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Monday, January 30, 2012

A Tour through the Winter Antiques Show, on the Upper East Side

Antiques show autographs
Photo by myself from the Winter Antiques Show, at the Park Avenue Armory.

The 58th Annual Antiques show wrapped up this weekend, at the Park Avenue Armory. Over fifty exhibitors attended. On display were works of Early American, European and Asian Art, jewelry, manuscripts and furnishings.

Above, a photo from the Kenneth W. Rendell booth, which was filled with autographs from historical figures. Letters and signatures were signed by notables as varied as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Amelia Earhart and Sitting Bull.

Mark and I walked around amongst the mostly Upper East Side crowd. I probably looked disastrous in my yoga pants and sneakers, but I'd left my tweed suit at home, ha. We tried not to draw attention when peeking at the price tags. Some of the objects were art museum quality, with prices well over $250k (!).

The show is held every year at about this time, with tickets at $20. For the Antiques Show site, which includes a link to sign up for their mailing list, click here.

Antiques show autographs
A closer look at the Rendell Gallery booth includes a letter Katherine Hepburn sent to Marlene Dietrich, center.

NY Antiques Show
Mid-century modern furnishings were represented, too, by Hostler Burrows, a store in Tribeca.

Antiques show busts
Italian sculpture was dramatically displayed by the Daniel Katz Gallery, hailing from England.

NY Antiques Show Horse
A stunning carousel horse from the late 19th century displayed at the Giampietro Gallery booth, from Connecticut.

NY Antiques Show Horse
A close up of the horse.

The show was an absolute treat. Mark and I quickly learned that our tastes are pretty expensive, haha. We particularly liked the early-American paintings and objects. I couldn't help but worry about knocking something over by and having to sell my kidney as payback. ;-)

For a look at my photos from last year's show, click here.

Related posts: Handcrafted Objects at the Architectural Digest Design Show, The Camera Van, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and Still Life, Antique Store.


Olivier said...

la galerie de vieilles photos est superbe , cela donne envie de depenser quelques dollars (surement meme beaucoup ;))

s.c said...

I would love to have a peek there.Thanks for showing us.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Love the wall of pictures. Like the post in general but the last picture caught my eye. I am a nut for Danish Modern Furniture. We used to have it but no longer. We got the puffed-up stuff that looks cozy in the store but soon goes flat like expensive mattresses.

biebkriebels said...

Oh, I like that stuff, the old photo's with the letters of the owner...so great to see.

Calogero said...

Nice Italian sculpture and horse :-).

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