The HighBoy’s “10 Days of Art” proved to be a great success! Here are 5 antique paintings or works on paper that sold during our summer event, which included learning how to develop your eye as a collector and advice on building an art collection you’ll cherish for years. If you love fine art, don’t miss recent new arrivals from Susan Calloway Fine Art, Majolica, and Lazare Gallery, in addition to the dozens of other dealers listing art on The HighBoy!
1. 19th Century English Seascape by Alfred Parsons. Dealer: Woven Expressions
The piece: This beautiful watercolor painting by Alfred Parsons dates back to the end of the 19th century. The tranquil composition consists of a beautiful body of water, sailboats, and trees against a sky of fluffy clouds. The colors are soft and cool.
The dealer: Our advice for walking into Atlanta’s Woven Expressions is the exact opposite of what we’d give you if you ever found yourself navigating a tightrope: Be sure to look down. The shop’s unique antique rugs—think fine Orientals, highly sought-after Oushaks, and Aubusson and Savonneries from decades past—and tapestries are like fine, easy-to-live-with art for the home.
2. American Oil Painting of an Architectural Interior. Dealer: Smythe Antiques and Interiors
The piece: A 20th century American oil painting of an architectural interior in blue and grey neutral tones.
The dealer: Gracey Smythe of Smythe Antiques and Interiors likes things with interest, quirkiness, and a sense of humor. She has been in and out of the design world for 19 years, starting off as a floral designer and designer of baby clothes. She loves treasure hunting as a way of connecting history and the arts, which has brought her to open her space in Memphis, TN.
3. “Breakers” by Jose Maria Gutierrez Del Busto. Dealer: Nancy Price Antiques
The piece: Original oil on board painting by Jose Maria Gutierrez Del Busto, an Argentine painter who specialized in nocturnal seascapes.
The dealer: Nancy Price has been an interior designer and collector for over 30 years. Her distinctive, fresh, yet timeless style, often incorporates the sleekness of modern elements paired with the decadence of the antique pieces she has carefully culled from her travels. Nancy’s appreciation of artistic craftsmanship, classic fashion design influences, and an innate understanding for interior layering are the foundation of her work.
4. Pair of Botanical Etchings by Stefano delle Ghiaje, circa 1832. Dealer: Everett and Cobb
The piece: A pair of hand colored, Italian floral book etchings circa 1832 by Stefano delle Ghiaje. Professionally hand painted mat with lattice gilded frame. One is the stages of Leaves and one is the stages of Nut.
The dealer: Located in Historic Savannah’s Downtown Design District, Everett and Cobb is a prime spot to discover beautiful 17th-, 18th-, 19th, and early-20th-century art, antiques, and accessories. The shop’s owners strive to make their high-quality pieces affordable and their collection diverse, so as to please a wide-ranging clientele.
5. American Portrait of a Girl with Cat, circa 1845. Dealer: Brookline Village Antiques
The piece: This oil on canvas portrait is attributed to American itinerant artist Mrs. L.B. Chapman. It is the companion piece to a Portrait of a Boy with Pet Dog. Chapman’s name is inscribed in pencil and dated 1845, Winchester, N.H.
The dealer: What began as a small antiques shop on Boston’s famous Charles Street in 1978 has become the Brookline Village Antiques showroom in the Boston Design Center. The showroom is a premier source of English, Continental, and American antiques and fine art for designers across New England. Shoppers can also discover exquisite pieces at Brookline Village Antiques second location at the New Hampshire Antique Co-op in Milford.
Finally, a big congratulations to the winner of our “10 Days of Art” contest, Paige R. Canfield of Sumner B. Designs. She won this charming French watercolor of the Bay of Biscay. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more chances to win something from The HighBoy!