Las Vegas Market Adds Antiques

Las Vegas Market has secured three key anchor exhibitors and forged a new partnership with veteran antique fair organizer Arbor Antiques Services, Inc. in preparation for the summer launch of Discoveries – The Antique Vintage Marketplace.
March 25, 2015Allison Zisko

Las Vegas MarketLAS VEGAS –Las Vegas Market has secured three key anchor exhibitors and forged a new partnership with veteran antique fair organizer Arbor Antiques Services, Inc. in preparation for the summer launch of Discoveries – The Antique Vintage Marketplace. This new, immediate-delivery marketplace for antique, vintage and one-of-a-kind resources debuts Aug. 2-5, 2015.

Presented within the new Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, Discoveries is for independent retailers and interior designers looking to diversify their assortments with antiques and one-of-a-kind products for display or resale. One-of-a-kind merchandise throughout Discoveries will be replenished each day.

“Discoveries will add a new dimension to the product offerings at Las Vegas Market bringing West Coast-based antique retailers and designers something unique and exceptional,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of gift and home décor, International Market Centers. “As part of the summer debut of a dramatic and expanded presentation of temporary exhibits, Discoveries is expected to occupy 30,000 square feet of exhibit space.”

The three anchor exhibitors are Go Home, a “descendant” of the antique importing empire, Golden Oldies, based in Flushing, N.Y.; Classic Home, which offers traditional craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind items such as TV cabinets with old doors, architectural elements and other traditional accents; and Blue Ocean Traders, which imports antiques and reproductions for home and garden and sources salvaged, reclaimed, vintage items to accurately reproduce pieces from the past.

The new partnership with Arbor Antiques will present a collection of approximately 15-20 dealers, featuring fine European and American antique furniture, antique linens, American primitives, silver, china, pottery, antique prints, rugs and more. Arbor Antiques’ collection will comprise some 5,000 square feet of exhibit space within the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market.

“I think Las Vegas will give my dealers a whole new avenue to expand their client base and increase their business,” said Curtis Ann Davis, president of Arbor Antiques. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for dealers and buyers because we have antiques that will be completely new to a West Coast audience. I’m very excited about doing the show and so are the dealers – so many are already committed – they can’t wait.”

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor
azisko@hfnmag.com

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.

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