Thursday, January 26, 2017

The 2017 Cathedral Antiques Show

The antiques-show season is upon us, and one show that many of us particularly look forward to is the Cathedral Antiques Show, organized and sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta.  This year's show, which runs from February 9-12, is going to be an especially exciting one.  For the first time in its 48-year history, the antiques portion of the show is being administered by The Antiques Council, which means many dealers will be new to the show.  Dealers will include Antique American Wicker of Nashua, New Hampshire, William Cook of Berkshire, U.K., and show stalwart Thomas M. Fortner Antiques of Memphis, Tennessee.  Also new to this year's event will be a Live Auction during the show's Patron Preview Party (February 8); a highlight of the auction is a four-night trip to Venice, including a two-night stay at The Gritti Palace and two-nights at Hotel Ca'Sagredo. 

But wait, there's more.  This year's lineup of speakers is equally as impressive and includes Alexa Hampton, Chuck Chewning, Cathy Kincaid, Margot Shaw, and Laura Dowling, the former chief floral designer at the White House.  (The ever-popular Flower Festival is returning to this year's show.)  Plus, the Tour of Homes and Young Collectors' Home Tour will, once again, help to round out the event.

The 2017 show, chaired by dynamos Laura Cullen and Beverly Gwynn, will benefit First Step Staffing.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit the show's website.

The Gritti Palace's recent renovation will be the focus of speaker Chuck Chewning's talk, and a two-night stay there will be auctioned off during the Preview Party.

The dining room in one of the houses featured on the Tour of Homes.

 A house on the Young Collectors' Home Tour.

 A room decorated by designer Cathy Kincaid, who is one of the show's speakers.


  1. Oh, to be in Venice. Thanks. xo Mary

  2. We were just at the Gritti 2 months ago, I didn't realize the renovation was new (which is a good sign, don't rock the boat!). It was lovely.

    1. Stefan, Chuck Chewning oversaw the renovation, which took place around three years ago or so.

      Hope you enjoyed your visit to Venice. It's been years since I was there, and at the Gritti no less.