Published: April 15, 2016
PHILADELPHIA, PENN.—The 2016 Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show is off to a hot start in a new venue with a clean look. The show opens to the public on Friday, April 15 and continues through Sunday, April 17, at the Navy Yard, giving collectors near and far ample chance to view a knock-out exhibition of some of the finest antique dealers in the country. Still on the fence? Take a look through the gallery below to see a small selection of booths that stopped us in our tracks.
New York, N.Y.
A Sam Maloof music stand in carved walnut poses before a venerable display of Tiffany bronze and stained glass lamps.
A rare William and Mary inlaid spice box sits atop a Berks County, Penn. painted blanket chest with hearts, tulips and columns.
A league of whales graces the wall next to Liverant’s booth. The carved whales hale from the hand of renowned maker Clark Vorhees II.
New Hope, Penn.
An exceptional pine painted cupboard from New Jersey stands with a colorful graduating display of Shaker finger-lapped oval boxes. Also on show is a Mario Korbel bust beneath a fine Pennsylvania sampler.
Standing tall in the back is a Hepplewhite inlaid mahogany tall case clock, a Chippendale carved birch and cherry bonnet top high boy and a Queen Anne cherry flat top high boy. In front is a pair of period New York Federal carved mahogany heart back side chairs next to a Hepplewhite inlaid mahogany Pembroke table.
Pictured left is a rare Philadelphia Federal inlaid plum pudding mahogany writing desk. This ladies writing desk features a dramatic facade and a working interior including pigeon holes, small drawers and a fitted writing drawer.
South Egremont, Mass.
A cherry pipebox with drawer and fishtail crest sits to the left of an extraordinary Folk Art hooked carpet, American, last quarter 19th Century.
New York, N.Y.
A Nicolino Calyo (1799-1884) oil on canvas depicting Fairmount Park in Philadelphia sits center stage in this booth. Calyo was Italian born and became well known as an American painter, painting beautiful panoramic views of Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and New Orleans in a similar manner as the Hudson River School.
A pair of English lead figures circa 1910 representing the Spring and Summer seasons are sitting front and center in this booth.
A man stands in front of a full display of early American toys and figurines, mechanical and still banks, dolls, planes, and Folk Art.
Samplers sit above a New England painted pine mantle including one from Salem, Mass. by Peggy Silver, another from Philadelphia by Jane Langdon Culver, a multiplication table sampler by Elizabeth Nield and a New Hampshire fully worked sampler by Hepsy Neal.
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