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Monday, October 19, 2009


Anna and Brian Haughton, the London-based fair organizers are delighted to announce that the 2009 INTERNATIONAL FINE ART AND ANTIQUE DEALERS SHOW will be a larger event than in years past, with 65 exhibitors, up four dealers compared to last year’s group of 61.  Some of the top names in the field have been added to the already stellar line-up making it the most varied and well-rounded International Show in decades.  The fair will take place from October 16th-22nd at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City.  Since its launch in 1989 the fair has become one of the world’s finest art and antiques fairs, known for its stylish décor, exceptional works of art and staggering variety. A complete list fair exhibitors can be viewed on the Haughton website at  Whom You Know visited this phenomenal show yesterday and we look forward to featuring many of its participants.

This glamorous showcase brings together superb works of art, among them many of museum quality.  Furniture, paintings, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, glass, clocks, watches, arms, armour, rare books, manuscripts, jewelry, objets de vertu,Fabergé, silver, antiquities and ethnographic art, are among the many different categories included and for sale.   Prices start from as little as a few hundred dollars but rise into the millions.

At its launch The International was the first fair in the United States to introduce vetting; a stringent set of guidelines designed to maintain the highest standards of quality and authenticity in the works of art on view and for sale.  The great value of vetting at art and antiques fairs lies in the safeguards and reassurance it offers to buyers.  The vetting committees combine both academic and commercial expertise in their membership, including museum personnel as well as other eminent specialists.  

Optimism and confidence prevail among the exhibitors this year despite global economic concerns.  “Quality sells,” comments Brian Haughton, who organizes the fair with his wife Anna and exhibits as well.  “The fair’s enduring strength is validation that the market for quality is strong and resilient. We are delighted that the IFAADS remains in a leadership position as the top international platform in America today.”

The fair opened with a Preview Party for The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on the evening of Thursday, October 15th, which also inaugurated the Fall social season in New York.  A glittering charity event, the Preview Party attracted over 1000 guests drawn from among the cream of New York society, and at the same time raises over $1m for The Society.

About The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - founded in 1946 to raise funds for patient care - is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of patients, supporting cancer research and providing public education on the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.  The Society volunteers work in close collaboration with the physicians and staff of MSKCC to support the Center’s mission of delivering the best cancer care to its patients while at the same time, providing comfort to the patients and their families who come to the Center for treatment from all over the world.   

General Fair Information

The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show

Venue: Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York, NY 10065, USA
16th-22nd October, 2009  

Fair Hours:  Open to the general public daily: 11am-7.30pm and Sunday and last day: 11am-6pm.  General admission: $20. Tickets may be purchased at the door. General fair information: (212) 642-8572  (New York) or +44 20 7389 6555 (London)  or email:   

Please also visit the website:
The International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show is held with the cooperation of The National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America (NAADAA), the powerhouse trade organization, founded in 1954.
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