Preview of New York Antiques Week 2014
Each January, a plethora of auctions, gallery shows, museum exhibitions, special events and major fairs turn all eyes (of those with "the eye") on Antiques Week in New York City. Also dubbed Americana Week, the events actually embrace much more than Americana, with fine ceramics to antiquities and photography and everything in between offered at multiple venues. An increasingly modern and mid-20th century focus reflects the emerging tastes of today's buyers. (NOTE: Read about the Events and Venues below the Slides.)
Not to miss is the "best of the best" in antiques to mid-century modern fine and decorative arts, from 73 top-tier dealers, at the 60th Annual Winter Antiques Show held at the Park Avenue Armory. Opening night is Thursday and the show runs through Feb. 2
Taking over the niche of the former The American Antiques Show, the METRO Show from January 24 to 27, offers a choice selection of folk art to Abstract Expressionism in Chelsea, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St.
The creme de la creme of pottery and porcelain specialists converge at the lovely Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, for the NY Ceramics Fair. Glass, cloisonné, and enamels are also finely represented.
The Armory Antique Show, formerly Antiques at the Armory, is now run by U.S. Antiques Show and promises 100 exhibitors in folk art to contemporary art, billed as "compelling and affordable." The show is January 24 – 26, at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Ave. at 26th Street.
Keno Auctions, 127 East 69th Street, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, will host a single-object sale of a long-missing manuscript related to America's independence. The pre-sale auction estimate is $100,000- 400,000.00. There ia also a Champagne Reception and Special Selling Exhibition of Furniture and Folk Art, Saturday, January 25th, 6 p.m.
Christie's, Rockefeller Center, a week of sales includes Important American Silver on January 23, Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Decorative Arts on January 24, and Chinese Export Art on January 27. Several prominent private collections will be highlighted, including Property from the Estate of Eric Martin Wunsch and Favorites from the Collection of Kristina Barbara Johnson.
Sotheby's, York Avenue, will offer Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian, on Jan. 25.
The American West in Bronze, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Folk Couture: Fashion & Folk Art at the American Folk Art Museum