The 53rd Philadelphia Antiques Show, Antiques & Art through the 20th Century, chaired by Nancy Kneeland, was held April 26-29 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. READ THE FULL ARTICLE
A few weeks ago, I attended The Philadelphia Antiques Show, where I was one of the show’s featured speakers. I was aware of the show’s reputation as one of our
A few weeks ago, I attended The Philadelphia Antiques Show, where I was one of the show’s featured speakers. I was aware of the show’s reputation as one of our country’s premier antiques shows, but I don’t think that I realized how good the event was until I spent a few hours wandering the show floor. The show was a treasure trove of Chinese Export porcelain, early American furniture, portrait paintings, scrimshaw, and textiles.
What kept going through my mind as I meandered from booth to booth was how rich our country’s decorative arts tradition really is. I think that some of us (myself included) have a tendency to sometimes overlook American antiques in favor of French or British pieces. And although both England and France have produced sublime furniture, textiles, and arts through the centuries, we shouldn’t discount American decorative arts. We too have produced some truly remarkable furniture and objects.
The Philadelphia Antiques Show is in late April this year. The 53rd edition of this spring show will set up at the Philadelphia Convention Center from April 26 through
The Philadelphia Antiques Show is in late April this year. The 53rd edition of this spring show will set up at the Philadelphia Convention Center from April 26 through 29 with a preview party on Friday, April 25, co-chaired by Leslie Anne Miller and Anne Hamilton, two passionate collectors and cheerleaders for Philadelphia.
More than 60 dealers present offerings for the period and modern home during the 53rd annual Philadelphia Antiques Show. Read more …
ONE OF NATION’S TOP SHOWS EMBRACES HERITAGE & TRADITION PHILADELPHIA, PA (FEBRUARY 3 2014) – The Philadelphia Antiques Show returns for its 53rd year this spring from April 26-29,
ONE OF NATION’S TOP SHOWS EMBRACES HERITAGE & TRADITION
PHILADELPHIA, PA (FEBRUARY 3 2014) – The Philadelphia Antiques Show returns for its 53rd year this spring from April 26-29, 2014 with a Preview Party on Friday, April 25 co-chaired by Leslie Anne Miller and Anne Hamilton. Sponsored by Drexel Morgan & Co. and benefiting Penn Medicine’s Penn Center for Human Performance, the 2014 Show, chaired by Nancy Kneeland, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for a third consecutive year.
“Philadelphia hosts one of the most important antiques shows in America,” notes Show Director Catherine Sweeney Singer. “This year, our touchstone is the Show’s original emblem, the 1771 Rittenhouse Orrery—a mechanical wonder housed in an elegant case by “Philadelphia Chippendale” cabinetmakers John Folwell and Parnell Gibbs. Cutting edge craftsmanship in 1771, the orrery connects the Philadelphia Antiques Show to the past, present, and future of excellence in design.”
The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art through the 20th Century presents a full range of colonial through mid-20th century fine and decorative arts including paintings, prints, and maps; American Federal, folk and regional works; antique silver, textiles, porcelain and jewelry; nautical and Native American art. Complementing the show’s Americana core are specialists in English and Asian decorative arts.
This year, the 2014 Philadelphia Antiques Show features a loan exhibit from Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, MA. Historic Deerfield: Art and Life in an Extraordinary New England Village includes more than 30 objects drawn from the museum’s 14 historic houses and the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. Examples of 18th and 19th century furniture, ceramics, glass, silver, maps, paintings, architectural fragments, costumes and needlework celebrate the diversity of collections at Historic Deerfield as well as the rich culture and decorative arts heritage of the Connecticut River Valley.
Proceeds from the 2014 Philadelphia Antiques Show will help fund the Penn Center for Human Performance at Penn Medicine. As part of the Penn Medicine University City, a new facility scheduled to open in 2014, the Penn Center for Human Performance will use sophisticated assessment tools and advanced techniques to deliver treatments that improve the lives of individuals suffering from musculoskeletal injury or disease. The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art through the 20th Century will be held in Hall F at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA) on Saturday, April 26 through Tuesday, April 29 with the annual Preview Party on Friday, April 25, 2014.
