On Friday, July 19, interior designer Steven Gambrel will help kick-off this summer’s East Hampton Antiques Show with a preview party that offers patrons an early opportunity to buy antiques and decorative items for the home and garden—from vintage rattan and bamboo furniture to Art Deco and Modern furniture.
“Every year I look forward to the East Hampton Antiques Show where I’m a part of a community of eager collectors and dealers,” said Gambrel, who was chosen as honorary chair of the event.
On Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21 the show will open to the public with more than 55 antique dealers, housed in elegant white tents arranged across the great lawns of the bucolic Mulford grounds. This historic 3.5-acre property features a restored 17th century farmhouse as well as several barns and outbuildings that are among the oldest on eastern Long Island.
Opening night cocktail party 2012
Booth at the 2012 East Hampton Antiques Show
Twenty-five A-list interior designers who work in the Hamptons are also supporting this year’s show on the Designers Committee. This list includes Robert Arnold, John Barman, Kelly Graham, John Bjornen, Mario Buatta, Barbara Dixon, Arthur Dunnam, Jed Johnson, Mark Epstein, Thomas Fleming, Kevin Hart, Noel Jeffrey, David Kleinberg, Tonin MacCallum, Shelley McBee, Joan McGivern, Jeffrey Parker, Inctom Samet, Nathan Wold, Scott Sanders, Tom Scheerer, David Scott, Sharon Simonaire, Robert Stilin, Peter Van Hattum, Marshall Watson and Charlotte Moss.
Show hours are Saturday, July 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with an early buying hour at 9:00 a.m. On Sunday the show is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tickets for the Friday night cocktail party start at $150 per person and enable return visits the following days. Junior Tickets (age 40 and under) are priced at $100. All proceeds benefit the East Hampton Historical Society and tickets can be purchased by calling 631-324-6850 or by email.