Eight Not-To-Miss Sights At The International Show
The International Show, formerly known as the International Fine Arts and Antiques Dealer Show, is one of the finest art and antiques fairs worldwide. Everything on view is best in its class and heavily vetted. I always go because its a marvelous way to educate your eye, even if it is a bit intimidating. It is certainly the type of venue where if you need to ask how much something is, you most definitely can't afford it.
As your boots on the ground in NYC, I think it's worth sharing 8 of the most extraordinary things that I saw.
Second, I was entranced by the more than 8 feet wide TWA map of the world presented by Librairie Signatures, What a statement it would make in a room.
Also in the "real deal" category: dealer Lillian Nassau specializes in Tiffany lamps. When you see the true item, its easy to understand why so many try (but fail) to knock them off. So pretty.
On a more modern note, I found several intriguing geometric pieces. Love this desk and chair at Bernd Goeckler Antiques by Ado Chale c. 1965-70. The pieces are oak and covered in cross cut disk-shaped pieces of bovine bone set in black resin. Only 3 copies were ever produced.
H.M. Luther offered a pair of cabinets with incredible patterned fronts. Made in 2015, by artisan Roberto Guili Rida the front is gray, white and black opaline glass.
Back at Bernd Goeckler, the brass and glass trend is alive and well, even in this rarefied setting. How cool is this c. 1970s center table by Gabriella Crespi? I love multi-use pieces and this one can be separated into 2 halves for uses as consoles. Perfect for a gallery entrance space in a NYC apartment----pull it together for your next dinner party!
Perhaps the most interesting thing about The International Show is that every attendee is likely to choose 8 different favorite things! Hope you find my picks interesting.