The day in he life of a Art and Antique Broker

 

 

 
 
 
 
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 The day in the life of a Art and Antique Broker “No I am not dressed like this every day “
 
As any one in the Fine Arts and Antiques Business , I think we all agree , no two days are ever the same . Operating a
On Line retail business and selling on a International Scale .

Unlike a ” Brick and Mortal Gallery” , we reach out and sell via Cyber Space unlike a physical gallery where you never know who may walked in , if you are fortunate to be in New York City  London , Paris or other better known Galleries Districts .

Over the Years we have sold to private collectors , dealers that are ” Major Players ” in their chosen areas of expertise and leading Museums globally and many notable public collections .

The joy of sharing that appreciation of beautiful  created by artisans   Fine Art , Porcelains d’ Art and other fine hand crafted items with others are indeed among the many joys of this profession .

Is this a Profession or Obsession , which ever you wish to call it !


I think every one from one time to another often wondered , if such loved items surviving for hundreds of years and have been collected , cherish , love and passed through time , ” What tales they could share with us as collectors and hopeless romantics  perhaps” !

All through history ,the Upper classes followed the collecting- appreciation trends of the Royal families and the Nobility . So Many of the Early Masters were in fact patronized by them . The list included Rembrandt , Durer, Goya, among many artists The decorative arts included Meissen , Nymphemberg . Later in the British Isles Porcelains were patronized by the Royal family , where Derby became ” Royal Crown Derby ” Worcester become “Royal Crown Worcester ” .

Even with the ” Royal Patronization ” from many others did not capitalized on the ” Royal added to the Name of the Manufacture ” but were supplying ware to the Rich and the Royal Family and the Titled Crowd . Some included Wedgwood , Minton , Herend .(Herend was used-collected by both Queen Victoria and the Later Princess Diana .

Crystal were supplied to the Royals and Nobility were Baccarat perhaps the oldest , In the UK and the British Isles and North America  Waterford Graced the private homes , The White House first with John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan “Biscuit Jar ” were the container for the Jelly Beans , Light Fixtures in Lincoln Center and so many more .


The Middle Class says ” Champagne Taste and a Beer
Budget “

We have been asked to share a couple of our most unusual days in the life of a Art and Antique Broker with our readers .
We recently were fortunate to work with a leading Museum in the North East on brokerage of a lovely Reginald Marsh etched work “Shave and A Hair Cut ” which was a great pleasure .

One Loving son (  of a Wedgwood Collector ) Purchased a Wedgwood Campaign Urn for the ashes of his late Mother and we shipped this over night to the mortuary … I will admit i will never look at these Urns the same ever again .

Yes we have sold these and others for the Final resting place for the Family’s Most Loved Pet .

Perhaps one of our best surprises most recently is , the sale of a Sterling Silver Card Case , Purchased by a Footman for the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace . Lets admit it is NOT Every day , you sell and ship   a parcel to Buckingham Palace .

If the Card Case could talk . It was circa 1940’s in the Art Deco Style found it way into a Miami Flee Market in the 1980’s and sold by the owner and now a part of the life of a ” Royal Footman ” at Buckingham Palace .

In life if you are fortunate , No two days are ever the same


Only If these items could talk , have tales they could tell…. Please do take a tour of the wide area of Fine art and antiques for a feast of both your eyes and spirit.


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James Stow & Anthony Yau
Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts

 

 

Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts Galleries Acquire Collection of Thomas Gainsborough Works

    

Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts Galleries  Acquire Collection of Thomas Gainsborough Works

 

 

James Stow and Anthony Yau  of  Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts recently acquired a rare  collection of sisty three works  Illustrative of English Sceneryfrom the Drawings and Sketches of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.” (1819)

  Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) At age thirteen, Thomas Gainsborough arrived in London from the nearby countryside eager to become an artist. There he studied with a noted French artist and was influenced by seventeenth-century Dutch landscape painting. In his early years, Gainsborough primarily painted landscapes
and worked as a restorer for art dealers. Although his true desire was to paint landscapes exclusively,
portraits were in much greater demand in eighteenth-century England. As a portraitist, he was highly acclaimed and sought after by the English aristocracy for his elegant and flattering portrayals. He developed his painting style by studying the portraits by Anthony Van Dyck. In his late forties, Gainsborough settled permanently in London and became a founding member of the Royal Academy. After his death in 1788, Sir Joshua Reynolds,
his contemporary and fierce rival, eulogized him thus: “If ever a nation should produce genius sufficient to acquire to us the honorable distinction of an English school, the name of Gainsborough will be transmitted to posterity, in the history of Art, among the very first of that rising name.”

 

These may be seen at

 

 

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Engraved by W.F. Wells and J. LaPorte (Soft-ground etchings) Half of these hand tinted and as rare to be seen with the fine Hand coloring images . Few are available on the market since  so many are in The British Museum , Tate and the Louvre , Paris .