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Antiques Week in New York 2012

Antiques Week in New York, also known as Americana Week, has begun and runs through January 29.

Browse the auctions, shows, and events in ARTFIXdaily's slideshow.

Another draw this week in New York is the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture and Decorative Arts, with 600 artworks displayed in 26 freshly-designed galleries.

Bolstered by a $2 million pledge from a trustee, the American Museum of Folk Art on Tuesday unveiled a new exhibit, 'Jubilation/Rumination,' featuring works from its permanent collection in the refurbished Lincoln Square space.

Sotheby's Americana sales feature furniture, folk art, silver, porcelain, prints and carpets, from January 20 – 21, including needlework from the collection of Betty Ring and this Ammi Phillips portrait ($300,000-500,000). Keno Auctions and Copley Fine Art Auctions' Winter Sale started the week on a high note. One outstanding sale result was the Drake Family Carved and Painted Joined Chest which soared to $510,000 from an estimate of $100,000 – $150,000 at Keno Auctions. The inaugural Metro Show opens to the public on January 19 through 22, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. From exhibitor Just Folk is this Topsy Turvy Doll, Circa 1900. Exhibitor Earle Vandekar will show this important American Sailor's Woolwork at the Antiques at the Armory Show, January 20-22 at the 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue. The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 58th year as America’s most distinguished antiques show, featuring exceptional objects exhibited by 75 specialists, and the loan show "Celebrating Historic Hudson Valley at 60: Rockefeller Patronage in Sleepy Hollow Country." This 1809 portrait of Washington Irving is by John Wesley Jarvis. The Winter Antiques Show will run from January 20-29 at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, featuring 75 exhibitors, including 6 new to the show such as American art specialist Jonathan Boos who offers Marsden Hartley's Berlin Series, No. 1, c. 1913. Young Collectors Night at The Winter Antiques Show in New York City is January 26 at the Park Avenue Armory. Among the lectures at the Winter Antiques Show, "Celebrating Historic Hudson Valley at 60" will be presented by Waddell W. Stillman, President of Historic Hudson Valley, on Fri., Jan. 20 at 2:30pm. The New York Ceramics Fair, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd St., from Jan. 18-21, has a robust lecture series and renowned exhibitors such as London's Roderick Jellico who offers this set of Spode tulip cups and stand, c. 1820. The Outsider Art Fair, from Jan. 27-29, at 7 West 34th St., features 35 leading galleries presenting more than 350 artists, ranging from the masters of Art Brut and Outsider art to recently uncovered treasures and emerging stars. Hundreds of rare and unusual 19th century peach-stone carvings will be shown by exhibitor Marion Harris at the 20th Anniversary Outsider Art Fair, January 27-29, 2012, 7 West 34th Street off 5th Avenue. A special collection of graphic antique quilts assembled by Laura Fisher of FISHER HERITAGE will be shown at the Hayes Fine Arts Storage Building, 305 East 61st Street, Monday through Friday, January 16-20 and January 23-27,from 10-4:30. From Jan. 21-22 at Pier 92, Americana & Antiques at the Piers features 200 antiques dealers selling fine art and antiques, from 18th & 19th century American and European furniture and folk art to elegant art deco furnishings. Christie's series of sales begin January 19 with Important American Silver, followed by John James Audubon’s The Birds of America: The Duke of Portland Set on January 20, Important American Furniture and Folk Art on January 20, Chinese Export on Jan. 24. The Foote family carved oak chest, Hadley-Hatfield, Massachusetts, circa 1690-1710, has an estimate of $60,000-80,000 in Bonhams' Fine American and European Furniture and Decorative Arts on Jan. 19. The Olana Partnership 2012 Frederic E. Church Award Gala, January 18 at the New York Public Library, will honor Martha Stewart, Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and Morrison H. Heckscher, Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing at the Met. The Frederic E. Church Award (FEC) is a celebration of art, landscape and culture. For Gala information, please call 212-245-6570 ext. 21 or email Julie Spero at

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