Friday, January 28, 2011

Young Collectors Night & Designer's Top Picks from the Winter Antiques Show

Me with Jennifer Lee of Sotheby's Institute.

Thursday evening's Young Collector's Night at the Winter Antiques Show was quite an affair!  The Show was packed with a stylish antique and art dealers, decorators, and design aficionados.  The event was partly sponsored by an elite Design Committee which included several of my favorite decorators, a few of whom shared their top picks from the Show:

18th Century Indian painted-and-dyed
cotton panel pattern of exotic
floral and flowering vases
from Cora Ginsburg.
Alessandra Branca says this 18th century print looks like patterns made today and would be gorgeous mounted as tester or in the center of a headboard.

Rustic Armchairs of tree branches,
twigs and birch root. 
American, Adirondack region
circa 1890-1905. 
From Hirschl & Adler.
Celerie Kemble described  these chairs as "rustic, sculptural and whimsical" and would contrast them against dark walls in an Adirondack camp setting. 
Josef Frank for
Svenskt Tenn, circa 1940. 
From Hostler-Burrows.

I highly regard Timothy Whealon's knowledge of and taste for antiques.  Whealon said this vintage cabinet "has the impact of a piece of fine art" and could stand alone in any room.

Miles Redd says the painted legs lend a lightness to this framed sofa which he would use "in a bedroom or in a living room with multiple seating arrangements."

Maison Jansen Monumental scalloped-back settee.  French circa 1935.  From Liz O'Brien.
Young Collectors Night and the Winter Antiques Show benefit East Side House Settlement.


  1. Hello gorgeous!
    Sounds like an awesome event!
    Love that settee!

  2. Thanks so much, Lizzie! Wish you were here so we could have gone together. xoxo