Kelly Gallery specializes in exceptional 20th century decorative and fine arts. The gallery draws curators, both amateur and established collectors, as well as architects and designers with its wide range of offerings.
Renovated and designed by the late Jay Spectre and Geoffrey Bradfield, the gallery is housed in an intimate and elegant residential setting on the top three floors of a landmark town house located in the Upper East Side Historic District of Manhattan.
For the past 30 years, Stephen E. Kelly has been collecting museum-quality decorative art from the Art Deco period including rare and important works by renowned designers – such as Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Jean-Michel Frank, Jean Dunand, Eugѐne Printz, and Armand-Albert Rateau, to name a few. Ceramics by notable artists – such as Émile Decoeur, Henri Simmen and Jean Besnard – and glass by designers – such as Jean Luce and Michel-Aristide Colotte – are represented. The breadth and scope of this Art Deco collection extend further to a large array of decorative boxes, desk and vanity accessories, photograph frames, medals, walking sticks, shagreen objects and jewelry including an extensive selection of cufflinks.
Additionally on offer is a finely curated selection of period Art Deco sterling silver flatware and hollowware. The inventory includes exquisite designs by French and continental designers such as Jean Puiforcat, Georg Jensen, Cardeilhac, Gustave Keller Frères, Wolfers Frères and Tétard Frères.
The gallery also presents a wide range of fine art including painting, prints, other works on paper, and sculpture. Prominent are modern and contemporary works by artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Jasper Johns, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Fernand Léger, Sonia Delaunay-Terk, Ross Bleckner, among others. Alongside are Art Deco period sculptures by artists such as Joseph Csaky and Jan & Joel Martel.