NEW YORK - It is the early 1940s, and a horse-drawn wooden cart works its way down the strip - Manhattan's Upper East Side. The driver loads his cart at various opulent buildings - with help from thankful supers - taking away tenants' unwanted goods. Returning downtown, the cart's booty will help the fledgling Newel Art Gallery become one of the most influential decorative arts and antiques galleries in the nation.Bruce Newman's new book chronicles his fifty-year career in the decorative arts/antiques arena, discovering, acquiring, and selling art and antiques from all over the world. Newman recounts the early days of being mentored by his father and his own tenure, during which he often dealt with famous clients such as Jackie Kennedy, Dustin Hoffman, and Woody Allen. Finally, he brings his expertise to bear on ways in which a buyer of antiques can feel more confident in their own abilities.Everyone from Antiques Roadshow fans to antiques novices and mavens will find this book a treasure trove of information and entertainment.
Bruce Newman received a B.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, in 1953 and is a trustee emeritus of his alma mater. He has appeared on numerous television programs sharing his expertise on antiques. He is the author of Fantasy Furniture, a catalogue raisonn