Pair of Antique English Sterling Silver Master Salts by Paul Storr, London, 1819–1820. Offered by Spencer Marks, Ltd.

August 20–23, 2015
Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
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The inimitable Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will celebrate its 35th anniversary from August 20 to August 23, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Located in the flourishing Inner Harbor area of downtown Baltimore, the fair is the largest indoor antiques show in the country.

Produced by the Palm Beach Show Group, the 2015 Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will feature nearly 400 international exhibitors offering everything from furniture, silver, Americana, porcelain, glass, and textiles to major works of fine art, antique and estate jewelry, and Asian antiquities. According to Scott Diament, CEO of the Palm Beach Show Group, “The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show prides itself as being true to its name—A Summer Antiques Show—there are no ‘side-show’ events needed to drive the people to attend. Collectors and dealers come to the show to shop. The show is strategically set at the end of summer and is viewed as a ‘Preview’ to the antiques show season.”

A pair of sleigh leg wingback chairs. Offered by Bridges Over Time.

Among this year’s exhibitors are Camilla Dietz Bergeron, M. S. Rau Antiques, Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Rehs Galleries, Spencer Marks, Ltd., Drucker Antiques, Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio, Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques and Antique American Flags, Benchmark of Palm Beach, J.S. Fearnley, and Bridges Over Time. Diament added, “I am looking forward to the energy that these dealers bring—it always seems like a ‘kick off’ to another great show season, every time we return to Baltimore in the late summer. Some of our exhibitors even refer to the show as ‘Summer Camp’ because everyone has such a great energy and they all look forward to seeing each other year after year—and they are intrigued to see what ‘new merchandise’ is on display. Dealers are excited to see each other, the attendees are excited to shop, and we are thrilled to be the economic engine bringing buyers.”

Ladies diamond gold bib necklace, 18 karat yellow and white diamonds, W. 1, D. 4.5 inches. Offered by Benchmark of Palm Beach..
Elizabeth Gage pearl diamond and colored stone suite, late 20th century, W. 1.88, H. 3.13 inches. Offered by J.S. Fearnley.

The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will uphold its reputation as one of the finest high-end jewelry shows by welcoming over 100 esteemed exhibitors showcasing everything from vintage to antique and estate treasures. Diament said, “The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is a must-attend event for serious jewelry buyers and collectors that are interested in one-of-a-kind pieces impossible to obtain anywhere else.” Must-see pieces at this year’s show will include a stunning collection of Verdura jewelry from M.S. Rau Antiques; a lapis lazuli and diamond Crab brooch by Tiffany & Co. offered by Jacobs Diamond & Estate Jewelry; and an 18 karat gold and diamond Buccellati cuff bracelet offered by Sherry’s.

Edward Everett Oakes studio gold and moonstone necklace. Offered by Drucker Antiques.

A testament to its ongoing dedication to education, the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show has partnered with the Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC), a nonprofit museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region, for this year’s show. THNOC will have a booth on site with expert historians available for educational discourse. THNOC will also lead a lecture series that will touch on a range of New Orleans-related topics, including preserving antiques in a disaster prone region (Thursday, August 20) and the haunting photography of David Spielman, who captured the city’s evolution following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina (Friday, August, 21).

Looking ahead, be sure to mark your calendars for the Palm Beach Show Group’s New York City Jewelry & Watch Show, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18 Street, which will take place from October 30 to November 1, 2015.

This Highlight was originally published in the Autumn 2015 issue of Antiques & Fine Art magazine, a digitized version of which is available on & Fine Art and AFAmag are affiliated with