Our Man In Brussels 2009 – Part I

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In contrast to the 2008 event, the entrance to the 2009 Brussels Antiques and Fine Arts Fair had a light and airy quality with large globes floating in and above a reflecting pool at the Tour and Taxis facility.

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Visitors gather in front of the booth of Galerie Chevalier, Paris, which brought an array of antique and newer tapestries to the 2009 Brussels Antiques and Fine Arts Fair.

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Waiters serve wine to the attendees at the “vernissage,” or opening night preview for the press and sponsors, at the 2009 Brussels Antiques and Fine Arts Fair.

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Epoque Fine Jewels of Belgium was promoting its 50th anniversary in business at the 2009 edition of the Brussels Antiques and Fine Arts Fair.

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Audi, which is a major sponsor of the Brussels Antiques and Fine Arts Fair, brought this vintage racer to the show.

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The minimalist booth of Galerie Vincent Colet, Brussels, featured a Charlotte Perriand sofa with original fabric by Simon Prouve.

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David Levy & Associates, Paris, featured an array of contemporary art.


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For 2009, the Brussels Antiques and Fine Arts Fair even had its own customized wine bottles.
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This monumental figure of Diana the Huntress in the booth of Victor Werner, Antwerp, had a distinctive Art Deco quality despite its classical appearance.

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