Nureyev armchair painted by Edith Simon from Nureyev’s personal collection, priced at $7500 at ‘B’ Dry Goods.

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The singular collection, containing some 30 pieces for sale, forms part of the gallery’s second show Fully Furnished. Opening on March 10, it is inspired by the contemporary creations of New York artist Jeannie Weissglass (b.1961).

The furniture is exhibited alongside her latest work, a series of paintings and drawings featuring antique tables, sofas, chairs and wash basins in richly coloured landscapes.

“While figures and flowers also populate the scenes, it is the furniture elements which steal the show, asserting themselves even through the richly textured and colourful terrain”, the gallery says of the artist’s work.

Shall I, a 4ft 5in x 4ft 2in (1.34 x 1.27m) acrylic and oil on canvas by Weissglass, is priced at $6000.


Shall I by Jeannie Weissglass, priced at $6000 at ‘B’ Dry Goods.

Other highlights include a pair of old Metropolitan Opera House chairs, a door handle designed by Fernand Leger, and an armchair depicting Nureyev, painted by Edith Simon (1917-2003) and formerly in the ballet dancer’s private collection at his home Woodburn in Virginia. It carries a price tag of $7500.

‘B’ Dry Goods is a relatively new addition to the New York art scene. It was founded in 2022 by Gabe Boyers in Brooklyn and caters to both primary and secondary markets, offering a mix of art, design, rare books, manuscripts, music and ephemera from the antique to the contemporary.