Back-to-back antique extravaganzas are planned in Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Antiques Show is set to take place the weekend of April 22nd to 24th; and the Los Angeles Antiques Show is scheduled for April 29th to May 1st.
SANTA MONICA ANTIQUES SHOW — Antiques, decorative arts and collectibles from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century will be displayed at the Santa Monica Antiques Show, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22nd to 24th, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. General admission is $7, senior citizens are admitted for $4 and children under 12 are admitted free.
The show will feature a range of art deco and art nouveau accessories. Antiques in the show include fine art, furniture, heirloom jewelry, vintage timepieces, porcelains, bronzes, silver, art glass, crystal, folk art, quilts, rugs and linens.
Information, (310) 458-2288.
LA ANTIQUES SHOW — The Los Angeles Antiques Show turns ten this year. The tenth anniversary of the annual high-end antique exhibit is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 29th and 30th; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1st, at the Santa Monica Airport Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. Admission is $15 per day.
A preview gala to benefit the Women’s Guild of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28th, at the Santa Monica Airport Barker Hangar. Tickets to the preview party are $250.
The antiques show will feature about 66 exhibitors, 11 of whom have been exhibiting in the show each year since 1995.
The 11 who have returned each year include W. Graham Arader III, a specialist in rare maps, books, Audubon and prints; Argentum-The Leopard’s Head, featuring antique silver; Charles Jay Conover, with 18th and 19th century English furnishings; Richard Gould Antiques Ltd., with 18th and 19th century English and American furniture and porcelain; Imari Gallery, which deals in Japanese furniture and screens; The Lotus Collection, dealer in antique tapestries, textiles and pillows, Lyons Ltd. Antique Prints, with etchings, engravings and lithographs; Daniel Stein Antiques, with traditional English and American furniture; Sarah Stocking Fine Vintage Posters, dealing in European art posters; Eve Stone Antiques, Ltd., featuring brass and copper from the 16th century; and jeweler Edith Weber and Associates from New York City.
Organizers say celebrity sightings are common. Last year’s antique show browsers included Michael Richards, Mr. Blackwell (best/worst dressed lists), Beau Bridges, Michael York, David Hyde Pierce, Steve Bochco, Marg Helgenberger, Cindy Crawford, Veronica Hamel, Dean Koontz, Rita Wilson and Steven Spielberg, according to show organizers.
It’s easy to name-drop on the artwork as well, as works by Picasso, Sargent and Hassam have been sold at the Los Angeles Antiques Show in recent years, organizers say.
The Antiques Dealers Association of California (ADAC) is the creator and organizer of the show. Caskey-Lees produces the event each year.
Show organizers describe items in the show as coming from “royalty, rascality, riches and renown.”
Such items include a 15th century faÁade from a Venetian palazzo owned by Henry Phipps, partner of Andrew Carnegie; a set of silverware commissioned by Czar Alexander I; a 19th century letter rack designed by Christopher Dresser; a pair of ceramic Buddhist lions from the Ming Dynasty; and an early 18th century Japanese panel painting depicting a sunrise over the Plains of Musashi.
Information, (310) 455-2886.