Time For The Philadelphia Antiques Show

on April 4, 2013

A Rare and Important Angel Gabriel Weathervane made by Mr. Whelden of the Whelden & Fisher tin shop for the Wesleyan Seminary, formerly the First Methodist Church, Springfield, VT, c. 1846 Courtesy of Olde Hope Antiques, Inc., New Hope, PA.

Do you go through your closet everytime you catch a rerun of Antiques Roadshow on PBS?

If you answered ‘yes’, you might want to start planning a Weekendtrip to Philadelphia to take in the city’s upcoming antiques convention.

Known for its stunning exhibits of furniture, art, and decorative treasures, The Philadelphia Antiques Show has been around for the past 52 years.

The 2013 incarnation of show takes place April 13-15 from the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia PA) and features an extended scope of fine art with a particular focus on paintings, sculpture, and works on paper through the 20th century. The show features the most prominent antique dealers in the country.

“Over the years, our Show’s galleries have presented some of the finest works of art available,” said The Philadelphia Antiques Show’s 2013 Chair Katharine Eyre. “In an effort to satisfy the collector’s continued growing interest of art in America, this expansion of the Show will include works of art through the mid-twentieth century. The combination of modern art and objects alongside exemplary antiques of the American home will attract an audience of serious art collectors, curators, and art enthusiasts, as well as invite returning patrons to experience this must-attend event.”

The Philadelphia Antiques Show moved into the Pennsylvania Convention Center last year and the expanded space allows for over 65 dealers and galleries being represented, each hand-selected for their participation.

Patrons will discover works of art including Outsider Art, Impressionist, Ashcan School, Modernist, WPA Era, alongside American and English furniture, folk art, glass, textiles, silver, ceramics, lighting, and jewelry.

The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c. will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA) on Saturday, April 13, 2013 – Monday, April 15, 2013 with its annual preview party celebration on Friday, April 12, 2013. In its 52nd year, the Show will continue to offer patrons the most diverse collection of furnishings and decorative arts for the modern American home. Proceeds from The Philadelphia Antiques Show will continue to raise funds for its beneficiary, Penn Medicine. Over the past five decades, the Show has raised over $18 million for the advancement of patient care.

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For more information about The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art|17th through 20th c., please visit ThePhiladelphiaAntiquesShow.org