Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Metro Show was a dazzling and impressive event beautifully staged by top dealers from nearby as well as faraway places. Full of energy and creativity provided by the knowledgeable, enthusiastic specialists in art and antiques, this event is a welcome breath of fresh air, replacing the show formerly sponsored by the Museum of American Folk Art. The show has come into its own under the guidance of a professional team of organizers, retaining the best of past shows plus making new additions and greatly expanding the antiques and art show experience. Each of the various January show events in NYC has its own distinct, unique look and feel - this one is up there with the best.
Monday, January 28, 2013
A big event in antiques and the arts week in New York City is opening day at the Antiques at the Armory Show near Gramercy Park. This Stella managed winter extravaganza did not disappoint. Always exciting and energetic, the event was jammed with visitors from all over the country, eagerly checking out the fantastic line-up of wares from some of the highest quality dealers in the business. This show differs from many others in that it has elegance, charm, and glamour at, if you look carefully, affordable prices. Here are some of our favorites.
|The textiles in Michelle Fox's extensive collection never fail to cause a stir, particularly with her patriotic items including historic flags and antique quilts, all in pristine condition.|
|OK, so you wanted to be in shoe business? Sorry, couldn't resist, but this giant shoe in beautiful blue paint, presumably a trade sign for a shoe store, was irresistible in the booth of our old friends, Judy and Jim Milne, NYC.|
Two killer hooked rugs and an architectural bird house in old white paint were just part of the knockout display presented by Jewett-Berdan Antiques, New Castle, ME.
|A striking Art Deco-style 4-panel screen painted by renowned painter and architect Richard Haas in 1983 becomes a chic abstract architectural element in the treasure filled booth of our pals, Joan and Harvey Weng.|
Monday, January 21, 2013
One of the best things about New York City is - if it's January 17, 2013 - how easy it is to jump in a taxi and in 10 minutes or so you are at 1st Dibs' 5th Avenue digs sipping cocktails in celebration of designer Eric Cohler's new book, Cohler on Design. Ace photographer Blanche Greenstein caught Financial analyst Dawn Wright and me checking out the glorious photographs of rooms created by the well known designer, whose fabrics are currently enjoyed in The White House. The amazing honcho of 1st Dibs, Michael Bruno, once again showed his high style as the sponsor of the very festive event.