Tuesday, October 4, 2016


We are happy to announce the addition of 15 new designs to the Woodard Weave Collection! 



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Visit to the Winter Antiques Show

This year's Winter Antiques Show was, as usual, filled with many treasures.  Below are some of our favorite things.

A Peacock Garden Embellishment greeted show-goers at the Park Avenue Armory's Winter Antiques Show 2016.  From Barbara Israel's outstanding collection of garden furnishings, the bird offered a royal welcome to collectors and antiques fans who seemed not to notice record blizzard warnings from weather forecasters.

From the loan exhibition "Legacy for the Future: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art”.
Giorgia de Chirico.  Costume for the Astrologer in “Le Bal”, 1929.

In the booth of Frank and Barbara  Pollack, a rare Schoolgirl Drawing signed “Hannah P. Badger 1811 and 1812”.  Watercolor and pencil and paper depicting and interior scene where Hannah Pearson Cogswell Badger (1791-1869) and her sister Julia are instructing a female class at The Atkinson Academy in Atkinson, New Hampshire.  Note the amazing and colorfully painted floorcloth. A precursor to Woodard Weave!

Also in the booth of Frank & Barbara Pollack ,  “An Extraordinary Carved and Painted Wedding Scene”.  Found in Massachusetts.  Circa 1900-1920.  The seventeen carved and paint decorated figures are wood, adorned with fabric clothing.

Also in the booth of Frank & Barbara Pollack, “Two Exceptional Paint- Decorated Chalk Ware Cats”.  Pennsylvania.  Circa 1860-1900.  Molded plaster of paris with original smoke painted decoration.
Tom Woodard and Joseyane Young seated in the booth of Robert Young Antiques.  Behind the table hangs a “Spectacular Georgian Architectural Turret Clock Face in untouched original condition, circa 1800”.

From Arader Galleries, an exceptional and rare Aquatint engraving by John James Audubon.  American, 1795-1851.  London, 1827-1838.

Olde Hope Antiques displayed “An Exceptional Graduated Stack of Eleven Shaker Finger-lapped Oval Boxes.  New England.  Circa 1830-1860.

Also featured in the booth of Olde Hope Antiques a “Portrait Bust of a Lady”.  Mario Korbel (1882-1954).  Carved and polychromed wood on a carved and gilded oak base.

In the booth of Elliot & Grace Snyder, a “Stone Carving of a Woman”.  A na├»ve and powerful stone carving of a woman in period dress.  Ohio.  Circa 1850-60.

The Snyders also displayed a charming and unusually detailed pastoral needlework picture featuring a shepherd and shepherdess with their dog and sheep, as well as a fisherman, within a primary border of flowers and leaves.  Early 18th Century needlework at its best.  England, circa 1720.

Peter Fetterman Gallery: Platinum print by Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) of Audrey Hepburn, 1954.

Also from the booth of Peter Fetterman Gallery, Henri Cartier Bresson, 1908-2004.  Gelatin silver print.  Aquila Degli Abruzzi, Italy.  1952.
At the Winter Antiques Show  on Monday, January 25th, 2016, old friends gathered to celebrate the life of preeminent Shaker dealer Suzanne Courcier.   Pictured with her partner, Robert Wilkins (center), are Leigh Keno (left) and Thos. K. Woodard sharing a toast to Suzanne, whose expertise, knowledge and good humor will always be remembered 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fall colors!

Fall is almost here! Get ready for the change of seasons by adding some warm, cozy colors to your home. Small changes like a new area rug in the entryway, a vintage blanket draped over the back of a couch in the living room, or the rich colors of Jaspe pottery in a window sill or on a side table, will help welcome in the new season.  Here are some easy ways to start the transition.

WOODARD WEAVE Woven Rug "Geometric Checkerboard" #90-M.
Shown with one of four Framed Vintage Shoe Advertisements.

WOODARD & GREENSTEIN Hooked Rug "Riverton" #403.

Detail of Vintage Blanket.  Mid-20th Century.

Antique Pieced and Applique Quilt. Circa 1885.
Vintage French Jaspe Pottery pitchers.

"Maple Acres" beautiful handmade sign. Pine and hardwoods. Letters made from beaded moldings. New York State, circa 1900. 

Vintage Painted Wood and Cork Dart Board. Circa 1935.

All items are available as of the date of this blog post. Please inquire for pricing, details and availability by emailing: info@woodardandgreenstein.com 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sail into summer with these one-of-a-kind discoveries.

