TEFAF New York Fall celebrated its premiere last autumn. From 22–26 October 2016 a new international platform for art dealers, collectors and curators opened its doors in the American art metropolis. The Kunsthandlung Julius Böhler crossed the Atlantic to be there too. A total of 93 selected exhibitors displayed works of art in the renowned Park Avenue Armory that has recently been renovated by the Swiss architectural office Herzog & de Meuron. The period rooms on the upper floors of the building provided a special setting. Together with the Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich and the Blumka Gallery, New York this is where the Kunsthandlung Julius Böhler exhibited its outstanding sculptures and objets d’art from the Middle Ages up to the Early Modern Era. These included a rock crystal cross with jaspis from Florence, c. 1700.
A trotting bronze horse, also from Upper Italy – probably Florence or Milan – and dating from 200 years earlier, could also be seen, graced by its provenance: ‘Collection of Heinrich Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon’. An intimate depiction of St. Joseph with the Christ Child in limewood made by Christoph Daniel Schenck is exemplary for the master craftsmanship in Germany of the 17th century.