Carlton Hobbs to Exhibit at American International Fine Art Fair

Carlton Hobbs LLC, the long established international antiques dealer has announced that the firm is to exhibit at the American International Fine Art Fair in Palm Beach, February 4-8 2009.

“We are delighted to have been invited to exhibit at this important museum vetted art fair,” said Stefanie Rinza, the firm’s managing director, “and we have set aside a number of stunning pieces of historic significance for this event.”

Originally commissioned for the Castle of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, The Mecklenburg Library Desk has a Dutch Royal provenance and is pictured here in situ in a portrait of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands.

Also to be shown are a pair of armchairs, pictured here, from a set commissioned by the Archduke Karl of Austria from Joseph Danhauser for his palace, the Albertina, in Vienna. Carlton Hobbs is grateful to Dr. Witt-Dörring, formerly Curator of Furniture at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, for identifying these important chairs.

Another piece is the highly important lacquer cabinet from the collection of The Marqués de Revilla, Madrid.

“We are planning to bring circa 40 museum-quality 18th- and 19th-century English and Continental pieces of furniture and objects to the Palm Beach Fair and are busy finalizing the extensive research we have of these items,” Ms. Rinza said.

The firm previously participated at a number of other prestigious art and antique fairs, including:

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

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.