Antique and vintage jewelry among the exhibits at the Philadelphia Fair
The Philadelphia Show, a leading art and design fair recognized for the quality of its exhibitors, will hold its 60and anniversary edition as a live event at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, April 29-May 1. This year’s event will feature more than 40 U.S. exhibitors specializing in fine art, design, antiques, Americana, folk art, ceramics, porcelain, silver, textiles and decorative arts .
Among the exhibitors, a handful of jewelers offering antique and period pieces. They include the following:
Kentshire, New York – a well-known company for 80 years and three generations of family ownership. Kentshire Galleries has been a leading dealer in antique and period jewellery, furniture and fine art. In 1988, Kentshire opened an independent boutique at Bergdorf Goodman in New York. Its antique and estate jewelry department continues to occupy a location on the seventh floor of the store adjacent to the BG restaurant.
SJ Shrubsole, Corp., New York – SJ Shrubsole specializes in antique English and American silver and antique jewelry from Europe and America.
James Robinson, New York – Founded in 1912, the company is best known for its 19and century jewelry and 20th century art deco jewelry; antique silverware from the 16th to the 18th century; antique porcelain services from England and the Continent; and antique table glass.
Dolan/Maxwell, Philadelphia – Modern and contemporary art dealers specializing in WPA, Atelier 17, The New York School, and African American art.
In addition to the usual times and days, it will be possible to preview the exhibitors’ offer with a preview on April 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a special preview at 5 p.m.
Throughout the duration of The Philadelphia Show, there will be a series of in-person “Booth Talks”, informal conversations held at various dealer booths. Topics for discussion will range from early American furniture to Louis Comfort Tiffany glassware to mid-century modern design. They will take place every day at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The fair will also continue its tradition of the Loan Exhibit, which has been a part of the Philadelphia Fair since its founding in 1962. The curated, museum-quality loan exhibit changes with each exhibit and allows visitors a closer look at a specific kind of antiques. This year’s loan exhibit, Zero to Sixty, celebrates the Philadelphia Show’s 60th anniversary by showcasing loan exhibits over the years.
Proceeds from The Philadelphia Show will benefit the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Digital Assets and Content Strategy Division.
For more information, visit the Philadelphia Show website.