Events | October 24, 2016

TEFAF Assembles Masterpieces from Across the World at its Debut Fair in NY

Crouch182016T141011 copy.jpgOctober 22-26 2016: TEFAF NEW YORK FALL is the first of TEFAF's debut outside Europe and provides a vital, transatlantic meeting ground for a global community of dealers, collectors, curators, interior designers and art-and-antiques enthusiasts. Now held three times a year on two continents, TEFAF is widely regarded as the world’s leading fair for art, antiques and design. The New York fair features 94 of the world’s most illustrious specialist dealers in museum-worthy fine art, design, furniture and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century, presenting thousands of years of material culture under one roof. Dedication to historical importance and unrivalled quality — across categories and time periods — is what sets TEFAF apart.

The eclectic offerings at TEFAF New York, set against the sleek, clean and ethereal Tom Postma design of the fair, will appeal to seasoned and new collectors alike. “TEFAF collectors are those who are prepared to see works of art with fresh eyes, and look at things they might not have in the past,” comments Patrick van Maris, CEO of TEFAF. “Collectors will come to the fair in search of a specific discipline, where they will find the best, but they might be captivated by something completely different and unexpected. Artistic discovery is what TEFAF is about.”

TEFAF New York Fall will take over Park Avenue Armory's entire Manhattan building, using its soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall as well as its distinctive and recently restored period rooms on the first and second floors.

A committee comprised of four members of the TEFAF New York Board, and four external US art experts selected participating dealers for TEFAF New York Fall. Each dealer is a leader in his or her respective field, many of them showing for the first time in New York or returning after a long absence. The fair offers an unparalleled chance to buy masterpieces across multiple collecting areas. These include furniture, objet d’art, ceramics, glass, silver, textiles, tapestries, antiquities, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, books, manuscripts, autographs, arms and armor, Tribal, Oceanic and Ethnographic Art, Asian Art and Fabergé. It offers something of interest and quality for every visitor. Specialst dealers spend the year gathering the often extremely rare and unique works that are not seen anywhere else on the market.

Pictured: A Map of Supreme Historical Significance -
One of the first depictions of America’s Eastern seaboard, the first voyage of discovery under French auspices, and the earliest extant map to show New York Harbor, will be offered by Daniel Crouch Rare Books.
Visconte Maggiolo (circa 1476-circa 1551)
Pen and ink with lapis lazuli, heightened in silver and gold, on six sheets of vellum joined 93.5 x 205.5cm
Signed and dated ‘November 8, 1531’
Asking Price : $10 million