The 24th annual International Fine Art & Antique Dealers show returned to the Park Avenue Armory last month, thrilling art and history enthusiasts alike.
The event hosted more than 60 exhibitors, featuring works including fine paintings, sculptors, antiquities and jewelry.
The Epoch Times recently released snippets from a press preview of the show. It explained that the Douglas Dawson Ethnographic Arts showcased ceremonial gear and ritual items from a range of African cultures, as well as old currency in the form of torques. The dealer also exhibited a 19th century Ainu robe from Hokkaido.
“At S.J. Shrubsole, you can find a variety of antique English and American silver and jewelry. Make sure to ask about Etruscan and Egyptian revivalist jewelry brought into vogue by the building of the Suez canal in the 18th century,” the preview suggests.
Meanwhile, Samina Inc. put forth exquisite jewels from the Mughal to Deccan Indian courts. These include headpieces, bracelets and pendants.
“For a day-trip to Ancient Greece, visit Phoenix Ancient Art,” the preview states. “Marvel at rare and well-preserved mosaic depicting Ganymede and Zeus in his many animal transformations. Owner Hicham Aboutaam has legends to tell about each of the pieces, which include several vessels and one of the most significant partial sculptures of Aphrodite available outside a museum.”
Other galleries include the Sladmore Gallery, the MacConnal-Mason Gallery, Daniel Crouch Rare Books, Drucker Antiques, European Decorative Arts Company and many others.