26 January 2011

The Power of the Armory

Golf Foxtrot snags opening night. I had to wait...



...until last night.


Ball & Claw...


versus Tomato & Claw.


And while it's not opening night -- it sure was a fun night.


There's a 'feel' about this show.

The quality is here.


And so are the red heads.


But while the Delaware Antique Show (seen here) is nothing to be sneezed at...


The NY Winter Antiques Show isn't so much about money...


and Delaware tax free shopping...


as much as it's about power.


and the armory hums with it.


It's clear to me...


that this show is about men.


Men who not only have the knowledge of what they want...


but the ability to secure it.


Cost be damned.


There's wonderful style here.


Not just in the things...


but in the people as well. The cookies were fantastic.

8 comments:

Makaga said...

Thanks for giving us a peak at what the event was like.

Alice Olive said...

Ha! Great post. Love the shot of the chair and its shadows.

Anonymous said...

Great post! Thanks for this; it's been too long since I've come up to NYC for antiques week.

The ball & claw is Newport, right?

-ScurvyOaks

Anonymous said...

Great you-are-there photos of an event I'm sure I'll never get to. Makes you think about warm spring days strolling in a post-lunch haze among the shops in small towns, keeping an eye out for that special something...cost to your retirement future be damned.

Nice shot of the hands with the cookies.

-DB

My Affair with Michael Bastian said...

This is fabulous...

M.Lane said...

"but the ability to secure it"...

sigh.

ML
mlanesepic.blogspot.com

Brummagem Joe said...

Oh yes, it's a power event alright. But it's a lovely show if you like old things. I've stopped going to these events because I get tempted by things we don't need or probably can't afford like that great portrait of Czar Nicholas I in your penultimate pic.

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