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Whitehall Antiques 36th Summer Seminar Series July 11th-16th, 2018

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Whitehall Antiques 36th Summer Seminar Series: July 11th-16th, 2018

An ideal learning environment for collectors, appraisers and dealers alike. You’ll learn insider tips and trade secrets from nationally-known experts in all-day sessions featuring hands-on, object oriented instruction coupled with illustrated lectures and stimulating Q&A discussions.
Appraisers receive 14 education units for re-certification per seminar. See you there!

“These seminars are my favorite place to learn—small group sizes and lots of individual and hands-on attention make them the best around”
“Knowledgeable and engaging lecturers presenting lots of information with real-world application.

Our Lecturers (see more information below):
Dr. Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., ISA CAPP, author, professor, museum exhibition organizer and consultant, and certified appraiser
Dr. Oscar Fitzgerald, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., historian, author (just published: American Furniture 1650 to the Present), and faculty member Smithsonian Institution/George Washington University’s Master’s program in Decorative Arts & Design History.
David and Elizabeth Lindquist, co-owners of Whitehall Antiques, Chapel Hill, NC. Lecturers, authors & antiques consultants.

July 11th-12th: Japanese Decorative Arts, 1800-Present
Presented by Dr. Daphne Rosenzweig

Beloved and avidly collected by Americans and Europeans, the decorative arts of later Japan are found in many collections, from private homes to major museums. Ceramics, netsuke, tea wares, bronzes, gilded furniture for export and other arts are staples of auctions, estate sales and flea markets!

This two-day seminar introduces some of the major decorative arts from the mid-Edo period through the current, Heisei, period. They will be placed in their cultural and historic contexts, exploring marks, materials, values, quality, provenance, masters, wares produced for export taste vs. those for the home audience, and other issues. Note: the course does not examine Japanese prints and paintings (subjects which are introduced in seminars elsewhere).

A workbook will be provided, and there will be hands-on examination of objects. You are encouraged to bring several objects to be discussed!

July 13th-14th: Modernism in American Furniture, 1880-1980
Presented by Dr. Oscar Fitzgerald

The effervescent Oscar Fitzgerald, PhD, will once again share his remarkable insight into American furniture, this time exploring Modernism (1900-1980) and its antecedents, as well as, exploring the great Studio Furniture Movement of the 20th century. From the development of the forms called “modern” to the woods used, the techniques used (mechanical and hand), the great companies, and the brilliant designers, all will be explored. Value and condition issues will be explored, value issues augmented by David and Elizabeth Lindquist. Pieces from the Whitehall Modernism Gallery will be available to add a hands-on element to the course. Dr. Fitzgerald’s latest book will be available for advanced orders and signing: American Furniture, 1650 to the Present. Praise for the book notes his special attention to authentication and to preservation. Leading scholars with advance copies call it “an indispensable reference”.

Oscar in true professorial style breaks the days into short, insightful bites making it easy to refer to notes when wanting to use the information. These will include: 19th Century Antecedents, Biedermeier to Bauhaus; Aesthetic and Arts and Crafts Movements; Art Deco and Art Modern; Mid Century Modern; Later 20th Century Modernism and Studio Furniture.

July 15th-16th: Identify, Authenticate, and Value Furniture from 1740-1840
Presented by David Lindquist & Elizabeth Lindquist

David and Elizabeth Lindquist, two of America’s most respected antiques dealers, will lead the group through a careful analysis of furniture identification, authentication, and evaluation (aesthetically and monetarily). While the antiques market remains tumultuous, it is clear that brown furniture is in the midst of a major resurgence, especially 1740-1840 furniture. And prices are at a historically high level post 2008.

This course will explore quality and style issues; authentication by tool marks, affects of time on seen and hidden surfaces, and the progression of hardware and its telltale marks. Woods used and what they reveal will be carefully examined, including some of the keys to correct identification of woods. This naturally folds into separating period pieces from later 19th and 20th century copies.

Class handouts will be a significantly useful take-away from this course. Most valuable, pieces will be thoroughly examined in small groups guided by David and Elizabeth. They will show you what they see in multiple pieces and periods and what that tells them. Past students have called this the most valuable experience in understanding antique furniture they have ever experienced.

