Record Attendance, Dazzle At VIP Opening Night Of Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show

"A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever"    -- John Keats



After the most successful Opening Night Preview Event in the Show’s history, the 14th Annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show opened its doors to literally thousands (Newport  Seen can attest to the numbers!) enthusiastic art connoisseurs, private collectors, museum curators and high-end interior designers. The show kicked off on welcoming an elite group of individuals for the exclusive Vernissage event hosted by Paula Butler, Jackie Weld Drake,

Audrey and Martin Gruss, Susan Malloy, David Ober, Polly Onet and William Secord , followed by VIP Preview Receptions. NewPalmer Pamela O’Connor was among the guests.

The arched entry reminded guests of Moby Dick

The show, which is held each year at the Palm Beach County Convention

Center, featured more than 175 international exhibitors showcasing

extraordinary collections of fine art, jewelry, silver, textiles, porcelain, Asian art, and more, ranging in date from the antiquities to the 20tth century. Compared to previous years, the show was light on photography, and heavy on jewelry.


There was a VIP lounge and a series of charming restaurants where guests could relax and refresh themselves.

Gorgeous painting display at Gladwell & Patterson

Notable guests at Wednesday’s Opening included Susan Malloy, Jenny

Garrigues, Lars Bolander, Leta Austin Foster, Bruce Bierman, Miranda and Bob Matthews, Geoffrey Bradfield, Susan Floyd, Miller Gaffrey, Christopher Smith, Pat Butler, Scott Snyder, Michael Barron, Debbie and Todd Barron, Roric Tobin and hundreds of collectors and lovers of the beautiful and rare.



It was a celestial world unto itself, with dealers from 50 countries showing their finest wares.


                                                                            --Linda Phillips


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Helping with jewelry selection


Gorgeous inlaid table at  Oliver & Espig


Poster art at Julia Santen of San Francisco


Unique posters


Collectors Denise Boyce & Bob Aron


A restaurant within the show



Laurence Sleegaard New York




An exquisite Bougereau painting






The VIP Lounge



Exquisite Antique Silver


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Imperial Books of New York City, who also displays at the Newport Antique Show in July



Magnificent antiques from Cedric DuPont, West Palm Beach


Graphic art & posters



Specimens of insects


Gorgeous Oriental rugs



Frederic Gut Galleries, Paris


Photos of Presidents














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