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Connoisseur (gallery) records, 1949-1969

Connoisseur, Inc


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot

Summary: Financial records, including sales records (mostly of the antiques sold), cost and stock inventories, 1963-1969, and price tags from individual items sold.

Biographical/Historical Note

Connoisseur, Inc. was established in 1935 by Ruth T. Constantino. Mrs. Constantino opened her first gallery, Teschner Gallery, in 1912 which she eventually moved uptown and renamed the Connoissseur, Inc. The gallery dealt in painting, sculpture, antique furniture, and other art. It closed in 1981 upon Mrs. Constantino's death.


Donated 1984 by Helen Fioratti, Ruth Teschner Constantino's daughter.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Connoisseur (gallery) records, 1949-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.