Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Carlton Hobbs: Well Appointed British and European Furniture and Artworks From the 17th to 19th Centuries

Situated in a well-appointed former Vanderbilt mansion on East 93rd Street in Manhattan, Carlton Hobbs LLC, Antiques and Fine Art features a wealth of decorative European and British furniture, paintings, object d’art, and sculpture from the 17th to 19th century. A particular focus is on works created on royal or aristocratic commission by leading artisans of the era.

Carlton Hobbs maintains a dedicated research department that undertakes intensive efforts in determining provenance and maker, as well as defining the artistic and historic attributes of pieces. The catalogue features a number of distinct items, ranging from furniture to mirrors and marble creations. One of the most unique items is a pair of ebony obelisks that are inlaid with silver and shaped hardstones including amber, Tulyakov jasper, amber, and lapis lazuli. Crafted in Rome in the late 17th century, the obelisks sit on a plain plinth base, and are raised by four ball feet off of a front-paneled rectangular plinth.

Carlton Hobbs and his partner Stefanie Rinza maintain a full exhibition calendar that includes seasonal shows at Grosvenor House in London and the Art and Antique Dealers League of America’s (AADLA) Spring Show NYC. Held annually in early May at the Park Avenue Armory for the past three years, this premier fine and decorative art show showcases a wide range of pieces spanning centuries, styles, and eras. The AADLA is fully vetted, with a panel of experts scrutinizing every piece displayed for accurate labeling and authenticity. Carlton Hobbs also regularly exhibits at the well attended Paris Biennale event.

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