Collectors from all over America are set to descend on the City of Brotherly Love this spring when the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show returns to The Navy Yard by the shores of the Delaware River. The show, founded in 1962 and long regarded as one of the nation’s best, has been expanded beyond its stunning array of antiques to include more fine and contemporary art, a decision sure to gain favor with all in attendance.
2016 sees 58 of the country’s most outstanding antiques dealers and fine art galleries on hand to exhibit the best selections in Americana, period furniture, folk and fine art, ceramics, porcelain, silver, jewelry, textiles and decorative accessories. Everyone from collectors and curators, to designers and first-time buyers are sure to find pieces to more than suit their needs.
Co-chair Anne Hamilton is brim full of enthusiasm for this year’s show. “We’ve spent the last year hard at work,” she said, “and are thrilled with the addition of more art, vastly expanded programming and securing 58 of the nation’s best dealers. We are continuing in 2016 with so much of what made the show a stand-out over the past five decades, but also have our eye on the future.”
The weekend isn’t just about the trading of antiques and art. Expert feature presenters on hand include AD 100 designer Ellie Cullman, Antiques & Fine Art editor-in-chief Johanna McBrien, Nancy Moses, award-winning author of Lost in the Museum: Hidden Treasures and the Stories They Tell; and Alexandra Kirtley, Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts.
The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show, presented by The Haverford Trust Company, is a fund-raiser for Penn Medicine and runs from Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17, with a Gala Preview Party set down for Thursday, April 14. To purchase tickets, visit the Website or call 610-902- 2109.