Obituaries

  • Kristina Barbara Johnson, Art Collector, Museum Patron

    Kristina Barbara Johnson passed away peacefully on April 18, surrounded by family. She leaves behind her loving daughter, Jeniah “Kookie” Johnson, son-in-law Tom Sheeran, grandchildren Henry and Josie Sheeran and her life partner, Robert Cannon...

  • Paul Williams, 78, Artist, Antiques Collector

    Artist and avid antiques collector Paul Alan Williams, 78, died of a heart attack on February 15 at his home. Paul Williams was born in Detroit in 1934 to parents coming from the French section of Canada and the state of Oklahoma....

  • Ed Clerk Remembrance

    To the Editor: Bob Wilkins has said in all in the most beautiful and sensitive way possible. Ed Clerk was one of the most deeply special people to grace our business. Every encounter with him was full...

  • Jay Turomsha, Antiques Dealer

    New Hampshire antiques dealer Jay Turomsha died May 3 at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. Jay’s devoted partner Nancy Cummings was by his side. Jay had been troubled with some serious health issues for the last few years, issues that would have ma...

  • Ed Clerk, Shaker Collector

    Ed Clerk of Norfolk died on March 5 after a long illness. Ed was born in Albany, N.Y., in 1924 and graduated from the Albany Academy and the University of Virginia. During World War II he served in the Navy for 3½ ye...

  • Peter L. Rosenberg, 80 Chinese & Asian Art & Antiques Specialist

    The antiques community was saddened by the sudden passing of Peter L. Rosenberg, 80, a noted specialist in Chinese and Asian art and antiques, on April 4.

  • Robert J. Daigle, 61, Antiques Dealer

    Robert J. Daigle, age 61, of Fall River, died Wednesday, March 27, at St Anne’s Hospital, from the effects of cancer. He was the loving husband of Bette J. (Angier) Daigle. Born in Fall River, he was the son of Lillian (Blanchette) and the late Henry J. Daig...

  • Merton D. Simpson, 84, Tribal Art Dealer

    NEW YORK CITY —  The family of tribal art dealer Merton D. Simpson (1928–2013) has released a statement confirming that Simpson died on March 9 in New York City. He was 84. With an acclaimed “eye” for spotting fine pieces o...

  • Bryce George Muir, 92, Exhibited At Russell Carrell Shows

    MIDDLETOWN, CONN. — Bryce George Muir, 92, died peacefully on February 27 at Middlesex Hospital. For many years he was an exhibitor at Russell Carrell’s antiques shows. A dealer of the “old school,” his tastes and knowledge ranged widely, from good American Windsor chairs ...

  • Joseph Freedman, 84, Ephemera Collector

    Joseph Freedman, an ephemera enthusiast well respected for his knowledge and passion for collecting, died on January 31 at the age of 84.