Dealing primarily in rare British and Continental furnishings, as well as fine art, Carlton Hobbs Antiques houses a stunning collection of pieces from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. With older and more modern objects of high design available as well, the New York-based firm has earned a reputation for excellence thanks to founder Carlton Hobbs, a man who is widely revered as a leading expert in his field. Despite the prominent position he maintains in the antiques world, this native Londoner prefers to devote much of his time toward provenance research, an ongoing endeavor that has produced one of the most comprehensive specialized antiques archives currently in existence.
Established in 1973, Carlton Hobbs Antiques maintains its primary showroom in the former Vanderbilt Mansion, a 20,000-square-foot property located on New York’s Upper East Side at 60 East 93rd Street. A second gallery in London at 16 Bloomfield Terrace, just off Pimlico Road also hosts exhibitions on occasion, including an opening that took place in the summer of 2011 to coincide with the Masterpiece Fair. Serving a global clientele comprised of discerning private collectors and leading cultural institutions, the independent rarities dealer has participated in an extensive array of art and antique fairs worldwide including the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, the Antiques and Arts Paris Biennale, the Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair in London, and the American International Fine Arts Fair in Palm Beach.
Expanding its reach in an innovative capacity, Carlton Hobbs Antiques has launched a new website filled with a wealth of information about many of the historically significant pieces that make up the firm’s collection. From origin insight to beautifully photographed images, Carlton Hobbs Provenance showcases a wide range of museum-quality desks, tables, cabinets, paintings, sculptures, and more. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/CarltonHobbsAntiques.