Show Hours

Friday, January 8:  11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday, January 9:  11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday, January 10:  11:00 am – 5:00 pm


Purchase admission to Show & events:

preview night
thursday, january 7, 2016


6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Benefactors, Sponsors & Designers Reception
Reservation required.
» Entrance to this event requires purchase of Benefactor ticket. «

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Gala Patrons & Young Collectors Reception
   Reservation required.
» Entrance to this event requires purchase of Benefactor, Patron, or Young Collector ticket. «


Note: Benefactor, Patron, and Young Collector tickets include Show catalogue and daily admission to the Show.

friday, january 8, 2016

Show Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Events are included with admission to the Show unless otherwise noted.


10:30 am — 1:30 pm
 “Inviting the Generations to the Table”
with James Farmer

 Reservation required.
» Entrance to this event requires purchase of a ticket, or a table for 10 guests. «
More information…

12:30 pm
Dealer Talk:
“A Taste of 20th Century Italian Design”

with Rich and Gail Mellin of Mellin’s Antiques

1:00 pm
Book Signing
with James Farmer

2:00 pm
Guided Walk:
“Decorative Accents to complement any Interior” 

Jean Perin, an acclaimed interior designer who also consults
on historic homes, will tour the Show pointing out interesting decorative pieces.

3:30 pm
Dealer Talk:
“Antique Sleuthing: Identifying American and British Furniture in the 18th and 19th Century”

with Jay Gates of Gates Antiques

6:00 pm
Guided Walk:
“How to Approach a Dealer” 

Forbes Maner, President of the Washington Decorative Arts Forum,
will walk patrons through the Show while discussing ways to engage dealers
in conversation about their booths.


James Farmer, 2016 Friday Lecture Speaker 


Show Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Events are included with admission to the Show unless otherwise noted.


9:00am – 11:00am
Bring your own treasures and have dealers share information about your items and provide a verbal appraisal.
$10 per item
    » Open to the general public. «

Guided Walk:
“Finding Value in Asian Art”

Pamela Cole, Asian Decorative Arts Specialist and member of The Potomack CompanyAuction House team,
will explore Asian art throughout the show.

2:00pm – 3:00pm
“Infinite Resources: The Dawn of the Interactive Design Book and STUFF”

with Carey Maloney
» Entrance to this event requires purchase of a ticket. «
More information…

Book Signing
with Carey Maloney

Dealer Talk:
“Delicious Dishes: Piero Fornasetti Plays with His Food”

with Diedre Healy of Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge

Guided Walk:
Marika Meyer, well known Washington interior designer,
will guide you through the Show while pointing out her favorite pieces.

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Jazz band from the Levine School of Music,
hors d’oeuvres from Bayou Bakery & cash bar.
Free with admission to the Show.
» Free with purchase of general admission to the Show. «


Carey Maloney, 2016 Saturday Lecture Speaker


Show Hours: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


1:00 pm — 2:30 pm

Children ages 8 to 12 years old are invited to discover the fascinating world of collecting.
First, there will be a special tour of the Show and scavenger hunt designed to appeal to their interests.
Afterwards, George Mason and his daughter will invite them to a make their own ice cream sundaes.

Free with admission to the Show. 
Reservations required. Event is limited to 30 children. 


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Additional options:

2016 Show General Information

• List of 2016 Exhibitors

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