About the Winter Antiques Show
Q: Is the Winter Antiques Show an auction or a sale?
A: The Winter Antiques Show is not an auction, but a marketplace where high-quality antiques and art can be purchased by the public every day during the Show’s 10-day run.
Q: Is it possible to purchase items at the Winter Antiques Show?
A: Yes, everything displayed by the exhibitors at the Show is available for purchase.
Q: Do sales revenues from purchases at the Show go to East Side House?
A: No. All revenue from sales at the Show goes to the individual exhibitor who sells the item(s).
Q: How does East Side House benefit from the Winter Antiques Show?
A: The Winter Antiques Show, created by the charity in 1955, is owned and produced by East Side House and provides over 30% of its philanthropic budget. The Show is the only major one in New York from which all net proceeds–ticket sales, catalogue revenues and corporate sponsorships–benefit a charity. Visit eastsidehouse.org to learn more.
Q: What is East Side House Settlement?
A: East Side House Settlement is a highly regarded not-for-profit community service that was established in 1891, 125 years ago. In 1963 it relocated to the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx, within one of the nation’s poorest congressional districts. Operating from 28 locations, East Side House programs focus on education and technology as the keys to economic and civic opportunities. Programs include Early Childhood and After-School programs and the Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School (a national model featured in Business Week magazine), 90% of whose graduates attend college. A new initiative, Bronx Haven High School, guides over-aged, under-credited students on the road to employment and college.
Q: How can I be sure of the quality and legitimacy of the works of art and antiques offered at the Show?
A: Over 160 experts specializing in the fields present at the Show examine each work of art and antique for quality, authenticity, and condition. This process assures collectors that they can buy with confidence. Those objects found not to meet the high standards of the Show are removed.
Q: I am looking for a specific object. Can you help me?
A: Yes and no. If you know what you are specifically looking for, you may want to visit our Exhibitors page, and find an exhibitor who may be able to help you find what you are looking for.
Q: What is the difference between an exhibitor and a dealer?
A: There is no difference between an exhibitor or a dealer. However, the Winter Antiques Show prefers the use of the term exhibitor.
Q: Can I bring my antique into the Show to have it appraised?
A: Outside antiques and/or fine art are not allowed on the Show floor, and must be checked in coat check. If you have an object you would like appraised, we recommend contacting an auction house or an individual exhibitor.
Q: How large is the Show?
A: The Winter Antiques Show features more than 70 exhibitors within a space measuring approximately 32,376 square feet.
Q: How do I become an exhibitor at the Winter Antiques Show?
A: Please contact the Show office for details on how to become an exhibitor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: When is the next Winter Antiques Show?
A: The 2017 Winter Antiques Show will be held from January 20-29, with the Opening Night Party taking place on January 19.
Q: Can I buy a catalogue without visiting the show?
A: Yes, you can purchase a catalogue by dialing our Benefit Office at (718) 665-5250.
Q: Can pictures be taken at the Show?
A: Yes, with the permission of the individual exhibitor.
Q: Are pets allowed into the show?
A: No, with the exception of service dogs. Certification must be provided upon entrance of the show.
Facilities at the Show
Q: Are wheelchairs available at the Show?
A: If you or another guest needs a wheelchair, they are available by calling the Show office. A wheelchair will then be brought by security to the 66th Street entrance for your use.
Q: Are there lockers available for use?
A: No, but there is a manned coat check.