Antiques! Get Your Antiques Here!

by Kristopher Fraser Photographed by
Sunday, January 29, 2017

The 63rd Winter Antiques Show hosted its young collectors night on Thursday, January 26. The event is a favorite of young high-rollers and interior designers who come from all over the world.

The event was held at the grand Park Avenue Armory, a fitting venue for palatial antiques. Proceeds from the night benefit East Side House Settlement, a leading social service agency that provides quality education and technology training for students in the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. The event was co-chaired by Jeffrey C. Caldwell, Samuel P.C. Dangremond, Lucidna B. May and Frederica Tompkins. Sponsors included Brooks Brothers, New York Magazine, Benjamin Moore and Prosecco DOC.

Vendors were certainly excited about this season’s antiques show. “The market is very bullish right now, and this is one of the greatest collection of dealers to come together in the world. There is such a variety, you have everyone from the contemporary dealers to the veterans such as ourselves,” said Patrick Bavasi, director of Hyde Park Antiques. Bavasi believes that antiques are now seen as alternative investments.

Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz, a decorative art dealer who teamed up with David Gill was there representing the contemporary crowd. While many of the wallpapers she and Gill are showing have an antique appearance, some were designed recently. People are often afraid to mix contemporary art with antiques, but she considers that a mindset problem. “Some people need guidance in showing that pairing antiques with new pieces can work,” Thibaut-Pomerantz said. “They think because the furniture is antique that everything else has to be too, and that is just not always the case.”

In the mix celebrating the world of fancy antiques were Wendy Goodman, Thomas Jayne, Caroline and William Avedon, Polina Proshkina, Juan Montoya, Alison Spear, Charles and Janis Cecil, James Aguiar and Linda Fargo.

Let’s re-decorate.


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