Phoebe Howard is all about graceful, welcoming style, pink light bulbs (“they flatter everyone”), and a simple but effective mantra: “Keep it pretty.” Guided by a discerning eye and a passion for antiques, she scours the world for interesting and beautiful objects, combining old items with new for a timeless look that will never look dated. In addition to her popular blog, Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper, Phoebe recently published her first book, The Joy of Decorating: Southern Style with Mrs. Howard (Abrams).
Oil on canvas painting of a woman lounging
and holding a glass by an unknown artist from Avignon, France, circa 1790. Wood backing in place with holes, which are also on the canvas. Paint loss, age wear.
19th-century American School oil on board portrait of
Charles Nesbitt Ege M.D. (b. 1815). Half-length of a seated young man within a painted oval reserve. Unsigned, typed label attached verso identifying sitter. View area, 12"H x 10.5"L. Provenance: Property descended ...
Antique Hudson River Valley mountain landscape oil painting
on canvas with floral, acorn, and oak leaf carved giltwood frame. Painting depicts fishermen and their dogs overlooking a river landscape with cliffs and mountains in the background. Unsigned. Provenance: Vose Galleries, ...