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What Thomas Jayne and Frank de Biasi Wish They Could Take Home From the Winter Show

Bernard & S. Dean Levy: Queen Anne Desk and Bookcase

“This secretary is a statement piece, one that surely made a memorable impression in the 18th century, as it does now in the present. This desk showcases the best American taste, as it is both classical and relatively understated, stately but not ostentatious.” — Jayne

Queen Anne Desk and Bookcase.

Photo: Courtesy of Bernard & S. Dean Levy

Cohen & Cohen: Qianlong Charger 

“This Qianlong charger is finely painted and even more fascinating when you compare the original European artwork by Wouwerman to its Chinese interpretation—look at the incredible details. I love that it is from a very important group of porcelains, the rest of which are in museums. This is a true connoisseur’s piece.” — de Biasi

A Qianlong charger.

Photo: Courtesy of Cohen & Cohen

H. Blairman & Sons Ltd: Pair of Firedogs, Attributed to A.W.N. Pugin

“These firedogs and their gothic revival bouquets of roses that are symbolically put to the fire and, of course, triumph, certainly make a burning impression.” — Jayne

“Who doesn’t need a handsome pair of Arts and Crafts firedogs by Pugin to make a sophisticated fireplace? These have an especially fine patina. I love seeing beautiful sculpture like this where you might least expect it.” — de Biasi

Pair of firedogs, attributed to A.W.N. Pugin.

Photo: Courtesy of H. Blairman & Sons Ltd

Lillian Nassau: Jack in the Pulpit Vase, Tiffany Studios

“What could frame flowers better than the gilded mantle of this Tiffany vase?” — Jayne

Jack in the Pulpit Vase by Tiffany Studios.

Photo: Courtesy of Lillian Nassau

Robert Young Antiques: Pair of Carved Limestone Owls 

“An amusing pair of carved limestone owls would look perfect in my garden. How wonderful they are circa 1860. I love mixing Arts and Crafts sculpture like this in a contemporary setting indoors and out.” — de Biasi

The pair of carved limestone owls.

Photo: Mario Bettella / Courtesy of Robert Young Antiques 

Menconi + Schoelkopf: Along the Road, the Bahamas (Near the Queen’s Staircase), Winslow Homer watercolor

“For all of us who are missing the tropical sunshine, this watercolor commands immediate recall.” — Jayne

Along the Road, the Bahamas (Near the Queen’s Staircase) by Winslow Homer.

Photo: Courtesy of Menconi + Schoelkopf

Plektron Fine Arts AG: Sumerian Statue

“At first, I couldn’t place this very unusual Sumerian statue, and with such an early date of 2900–2500 BC no less. I love the description of long locks of hair representing a sheepskin. Really a curious objet and small enough for a tabletop or kunstkammer. This is on my ‘must know more’ list.” — de Biasi

 A Sumerian statue.

Photo: Richard Valencia / Courtesy of Plektron Fine Arts AG

Michael Goedhuis: Bronze Teapot

“Here with his amazing bronze, I like that the seemingly mundane—a pot of tea—is glorified with handsome monumentality.” — Jayne

The imposing teapot.

Photo: Courtesy of Michael Goedhuis

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