I always love starting the year with the opening evening of the Washington Winter Show, which is now open through Sunday at American University’s Katzen Arts Center. Antiques have a well-worn (and earned) character about them that not only wake up a room, but the stories behind them are endlessly fascinating.
I combed the show last night for my favorites, but as it sprawls across three levels, it’s worth going to in person. Here are my own highlights:
From the Artemis Gallery in North Salem, NY:
From Brennan & Mouilleseaux in Northfield, CT, whose booth I adored last year, came up with some more winners this year, from 19th-century to Deco and mid-century modern beauties:
From Spencer Marks in Southampton, MA:
From Fletcher Copenhaver Fine Art in Fredericksburg, VA:
From Kelleher Fine Art near San Francisco:
From Alfred Bullard Inc. in Philadelphia:
From the Leather Bucket in Philadelphia:
From Becks Antiques & Books in Fredericksburg, VA:
From Leatherwood Antiques in Sandwich, MA:
From Robert Lloyd in New York:
From Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc. in Maryknoll, NY:
I will leave you now with this amazing door knocker from Busch & Fielding of St. Joseph, MO., one of a collection that’s definitely worth seeing in person, along with a great lineup of speakers and events this weekend. Go!