Not Your Typical Swag: DC Antiques, Art & Jewelry Show

Raymond Lee Jewelers has this Platinum diamond bracelet. Total diamond weight is approx 20.50 carats.

Raymond Lee Jewelers has this Platinum diamond bracelet. Total diamond weight is approx 20.50 carats.
Courtesy of Raymond Lee Jewelers

Every weekend, do you swing by the Hope Diamond to glare at its stunning size and beauty on your way to Home Goods for some second hand “antiques”? That’s not that too far from my ideal weekend.

No matter your inclination, starting tomorrow and through the weekend, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center downtown is hosting almost 100 exhibitors for the Antiques, Art & Jewelry Show. For $15, you can spend up to four days to see Antique Road Show-style action right here in town, and maybe learn a thing or two during the free lectures. You’ll feel just like you’re down the street at a Smithsonian, only these goods come with a story – and a price.

The variety of unusual historical art collections and antiques from around the world available at this show makes it compelling for both serious collectors and beginners. The first annual show’s collections will feature everything from original paintings and works of art, to Art Deco and Modernism pieces.

Courtesy of Fuentes Communications

Tri-State Antiques has this exceptional mid-19th century ormolu mounted Sevres table.
Courtesy of Tri-State Antiques

In addition to the show floor, the expo hosts a free lecture series about some of the many featured antiquities. So, you might learn a thing or two. (Or, buy a thing or two.) After all, the holiday season is coming up! And if you don’t find something here, at least you’ll gain the knowledge to explain how that Home Goods vase is soooooo Louis XIV.

The show hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 15 through Saturday, October 17, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2009. A one-time admission of $15 is valid for all four days of the show. To visit the event’s website or to purchase tickets, click here.

Cathy was fortunate to spend a year in Paris – traveling to all surrounding countries and touring all that is worthy. Upon realizing that there is no place like home (she does hail from Kansas City – but did not click her heels to get back – thank you, Air France), she returned to America where she set out to explore every last inch of our massive country. From her base in the nation’s capital, she has worked in marketing and event planning for the past 4 years. Mail any and all DC related tips to Cathy (at) WeLoveDC (dot) com.

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