The Paradise Coast is set to get a dose of art and history when the Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show comes to the Naples Exhibition Center February 5-9. Featuring nearly 40 internationally recognized art and antique galleries and dealers, the show will present fine art, antique and estate jewelry, furniture, porcelain, Asian art, American and European silver, glass, textiles, sculpture, contemporary art and more in nearly 50,000 square feet of show space.
John Atkinson Grimshaw
The Pool and London Bridge at Night
Oil on canvas, 33 x 47 inches
Brought to the Paradise Coast by the Palm Beach Show Group, widely recognized as the nation’s leading producer of premier jewelry, art and antique shows with events held in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Palm Beach to name but a few, 2015 marks the fourth year stop in Naples—Southwest Florida’s only show. With artifacts, art, antiques and jewelry that span thousands of years of history, the coveted collections on display at the Naples Exhibition Center aims to attract thousands of art and history savvy visitors and collectors.
All of the exhibitors are bringing something different and exciting to show, making this one of the most anticipated events for the area’s serious collectors. Though each exhibitor is deserving of a mention, room simply will not accommodate, so here are some of our highlights among this amazing array of masterpieces:
London-based Willow Gallery specializes in nineteenth and twentieth century Impressionist and European paintings, and is the authority when it comes to nineteenth British art, as seen with John Atkinson Grimshaw’s painting The Pool and London Bridge at Night (above). When Grimshaw painted this scene, the London Bridge was a mere 50 years old, and effectively created a barrier preventing tall ships from heading further upriver, consolidating port activity on the Thames. The overall aesthetic of the painting and the scene it pictures imbues the Romantic undertones of the era.
Masterpiece Tramp Art Radio Cabinet, Ohio circa 1930s.
The name says it all. The New York-based Antediluvian Antiques and Curiosities’ collection of antiques, from folk art to Victorian taxidermy, is truly fun and, well, curious (for the record, antediluvian means ridiculously old-fashioned, in a good way). Case in point, the beautifully crafted Tramp Art Radio Cabinet. A true masterpiece, this dates back to the 1930s when people would sit and “watch” the radio. With this is mind, this scratch-built cabinet is a functional work of art.
Daum Nancy, France
Fall scenic vase, circa 1900
For those that gravitate to Art Nouveau and Art Deco glass and lamps, than a stop at Philip Chasen Antiques’ exhibition space is a must. With authentic lamps by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Handel and Pairpoint, and art glass by Quezal, Steuben, Durand, Daum Nancy, Emile Gallé, Thomas Webb and Loetz, to name but a few, the collection is staggering and quite exquisite.
For fashionistas with an eye for classic, timeless pieces, the jewelry in Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show is of no coincidence. There are a handful of jewelry specialists coming to the Naples Exhibition Center, focusing on rare, fine estate jewelry, antique and signed period jewelry and more.
Vendome Inc. specializes in fine antique, period, estate and signed jewelry – unique pieces that “can be worn, not sored.”
Angela Cummings | Opal and Black Jade Suite for Tiffany & Co.
Inlaid Opal, Black Jade and 18K Gold Cuff and Earclips, circa 1980.
London-based Moira Fine Jewelry works with the rarest of the rare. With a collection that ranges from twentieth century signed originals, the Art Deco period pieces, 1940s gold work, to modernist creations of the 1950s to the 1980s, there is something for everyone.
Ruby and diamond plique à jour necklace and earrings.
For the fashion-forward shoppers with a vintage streak, the collectors at Nula Antique Handbags and Only Authentic are two must-visit exhibitors. Only Authentics specializes in the fine luxury vintage, runway and limited edition accessories. Get a master’s course on fashion history with selections from storied houses like Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and more.
Hermès 35 cm Porosus Crocodile Birkin in Casis.
Double-sided flap purse of orange and blue silk with an exquisitely carved wood frame crane at rest.
Nula Antique Handbags
Nula Antique Handbags dabbles in women’s handbags throughout the ages. Whether you’re looking for something in Art Nouveau or Art Deco, a signature designer, specialty Asian textiles or handbags made in Bakelite, celluloid or precious metals, there is bound to be a purse for to fit the buyer.
The Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show will run February 5-9 at the Naples Exhibition Center. Thursday, February 5, a special Opening Night Preview Party from 5 to 9 p.m. will benefit the American Red Cross. By invitation only.
- The show opens to public Friday through Monday, February 6-7 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and February 8-9 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Admission costs $20, which is good for all four days.
- For more information, visit naplesshow.com.