Due to minor but tiring surgery I am slow getting this written. The show continued to be busy, as did the entire town, to the last day. What we experienced in the Antique and Design Center this year was a bit different than prior years–sales boomed from the opening day with large crowds, then gradually slowed a bit to the end. Prior years began more slowly and built to a crescendo–it seems that the AADC has become the first stop in High Point for many leading designers. And, for the first time we were still making sales as we began to dismantle the booth–delightful new clients from China and from The United Abar Emirates with major design businesses in those countries. The Chinese couple took the opportunity to drive over to our shop as well to make purchases. Perhaps most intriguing with these clients, their passions were European ceramics (shall we see more fake Meissen in Asian booths next season?).
Anyway here are three booth photos presented before and after to show how things changed through the week as shipments went out around the country.
Entrance to joint Whitehall/Grissom Collection Booth
Same view at end of event
The massive faux tapestry once behind jewelry display is gone, as is the large French dining table down the middle and the French modernism rattan chairs once hanging over the arched side entrance to our booth.
Before a wonderful French rack/shelf above an imposing Delft Garniture Set.
Same view, different angle
The French dining table gone, the garniture gone, the rack gone, at the back the lovely Homme debout being dismantled for delivery, the box on stand tagged for shipment, and the Regency Chiffonier gone. Equally fun, the gorgeous Rose Mandarin and Rose Medallion pieces decorating the buffet were brought from Florida by a client for us to sell in her behalf! High Point is a great meeting point for many reasons.
Now we are looking forward to a busy summer and fall including the Fall 2013 Edition of The High Point Furniture Market–already thinking about the Fall Look for the booth!