Newel is the most extensive decorative and fine arts gallery in the United States, having been a premiere destination for international collectors and designers for over 70 years. Housed in a six story building in East Midtown Manhattan, it showcases over 10,000 extraordinary works from around the globe dating from the 17th to the 20th Century, and is also involved in the creation of original pieces and reproductions.
Newel's story began in 1939 when Meyer Newman founded the company as a prop house for Broadway shows and later assembled an unmatched inventory of works that he hand selected in Europe following World War II. Since the days of the original Broadway production of "My Fair Lady," Newel has played a significant part in the supply of period furniture, art, and decorative objects to the motion picture and television industries, including such noted features as "The Godfather", "Sex and the City", and "Boardwalk Empire". In addition, fine retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman and Polo Ralph Lauren regularly incorporate Newel pieces into their masterful window displays. The gallery is also proud to have remained a family business and is currently in its fourth generation of ownership.
What We Do
Our diverse collection of decorative and fine art can be seen in its entirety both online and in our remodeled showroom. Our inventory is unparalleled in the industry, ranging from 17th Century Italian to Art Deco and from Regency to Rustic; we offer the discerning buyer an opportunity that no dealer or antique show can rival.
As a full service operation, we are able to assist in the delivery, repair, refinishing, and installation of all transactions.
We offer inventory for rental for various lengths of time and base rental fees on a percentage of the retail price. Our rental business caters to television and motion picture productions, as well as window display, commercial photography, and event planning.
Unfortunately we cannot offer appraisal services, which fall under a distinct commercial specialization. If you are in need of such assistance, we recommend consulting a local member of the Appraisers Association of America or the National Art & Antiques Dealers Association of America.
4. Consignments and Purchases
We will consider the purchase and/or consignment of both estate and individual merchandise that we deem appropriate to the enhancement and diversity of our inventory.
Nearly fifteen years after starting at Newel, Gallery Director Nicole Kapit celebrated her marriage to Douglas Murphy with a glamourous reception in Newel's recently renovated showroom.