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A gallery selling exquisite & rare works of art from the 16th to 20th century
antique costume   •   antique textiles   •   antique needlework

Cora Ginsburg Gallery

As a collector and dealer, the name Cora Ginsburg has been associated with fine and rare costume and antique textiles since the 1940s.

Founded in 1971, the company specializes in museum quality antique costume of the 18th and 19th centuries and in European embroideries, silks, and printed textiles of the 17th - 20th centuries. Owner and director Titi Halle has been with the gallery since 1981.

Cora Ginsburg LLC collects, consults, and appraises for museums and private collectors in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

The gallery is located in the center of Manhattan and is open on weekdays by appointment.

Cora Ginsburg LLC
19 East 74th Street, New York, NY 10021
Tel: 212-744-1352   ·   Fax: 212-879-1601

  Titi Halle

Titi Halle

In 1979, Titi Halle met the renowned Cora Ginsburg; Ms. Halle became director of the business in 1985 and the owner in 1997. She is a member of the National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America, the Centre International d'Etude des Textiles Anciens, the Costume Society of America, the Textile Society of America, and CINOA. Ms. Halle has participated as a textile expert on the Antiques Road Show, now in its fifteenth season.

Ms. Halle has lectured at the Textile Museum, Washington D.C., the Detroit Institute of Art, the Annual Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum, Sotheby's Institute and at various other museums and historical societies across the United States. She serves on the Textile Vetting Committees for numerous fairs including the Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair in London, The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and the International Fine Art and Antiques Fair and The Winter Antiques Show in New York. For the past 15 years, Ms. Halle has organized and published the annual catalogue for Cora Ginsburg LLC, focusing on rare costume, textiles and needlework.In January 2010,The Magazine Antiques featured a dealer profile of Ms. Halle; Cora Ginsburg LLC and Ms. Halle were also the subject of a column in the Antiques section of the New York Times, January 21, 2010.

Michele Majer

Michele Majer has been with Cora Ginsburg LLC as a research associate since 1995. In addition to her work for the gallery, she is an Assistant Professor at The Bard Graduate Center, NY, where she teaches courses in clothing and textile history. Ms. Majer received her BA at Barnard College and her MA at New York University. She was on the curatorial staff at the Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1986–1993. Her publications include: Staging Fashion, 1880-1920:  Jane Hading, Lily Elsie, Billie Burke;  "La Mode à la girafe: Fashion, Culture and Politics in Bourbon Restoration France," in Studies in the Decorative Arts; “La Quatrième Unité: Costume and Fashion in Genre Historique Painting,” in Romance and Chivalry: History and Literature Reflected in Early Nineteenth-Century French Painting; “American Women and French Fashion,” in The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789–1815; The Wright’s Ferry Mansion: The Collection (contributing author); and Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion (contributing author).  Ms. Majer has lectured on various aspects of clothing history throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and is a contributor to the yearly Cora Ginsburg catalogue. She also serves on the English and Continental Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Vetting Committee at The Winter Antiques Show.

Michelle Majer
Billy DeGregorio

Billy DeGregorio has been with the gallery since 2012 as a research assistant. He writes for the annual Cora Ginsburg catalogue and is currently a PhD candidate at the Bard Graduate Center in New York, where he studies eighteenth-century material culture, the history of the haute couture, collectors, and the historiography of fashion exhibitions in the United States. He has contributed to the exhibition catalogues Scaasi: American Couturier (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2010), Staging Fashion, 1880-1920: Jane Hading, Lily Elsie, Billie Burke (Bard Graduate Center, 2012), Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Bard Graduate Center, 2013), and Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s (Fashion Institute of Technology, 2014). When not at the gallery, he works as a conservation technician and research assistant at the Museum of the City of New York, most recently working on the exhibition Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced.

Billy DeGregorio
Martina D'Amato

Martina D'Amato joined Cora Ginsburg LLC in 2015. She is a doctoral candidate at the Bard Graduate Center studying Renaissance decorative arts, revivalism, and the history of collecting in France and Italy. She writes for the annual Cora Ginsburg catalogue and has contributed to the following publications: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Bard Graduate Center, 2013), Visualizing 19th-Century New York (Bard Graduate Center, 2014), and The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design (2015). She regularly writes for Art & Antiques Magazine and curates independently. Most recently, she was curatorial assistant at the Bard Graduate Center on the exhibitions Visualizing 19th-Century New York (2014), The Interface Experience: Forty Years of Personal Computing (2015) and Design by the Book: Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli tu (2017).

Martina D'Amato

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