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The Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Collection

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Few individuals have made such an invaluable contribution to the study and appreciation of Asian art in the West than the collector and dealer Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (July 13, 1929 – August 3, 2014).

Embracing ancient bronzes and Ming furniture, early modern Chinese painting, fine jade, and Himalayan, Indian, and Southeast Asian works of art, Ellsworth became a premiere scholar of the Asian art historical canon.  As well as a skilled and passionate collector of English furniture, silver and decorative arts in the aesthetic of the time in which these cultures combined.

Photo credits Christie's - Robert Ellsworth with various Ming dynasty pieces in the living room of his Fifth Avenue apartment in 1980. 

Ellsworth’s prolific contributions mark him as one of the last true connoisseur-dealers. And his brilliance, passion and expertise is embodied in his personal collection, one of the greatest assemblages of Asian art in the history of collecting. 

During his life, Ellsworth resided in a twenty-room apartment on Fifth Avenue in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  In 1977, the New York Times to dub him the ‘King of Ming’ in an article they published following a theft of an estimated $300,000 worth of objects from his apartment.  In 2015 his collection was part of an exhibition at Christie’s Rockefeller Center as part of their historic auction following his passing. 


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Oriental Sofa Table Ming Horse Hoof Feet, 72"


Chinese Antique Reproduction Kang Meditation Table


Chinese Coffee Table Solid Elm Horse Hoof Leg 42" Square


Rosewood Oriental Nest Of Tables


Oriental Monk Chair with Ox Horn Back


Chair With Rattan Seat and Round Back


Decorative Bronzes


Decorative Porcelains


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