| By Danielle Devine

The New Americana

February 3, 2009  |  


Now in its eighth year, the American Antiques Show, a major fundraiser for the American Folk Art Museum, remains a highlight of Americana Week in New York. The forty-seven dealers who set up in the Metropolitan Pavilion January 22-25 exhibited some of the finest examples of American folk and outsider art from the 17th to the 20th centuries.


This year the Magazine ANTIQUES made its first appearance at the show with "The New Americana," a room set up near the entrance of the show and styled by artist and designer Judyth Van Amringe. The starting point for the room was a selection of modern pieces by Knoll Inc. and Roman Thomas chosen by Van Amringe and Jennifer Norton, the magazine's publisher. Van Amringe then went around to the exhibitors' booths and borrowed antiques to harmonize with the modern décor.

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