Distinguished 11th Newport Antiques Show Draws Connoisseurs — and Former Love Children!

Bev Palmer & Norey Cullen, Preview Party Co-Chairs


The opening night of the acclaimed Newport Antiques Show is one of the highly anticipated events of the summer season, attended by lovers of the beautiful, fine and rare.  With guests that are the glitterati of the Newport social scene, it is held in the spacious ice rink at St. George’s School (the only ice being the jewelry) and is an event.

John Tschirch with historic photos

This year, the show welcomed new and past dealers, new guests, old art and old and exquisite furniture, sculptural objects and books, and included a lecture by Elliot Landy, photographer and chronicler of Woodstock and the 60’s generation, prompting a redefinition of what is an antique, perhaps?  It is also the first year that the show benefited two Newport organizations, the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County—supporting Newport’s past and Newport’s future.

Lois Vaughan, Art Manchester & Bryan Rizzuto


There was a loving tribute to, and a photo portrait of the late Dorrance (Dodo) Hamilton.

Established in 2007, The Newport Antiques Show is one of the nation’s premier antiques venues, presenting a wide selection of important Americana antiques. Over forty of the country’s top dealers present paintings, furniture, folk art, jewelry, and fine and decorative arts. Show Manager Diana H. Bittel, who is a distinguished antiques dealer and annual exhibitor, hand selects each dealer. Anne F. Hamilton of Newport and Philadelphia is the Show Chair; Honorary Chairs included Mrs. Robert H. Charles and Mrs. John R. Donnell.

 

The tumultuous days of the 1960's, including Woodstock,  were chronicled by guest lecturer Elliot Landy, who signed his books at Jessica Hagen Fine Art, adding a new time dimension to the  elegant show.

A tribute to Dorrance (Dodo) Hamilton

 
Entering to music by the Lois VaughanTrio, and an exhibition curated by architectural historian John Tschirch, guests walked through lanes of varied breathtaking booths, where "booth talks" were given on Saturday by various dealers. Champagne, wine and food stations were scattered throughout, and a hot buffet was delicious, as shoppers deliberated.

Roberto Freitas  with antique telescope

Seen were Anne Hamilton with husband Matt Hamilton, Maureen Donnell, Shannon Donnelly of the Palm Beach “Shiny Sheet", Toby Field, Donald Ross, Elizabeth McMillen, Peter Walsh, Rod O’Hanley, Richard Crisson, Peter Elebash Norey Cullen, Woody Woolworth, Dr. Holly Bannister and Sharon Wood Prince.

                                                        --Linda Phillips

 

For information, go to www.NewportAntiqueshow.com

Peter Walsh & George Herrick

 

Carol Williams & Leslie Grosvenor

 

 

Rod O'Hanley, Dorienne Farzan & Richard Crisson

 

Nanette Herrick & James Michael

 

Mary Bart Casey, Matt Hamilton,Don Bennson & Show

founder Ann Hamilton

 

Lovely period jewelry

 

Muhamad Farzan, Steve Glascock & Peter Elebash

 

Carol Epstein, Peter Walsh & Sharon Wood Prince

 

Mrs. Robert H. (Oatsie) Charles, Honorary Chair

 

John Murphy, Dr. Holly Bannister & Woody Woodworth

 

Wendy Harvey at the Matisse Wall

 

Roger King

 

Elliot Landy signing books

 

Jessica Hagen & Elliott Landy, with his 60's photographs

 

Janine Atamian & John Sawicki

 

Mr. Sawicki at Oriental Rugs, Ltd.

 

Ruth Taylor, Executive Director of The Newport Historical Society with John Sawicki

 

Thomas Palmer & Dominique Alfandre

 

Nancy Brickley & Susan Stautberg

 

Lee  di Pietro , Matt Hamilton & Alice Lynch

 

Honorary Antiques ShowCo-Chair Maureen Donnell with Shannon Donnelly

 

Leslie & David Reed

 

Benedict Leca, Exec. Director of the Redwood Library, Sandra Ourosoff & art dealer William Vareika

 

The crowded central bar

 

Trudy Coxe & Joe Pratt

 

Kate Morris, Jennifer Dalrymple & Elizabeth McMillen

 

Kelly Coen & Betty Cares

 

Sylvia Brown, Toby Field, Donald O. Ross & Andrew West

 

Holt Massey, Sandra Ourosoff Massey, Lisa & Tom Goddard

 

Jerry Bitting & Susan Killebrew

 

John Sawicki & Stephanie Forstman

 

Leslie Grosvenor, Bettie Pardee & Elizabeth McMillen

 

Paul McGreevy

 

Ernst & Nancy Rothe, Jae & John French

 

Imperial Books of New York

 

 

 

William & Elizabeth Kahane, Co-sponsors

 

 

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