• Creel and Gow

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    by Tucker Chet Markus

    There is a brownstone on 70th Street and Lexington Avenue that houses the world.

    Creel and Gow was established in October 2012 by entrepreneur Jamie Creel and Sotheby’s sculpture aesthete Christopher Gow. What has emerged from their union is an entirely one-of-a-kind accumulation of the natural world’s finest art. To cross the threshold of this place is to encounter the exotic. Inside is a collection of exquisite objects from depths of prehistoric oceans, 19th century Parisian ateliers, swaying jungle treetops—a museum of natural creation, though here, these pieces are meant to be brought home.

    A fossilized Sea Lily from the Jurassic Period (a time when North America and Africa were one stretch of land), $20,000; a Peacock whose ornate tail feathers plunge down its back, $3,000; elaborate statuettes hand-carved out of Moose antlers, $200; a black-and-white-striped rug that once roamed South African plains, $3,500—here, the face of Mother Nature is painted upon every portrait, carved into every sculpture.

    New York is a place filled by every corner of the earth, but at Creel and Gow, Earth fills a corner of New York—in a brownstone on 70th and Lex.

    Aug 12, 2013 | Permalink (5) Total Comments

    closet confections left a comment on 9/6/2013 at 1:21 PM:

    this store looks amazing.  i love interesting little shops like this.  i’ll definitely try to swing by over the weekend.  thanks for the recommendation.

    Gregory Tenenbaum left a comment on 9/2/2013 at 6:32 AM:

    Proof that the UES is still King. Proof that there is a God. Proof that ... this is just awesome.

    Worldoyster left a comment on 9/1/2013 at 6:42 AM:

    This looks like a great store!! I will have to go visit next time I am in NYC.

    khordkutta left a comment on 8/31/2013 at 9:13 AM:

    Great Post, Very interesting store.  Thanks for the info.

    George left a comment on 8/30/2013 at 11:01 PM:

    The perennial question: Where do they find all this stuff?