Below is a collection of the special offerings that will be featured in our silent auction on Thursday, May 4. If you are unable to attend the Preview Party but would like to place an absentee bid, please call Heather Gries in the Special Events office at 718.817.8657 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two individual $5,000 gift certificates, each toward the purchase of beautiful fine jewelry from the Mish New York studio, and a private appointment with designer Mish Tworkowski.DONATED BY: Mish Tworkowski and Joseph Singer
Meg Braff Designs wallpaper in the pattern(s) of your choosing.
Meg Braff is known for her youthful take on traditional design, delivering livable spaces with playful glamour and modern perspective–this sophisticated mix of antique and eclectic has made her a highly sought-after designer.
Spend two nights in The Tower Suite at The Ocean House–an iconic Rhode Island seaside resort, and the first and only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star hotel in the state. World-class amenities enhance your stay at this Relais & Châteaux property. The impressive Tower Suite offers grand accommodations and dramatic views of the Atlantic, Napatree Point, Stonington, and Watch Hill. Decorated by Greenwich-based designer Cindy Rinfret, the two-bedroom suite with living room and kitchen has a nautical charm reflecting the resort's seaside location.DONATED BY: The Ocean House
A French Cast Stone Putto representative of summer grape harvest.
36" h x 15" w x 15" d
An original botanical watercolor on paper by artist Beverly Duncan.
16" h x 21" w (framed)
Join us in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with one of the Garden's leading curators for a private tour of the highly anticipated exhibition, CHIHULY. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking artworks by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly in his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years. Enjoy a delectable culinary experience at the Hudson Garden Grill for ten guests. Lunch includes a three-course tasting with amuse-bouche, a seasonal menu custom designed by Executive Chef Julian Alonzo, a signature cocktail upon arrival, and delicious house wines.DONATED BY: STARR Catering Group | STARR Events
Handmade Windsor metal chair with reed seat cover.
38" h x 25" w x 17" d
This uncommonly planted species has much to offer a collector's garden.
Chinese wingnut is a lovely specimen shade tree, with a broad-spreading
canopy that often reaches 40 feet high and wide in a garden setting.
Wingnuts, members of the Walnut family, are quite adaptable. Hardy to
Zone 6, Pterocarya stenoptera is considered the hardiest wingnut species. This
unique tree is sure to pique the curiosity of your garden guests, enchanting
them with its dramatic chains of flowers in early summer.
Stellar Pink® dogwood is a hybrid of our native flowering dogwood and the Asian species kousa dogwood, bred by Rutgers University for increased vigor, pest resistance, and unique blooms. The branches of this dogwood grow low and quite uniformly, spreading 20 feet high and wide at maturity to create a handsome silhouette. In mid- to late spring soft pink flowers rest atop the branches, adding color to the garden. Hardy to Zone 5, this lovely tree is a wonderful addition to the garden in spring and the landscape year-round.VALUE: $7,000
These modern apple varieties were selected for their disease resistance as well as for their crisp and juicy fruit. Before harvesting a delicious autumn apple crop, you can look forward to late-spring apple blossoms adding cheer to your garden. 'Freedom' and 'Liberty' bloom at the same time, pollinating one another. They were grown organically by the first field-grown tree nursery given Organic Certification by the USDA. Both cultivars are hardy to Zone 4.VALUE: $6,000
Fox Valley® is a dwarf form of river birch, a popular native tree. This cultivar is a densely branched compact grower that only reaches 15 feet at maturity. Every twig is flush with glossy green leaves in spring, while the magnificent bark adds year-round color, exfoliating to create trunks and branches of warm cinnamon, amber, and ivory. Hardy to Zone 5, the rounded canopy of Fox Valley® provides a sculptural quality to the garden and anchors the winter landscape.VALUE: $10,000
Louis XVI-style arm gilt bronze sconces, foliate decorated arms extending from a ribbon and bow center shaft. France, 20th century.
10.5" w x 22" h x 6" d
Adorn your home with these four heirloom-quality prints expertly crafted
with archival inks and paper. Each vibrant giclée is reproduced at original
dimensions from James Bateman's The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala
(1837–43), a renowned and very rare orchid folio known for its lavish size
28" h x 34" w each (matted and framed)
An early Empire period drawing by Thérèse Baudry de Balzac (1774–1831), representing the Four Seasons in an architectural fantasy.
France, ca. 1800. Signed lower left.
23" h x 17.37" w (framed)
Tintes y Colorantes de la Costa (Dyes and Colors of the Coast) portrays the life of 74-year-old Habacuc Avendaño as he travels to the rocky Oaxacan coastline to milk the purple dye tixinda from an endangered species of snail that lives in the seaside precipices. He describes the endangerment of tixinda due to poaching, which also threatens the traditional weavings created by the village women, prized by museums and collectors worldwide.
Los Posohuancos follows the Mixtec weaver Margarita Avendaño, the oldest weaver in her group, whose huipiles were featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Textiles in Oaxaca. She tells of her history and how she learned to hand-spin the natural brown cotton called coyuchi, as well as how to weave posohuancos, a traditional long skirt worn by the Mixtec women.