If you have time this week, there are few things happening in New York that are more exciting than the Spring Show NYC. Taking place right now at the Park Avenue Armory, this show includes over 50 of the finest international exhibitors today.
Gail Shields-Miller of Shields & Co. Interiors recently had the opportunity to check out three exhibitors in their own environments before the show. She relished in the romantic and lovely look of the Tiffany Studio pieces on sale at Lillian Nassau. Owned by Arlie Sulka, Lillian Nassau sells unique Louis Comfort Tiffany pieces. She described her visit as she wrote on her blog, “The list goes on with several pieces of studio furniture from such notables as George Nakashima, Phil Powell, Wendell Castle and Paul Evans. I fell in love with an out of this world leather love seat by Fritz Henningsen that I wanted to scoop right off the floor and into my apartment. AND then there was a Viennese wood and glass vitrine of uncertain artistic origin that definitely needed a home with one of my clients.”
As part of her tour, Shields-Miller visited Phoenix Ancient Art, owned by brothers Hicham Aboutaam and Ali Aboutam. They feature precious antiques from 5000 BC until about 14 AD. As she described her visit, “The gallery is a pristine environment of stunning dark bronze metal clad walls elegantly complimenting the stone floors, all very effective for displaying the select pieces on display and conjuring up the sense of ancient times long gone by. You immediately can ascertain that this is a no nonsense place and that we are going to be delving into a discussion about precious irreplaceable artifacts from ancient civilizations.”
Finally, she visited the Carlton Hobbs, which felt like entering a small museum in France. As she explained, “Carlton Hobbs occupies a rarefied strata in the antiques business, and primarily seeks out furniture and art which belonged originally to royal families and aristocrats or famous architects of that period in history.”
Should you have the time, I would definitely run (not walk!) to enjoy Lillian Nassau, Phoenix Ancient Art, Carlton Hobbs and many others at the Spring Show NYC right now.