Carlton Hobbs to Exhibit at Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair

. February 4, 2009

Carlton Hobbs, the long established international antiques dealer has announced the firm will exhibit at the Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair in London, June 4-14 2009.

“We are thrilled to have been invited to exhibit at this important vetted art fair,” said Stefanie Rinza, the firm’s managing director, “We have recently acquired a number of stunning pieces of historic significance which we will exhibit for the first time at Olympia.”

One of these is a group of three intriguing paintings, which, uniquely, incorporate polychrome wooden panels carved in relief and hinged to the canvas. They show a profusion of allegorical and heraldic detail, indicating a connection to the ascension to the Bohemian and Hungarian thrones by the Austrian Habsburg family.

Another item fresh to the trade is a pair of exquisite 18th Century Italian white and red painted demi-lune side tables in the Chinoiserie taste. The friezes and legs are pierced throughout and designed to evoke the paling typically seen in Chinese formal gardens. “The tables have a strong relationship with a unique white and red painted ceiling in Palazzo Grosso in Turin, and we hope that further research may reveal the original patron who commissioned these enchanting pieces,” said Stefanie Rinza.

Carlton Hobbs previously participated at a number of other prestigious art and antique fairs, including:

The American International Fine Art Fair in Palm Beach (February 4-8 2009)

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

The Antiques and Arts Paris Biennale

The Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, London

The Winter Antiques Show, New York

The International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, New York

About Carlton Hobbs LLC

Carlton Hobbs is a noted independent dealer in rare antique furniture and historic objects. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York, the firm acquires researches and sells antiques to museums and discerning clients throughout the world.

Some of the world’s leading museums and private collections now house Carlton Hobbs’ pieces including:

The Musée du Louvre

The John Paul Getty Museum

The Rijksmuseum

The National Gallery of Australia

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts

The Musée des Beaux Arts, Dijon

The Bowes Museum

Paxton House

The National Gallery of Greece

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