VERO BEACH — The Museum’s 23rd annual Antiques Show and Sale takes on a slightly new dimension this year. To add to the already superlative offerings in antiques, there will be “by popular demand” an increased representation of fine art and jewelry.
Show manager Charles Miller of Chapel Hill, N.C., returns with 38 of the country’s best dealers including show veterans Ed Weissman Antiquarian, Naples, Fla.; Whitehall Antiques, Chapel Hill, N.C.; and Lynda Willauer Antiques, Nantucket, Mass., and others. New dealers this year include Elliott & Elliott Antiques, Harbor Springs, Mich.; Keith Funston Antiques, Sudbury, Mass.; and Manor House Antiques, Baton Rouge, La., to name a few.
The Museum’s Antiques Show and Sale is considered one of Florida’s most-esteemed expositions of antiques in the region and has a long-standing reputation for quality and variety that attracts antique-lovers and collectors from around Florida, and beyond.
Admission is $10 and includes re-admission through the weekend along with an extraordinary exhibition of Chinese Export “Canton” Porcelain from the collection of Gail and Rich Mellin.
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Appraisals by Charles Miller are available daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at a cost of $15 per item (plus show admission charge) with a three-item maximum.
The Antique Auto Club of Indian River will be on hand with a variety of award-winning classic vehicles on display around the Beckwith Plaza Park to the north of the Museum.
The Museum Café/Catering by Adrienne Drew in the Laura and Bill Buck Atrium are open throughout the show with soups, sandwiches, salads, sweets, and an array of beverages.
The Museum Store will be open during the show with a display of bead-artist Kim Erixon’s noteworthy Art to Wear jewelry along with its usual array of creative art-related gifts for all ages.
Vero Beach Museum of Art is located at 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963.
For more information call (772) 231-0707 or visit www.verobeachmuseum.org.
There will be ample free public parking available in Riverside Park during the show.
Directions: From I-95 (Exit 147) or U.S.#1, take State Road (SR) 60 east towards the beaches/barrier island, cross over the Merrill P. Barber Bridge, and then turn right at the first traffic light into Riverside Park.
The show opens on Thursday evening Jan. 8, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the Cocktails and Appraisals preview event, which features, in addition to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, experts from Chicago’s Leslie Hindman Auctioneers who will be on hand to appraise your favorite bauble. For the cost of the $200 per person, preview party guests have the opportunity to bring (or wear) their single favorite bauble or timepiece for an exclusive appraisal by Hindman’s jewelry experts as well as private shopping with 38 dealers to choose from.
For “Cocktails and Appraisals tickets, call 231-0707, ext 111 or email email@example.com.
Antiques Show & Sale Support Patron Sponsors: Mrs. Ernest Hazel and Charlotte S. Stifel
Additional Support: Lani Becker
Show Chairs: Trude See and Lina Sullivan
Preview Party Chair: Mrs. Jacqueline