I am going to take a day off from the day job and head to NYC for this year’s Antiques at the Armory show on Friday the 22nd. I’m going to pop by to meet Joan Bogart who will be exhibiting at the show. It has been long overdue that I get to meet Joan in person and am looking forward to the trip.
Joan has told me that she’ll be bringing some Victorian antiques along, so I can be confident that it will be worth my while. It won’t be one of those shows that eschews Victoriana or hides it in a corner somewhere in the back next to the restrooms. Heck, in Philly-area shows, there are No Victorian antiques at shows. I think they frisk the dealers on the way in to make sure that no Rococo, Eastlake or Renaissance Revival makes it in the door.
Joan will bringing the above Centripetal Chair, ca. 1849, made by Thomas Warren for American Chair, Co., as well as the other items in the photos below.
More on the show from the Stella Show website:
Launched in 1995, Antiques at the (Other) Armory has become a mainstay of Americana Week in New York. Featuring 100 select exhibits of fine and affordable American & European antiques, period furniture, Americana, folk art, garden & architectural artifacts, fine art and prints, and the list goes on… We offer free shuttle service all weekend between this show and the Winter Antiques Show.
69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Avenue @ 26th Street, New York City.
Admission: $15, Children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult
Shuttles depart Antiques at the Armory (26th Street) on the hour and go to The Winter Antiques Show (67th Street) and Americana & Antiques at the Pier Saturday & Sunday. Shuttles depart those locations to return to the 26th Street Armory on the HALF hour.