Calendar of Shows

February 27–March 1

Thomasville, GA. THE THOMASVILLE ANTIQUES SHOW represents 30 of the country’s most prestigious antiques exhibitors and offers the opportunity to view and purchase exquisite antiques. Showcasing antique furniture, paintings, rugs, jewelry, tableware, accessories, and collectibles to suite the tastes of casual and serious collectors. Featuring renowned guest speakers and events. A black-tie gala will kick-off the 31st Anniversary Thomasville Antiques Show & Sale. 10-5 at the Thomasville Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 2057 GA Hwy 122. thomasvilleantiquesshow.com

March 5–8

New York, NY. NEW YORK ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR. Book lovers will find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory. Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, and bring a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. The diversity of specialties includes art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana, and much more. nyantiquarianbookfair.com

March 5–8

Charleston, SC. CHARLESTON ANTIQUES SHOW–With Design in Mind. Inspired by the rich historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Charleston, the annual Charleston Antiques Show is a premier destination for collectors and enthusiasts who enjoy seeing and learning about incorporating antiques into modern-day decor. The Antiques Show is a showcase of English, European, and American period furnishings, decorative arts and fine art, architectural elements, garden furniture, vintage jewelry, and silver—all late 17th to 20th centuries. Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation. Opening night preview party, Thursday, March 5. Show Hours: Friday & Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5. Tickets: online or (843) 722-3405. historiccharleston.org

March 6–8

Wilton, UK. WILTON HOUSE ANTIQUES FAIR. This independent event hosts 40+ exhibitors presenting antiques and decorative arts. Including jewelery, furniture, carpets, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art, authenticity is assured by a specialist committee pre-vetting everything on sale. With prices ranging from £50-£50,000, pieces will appeal to both the established collector and the first-time buyer alike. The Fair is located in two areas: The Cloisters in the house and The Old Riding School in the North Forecourt. bada.org

March 14

San Francisco, CA. ADAF Lecture by Adam T. Erby: “First in the Hearts of His Countrymen”: George Washington’s Image in the American Consciousness, 1779–1940. Associate curator at George Washington’s Mount Vernon will speak about his changing image. 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM. adafca.org

March 14

San Francisco, CA. ADAF Lecture by Adam T. Erby: “Keep it in the Home of Washington!”: The Ongoing Restoration of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Associate curator at George Washington’s Mount Vernon will speak about restoration efforts at the home. 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM. adafca.org

March 14–15

Exton, PA. 38th ANNUAL CHESTER COUNTY ANTIQUES & ARTS SHOW. Please join The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) for the 38th Annual show presented by PECO. The Show features fabulous finds from 44 antiques dealers and will be held at Church Farm School, located on 1001 East Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA (Route 30 at Route 202). Proceeds from the Antiques Show benefit the collections, conservation, and educational activities of CCHS. Sponsorships and advertising space are now available. Saturday 10-6 Sunday 11-5. For more information, please visit our website: chestercohistorical.org

March 14­–15

St. Charles, IL. FOX VALLEY ANTIQUES SHOW. The Chicago Suburban Antiques Dealers Association (CSADA) will be presenting its 63rd Spring Fox Valley Antiques Show on March 14-15. As usual this quality show will offer genuine antiques, guaranteed to be as represented and beautifully displayed by dealers from 15 states with an array of Americana, 18th and 19th and early 20th century furniture, primitives, textiles, jewelry, stoneware, folk art and decorative arts for sale. csada.com

March 15

Tolland, CT. 54th ANNUAL TOLLAND ANTIQUES SHOW. Join us Sunday, March 15, at Tolland Middle School (Old Tolland High School) exit 68, Route 84, follow signs. This show features 60 exhibitor booths specializing in 18th & 19th century American furniture, accessories, textiles, rugs, prints, folk art, and early iron. 9-3. A benefit for the Tolland Historical Society. tollandhistorical.org

MARCH 18–24

London, UK. THE OPEN ART FAIR. Featuring 1000s of objects from an eclectic inter-disciplinary mix of dealers. The Open Art Fair offers a celebration of excellence in a surprising multiplicity of fields, with works on display stretching from ancient antiquity to the contemporary. It will surprise and delight any collector or enthusiast what they might find. The fair will continue to be vetted by the British Antique Dealers Association. Visitors will be entertained not only by the diversity of the exhibits but also by superb cocktails and delicious artisanal food.  Located on Duke of York Square. theopenartfair.com

March 20–22

Houston, TX. HOUSTON ANTIQUES + ART + DESIGN SHOW featuring 75 international exhibitors in room settings at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street. For more information, please contact Dolphin Promotions. spring. houstonantiquesartdesign.com

March 21–22

Hartford, CT. THE CONNECTICUT SPRING ANTIQUES SHOW. The 47th year of America’s premier show at the Hartford Armory. The show will feature over 50 exhibitors from across the Northeast and beyond bringing together the nation’s finest collection of American furniture, Folk Art and decorative arts. Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-4. Admission $15. Free parking. A benefit for the Haddam Historical Society the show is Managed by DiSaia Management. ctspringantiquesshow.com

March 28

Danielson, CT.  The 29th Country Antiques in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner The show will take place at H H Ellis Technical High School in Danielson, CT.  Sixty+ dealers from New England and beyond will showcase their most special American Country antiques.  General Admission, 10 am–3 pm, is $10, and early buy at 9 am is $20.  www.countryantiqueshow.com

April 14

San Francisco, CA. ADAF Lecture by Monica Obniski: Alexander Girard: Using Folk Art to Work and Play in the Modern Way. Demmer Curator of 20th- and 21st-Century Design, Obniski will speak about Girard and folk art as it relates to modernism. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. adafca.org

April 24–26

Philadelphia, PA. THE PHILADELPHIA ANTIQUES AND ART SHOW. One of the most respected antiques shows in America. The show at The Navy Yard has a broad focus that includes fine and folk art, English, American and Continental furniture and decorative arts, Americana, Oriental ceramics and rugs, rare books and Native American arts.   philadelphiaantiquesandartshow.com