The first major design event of 2019 proved that the antique, art, and design market continues to gain momentum. From January 18 to January 27, collectors from across the country (and around the world) gathered at the Park Avenue Armory for The Winter Show, formerly The Winter Antiques Show. The annual event featured 70 of the world’s most renowned experts in fine and decorative arts, with each item exhibited assessed extensively for authenticity, date, and condition. All revenue from general admission and net proceeds benefit the East Side House Settlement, an organization that serves the Bronx and Northern Manhattan.This year’s special loan exhibition was “Collecting Nantucket/Collecting The World,” which celebrated 125 years of collecting by the Nantucket Historical Association. On view was a unique collection of Americana ranging from needlework to baskets, classic seascapes to portraits — and a truly special array of furniture. The popularity of the exhibition perhaps signals a renewed interest in Americana among collectors.

One of the most exciting elements of The Winter Show is Young Collectors Night, a soiree designed to introduce a new generation of collectors and interior design professionals to the show (along with all the exquisite pieces featured). We were proud to be a part of this much-beloved event with our photo booth, which featured a one-of-a-kind floral installation that created a stunning backdrop for Instagram. At home, design fans could join the fun by following the hashtag #ycn2019 on Instagram.

If this event sparked your interest in collecting, check out our current selection of antiques at Sotheby’s Home.

We hope to see you next year at The Winter Show.

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