Looking for that perfect period piece or vintage accessory for your home? Silver, linens, fine art, porcelain, and antique furniture are just a few of the items for sale at the Greenville County Museum of Art’s signature event, the Antiques, Fine Art & Design Weekend. Whether you’re browsing or buying, you’re bound to pick up inspired decorating ideas at the 35th edition of this artful weekend, presented by United Community Bank Foundation.
More than 20 vendors from across the country will set up in the museum’s airy space, ranging from Greenville’s own Michael McDunn Studio and Spartanburg’s H+K Gallery to Eagle Eye Moderne from Smyrna, Georgia, and Berry Campbell Gallery from Manhattan. On Friday and Saturday, lunch will be available for purchase ($10), and later in the afternoon, enjoy coffee, iced tea, and sweets while you peruse the booths and displays.
The highlight of the three-day event will be a special presentation by ceramicist Christopher Spitzmiller, whose sought-after hand-crafted lamps have been featured in publications including Architectural Digest and the Wall Street Journal(Friday, 10am; $85 ticket includes show admission, presentation, and a boxed lunch and book signing). Spitzmiller will share his ideas and inspirations from his latest book, A Year at Clove Brook Farm, which celebrates his rural lifestyle in Millbrook, New York, where he enjoys gardening, bee keeping, raising chickens, and entertaining friends.
35th Antiques, Fine Art & Design Weekend at the Greenville County Museum of Art, 420 College St, Greenville. Oct 15–17; Fri–Sat, 11am–5pm; Sun, 1–5pm. Admission, $10 (good for all 3 days). (864) 271-7570, ext 1020, gcma.org/antiques
A FEW DEALERS AT THE ANTIQUES, FINE ART & DESIGN WEEKEND:
Alan Christopher Antiques and Interiors
At Alan Christopher, not only can you find lovely period pieces—from a c.1830 Southern pine sideboard to a late-nineteenth-century Regency mahogany étagère—but the shop also offers interior design services along with a large selection of fabrics.
155 E Broad St, Spartanburg. (864) 699-9955, facebook.com/alanchristopherantiquespage
Berry Campbell Gallery
At their Chelsea gallery in Manhattan, Christine Berry and Martha Campbell have found their niche, shining a light on underrepresented artists. Their shared curatorial vision focuses on postwar and contemporary artists, with an emphasis on abstract expressionism.
530 W 24th St, New York, NY. (212) 924-2178, berrycampbell.com
The Rock House Antiques
Stalls in this cavernous space hold the vintage wares of 85 different dealers, encompassing everything from sterling-silver serving pieces to furniture and original artwork. A wide variety of antique styles and price points translates to successful shopping.
415 Mauldin Rd, Greenville. (864) 299-8981, therockhouseantiques.com
Ron Evans Antiques
Owner Ron Evans combines his lifelong love of American history with 30 years of experience dealing in fine antiques. The result is a bespoke collection of American and British antiques and decorative arts from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
124 Virginia Ave, Athens, GA. (706) 247-5746, ronevansantiques.com