Philadelphia turns back time as two annual antiques shows overlap April 17-22. The 23rd Street Armory Antiques Show, April 17-19, will showcase 40 American dealers. The Philadelphia Antiques Show at the 103rd Engineers Armory, April 18-22, will offer the exhibit "America's Painted and Gilded Legacy: 19th Century Painted Furniture."
The Second Annual 23rd Street Armory Antiques Show, 22 S. 23rd St. between Market and Chestnut streets, will be open April 17, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; April 18, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and April 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $15 on April 17 and $10 on April 18-19.
An exhibit titled "Tramp Art: One Notch at a Time" will run during show hours and is free with admission. The exhibit will highlight chip-carved artifacts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For information, call 914-876-0616 or 215-561-2345. A flat-rate parking fee for the Red Cross parking garage is available with admission.
"America's Painted and Gilded Legacy: 19th Century Painted Furniture" at the 103rd Engineers Armory, 33rd Street north of Market Street, will be open April 18, 11: 30 a.m.-8 p.m.; April 19, 11: 30 a.m.-6 p.m.; April 20-21, 11: 30 a.m.-8: 30 p.m.; and April 22, 11: 30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission for the 37th annual show is $12, $10 before April 10 (call 215-387-3500 to receive a reservation form) or $5 for students. Guided show tours of exhibitors' booths will be offered daily at 10: 30 a.m. (cost: $20 per person). Extra events include children's activities (reservations required), lectures, workshops, demonstrations and appraisals. For information, call 215-387-3500.
Visitors arriving by train can disembark at the 30th Street station in Philadelphia. (For Amtrak rates, call 914-876-0616.) Free shuttle service will be provided.
Pub Date: 4/05/98