TEFAF New York Antique Show Oct 28 – Nov 01

TEFAF Antique Show NYC | The Antiques Diva

One of my favorite antique shows is TEFAF (The European Fine Arts Fair) in Maastricht, The Netherlands. I try to attend every other year. Attending TEFAF is like going to a museum… but everything is for sale. You can hold the Monet, try on the $200K tiara. Standing in a booth and eavesdropping on a conversation between a vendor and a potential buyer is a mini-course on fine arts – you get the best (and yes best, also means most expensive) expert dealers from around the world in one location. After one of the 1st TEFAF shows I attended, I wrote:

As you walk about the carefully decorated stalls look around – not just at the items for sell, the great floral arrangments and the innovative décor, but at the other visitors to the fair. See that guy over there – he’s a private buyer who just flew in on his private jet. Of course, unless you are a polyglot, you might find eavesdropping on the rich and famous to be a bit difficult. You’re as likely to hear English spoken as you are Russian, Chinese, Aarbic, French, Portugese, German, Dutch or Italian. It’s as if you’ve taken the worlds wealthiest citizens, thrown them in a Baccarat martini shaker and added copious quantities of cologne, silk ascots, and mink. The cocktail comes out tasting a tad Fitzgeraldesque, but with price tags included.

The main attraction for me is jewelry – Van Cleef Arpels & Chopard have antique and vintage pieces but also a slew of jewelers have eye candy for #designinspiration.

 

Véronique Bamps Van Cleef & Arpels Set Of Earclips And Brooch
Véronique Bamps – Van Cleef & Arpels Set of Earclips And Brooch
One of my core goals is the globalization of antiques – it’s our mission here at AD&CO to make antiques accessible and TEFAF’S initiative to launch in NYC is simply that same mission: make antiques accessible.
MacConnal-Mason Gallery Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Limoges 1841-1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer) Vue De La Poste À Cagnes
MacConnal-Mason Gallery Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Limoges 1841-1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer) Vue De La Poste À Cagnes 

 

TEFAF New York returns October 28 – November 1, 2017, at the Park Avenue Armory, featuring fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920. 

 

Christophe de Quénetain - After a design of Jean-Charles Delafosse (1734-Paris-1791) Console 
Christophe de Quénetain – After a design of Jean-Charles Delafosse (1734-Paris-1791) Console 
 The Details: 
  • TEFAF New York
  • October 28 – November 1, 2017

     

    FRIDAY OCTOBER 27
    2 PM – 9 PM: VIP Preview (VIP cardholders)
    6 PM – 9 PM: Opening Night Reception for the Benefit of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK Invitation only)

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 28
    11 AM – NOON: Early Access (VIP cardholders)
    Noon – 8 PM: General Admission

    SUNDAY OCTOBER 29
    11 AM – Noon: Early Access (VIP cardholders)
    Noon – 6 PM: General Admission

    MONDAY OCTOBER 30
    11 AM – Noon: Early Access (VIP cardholders)
    Noon – 8 PM: General Admission

    TUESDAY OCTOBER 31
    11 AM – NOON: Early Access (VIP cardholders)
    Noon – 8 PM: General Admission

    WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1
    11 AM – Noon: Early Access (VIP cardholders)
    Noon – 6 PM: General Admission

  • Park Avenue Armory
    643 Park Avenue
    New York, New York
  • www.tefaf.com
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“This, the Dutch seemed to be saying, this is how you do an art fair.”
NATE FREEMAN – ARTNEWS
Toma Clark Haines – The Antiques Diva 
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Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

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