Vintage Sailboat Carved Wood Plaque. Circa 1940. Skillfully crafted Folk Art in pristine condition with original paint. Sail marked with carved initial "G". Applied thin wood frame.
 16.75" x 12.5" x 2"   $375

Ship Shadow Box Diorama. Late 19th-Century. Carved wood sails, interesting sea and bright, original paint. Exceptional full hull ship diorama of the vessel "East Linton" entering the River Tyme on its way to its home city of East Linton, Scotland, about thirty-five miles east of Edinburgh. East Linton was an important farming, milling port and railroad center in the the second half of the 19th-Century. Fine details of the "East Linton" - a combination sail and steam vessel - and the well painted background showing the entry lighthouse complex, and a similar vessel on its way to sea.
17" x 33" x 7.5"   $6,500

Oil on canvas. Smoke rises from a magnificent sailing ship, with men in row boat nearby. Inscribed "SR .89".
24" x 20"   $3,500

Vintage Sailing Ship Cast Iron Door Stop. Early 20th-Century. Large, vintage, American full-mast clipper ship. In wonderful original paint.
9.5" x 12" x 2"   $475

19th-Century Sailing Ship painting on canvas. In old wood frame, possibly original. Signed in lower right corner. New England origin.
17.75" 14.75"   $575

All items are available as of the date of this blog post. 
Call or email for additional information. 

212-988-2906                         info@woodardandgreenstein.com

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

We Have A New Home!

81st STREET, NEAR SECOND AVENUE. Ground Floor!  

Our own Woodard Weave Woven Rugs, Hooked Rug Collection, Antique Quilts and Americana are all on display. 

Pop in and see our new shop, Monday - Friday, 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM. Tel.212.988.2906 
303 East 81st Street, New York NY  10028 

Monday, January 26, 2015


At the beginning of every new year, we like to look back and see how our family of rug designs are doing. It is impossible to say which ​design we​ like best, but everybody has his or her favorites.

Our Administrative Assistant, Kelly, for example, chose Eaton Square #43-S for her ​brand ​new apartment. We asked her why, and she said "It has an interesting pattern without being too bold. I wanted something with a little color, but a design that would be versatile enough to move with me through different apartments."

Blanche is re​-​doing her wood floors due to water damage from a neighbor's faulty plumbing - ah, the joys of New York City apartment life! - and ​she chose  Geometric Checkerboard #90-G. According to Blanche, "​ The blue  is such a great neutral color - it goes with all my antiques and textiles".  

Having just finished a renovation of her Long Island house, Blanche also selected a number of designs including Water Mill #264 ​"It seems perfect for a house near the beach, yet it has lots of character."​

WOODARD WEAVE'S Somerset #55, is a favorite of many clients. The richly colored stripes on a neutral background seem to be a hit everywhere, and have a universal appeal. 

That same popularity is also enjoyed by  Checkerboard #27-2T, based on a classic design which ​really works with just about every decor, modern or traditional. When in doubt, many clients lean towards Checkerboard#27-2T and know they can't miss.

Hamilton #201-R is a surprisingly popular choice by our clients, some of whom combine the design with Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, and all kinds of contemporary styles.

The larger scale of White River Junction #84-BG in a subtle mix of colors is another winner in WOODARD WEAVE's  ​in-house ​fan club.

Our Reading Collection, #19-D shown here, was inspired by an antique woven rug we found in the rural area near Reading, Pennsylvania. People who made quilts, and it seems like most PA homemakers did during the late-19th and early-20th- Centuries, sometimes set up a loom in their kitchen and made hand woven runners  from leftover fabrics. For area rugs, the strips were sewn together to make large room size  rugs.

For clients who prefer seamless rugs, WOODARD WEAVE has found a way to weave area rugs up to 13 feet wide by any length, while retaining the authentic style of historic carpets.

Thus, a cottage industry was born, and the custom prospered well into the 20th-Century. The strip rugs, as they were sometimes called, were so popular that some companies, like Sears and Roebuck, offered commercial versions of these colorful flat woven rugs.

WOODARD WEAVE is  proud to have helped revive our country's love affair with the 
​authentic historical style that is uniquely American.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dallas County in a New Colorway!

A client asked us if it would be possible to do one of our best selling hooked rug designs, Dallas County, in more primary colors.  Of course we could, and here it is.  

New Dallas County colorway HR#203-B

Original Dallas County colorway HR#203-A

An exciting part of creating our own hooked rug collection is that it offers us the opportunity to vary the designs and colorways in an infinite number of ways, just like the traditional rug makers a century ago.  All our rugs are inspired by 19th- and early-20th-Century designs which have stood the test of time.  

Each of our rugs is hand-hooked with hand-dyed fabrics that produce an individual variation, each with a human touch. We can make this or any other rug in our exclusive collection in virtually any size or shape. A round version , shown here, is especially appealing.