Antiques & Art at the Armory returns to the Park Avenue Armory on Wednesday, December 2nd, when more than 400 New Yorkers will celebrate its opening with a private preview and cocktail reception to benefit The American Cancer Society’s HOPE LODGE Jerome L.Greene Family Center.
One of New York’s most prominent interior designers, Richard Mishaan, serves as Creative Director for the show which runs from Thursday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 6th.
“A well-decorated home is filled with pieces of all periods and prices,” Mishaan says. “It is the mix that creates excitement.”
Formerly known as the Wendy Show, Antiques & Art at the Armory has been taking place at the Park Avenue Armory for more than 30 years. This particular December Show is in its seventh year. AVENUE acquired the shows from Wendy Management, who has acquired the company from the original owner, Clifford Nutall who founded the company in 1934. Inspired by the Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, Mr. Nutall launched this antique show at the Commodore Hotel in New York City.
Organizers say the show is designed for consumers who regularly pursue the best of everything. An assortment of dealers specializing in antique English and Amercian silver share the floor with dealers who showcase contemporary and vintage jewelry antique American, English and Swedish furniture, American, Asian and European porcelain, antique flags, Russian antiquities, rare books, antique rugs and objets d’art of all kinds in keeping with varying tastes and price points.
The promoters have forged a partnership with The Royal Oak Foundation, which will provide lectures during the run of the show and whose board members and major supporters are expected at the opening. The Royal Oak Foundation, which engages Americans in the work of the National Trust of England, Wales & Northern Ireland, has granted “Timeless Design Awards” to such American patrons of design and preservation as Mario Buatta and Bunny Williams.