The Winter Show 2020 at Park Avenue Armory




View of The Winter Show 2019. Courtesy The Winter Show. Photo by Matthew Gilbertson.

The Winter Show returns to the Park Avenue Armory from January 24 through February 2, 2020 for its 66th year, bringing together 72 of the world’s leading experts in the fine and decorative arts. The 2020 edition features a range of exhibitors, including new, returning, and longtime participants, whose offerings span 5,000 years of museum-quality art and antiques from around the globe. The Winter Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and northern Manhattan.

Magnificent dinning room suite composed of a carved oak sideboard (pictured), table, and six chairs. Circa 1900. A one-of-a-kind suite commissioned for a “cottage” in the Pennsylvania resort town of Eagles Mere. Exhibitor: Kelly Kinzle

The upcoming edition offers collectors and connoisseurs the opportunity to acquire and encounter an extensive range of works from antiquity to the present, including painting, photography, sculpture, tapestry, prints, ceramics, jewelry, antique furniture, and contemporary design. The 2020 fair includes a number of specially curated presentations as well as joint exhibitor collaborations, offering thoughtful juxtapositions of rare and exceptional objects that reflect collectors’ varied interests. Each object is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of more than 120 experts from the United States and Europe.

Willem Janszoon Blaeu, A pair of Globes ~ Terrestrial Celestial, 1648. Diameter 26 inches. Exhibitor: Daniel Crouch Rare Books.

Specially curated presentations include Daniel Crouch Rare Books (London, UK; New York, USA) with a collection of over 50 terrestrial and celestial globes dating from the 16th to the 20th century, exploring the significance of globes as navigational tools, works of art, and status symbols. The collection includes a pair of Willem Blaeu‘s 26-inch globes from 1648, which were the largest globes ever made at the time.

Carved moonstone and diamond brooch set in platinum. Diameter: 2 inches. By Tiffany & Co, ca. 1905. Exhibitor: A La Vieille Russie, Inc.

Menconi + Schoelkopf (New York, USA) will present a special focus on exceptional works on paper by American artists, including the drawings and watercolors of Andrew Wyeth.

A rare museum quality English tablet cabinet, c. 1620. Height 29 1/2 Width 22 1/2 Depth 12 inches. Exhibitor: Wick Antiques

Didier Ltd (London, UK) will display artistic jewels by Modern masters from the second half of the 20th century, such as a torque and pendant by Cuban Surrealist Wilfredo Lam.

A George I Red ‘Japanned’ Bureau Bookcase English, Circa 1725. Width 40 1/2″ Depth 23″ Height 93″. Exhibitor: Apter-Fredericks.

Apter-Fredericks (London, UK) will highlight a George I Red “Japanned” Bureau Bookcase, previously owned by former East Side House Settlement President Jonathan Bulkley.

Sèvres Enamel Ewer, 1849. Enamel on copper with a later gilt metal mount. Height: 24 ½, in (62.2 cm) Width: 10 in. (25.4 cm.)
Enameling by Jacob Meyer Heine (active 1845-1872),
The shape and ornamentation designed by Jules Diéterle
(principal designer from 1848-1855), figure painting by Henri-Pierre Picou (active 1848-1850) Exhibitor: Michele Beiny, Inc.

Michele Beiny, Inc. (New York, USA) will highlight a Sèvres enamel ewer from 1849, previously in the Victoria and Albert Museum collection, with enameling by Jacob Meyer-Heine, shape and ornamentation designed by Jules Diéterle, and figure paintings by Henri-Pierre Picou, alongside ceramics by contemporary artists.

A Burl wood stand to install an ikebana or a small object dedicated to meditation. Japan, 19th century. Exhibitor: Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh.

Among the new exhibitors, Daniel Blau (Munich, Germany) brings a rare selection of Andy Warhol drawing from the 1950s. Wick Antiques (Lymington, UK) will showcase a newly rediscovered portrait of Emma Hamilton as Ariadne by Richard Westall, among other exceptional examples of luxury antique furniture and art, including a rare museum-quality gilded English table cabinet from the 17th century.

The ‘Doncaster Cup’: A George III Equestrian Trophy, 1767, London. Maker’s Mark of Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp, Silver-Gilt. Height 46 cm, 18 in, Width: 39.37 cm, 15.5 in, Weight 3628 gr, 128 oz. Exhibitor: Koopman Rare Art.

…….And The Loan Exhibition ~ The Winter Show’s 2020 loan exhibition, Unrivaled, will present treasures from the unparalleled collection of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, encompassing art and objects from Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines. Unrivaled is co-curated by esteemed art historian and curator Philippe de Montebello, Chairman of the Board of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, and acclaimed architect Peter Marino.

Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), Camilo Astalli, known as Cardinal Pamphhili, Rome, Italy, 1650-1651), oil on canvas, H 61 x W 48 cm, Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York. Image courtesy of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York.

All revenues from The Winter Show’s general admissions and the net proceeds from the Opening Night Party and other special events benefit East Side House Settlement and contribute substantially to its private philanthropic budget. No part of sales made by exhibitors is received by East Side House.

The Winter Show runs from January 24 through February 2, 2020 at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, NYC.

Purchase tickets for Opening Night Party on January 23, 2020.