The Winter Antiques Show marks its 60th year as the most prestigious antiques show in America, featuring the “best of the best” from antiquities through the 1960s. 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 73 exhibitors. One-third of the Show's exhibitors are specialists in Americana, with the rest featuring English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts.
"This fair is multiplicitous in ways that few others are anymore...with an ardent mix-it-up spirit that was once called eclectic and is now called postmodern."
—Holland Cotter, The New York Times
From ancient Roman glass through mid-century Modern, 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. The strict vetting regulations and the vettors' expertise ensure that buyers can purchase with confidence.
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 East Side House and contribute substantially to its private philanthropic budget. No part of sales made by exhibitors is received by East Side House.
The show is co-chaired by Arie L. Kopelman, Lucinda Ballard, and Michael Lynch.
There is a cafe on the Show Floor that is catered by Canard.
Wheelchair access is via the Lexington Avenue entrance.
Because of large crowds at the Show on the weekends, baby strollers are not permitted on weekends. This regulation protects the child's safety.
For security reasons, the public is required to check all bags, backpacks, large purses, shopping bags, briefcases, tote bags, and any other item deemed too large by Security.
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