Connoisseur (gallery) records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.conninc
Creators:
Connoisseur, Inc.
Dates:
1949-1969
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Financial records, including sales records (mostly of the antiques sold), cost and stock inventories, 1963-1969, and price tags from individual items sold.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Connoisseur, Inc. was established in 1935 by Ruth T. Constantino. Mrs. Constantino opened her first gallery, Teschner Gallery, in 1912 which she eventually moved uptown and renamed the Connoissseur, Inc. The gallery dealt in painting, sculpture, antique furniture, and other art. It closed in 1981 upon Mrs. Constantino's death.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1984 by Helen Fioratti, Ruth Teschner Constantino's daughter.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Citation
Connoisseur (gallery) records. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Antiques -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women art dealers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Costantino, Ruth Teschner, 1892-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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