top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>The lesson of the day is that the contacts in a Diva’s “Little Black Book” are worth their weight in gold – or rather make that jewels, fine art and authentic Versailles furniture! I’ve just added a contact to my address book that will have you swooning.
to 10px; WIDTH: 288px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/TJXKtv6TDuI/AAAAAAAAFHc/aFBTG8-OTPM/s400/Rau3.jpg” border=”0″ />A scheduling conflict had my smile turned positively upside down to miss both the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris and The Armory Show in NYC. You know my motto reads “Love antiques, will travel for world-class antique fairs and flea markets”…so you can imagine my sorrow at having to sit out not just one, but two. While moaning to friend and business contact Saxon Henry of Roaming by Design over my misfortune, Sax had the perfect solution to my problems. While she couldn’t clone me so I could be in two places at once, she could introduce me to a friend of hers who just so happened to be attending both events this fall. The next best thing to being in both Paris and New York is knowing someone who will be – someone who could fill in both me and my readers on the crème de la crème of these antiques events so that even when I’m home on the range I won’t miss a moment of the action.
to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 266px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/TJXKsMoJo0I/AAAAAAAAFHE/HMbAFQxza38/s400/Champagne-in-Paris.jpg” border=”0″ />Enter “Candid Kellogg,” the soupcon of style, whose jet set life has me wanting an upgrade on my frequent flyer account. As I type back at the office in Berlin, Candid Kellogg is living la diva loca in Paris, sipping champagne and making me green with envy… Just like “snap, crackle, pop,” Kellogg sets aside her crystal flute to share with Diva Readers a contact from her little black book to yours.
Candid Kellogg writes:
to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 185px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/TJXKtyk81yI/AAAAAAAAFHk/chIus-HNS18/s400/Rau+Antiques.jpg” border=”0″ />“As the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris winds down this week (ending on September 22nd), and you find yourself returning to the other side of the Atlantic looking for a museum-quality Monet, Norman Rockwell, authentic Versailles furniture, or a quirky Enigma Machine, then step into the Rau Antiques booth at the Armory show this fall, September 30 to October 3.
Bill Rau, the third generation owner of this venerable, prestigious antiques and fine arts gallery based on Royal Street in New Orleans since 1911, has a master’s eye when it comes to acquiring spot-on antiques and, lately, pedigreed fine art, a category that has shown a marked increase in the past 18 months.
Rau Antiques is a sprawling 30,000 sq ft gallery, with a neighboring townhouse called Le Salon, which offers the connoisseur and visitor to New Orleans an impeccable and historical tour of 18th and 19th century decorative arts.
to 10px; WIDTH: 129px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 161px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/TJXKtc9yg7I/AAAAAAAAFHU/nN8zCEi88OY/s400/Rau1.jpg” border=”0″ />Just one of the items in his extensive collection that has me drooling is a Paul de Lamerie Sterling Coffee Pot. Incredibly rare, this sterling coffee pot, crafted by leading Georgian silversmith Paul de Lamerie, features finely engraved and repoussé decoration in this lavish Rococo example with shells, lion masks and richly detailed foliage. De Lamerie, considered for more than 250 years as the pre-eminent English silversmith of all time, he created some of the finest Georgian silver ever made, and also fused English Queen Anne elements with French Rococo style. He is simply unrivaled, and works similar to this coffee pot can be found in museums and important private collections around the globe. Hallmarked London, 1742. 8 1/4″ wide x 8 1/2″ high”.
If Candid Kellogg has you salivating for more fine art and antiques, you must visit Rau Antiques Booth at The Armory Fair this fall.
September 30 – October 3, 2010
Antiques and Art at the Armory features more than 50 dealers from around the world, specializing in high-end antiques and art. The show is vetted to ensure the highest quality and assurance of authenticity.
Special thanks to “Candid Kellogg” and her touch down from Paris! And stay tuned for more!
to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/Sx1V_R_R5KI/AAAAAAAAD8U/jshE3sSwLHw/s400/553.JPG” border=”0″ />Last January finds notes scrawled of frantic to-do’s before our move from Amsterdam to Berlin and one day is circled with a giant red heart that reads “Going Away Dinner with IWC Officers” as I remember all the ladies who showed up for my last dinner in Amsterdam before moving. We took over the restaurant in a gaggle of laughter and friendship and fun.
ear births and my new agenda is a blank page, I pick up my pen – a red felt tip – and write confidently my plans for the future.
top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Today on The Antiques Diva ™ we’re kicking it up a notch and doing something special. Sit back, prop up your feet and press play to watch the first of many upcoming episodes of The Diva News Network. Come along with me as I visit my favorite town in The Netherlands – The Hague, home of Parliament, The Queen, Embassy Row and the best shopping in Holland. We’re filming on the Lange Voorhout where you’ll find a bric-a-brac market every Thursday and Sunday, May through October. Don’t miss the upcoming Art and Antiques Weekend in The Hague, August 30th and 31st, 2008.
April 19 – Antiekmarkt Haarlem
(and May 17, 7 & 21 June, 5 & 19 July, 2 & 16 August, 6 & 20 September)
April 26 — Queen Lifestyle Brocante – Open Dag en Lentebrocante
May 1 – Grote Rommelmarkt – Rijnhal Arnhem
May 10 + Gouds Mont Martre, Gouda
Each Wednesday 10 May – 10 Sept
May 10 – 12 Westfries Tuinfair, Midwoud
May 11 – 12 Open Deur Dagen bij Marian van Oostrom, Bergen
May 12 – Grote Antiek en Curiosamarkt, Brummen
May 12 – Extra Vrije Marktdag, Cuijk
May 12, Luikse Markt, Veemarkterrein, Utrecht
May 23 -24 Brocante Serviezendagen, Den Doorn (bij Delft)
May 30 – Amstelveld Curiosa, Amsterdam
(also June 27 & 25 July)
June 7 – Rommelmarkt “Hoofdplaat 230” Jaar, Hoofdplaat
June 21 – Curiosa en Antiekmarkt, Haren
June 21 – Brocante aan de Ijssel, Deventer
(also on 5 & 19 July and 16 & 30 August and 13 Sept)
July 6 – Kunstmarkt Bergen aan Zee
July 23 – Antiek en Curiosamarkt, Goes
July 31 – Curiosa en Rommelmarkt, Alphen aan de Rijn
August 2 – Curiosamarkt, Nijkerk
August 17 – Antiek aan Zee, Dishoek
August 30 – Antiek en Curiosamarkt, Waal Franse en Kuiperstraat, Vlaardingen
August 30 – Franse Brocantemarkt bij Brocantiek ‘t Schuurtje
September 7 – Boerenstreekmarkt – Vlooienmarkt en Braderie — Appelscha
September 20 – Vlooienmarkt Markthal, Barneveld
September 21 – Antiek en Curiosamarkt, Naarden Vesting
The Antiques Diva™