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Antique and Vintage Holiday Shopping Guide: Delight Your Friends and Family

Richard Corman Photographs

Just a bit over two weeks left to complete your holiday shopping. Our galleries have options for both the hard-to-shop-for and the easy-to-please (that certainly deserves to be rewarded!)

Take a look at our Holiday Collection, and feel free to stop by our galleries and browse. With a myriad of unique items to choose from, you’ll find gifts for everyone!


1) The Photographer

This beautiful book at Manhattan Rare Book Company is perfect for the photographer in your life, who’ll be excited by these iconic photos from an iconic artist of an iconic fighter.

Writes Richard Corman: “These images shot in 1998 in NYC on the lower westside in many ways was the culmination of my career up to that point and still remains one of the highlights of a very fortunate career. I was awestruck when he agreed to fly to New York to pose for the cover of my first book… it still blows my mind and was so flattering. He was fighting Parkinson’s, but never let that disease stop his bold character…

I still get chills when I see his signature on these three photographs.”

Photographs of Muhammad Ali by Richard Corman - at Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Richard Corman’s Iconic Photographs of Muhammad Ali. The only set signed by Ali. Each of the three 11×14 inch silver prints is signed by Ali in silver marker on the front of the image; each image is also signed by Corman on the verso and marked “1 of 1”. The Ali signatures are particularly strong and bold. [ Manhattan Rare Book Company | Gallery #90 | 212.326.8907 |

2) The Hostess Who Likes The Mostest

This antique tea pot at Estate Silver Co. is original and ornamental. You’ll delight the person in your life with a penchant for parties.

floral sterling silver tea pot by George Shieblef - at Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Antique American sterling silver tea pot by George Shieblef with floral hand chased decoration. Sterling silver, United States, circa 1900. [ Estate Silver Co. | Gallery #: 65 | 212.758.4858 | ]

3) The Fashionista

This shines bright like a diamond. Like 14, in fact. This stunning ring in a succulent mandarin hue is sure to have the fashionista making far more hand gestures. “5th Avenue? Oh, sure, let me point the way.” At Hartley Brown.

Mandarin Diamond Ring - at Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Mandarin Garnet and Diamond Ring. Vivid orange oval mandarin garnet set in an 18K white gold cluster ring surrounded by 14 brilliant cut diamonds of high quality. Mandarin garnet, diamonds, and white gold, ring USA, circa 1990-2000. [ Hartley Brown LLC | Gallery #50 | 917.623.9550 | ]

4) The Linguist

Your friend speaks 6 languages and knows idioms in Latvian. What to get her? We have just the thing. At Hemingway African Gallery.

Akan Linguist Staff Topper, Ghana - at Manhattan Art & Antiques

Akan Linguist Staff Topper, Ghana: This gold leaf staff would have been held by a high ranking Akan official or chief. Linguists are significant individuals within the tribe which holds great importance in the spoken word. Gold leaf, wood, Ghana. [ Hemingway African Gallery | Galleries #60 & #96 | 212.838.3650 | ]

Stop by the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center to peruse the collections of these galleries – and many more!

For more gift ideas, shop this year’s Holiday Collection.

The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center is located at 1050 2nd Avenue (at 56th Street) and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:30AM to 6PM and Sunday noon – 6PM.

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