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Connoisseur (gallery) records, 1949-1969

Creator:
Connoisseur, Inc
Subject:
Costantino, Ruth Teschner
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.0 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Financial records, including sales records (mostly of the antiques sold), cost and stock inventories, 1963-1969, and price tags from individual items sold.
Citation:
Connoisseur (gallery) records, 1949-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
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.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 by Helen Fioratti, Ruth Teschner Constantino's daughter.
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Antiques
Art
Art dealers
Art galleries, Commercial
Business records
Gallery records
Women art dealers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5767
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208606
AAA_collcode_conninc
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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