De Haagse salon
“De Haagse salon” is an initiative of three specialized Art Nouveau/Art Deco dealers; Jaap Nieuwenhuizen Segaar, Marc Knook (Proportio Divina) and Rachel Reijers (Antes Art 1900). This ‘salon’ is fully inspired by 19th century French so-called ‘salons’.
You are kindly invited to keep a close eye on our web site, for when we organize a new ‘salon’ we will publish it here!
It is always possible to make an appointment for viewing. You can reach us via the application form; ofcourse you can also call us.
We are located near the Peace Palace (Vredespaleis) in The Hague. The objects are shown in a vast gallery of 250 sq. meters, divided over two levels.
You can easily reach the gallery by car or by public transportation.
Art Nouveau Deco
Exceptional objects on view:
A large egg shell porcelain vase of the ‘Rozenburg Den Haag’ factory (an identical one is momentarily on view at the ‘Rijksmuseum’ in Amsterdam. The Rozenburg factory made it’s world wide entry at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. Where everyone was stunned, and spoke of this magical thin porcelain from The Netherlands.
A stylized bronze owl, by the Dutch sculptress Francoise Charlotte Carbasius, is a rare object from a Dutch private collection. This owl is now also to be seen at the “Gemeentemuseum” in The Hague, which has the owl in their
De initiators van De Haagse Salon
Marc Knook, Rachel Reijers en Jaap Nieuwenhuizen Segaar
Marc Knook started his art gallery “Proportio Divina” in 2004. The gallery is located in an Art Nouvau building in Arnhem. Mark specializes in Dutch Art Nouveau earthenware, sculpures ans egg shell porcelain from “Rozenburg Den Haag”. Through his website his art gallery reaches many international clients, amongst whom many private collectors; investors and museums. Every year “Proportio Divina” organizes exhibitions in their own gallery and hithertoo. As for example the sale exhibition “een avond in het museum” (a night in the museum) at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague and ofcourse at the “Haagse Salon’, where he showed his stunning porcelain collection in January and May 2015.
For more than twenty five years Rachel Reijers has been collecting European Art Nouveau and Art Deco, with an emphasis on French art glass from the turn of the 19th to 20th century. French art glass has become her live commitment and love. She started her activities as a professional art dealer in 1988 with her first gallery at the Frederikstraat in The Hague. Soon the shop became to small for her aspirations. She opened a larger gallery at the prestigious Noordeinde, a street known for its antique stores and art galleries and the Royal Palace. After these achievements Mrs. Reijers starts a new approach for her gallery, her clients and herself. Due to the technological developments Antes Art 1900 has now become a virtual gallery but, since January this year, she also partakes in the “Haagse salon”. Her contacts are all over the world, her clients know where to find her.
On regular basis her collection is found on the best of Art fairs. Mrs. Reijers has published several articles on Art Nouveau and Art Deco over the last 20 years. She also studied art history at Leiden university for three years. Her dream would be to organize an exhibition on French art nouveau and art deco glass as a guest curator in one of the leading museums in the Netherlands, so a large public will be able to see the beauty and craftsmanship of the artists of this era.
Jaap Nieuwenhuizen Segaar
Jaap Nieuwenhuizen Segaar is born into a family of Art dealers and started his own in 1988, with an emphasis on the applied arts of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco period.
Jaap is specialized in Austrian and Dutch architectural furniture of the above mentionned periods. For example by Josef Hoffmann; Koloman Moser; Theo Nieuwenhuis; H.P. Berlage and C.A. Lion Cachet.
He is also a renowned furniture restorer.