Best-in-class show gears up for 60th Diamond Jubilee
The Winter Antiques Show is proud to announce the selection of two new exhibitors for the Show’s upcoming Diamond Jubilee: R 20th Century, a New York City-based gallery specializing in international 20th century design, and the royally appointed Wartski, one of Britain’s foremost authorities on antique jewelry, Fabergé, silver, and objets de vertu.
The upcoming Winter Antiques Show, held from January 24-February 2, 2014, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City, will celebrate its 60th year Diamond Jubilee as America's most prestigious antiques show, providing museums, collectors, dealers, design professionals, and first-time buyers with opportunities to view and purchase exceptional pieces showcased by 73 renowned experts in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts. Every object exhibited at the Show is vetted for quality and authenticity. All net proceeds support East Side House Settlement, a non-profit institution in the South Bronx that provides social services to community residents.
“We are thrilled to welcome R 20th Century and Wartski to an already wonderful lineup of world class dealers,” said Arie Kopelman, Chairman of the Winter Antiques Show.
The 2014 Winter Antiques Show Presenting Sponsors are J.P. Morgan Private Bank and Chase Private Client. Kelly C. Coffey, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, J.P. Morgan U.S. Private Bank, and Barry Sommers, Chief Executive Officer, Chase Consumer Banking, are the Chairs for the Opening Night Party on January 23, 2014.
New exhibitors at the 2014 Winter Antiques Show:
R 20th Century
Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman founded R 20th Century in 1997 to realize their combined goal of promoting a closer study, appreciation, and preservation of design from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia produced between 1945 and today. R 20th Century represents a distinguished group of designers whose work is among the most innovative and finely crafted of their time, including Wendell Castle (American, b. 1932), Greta Magnusson Grossman (Swedish, 1906-1999), and Joaquim Tenreiro (Brazilian, 1906-1992). Meyers and Snyderman have garnered international acclaim for their groundbreaking exhibitions and publications and for their commitment to preserving history through their extensive archives, library, and private collection. Consistently, Meyers and Snyderman exhibit an extraordinary acumen for discovering and bringing designers to the forefront of the rapidly escalating design market.
Wartski is a family firm of antique dealers specializing in works of art by Carl Fabergé, antique jewelry, silver, and objets de vertu. The firm was founded in Bangor, North Wales in 1865 by Morris Wartski, maternal great-grandfather of the present day Chairman, Nicholas Snowman. By 1907, two shops had been established in the fashionable seaside resort of Llandudno. In 1911, Emanuel Snowman, Morris Wartski’s son-in-law, opened another branch of the firm in London. He was among the first to negotiate with the government of the Soviet Union in the 1920s, purchasing treasures that had been confiscated after the revolution of 1917. For more than a decade he acquired many important works of art, including twelve of the Imperial Easter Eggs by Carl Fabergé and a gold chalice commissioned by Catherine the Great (now in the Hillwood Museum in Washington, DC). In 1997, Managing Director Geoffrey Munn curated an exhibition at Wartski of 100 tiaras including seven examples lent by members of the Royal Family. Along with being patronized by King Edward VII, Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, the firm holds the Warrants for H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Wartski made wedding rings of Welsh gold for H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, H.R.H. The Duchess of Cornwall, and H.R.H. The Duchess of Cambridge.
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About the Winter Antiques Show
The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 60th year Diamond Jubilee as America’s most prestigious antiques show, featuring 73 renowned experts in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts in a fully vetted Show. The Show was established in 1955 by East Side House Settlement, a social services institution located in the South Bronx. All net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement. The Winter Antiques Show will run from January 24-February 2, 2014, at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. The Winter Antiques Show hours are 12 p.m.-8 p.m. daily except Sundays and Thursday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Daily admission to the Show is $25, which includes the Show’s award-winning catalogue. To purchase tickets for the Opening Night Party on January 23, 2014, or Young Collectors Night on January 30, 2014, call (718) 292-7392 or visit this link on the Show’s website.
About the 2014 Winter Antiques Show Loan Exhibition
The Winter Antiques Show’s 2014 loan exhibition will celebrate the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts. Fresh Take, Making Connections at the Peabody Essex Museum is comprised of more than 50 paintings, sculptures, textiles and decorative objects. One of America’s oldest and fastest growing museums, PEM was founded in 1799 and its collection showcases an unrivaled spectrum of American art as well as outstanding Asian, Asian export, Native American, African, Oceanic, maritime and photography collections. The Winter Antiques Show loan exhibition is sponsored by Chubb Personal Insurance for the 18th consecutive year. Click here for more information.
About East Side House Settlement
East Side House Settlement was founded in 1891 to help immigrants and lower income families on the East Side of Manhattan. In 1962, it moved to the South Bronx where it serves 8,000 residents annually within one of America’s poorest congressional districts, the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. Among the initiatives that focus on educational attainment as the gateway out of poverty is the innovative and highly acclaimed Mott Haven Village Preparatory School. For more information, please visit www.eastsidehouse.org.