Archives: Connoisseurship Items

Hosea Dugliss Looking Glass

Interior Designer Boston & Cambridge, Heidi Pribell

“Always on hand an elegant assortment of looking glasses of the newest fashion.” “11 Chatham Row, near St. Paul’s Church, New York” Identical Mirror in Greek Revival Parlor, American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art is attributed to Isaac Platt, based on a not identical signed Issac Platt mirror found at the Munson-Proctor-Williams Institute.

Cornelia Van Rensselear Hartman

Interior Designer Boston & Cambridge, Heidi Pribell

Cornelia Van Rensselear Hartman descended from two American families whose settlement and histories were contemporary with the foundations of the Republic – the Carroll family of Maryland and the Van Rensselear family of New York. Her collections contained a wealth of Carroll and Van Rensselaer family history, and were sold. Her partnership with Count Lorenzo… Read more »

Gifts from Alexander Calder

Interior Designer Boston & Cambridge, Heidi Pribell

Miniature Standing Mobile, with accompanying drawing signed “Sandy” Silver Spiral Brooch Silver Monogram Brooch Silver Mortar & Pestle Brooch Gifts to Ruth Robbins, his New York pharmacist, obtained from her son-in-law.

Boston Classical Mirror

Interior Designer Boston & Cambridge, Heidi Pribell

By F. Hubbard & Co., with maker’s label, “Guilder to the Trade, 8 Bromfeild Street” Heretofore, objects from this company were unknown. Label affixed to back was not visible to naked eye.

“Tree of Life” Needlework Sampler

Interior Designer Boston & Cambridge, Heidi Pribell

A Mulliken Family Record, Lexington, Massachusetts, of a rare group from the Lexington and Concord area. Made by the youngest daughter, Faustina, of John Mulliken and Lydia Whiting. The Mulliken Family’s home and clock shop were famously set fire by British Troops April 19th, 1775, following the first engagements with the Colonial militias in Lexington… Read more »

Items from the Masterton Dusenberry House

Interior Designer Boston & Cambridge, Heidi Pribell

Portrait of John Morison Masterton by William R Hamilton in 1838, who painted eleven paintings for the Masterton family. Exhibited at New York National Academy of Design 1838.

William Edmondson Folk Art Sculpture
Girl with Braid

Interior Designer Boston & Cambridge, Heidi Pribell

William Edmondson, (1874-1951) an African-American folk art sculptor, was the first African American artist to be given a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Provenance: From descendants of Peggy Bacon (Ash Can School) & Alexander Brook, both American painters who purchased directly from William Edmundson

Leon & Harriet Pomerance Collection

Interior Designer Boston & Cambridge, Heidi Pribell

Coptic Tapestry Woven Panel, 3rd-5th century AD Fascinating collection of tribal and modern art, baroque and modern furniture, sponsors of the Minoan Royal Palace excavation in Crete, Kato Zakros.

Portrait of William Klapp

Interior Designer Boston & Cambridge, Heidi Pribell

Sold to the Pennsylvania Museum of Art. by Robert Street (1796-1865)

Delft Dishes

Interior Designer Boston & Cambridge, Heidi Pribell

Sold to Kendall Whaling Museum. One of Twelve Delft Dishes, circa 1761-65, made by “De Porceleyne Bijl,” Delft, attributed to Elsabeth Elling, after the series of 16 prints by Adolf van der Laan after Sieuwart van der Meulen.

Original Laminated Bentwood Armchairs

Interior Designer Boston & Cambridge, Heidi Pribell

One pair sold to Carnegie Museum of Art One pair sold to Minneapolis Art Institute. John Joseph Chapius (1765-1864), Belgian cabinetmaker Set of Four Bentwood Armchairs, circa 1810-1815

Reclining Antiope

Interior Designer Boston & Cambridge, Heidi Pribell

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, sold to Edward Pflueger, donor. Modeled by Ulrich von Dassel, tin-glazed faience, circa 1750.

Rare American Early Lighting

Interior Designer Boston & Cambridge, Heidi Pribell

Sold to Historic Deerfield A Benjamin Gerrish Candlestand, inscribed 1736.