The Winter Show announces exhibitor and programming highlights for its 70th anniversary edition at the Park Avenue Armory, showcasing exceptional antiques and fine art from ancient times to the contemporary.
Taking place January 19–28, 2024, The Show includes over 70 leading dealers from 7 countries across the globe, alongside the fair’s acclaimed programming and special presentations.
New, returning, and longtime exhibitors pair museum-quality works with a dedication to sharing the finest in visual and material culture with an international audience.
All ticket proceeds from the fair and its benefit events, including the Opening Night Party and Young Collectors Night on January 25, directly fund East Side House Settlement.
Chubb returns as The Winter Show’s presenting sponsor for the Show’s 70th Anniversary, celebrating 24 years of partnership and support.
“The 70th Anniversary edition of The Winter Show continues to exceed expectations with the quality of works our esteemed dealers are bringing,”
shares Executive Director Helen Allen. “Collectors, connoisseurs, and the curious alike will find displays ranging time, material, geography, cultures, and makers, but what unifies these diverse highlights is the unique standard of quality we maintain through our partnership with exhibitors. Alongside what will be presented on the Show floor, this year also promises to offer enlightening programming that will complement the educational goals of The Winter Show, culminating with our special exhibition Focus: Americana.”
The Winter Show’s commitment to quality establishes it as the preeminent antique and fine art fair in the United States. Maintaining a legacy for connoisseurship, every object that is presented on the Show floor is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of more than 120 experts from the United States and Europe.
Exhibitor Highlights for The Winter Show 2023
Objects highlighted this year include a variety of paintings, pieces of furniture, sculptures, tapestries, books, jewelry, and design, expressing the best of visual and material culture.
Exhibitors’ highlights include:
- Aronson of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands) brings a painting by the renowned Dutch artist Frederik van Frytom (c. 1632-1702).
- Michele Beiny (New York, USA) contributes 18th- and early 19th-century English and Continental porcelain and faïence, including a rare porcelain half-bottle cooler made for King Louis XIV.
- Blairman & Sons Ltd (London, UK) features an exceptional group of English Arts and Crafts furniture and works of art by Ernest Gimson, Sydney Barnsley, and Charles F.A. Voysey, among others.
- Daniel Crouch Rare Books (London, UK; New York, USA) presents rare works from the Petros G. Pelos Collection featuring several prints unique to the American West.
- Les Enluminures (Chicago and New York, USA; Paris, France) showcases The Hours of LeGoux de la Berchère, a ravishing manuscript in Latin and French produced in Paris at the time of the Bedford Master by his chief disciple The Master of the Munich Golden Legend.
- Maison Gerard (New York, USA) brings a monumental, contemporary work by master woodworker Michael Coffey.
- Glass Past (New York, USA) displays their expertise in 19th- and 20th-century Italian glass with an azure vase by the studio Artisti Barovier.
- Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC (New York, NY) presents an exhibition featuring a 1907 Josef Hoffmann-designed carpet (made for the Palais Stoclet) as part of a curated exhibition entitled “Architects of Design”.
- Peter Harrington (London, UK) presents an incredible selection of historical Americana documents as well as significant first edition works of literature, including the book The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner by Daniel Defoe.
- Hirschl & Adler Galleries (New York, USA) brings an incredible assortment of fine art, furniture, and decorative arts to the show this year highlighted by a Thomas Cole painting as an early example of the Hudson River School.
- Levy Galleries (New York, USA) exhibits the finest in the field of Americana, including an extremely rare James Sharples pastel portrait of George Washington.
- Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd (London, UK) specializes in English art with emphasis from the 17th through mid-19th century, presenting an important watercolor by J.M.W. Turner.
- Milord Antiques (Montréal, Canada) features an incredible acid-etched and Patinated Brass “Eternal Forest” Coffee Table by Philip and Kelvin Laverne.
- Joan B Mirviss LTD (New York, USA) explores the vital role of Japanese women clay artists, from the postwar generation to the present.
- Lillian Nassau LLC (New York, USA) presents Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s Diana of the Tower (1899), originally designed as a gilt bronze weathervane for the tower of Madison Square Garden in 1891.
- Ronald Phillips Ltd (London, UK) exhibits a fine collection of 18th-century English furniture and mirrors featuring the Craven Commodes, a fine example of 18th-century wooden furniture from the collection of Robert Bradley Craven, 6th Earl of Craven
- Red Fox Fine Art (Middleburg, VA) brings a painting by Ben Marshall, belonging to the collections of Andrew Mellon and Paul Mellon.
