New York and London: Sixty-five of the world’s top dealers – many of them founding exhibitors – will converge on the Park Avenue Armory for the breathtaking event that collectors, connoisseurs, interior designers and art lovers anticipate all year long. The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show, founded in 1989, was New York’s first vetted fair and remains one of the world’s most prestigious and influential art and antique events. Extraordinary attention to detail, exceptional specialist dealers, breathtaking variety and exacting standards have established the International Show as the top American showcase of its kind.
This glamorous fair brings together works of art that span continents and millennia — among them many of museum quality. Furniture, paintings, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, glass, clocks, watches, arms, armour, rare books, manuscripts, jewelry, objets de vertu, Fabergé, silver, antiquities and ethnographic art, are among the many different categories exhibited and for sale. Prices start from as little as a few hundred dollars but rise into the millions.
2012 Exhibitor list including new exhibitors:
A La Vieille Russie, Inc., United States – Speciality: European and American jewellery, Faberge, gold snuffboxes and objets de vertu, Russian decorative and fine arts. | Altomani & Sons, Milan, Italy – Antiques and Works of Art, Majolica and Old Master Paintings, Bronze Sculptures | Daphne Alazraki Fine Art, United States (NEW) – Old Master Paintings and drawings by Dutch, Flemish and Italian Old Masters of the 16th to 19th Centuries. | Michael Altman Fine Art & Advisory Services, LLC, United States (NEW) – Private gallery specializing in rare masterpieces of American paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. landscapes of the Hudson River School, en plein air works of American Impressionism, and American Modernism. | Anne Autegarden, Belgium – 20th Century Decorative Arts specialised in Italian design from 1900 to 1980. | Apter-Fredericks Limited, UK – 18th & 19th century English furniture | Ariadne Galleries Inc., United States – Antiquities | H. Blairman & Sons Limited, UK – Speciality: 19th century furniture and works of art | J.H. Bourdon-Smith Ltd., UK – Speciality: Antique English silver, Georgian and Victorian and specialists in early English spoons of the 16th & 17th centuries. | W.M. Brady & Co. Inc., United States – Speciality: Old Master & C19th paintings, drawings and sculpture | Sandra Cronan Limited, UK – Speciality: 17th – early 20th century jewellery | Daniel Crouch Rare Books, LLP, UK – Speciality: Rare maps, atlases, books, prints & globes | Douglas Dawson Gallery, United States – Speciality: Ethnographic art, including ceramics, textiles and sculpture | Drucker Antiques Inc, United States (NEW) – Specialists in Georg Jensen silver jewelry, flatware and hollowware | European Decorative Arts Company, United States (NEW) – European ivory carvings, enamels and hardstone carvings and decorative carriage clocks. | Peter Finer, UK – Speciality: Antique arms, armour and related objects | Gallery Lefebvre, FRANCE – Speciality: Arts Decoratifs XXe Siecle | Bernd Goeckler Antiques, United States – Speciality: Continental Furniture, Lighting, Objects and Fine Art 1920-1970 | Michael Goedhuis, UK – Speciality: Contemporary Chinese & Asian Art | GRIMA, UK (NEW) – Vintage and Contemporary Jewelry | Hancocks & Co (Jewellers) Limited – Speciality: Antique and 20th century jewellery and silver. Brian Haughton Gallery – Speciality: 18th & 19th century English and Continental ceramics | Jeffrey Beal Henkel – Speciality: Garden ornamentation |
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., United States (RETURNING) – American and European paintings, watercolors, drawings, and sculpture from the eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries; American prints of all periods; and American decorative arts from 1810 to 1910. | Hyde Park Antiques Ltd., United States – 18th & early 19th century English furniture and mirrors, early Worcester and Chinese Export porcelain; British and equestrian paintings | Hyland Granby Antiques, United States – 18th & 19th century maritime artifacts; navigational instruments, paintings, wood carvings, folk art, scrimshaw, ship models. | Il Quadrifoglio SRL – Italian Furniture, paintings, objects 17th and 18th Century. | Jane Kahan Gallery – European and American modern masters; paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and tapestries | Jerome V Jacalone Fine Art, United States (NEW) – Old Masters | Kentshire, United States – Furniture, objects and jewellery | Keshishian, UK – Antique Carpets, European Tapestries & Aubussons, Period Needlework, 20th century Rugs from the Arts & Crafts to the Art Deco period. Also in NY. | Koopman Rare Art, UK – Antique silver and objets | H.M. Luther Inc. Antiques, United States – 18th, 19th and early 20th century European and Asian furniture, decorations and works of art; Russian and Swedish; French and Italian; Chinese and Japanese. | Mark Murray Fine Paintings, United States – European and American Paintings | MacConnal-Mason Gallery, UK – 19th & 20th c. oil paintings and watercolours; C19th and C20th sculptures and bronzes | Maison Gerard Limited, United States – French Art Deco furniture, lighting and objects from the 1920s-40s | John Mitchell Fine Paintings, UK (NEW) – Old Masters, 19th Century and British Art | Lillian Nassau LLC, United States – The work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, including lamps, glass, windows, ceramics, paintings and metalwork; European and American 19th & early 20th century | nexxt20, United States (NEW) – 20th Century Furniture, Design and Jewelry. | Frank Partridge, UK – Antique furniture, paintings, clocks and objects d’art from the 18th and 19th Centuries. | Ronald Phillips Ltd, UK – 18th century English furniture, clocks and barometers | Phoenix Ancient Art, United States – Antiquities | Potterton Books, UK – International