About

 

In our fine art and antique gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts you will find wonderful works of fine art, original drawings and paintings by Norman Rockwell, antiques, folk art and other collectibles for sale.  Fine art and antiques may be found on our website although the collection is constantly changing.  If you see fine art and antiques  you like, please call us, and if you are in Berkshire County please stop in for a visit.

 

The Charles Flint Fine Art & Antiques Gallery has been in operation since 1978.  In the early days the focus was on Antiques and American Folk Art.  In the ensuing years Charlie’s business grew to include Shaker Furniture (he became one of the leading Shaker furniture dealers in the country) and American and European 18th and 19th century fine art paintings, including paintings and drawings by Norman Rockwell.  His many years of close collaboration with the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA allowed him to build a unique expertise in Norman Rockwell and his art so that he is now a regular authenticator for the Museum.  Not finished growing in fine art and antiques, Charles Flint has expanded more recently into 20th Century and Latin American art.

 

The Team:


Charlie & Joy 0Charles Flint – Owner

Charles Flint’s collecting passion started with antique bottles he found in  local cellar holes as a boy growing up in Lee MA.  His passion for  collecting has never subsided but the scope has grown exponentially!   In the following forty eight years Charles Flint has built a thriving fine art  and antique business, carefully studying and researching each new area of interest so that today he has both a broad and deep understanding of the fine art and antique market.

Charles Flint is very involved in the local community and has, over the years, sat on the boards of many local historical museums and institutes such as The Lenox Historical Society, Mount Lebanon New York Shaker Village (where he was Director for three years), The Berkshire Museum, Recording for the Blind, and the Antique Bottle Association.  He currently sits on the board of the Bidwell House in Monterey MA, Arrowhead Museum (Berkshire Historical Society) and the Lee Bank Advisory Board.  His fine art and antique appraisal and authentication services have also been used by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Hancock Shaker Village, Edith Wharton Restoration (The Mount), the Clark Institute of Art Conservatory in Williamstown MA, Insurance companies, and of course many countless private customers.

Charles Flint is a leading fine art appraiser and authenticator of original works of art by Norman Rockwell and he has built one of the largest private collections of photographs of Norman Rockwell’s life in the Berkshires.

Charles Flint is a member of the New England Appraisers Association in good standing. As a certified appraiser, Charles Flint can give you a clear idea of what your fine art, antiques or treasures are worth and how best to handle them.  In addition to appraisals for important private collectors, insurance companies, banks and estates, Charles Flint has also done appraisal and authentication work for:

  • Norman Rockwell Museum*
  • Berkshire Museum
  • Arrowhead (Berkshire Historical Society)
  • Berkshire Museum
  • Berkshire Athenaeum
  • Clark Institute of Art Conservatory
  • Edith Wharton Restoration (The Mount)
  • Bidwell House Museum
  • Hancock Shaker Village
  • Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village
  • and many other historical societies and libraries.
* Charles Flint authenticates works of art by Norman Rockwell

As a collector and fine art and antique dealer, Charles Flint is always on the hunt for fine art, antiques, folk art, glass or other collectibles   And recipes!  He loves to cook and share his latest creations with friends and family.  Charles Flint has six adult children and lives with his wife Joy in Lenox, MA.

 

Joy Flint

Joy Flint joined the Gallery in 2004.   In addition to helping customers with their fine art and antique purchase decisions, Joy Flint manages all aspects of the Gallery’s fine art and antique appraisal business as well as inventory management and on-line fine art and antique listings for the new CharlesFlint.com web site.

Joy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of Art.  Joy raised her two adult children in the Berkshires.  Charlie and Joy were married in 2002.

 

Tonio Palmer

Tonio joined the Gallery last year and focuses primarily on fine art sales.  He has had a life-long interest in fine art and is now able to marry this interest with his business background.  Tonio spent four years as director of Marketing, Language and Culture Programs, at the Lauder Institute, Wharton’s dual degree MBA/MA program at the University of Pennsylvania.  He launched his first company in 2000 to bring German companies to the US.  Notable ventures included a German language TV channel called GermanTV and IOSONO Inc., a revolutionary audio technology where he was their first CEO.  Prior Tonio spent seven years in Germany working for W.L. Gore and Hill-Rom.

Tonio is the founder and president of Carowik Inc., makers of the Wizzy Wrap™, an innovative way to wrap gifts with fabrics (www.wizzywrap.com)

Tonio is a graduate of Bowdoin College and holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies as a graduate of the Lauder Institute.  He speaks German and Portuguese and lives with his wife and three children in the beautiful Berkshires.

 

 

NancyNancy Plantz – Office Manager 

Meet Nancy, the newest member of our team! Nancy has spent the last 20 years in the Berkshires, raising two girls and working in the Healthcare and other industries. Most recently Nancy was the office manager at the venerable Lenox Club handling special events, back office and customer service. At the Gallery she is responsible for keeping us organized, the bills paid, and the place running smoothly. We are all looking forward to putting her organizational skills to use!

A native of New York City, Nancy attended  Pace University.  Nancy is an avid swimmer and active volunteer in the Pittsfield school system.

 

 

 

 

Arline Reilly

A lifelong interest in fine art and antiques brought Arline Reilly to work in the shop on Saturdays.  She spends the rest of her time creating and maintaining many beautiful gardens as “Arline Reilly, Garden Artist.”