Charleston International Antique Show

CHARLESTON, S.C – Inspired by the rich historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Charleston, the Charleston International Antiques Show has established itself as a premier destination for antique collectors and admirers alike.

Featuring more than 30 antiques dealers, CIAS 2009 will include a wide range of period furnishings and decorative arts, vintage jewelry, porcelains, ceramics, silver and architectural garden accents from the late 17th to the early 20th century. Through the show’s educational and entertaining special events, collectors have a unique opportunity to purchase and learn more about everything from exquisite furniture and fine art to rare maps, jewelry, posters, prints and quilts.

CIAS 2009 is located at 40 East Bay Street. Show hours are: Friday, March 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, March 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Established in 1947, Historic Charleston Foundation works to protect buildings, landscapes and cultural resources that make up Charleston’s rich and irreplaceable heritage. At the heart of the Foundation’s mission lie its preservation and advocacy programs, including protective covenants and easements. This mission is supported through the generosity of donors, and the Foundation’s earned-income programs, including the Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens, the Charleston International Antiques Show, licensed products program, and three retail shops. In addition, HCF fulfills its educational mission through the interpretation of its collections and two museum sites: the Nathaniel Russell House, circa 1808, and the Aiken-Rhett House, circa 1818.