Welcome to Primavera Gallery

For over forty years, we have been seeking out the finest and most interesting decorative objects, jewelry, furniture, and paintings associated with the major design movements of our century.

The fine pieces that you see on our site represent only a small part of our in-depth inventory.

We hope you enjoy our collection.

FROM THE PRIMAVERA BLOG

PAULDING FARNHAM’S GLORIOUS IRIS BROOCH
08February

PAULDING FARNHAM’S GLORIOUS IRIS BROOCH

  One of the most extraordinary pieces made in Tiffany’s jewelry workshop at the turn of the 20th century is a pink tourmaline iris brooch signed by George Paulding Farnham (1859-1927). Audrey Friedman, co – founder with her husband, Haim Manishevitz, of the Primavera Gallery, bought it at Christie’s in the early 1990s for their private collection. This summer I…

JEWELRY OF THE 1950’s AND 1960’s
21June

JEWELRY OF THE 1950’s AND 1960’s

Many wealthy and style-conscious American women continued to travel to Paris for their clothes and jewels, and important American jewelry houses opened offices or showrooms in Paris, both to keep their traveling clients faithful, and to keep up with the latest styles. In the matter of jewelry design, the French have always been regarded as leaders. The adjective ‘French’ has, for…