Obituaries

  • 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.

  • Corning Museum Of Glass Mourns Former Director David Whitehouse

    CORNING, N.Y. — David Whitehouse, former executive director of the Corning Museum of Glass, died February 17, following a brief battle with cancer. He was 71. Whitehouse joined the museum in 1984 as chief curator. He became director in 1992, the...

  • Paul L. Fierberg; Maritime & History Buff

    WOODBURY, CONN. — Paul L. Fierberg, inveterate New Englander and lover of all things maritime, died on January 29. A passionate history buff, staunch Republican, char...

  • Rita Cook, 87 Enthusiasm For Antiques, Arts

    Rita Cook, 87 Enthusiasm For Antiques, Arts JACKSON, MISS. — I was first introduced to the world of antiques by my mother, as a boy gr...

  • James Gaudreau, Auctioneer Known As 'Smiling Jim'

    ROGERS, CONN. — Auctioneer James Edmond (“Smiling Jim”) Gaudreau, born September 17, 1937, died on December 25, at the age of 75 in his home, in which he was raised as an infant, with his loving family by his side. James was born in P...

  • Rachel ‘Rae’ Marks

    Rachel ‘Rae’ Marks, New York Antiques Dealer CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — Rachel “Rae” Marks, a popular and highly respected antiques dealer, died September 20 in her home here after a brief battle with cancer.