On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 10AM, the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America (ADA) will commence with its second online antiques show. With no pre-buying, the show's featured objects will be fresh to everyone at opening, both dealers and collectors alike. The online show will run around the clock until Thursday, December 4 at 10PM when the show will end and its webpage will disappear. No travel, no traffic, no bad weather, no tickets, no need to register—this online show will be available to anyone, in any locale, from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Judith Livingston Loto, the president of the Antiques Dealers’ Association, commented, “The ADA is excited to build on the extremely successful visitation and sales of the first online antiques show this past April. Since then, we have updated our software and servers, and increased the searchability of the online show. We believe this kind of art and antiques show caters to recent shopping trends and fills a void in the marketplace. We understand that many people like to shop at their convenience, regardless of the time of day, and in the comfort of their own home or office. As with the first online show, prices are stated up front, pre-buying is not allowed by anyone, and there is no need to lose a busy weekend day. Of course, ADA members will continue to offer quality material at traditional shows, dealer shops and galleries.”
Our members are excited about this innovative event and we anticipate great offerings from our diverse dealers. Expect to see the best in American antiques and fine art, folk art, Americana, Native American, and other decorative arts. Unlike auction houses, prices will be listed, and there is no requirement to pre-register. As an ADA event, each item is sold with a guarantee of authenticity!
The Antiques Dealers' Association of America, Inc. (ADA) was established in May, 1984, as a non-profit trade association. Its major objective is to make more professional the business of buying and selling antiques. Membership is composed of professional antiques dealers who are dedicated to integrity, honesty and ethical conduct in the antiques trade. To be accepted, dealers must have a minimum of four years experience in the trade, be recommended by a committee of peers and must sign a certification agreeing to abide by the bylaws of ADA. Collectively, our dealers can provide our customers with several hundred years of experience in the trade!
All members are required to guarantee their merchandise in writing on a sales receipt which must state approximate age, origin, condition and restoration, if any, of all pieces that are sold.