Press Coverage

The following includes selected press coverage of Elliott & Grace Snyder Antiques in major media outlets and trade publications.

 
 

Mirrors, mirrors, on the wall. A selection of looking glasses included, from right, a New York or New Jersey carved and pierced maple example with hearts, pinwheels and half-circles; a Seventeenth Century English needlework mirror from the collection of Irwin Untermyer that had been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1945; and a North European Eighteenth Century courting mirror with etched mirror plate. Elliott and Grace Snyder, South Egremont, Mass.

Antiques In Manchester: The Collector’s Fair Makes Record Gate In Eighth Edition

August 20, 2019

Antiques and the Arts Weekly: “Elliott and Grace Snyder, South Egremont, Mass., had a productive two days, selling about two dozen works. “It was encouraging that we sold all the way from our very early European material, some of our best, to folk art and terrific American things,” said Grace Snyder. “We’ve been doing very well with the early European metalwork material. It was nice to sell it there too, because you think of that show as more Americana.” The dealers exhibited a wide array of early brass candlesticks, including a circa 1520 Dutch heemskerk and a circa 1600 boldly turned Danish example. The Snyders sold a Seventeenth Century English needlework looking glass frame with provenance to Irwin Untermyer. It had been pictured in the book on that collection, English and Other Needlework: Tapestries and Textiles in the Irwin Untermyer Collection by Yvonne Hackenbroch and was also exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1945.”

 
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Exceptional Colonial Slip-Decorated Cup at Antiques Week

August 9, 2019

Justin Thomas: “I attended most of the antique shows this week in New Hampshire, trying to see as much American pottery as possible, and this slip-decorated red earthenware cup was by far the rarest piece of pottery that I saw. A friend purchased it for his private collection in New England, but it was found in the booth of South Egremont, Massachusetts antiques dealers, Elliott and Grace Snyder who exhibited at The Collector's Fair at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.”

 

The ADA Antiques Show debuted in July 1985 in Springfield, Mass., with 73 member exhibitors. Can you spot us?

The Keeping-Room Cabal: How A Gathering Around An Old Harvest Table Gave Rise To The ADA

April 16, 2019

Antiques and the Arts Weekly: “The ‘plunge into potentially dangerous waters,’ as the New York-Pennsylvania Collector described it at the time, was led by Elliott Snyder, a Massachusetts dealer known for his expertise in early New England furniture and artifacts…Around the time their first son was born in 1984, the Snyders traveled to England once or twice a year to buy. Elliott recalls, “Virtually all the major shows there were vetted. Antiques sold quickly, which dealers liked, because customers bought with confidence. I mentioned the possibility of vetting to Bob Sutter, who lived nearby, and the practice was adopted by the ADA. It made business sense to do it, but it was the moral thing to do, too. One person can make a mistake but when objects are viewed by committees of people, errors are much less likely. Vetting also just seemed like a great educational opportunity for dealers.'”

 

ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show Tries on a Hartford Venue

November 6, 2018

Antiques and the Arts Weekly: “Like the Israelites wandering in the desert for 40 years, the ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show has of late been trying to find its “forever home,” so it was fitting perhaps that this year’s sponsor was the Connecticut Humane Society…”

 
Federal desk in the Hepplewhite style, probably Litchfield County, Conn., circa 1815–25, cherry and pine. Elliott and Grace Snyder, South Egremont, Mass.

Federal desk in the Hepplewhite style, probably Litchfield County, Conn., circa 1815–25, cherry and pine. Elliott and Grace Snyder, South Egremont, Mass.

Tradition and Innovation at the Philadelphia Antiques Show

May 1, 2018

Antiques and the Arts Weekly: “Irwin Untermyer (1886-1973), a collector of roughly the same stature and vintage, was associated with the spectacular English looking glass in an embroidered frame, third quarter of the Seventeenth Century, that was a highlight at Grace and Elliott Snyder, South Egremont, Mass.”

 
Elliott & Grace Snyder, South Egremont, Mass., believed that the diminutive one-drawer blanket chest at center was likely from Connecticut, circa 1760. It was in original condition including the red paint and shaped feet. The 1760 corner chair to the right of it was also likely from Connecticut, with a grain painted surface and heart cutout splats.

Elliott & Grace Snyder, South Egremont, Mass., believed that the diminutive one-drawer blanket chest at center was likely from Connecticut, circa 1760. It was in original condition including the red paint and shaped feet. The 1760 corner chair to the right of it was also likely from Connecticut, with a grain painted surface and heart cutout splats.

