What is The Portfolio?

"I've never met anyone quite like him, or seen anything like this, in my nearly half-century of work experience. James' selections include an eclectic array of paintings and sculpture which are varied and breathtaking - yet connected by one common theme - exceptional taste." - Peter Smith

The Pantages Portfolio is a previously unknown, extraordinary collection of over 600 paintings, sculptures, and fine art selections. It was curated over four decades by James Pantages, a lifetime Massachusetts South Shore resident. As Pantages downsizes for retirement, this collection has lovingly been put in the hands of Peter and Judy Smith for professional cataloging and deassessioning.  The Smiths are well known Boston area antique and fine arts experts and co-owners of The Plymouth Exchange.  Peter hosts "The Antiques Airshow" radio program on 95.5 FM WATD every Saturday at 10am.

Through early September, 2018, Judy and Peter will be preparing the Pantages Portfolio for sale.   Items from the collection will be available for purchase in The Plymouth Exchange galleries starting on Friday, September 28th, 2018. The Smith will be hosting a invitation-only gallery preview celebration on Thursday evening, September 27th at The Plymouth Exchange.  Please click here for more information about that event.

This collection is outstanding in so many ways. According to Peter Smith, "This is truly a brilliantly assembled lifetime collection of art spanning three centuries. Its owner, James Pantages is a quiet, humble man with an absolutely exceptional, self trained eye. This consignor has dedicated his life to acquiring beautiful and special images and his passion for art is equaled only by his eye as evidenced in this important and very special collection."