Details, Details, Details:
Location: The Franklin Hotel* in the heart of historic downtown Chapel Hill, NC
Airport: RDU (Raleigh Durham), please note the seminar schedule in making travel plans.
*On-Site Study: July 16th - Whitehall Antiques, 1213. E. Franklin St. (A mile down Franklin St. from our fabulous hotel.)
Daily Seminar Schedule:
8:45 - 9:00 Registration, Coffee 12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own
9:00-10:45 Lecture 1:30-3:15 Lecture
10:45-11:00 Break 3:15-3:30 Break
11:00-12:30 Lecture 3:30-5:00 Lecture and Q&A

Accommodations: The Franklin - a 4 star boutique hotel in downtown Chapel Hill, walking distance to the University, shops & restaurants. Rate: $114/nt. Reservations: 919-442-9000, reference Whitehall Antiques room block and the dates to receive the group rate. CUT-OFF date for rate: June 10, 2018.

Join us for a special Cocktail Hour at Whitehall Antiques Friday July 13th when the seminar ends until 6:30. All summer seminar attendees and their partners are welcome!

2018 Whitehall Antiques 36th Seminar Series Registration Form

To Sign Up: Complete this form and email it to, or mail to 1213 E. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514, with your 50% deposit.

**Be rewarded – register early and save as much as $100 per course!**

____ July 11-12: Japanese Decorative Arts, 1800-Present / Rosenzweig

____ July 13-14: Modernism in American Furniture, 1880-1980 / Fitzgerald

____ July 15-16: Identify, Authenticate, and Value Furniture from 1740-1840 / Lindquists

Register by April 1st: $400/course • April 1st to May 30th: $450/course • after May 30th: $500/course

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Speaker Bios:
Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., author, professor, museum exhibition organizer and consultant, and certified appraiser, is a specialist in the field of Asian Art and Archaeology.

An Asian art consultant to museums nationwide, she has organized numerous traveling exhibitions on subjects as diverse as Chinese jades, 18th century Chinese court art, Chinese and Japanese painting and ceramics, Korean art, and Japanese prints. Dr. Rosenzweig has presented many lectures for international and national audiences; including the Morikami Museum of Japanese Art’s National Endowment for the Arts Lecture Series, the International Netsuke Society, the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, the College Art Association, the Association for Asian Studies, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, The University of Virginia Weedon Lecture series, the 4th Judicial District annual conference, The Rhode Island School of Design and International Society of Appraisers and American Society of Appraisers annual conferences.

Dr. Rosenzweig received her A.B. from Mount Holyoke College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Asian Art and Archaeology and Far Eastern Languages and Literature from Columbia University. She conducted research on later Chinese painting for two years at the National Palace Museum in Taipei on a Fulbright Fellowship and has traveled extensively throughout Asia. She is the author of over fifty-five books, catalogues and articles on Asian art, including the course text The Appraisal of Japanese Prints, the course work book Asian Paintings and Screens, “Jade/Not Jade: The Art of Appraising Chinese Jade Carvings”, “’Qianlong’ – His Mark Lives On”, “Musha-e: Japanese Warrior Prints” and other articles for the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies, and a two-part interview, “Collecting Asian Art with Expert Daphne Lange Rosenzweig” and “Chinese Jade Collecting”. A long-time member of the Morikami Museum of Japanese Art’s Collections Visiting Committee and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch, she is regularly listed in “Who’s Who in American Art”. She co-edited the National Gallery of Art’s Chinese ceramic collection volume, and has reviewed books for The Tibet Journal and other professional journals.

A Certified Appraiser of Personal Property with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA CAPP), she is USPAP compliant (2016-2017), and has served as a Member of the Board of Directors. At the 2009, 2012 and 2014 annual ISA conferences, she was given the Leadership Award for Outstanding Contribution and Dedicated Service. She has successfully taken the ISA “Core Courses”, “Expert Witness” and “CAPP Re-qualification” courses, the ISA “Broad Evidence” webinar, the American Society of Appraisers “Expert Witness” and “Working with Attorneys: What Appraisal Professionals Need to Know” webinars, and is 2016-2017 USPAP compliant. She teaches the biannual “Asian Paintings and Screens” and “Appraisal of Japanese Prints” three-day seminars for the International Society of Appraisers, as well as seminars for Whitehall at the Villa and Brunk Auctions.

