Winter Antiques Show: we got there in the end
It seems that no Winter Antiques Show is complete without the intervention of weather-related issues. Perhaps the clue is in the timing: winter. This year, our sea container was diverted to Virginia and only docked in New York on the Saturday before Martin Luther King Day. Delivery to the Armory was finally effected during Tuesday afternoon, by which time our stand should have been set, cleaned and lit.
With the good-humoured cooperation of our shipper, K-Pak and their Lockson cousins, stand designer, Nicky Aubury and team, fellow exhibitors in the same predicament, and the show’s indefatigable organisers, we worked until the lights in the hall were turned down for the night. Returning on Wednesday morning, we completed the installation and set the lighting on the now clean and tidy stand.
By the time the Preview opens, the Armory will be elegant, glamorous and full of treasures; I already have some favourites as I stroll around the floor.
For our own part, we were excited to unpack our large and rare Dalpayrat vase, dating from the 1890s; a pair of chairs designed by Lewis Nockalls Cottingham and manufactured by Samuel Pratt in 1844 for Brougham Hall, Westmorland, and a selection of first-period Service Rousseau, making ten place settings.
The fair is open to the public 19-28 January, with a preview on 18 January. We are, as ever, on stand B.13, at the back right hand side of the hall.
Should you require a ticket for the show or any other information, please do not hesitate to be in touch on 917 297 2167 (Martin Levy’s telephone number for the duration of the show), or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org