The Greenwich Historical Society's beloved Antiquarius, the tri-state region's premier holiday event, will literally roar this season as event planner extraordinaire and show design chair Bronson Van Wyck transforms the Old Greenwich Civic Center into a veritable animal kingdom for the Winter Antiques Show (Dec. 6-8).
"Van Wyck's Animal Instinctstheme will surely elevate the show to new heights this year," says Winter Antiques Show producer Frank Gaglio, Frank Gaglio, Inc. "His reputation as one of the world's hottest event planners, attracting presidents, captains of industry and luxury brands as clients, gives us new energy and a strong platform for drawing large crowds."
Antiques Show attendees will appreciate the finest 19th and 20th century American, European and Asian decorative furnishings, fine art and contemporary offerings that align with current collecting trends. Designer, estate and vintage jewelry, sterling silver and luxurious casual and formal handbags across a variety of price points, will continue to be an important mainstay of the show.
"The Greenwich Winter Antiques Show is a highly approachable, with hundreds of reasonably priced objects," says Gaglio. "People are often surprised to find such a large collection of affordable items from knowledgeable dealers with stellar reputations."
Dealers such as Glen Leroux Antiques, Poirier Schweitzer of Quebec, Canada; T.J. Antorino Antiques and Design; Jeff Cooley Gallery and Saratoga Fine Art are just a few of the exhibitors specializing in personal accessories. Familiar favorites at the show also will include Nula Thanhauser Antique, Vintage Purses and Accessories; Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room; James Levinson, Inc. fine estate jewelry; DK Farnum Estate Jewelry and Kimerling Antiques.
The Greenwich Winter Antiques Show kicks off at a festive reception on Friday, December 6. Attendees will enjoy an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres and a light buffet dinner provided by Watson's Catering. Tickets are $150 and are available at: www.greenwichhistory.org/antiquarius Patron ticket holders have exclusive benefits, including an intimate presentation by Bronson Van Wyck on holiday entertaining and a personally signed copy of his book out this fall: "Born to Party: Forced to Work - 21st Century Hospitality". These tickets, which are ideal for corporate entertaining, are available at various levels starting at $1,000. For tickets:https://greenwichhistory.org/patron-tickets/
For more information on Antiquarius and the Greenwich Winter Antiques Show: www.greenwichhistory.org/antiquarius:
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich, CT
Opening night reception: Friday, December 6: 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, December 7: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, December 8: 11 am - 5 pm