Vetting

Vetting is the process which aims to authenticate works of art and antiques. Every object available for purchase 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 vettors' expertise ensure that buyers can purchase with confidence.

The 29 vetting committees at the Winter Antiques Show include:

20th Century Decorative Arts and Design
Aesthetic Movement and Arts & Crafts Furniture and Decorative Arts
American Ceramics and Glass
American Folk Art
American Painted Furniture and Decorative Arts
American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture
American Period Furniture and Decorative Arts
Antiquities (with Lithic, Pre-Columbian, African, Oceanic, and Tribal Art)
Arms and Armour
Asian Works of Art
Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, and Illuminated Manuscripts
Carpets and Rugs
Chinese Export Porcelain and Decorative Arts
Clocks
Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts
English Furniture and Decorative Arts
English and Continental Ceramics, Glass, and Enamels
English and Continental Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture
Frames
Garden Ornament
Antique Jewelry, Fabergé, Minatures, and Snuffboxes
Native American Art
Nautical Art
Prints, Photographs, Maps, and Antique Wallpaper
Silver and Metalwork
Metals and Lighting
Textiles and Needlework