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55 YEARS IN - THE BIGGEST ANTIQUES SHOW IN THE WORLD

Currently open for business, the world’s largest indoor antiques fair with nearly 1,000 recognised exhibitors from 28 countries - The Original Miami Beach Antique Show. Running for five day from 28 January to 01 Februrary 2016, the show has a footfall of c20,000 attendees with a serious intent who will converge on what is by British standards of scale, a standalone universe of antiques and antique jewellery.

The 1000 exhibitors will bring a dizzying range of stock from Renaissance to Art Deco eras including fine art, American and European silver, antique jewelry, 17th-19th century furniture, porcelain, and more. Additionally, the convention center’s Flamingo Ballroom will house an exquisite array of antique, estate and vintage pieces from highly regarded jewellery dealers among whom will be British company Symbolic & Chase.

Symbolic and Chase

Symbolic & Chase - Bulgari - An angel skin coral and diamond 'Serpenti' watch bracelet
The articulated yellow gold body applied with angel skin coral scales, the head accented with marquise-shaped diamond eyes, the tail embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds, head opening to reveal a Jaeger Le Coultre watch, signed BVLGARI, made in Italy by Illario, early 1960s. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. £350,000

Putting her toe in the water for the first time in Miami will be CT dealer, Margaret Schwartz of The SummerhouseCT who won her stand as part of the Antiques Young Gun of the Year USA award, organised by the show owners, again the largest in the world – US Antique Shows.  Margaret told ANF:  “I am beyond thrilled to have this opportunity to fly the flag for young dealers everywhere.  I have made arrangements for an airfreight delivery from Europe for my showcase and I am excited to gauge response from all these hungry visitors!”

Antiques Young Gun of the Year USA

Margaret Schwarz receives her award from Tom Johnson CEO of Ruby Lane at the Pier Antique Show NY, November 2015

U.S. Antique Shows will also offer attendees’ exclusive educational opportunities that run concurrently with the show. The show producer will host the Third Annual Jewellery History Series two days prior to the opening of the show. The jewellery conference, Jan. 26-27, has a comprehensive schedule including discussions of jewellery from different viewpoints, tours of selected booths prior to show opening, and a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Sharing The Rough. For a complete conference schedule and details on registration, visit The Original Miami Beach Show.

A big change is on the horizon for this revered show in 2017 when they move to a new venue due to the impending Miami Beach Convention Center closure for its planned renovations, The Original Miami Beach Antique Show will be held at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in 2017. The show’s dates will be February 10-13, 2017. Dan Darby, Emerald Expositions vice president and U.S. Antique Shows general manager told ANF:  “After extensive research of existing and proposed venues in southeast Florida’s major metropolitan areas, in 2017, U.S. Antique Shows will relocate The Original Miami Beach Antique Show to the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center from its previous home for 55 years. Compared to other facilities that we considered, the Fair Expo Center had many more benefits for our show, including 4,500 free parking spaces, a convenient and easy location less than 10 miles from Coral Gables, and ample room to offer free truck parking for dealers. Our focus is to always enhance the overall show experience by presenting dealers with exceptional merchandise and hosting educational programs that can be enjoyed by all.”

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