Winter Antiques Show Celebrates ‘Expert Eye Evening’

Catherine Sweeney Singer, director of the Winter Show, left, and Courtney Booth.

—All photos Julie Skarratt/Julie Skarratt Photography Inc

NEW YORK CITY — On Wednesday, November 20, the Winter Antiques Show Committee and East Side House Settlement celebrated the inaugural Expert Eye Evening, a new program initiated by the show to create additional opportunities to highlight the exhibitors — “expert eyes” — and their unparalleled expertise.

This first event was hosted by Carlton Hobbs LLC, a globally respected dealer in antiques and exhibitor at the Winter Antiques Show, housed within a stunning, five-story, Beaux-Arts mansion in Manhattan. The show’s 60th year Diamond Jubilee will be at the Park Avenue Armory, January 24–February 2.

More than 150 guests perused a variety of rarely showcased Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British and Continental pieces of furniture and works of art, while mingling and having the opportunity to meet with Carlton Hobbs and his longtime business partner, Stefanie Rinza. Arie Kopelman, chairman of the show, graciously thanked the crowd in attendance, while dealers committee chairman Elizabeth Feld of Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc, explained the unique educational mission of the show in coordinating the Expert Eye Evening series.

Attendees included Arie Kopelman, Lucinda and Robert Ballard, Michael Lynch and Susan Baker, Thomas Remien, Carlton Hobbs, Stefanie Rinza, Tony Freund, Wendy Moonan, Elizabeth Pochoda, Brook Mason, Helen and John Kippax, Courtney Booth, Jay Cantor, Elizabeth Feld and David Herzberg, Dara Mitchell, Marjorie and Simon Hewett, Lindsey Pryor, Peter and Lenore Standish, Catherine Sweeney Singer and William Singer, Ellen Martin, Susan Emery, Bruce Shostak, Stacey and Robert Morse, Kathleen Giordano, Dr Penny Grant, Matthew and Jill Hamilton, Tristan Offit, David and Peri Clark, Joe Standart, Robert and Janice Bergman, Frank DeBiasi, Gene Meyer and Ashley Rettenmaier.

The Winter Show celebrates its 60th year Diamond Jubilee as America’s most prestigious antiques show, featuring 73 renowned experts in American, English, European and Asian fine and decorative arts in a fully vetted show. The show was established in 1955 by East Side House Settlement, a social services institution located in the South Bronx. All net proceeds benefit East Side House Settlement. The show hours are noon to 8 pm daily, except Sundays and Thursday, noon to 6 pm. Daily admission is $25, which includes the award-winning catalog. To purchase tickets for the opening night party of January 23, or Young Collectors Night on January 30, call 718-292-7392.

Arie Kopelman, chairman of the Winter Show, welcoming guests to the party.

Jay Cantor, left, with Lucinda Ballard and Arie Kopelman.

Liz Feld, dealers committee chairman, with David Herzberg.

Stefanie Rinza and Carlton Hobbs.
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