On Thursday, January 19, the 59th edition of The Original Miami Beach Antique Show (OMBAS), an antiques fair that invites a mix of curious people and interior designers looking for unique pieces. more than 600 dealers from more than 30 countries come together at this annual meeting where “history, art and innovation are combined”, according to the organizers.
For five days, the Miami Beach Convention Center hosts a treasure hunt of sorts. Names like Tiffany, Cartier, Hermes, George Jensen, David Webb, Andy Warhol Y patek philippe. In 2002, for example, a small Guatemalan figure made of jade dating to between 900 BC and 1200 BC was found. “It’s kind of Art Baselbut instead of modern art, it is jewelry and antiques,” he told Infobae. Ricardo Gonzalez of Antiques Online Auctions.
The fair was suspended in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has not slowed down since its return to normality. González, who has been attending the fair since 2000 —“with this there are 23 years,” he said proudly— and has been there during the boom of 2005 and 2006, and the lean times of the 2008 crisis, expects a successful 2023 . “The doors opened to the public today and for now it looks like it’s going to be good,” he said.
If you want to know the value of the jewelry you inherited from your grandmother, OMBAS has appraisers for Sotheby’s experienced for evaluation. All attendees with a valid ticket are invited to bring an item on Saturday the 21st for a verbal estimate and perhaps the opportunity to consign it.
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For those who want to learn more and get buying tips, there are pop-up educational sessions. Free personalized tours of Georgian-era jewelry, antique furniture, and decorative art by experts are also provided.
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Ctr Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
When: from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22, from 11am to 7pm; Monday 23, 11am to 4pm
How much: $30 to $50
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