Wednesday, January 26, 2011

lovely things…spotted at winter antiques show 2011

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.

dealer: Robert Young

This turn­pike sign is incredible.

dealer: Robert Young

There appar­ently was a time when chil­dren stood still long enough to have por­traits painted:

dealer: Old Hope Antiques

Love the shape of this octag­o­nal table, which I'm sure has a fancier name than "table":

dealer: Alfred Bullard

When I am gone, please store my ashes in this 1st cen­tury AD Roman cinerary urn:

dealer: Rupert Wace Ancient Art

A nearly life-size, stone Khmer god­dess torso, for that empty cor­ner in your liv­ing room. So beautiful!

  • dealer: Carl­ton Rochell
  • 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 salon by Philip Gor­rivan, fea­tur­ing his new col­lec­tion of fab­rics for High­land Court:

    room by Philip Gorrivan

    A bed­room by Harry Heiss­mann:

    bed­room by Harry Heissmann

    A din­ing room by Eileen Kathryn Boyd; love the Elkins chairs:

    Design­ing with Antiques vignette by Eileen Kathryn Boyd

    Price aside, how do you feel about incor­po­rat­ing antiques into your home?

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    2. Santi says:

      The heads are scary as hell, def­i­nite no. The turn­pike sign is awe­some. Duly noted on the urn, how much is that going to set me back?

    3. Cynthia says:

      S — I didn't check prices, but feel free to call the dealer!