Galvanized by the Success of Last Year’s Inaugural Fine Art & Antiques Show, The Art and Antique Dealers League Announces Its Distinguished Dealer Roster for 2018

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  • June 12, 2018

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An Early 19th Century Sinhalese Ebony and Specimen Wood Center Table, Sri Lanka
Michael Pashby Antiques

When the Art and Antiques Dealers League of America (AADLA) announced last year that it was launching a new fair, inveterate pessimists had a field day. Another fair in the busy October season? What an imprudent idea, especially because the AADLA fair would be going up against the juggernaut of TEFAF.

But AADLA proved the naysayers wrong: The inaugural show was a ringing success, garnering applause from every quarter. Now AADLA is announcing their follow-up: The second show—with 26 dealers—will open at the St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Wallace Hall, 980 Park Avenue, on October 26 and run through October 29, 2018

Here is the roster of participants (partial):

  • Richard A. Berman Fine Arts (Old Master Drawings)
  • European Decorative Arts (Objects de Vertu and Carriage Clocks)
  • Framont  (Late 18th and 19th century fine art)                   
  • Galerie Rienzo  (School of Paris paintings and Bernard Buffet)
  • Clinton Howell (18th century English furniture and decorative arts)
  • Hyde Park Antiques (18th- and early 19th-century English furniture and decorative arts)
  • Imperial Fine Books & Oriental Art (Books and Chinese ceramics)
  • L'Antiquaire & The Connoisseur (17th-19th-century Continental furniture)    
  • Marcy Burns American Indian Arts (Decorative arts and jewelry)
  • Nemati Collection (Period rugs)           
  • Michael Pashby Antiques (18th-century English furniture)
  • Milord Antiques (18th-20th-century European furniture and decorative arts
  • Pat Saling (19th- and 20th-century jewelry)
  • Potterton Books (Vintage books)
  • Red Fox Fine Art (18th -20th-century paintings and sculpture)              
  • James Robinson (Jewelry, silver, porcelain and glass)    
  • Schillay Fine Art (Impressionist, modern and post-war art)
  • Schwarz Gallery (19th- and 20th-century American and European Art
  • Sundial Farm (Antique clocks)
  • Throckmorton Fine Art (Buddhist sculpture and Pre-Colombian Art)    
  • Earle D. Vandekar Of Knightsbridge (17th- through 20th-century ceramics)
  • Yew Tree House (18th-20th-century English furniture and decorative arts)   

Says Clinton Howell, president of the AADLA, about the venue for the fair: “A fitting reason for doing the show at St. Ignatius Loyola is that it affords the ambiance of an old-fashioned show with great dealer camaraderie. While it might be true that TEFAF earns a share of raves for drama and quantity, AADLA takes honors for being the place to buy.”

Regency pollard oak and parcel-ebonized side cabinet on a plinth base with fossil marble top (one of a pair)
Clinton Howell

Adds show manager Brad Reh: “We enjoy a unique position in the market. Our participating members are leaders in their respective fields and have been in the business for many years. They’ve seen collecting trends come and go and aren’t rattled by the whims in taste. With our boutique-style fair, collectors—veteran or neophyte— can purchase a broad spectrum of beautiful objects at far more affordable prices.”

Comments Michael Pashby of his namesake gallery: “It’s a small show—with intimate surroundings in the center of the Upper East Side—where the exhibitors are all recognized leaders in their fields. After experiencing the show last year, I had no doubt that the AADLA fair is a serious selling show.”

About the AADLA

Founded in 1926, The Art and Antique Dealers League of America, Inc., now with 86 members, is the oldest and principal antiques and fine arts organization in America. The mission of the league is to bring the members of the art and antiques trade closer together and to promote a greater understanding among themselves and with the public, and generally to devote itself to the best interests of dealers and collectors of antiques and works of art. For more information, visit: or contact

A two-seater painted wood Neoclassical bench from the Villa dei Marchesi Tornielli
L'Antiquaire & The Connoisseur


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