Price Check! See What Sold—and for How Much—at the TEFAF New York Art Fair

From a $4 million plaster by Anthony Canova to a $100,000 Fortuna cabinet, here is what flew out of the booths at this year's fair.

Francesco Guardi Piazza San Marco. Photo: courtesy of Adam Williams Fine Art, New York.

What does a 1st-century bronze run you these days? What about an ancient Egyptian wood sculpture fragment? The fall edition of TEFAF New York is one of the few occasions to survey this kind of material under one roof.

Ninety-five art and antiques dealers descended on the Park Avenue Armory to present work ranging from ancient antiquities to early 20th-century paintings. Dealers reported steady sales at the second fall edition of the fair, which came to a close on Wednesday. And as with any art fair, dealers are there to schmooze, but also to sell. Over the course of the six days, we spoke to dealers to see how they fared. (Prices were self-reported by dealers and fair representatives.)


  • Francesco Guardi‘s Piazza San Marco sold at Adam Williams Fine Art, New York, for $2.9 million.
  • Theo van Rysselberghe‘s Torse de blonde (Blonde Nude) (1919), sold at Jack Kilgore & Co., New York, for $185,000.
  • Renato Tomassi‘s Portrait at the Front (1918) sold at Jack Kilgore & Co., for $120,000.
  • Clémence Roth‘s Young Girl in Black (1887) sold at Jack Kilgore & Co., for $95,000.
  • Allan Clarke‘s Arab (1929) sold at Taylor Graham for $45,000.
  • Edwin Lord Weeks‘s Across the pool to the gated temple of amritsar sold at Taylor | Graham, New York, for $38,000.
  • Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema‘s Autumn (Scene in a Roman Garden) sold at Taylor | Graham for $32,000.
  • Edwin Lord Weeks‘s Polishing the Sword sold at Taylor | Graham for $25,000.

Lodovico Ferruccio Maria Pogliaghi’s Neptune and Venus & Cupid (ca. 1910-15). Photo: courtesy of Tomasso Brothers Fine Art.


  • Anthony Canova‘s Plaster Copy of Anthony Canova’s Rezzonico Genio (1793) sold at Carlo Orsi – Trinity Fine Art, London, for $4 million.
  • Elie Nadelman‘s Female Head (ca. 1915) sold at Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, New York, for $200,000.
  • Lodovico Pogliaghi‘s Pair of bronze oval medallions portraying Neptune, and Venus with Cupid at Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, London, sold in the region of $175,000.
  • Pietro Cipriani‘s Bronze Farnese Hercules by sold at Tomasso Brothers Fine Art for in the region of $200,000.
  • Roman bronzeStatuette of Mercury, from Gaul (1st century CE) sold at Charles Ede for $120,000.
  • Erastus Dow Palmer‘s Bust of Elizabeth Street Plumb (1851) sold at Taylor | Graham for $32,000.
Ancient Egyptian Wood Sculpture Fragment (ca. 1960-1900 B.C.). Photo: courtesy of Rupert Wace Ancient Art, London.

Ancient Egyptian wood sculpture fragment (ca. 1960-1900 B.C.). Photo: courtesy of Rupert Wace Ancient Art, London.


  • Ancient Egyptian wood sculpture fragment (ca. 1960-1900 B.C.) sold at Rupert Wace Ancient Art, London, for $380,000.
  • Naophoros statue, Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (c. 1400 BCE) sold at Charles Ede for $350,000.
  • Greek bronze, Griffin protome, Archaic Period (ca. 625-600 BCE), sold at Charles Ede for $225,000.
  • Egyptian limestone relief (unknown date), sold at Charles Ede for $125,000.
  • Fortuna cabinet (ca. 1620), sold at Kunstkammer Georg Laue of München, Germany, for over $100,000.

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