Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Photos courtesy of The Winter Antiques Show

The end of January is approaching, which means interior designers and collectors are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 59th Winter Antiques Show. Every year, the Park Avenue Armory at 66th Street and Park Avenue gets transformed for one of the most important antique shows of the season.  Everyone looks forward to the loan exhibition, which this year comes from Newport's Preservation Society. With a collection 60 items strong that comes from over eight historic Newport manses, like The Elms and The Breakers, the exhibit is always beautifully executed.  That being said, the chance to attend an antique show as highly vetted and museum-quality as this is a chance to train your eye. Whether you are an aspiring interior designer, passionate about antiques or an expert, this is a chance to get up close and personal with the treasured artifacts and get the historical background and provenance of pieces that are similar if not identical to those rarities found in the best museum collections.
 If you fall into one of these categories, I am so pleased to be able to offer one lucky winner a  pair of tickets to attend the Young Collectors Night, the evening of January 31st. It is a chance to mix and mingle with the best and brightest interior designer committee of over 70 designers, and walk the show. The evening benefits a stellar NY charity, The East Side Settlement House and along with Wendy Goodman of New York Magazine, le tout New York's design community will be there. Just answer the question: "What antique would you select for your own personal design statement?" by selecting a piece from the assortment below. Then let me know your choice in the comments section of this blog post, comment to a Facebook post here,  Tweet @stylebeat and then  re-pin to it selection of photos  on this Pinterest board over the next three days and I will post the winner the day before the event!

Robert Young Antiques. Exceptional Pair of Sabre Legged Painted Metal Chairs of Classic Regency Style, with Fine Decoratively Painted Details . "X" Form Backs with Central Disc Pattern. American. c. 1815. 34 in. h. x 19 1/2 in. w. x 22 in. d.

Hyde Park Antiques. A Pair of George III Giltwood Mirrors. c. 1775. 54 1/2 in. h. x 27 in. w.

Roger Keverne Limited. A rare cloisonné enamel vase decorated with flowers and butterflies. Ming dynasty (16th-17th century). 13 in. h.

Maison Gerard Talossel and red mirrored glass sunburst mirror. Atelier of Line Vautrin

Derek Johns Ltd. Jean-Baptiste Pillement (1728-1808 Lyon). Chinoiserie, a couple on a boat departing from a shore where a child stands. Oil on canvas.


Anonymous said...

I would take the Pair of George III Giltwood Mirrors. I would love to put them each over a console table flanking the entrance to a room with some great wallpaper to show them off!

missmoffett said...

My design statement selection has to be those gorgeous giltwood mirrors. Stunning!

Danielle Armstrong said...

I would choose the enamel vase from Roger Keverne Limited as my personal design statement! Love all the colors in it!

xo, Danielle
Tilton Fenwick

Anonymous said...

I would love to have the American Regency painted metal chairs.They are delicate looking but very strong, exceptionally elegant and fine and will have a subtle presence in a room of any style. I like metal furniture; it works well with wood,stone,plastic and soft furnishings altogether

Tania Vartan said...

I vote for the Pair of Sabre Legged Painted Metal Chairs of Classic Regency Style, with Fine Decoratively Painted Details. Beautiful.

Marybeth said...

Those metal chairs are lovely! Klismos style with an X detail on the back splat...and the painted finish---gor-gee-ous!

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Marisa/Stylebeat said...

Thank you all for sharing your favorite and I hope you have had a chance to visit the show!