As President of Rosenzweig Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in Asian art appraisals, she had conducted appraisals for federal tax functions (donation and estate), insurance replacement value, market value, damage and loss claims, and equitable distribution. Among her clients are Homeland Security/ICE, State Farm, and Sun Trust, and legal, auction and accounting firms. She serves as a design
consultant for firms engaged in special event planning, such as the Chinese New Year displays for the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Macao casinos, and the Ringling Brothers Circus. Her website is:

A university professor for many years, Dr. Rosenzweig currently teaches Japanese, Chinese, Buddhist and Islamic Art, Modern Architecture, and other art history courses as a Liberal Arts faculty member of the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fl.

Dr. Oscar Fitzgerald earned his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his M. A. and Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University. He served as Director of the Navy Museum in Washington, DC, and curator for Tingey House, the oldest quarters in the Navy, until he decided to pursue fulltime his passion as a furniture historian and decorative arts consultant. Notable clients are Dumbarton House headquarters of The Colonial Dames of America, the Custis-Lee Mansion, Frederick Douglass House and the Clara Barton National Historic Site.

Highlights of numerous speaking engagements include the Winterthur Museum, the Furniture Society, the Georgia State Museum, and even several Atlantic crossings on the Queen Elizabeth II. Currently, he serves on the faculty of the Smithsonian Institution/George Mason University Master’s Program in the History of Decorative Arts where he teaches all the American furniture courses from Colonial, Federal, and Victorian to 20th century furniture design.

Among his many publications are Three Centuries of American Furniture which went through four printings and Four Centuries of American Furniture, the standard reference in the field. A prestigious James Renwick Research Fellowship funded research for a seminal analysis of the contemporary studio furniture movement. His Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery, published in 2008 catalogues the country’s premier collection of studio furniture. His latest book, New Masters of the Wooden Box (think Faberge eggs in wood) accompanies an exhibition that traveled the country for three years.

An avid antique collector, he re-erected an 1840 log cabin in his back yard to house his extensive southern furniture collection.

David P. Lindquist
Co-owner: Whitehall at the Villa Antiques, established 1930.

Nationally recognized dealer, lecturer, educator, appraiser, author, and broadcaster, Mr. Lindquist has played a prominent part in the antiques industry for 40 years. He is a past president of the National Association of Dealers in Antiques and was a catalyst in the endowment of the Smithsonian Museum’s Cooper-Hewitt scholarship fund during his two terms. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in the American Society of Appraisers since 1981 and a member of the International Society of Appraisers. As such he has conducted many evaluation events across the country in association with historical societies, antiques shows, and other venues. He has lectured to groups as diverse as the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), both of the national appraisal societies, the Montgomery (AL) Landmarks Foundation, and at his alma mater, Duke University in Durham, NC.

David is the author of a series of books on antique furniture: Colonial Revival Furniture With Prices, English and Continental Furniture With Prices, and Victorian Furniture With Prices, which have recently been re-released by Krause Publishing Co. under the single title, The Big Book of Antiques. In addition, he has edited four editions of The Official Identification and Price Guide to Antiques and Collectibles, published by Random House, and has written extensively for antiques trade journals, periodicals, and magazines.

As a sought-after authority on antiques, David has been featured in broadcasts such as ABC's Prime Time Live and HGTV’s Today at Home and Our Place. With both a face and a name well known in the antiques and decorative arts field, he is a popular speaker and perennial favorite for a host of events.

Elizabeth R. Lindquist
Co-owner: Whitehall at the Villa Antiques, established 1930.

Since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999 with a degree in Communication Studies, Elizabeth has been a full partner and is now President of Whitehall Antiques, which includes the regionally renowned retail shop and a 12-plus per year national antiques show schedule. She is a principal buyer for the company, traveling to England and France to discover and bring back the finest and the most unique in antiques and decorative arts.

Elizabeth manages the staff; plans and executes the company’s marketing, promotion, and advertising; coordinates client contact; and she produces both the direct mail catalogs and the website. She has lectured at the High Point Furniture Market, the Whitehall Summer Seminar Series and for many local groups in North Carolina. She lectures, coordinates, and directs the Whitehall Antiques Summer Seminar Series, an intensive week long antiques program with visiting lecturers and students from all over the country held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Elizabeth also collaborates with her father and business partner, David Lindquist, on several articles published regionally and nationally.

Elizabeth resides in Durham, NC with her husband, two young boys and lovely Labrador. She devotes her free time to charities for the betterment of children and women.

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