Philipse III, a fervent loyalist who enjoyed a comfortable living as a major landholder. Highlights of the Hall include extraordinary carved woodwork, a stunning 1750’s papier-mâché Rococo ceiling that was recently restored following an official “Save America’s Treasures” project, and an impressive collection of presidential portraits, including the six presidents from New York State.

Saturday, January 25

Tour of the Winter Antiques Show with Lunch
Participants are treated to private tours led by our knowledgeable friends in the trade as well as a visit to the Show’s special loan exhibition Unrivaled, which embodies the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’s exceptional collection, with masterworks from throughout the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and the Philippines by artists including Velázquez, El Greco, and Francisco de Goya. Lunch follows in the elegant Board of Officers Room designed by Herter Brothers.

The Collection of Rhetta Felton
We are invited to visit the beautiful Upper East Side apartment of Rhetta Felton in the Verona, a c. 1908 Renaissance Revival building by William E. Mowbray, an award-winning architect who designed important residential projects throughout New York City. The renowned firm of Vincent Fourcade and Robert Denning served Mrs. Felton and her late husband as interior designers in their trademark “Le Goût Rothschild” mode. Against the backdrop of the apartment’s original interior woodwork, Fourcade and Denning laid out the Feltons’ impressive collection of English furniture, French and English porcelain, and Continental fine art. 

Registration is $400 per person. All cancellations received prior to Friday, January 3 are subject to a full refund less a $50 administrative fee per person. Refunds will not be made for participants cancelling after January 3.

Please also see information about the Emerging Scholars Colloquium on January 26.

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