The Miami National Antiques Show will open to the public tomorrow, January 28, 2011. Lots of changes for the good are happening, so hopefully the show will enter a virtuous circle and get back to its former glory. Credit needs to go to Rosemary Krieger, the show’s promoter.
The first changes are to the building itself, done by Turner Construction. Most the changes are cosmetic, but quite nice — new lobby, new bathrooms, new lighting, etc. The exhibition looks better because of the changes.
Secondly, and more importantly, is the quality of the show. This is no local 25-dealer show with McDonald’s glass collectibles. It’s a 100+ dealer show with top-notch exhibitors who exhibit at important shows. The quality throughout is very high. Additionally, the show is growing again. The first floor is full and the second floor was supposed to have 20 dealers. They couldn’t exhibit, as the construction to the second floor isn’t complete. Hopefully the show will have a second floor next year.
My advice? Visit this show and get first crack at many of the fine items that will be exhibited at next week’s huge Original Miami Beach Antiques Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center, February 3-7, 2011. I guarantee you’ll be pleased with what you see. Personally, I’ve just added over 15 great Daum and Gallé vases that are not listed on my website, including Daum rain miniatures, a Daum mushroom vase with two handles, a Daum vase with wheat, a second Daum rain vase, etc. You’ll just have to visit me at the show to see these beauties.
If you like my blog, please let your friends know by sending them a link. Then check out my new Tiffany, Daum, Gallé, Webb and R. Lalique acquisitions. I’ve recently listed many of them on my website, including Daum swans, rain, a Gallé monumental red vase — more each day, plus a killer red Tiffany Favrile vase and a millifiori vase. Here’s the link. chasenantiques.com