The Premier Show for Americana Welcomes New Leadership for its 2014 Show PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 31, 2013) – The Philadelphia Antiques Show is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine
The Premier Show for Americana Welcomes New Leadership for its 2014 Show
PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 31, 2013) – The Philadelphia Antiques Show is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Sweeney Singer as Director of The Philadelphia Antiques Show. The position of director is a new position for The Philadelphia Antiques Show. Working with the exhibitors, Show Board and its Advisory Committee, Sweeney Singer will oversee the short- and long-term direction and strategy of the Show and will be responsible for its overall management, replacing Keeling Wainwright Associates. Sweeney Singer is an excellent fit for the new position. Sweeney Singer comes to The Philadelphia Antiques Show as an accomplished professional in art and antiques show management, and has extensive experience in event planning, marketing, and exhibition development. To name a few of her current professional endeavors, Sweeney Singer embarks on her 20th year as Executive Director of the Winter Antiques Show in New York and is a Director of The American Art Fair. She consulted on both the recent revival of Asia Week New York and The New York Botanical Garden’s annual garden antiques show. Earlier in her career, Sweeney Singer was involved in magazine development serving as the first Associate Publisher and Advertising Director of Art & Auction, and for the re-launch of Art & Antiques. “The Show’s Board and Advisory Committee realize it is important for the Show to continue to grow and evolve and we are ecstatic to have this wonderful opportunity to work with Catherine,” stated Nancy Kneeland, 2014 Show Chair. “Philadelphia is the birthplace of America, and The Philadelphia Antiques Show has a legacy of offering a vast selection of quality Americana,” stated Catherine Sweeney Singer, Director of The Philadelphia Antiques Show. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the exhibitors, The Philadelphia Antiques Show Board and Advisory Committee to continue the Show’s growth as well as maintain its reputation as the premier Show for Americana.” The 53rd Annual Philadelphia Antiques Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center on April 26, 2014 – April 29, 2014 with a Preview Party on April 25, 2014. An annual benefit for Penn Medicine, the Show offers the greatest selection of antiques alongside important art and modern objects fit for the today’s American home. For more information about The Philadelphia Antiques Show, Antiques & Art through the 20th Century, please visit: www.ThePhiladelphiaAntiquesShow.org “Like” the Show on Facebook at The Philadelphia Antiques Show or “Follow” the Show on Twitter @PhilaAntiques.
PREMIER SHOW FOR AMERICANA NOW WITH EXPANDED OFFERINGS INCLUDING MORE FINE ART, EXHIBITORS, AND SPECIAL FEATURES PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 8, 2012) – The Philadelphia Antiques Show, Antiques & Art |
PREMIER SHOW FOR AMERICANA NOW WITH EXPANDED OFFERINGS INCLUDING MORE FINE ART, EXHIBITORS, AND SPECIAL FEATURES
PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 8, 2012) – The Philadelphia Antiques Show, Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c. is back and bigger than ever. The Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for its 52nd annual Show on April 13, 2013 – April 15, 2013 with a preview party on April 12, 2013. The premier Show for Americana will honor its newly broadened name as it offers more important art and modern objects alongside the greatest selection of antiques for the modern American home. The expansion invites wonderful improvements to the traditions of the Show, including updates to returning attractions and floor plans, as well as portrays the importance of antiques and art in design.
Philadelphia, PA (October 3, 2012) – Following the successful move of the 2012 Show to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, The Philadelphia Antiques Show is pleased to announce an expansion with
Philadelphia, PA (October 3, 2012) – Following the successful move of the 2012 Show to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, The Philadelphia Antiques Show is pleased to announce an expansion with the 2013 Show – more fine art from the 17th century through the 20th century. The new format invites the return of the finest, most prominent antiques dealers in the country, and expands the offering of exceptional paintings, sculpture, and works on paper through the 20th century. To better emphasize the evolution of the Show, the Show’s name has been broadened to:
The Philadelphia Antiques Show
Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c.
“Over the years, our Show’s galleries have presented some of the finest works of art available,” says The Philadelphia Antiques Show’s 2013 Chair Katharine Eyre. “In an effort to satisfy the collector’s continued growing interest of art in America, this expansion of the Show will include works of art through the mid-twentieth century. The combination of modern art and objects alongside exemplary antiques of the American home will attract an audience of serious art collectors, curators, and art enthusiasts, as well as invite returning patrons to experience this must-attend event.”
