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 A Publication of the Winterthur Licensed Products Program
January 2010   |   Volume II   |   Issue I
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Greetings!
 
Happy New Year from Winterthur Licensed Products!
 
2010 promises to be a busy year for Winterthur.  With new product introductions planned and projects on the drawing board, we expect to bring you a lot of exciting news in the coming months.  Winterthur will be closed to the public in February, opening March 9 to the March Bank in bloom and the opening of two garden-themed exhibitions, Flower Power, open March 9-June 7, and the anticipated Lost Gardens of the Brandywine, on view March 27-July 26.
 
To learn more about the exciting events happening at Winterthur, visit winterthur.org
 
Check out Winterthur's new online store!
Projects 
 
The Creation of a Licensed Product 
 
Fire screens, original and repro
 
Andersen & Stauffer of Lititz, PA have reproduced the beautifully carved Philadelphia rococo fire screen with hairy paw feet on display in the Blackwell Parlor at Winterthur (above, original is at left, reproduction is at right).  The original was made between 1770 and 1771 at the shop of Philadelphia cabinetmaker Thomas Affleck for the wealthy merchant John Cadwalader.  Common in the 18th century, fire screens enabled people to warm themselves by the fire while moderating the heat directed toward their faces.  A pole on a tripod base held an adjustable screen that also served as a suitable place to showcase prized needlework. 
 
Fire screen documentation
Winterthur furniture conservator Mark Anderson helped Andersen and Stauffer document the original fire screen in the furniture lab at Winterthur.
 
Firescreen in progress 
Castings taken from the original, along with tracings and images of the original, guided Andersen and Stauffer's craftsman as he carved the intricate, graceful legs and hairy paw feet.
 
 Andersen and Stauffer frame carving
The detailed decorative edge of the fire screen frame is carved on the front as well as on the reverse! 
 
Fire screen progress- base 
Andersen & Stauffer's elegant tripod base, with high-style, rococo cabriole legs, flower and leaf carving, and hairy paw feet accurately captures the spirit of its 18th-century ancestor.  
Products 
 
NEW! Winterthur products at the
 New York International Gift Fair
January 30-February 4
 
 
Diane James Designs debuts their first Winterthur Collection.
 
 
Diane James peony
 
 
 
Diane James arrangement
 
 
 
 Diane James Designs arrangement
 
 
 
 Diane James Designs large bouquet
 
 
See the entire collection at Pier 94, Booths 45039 and 45041, January 30-February 3, 9:00 am-6:00 pm, closing on February 3 at 3:00 pm.
 
 
 
New Winterthur Farm ornaments from Thomas Glenn.
 
 
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Thomas Glenn Collection will be at the Javits Convention Center, Booths 3124 and 3126, January 31-February 4, 9:00 am-6:00 pm, closing on February 4 at 12 noon.  
 
 
More Winterthur licensee locations...
 
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Galison, Javits Convention Center, Booths 2240, 2242, 2244 
 
Andrea by Sadek, Javits Convention Center, Booths 3021-3033
 
Caspari, Javits Convention Center, Booths 3272, 3274, 3273, 3275
Press
 
 

Partners

Trans-Ocean Imports 

 
 Trans-Ocean Brandywine rug
 
We are pleased to announce that Trans-Ocean Import Company has renewed their Winterthur licensing contract.  Trans-Ocean has been a partner since June 2004.  With products ranging from traditional adaptations to modern inspirations, Trans-Ocean's Winterthur line has always offered high quality and top style at an excellent price. 
 
Located in New York, Trans-Ocean has been in business for more than 100 years.  Expressing the unique color sense of their talented designer, Liora Manne, Trans-Ocean's products add style and flair to any living space, indoors and outdoors. 
 
Liora Manne 
People 
 
Tom Caldwell

Tom Caldwell

Currey and Company's Tom Caldwell knows lamps. Having worked with lighting since his teenage years, his skill at creating table and floor lamps is unrivalled in the lighting  industry.  Working with a variety of materials and styles, Caldwell's designs can be traditional, contemporary, or transitional.  He is known for his attention to detail, his eye for proportions and his feel for materials; he can create the right shade for any lamp. There is a lamp for almost any decor in his collections.
Zara Wall Sconce
Caldwell joined Currey and Company as Vice President of Product Design and Development in June 2004.  Since then he has played an integral role in creating designs for Winterthur, including designing Zara (sconce pictured above), which continues to be among Currey and Company's best-selling pieces.  Selecting the most interesting and sometimes surprising design sources from the vast collection at Winterthur, Caldwell's designs enliven the traditional and historical, creating wonderful pieces suitable for today's living environments. 
 
Currey and Company's new Winterthur collection will debut this spring at their High Point Market showroom in the International Home Furnishings Center, M110, April 17-22, 2010.
Revenue generated by the sale of licensed products supports the educational, preservation and research programs of Winterthur Museum.
Sincerely,

Kristin DeMesse
Director, Licensed Products
302.888.4861
kdemesse@winterthur.org
 
Susan Mathews
Licensed Products Assistant
302.888.4748
smathews@winterthur.org
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