26th Annual Palm Beach Winter Antiques Show is Jan. 18-20

PALM BEACH, Fla. – The 26th Annual Palm Beach Winter Antiques Show will be held at the Crown Plaza West Palm Beach on Jan. 18-20, 2008. More than 50 national and international dealers will be taking part.

Essex Antiquarians of Essex, Mass., concentrates on 18th- and 19th-century furniture. The Golden Books Group from Devon, England, specializes in fine furniture for libraries, while Zane Moss Antiques of New York presents fine 1880s mahogany pieces. Olivier Fleuri Inc. of Malvern, Pa., will return with her collection of French furniture, and an old favorite, Wellesley House Ltd. of Lake Forest, Ill., will once again bring a new collection of English and American furniture as well as antique furnishings.Twin Dolphins Table.jpg

Hamshere Gallery of London will be selling animal paintings, as well as handmade jewelry with animal motifs. Animal jewelry will also be on view at the booth of Johanna Antiques, Kingsville, Md.

Rare bronze dolphin statues "Turn of the Century"
From: Land and Sea Collection, Jupiter, Florida

First-time dealers include the Chinese Art Gallery from New York, the Country Squire from Milton, Mass., with a collection of hand-painted trays from the early 1800s, and the Land and Sea Collection from Jupiter, Fla., with nautical antiques.

Florida antique dealers returning include Renata Metelska Fine Art from Lake Worth; Ancient Art International of Fort Pierce; Archive Gallery of Tequesta; Doris W. Ross of Palm Beach Gardens with rare Jasperware and Joan Grober of Palm Beach who will bring her collection of antique and estate jewelry.

“We plan to eliminate some of the frills such as lectures and other special events and keep it a comfortable size with an easy, relaxed atmosphere and a dedication to antiques with a distinct taste of Palm Beach,” said show producer Zita Waters Bell.

Bench.jpgThe Tri-County Humane Society will benefit from the Jan. 17 preview party which runs from 6-9 p.m. Tri-County is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter.

#8792-A tufted mahogany leather hall bench c1880
From, Zane Moss Antiques, LTD, New York City

The show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 18-19, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 20. Three-day admission is $15 and parking is free.

For additional information, call 561-483-4047. The e-mail is zitabell@bellsouth.net and the Web site is www.zitawatersbell.com.