Indoors or out, there’s something about being surrounded by beauty that is truly inspiring. Here’s a sampling of what’s on view at area museums this fall:
Jules L. Pass Antiques
The old Rothschild’s Antiques on Euclid Avenue.
Jules Pass Antiques
The dapper and ever-charming Robert Morrissey is celebrating his 30th anniversary at Clark Graves Antiques, which bears the distinction of being the oldest antiques gallery in St. Louis. The shop was originally owned by Clark Graves, an interior designer who was born in 1917 and highly regarded within St. Louis design circles for his refined eye and exquisite taste. Graves moved the shop to its present location on Meramec Avenue in Clayton in 1948 and hired Morrissey, who had a background in art history from Saint Louis University, as a clerk in 1982. A year after Graves passed away, Morrissey took over the shop and has been at the helm ever since. Through the years, Morrissey has successfully maneuvered the many twists and turns in the world of European antiques and importing and has emerged as a respected authority and appraiser in the field. Now in its 64th year, Clark Graves Antiques continues to specialize in fine 18th and early 19th-century English and Continental furniture and accessories, including Georgian, Regency, Empire, Biedermeier and Provincial styles.
Rodger Van Ness with one of his six vintage Mercedes Benz.
Jay Kweskin with his 1930 Model A coupe, a gift from his father.
Steve Unland and Ted Fivian take their 1954 Cadillac Eldorado for a spin.
To collectors of vintage automobiles, a classic car is more than just a convenient means of getting from one point to another. It can be a work of art, an awesome feat of engineering, a link to the past—and a way to make people smile.
Soft Surroundings: Antique Le Vallee Du Loire cabinet on which Soft Surroundings’ reproduction is based.
Christina Dillingham, Bob Dudak
Kim Orton, Julie McWilliams
Mary Hall-Ries, Chris Bloomstran
Mary Randolph Ballinger, Chip and May Reay
Mara Bromberg, Ginger Smith, Nici McCrary
Bob Smith, Brian Romanski
Matt and Jane Beth McCarty
Toby and Lisa Warticovschi
Clark Graves owner Robert Morrissey, Bellwether Foundation Art Consultant Curtis Blanchard
Cary Schaperkotter, Mimi Hiemenz
Pam Nangle, Kathie Anderson
Mary Otto, Mary Otto
Susan McHaney, Barbara Jacobitti, Ron Sauget
Brett and Jennifer Moorehouse
Tom and Patty Morrissey