Jan and John Maggs
Our new card - the crest of one of a pair of chairs
This month's news
The big news this month revolves around our show schedule. The
May Rhinebeck show was quite good for us, although not all
dealers were as fortunate as we were. Two weeks later, at our
first appearance at Marvin Getman's beautiful show at Elm Bank
in Wellesley, we sold across the board: furniture, paintings,
jewelry, and smalls. (For pictures and more information about
these two shows, click
We're sad to report that Rhinebeck Summer Magic - the July
show - has once again been cancelled. The reasons are
complicated, but the summer show has never been as successful
as the spring and fall versions. We believe that a combination
of concern over the summer heat and waning enthusiasm by
dealers and buyers both contributed to the decision.
Our shop sales, both in Conway and through our website, have
been constant since our May Opening. Our shop is now open most
Sundays through mid-September and anytime by appointment. We
hope you'll come by.
New stock listings
Kramer's large seascape "Sunset Over the Sea" is but one of the
paintings we list this month. Our new listings also include
furniture spanning three centuries, a choice selection of period
jewelry, and some inexpensive smalls. Click on the picture to
have a look.
In October 2010 we enjoyed a journey across western Europe by
train. We've reported on our experiences in London, Bruges,
Zurich, and Venice. Click on the Duomo to share a few memories
of our final destination of the trip: our favorite Italian city
Our next show
Tiverton Four Corners
Tiverton, Rhode Island on July 4.
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Click Pippin's nose for this month's photo of our little guy.
The Back Page
The Cloisters in Manhattan, a separate and very special branch
of the Metropolitan, houses many of the best medieval pieces
in the Met's collection. The photos of the cloister at Santa
Croce in Florence, above, suggested to us that we might share
two photographs taken during our recent visit.
for a look at this idyllic spot.