• BALTIMORE, Maryland
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  • May 19, 2010

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In The Fields by Daniel Ridgway Knight, American, 1839-1924. Courtesy of M.S. Rau Antiques.
An exceptional quality Russian gilded silver and shaded cloisonné enamel lobed kovsh by Konstantin Skortsov, Moscow, circa 1908-1917. Courtesy of John Atzbach Antiques.

Recognized as the largest indoor antiques show in the United States, the 30th Annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will return to the Baltimore Convention Center Labor Day weekend, September 2-5, 2010. Art and antique aficionados from across the country and around the world will have the opportunity to view and purchase from the diverse collections of more than 550 international dealers drawn from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, England, China and Japan. Guests will be dazzled by aisle after aisle of fine art, furniture, Asian art, American and European silver, jewelry, porcelain, glass, textiles, American folk art and more, ranging from the antiquities to the 20th century.

 The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show was acquired in October 2005 by the Palm Beach Show Group – owners and operators of the prestigious Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, February 18-22, 2011; Fort Lauderdale Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, January 7-10, 2011; and the Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, October 28-31, 2011.  Since 2005, the Palm Beach Show Group has increased the international promotion of the event, which in turn, has tripled the show’s attendance figures.

 On opening day, thousands of top international dealers come to purchase items for their galleries and personal collections, and as the show progresses over the weekend, tens of thousands of collectors, interior designers and retail buyers frequent the show.

 A highlight of the event will be the 70-dealer Antiquarian Book Fair within the show which will offer rare books, first editions, autographs, fine manuscripts and unusual bibliographical material. In addition, the show will feature an 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 Robert Mintz, Associate Curator of Asian Art for The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Md. and Janet Drucker, founder of Drucker Antiques, a recognized authority of Georg Jensen silver jewelry, flatware and hollowware.

The Christmas Books by Charles Dickens, London, 1844-1855. Courtesy of Bauman Rare Books.

 The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will take place September 2-5, 2010 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. Hours are Thursday, September 2 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 3 and Saturday, September 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 5 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

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