Offering an abundant array of extraordinary works, the 59th Annual Winter Antiques Show, January 25-February 3, 2013, is a showcase for collectors and enthusiasts alike. The seventy-three exhibitors have brought rare and aesthetically striking material from ancient Greece and Rome through to the modern period. Visitors will see exquisite works of art by leading artists such as John Singer Sargent and James Buttersworth, fine jewelry and portrait miniatures, elegant traditional furniture with classic design or fanciful painted surfaces nearby modern furniture by leaders in their field such as Wendell Castle. The variety of material is evident when booths that face one another hold within whimsical examples of folk art or elegantly engraved suits of armor. This is a fully vetted show and is unsurpassed in America.
This year's loan exhibit, "Newport: The Glamour of Ornament," features collections from the Preservation Society of Newport County. Primary among the art is Giovanni Boldini’s Elizabeth Drexel Lehr (1905), whose crimson gown captivates all who see her (and is also the cover of our 13th Anniversary issue).
The Winter Antiques Show is an annual benefit for East Side Settlement House. For more information visit www.winterantiquesshow.com