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Toulouse Gallery sold a Louis XV Fontaine a Parfum (perfume bottle), circa 1743, in the $100,000 range.
Palm Beach Jewelry and Antique Show
The Palm Beach Jewelry and Antiques Show made its triumphant return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center over Presidents’ Day weekend (February 18–22). The largest vetted antiques show in the country, with over two hundred international exhibitors, this prestigious event attracted an estimated 50,000 people to the four-day event.
The diversity and depth of jewelry, art, and antiques is the major attraction of the fair. Guests stated that they were impressed with the elegance, and the warmth and welcome they received from exhibitors. Show manager and co-organizer Kris Charamonde notes “We had more serious collectors this year, and overall, sales were much better because of targeted promotion to attract furniture, fine art, and jewelry collectors. The two things that make this show successful are the quality of dealers and the high level of promotion. We will continue to build on this for next year.”
Exhibitors were very pleased with the fair. “This is the best show I have ever done,” said Alexander Acevedo of Alexander Gallery, who sold eleven paintings and two pieces of jewelry by the second day. Julien Tavener of Haley and Steele also sold well, saying “This show gives you the opportunity to sell your best items.” Michael Teller of T. K. Asian added, “I was very impressed with the quality of the attendees, more so than last year. They were very well versed and educated, on par with any show I’ve done in New York. We did very well.” T. K. Asian sold three significant pieces, each around $200,000. Ralph Chait of Ralph M. Chait, sold major pieces in the mid-five figure range, saying “We will definitely be back next year.” Alan Granby from Hyland Granby Antiques said, “The quality was up. There was a great diversity and high energy. We sold significant pieces. The show is developing a momentum, that if continued will make this truly a destination fair.”

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