Published: January 23, 2001
NEW YORK CITY – The Winter Antiques Show, hub of Americana Week in New York, got off to a crowded start on Thursday evening, January 18, with a gala preview party. The lobby of the 7th Regiment Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, was filled to capacity by 5 pm, the entry time for the Philanthropist category at $2,000 per person. And as the evening progressed, the crowd grew until it was almost elbow to elbow. The drinks flowed endlessly, and the trays of food disappeared in short order.
But this opening flood of people did more than enjoy the “refreshments” of the evening. Many feasted on the fine array of antiques offered by the exhibitors and it took very little time for red “sold” dots to appear throughout the show. A pair of Currier and Ives prints depicting Mississippi paddleboats sold quickly; nearby a fine sampler was bought; and two four-drawer chests of drawers sported sold signs.
More about the success of this 47th annual event will appear in a forthcoming issue of this paper.
This year the loan exhibit is “The Best Is Not Too Good for You,” showing rdf_Descriptions from the collection of Colonial Williamsburg. The show runs through Sunday, January 28, and all funds benefit the East Side House Settlement.
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