The 23rd Annual Antiques Show & Sale
January 9 - 11, 2015: "Cocktails & Appraisals" Preview Party - Thursday, January 8, 2015
Patron Sponsor: Mrs. Ernest Hazel, Charlotte Stifel
Additional Support: Lani Becker
"Cocktails & Appraisals" Preview Party - Admission: $200
Thursday, January 8th, 5:30-8:00pm
Purchase Tickets to the 2015 Antiques Show Preview Party
The Antiques Show and Sale's intimate Preview Events provide buyers with the best selection and dealer access before the show opens to the public. This festive evening offers you the opportunity to mingle with friends, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, and gain the expertise of our 38 dealers, and includes unlimited show re-entry. This year, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, one of the nation's leading fine art auctioneers, will be on hand to provide personal appraisals of your fine jewelry. To make an appraisal reservation, call Jody Zwergel, 231-0707, ext. 106.
Show General Admission: $10 per person (includes unlimited show re-entry)
Each year thousands of visitors attend the Museum's Antiques Show & Sale. The show is considered one of Florida's most celebrated and enduring displays of antiquities in the region and has a reputation for quality and variety that attracts antique lovers and collectors from all around the state of Florida and the Southeast.
This year, show manager Charles Miller of North Carolina will return with 38 quality dealers who will display 18th and 19th century Americana including furniture, jewelry, art, glassware, porcelains, collectibles, and so much more.
During the Antiques Show, the Museum will feature a very special exhibition of Chinese Export Porcelain from the collection of Gail and Rich Mellin who are experts in porcelain with the "Canton" decoration. The exhibition, displayed in the Laura and Bill Buck Atrium, will feature the best examples of Canton cider jugs, which were predominately made for the American marketplace in the early 19th century. Canton was the affordable utilitarian commonware found in many households. The Canton cider jug has endured as an iconic form that is representative of the culture and drinking practices of early 19th century America.