Stair Galleries: Finds From A Friend (Tom Noonan)
RUN…DON’T WALK! Time is short and the merch is top quality, so get to Stair Galleries and view the sale slated for Saturday, May 17 – Confluence: The Collection of Tom Noonan. Sadly, Tom has decided to close up his shop, Noonan Antiques.
Tom’s iconic “signage: graced Warren Street for many years. I’ll miss her.
For those of us who have shopped Hudson for decades (ouch!), Tom Noonan has always been on the very short list of Dealers Who Cannot be Missed. His shop was full of the best things – Empire furniture, African art, Grand Tour souvenirs, and Turkish textiles – things Hermes and I coveted - and sometimes even bought. Check out noted antiques dealer and writer, Angus Wilkie’s, essay on Tom.
Tom’s things cover the Stair ground floor and the auction house has installed the collection beautifully (which by the way is WAY HARD!). Weave your way around – and I guarantee there will be things you want Some of the highlights are a group of 19th century obelisks, a pair of large painted terracotta garden urns, English library steps, charming architectural models, Thai lacquer boxes, a Swedish neoclassical console and an array of table and floor lamps.
This is the living room of a guest house we built and decorated in Katonah. I can count six Noonan purchases in this shot.
What’s not to love?
A seated Bodhisattva in front of a remarkable faceted mirror.
Meanwhile, upstairs is MORE treasure from various owners. All in all – May 17 and May 18 will be good shopping days in Hudson.
A Chinese scholar’s rock on a very smart “modern” Neo Classical fruitwood chest with a 1950s wood screen behind.
Stair Galleries: The Confluence of Tom Noonan
549 Warren Street, Hudson
Previews through May 16
Auction May 17-18, 11 a.m.