July 25, 2019 - Marion Laffey Fox
June 16, 2019 - Madelia Hickman Ring & W.A. Demers
Paul Vandekar of Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge was showing an Ashworth Brothers ironstone dinner service, circa 1893, comprising 45 pieces in the burnt-orange floral pattern – a central gilt rosette surrounded by a wide brocade border of peonies and gilt scrolls. The White Plains, N.Y., dealer also showcased an American classical mahogany footstool with griffin-head handles. He believed the Nineteenth Century piece to be mid-Atlantic, possibly Philadelphia. A fine art example here was an oil on canvas, circa 1800, titled “The Rochester to Margate and London Coach” by John Cordrey (British, 1765-1825). Shown is a coach pulled by four horses, passengers within and atop the coach. The painting measured 22 by 29 by 1½ inches.
January 10, 2019 - Madelia Hickman Ring
The government might have been shut down, but nothing could stop the Washington Winter Antiques show from taking place January 10-13 at the Katzen Art Center on the campus of American University. Founded in 1954, the annual event is the second oldest charitable antiques show in the United States and is now in its 64th year. The show is the inaugural event for the Washington winter social calendar and patrons were not deterred by chilly temperatures, turning out enthusiastically for the opening night preview party and the first two days of the fair. The sizeable winter storm that moved into the area in the middle of the afternoon Saturday and continued through the early hours of Monday morning dumped nearly a foot of snow in central DC and considerably affected attendance, though some patrons made it to the show on Sunday and a few dealers reported sales even up at the show’s closing.
August 14, 2018 - Laura Beach
A highlight of Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge’s display was an eight-sided sailor’s Valentine set into a Regency center table. Nearby were sailors’ woolworks and a pair of late Nineteenth Century Bradley and Hubbard dolphin andirons, circa 1886-1900.