Published: January 21, 2003
NEW YORK CITY – “,” Stella Show Mgmt. Co.’s January showcase of formal, American and modern furniture, art, folk art, jewelry and decorative objects, got underway on Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19, with 300 dealers assembled along the long aisles inside two of New York’s landmark passenger ship terminal piers.
, which takes place on Piers 90 and 92 on two consecutive weekends, brackets the mid-January mania collectively known as Antiques Week in New York, complementing some eight different antiques events, including Americana auctions, the Winter Antiques Show, the New York Ceramics Fair, The American Antiques Show, Barry Cohen’s Antiques Manhattan show and Stella’s own Antiques at the Armory.
At the Piers, American antiques, as well as the edgier modern displays offered include Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century American and European furniture, silver, art glass, paintings, prints, porcelains and fine linens, Art Deco furnishings and streamlined mid-Twentieth Century furniture, art, and decorative accessories. Indeed, once known primarily as an Americana show, has evolved to embrace a lot more, including the kickier categories of modern decorative arts, fine art and vintage memorabilia. The result is a dynamic and eclectic show whose surprises and variety reflect the verve of New York City.
Pier 90 at 50th Street features the more modern, eclectic and industrial designlike fare, including 40s, 50s, 60s furniture and furnishings, Fiesta tableware, chrome, aluminum, vintage fashions, luggage, radios, costume jewelry, hats, bags, shoes, linens, textiles, buttons, Bakelite, scent bottles, appliances, dolls and toys. Pier 92 at 52nd Street, on the other hand, is home to more folk and Americana, including period furniture, folk art, garden furniture, architectural artifacts, Arts and Crafts, primitives, rugs, quilts, rustic, ethnic and tribal arts.
Show hours for the January 25-26 weekend are from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $12 for access to both piers. Stella runs all-day complimentary shuttle buses to and from the passenger ship terminal piers with stops at Grand Central Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
A review of both weekends’ shows will appear in an upcoming issue of Antiques and the Arts Weekly. For information, 212-255-0020 or www.stellashows.com.
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