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Carlton Hobbs: High-caliber Arts and Antiquities from the 17th Through 19th Centuries

May 23, 2013

A well established presence in New York’s antiquities and fine arts sphere, Carlton Hobbs maintains an Upper East Side gallery location that provides an elegant showcase for British and European pieces from the 17th to 19th century. His research-driven curatorial approach encompasses the acquisition, restoration, and preservation of museum-quality items with high design content. Pieces have been sold to major institutions spanning the globe, including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the John Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Mr. Hobbs’ Facebook page recently featured an interesting find made by a staff member while watching “Downton Abbey” on PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre.  The season finale, shot at Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire, featured a porcelain-mounted torchère in the background of an interior scene. This piece is extremely similar to a Louis-François Bellangé torchère currently in the Carlton Hobbs collection.

Carlton Hobbs regularly directs participation in high-caliber vetted arts and antiquities exhibitions, including the Spring Show NYC at Manhattan’s Armory. This Art and Antique Dealers League of America’s (AADLA) event benefits worthy nonprofits, including the ASPCA. Committed to caring for and finding homes for abandoned pets, Mr. Hobbs and partner Stefanie Rinza were privileged to take part in the event. In all, Ms. Rinza’s efforts have resulted in dozens of abandoned animals finding loving homes throughout the New York City area. An Art+Auction’s Power Top 10 recipient, Carlton Hobbs maintains longstanding membership in the British Antique Dealers’ Association.

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