Enjoying the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show

While I certainly don’ t have the money for virtually anything they were offering, I simply can’t miss out each year on the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show that takes place at the Park Avenue Armory each year.  This year, the show took place from October 21 through 27, and the only word I can really use to describe it is “WOW!”

It was hard to figure out where to begin, as I was wowed and amazed by so many incredible antiques that were on display.  Phoenix Ancient Art, owned by brothers Hicham Aboutaam and Ali Aboutaam, was there, displaying a marble sculpture of a female from the Aegean region of the Neolithic period.  This 7,000 year old statue may only have stood five inches tall, but it captivated everyone who saw it at the show.

Brian Haughton Gallery of London was there, showcasing a pair of realistic owls that were made by the English firm Bow in the 1750s.  The Tomasso Brothers had a gorgeous micromosaic table top on display that was made in Rome in the early nineteenth century. It had bits of ancient Roman glass in it and was just stunning.

Another exhibitor was Samina, the London specialist in antique Indian jewelry from the Mughal and Deccan courts.

The list goes on and on.  It was absolutely a privilege to be at the Show and to be witness to so many opportunities to admire and to own antiques. Now I’ll have to wait for the Art Antiques in London coming next June!

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