A sunny, cold Sunday seemed like a great time to visit the Winter Antiques Show in NYC, a benefit event for East Side House Settlement now in its 57th year. Upscale vendors from around the world display premium pieces from their collections — and if you need to ask the price, you can't afford it! As I browsed and surreptitiously took photos with my iphone, I pretended the prices were not in the stratosphere and searched for livable pieces I would love to bring home for myself or a lucky client.
I can't decide if I love these heads, or if they would scare me if I walked down the stairs in the middle of the night.
This turnpike sign is incredible.
There apparently was a time when children stood still long enough to have portraits painted:
Love the shape of this octagonal table, which I'm sure has a fancier name than "table":
When I am gone, please store my ashes in this 1st century AD Roman cinerary urn:
A nearly life-size, stone Khmer goddess torso, for that empty corner in your living room. So beautiful!
For the first time at this show, a new feature called "Designing with Antiques". Three designers presented rooms incorporating antiques into "real life" rooms. Apologies for the poor quality of these pictures:
A bedroom by Harry Heissmann:
A dining room by Eileen Kathryn Boyd; love the Elkins chairs:
Price aside, how do you feel about incorporating antiques into your home?