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Financial records, including sales records (mostly of the antiques sold), cost and stock inventories, 1963-1969, and price tags from individual items sold.
Connoisseur (gallery) records, 1949-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Donated 1984 by Helen Fioratti, Ruth Teschner Constantino's daughter.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001