Connecticut Spring Antiques Show Brightens Hartford Armory

April 10, 2018

Antiques & the Arts Weekly: “Grace & Elliott Snyder of South Egremont, Mass., displayed a good selection of early American and English furniture…while an unusual octagonal tabletop with embroidered cover stood out in the booth of Elliott & Grace Snyder, South Egremont, Mass. The Snyders reported many sales, most during the show, but also after.

 

Booth of Elliott & Grace Snyder

Treasures Big And Small at the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show

May 9, 2017

Antiques & the Arts Weekly:  "There are a handful of shows nationally for which dealers save. The Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show, at the Navy Yard April 20-23, is one of them. Much of what surfaces here exceeds expectation. Special pieces, worthy of the superlatives lavished on them, contribute to the dazzlingly prismatic whole..."

 

Top picks at Elliott and Grace Snyder, South Egremont, Mass., included the circa 1830 New England dome top box decorated with sprays of pale, pink flowers. Right, the New England child’s Windsor chair is illustrated in Nutting’s Furniture Treasury.

In The Company Of Old Things: The Connecticut Spring Antiques Show

April 11, 2017

Antiques & the Arts Weekly:  Elliott and Grace Snyder had their best Hartford in roughly 45 years. Grace explained, “We’d just come back from a trip to Europe and were lucky enough to find an unusually high number of fine, early pieces, mostly candlesticks, rushlights and excellent early Rhenish stoneware. We also brought a few pieces of American paint-decorated furniture that have been in a private collection we formed about 20 years ago and were fresh to the market. We sold a fine American bible box, Eighteenth Century English needlework, quite a few pieces of the German stoneware, some great pairs of candlesticks and a variety of other accessories. As has been usual for us in our last few shows, early accessories – brass, needlework, iron and ceramics – were in demand.”

 

From left, Winterthur’s chief curator Linda Eaton, Grace Snyder and dealer and show manager Diana Bittel examine a glazed stoneware lion of circa 1830 at Elliott & Grace Snyder Antiques, South Egremont, Mass.

The Winter Antiques Show: Embracing Change, A Little Bit At A Time

February 7, 2017

Antiques & the Arts Weekly: "Better known for Americana, Elliott and Grace Snyder have expanded their inventory of choice, early English pottery, textiles and metal, a fruitful direction. The Massachusetts dealers sold an important brass sundial with a history of having been at Hampton Court Palace..."

 

Hooked carpet at Elliott & Grace Snyder.

Elliott & Grace Snyder quillwork diorama.

Architectural Digest: The 17 Best Pieces at the Winter Antiques Show

January 23, 2017

Architectural Digest's decorative arts editor selected two of our pieces among the 17 best at the 2017 Winter Antiques Show:

A Folk Art Masterpiece: "...I’m not a huge fan of American folk art, but if I’d had $65,000, Elliott & Grace Snyder could have persuaded me to purchase a large hooked carpet (detail shown) measuring 95 inches long by 96 inches wide. In the late 19th century its anonymous creator stitched the burlap base with a colorful multitude of flora and fauna, including cats, birds, flowers, and a horse..."

Quillwork Diorama: "Elliott & Grace Snyder also offered a quillwork diorama for $18,000, a framed Continental curiosity dating from around 1670. Most of the imagery—a castle, flowers, and miniature portraits reputedly depicting England’s James II and his second wife, Mary of Modena—is largely fashioned of rolled paper."

 

Maine Antique Digest: The Winter Antiques Show 2017

January 19, 2017

Maine Antique Digest: "Elliott and Grace Snyder of South Egremont, Massachusetts, offered this folk art masterpiece hooked rug, unusually large at 95" x 96." There are pairs of roosters, peacocks, small birds, and blue cats, and there is a white horse under a red vase decorated with a heart from which grows a flowering tree. The sundial on the table, signed “T. Heath, London,” has a coat of arms and was made for Hampton Court. It sold. Thomas Heath (1698-1773) was a leading London instrument maker at the sign of the Hercules and Globe in the Strand during the reigns of George I and George II, the last of the kings to reside at Hampton Court. The dial is marked with the leading trading posts in England, 1720-53..."

 

South Egremont, Mass., dealers Elliott and Grace Snyder nearly always do well at the ADA show.

