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By the time you read this blog, we’ll already be in warm, sunny Miami for the opening of the Miami Antiques + Art + Design Show this Friday, February 2, 2018. It opens at 11 AM and closes on Sunday at 5 PM. The weather is predicted to be in the 70s all week. The show will feature over 200 premier exhibitors from the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America, offering the finest antiques and decorative arts. It’s a very high quality show that is worth a trip from anywhere in the world (and clients do fly in from as far as Japan).
After a few rough years of the show getting smaller, a serendipitous series of events led to the show growing again. Last year the show grew to 200 dealers from only 60 the previous year. This year the show has stabilized at 200 dealers, as many of the dealers from the Original Miami Beach Antique Show decided they would only exhibit at one show in Miami due to the temporary relocation of the Original Miami Beach Antique Show to the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Center. (Supposedly the show will be back in the Miami Beach Convention Center in 2019. We’ll see if that materializes, but more on that later when I hear the scuttlebutt in a few days.)
We’ve been buying like crazy, so we’ll have a fabulous display at both Miami shows. Our inventory of quality French and American glass and lamps is stupendous. We had to rent an additional showcase beyond the eight we already bring just to fit it all. Come and visit the show. The quality and selection are extraordinary! You’ll be able to get first crack at the items that are being exhibited exclusively at this show plus the items that will be brought to the Original Miami Antique show the following week.
Speaking of which, the Original Miami Antique Show follows the Miami Airport Show, starting on Friday, February 9 and continuing until Monday, February 12 at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition center. If you can’t make both shows, make sure you visit this one.
I recently listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. We’re still very much in business between shows, so please don’t hesitate to email or call. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.