After a successful debut outside of Europe last year, the TEFAF New York Fall fair returns to North America to put some of the world’s finest collectibles on display.
TEFAF New York offers collectors of everything and anything something to admire or purchase. Items include furniture, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, paintings, books, autographs and guns, among other rare items.
Modelled on the popular event held each year in The Netherlands, the non-profit foundation has expanded to New York, putting on two shows each year in May and October. These fairs attract hundreds of the world’s top galleries and thousands of eager art-hunters.
This year’s fall event will be held from Saturday, 28 October until Wednesday, 1 November. In total, 95 exhibitors will be setting up shop at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.
Items on offer will range from ancient sculptures to fancy chairs, as well as some art pieces from a number of renowned creatives… So long as they pass TEFAF’s stringent authentication process.
What to see at TEFAF New York Fall
If you’re planning a trip to the TEFAF New York Fall fair, here are some exhibitors worth checking out:
This family-owned London gallery is known for its noteworthy British and European 19th-20th century paintings and sculptures. MacConnal-Mason will be in New York displaying works from prominent artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henry Moret and John Atkinson Grimshaw.
Thomas Salis is another specialist in 19th and 20th century art. They are particular good for French and German expressionists. Works to see include Otto Dix’s Junge Familie, Pierre Bonnard’s Le Petit Deieuner and Camille Pissarro’s Le Havre, la jetee, apres-midi, temps gris lumineux, mer haute.
A relatively new addition to the art scene, Robilant+Voena deals in a bit of everything. Specialities include Old Master art, 19th century, modern and contemporary fine art. Notable works on show will include Franz Xaver Winterhalter Portrait of Therese and Giorgio Morandi’s Natura Morta.
Antiquariaat FORUM BV
Rare book, manuscript and prints specialists Antiquariaat FORUM BV will provide the biggest book offering at the TEFAF New York Fall fair. Their display will include a number of offerings, including maps, art and history books.
If fancy furniture is your forte, Ronald Phillips is worth some of your time. The English antique dealers have a range of fancy gold-trimmed items on display that are certain to grab your eye, even if you’re not on the market for a golden footstool.
TEFAF New York Fall tickets
Unfortunately, entry to TEFAF isn’t free. In order to gain entry, you will first need to prove you’re a worthy antique connoisseur by paying out for a ticket.
Tickets are available via the TEFAF website. A single day ticket will cost you $65, with multiple day tickets costing $75.