Last Time At The Field House For The ADA Historic Deerfield Show

October 25, 2016

Antiques & the Arts Weekly: "We will say it again. There is really nothing like the ADA Historic Deerfield Antiques Show. Choice, focused, balanced and beautifully presented, it exudes the principles championed by the Antiques Dealers Association of America (ADA), which aims to educate even as it delights..."

 

"Eighteenth century, fanback with carved ears, knuckle arms, and painted surface, attributed to Joseph Henzey."

Top Pick at the 2016 Philadelphia Antiques Show

April 18, 2016

Philadelphia Windsor armchair was selected as a "top pick" at the 2016 Philadelphia Antiques & Arts Show by Antiques & the Arts Weekly

 

An exceptional heart and crown, bannister back side chair from Stratford, CT, circa 1725-45, was a highlight at Elliott and Grace Snyder, South Egremont, MA

Tradition Reigns At The Connecticut Spring Antiques Show

April 6, 2016

Antiques & the Arts Weekly: "One Connecticut treasure was a fine heart and crown, banister back side chair for sale at Elliott and Grace Snyder Antiques. The chair was maple, ash and poplar, with a woven seat and old painted finish, made in Stratford between 1725 and 1745. After reminiscing about her long history exhibiting at the show, Grace Snyder was happy to report, “This was the best year we’ve had in several years,” detailing sales of two needleworks, a rare Portsmouth side chair and many smalls."

 

This vignette by Elliott & Grace Snyder featured a wonderfully colored antique hooked rug and a faux-grained blanket chest.

Gary McBournie: Saturday Afternoon at the Winter Antiques Show

January 31, 2016

Bill Richards, Chief Marketing Officer of residential interior design firm Gary McBournie, Inc., writes:  "Yesterday Gary and I visited the Winter Antiques Show, now in its 62nd year, at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City. The Winter Antiques Show features the 'best of the best' from antiquity through the present and provides collectors, curators, dealers, and design professionals with opportunities to view and purchase exceptional pieces showcased by over 70 exhibitors.  The Show’s exhibitors are specialists in Americana, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts..."

 

A 17th Century Beadwork Mirror. Photographer: James Tarmy/Bloomberg

$65,000 Frogs and Other Outlandish Objects at the Winter Antiques Show

January 22, 2016

Our 17th century beadwork mirror was featured in Bloomberg's coverage of the 2016 Winter Antiques Show: "Made by an upper-class or aristocratic British woman sometime between 1660 and 1680, 'each of the beads is either strung or tacked to the frame individually,' said Grace Snyder of the Berkshires dealer Elliot and Grace Snyder Antiques. The frame is particularly notable because unlike fabrics, drawings, or even paintings from the same period, 'the glass beads hold their color,' she said."

 

Interview at the 2015 Connecticut Spring Antiques Show

March 21, 2015

Grace was interviewed by Antiques and the Arts Weekly at the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show.

 

Maine Antiques Digest Coverage of the 2015 Winter Antiques Show

January 23, 2015

Maine Antiques Digest: "The very rare New York gate-leg table in untouched condition with original butterfly hinges, old finish, and no restoration, red gum, 27¾" high, 52" wide open, 43½" deep, was from Queens County, Long Island. An identical table from the same workshop is pictured in Dean Failey’s Long Island Is My Nation. It is in the Nassau County Museum. Another table is pictured in Wallace Nutting’s Furniture Treasury (fig. 943). It was $85,000, and it was sold by Elliott and Grace Snyder of South Egremont, Massachusetts. The very large folk hooked rug, first quarter 19th century, about 8' square, was marked $95,000. It was found folded up in a closet in a house in Rensselaer, New York, near Albany. The Chinese boy figural hitching post is signed “J.L. Mott Iron Works NY” and is in the 1890 Mott catalog. It was tagged $17,500. The continuous-arm Windsor sold. The rush-seat chairs with pad feet, Hudson Valley, are two from a set of four."

 

An example of early eighteenth-century English needlework at its best..

Talking Antiques: Winter Antiques Show

January 20, 2015

Antiques Magazine: "We asked exhibitors at the Winter Antiques Show to highlight one exceptional object in their booths and describe it as they might to an interested collector. Here are the things they chose, along with some of their comments...Elliott & Grace Snyder: An example of early eighteenth-century English needlework at its best, this brilliantly colored piece retains the vibrancy it had when made three hundred years ago. The charming and unusually detailed pastoral scene of a shepherd and shepherdess with their dog and sheep and a fisherman off to the right is enclosed within a primary border of leaves and flowers, and further enhanced by the one-of-a-kind bright yellow honeycomb surround. A rar­ity in terms of its composition, color, and condition, it was pictured in Thomasina Beck’s Embroidered Gardens."

