Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc. Antiques

  • P.O. Box 210, Planitarium Station
    New York City, NY 10024
    United States
Mr. Berlin grew up in a home steeped in American decorative arts and surrounded by fine examples of 18th century American furniture, his father having been a passionate collector.  He became enthralled with the classical aesthetic over twenty five years ago, and is now considered one of the country's leading dealers in this period.
  
He has lectured at New York University's School of Continuing Education where he is an adjunct professor.  He has lectured at the Parsons School of Design in New York, The Colonial Williamsburg Furniture Forum, Saint Louis Art Museum, Yale University Art Gallery’s Furniture Symposium, The Detroit Institute of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, the American Association of Appraisers Annual Conference,  Andalusia (for the Committee of the Philadelphia Antiques Show), the Philadelphia Antiques Show and the Winterthur Furniture Forum.  He will give two lectures at the Decorative Arts Forum in San Francisco on May 10, 2015.

His lecture ‘A Shadow of a Magnitude’: Thomas Cook & Richard Parkin; Philadelphia Cabinetmakers of the Classical Period, reveals, for the first time, the importance of a formerly little-known Philadelphia cabinetmaking firm, their origins, influences and works.  The lecture explores their relationship to other Philadelphia makers and to their prominent local and southern clients.

His furniture has been featured in The Magazine ANTIQUES, Architectural Digest, House & Garden, Art & Auction, Antiques & Fine Arts, The Robb Report and Veranda.  

His article “An Important Rosewood and Cast-Iron Guéridon Attributed to Duncan Phyfe” was published in The Magazine ANTIQUES, May 2000 issue (Vol. CLVII, NO. 5) pages 770-777.  His article “Solid and Permanent Grandeur: The Design Roots of American Classical Furniture” was published in the catalogue for the 2002 International Fine Art and Antique Dealer Show in New York  (see:http://www.haughton.com/system/files/articles/2010/01/26/66/ifaads_2002.pdf) .  His article “Classical Furniture in Federal Philadelphia” was published in Antiques & Fine Arts in the Spring 2007 issue 
(see: http://www.antiquesandfineart.com/articles/article.cfm?request=771).  His up-coming article ‘A Shadow of a Magnitude’: Thomas Cook & Richard Parkin; Philadelphia Cabinetmakers of the Classical Period, was published in the 2013 Chipstone Journal: American Furniture.  

Mr. Berlin serves on the Board of Trustees of The Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages (formerly The Museums at Stony Brook, NY).  He is a member of the exclusive National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America, Inc. (NAADAA), and Antique Dealers Association of America (ADA) and is an exhibitor at The Winter Antiques Show in New York.  A graduate of Kenyon College, he founded Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc. in 1992 to serve museums and collectors. 
 
The firm's clients include:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (NYC)
The Brooklyn Museum
The Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh)
Detroit Institute of Arts
Gracie Mansion, (home of the Mayor of NYC)
The Columbus Museum, (GA.)	
Colonial Williamsburg, (VA.)
Governor’s Mansion of the State of Texas, (Austin)
Peabody Essex Museum, (MA.)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Art/Houston, (TX.)
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, (Providence)
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, (Richmond)
The White House, (DC)
Winterthur Museum (DE)

He exhibits at: 
Winter Antiques Show
Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City
www.winterantiquesshow.com/information
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