For the average 21st century teenager, the term antique invokes images
of floppy disks and VCRs. Chances are, it won’t be long before the first crop of vintage iPods will be on view at the annual Winter Antiques Show (benefiting the East Side Settlement House), generally considered the most prestigious antique event in the country.
During the show’s 54th incarnation, the Park Avenue Armory was, once
again, jammed to the gunwales with artifacts from 75 exhibitors. The crowd milled among all manner of antediluvian furniture, chandeliers, candlesticks, andirons, cast iron urns, polychromed prancing horses, ancient Egyptian bronze mummy masks for cats, and other curious and pricey bric-a-brac.