| Sep 24, 2013 |
Top ten upcoming antiques shows not to miss
By Staff

This fall, antiques dealers are gearing up to show their finds to designers and collectors alike at 10 major shows taking place from New York to Los Angeles and even across the pond. Read on to see which ones might be coming to your neck of the woods.

Lauritzen Antique & Garden Show, Omaha, Nebraska—September 26 – 29

The Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show is entering its 10th year bringing experts in antiques, gardening, and the various fields of design and art to Omaha. The weekend kicks off Thursday with an evening Patron Preview Party, and continues with lectures and luncheons by notables including Carolyne Roehm, Kathryn Ireland, Eddie Ross and Danielle Rollins.

In the past eight years, the show has hosted more than 40,000 enthusiasts and raised more than $3.8 million to benefit the Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha's Botanical Center, and its educational programs.  For a complete schedule of events and to purchase tickets, click here.

Marburger Farm Antique Show, Round Top, Texas—October 1 – 5

With 350 antiques dealers on 43 acres of land, a small town farm boasts an extraordinary range of antiques, including architectural, English, French, Continental, Asian, industrial, garden, Americana, fine art, painted furniture, jewelry, and textiles for this semi-annual show.

 “Early Buying Tuesday” offers shoppers a chance to purchase before the crowds pour in. The show will host a book signing with famed author Rachel Ashwell of Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic and new Marburger Farm staff blogger Theresa Cano.

Marburger Farm will be the Round Top home for Dwell with Dignity, a Dallas non-profit group of interior designers using design to help families escape poverty and homelessness. Antiques exhibitors and shoppers will have an opportunity throughout the show to donate antiques to be sold at the upcoming Dwell with Dignity Thrift Studio "Pop Up Shop.”

Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, London—October 1 – 6

The Decorative Fair is a thrice-yearly specialist event offering unusual English and European antiques, original 20th century designs and works of art from all periods to the present day. Around 140 exhibitors offer a broad range of both fine quality and affordable pieces for inspired interiors, in the relaxed surroundings of leafy Battersea Park—just over the River Thames from Sloane Square and Knightsbridge.

Award-winning interior designer Alidad will be giving a free talk ‘Decorating with Antiques & Antique Textiles’ on Wednesday, October 2 at 6:00 p.m., followed by a pre-publication book signing of his new tome Alidad: The Timeless Home.

Key exhibitors include: Antiques by Design, John Bird, Paola Bazzoli, Robin Cox, Michael Chugg, C20C, Brookes-Smith, DJ Green Antiques, Simon Hall Shipping, Linda Jackson Antique Silver, Nick Jones, Holly Johnson, James Miles, Shane Meredith and Maison Artefact.

Los Angeles Antiques Art + Design Show—October 9 – 13

The 18th annual Los Angeles Antiques, Art + Design Show (LAAADS) returns this year from October 9 – 13 and will serve as the first weekend-long event at the new 30,000 s.f. 3Labs Studio in the Hayden Tract neighborhood, part of the arts district of Culver City.

As part of the opening celebration, the Decorative Arts and Design Council will honor husband and wife team Annie Kelly and Tim Street-Porter with LACMA’s prestigious Design Leadership Award.

Also new to the 2013 show is an exclusive national media partnership with the Hearst Design Group—Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Veranda magazines. The partnership will incorporate unique programming and design industry integration into the three-day event recognized by BizBash as one of the top ten art and design events on the west coast.

Events include Design LA hosted by 1stdibs on Friday, October 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Join top designers Eric Cohler, Cliff Fong, Mary McDonald, Charlotte Moss and Kelly Wearstler as they share lively, informative and entertaining stories from their unique paths to success, in conversation with Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group.

The Genesis of Great Design on Saturday, September 12 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Join Karen Marx, executive director of home furnishings for ELLE DÉCOR, in an intimite discussion on fashion in the home and design inspirations with interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks and Mark Wiesmayr, design director of AG.

Key exhibitors include Cline Fine Art, William Cook Antiques, J.R. Richards, Pamela, Inner Gardens, Dragonette Ltd., The Ames Gallery and Vintage European Posters.

Alongside returning sponsor 1stdibs, Donghia is a first time sponsor of this year's show.

AVENUE Antiques, Art & Design at the Armory Show, New York City—October 9 – 13

The AVENUE show will fill The Park Avenue Armory with the finest inventory from over 55 top dealers from across the globe this fall. This year's show includes a notable selection of European and American Fine Art from the 1800s through 2013, including pieces from Modern Masters Picasso, Braque, Chagall, Calder, and Lichtenstein from leading dealers, such as Waterhouse & Dodd, Michael Borghi Fine Art, Bridgehampton Fine Art, Arcadia Contemporary, Daphne Alazraki Fine Art, and Lawrence Fine Art

Painting and Sculpture will be seen alongside Vintage and Contemporary Photography; American and European Furnishings from the 17th Century to Art Déco and Mid-Century Modern; Estate and Fine Jewelry; Silver; Porcelain; Rugs & Tapestries; and much more. 

