Antiques at the Armory to Host Most Diverse Show of Antiques Week in NYC, 1/25-27
Now in its 18th year, Antiques at the Armory, January 25-26-27 at the 69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Avenue and 26th Street, offers the largest variety and most affordable material of the series of events of Antiques Week in New York. 100 dealers, (making this the largest show of Antiques Week,) will set up displays of art, antiques, folk art, ethnic and tribal materials, vintage designer wares, pottery, ceramics, jewelry and more.
Antiques at the Armory gives the public a great chance to look and shop where magazine editors, decorators and stars of stage and screen are seen shopping. At a recent show both Jon Bon Jovi and Anna Wintour (editor of Vogue) were seen on the floor shopping at the same time.
Though known for the large collection of art, folk art, weathervanes and textiles, the event continues to enlarge on the categories presented. This year's additions include Americana dealers, Colette Donovan of Merrimacport, MA; Pioneer Folk Antiques, L.L.C. of Ellsworth, ME; South Road Antiques of New York, NY; and Mary and Joshua Steenburgh of Pike, NH. They join returning Americana dealers Cherry Gallery, Judith and James Milne, Thurston Nichols, A Bird In Hand, Mad River and American Garage. Like the buyers in town for Antiques Week many of the dealers at Antiques at the Armory are only in New York for this one special weekend. (A full list of exhibitors is available on line at stellashows.com.)
A good category for new collectors to affordably enter the Americana arena are trade and folk signs. Signs can be very affordable, terrific graphically, and are often fun and witty to boot. Many dealers will carry some signs and Victor Weintblatt's large booth is almost all folk signs.