NEW YORK — The Pier Antique Show is preparing for its bi-annual show, set for Nov. 22-23. This year’s show returns to the Hudson River’s Pier 94, where more than 400 exhibitors will display quality antique furniture, jewelry, decorative and fine arts. The very popular Fashion Alley will also be present during the show, which is produced by U.S. Antique Shows.
“As we approach our second year hosting November’s Pier Antique Show, we’ve received valuable feedback from both dealers and attendees and plan to make some adjustments to this year’s show,” says Dan Darby, Emerald Expositions vice president and U.S. Antique Shows general manager. “We’ve increased the number of dealers on the show floor by adding 25 new booths this year. This will diversify the categories available to attendees by providing them with more options than in previous years. We also plan to expand our Fashion Alley section including new dealers for 2014.”
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Darby also says that the Pier Antique Show will be host to the Second Annual Appraisal Day, Nov. 23. In partnership with Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, all attendees, with a valid ticket to the show, are invited to bring one item to be appraised by one of Skinner’s three expert appraisers. Each appraiser, including one specifically experienced in antique and vintage jewelry, will provide an unbiased, expert opinion of the attendee’s collectible or antique.
The show will once again be partnering with the Art Deco Society of New York. The New York society, who will have a booth onsite during show hours, will provide those with an interest in Art Deco information on how to become involved in the organization as well as support the Art Deco exhibitors participating in the show.
From classic and formal antiques to Americana and decorative arts, modern designs to vintage fashion pieces, the Pier Antique Show’s versatility has made it an internationally famed shopping spot for novice and serious collectors, interior designers, fashion icons and celebrities. Items featured on the show floor include a wide variety of kitchen and home décor, paintings, antique jewelry, art glass, ceramics and more.
“The Pier Antique Show has a lot of great dealers. More than 400 dealers fill almost three football fields, and an attendee can find pieces that range from $5 to in the millions. There are treasures everywhere,” says Paul Haig of Haig’s of Rochester.
Show times are Saturday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $20 and is valid for reentry both show days. Children under 16 are free when accompanied by an adult.
For more information about the show or to purchase tickets, visit www.pierantiqueshow.com or call 239-732-6642.