Visitors will be delighted by what they’ll find.
Washington, DC (Vocus) December 21, 2009
The Hunt Valley Antiques Show, Baltimore’s most prestigious annual antiquing event, marks its 40th consecutive year February 19-21.
The show brings together 50 of the nation’s top dealers offering for sale more than 10,000 examples of antiques and fine art.
Visitors will discover exquisite examples of formal and country furniture, paintings, prints, glass, ceramics, textiles, rugs, silver, clocks, jewelry, folk art and equestrian antiques from five centuries. Every item is backed by a guarantee of authenticity.
“We’re celebrating a 40-year tradition of bringing fine antiques from the world over to central Maryland,” says Bob James, president of Armacost Antiques Shows. “Visitors will be delighted by what they’ll find.”
Hours of the show are Friday, February 19, 11 am-5 pm; Saturday, February 20, 11 am-7 pm; and Sunday, February 21, 11 am-5 pm.
Admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 each or for $12 each at http://www.ArmacostAntiquesShows.com.
The show is located at Crowne Plaza Baltimore, 2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD. Free parking is available.
A preview party will take place Thursday, February 18, 6 pm-9:30 pm.
Stephen Harrison, curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will open the show with a lecture, Artistic Luxury: Jeweled Masterworks of Fabergé, Tiffany and Lalique, on Friday, February 19 at 9:45 am.
James Archer Abbott, curator of Evergreen Museum, will lead a private show tour on Saturday, February 21 at 9:45 am.
Appraisals will be offered by J. Michael Flanigan and Paul Winicki, previously seen on Antiques Roadshow, on Saturday, February 20 at 1 pm.
Separate tickets are required for the preview party, lecture, private show tour and appraisals. More information is available at 410-366-1980.
Dealers participating in the Hunt Valley Antiques Show include Alexander-Mallory, At the Sign of the Sycamore, Aydin Oriental Rugs, Baldwin House Antiques, Susan Barr Antiques, Benchmark of Palm Beach, Brennan & Mouilleseaux, Brill's Antiques, Sue Brown, Douglas Constant, The Country Squire, Jesse Davis Antiques, Dawson Gallery, The Dongan Collection, Dubey's Art & Antiques, Fiske & Freeman, Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art, James Gallagher, The Hanebergs Antiques, Hanes & Ruskin, J & M Antiques, Arthur Guy Kaplan, Leatherwood Antiques, Robert Lewis, Aileen Minor Antiques, Zane Moss Antiques, Neverbird Antiques, Park Place Gallery, Peenstra Antiques Appraisals, The Philadelphia Print Shop, Robert Quilter Fine Arts, Derek & Tina Rayment Antiques, Running Battle Antiques, Shaeffer/Klinger, Shaia of Williamsburg, Solomon Suchard, The Spare Room, Spencer Marks, Swan Tavern Antiques, Time & Strike, Lynne T. Ward Antiques Prints, Ed Weissman, Antiquarian and Roger D. Winter.
Proceeds from the show help fund the programs of Family & Children’s Services of Central Maryland. The Baltimore, MD-based agency delivers services to vulnerable individuals and families experiencing problems relating to social and personal adjustment.
The Hunt Valley Antiques Show is produced by Washington, DC-based Armacost Antiques Shows. Among other events, the firm produces the Naples Art & Antiques Show, the Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show, the Historic Alexandria Antiques Show and the National Capital Winter Antiques Show.
About Armacost Antiques Shows:
Armacost Antiques Shows lets people of all ages discover the simple pleasure of owning fine antiques. Visitors to our shows can shop, look and learn in friendly surroundings, knowing they can buy with a guarantee of authenticity. All shows benefit nonprofits, including museums, churches, social service agencies and preservation groups. The nonprofit sponsors help generate enthusiasm for antiques while delivering much-needed financial support for their institutions and communities. Information is available at http://www.ArmacostAntiquesShows.com.