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Antiques Mania Is About to Grip Houston

Mammoth Show to Take Over George R. Brown Convention Center

BY // 03.10.16

This month, everything old is new again, and we’re making a date with the past. It’s time again for a vaunted rite of spring: Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show takes place Friday through Sunday, March 18-20, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall D. Producers Dolphin Promotions are returning to town, fresh from presenting their Palm Springs Modernism show.

Expect more than a nod to the cool classicism of the mid-century movement at the rebranded Houston show, with modernist dealers holding court alongside exhibitors presenting the best of the centuries: Queen Anne, Chippendale, Sheraton, Rococo Revival and Art Deco onward. Peruse and acquire timeless antique furniture, paintings, silver, bronzes, porcelain, Oriental rugs, lighting and more, installed in beautiful room vignettes. Also shop estate jewelry, vintage clothing and accessories, restored timepieces and rare volumes.

More than 50 dealers have been confirmed at press time, including a baker’s dozen of Houston notables: Antiques of River Oaks, David Lackey Antiques & Art, The Antique Company, Vivian Breitel Antiques, Gallery Auctions, Golden Chances, Gulf Coast Silver, Japan Pearl Market, LR Antique Imports, M & M Antiques, Majolica LLC, Robert E. Alker Fine Art and Roger Howard Estate Sales. international exhibitors factor into the mix including Montevideo, Uruguay-based Gele (a cache of European furnishings and paintings) and English dealer Mears & Boyer (an exemplary source for Staffordshire dogs and other coveted collections of 18th- and 19th-century British pottery).

So it goes, as one of the oldest antique shows in America, possessing a 50-plus year pedigree, is given a fresh polish by Dolphin. Stepping up as partners are 1stdibs.com, The Magazine Antiques and PaperCity magazine. Ready, set, collect! For the complete Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show lineup and advance tickets, click here.

Show times Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, March 20, 11 am to 5 pm; admission $15 (good for all three days; includes show catalog).

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