The Ellis Antiques Show ran for 49 years in Boston before closing its doors in 2009. The Boston Antiques Show ran for 21 years, closing its doors in 2001 in the aftermath of 9/11. Co-producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four did honor to both historical shows by launching The Ellis Boston Antiques Show in October 2011. The show features 40 exhibitors of the highest quality, drawn from both previous shows, as well as many new additions. The range of offerings at the show has also been diversified and expanded to include an array of antiques, jewelry and decorative arts from Greek and Roman antiquities right up to the 20th century. Strong representation by some of the finest dealers in American art rounds out the offerings.
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The third annual Ellis Boston Antiques Show takes place October 24-27, 2013 at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for The Arts in Boston’s South End. The show opens with a Gala Preview presented by BNY Mellon Wealth Management on Thursday, October 24 to benefit Ellis Memorial, Boston's first settlement house. Located in Boston's South End, just a two-minute walk from The Cyclorama, Ellis Memorial has been caring for children, disabled adults, and families who live and work in the South End and adjacent neighborhoods since 1885. For additional information, visit the show's website at www.EllisBoston.com or call 617-363-0405.
This year’s special exhibit at the show will be offered by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), which is headquartered on Newbury Street in Boston. Founded in 1845, NEHGS is the country’s leading resource for family history research. Learn more about their collections, library and publications at www.americanancestors.org.
Among the many notable exhibitors for 2013 are: Arader Galleries (NY), Bell-Time Clocks (MA), Boston Rare Maps (MA), Sue Brown (UK), Framont (CT), The Federalist Antiques (IL), Funston Antiques (MA), Gallery Afrodit (Istanbul, Turkey), Gurari Collections (MA), Harbor View Antiques (CT), Hixenbaugh Ancient Art (NY), J & M Antiques (NY), Arthur Guy Kaplan (MD), Knollwood Antiques (MA), Robert Lloyd (NY), Marcoz Antiques (MA), Margaret Doyle Antiques (MA), Port 'N Starboard (ME), Sallea Antiques (CT), W.M. Schwind, Jr. (ME), Andrew Spindler Antiques (MA), William Vareika Fine Arts (RI), Vose Galleries (MA), and Charles L. Washburne Antiques (PA).
An outstanding Preservation Committee, comprised of more than 30 preservation organizations, historical societies and historic museums from the greater Boston area, supports the Ellis Boston Antiques Show.
"There is no region of the country more in touch with its historic roots and more mindful of the need to preserve our heritage than Boston and New England. Antique collectors and preservationists are really two sides of the same coin, and share many of the same values and interests," comments co-producer Tony Fusco. "In re-launching The Ellis Boston Antiques Show we also sought to celebrate the work of preservation organizations across the city."
Fusco & Four produces two other successful shows each year at The Cyclorama: The Boston International Fine Art Show, which will have its 17th anniversary November 21-24, 2013 (www.FineArtBoston.com), and AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries, which includes the Boston Print Fair, and which will hold its seventh annual show March 27-30, 2014 (www.AD2021.com). For information on all three shows produced by Fusco & Four, visit www.BostonArtFairs.com.
"We are thrilled with the overwhelming response to our relaunch of the Ellis Boston Antiques Show, and grateful to the many exhibitors, sponsors, collectors and patrons who have shown their support for bringing a world class antiques show back to Boston," comments co-producer Tony Fusco. "We will have other exciting announcements in the months ahead, building on an important tradition that spanned half of a century while shaping a show for the future."
For information, call 617-363-0405, or visit www.EllisBoston.com
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Founded in 1979 by principals Tony Fusco and Robert Four, Fusco & Four is a full-service Marketing and Public Relations agency, specializing in the arts, lifestyle, leisure and luxury clients. The agency has worked with more than 300 arts-related clients over the past 30 years, including museums, classical music groups, galleries, auction houses, show promoters, internationally-known brands and Internet-based companies in the arts and antiques field. Fusco & Four also produces three annual art and design shows in Boston: the Boston International Fine Art Show, AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries, and The Ellis Boston Antiques Show. Please direct inquiries to Tony Fusco.
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