The show also offers a full program of original lectures and events that enhance the shopping and collecting experience. Design expert, author and TODAY Show contributor Susanna Salk will moderate a "Best in Show" panel discussion with top decorators sharing details about their favorite finds. On Friday, October 11, the New York School of Design will host a "Design Day," featuring lectures by Geoffrey Bradfield, Mario Buatta, Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, Sandra Nunnerly, Vicente Wolf and more.

For a complete schedule of events, visit the website. Images of hundreds of offerings can be previewed on the show's Pinterest boards.

San Francisco Antiques Show—October 23 – 27

The SFFAS offers a vetted selection of some 60 international specialists in a range of high-end art and antiques collecting areas. San Francisco resident and Bay Area native Kitty Margolis will serve as Honorary Chair with an elite band of committee members led by Co-Chairs Michele Goss and Adrianna Pope Sullivan

This year’s focus ties in with 80th Anniversary of the end of Prohibition, and the transforming design movement that went with that era. The show launches with a preview gala on Wednesday, October 23rd, as always, with 100% of proceeds going to Enterprise for High School Students, a non-profit that engages and empowers Bay Area high school students to develop skills for their future through job readiness training, employment, and career exploration.

On Thursday, October 24, the show opens for its four day run. Guests will be welcomed by a captivating installation, designed by renowned San Francisco-based architect Andrew Skurman along with decorative painter Willem Racke. The loan exhibition curated by Maria Santangelo and Holland Lynch will display art deco items that show the inspiration the movement had across many genres.

International Fine Art & Antiques Dealer Show, New York City—October 25 – 31

The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show, founded in 1989, was New York's first vetted fair and attracts leading international dealers with a selection of superb works of art, featuring antiquities to contemporary art.  Categories represented include arms and armor, bronzes, rare books, carpets, ethnographica, furniture, garden furniture, glass, jewelry, maps, manuscripts, marine artefacts, pictures, porcelain, pottery and sculpture. Sixty-seven of the world’s top dealers converge at the Park Avenue Armory for the dynamic event that collectors, museum curators, interior designers and art lovers anticipate all year long. All items are for sale under the strictest vetting conditions.

Fine Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia, London—November 4 – 10

The Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia, now in its 23rd year, is supported by the UK’s top trade associations, the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers (LAPADA), and every exhibitor has been approved by a panel of experts including some of the UK’s leading dealers in their field. A collectors’ preview will kick off the fair on Monday, November 3 from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Which has attracted previous attendees have included Bono, Claudia Schiffer, Jemima Khan, Jools Holland, Jasper Conran, Bryan Ferry, Nicky Haslam, Kay Saatchi, Sir Paul Smith, Sir David Tang and Sir Peter Blake.

The fair provides unrivalled choice for collectors, decorators and international visitors alike, offering both the traditional to the quirky from over 30 disciplines including furniture, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, textiles, silver and glass.

Key exhibitors include Alexandra Alfandary, Atelier Ltd., Nicholas Bagshawe Fine Art, Cambridge Fine Art, Phillip Carol, Sue Brown, Guy Dennler Antiques, Elford Fine Art, Claudia Hill at Ellison Fine Art, Callie Hollenden, My Family Silver and Mary Wise Antiques.

Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show—November 7 – 11

The fourth annual Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will take place once again in the heart of Dallas’ retail and design epicenter, transforming the Dallas Market Hall into the most luxurious event in the area when it returns this fall.

The show offers a multifaceted experience for collectors, curators and art lovers.—an exquisite array of rare treasures from the last several thousand years, including furniture, American and European silver, major works of art, Asian antiquities, porcelain, rare manuscripts and books, Americana, antique and estate jewelry, glass and textiles.

A highlight of this year's show will be the DIFFA/Dallas Designer Showcase, curated by local interior designer John Bobbitt. The exhibit will feature five room vignettes created by Bobbitt and other top interior designers, including Cathy Kincaid, Ike Isehour, Joe Minton, and John Marrs. The designers will utilize fine art, furniture and decorative accessories from exhibitors in the show to create beautiful spaces that exemplify how antiques integrate into today's lifestyles.

The Salon: Art + Design, New York City—November 14 – 18

The SALON will feature 53 leading international dealers exhibiting the finest examples of modern painting and sculpture, design, Asian and African art, photography, and decorative arts—from 1890 to contemporary.

Over half of the dealers are members of the prestigious Syndicat National des Antiquaires, many of whom will be exhibiting in New York for the first time.

Key exhibitors include Adrian Sassoon, Barry Friedman Ltd., Cernuda Arte, Friedman Benda, Mark McDonald, Mary Ryan Gallery, Lucas Ratton, Joan B. Mirviss, Ltd. and Galerie Beres.

Proceeds from the gala preview evening will benefit Kips Bay, whose mission is to improve and enhance the quality of life for young people, between ages 6-18.

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