Hundreds of dealers, collectors, and connoisseurs have descended on New York to participate in the city’s antiques season that begins this week with the New York Ceramics Fair, the American Antiques Show, and the 56th Annual Winter Antiques Show. In anticipation, we’ve updated our online Store with selections from several exhibiting dealers, offering a small taste of the diversity and quality that can be found at these shows. Be sure to take a look!
Those with limited budgets will still find plenty to discover, as browsing at antiques shows is almost as much fun as buying. Special loan exhibitions, such as Colonial to Modern: A Century of Collecting at Historic New England at the Winter Antiques Show, and Art in Clay: Masterworks of North Carolina Earthenware at the New York Ceramics Fair highlight special collections, and daily lectures and special events explore subjects ranging from the market for folk art to the China trade in Canton. For more information and related links check our online Calendar.
Images from above: Half Spotted Cat by Bill Traylor (Just Folk); Gilded silver and enamel beaker by Feodor Ruckert (John Atzbach Antiques); Spring, Chenango Valley by Jasper Francis Cropsey (Questroyal Fine Art); “Juvenile Diversion” silk embroidery by Nancy Battelle (M. Finkel & Daughter); and Busy Winter Day, Tremont and Park Streets by Arthur Clifton Goodwin (Vose Galleries of Boston).