Prized Possessions at the Winter Antiques Show in New York
Courtesy of Park Avenue Armory
It’s rare to pair a 19th-century tiara worn by Queen Victoria and designed by Prince Albert with a 20th-century shooting-gallery target in the shape of a clown. But for the New York Winter Antiques Show (January 24 to February 2), which celebrates its 60th anniversary Diamond Jubilee this year, all bets are off when it comes to showcasing choice period pieces.
Held at the Park Avenue Armory, the country’s most distinguished antiques display presents exceptional works collected by 73 renowned experts in American, English, European and Asian fine and decorative arts. Highlights include a radiating Edwardian diamond sunburst brooch by Tiffany & Co., a Brazilian chaise longue designed by Joaquim Tenreiro and Venetian glass by Carlo Scarpa, plus a collection of items on loan from the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. All net proceeds from the show support East Side House Settlement (eastsidehouse.org), a nonprofit that provides social services to residents of the South Bronx.
“It will be a very exciting celebratory event,” says chairman Arie Kopelman. “A must-attend not only for collectors but also for anyone who is at all interested in antiques and the arts.” 643 Park Ave.; 718-292-7392; winterantiquesshow.com.