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TEFAF, one of the World’s most prestigious art and antiques fairs, opened last Friday for the

first time in the United States at the Park Avenue Armory. It was evident from the start—the

fair kicked off with a VIP preview followed by a benefit for Memorial Sloan Kettering—that

TEFAF New York would not be just another of the fairs hosted year round by the premiere

venue. The remarkable crowds aside (over 15,000 attended during the course of the week),

the Armory was transformed by Dutch designer Tom Postma who employed the building’s

upper stories for the first time in recent fair history, draped its walls with plush cream drapes

and adorned the space with thousands upon thousands of flowers.


Maison Gerard had a particularly strong showing—not only was the booth we shared with

wallpaper icon Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz named by Artnet  News as one of the ten best at

the fair, our featured work, a German table made around 1860 for George V of the

Hanoverian dynasty, was recognized by 1stdibs as one of the fair’s “nine must see pieces.”

Other featured pieces were a one of a kind Liberty style screen made by Cutler & Girard,

(and gold medalist of the Turin Exposition of 1902), and a rare mirror ornamented in gilt

bronze and designed by Édouard Lièvre, master of the Second Empire period.

TEFAF New York
Side By Side photos of booth
Side By Side photos of booth

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Here Are the Top 11 Booths at TEFAF New York

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