Renowned Designer Charles Hanlon Tampa Florida Joins Armory Show

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Tampa, Florida interior/exterior expert and TV personality Charles Hanlon bringing his talents to New York for Avenue Shows’ “Antiques, Art & Design at the Armory.”

I always leave shows like this with a million new design ideas!

An annual showcase of fine arts and antiques has added a major name to its roster of presenters and appraisers: distinguished designer Charles Hanlon.

Organizers announced today that “Antiques, Art & Design at the Armory,” an exhibition by more than 60 dealers specializing in high-quality art and antiques, will welcome Charles Hanlon when it takes over New York City’s famed Park Avenue Armory September 21 to 24, 2012.

A regular on the popular morning talk show “Daytime” (syndicated throughout the southern states), Charles Hanlon has provided expert residential and commercial design services through his private design business, CR Hanlon Designs, and his family business, Mayfair Antiques, for more than 20 years. A regular at antiques shows throughout the South – including popular shows in Nashville, Tennessee, and Palm Beach, Florida – Hanlon is known primarily for his tailored blend of old and new.

“Blending antiques and modern styles to create a unique look is what I love most,” Charles Hanlon Florida said. “It’s much more involved than simply matching colors and patterns. I really enjoy the challenge of finding two styles that might be completely different but ultimately work beautifully together. It all starts with selecting the finest pieces, new or old, so appearing at these prestigious shows – where there will be a lot of fine pieces – is an absolute joy.”

“Antiques, Art & Design at the Armory” will feature French, English, Italian, Swedish and continental furniture from the 17th century through the mid-20th century, and that’s just for starters. Fine decorative silver (including pieces by Tiffany and Georg Jensen); antique rugs and tapestries; a wide selection of Russian antiques; French art nouveau and French art deco furniture and objects; expert English and Chinese porcelain; antique wicker pieces; fine antique, estate and contemporary jewelry; fine art lithographs and sculptures; rare books and much more will bring history alive for collectors and art enthusiasts alike.

Charles Hanlon will showcase a fine selection of 18th and 19th century antiques, as well as numerous paintings from the 1960s, organizers said. The avid fitness enthusiast, part-time karate instructor and consultant at Palm Beach-based Mayfair Antiques considers “Antiques, Art & Design” one of the top stops on his annual tour of antiques shows and fine-art exhibitions.

“This is really the best of the best,” Charles Hanlon said. “I love all of the shows throughout the South and in other parts of the country, but of course, this is New York City. The top collectors and presenters from around the world come to this one, so it’s an honor and a tremendous thrill to be part of it – and to see all the wonderful pieces they bring along!”

Among the other exhibitors slated to appear alongside Charles Hanlon at the 2012 “Antiques, Art & Design at the Armory” show are 19th century French furniture expert A.B. Levy of Palm Beach; ancient art specialists from The Barakat Gallery in Beverly Hills, California; modern masterworks authorities from F.L. Braswell Fine Art in Chicago, Ill.; representatives of Dinan & Chighine, a Surrey, U.K.-based connoisseur of decorative engravings and watercolors from the 17th through 19th centuries; Los Angeles, California-based Dragonette Limited, specializing in important works by 20th century masters such as William Haines and Samuel Marx; and many others.

“It’s a truly impressive lineup,” Charles Hanlon noted. “To rub elbows with such refined collectors and exhibitors is really quite an honor, and just being around all of these wonderful works provides tremendous creative inspiration. I always leave shows like this with a million new design ideas!”

“I can’t wait to get to New York in September,” Charles Hanlon said. “The armory show is going to be one for the ages, filled with beauty and inspiration. I hope to see a lot of collectors there!”

About Charles Hanlon
Charles Hanlon of Tampa, Florida has been an in-demand interior and exterior design expert for more than two decades. Known for his unique ability to blend old and new styles, Charles is the founder of Tampa-based CR Hanlon Designs and a consultant at his family’s business, Palm Beach, Florida-based Mayfair Antiques. A regular contributor to the syndicated television talk show “Daytime,” Charles Hanlon Tampa is an avid fitness enthusiast and part-time karate instructor.

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