This summer an “Antiques Road Show”-style appraisal day, decorator and art appraiser talks, and a Saturday outdoor antiques fair series, debut at the Antiques Center Southampton. Shoppers can find merchandise and tips on incorporating antiques, vintage and funky finds in their homes and as well as their wardrobes. They may also find that they have a treasure in their attic.
The center is a collective of 32 dealer shops specializing in early 19th c through 1950’s antiques, vintage, prime decorator designs and collectibles—from furniture to jewelry to designer fashion to funky finds. Each dealer showcases his and her impeccable sense of style in their jewel-box shops, most of which are decorated to resemble a room in a home.
“If you follow trends in design, decorating and fashion, everything old becomes new again; just look at the Gatsby/Jazz Age/Art Deco style revival right now,” says Susan Allicino, the center’s manager. “A number of our dealers feature finds from this period, for instance, a beaded purse from the 30’s that, by the way, costs $300 less than a top designer’s copy I saw.”
June 8 Outdoor Antiques Fair & Art Prints Appraisal Day with Dealer and Collector Yoav Korono. Fair: 9 am-3pm. Bring your prints for appraisal 2:30 – 4 pm. Korono specializes in 20thc. American and European modern art prints, drawings, and paintings.
June 22-23 Visit the Antiques Center Southampton at the” Bridgehampton Historical Society Benefit Antique Show,” Corwith House Grounds, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton