International Antiques Fair at Chicago's Merchandise Mart

April 25, 2012 10:00:00 PM PDT
More than 120 of the world's top dealers of antiques and fine art are bringing their best to showcase at the 15 th annual Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair.

The fair is recognized as the Midwest's premier antiques show offering the ultimate hunt for one of a kind finds. From the seasonal collector to anyone with an appreciation for timeless design, shoppers will find a diverse array of art, antiques and jewelry from antiquity to 20th Century modernism in a variety of price points.

Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair
April 27-30

Thursday, April 26
Private Preview benefitting the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 5-8pm; Opening Night Access, 8-10pm

Fair Hours
Friday, April 27 11 am - 7 pm Saturday, April 28 11 am - 7 pm Sunday, April 29 11 am - 6 pm Monday, April 30 11 am - 3 pm

Adults: $15
Opening Night: $25 (April 26, 8-10pm)
Tickets provide re-entry through run of show.

Trilogy Antiques and Design (3 Oaks, MI)
Industrial Spotlight, $468
1890 Table Telescope, $388
Sculptural Iron Cone Form Finial Table Lamp. Handmade Sculptural Base, $488

Wimpole Antiques (London, UK)
Elephant Pin Silver set with old mine cut diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Circa 1895, $9500.00

Kip McKesson African Art (East Lansing, MI)
The wooden boards are student writing tablets, also from southern Ethiopia. Used by children to practice writing prayers. Each time they would erase and then write again. Late 19th century. $600.

Hares Antiques (Gloucestershire, UK)
Antique wine table by Gillow of Lancaster, this is a really wonderful design with excellent crisp carving straight out of the Gillows design book, it is made of very rare Goncales Alves timber which has the density of mahogany with the light bending capabilities of satin wood. English circa 1825 $6,800

Clifford A Wallach (Manalpan, NJ)
Tramp Art Painted Heart Shaped Frame Circa 1920s - 1930s, $1875.00

Arts 220 (Winnetka, IL)
Porcelain Vase by Royal Copenhagen, Denmark, signed, 1950's.This wonderful vase has a totemic design of stylized "eyes" and clearly shows the influence of Surrealism on the Decorative Arts in the 1950s. $425

G. Sergeant Antiques (Woodbury, CT)
This pair of mirrors is extraordinary on several levels. They are circa 1760 English Chippendale Gothic mirrors and the drawing for them, by Thomas Chippendale, is in the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. They are priced at $95,000 for the pair and were recently de-accessioned from St. Joseph's college and this is their first time on the market in several generations.

Imperial Fine Books (NY, NY)
Set of Theodore Roosevelt's African Game Trails, signed by Roosevelt, limited to 500 copies, first edition in a magnificent binding, $l7,500.

Domont Jewelry (Miami, FL)
Chanel Glass and Diamond Cross from the 1950's. $4800

Chicago Center for Print/Posters (Chicago, IL)
Chicago World's Fair Vintage Poster, $3000

John Jaffa (London, UK)
The Margrave of Barden Barden Necessaire. This Important Gold Enamel Necessaire designed as a miniature Secretaire closely associated with James Cox who supplied the court of the Emperor. $200,000