booksellers of new and unusual out of print books specialising in architecture, design, interior decoration, antiques and the fine and decorative arts. | Primavera Gallery, United States – 20th century fine jewellery, furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, sculpture and period reference books. | Red Fox Fine Art, United States – Animal and Sporting Art | James Robinson Inc., United States – Antique and period jewellery, Antique English silver, Antique porcelain and glass. | Bernard Shapero Rare Books, UK – Speciality: Rare books | Samina Inc, UK – 17th – early 20th century Indian jewellery; Indian decorative arts, such as jade and silver; vintage Indian photographs. | S.J. Shrubsole Corp., United States – Antique English and American silver; Antique jewellery | The Silver Fund Ltd., United States – Georg Jensen sterling silver; jewellery | The Sladmore Gallery, UK – Early 20th Century sculpture, especially Rembrandt Bugatti. | Todd Merrill Antiques / 20th Century and Studio Contemporary, United States (NEW) – European furniture from the 1940s through the 1960s including pieces by Osvaldo Borsani, Ico Parisi, Gio Ponti, Aldo Tura, Fontana Arte, Maison Jansen, Jacques Adnet, Ado Chale, Gabriella Crespi, Willy Daro. | Somlo Antiques, UK – Vintage wristwatches and antique pocket watches | TAI Gallery/Emanon Inc, United States – Contemporary and antique signed Japanese bamboo baskets and sculpture and ethnographic museum-quality textiles. | Tambaran Gallery, United States – African and South Pacific (tribal) art; Polynesian 1890-1980s; some furniture | Thomas Colville Fine Art, United States (NEW) – 19th and 20th-Century European and American Paintings, sculpture and works on paper | Thomas Coulborn & Sons, UK – Speciality: Fine antique furniture & works of art | Erik Thomsen Asian Art, United States – Specialising in Japanese fine art relating to the tea ceremony, including ceramics, flower vessels, paintings and screens. | Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, UK – European sculpture dating from the Medieval to the Neo-Classical periods | Trinity House Painting, UK (RETURNING) Specialists in Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern British and 19th century works. | Axel Vervoordt, Belgium – Speciality: Eclectic combination of East and West with high quality works of art ranging from Egyptian stone vessels, through Renaissance bronzes and 18th century furniture to contemporary paintings. | Wartski, UK – Speciality: Works of art by Carl Faberge, antique jewellery, 18th C gold snuff boxes. | Whitford Fine Art, UK (NEW) – Specialists in French and British 20th Century painting and sculpture, with an emphasis on Cubism, Modernism, British Post-War Abstraction and Pop Art. | Yates•Trebosc•van Lelyveld, United States – Speciality: European sculpture, drawings and medals from the late C18th through the early C20th
The Preview Party
The Annual Preview Party on Thursday evening October 18th will again benefit The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Every year, roughly 1,000 partygoers flood the aisles of the Armory among them New York’s most notable art collectors, philanthropists, and business and social leaders. The Preview Party offers patrons a first peek at the dazzling collection of fine art and antiques and the opportunity to support the hospital. Founded in 1946, The Society of MSKCC is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of patients and their families, while also supporting cancer research and providing public education on the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.
Amongst the must-see pieces at this year’s IFAADS will be a first-ever transformation of The Glorious Food Café by the famed interior designer, Charlotte Moss, the Interior Design Chairperson for the Preview Party for the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Moss will be converting the space into an elegant European garden parterre, where guests will have the opportunity to dine amongst the hedges and bask in a truly antiquarian experience. The inspiration for the welcome renovation comes from renowned gardens of France and Italy, boasting intricately shaped hedges, lush greenery and stunning vistas, among them, the legendary Chateau de Hautforte, in the Dordogne Valley. To truly bring the space to life, Moss will hang life-size canvas panels of her photographs (shown above) to create a panoramic view. The rigid stretched canvases will create an appropriate compliment to the “green architecture” found throughout these gardens.
As fair organizers and ceramic dealers, Anna and Brian Haughton have been at the top of their profession for over 30 years and are widely respected as true pioneers and visionaries in the industry. With the The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show, the Haughtons introduced the practice of “vetting” at American fairs at a time when vetting at fairs was still a strictly European practice not readily accepted by the shows in America. Twenty four years later, the fair’s Vetting Committee members, some of the most prestigious experts in the world, continue to maintain the most stringent conditions in the industry. Although they are well-known for their expertise running highly-successful specialty fairs in New York and London, the Haughton Organization is now focused on their general art and antique fairs: the flagship International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show every October and Art Antiques London in London, now in its fourth year.
October 19-25, 2012
The Park Avenue Armory,
Park Avenue at 67th Street,
New York, NYC
New York:+ 1 212 642 8572
London:+ 44 (0)20 7389 6555
Organisers Office:+1 646 619 6030 (from 16th October)
Fair Hours: 11:00 am to 7:30 pm except for Sunday and Thursday when the fair closes at 6:00 pm General Admission: $20 (Tickets available on the door). All bags, backpacks and tote bags must be checked. For complete fair and exhibitor information and highlights, please visit: www.haughton.com