Now celebrating its 31st year, the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will make its annual return to the Baltimore Convention Center August 25-28 (the weekend prior to Labor Day, which was formerly the show’s annual date). The sold-out show will present the spectacular collections of more than 550 international exhibitors and will include a 70-dealer antiquarian book fair - making it Maryland’s largest antiques event and the largest indoor antiques show in the country.
“This year marks a milestone of record-breaking dealer participation,” said Scott Diament, president and CEO of the Palm Beach Show Group. “We have completely sold all of the space in the Baltimore Convention Center and anticipate a 20 to 30 percent boost in attendance now that the show has moved off of Labor Day Weekend.”
Fine art, antique and jewelry aficionados will travel from all corners of the globe to explore the show’s exquisite array of rare treasures from the last several thousand years, including furniture, American and European silver, major works of art, Asian antiquities, porcelain, rare manuscripts and books, Americana, antique and estate jewelry, glass, textiles, and more. Highlights will include a Norman Rockwell painting titled “ Boy and Dog with a Cold,” offered by M.S. Rau Antiques; an American national parade flag advertising the 1868 presidential campaign of one of America’s most beloved figures, General Ulysses S. Grant, with running mate Schuyler Colfax, offered by Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques; and a Chinese ivory carved vase depicting an elaborate village scene from the 19th Century, offered by A.B. Levy.
Guests at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will also have the opportunity to attend the show’s daily educational lecture series that is free to the public as well as show attendees. The lecture series will include presentations on a wide array of topics by respected dealers and industry experts such as Wendy Cooper, Senior Curator of Furniture at the Winterthur Museum and Robert Mintz, Associate Curator of Asian Art at The Walters Art Museum.
The 31st Annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will take place August 25-28, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. Hours are Thursday, August 25, from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, August 28, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 and are good for all four show days. For more information, please visit www.baltimoresummershow.com.