New York Winter Antiques Show
Those of you visiting New York this January are in luck because as can be expected this fabulous American city has a jam-packed full agenda of exciting things to do. In the city that sleeps everything is the biggest and the best, and the activities on offer the most varied the reason for which this city is such a popular tourist destination for visitors coming from all over the world. One of the events lined up for this January is the New York Winter Antiques Show to slowly ease everyone into the new year and taking place from the 21st the 30th of January.
This year’s event comprises the 57th edition of this prestigious antiques show in America, and features “the best of the best” antiquities from the 60s. Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the Show provides curators, established collectors, dealers, design professionals and first-time buyers with opportunities to view and purchase exceptional pieces showcased by 75 exhibitors. One-third of the Show’s exhibitors are specialists in Americana, with the rest featuring English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts.
Thus, visitors to this fair can expect all sorts of items on offer ranging from ancient roman glass to mid-century Modern items, and every object exhibited at the Winter Antiques Show is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of 160 experts from the United States and Europe so purchasers may buy with confidence.
In addition, the Winter Antiques Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community resource in the South Bronx. East Side House’s programs focus on education and technology as gateways out of poverty and as the keys to economic opportunity. All revenues from the show’s general admissions and the net proceeds from the preview parties and other events go to East Side House and contribute substantially to its private philanthropic budget.
Various events will be celebrated alongside the antiques exhibitions such as the opening night party on Thursday the 20th of January including a glamorous evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the "best of the best" in fine and decorative arts, in addition to an exciting evening for young collectors, as well as art and design enthusiasts again featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a private viewing of the show, and an exclusive "Meet the Designers" reception with New York’s most illustrious interior designers and Wendy Goodman, Design Editor of New York magazine, amongst other exciting activities lined up in the Winter Antique Fair.
Admission to the fair is 20 dollars (includes the catalogue), so if you fancy browsing some fine antiques and attending some of the prestigious events lined up then head down to the New York Winter Antiques Fair because you never know what you might find.