July 29th, 2013
byLois Anzelowitz Levine
I must start off with this disclaimer: I confess I am not much of an art & antiques person. While I can admire an 19th century Japanese porcelain figurine or an Ottoman from the Ottoman empire, (is there such a thing?) I will know nothing about them other than to say, “wow! Really pretty!” But having heard about the exquisite estate jewelry sold at the Macklowe Gallery, along with their impressive collection of Tiffany lamps (who doesn’t love a Tiffany lamp?), I decided to check them out. Venturing into the lovely Madison Avenue shop on a recent Wed. morning, I immediately caught sight of the estate jewelry case on my right. I took a closer look and I have to say, the pieces laid out were simply stunning: platinum brooches with diamonds, ornate Victorian gold bracelets, Art Deco rose-cut diamond and enamel earrings: all took my breath away. I then walked down to the gallery’s lower level where the Tiffany lamps are on display: chandeliers, glass Favrile pieces, table and floor lamps, all in luscious colors of aquamarine, green, deep orange and gold. And of course there is plenty else to choose from: lithographs, ceramics, French Nouveau furniture and other pieces. After a most aesthetically pleasing morning at Macklowe Gallery, this girl may be an Arts and Antique convert after all.
» Macklowe Gallery, 667 Madison Ave., 212.644.6400