TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2019 – The Best Art & Antique Fairs of Today
March 16-24, 2019
Maastricht Exhibition and Congress, Maastricht
Established in 1988, the non-profit organisation TEFAF is world renowned for prestigious art & antique fairs showcasing the most exceptional in rare museum-quality objects and art from all periods and in a vast array of mediums. As a resource of experts for collectors of antiquities and masterworks worldwide, this fair is unparalleled.
Every year the fair is divided into eight categories: Ancient Art, Antiques, Design, Haute Joaillerie, Modern, Paintings, Paper, and Tribal. TEFAF Maastricht 2019 will host 300 dealers from twenty countries and showcase over 30,000 works.
A visit to this stunning fair is like visiting a world-class museum and offers connoisseurs, collectors and art lovers a chance to visit the booths of some of the most intriguing and notable dealers today and see in many cases objects long hidden away in private collections.
Highlights of the TEFAF Maastricht Fair 2019
A few highlights include the extraordinary antique carved marble Torso of Herakles (1st-2nd century AD), Galerie Chenel, Paris, and a trio of Monumental Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dragoon Vases, Kangxi period, c.1700 – 1722, Alessandra di Castro, Rome. An exceptional treasure on view for the first time is a newly discovered Paolo Veneziano (1290 – 1362) tempera and fold ground on panel painting entitled The Virgin and Child (with Saints Dominic and Peter Martyr on the Engaged outer frame), Haboldt & Co., New York.
In addition to these spectacular pieces, a loan exhibition including Rembrandt van Rijn’s The Abduction of Ganymede, 1635, is on view. This show features 23 works from the Paraderäume Dresden’s Residenzschloss and the Semperbau, Gemäldegalerie and the Skulpturensammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. The exhibition acts as an introduction of sorts to the opening of the Paraderäume in September 2019 and the reopening of the Semperbau in December 2019.
In honour of TEFAF Maastricht 2019 and the extraordinary antiques and artwork on view, we present our list of a selection of notable dealers
Notable TEFAF Maastricht 2019 Art Dealers and Galleries
Kunsthandel Jacques Fijnaut B.V, Amsterdam
Founded in 1975 by Jacques Fijnaut and his partner Henk van der Heijden offer a fine collection of 18th-century objects including Dutch silver, Amsterdam and Hague School Painting as well as Asian Ceramics. A beautifully curated gallery in Amsterdam showcases splendid bronzes, colonial antiques as well as post-impressionist paintings and modern abstract art. The team been participating in TEFAF Maastricht since 1989 and this year offers many fascinating decorative objects and curiosities such as the Gilt Engraved Casket from the Workshop of Michell Mann, Augsburg or Nurnberg – circa 1600.
Galerie J. Kugel, Paris
Based in Paris, this gallery is widely admired for an active and innovative exhibition program, and the diversity and eclecticism of artwork and Kunstkammer objects, including amazing scientific instruments, silver, furniture, sculpture, and paintings. A particularly beautiful piece on view is the exceptionally beautiful 1754-54 Jean Moynat Gold Mounted Egg and Mounted Lacquered Egg Cup gracefully embellished with birds in flight and stylised clouds.
The Axel Vervoordt Company, Kanaal, Belgium
Founded in the late 1960s, The Axel Vervoordt Company is a family business specialising in archaeological pieces, Asian sculptures, 18th-century furniture, 20th-century design, and contemporary art. The restoration of the Vlaeykensgang (sixteen Renaissance houses in Antwerp) is one of their most fascinating projects, earning them an international reputation. One of our favorite pieces on offer this year at TEFAF Maastricht is the superb carved marble Head of Eros, Roman Empire – 1st century BC – 1st century AD.
A La Vieille Russie, New York
Founded in Kiev in 1861, A La Vieille Russie are specialists in Carl Fabergé works, Russian art, European and American antique jewellery as well curiosities such as gold snuff boxes and objets de vertu. The great delicacy and opulence of their inventory is always such a pleasure and at this year’s fair there is a wide selection of extraordinarily beautiful objects including a charming Carl Fabergé Elephant Form Silver Mounted Sandstone Match Holder, with Garnet Eyes, circa 1890 from the estate of HRH Prince Henry.
Peter Finer, London
Peter Finer and his Sons specialise in museum quality antique arms and armour, from the bronze age through to the 19th Century, including weapons and armour from the Viking, Medieval and Renaissance periods. For those collectors interested in arms and armour, Peter Finer will showcase a wheel lock sporting gun from the personal collection of King Louis XIII of France, c.1620-30.
Ralph Gierhards Antiques, Dusseldorf
Founded by Erwin Gierhards in 1977 this gallery focuses on 18th-century German furniture and works of art, Impressionist paintings French furniture and gilded bronze and Old Master paintings from the 18th century. Son Ralph Gierhards has broadened the inventory to include 19th-century European sculptures. This year at TEFAF Maastricht the gallery offers a splendid inventory, and we are most captivated by the pair of alabaster, gilded, and chased bronze Neoclassical Cassolettes Forming Candlesticks, England c. 1780. This piece is certainly of interest to our collectors and admirers of historic lighting.
Gallery Perrin, Paris
Internationally recognised as preeminent specialists of late 17the century to early 19th century French furniture and art objects. This year they offer a charming painting by Louis-Léopold Boilly entitled Comparing Little Feet, 1845 as well for those of connoisseurs of historic sculpture, as a set of bronze sculptures entitled Mars and Venus, 1720 by Robert Le Lorrain.
Richard Redding Antiques Ltd, Switzerland
Based in Gündisau, this gallery offers an impressive collection of French and other European clocks, bronzes, furniture and silver as well as antique light fittings, glass, porcelain, paintings and sculpture and more recently Chinese and Russian antiques. This year at TEFAF Maastricht we are particularly fascinated by the Louis XVI Astronomical Skeleton Clock by Robert Robin, c. 1790.
Elle Shushan, Philadelphia
With a fascinating inventory of unusual items, this gallery offers portrait miniatures, waxes as well as contemporary portrait photography. At TEFAF Maastricht the gallery is showcasing several historic and contemporary portraits, one of the most interesting being Christian Friedrich Zinke’s portrait of George Frideric Handel, 1718, enamel on copper.
TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2019 – GALERIE NEUSE, STAND 112 PHOTOGRAPHY: MARK NIEDERMANN
Visit the TEFAF Maastricht Fair 16– 24 March, 2019.
For collectors seeking rare antiques, decorative objects, curiosities and exceptional fine art sourced and selected for quality, originality and fine provenance from the best historic private collections, we offer a specialised inventory of extraordinary items including antique furniture, collectibles, fine works of art and clocks.