Last Thursday’s Winter Antiques Show – Young Collectors Night at the Armory charmed all who made their way to this Upper East Side establishment. In its 17th year, the Young Collectors event raised funds to support the Benefit for East Side House Settlement and brought together a group of fresh-faced arts patrons wishing to indulge in the luxury and opulence of bygone eras. The night’s focus was more social, since the seasoned collectors had already swept through in a flurry of red dots the previous week.
Upon arrival, ladies stopped short of the entranceway and precariously switched from Sorels to heels. Once inside, they were greeted by a festive atmosphere, champagne and the rare wares from 75 dealers represented at this year’s fair. The offering ranged from books, art, furniture and jewelry to authentic 15th century armor and rare illuminated manuscripts.Continue Reading