 

The circa 1840 child’s portrait, attributed to William Matthew Prior, shows the child in a salmon-colored dress, holding a pink cup. It is 14¾" x 10¼" (sight size).

Maine Antiques Digest Coverage of the 2014 ADA Show

October 11, 2014

Maine Antiques Digest's roundup of the 2014 ADA/ Historic Deerfield Antiques Show, Deerfield, Massachusetts

 

“It’s one of my favorite pieces. I love the imaginative, freeform design and the color scheme,” Grace Snyder says of the circa 1810–20 pieced and embroidered wool-on-wool with silk applique New England table rug, which hangs over the bed in the master bedroom.

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine: Restraint and Abundance in a Manhattan Loft

November 4. 2013

Elliott & Grace are featured extensively in an Antiques & Fine Art Magazine feature on a Manhattan-based collection of New England painted furniture, folk art , and textiles. 

 

Elliott and Grace Snyder of South Egremont, Massachusetts, showed this Moore County, North Carolina, stand in poplar with a red paint finish and a Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts label in a drawer. It’s 26¾" high and $9500. The 9¼" diameter round box, paint-decorated on a yellow ground, is from New England, probably Vermont, first quarter of the 19th century, and was $12,500.

Museum and Collectors Help Spark ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques

October 12, 2013

Maine Antiques Digest: "On Columbus Day weekend Interstate 91 teems with traffic. From the Connecticut and Massachusetts borders, up and into Vermont, vehicles roll northward on Friday. On Monday afternoon they head south and homeward. In between those days, there were some who spurned the apple pie festivals in Vermont and the farm stands that offered pumpkins and shocks of brittle cornstalks and leaves in Massachusetts. Some came northward for a different type of trophy from the weekend. Those were the ones who pulled off at the Deerfield exit on I-91, the ones who came to the ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show, held on the grounds of Deerfield Academy on October 12 and 13, 2013."

 

"The Fruits of Industry", a charming hooked rug designed by James and Mercedes Hutchinson in excellent condition. American, Ca. 1925-35. Cotton on burlap. Also displayed in their booth is one of Grace and Elliot's favorite paintings, shown below.

Woodard & Greenstein: Antiques Week 2013 - Annual New Hampshire Extravaganza

August 15, 2013

Woodard & Greenstein Antiques: "Elliott & Grace Snyder of South Egremont, MA, well known for their knowledge, expertise and wonderful taste, exhibited their usual array of early furniture, fine textiles, folk art, English and American metalwork and related accessories."

 

Hooked rugs at the booth of Elliott & Grace Snyder at the 2011 Winter Antiques Show

Winter Wonderland: ArtNet on the 2011 Winter Antiques Show

January 21, 2011

ArtNet: The traditional fair world’s answer to Art Basel? Hands down, it’s the 57th annual Winter Antiques Show now on view at the Park Avenue Armory, Jan. 21-30, 2011. Last night’s vernissage drew the kind of record crowds and feverish buying that rivets contemporary art collectors to the Swiss fair. The show boasts mega-star offerings... 

 

Elliott & Grace Snyder’s display featured a circa 1835 bed with an 1820 crewelwork bedcovering; an 1816 painted dower chest from New York; an 1860s hooked rug, right; 1825 fancy chairs and a 1790 Windsor chair.

Architectural Digest: The Lure of Folk

May 31, 2007

Architectural Digest: "Elliott Grace Snyder, of South Egremont, Massachusetts, created a room with an elaborate turned ocher-painted 1830s bed, a small New England yellow dressing table from 1820, several hooked rugs and a set of fancy red-and-polychrome Sheraton chairs with stars on the central back splat. 'The red chairs are in mint condition—and so happy,' Cullman comments. 'Our fanciful wood bed has to be from Pennsylvania,' Elliott Snyder says. 'The turnings have a Germanic, robust quality you don't often see in New England.'"

 

Country Living: Flame-Stitched Table Mat - What Is It? What Is It Worth?

October 30, 2006

Grace lends her textile expertise to the Country Living Magazine feature "What Is It? What Is It Worth?" about a Flame-Stitched Table Mat.