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WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW: REVOLUTION & EVOLUTION

Regarded as the most prestigious art and antiques fair in the United States, the Winter Antiques Show features exceptional collections from 70 of the world’s top fine and decorative arts exhibitors. “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,” says Holland Cotter of The New York Times. The show stands out for its breadth of exquisite collections from around the world, with exhibitors specializing in Americana, English, European and Asian fine and decorative arts.

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The 2017 Winter Antiques Show, now in its 63rd year, brings together new and established collectors, curators, dealers and designers. The four 2017 Honorary Design Chairs, all of whom were recently named to Architectural Digest’s AD100, include Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson of Drake/Anderson, Celerie Kemble and Miles Redd.

This year’s featured loan exhibition highlights America’s early history with Revolution & Evolution, from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, one of the art museums of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Featuring the finest examples of her collection, the Show will honor Mrs. Rockefeller, an early female folk art collector, as well as a strong proponent of folk art preservation. The Show has curated the exhibition to reflect the periods and trends of collecting for not only Mrs. Rockefeller, but for the American arts in general. Featured works include ceramics, drawings, paintings, furniture, and needlework, created by everyday people from the 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century.

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The Show runs from January 20-29, 2017 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Net proceeds from the Winter Antiques Show benefit the local organization East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization in the South Bronx. DECASO is proud to be a sponsor of this important event. For more information on the Winter Antiques Show, and to purchase tickets, visit their website.

Photography courtesy of the Winter Antiques Show