Meet Tom Noonan


To coincide with their upcoming auction, CONFLUENCE: THE COLLECTION OF TOM NOONAN, Stair Galleries has published an article by Angus Wilkie which offers a glimpse into the history of Hudson's longstanding (and soon-to-be-missed) Noonan Antiques and the shops beloved owner, Tom Noonan. You can read an excerpt of the article below…
My friend Tom Noonan, an ebullient man of refreshingly unpretentious manner and taste, announced the other day he was closing shop — and no one could quite believe it. “This is a disaster,” lamented a fellow antiques dealer. Without doubt, Tom’s imaginatively tumbled, effortlessly stylish shop at the top-end of Hudson’s fabled Warren Street was one of the most time-warmed and judiciously layered emporiums in town. When Tom started trading in Hudson more than two decades ago, a mere handful of antiques shops graced a sleepy street. An early fixture with a golden eye for layering myriad styles, Tom’s particular furniture medley was always his hallmark. Window displays on Warren welcomed footfall with an alluringly lighthearted Romanticism; inside, the misty glow of darkly lit rooms invited some serious sleuthing.

Click here to continue reading the article on Stair Galleries' website Stair Galleries' May 17th & 18th Auction will be a two-part sale. On Saturday, May 17th, we will feature a single-owner sale, “Confluence: The Collection of Tom Noonan,” followed by jewelry and silver from various collections. Sunday, May 18th will consist of English, Continental and American Furniture, Decorations and Art.

Saturday, May 17th, 11am
Confluence: The Collection of Tom Noonan: 1-419
Jewelry and Watches: 420-510
Silver: 511-559

Sunday, May 18th, 11am
Paintings: 560-639
Works on Paper: 640-687
Ethnographic: 688-706
South East Asian: 707-733
Japanese: 734-750
Chinese: 751-786
Ceramics: 787-834
American Furniture: 835-839
English Furniture: 840-891
Continental Furniture: 892-926
Decorations and Lighting: 927-1016
Carpets and Textiles: 1017-1031

Click here to view the entire auction catalogue WDH_2592-1024x774 JOHN CLAYTON ADAMS (1840-1906): SURRY BLUEBELLS, Oil on canvas. 13 ¾ x 19 ¾ in. (image). DSC_8184-857x1024 RENAISSANCE STYLE RELIEF-DECORATED BRONZED METAL HELMET DSC_8429 JEWELLED SEA SHELL BROOCH, BY MARGUERITE STIX
(read a feature on this special brooch and its designer here)