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Elegance On Display With the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 12, 2018

The Winter Antiques Show is your chance to see a wonderful variety of objects from the decorative and fine arts. This year’s group of over 65 dealers and experts will be presenting items that come with a guarantee that each has been carefully screened for authenticity, date, and condition.

Hector Guimard, Fireplace and Chimney Piece; stoneware; 74 x 55 in.; France (c. 1900); courtesy of Jason Jacques Gallery.

Although each booth has many beautiful items on display, we have to say one of our favorites is that of Stephen & Carol Huber, dealers who specialize in antique needlework and textile accessories of the 17th — 19th centuries. The selection on view is always interesting and their enthusiasm is a pleasure. They and all the participants in the Winter Antiques Show are happy to explain and recommend ways to learn more about the works.

Teotihuacan, Ceremonial Mask; Hard Stone; H: 8 3/4 in.; Teotihuacan, 250-450 CE; courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art.

Another feature of this ten day show is a space set aside to highlight an American arts institution. This year’s loan exhibition, Collecting for the Commonwealth/Preserving for the Nation: Celebrating a Century of Art Patronage, 1919 – 2018, comes from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. VMFA specializes in examples of American fine and decorative arts as well as objects that inspired some of the best artists and artisans in the US. There will be over 45 examples from the museum’s collection on display, giving show goers the chance to experience a superlative level of aesthetic taste and beauty.

The show runs at the Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue, between 66th and 67th Streets) from Friday January 19 through Sunday, January 28, 2018. For general information click here.

 

René Buthaud, Monumental Lidded Vase; Earthenware; 38 x 15 x 10 in.; France (c. 1928); courtesy of Jason Jacques Gallery.

Hours:

Open daily: 12pm-8pm

Sunday and Thursday: 12pm-6pm

Tuesday: 12pm-4pm

Ticket Price:

One Day Ticket: $25

To purchase tickets for entry click here.

Retro gold bracelet of ribbon loop design with alternating smooth and fluted links in 18k Gold; 6 7/8 x 3/4 in.; France (circa 1940); courtesy of Kentshire Galleries.

 

Cover: 18K Gold and platinum diamond ring; diameter of top 22mm; France (circa 1950); accompanied by a certificate of authentication by Françoise Cailles; courtesy of Kentshire Galleries.


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