Wednesday, May 19, 2010

AMY PERLIN, YOU WILL BE MISSED

House and Garden called her the treasure seeker and that she was.

Amy Perlin was known for her unbelievable unerring eye for antiques. She began in Bridgehampton and became the go to resource for incredibly unique and quirky 17th, 18th, and 19th Century Continental furniture and decorative objects with that loved, aged, rustic lived- in look. Her 10,000 square foot showroom space at 306 East 61st Street was artfully arranged with a display of finds, often eclectic, out sized, dramatic pieces from across all corners of Europe. She passed away, and her loss is great. The interior design community hopes her legacy will live on and Amy Perlin Antiques will continue to thrive.

The treasure trove:


22 comments:

Balsamo Antiques and Interior Design said...

she will be missed
beyond belief

already feel
the void
the energy loss

a friend
a collegue
an inspiration

stunned

ray

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

That is so sad. I had never heard of Amy before your posting, but she seems incredibly talented! I would love to explore her showroom. Thanks for sharing.

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

Amy had a great eye and no holds barred attitude. Great loss for design community.

lb said...

I worked for Amy and she was a great woman with great style. She will be missed not only for her talent but especially for her friendship.

Nadine Fatora with Gregga Jordan Smieszny said...

Amy was so dynamic. She had an amazing eye, always offering that unique piece to add to the mix. She was a huge asset to the design community. She will be greatly missed!

Rob said...

I only met Amy recently. As a design aficianado but novice, she was patient, inspiring, blunt, concerned, and encouraging.

I felt as though I'd met friend I'd actually had all my life.

I am in shock at her passing.

Thank you, Amy, for all that you gave me in just a few brief months.

Anonymous said...

Jennings & Rohn Antiques

I remember Amy's first trip to Brimfield...1989
As we were unpacking, she bought every piece that came into her hands...she was so excited !

She loved early things...
She loved the hunt...
she had great taste...
she was a true antiques dealer...

Miss you already Amy.

Dana ;-{

Author said...

This is very sad. I respect what Amy was able to accomplish in her life. She started out in the business with none of the 'givens' and created her own success. She will be missed.

katiedid said...

I was shocked and saddened at the news. She was a giant in the antique and design world. Very sad news indeed.

little augury said...

Her shops were beautiful, the photograph of her here and the article from HG is one of my all time favourites.She had it. The it we all want to have. pgt

Anonymous said...

I'd known Amy for some time, although we hadn't touched base for a few years. I'm terribly shocked to hear of this. Does any one know what happened? Had she been ill? I send my most sympathetic condolences to her family. Amy was a true sweetheart.

Alex

Penelope Bianchi said...

I am so shocked and so sad. When I came from California.....she was #1 on my list! Then; John Rosselli! and Treillage. By the time I left Treillage I needed to rob a bank!

Never had one second of a problem selling all of it within 24 hours.!!

She was so young!!!

Penelope

Anonymous said...

we were very shocked at the news yesterday night. and we are still very sad this morning - a lot of kisses to you amy from france - many thanks for your frienship - isabelle & christophe

Anonymous said...

Such a loss to the antique community. She was a real inspiration to me and most everyone else in the trade.

Does anyone know what happened to Amy? Was she all right?

kim faison said...

oh amy you will be sorely missed. what a bright light and talent in our field. I am so sad to hear the news.RIP

stuart said...

Amy, you have left a void in our lives, your friendship and what we have achieved together will remain forever. Rest in peace with much love from your dear friends Stuart and Nadege

stu perlin said...

Amy left us instantly. She will be forever missed.
Our family wants to thank everyone for their kind wished and words.
Stu

Acanthus and Acorn said...

It's so hard to believe such a great talent is no longer...

Tendenze Design said...

It is a tragedy
She was my inspiration and my mentor
I loved her taste and zeal in finding the antiques
Would always see her in Europe shopping at the same fairs - she was full of life and excited to find such amazing things
That is the image i will always have of her
We all will miss this legend of the antique world
sincere condolences
Andrea

Joe Ruggiero said...

A Design Icon!

Thierry et Daniel said...

Remember. 15 years ago, the first time we met. It has been a bomb of energy and joy and, immediately, we falled in love.
Years after years we have so much worked together! Always you said "I learn a lot from you!", always we said "you make us stronger, we progress thanks to you".
But now, what can we do? The loss is immense.
We feel so angry and furious and broken down and why this life and why this injustice?
Forever, Amy, wherever you may be, our love will supported you.
Daniel et Thierry

Atelier-M Living said...

I am shocked, I used to work in the building and see her all the time. She would get giant deliveries of new goodies and spend all day sorting through them. So sudden and very sad!