- A La Vieille Russie, Inc. (New York, USA) presents a series of antique jewelry inspired by nature and the natural world.
- S. J. Shrubsole (New York, USA) displays a fine selection of antique fine silver and jewels from England, including an exquisite pair of antique English silver candelabras that were a gift from King George III to the 4th Earl of Jersey, George Villiers.
- Robert Simon Fine Art (New York, USA) brings their expertise in artworks from the Old Masters, including a monumental panel by Giovanni di Marco.
- Tambaran (New York, USA) contributes a fine collection of contemporary African, Oceanic, Aboriginal and Northwest Coast Art, including a stucco Buddha Head from Afghanistan dating from the 3rd-4th
- Wartski (London, UK) presents fine antique jewelry by Carl Fabergé among other antique jewels.
- Robert Young Antiques (London, UK) brings a broad presentation of English Folk Art paintings and vernacular furniture including a rare large-scale English naïve folk portrait of three sisters.
Special Exhibition: Focus: Americana
To honor The Winter Show’s 70th anniversary, the fair is proud to present the special exhibition Focus: Americana. Marking this major milestone, Americana has been at the core of the Show throughout its history. In celebration of America’s material culture, the Show’s extended exhibitor family, and Americana week, The Winter Show and East Side House Settlement are welcoming historic, integral exhibitors to display exceptional objects that highlight Americana design history.
Focus: Americana is curated by Alexandra Kirtley, the Montgomery-Garvan Curator of American Decorative Arts, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Participating exhibitors include Kelly Kinzle Antiques (New Oxford, PA), Nathan Liverant & Son (Colchester, CT), Olde Hope (New York, NY), David A. Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles American Antiques (Woodbury, CT), Elle Shushan (Philadelphia, PA), Jeffrey Tillou Antiques (Litchfield, USA), Levy Galleries (New York, NY), and Allan Katz Americana (Madison, CT).
The Winter Show presents a suite of public programming and special events throughout the run of the fair that offers visitors opportunities to deepen their knowledge and engage with current trends and topics. Emphasizing the Show’s collaborative focus and educational approach, the panel discussions and talks are presented by experts in art, antiques, and design as well as leaders from museums and institutions.
A full schedule of programs will be announced in January and available online at thewintershow.org/programs.
Public program highlights include: “Americana is Now: Four Perspectives on Collecting” a discussion with collector Joe Gromacki, Elizabeth Lawrence, Frank Levy, Steven Spandle, and moderator Ellen McGauley of Veranda magazine on January 19; “A Collecting Dynasty: The Rockefeller Family” a lecture moderated by Joan B. Mirviss, with panelists Cythia Bronson Altman, Curator Emerita at Kykuit, Michele Beiny, Michele Beiny Ltd., and Vishakha Desai, President Emeritus, Asia Society on January 20; a discussion with All the Beauty in the World author Patrick Bringley on January 23; “Contemporary Art and Cold War Embassies” a conversation with Jennifer Duncan, Jorge Otero-Pailos, and David Peterson, moderated by Julia P. Herzberg, on January 24; and “Singular Sensations: How Designers Work with Artisans to Create One-of-a-Kind Homes” a panel led by Jacqueline Terrebonne, Editor in Chief of Galerie magazine on January 24.
On Saturday, January 27, three discussions will take place: “The Market for Drawings: How to Collect” presented in collaboration with Master Drawings New York and The Drawing Foundation; “Weaving Luxury into Modern Living: Dorothy Liebes’ Collaborations with Architects and Designers at Mid-Century” with moderator Mitchell Owens and panelists Susan Brown, Alexa Griffith Winton, Scott Powell, and Liz O’Brien; and “Decorating History: Preserving American Interior Design” with Vin Cipolla and Kate Bolick presented in collaboration with FREDERIC Magazine. Rounding out the show, on Sunday, January 28 Curious Objects presents “Catching the Bug: Enriching Your Life Through Collecting,” and there will be the lively discussion “Craft & Craftsmanship Through the Ages” with Martin P. Levy, Gemma Sudlow of Hindman, and others.
The Winter Show also presents several ticketed events to benefit East Side House. Highlights include the annual Design Luncheon panel discussion on January 19 featuring the 2024 Design Council Co-Chairs Billy Cotton, Corey Damen Jenkins, Ellen Hamilton, Alexa Hampton, and Peter Pennoyer, moderated by Honorary Chair Wendy Goodman, Design Editor of New York Magazine.