The Philadelphia Antiques Show will hand-select and invite the most prestigious fine art and antiques dealers and galleries in the country to display their treasures in an expanded floor plan. The Pennsylvania Convention Center accommodates the growth of the 2013 Show that will present approximately 65 galleries and dealers. Patrons will discover works of art including Outsider Art, Impressionist, Ashcan School, Modernist, WPA Era, alongside American and English furniture, folk art, glass, textiles, silver, ceramics, lighting, jewelry, and more!
The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c. will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA) on Saturday, April 13, 2013 – Monday, April 15, 2013 with its annual preview party celebration on Friday, April 12, 2013. In its 52nd year, the Show will continue to offer patrons the most diverse collection of furnishings and decorative arts for the modern American home. Proceeds from The Philadelphia Antiques Show will continue to raise funds for its beneficiary, Penn Medicine. Over the past five decades, the Show has raised over $18 million for the advancement of patient care.
For more information about The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art| 17th through 20th c., please visit: www.ThePhiladelphiaAntiquesShow.org
About The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c.:
Originated in 1962, The Philadelphia Antiques Show has grown to be one of the most prominent shows in the United States famed for its wide array of decorative pieces and furnishings. The Show hand selects the most prominent antiques and art dealers and galleries that offer visitors the finest quality of unique, timeless treasures to add a touch of history and elegance to today’s American home. Proceeds from the Show benefit Penn Medicine. The 2013 Show marks its 52nd year as the major fundraiser for Penn Medicine to support innovative programs with direct impact on patient care. For more information about The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art | 17th through the 20th c., please visit: www.ThePhiladelphiaAntiquesShow.org, call 610-902-2109, or email info@ThePhiladelphiaAntiquesShow.org
About The Philadelphia Antiques Show’s 2013 Presenting Sponsor, Drexel Morgan & Co.:
Drexel Morgan & Co., the parent company of the Show’s seven year-running title sponsor, The Haverford Trust Company, is an investment management company that helps today’s sophisticated investors accomplish their financial goals and objectives through a wide array of customized investment solutions. As a trusted fiduciary, Drexel Morgan & Co. offers personalized service to each client with a special emphasis on discretion, privacy and confidentiality. Find out more at www.drexelmorgan.com or (877) 293-7300.
Famed for its wide array of furniture, art, and decorative pieces, the tradition of The Philadelphia Antiques Show, Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c. has been celebrated for
Famed for its wide array of furniture, art, and decorative pieces, the tradition of The Philadelphia Antiques Show, Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c. has been celebrated for 52 years. The 2013 Show has expanded to include works of art through the mid-twentieth century, which will be featured along side the finest art and antiques in the country. The Show’s most prominent traditions remain – the Loan Exhibit and Beneficiary.
Loan Exhibit – Pewter: The Philadelphia Story
A loan exhibit is chosen every year to offer visitors a glimpse into a particular genre of art and antiques. The Loan Exhibit, Pewter: The Philadelphia Story will be on display at the 2013 Show. The exhibit will showcase approximately 150 pewter pieces made in the Greater Philadelphia area during the 18th and 19th centuries, featuring the largest ever public display of items by William Will, the country’s premier pewterer.
Loaned from several exemplary private collections, Winterthur and the Aaronsburg Church, the 2013 loan exhibit will display the finest domestic and ecclesiastical examples of pewter in America. Celebrated pieces on display will include a variety of rare molds used to cast the metal blend. These will be featured alongside flagons, plates, mugs, porringers, coffee pots and communion vessels, as well as several wall graphics illustrating the fabrication of the metal alloy, period trade ads, and a map locating Philadelphia pewter workshops.
On Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1 p.m., the Show will host special guest, Richard B. Benson, President of the Pewter Collector’s Club of America (PCCA) to present an illustrated lecture on the Business and Craftsmanship of colonial era Philadelphia pewterers titled, The Business and Craftsmanship of Pewter in Colonial Philadelphia.
