Opened the Miami Beach Antiques Fair, the annual treasure hunt that brings together collectors and curious
It combines art, history and innovation and carries names like Tiffany, Cartier, Hermés, Georg Jensen, David Webb, Andy Warhol and Patek Philippe. In the convention center and for five days, more than 600 antique dealers from around the world will offer jewelry, furniture, watches, lamps and unique decorative works
Yosvani OlivaFrom Miami
For five days, treasure hunters will invade the Miami Beach Convention Center. (OMBAS)
On Thursday, January 19, the 59th edition of The Original Miami Beach Antique Show began(OMBAS), an antiques fair that invites a mix of curious people and interior designers looking for unique pieces. More than 600 dealers of the sector from more than 30 countries meet at this annual meeting where “history, art and innovation are combined”, according to the organizers.
For five days, the Miami Beach Convention Center hosts a scavenger hunt of sorts. Names like Tiffany, Cartier, Hermés, Georg Jensen, David Webb, Andy Warhol and Patek Philippe. In 2002, for example, a small Guatemalan figure made of jade dating to between 900 BC and 1200 BC was found. “It's a kind of Art Basel, but instead of modern art, it's jewelry and antiques,” Ricardo González of Antiques Online Auctions< told Infobae. /b>.
The fair was suspended in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has not slowed down since its return to normality. González, who has been attending the fair since 2000 —“with this there are 23 years,” he said proudly— and has been there during the boom of 2005 and 2006, and the lean times of the 2008 crisis, expects a successful 2023 . “The doors opened to the public today and so far it looks like it's going to be good,” he said.
In OMBAS you can find brands such as Tiffany, Hermés, Patek Philippe and Cartier.
If you want to know the value of the jewelry you inherited from your grandmother, OMBAS has appraisers from Sotheby'sexperienced for evaluation. All attendees with a valid ticket are invited to bring an item on Saturday the 21st for a verbal estimate and perhaps the opportunity to consign it.
For those who want to learn more and get advice on purchase, there are pop-up educational sessions. Free personalized tours of Georgian-era jewelry, antique furniture and decorative art are also provided by experts.
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Ctr Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
When: from Thursday the 19th to Sunday the 22nd, from 11am to 7pm; Monday 23, 11am to 4pm
How much: $30 to $50
If you think you have a valuable object, you can bring it on Saturday the 21st to the antiques fair so that an appraiser can make it for you. a verbal evaluation. (OMBAS)
Jewelry dominates the Miami Beach Antique Fair. (OMBAS)