Published: November 13, 2001
NEW YORK CITY — Barry Cohen has announced that “all is up and ready” for his new show, Antiques Manhattan, which takes it place on the January calendar of Antiques Week in New York City. This show will be staged on Thursday and Friday, January 17 and 18 (not Friday and Saturday as originally published in this paper), at The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
“We have a good line-up of exhibitors and this show is going to be a strong addition to the events in New York at this time of the year,” Barry said.
This show will be next door to the new American Antiques Show that previews on Wednesday evening, January 16, and then continues for the next four days at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. This show is owned by and benefits the American Folk Art Museum.
The anchor of Antiques Week, The Winter Antiques Show, has moved to the Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, between 53rd and 54th Streets, previewing on Saturday, January 19, and running through Sunday, January 27.
Arie Kopelman, president of Chanel USA., East Side House Settlement board member and chairman of the Winter Antiques Show Committee, announced November 5 that The 2002 Winter Antiques Show will be held from Sunday, January 20 to Sunday, January 27 at The Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, between 53rd and 54th Streets.
“The Winter Antique Show, which benefits East Side House Settlement, is traditionally held at the 7th Regiment Armory, but due to recent world events, it is necessary for the Armory to serve its original purpose – housing the National Guard” said Kopelman. “We are fortunate to be able to move the show to the Hilton, which affords us a wonderful midtown location and world class exhibition space.”
The 48th annual show will feature a special loan exhibit of “Shells, Scrolls & Cabrioles: American Furniture from Winterthur.”
“With Winterthur celebrating its 50th anniversary, our committee felt it was a perfect time to highlight du Pont’s passion for American decorative arts and his quest for preserving our heritage” stated Kopelman.
Seventy exhibitors will feature American, British, Continental and Asian fine and decorative arts, all vetted for authenticity.
“All of our exhibitors are delighted and we are thrilled to have their dedication and unwavering support for the show’s 48th year,” said the show’s director, Catherine Sweeney Singer.
The opening night party, sponsored by Elle Décor magazine with Katie Couric and Richard Meier presiding as honorary co-chairmen, will now be held on Saturday, January 19, and the young collectors’ night sponsored by Elle magazine will be held Thursday, January 24.
All proceeds from the Winter Antiques Show will benefit East Side House Settlement, the 111-year-old social services organization in America’s poorest congressional district, the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx.
“This is a very difficult time for all of New York – but we need to stay committed to giving the people of the South Bronx the tools to get jobs and raise families… this show is our way to support them” said Joan P. Young, newly elected president of East Side House Settlement Board of Managers and co-chairman of the opening night party.
Hours are noon to 8:30 pm daily; Sundays and Thursdays, the show is open from noon to 6 pm.
From the Stella Management camp, word is that there is a chance that the 69th Regiment Armory at 26th and Lexington Avenue just might open up in time for its “Antiques at the Other Armory” Show. Leanne Stella, president of the company, said this week, “We are hopeful the armory will be available for our show opening on Friday, January 18.” The show runs for three days. If the armory is not available, “We will have an alternative site by that time and the show will go on,” Leanne said.
It is interesting to note that if the armory does become available, and an alternative site has been booked, then “We will have two shows at the same time,” Leanne said. She added that there is a long waiting list for Antiques at the Other Armory and “there will be no problem filling the show with quality exhibitors.” She indicated that the alternative site would allow exhibition space for 80 to 100 dealers.
In the meantime, Stella Management will be producing the Garden State Antiques Market in Somerset, N.J., on December 1 and 2 with up to 200 dealers. This event at the Garden State Exhibit & Convention Center will provide a venue for many of the regulars of the Triple Pier shows that had to be cancelled. (See separate article.)
Wendy Management will also have its regular show during Americana Week in New York at Wallace Hall, 84th Street and Park Avenue.
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