Highlights from NAADAA’s Inaugural Online Antiques Fair

Art and Antiques Fairs worldwide have adapted to life with Covid-19 by turning towards virtual platforms to exhibit their wares. This July, the National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America (NAADAA) hosted its inaugural virtual fair online, connecting notable dealers of fine art, sculpture, jewelry, wallpaper, and illuminated manuscripts with collectors – in remote fashion.


Running from June 24th through July 8th, the online exhibition featured over 300 works from notable member dealers such as A La Vieille Russie, SJ Shrubsole and Joan B Mirviss.


In case you missed it, we’ve shared some highlights below. 



Tiffany Studios Wisteria Lamp ca. 1903: Image Courtesy of Lillian Nassau


Specialist dealers in Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, Lillian Nassau presented this Tiffany Studios Wisteria Lamp, Ca.1903. The iconic design was conceived by “Tiffany Girl” Clara Driscoll, head of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department at Tiffany Studios. The shade features a cascade of over 1,000 hand-cut pieces of Tiffany glass, framing the bronze “Tree Trunk” table base. This lamp was one of the most popular designs produced by the firm.


Amethyst Carved Necklace by Juliette Moutard for Boivin, ca. 1950: Image Courtesy of A La Vieille Russie


A La Vieille Russie, renowned Paris and New York-based dealers of Russian decorative arts, presented this carved amethyst necklace set with cabochon stones and chrysoprase beads. The Necklace, and a coordinating bracelet, were created by Juliette Moutard for Boivin, ca. 1950. This set was exhibited alongside other jewels and pieces by Fabergé – historically, jeweler Carl Fabergé was a treasured client to the family run enterprise. 



Walnut Fauteuil ca. 1715 presented by Mary Helen McCoy: Image Courtesy of Antiques Trade Gazette


Tennessee dealer Mary Helen McCoy presented this walnut fauteuil, which has been recovered with 18th century needlepoint illustrating the Biblical story of Susanna and the Elders. The scene is set amongst a landscape of fountains and floral gardens. 



Reliquary Cross Pendant: Image Courtesy of Les Eluminures


Les Eluminures, an international gallery with outposts in New York City, Chicago and Paris, is a leading  specialist dealing in manuscripts, jewelry and miniatures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The gallery presented this late 18th Century Reliquary Cross Pendant. Masterfully crafted out of gilded silver and glass pastes the piece is attributed to Austro-Hungarian Workshops. 


           Carved Mahogany Box Sofa: Image Courtesy Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc.


This rare, carved mahogany box sofa was presented by New York City-based antiques dealer, Carswell Rush Berlin. This stately piece is attributed to Anthony Quervelle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1830. 





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