As the major fundraiser for Penn Medicine, proceeds from the 2013 Show will help the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Center for Resuscitation Science (CRS) at Penn Medicine provide state-of the art medical resuscitation. The rooms where this care is administered are literally spaces between life and death, where patients suffering from cardiac arrest and other life-threatening critical illnesses can receive the most modern and advanced resuscitation care.
Penn’s Department of Emergency Medicine and CRS have been innovators in the advances in CPR and post-arrest care. With the support of the Philadelphia Antiques Show, Penn will be able to create sophisticated and fully integrated resuscitation spaces, increasing the survival rate for patients whose hearts start beating after conventional CPR, and also providing an option to put those patients who continue to arrest on emergency cardiopulmonary bypass. This level of advanced care will also benefit an additional 1,000 critically-ill medical patients seen in the Emergency Department each year.
The Philadelphia Antiques Show, Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c. will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, April 13, 2013 – Monday, April 15, 2013 with its annual preview party celebration on Friday, April 12, 2013. For more information, please visit www.thephiladelphiaantiquesshow.org
The Magazine Antiques | Organized as a benefit for Penn Medicine, the show is one of the oldest and most traditional in the country with a reputation for top-flight American, English,
Organized as a benefit for Penn Medicine, the show is one of the oldest and most traditional in the country with a reputation for top-flight American, English, and Chinese works of art, both fine and decorative.
Not everyone welcomed this year’s move from Navy Pier to the Convention Center. But one look at this handsome new installation with its low lighting, sophisticated palette and large, airy stands had even the most jaded show goers convinced.
There was plenty to look at but, really, you had to be there. Not to be missed?
Arader Galleries’ stunning, 1754 engraving of the Philadelphia harbor and skyline from the Jersey Shore by George Heap and Nicholas Scull, $585,000. It is one of a handful of known examples of this print;
A spectacular sheet iron and copper Angel Gabriel weathervane, $575,000, made by Mr. Whelden for the First Methodist Church in Springfield, Vt., around 1846, atOlde Hope Antiques;
Going to a new home, Christopher Rebollo’s Philadelphia serpentine-back sofa, an outstanding example of a rare form combining Chippendale and Federal stylistic elements;
A watercolor on paper ship portrait, $65,000, of the “Sophia Godfrey” by Jurgan Fredrick Huge (1809-1878) of Bridgeport, Ct., dated 1870, at Nathan Liverant & Son;
A pair of inlaid Hepplewhite card tables, $85,000, by John Townsend of Newport, R.I., at Hirschl & Adler Galleries ;
An inverted pyriform silver coffee pot, circa 1775, with the mark of William Hollingshead of Philadelphia, 1760-1785, at Shrubsole;
A finely carved Indian cigar store chief, $75,000, with its first coat of paint atGiampietro Gallery;
A circa 1720-50 Boston Queen Anne veneered flat-top high chest of drawers,
$78,000 labeled “Best” in Sack’s Fine Points of Furniture at Elliott & Grace Snyder;
A pair of watercolor on paper birth records, $145,000, for Joseph and Margaret Spangler of Stasburg, Va., by Henry Diefenback (1771-1837) at Kelly Kinzle;
An outsized folk-art carved and painted architectural installation, $785,000, by Noah Weiss of Bucks County, Pa., circa 1870-80, at Raccoon Creek;
One of Andrew Wyeth’s signature Helga paintings of 1973 at Jonathan Boos;
Sumpter Priddy III‘s early to mid eighteenth century joined slat-back chair from the Cecil family of Maryland, $65,000, an austerely elegant piece;
A Marsden Hartley “Cactus” painting, $600,000, of 1918 at Ricco-Maresca Gallery, New York;
At Hyland Granby, a rare Thomas Buttersworth oil on canvas portrait of the sidewheeler J.B Schuyler , which ferried passengers between Orient Point and SagHarbor, N.Y. ;
William Vareika’s pair of newly rediscovered ecclesiastical paintings by John LaFarge,$500,000.
We are told that there were some major sales although perhaps not enough to make all parties happy. Suffice it to say that the Philadelphia Antiques Show summoned every ounce of professionalism to pull off this classy debut at the Convention Center. Look for next year, when the fair dates are set for April 12-16, to be even better