The 59th Annual Winter Antique Show will be held at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC, this year the show features a special loan exhibition from the Preservation Society of Newport. If you’ve always wanted to tour the mansions here’s your chance to get a glimpse. View some 60 treasures belonging to eight of Newport’s historic mansions including The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms.
If learning more about how the gilded aged lived there are 3 not to be missed lectures that are complementary with your $20 show admission.
- January 31st – 2:30pm “Masterpiece. Louis Comfort Tiffany & Stanford White creates a Newport room”: Learn from Caitlin Emery from the Newport Preservation Society, how L.C. Tiffany & White created the “new “eclectic aesthetic merging different aesthetics.
- Feb 1st – 2:30 pm “Designing for the Vanderbilts. French Interiors from Newport”: Paul Miller will retrace the steps that led to American Queen of Resorts to adopt Parisian Belle Epoque taste.
- Feb 2 nd 2:30pm “Gilded Splendor. Preserving a Great Newport Room”: Charles Moore, Chief Conservator, The Preservation Society of Newport will talk about the Chinese lacquer panels found in the Breakfast room at The Elms.
Mrs. Elizabeth Drexel Lehr (later Lady Decies). Giovanni Boldini, Paris, 1905. 46 in. x 86 in. Oil on canvas. The Elms.
Caryatid. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American, 1913. 5 ½ in. x 5 ½ in. x 22 ¾ in. Bronze. The Breakers.
Centerpiece. Paul Storr, England, 1822-1823. 43 in. Silver. Marble House.
Photos: Winter Antiques Show 2013 Loan Exhibition