Obituaries

  • Donald Bright Buckley, 90, Dealer Had Keen Eye For Early New England Artifacts

    Don Bright Buckley died September 30 at his home. His beloved wife, Gloria Gregg Buckley, was at his side. Born February 4, 1924, Don grew up in Washington, D.C., and spent summers at Bay Haven on the Chesapeake Bay. His early ...

  • Mark Robert Zaplin Made Western Art His Calling

    Mark Robert Zaplin, 61, died at home in Santa Fe on September 17 after battling cancer for the past five years.  A co-founder of Zaplin-Lampert Gallery in Santa Fe, he was known as an expert in early Santa Fe and Taos School...

  • Marjorie Levitt, 71, Antiques Dealer

    Marjorie Levitt, 71, died on August 22 after courageously fighting a long battle with cancer. Margie owned Give and Take Consignment Shop in Newton for more than 30 years. In addition, she was a well-known dealer at many antiques shows, including Heart-O-T...

  • Don G. Carpentier, 62, ‘Squire Of Eastfield Village’

    Donald G. Carpentier, 62, died at home Tuesday, August 26, in the Historic Eastfield Village that he created, not as a museum, but as a laboratory where history could be preserved and studied by future generations. “East...

  • Faustina ‘Nina’ Cote, 85, Antiques Dealer

    DENNISPORT, MASS. — Faustina L. “Nina” Cote, 85, died on August 20. The former owner of Nostalgia and Dove Cottage Antiques, Nina loved her cats and traveling around to antiques shows. She was a longtime member of the New England Appraisers Association.

  • A Family Remembers: Francis J. Purcell II Devoted His Life To Beauty

    Early in his career, Francis J. Purcell II (1941–2014) worked in the stock market, serving in various capacities. There a colleague introduced him to Steven J. Jussel of Arthur S. Vernay Inc, an antiques business at 124 East 55th Street in New York City....

  • Robert Douglas Hunter, Boston School Artist

    Vose Galleries staff announced that after a long and illustrious career, their good friend and relative Robert Douglas Hunter died August 14. Bob, whose grandmother was Gertrude Vose, was coming into Vose Galleries as a student back in the 1940s when the g...

  • Robert H. Ellsworth, 85, Leading Dealer In Chinese Art

    Called the “King of Ming,” Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, 85, who started as a general line dealer but developed a reputation as a leading specialist in Chinese art, died on August 3. The New York Times reported that the Manhattan resident suffered injuries in...

  • Ruth Ellen du Pont Lord, 92, Child Health Expert, Author

    Ruth Ellen du Pont Lord, who wrote a deeply insightful book about her father, collector Henry Francis du Pont, died in New Haven on August 4. Lord, who resided in New Haven and East Lyme, Conn., was 92. “Ruth Lord’s...

  • Vermont Dealer John Stahura Dies In Crash

    John Stahura, 84, died early in the morning of July 6 when the van he was driving went off the road in Mount Holly. He and his wife Nancy were returning from a buying trip to New York State and departed later than expected. Their vehicle rolled several ...