ABOUT

SANFORD
SMITH

35 Years

of producing fine art, design, antiques, and rare book fairs

In September 1979, the company began by launching the first All-American antiques show. The Fall Antiques Show featured 90 exhibitors selling pottery, quilts, furniture and folk art. This event set the standard for innovation: “finding holes in the market” and filling them with distinguished shows.

Upcoming Fairs

New York Antiquarian Book Fair

April  3 – 6, 2014
We are pleased to present  the 54th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair, sponsored by the prestigious Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

Expert dealers from nearly twenty countries will once again fill the historic Park Avenue Armory with rare books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, and finely bound volumes.  Known by many aficionados as the best book fair in the world, anticipation is already mounting for the 2014 New York Antiquarian Book Fair. 

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Upcoming Fairs

The Salon: Art + Design

November  13 – 17, 2014

THE SALON, now in its third edition,  will feature 50+ leading international dealers exhibiting the finest modern art and design from 1890 to the present, along with major works of ethnographic art. The roots of modern design are also represented by dealers of earlier material.  More than half of the dealers are members of the prestigious Syndicat National des Antiquaires, many of whom will be exhibiting in New York for the first time.

The combination of contemporary art and design, mixed with ethnographic pieces speaks to the way people are currently furnishing their homes. The days of collecting in a single category of fine art or antiques have passed. Adventurous collectors show a preference for mixing genres and artifacts. Reflecting the way we live now, The SALON is sure to be a destination for collectors, designers and architects with a preference for eclecticism.

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park ave armory

Part palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory fills a critical void in the cultural ecology of New York by enabling artists to create, and the public to experience, unconventional work that could not otherwise be mounted in traditional performance halls and museums. With its soaring 55,000-square-foot WADE THOMPSON DRILL HALL—reminiscent of 19th-century European train stations—and array of exuberant PERIOD ROOMS, the Armory inspires artists to draw upon its grand scale and distinctive character and captivates audiences with its ability to provide intense, dramatic, intimate, and immersive experiences.

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