'The Thrill of the Chase': Washington Winter Show Jan. 10-13

Photo by Earl D. Vandekar of Knightbridge
Pearlware jug with hunter and dog, 1827
Pearlware jug with hunter and dog, 1827

Chinese export porcelain hunting tankard, circa 1785 (Photo by: Earl D. Vandekar of Knightbridge) Chinese export porcelain hunting tankard, circa 1785

The Washington Winter Show will be held January 10-13 at the Katzen Arts Center at American University.

The event features forty-five premier dealers of antiques and fine arts and a host of events illustrating the theme of this year's show, "The Thrill of the Chase: Antiques of the Sporting Life."

Preview Night ~ Thursday, January 10
Sponsors, Benefactors, and Designers Champagne Reception
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reservations Required
Gala Patrons   •  Young (Under 40) Collectors
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Reservations Required
Lecture Luncheon    ~   Friday, January 11

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
"Chic Le Sport"
Madame Ménéhould
de Bazelaire
Director of Cultural Heritage
for HERMES, Paris

Reservations Required

Since 1986, Ménéhould de Bazelaire, Director of Cultural Heritage has curated the Hermès private collection in an “Ali Baba’s cavern” of artifacts and antiques reflective of the rich patrimony of the House.

For the 2013 Washington Winter Show Luncheon Lecture, Madame de Bazelaire will conjure Hermès’ sporting spirit which remains very much alive within the walls of the Émile Hermès Museum.

...more about the Émile Hermès Museum

Book Signing  ~   Friday, January 11

After the Lecture Luncheon, Honorary Chair, Penny Chenery and co-author Leeanne Meadows Ladin will be signing Secretariat’s Meadow – The Land, The Family, The Legend, and Riva Ridge - Penny's First Champion.  

 ... more about the authors and the books ....

Lecture Speakers   ~    Saturday, January 12

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
America’s Dog Show

Tom Bradley, President
David Frei, Announcer

Reservations Required

The Westminster Kennel Club is America’s oldest organization devoted to purebred dogs. Its world-famous all breed dog show has been held in New York City each February since 1877.

Thomas H. Bradley, 3d., the show chair (left), and David Frei, the television co-host since 1990, provide a look at the dogs and the people in its colorful history.

Appraisals      ~        Saturday, January 12      ~      Jazz Night

9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.
(no tickets or reservations required; appraisal fee applies)

Jazz Ensemble, Cash Bar, Hors D’oeuvres
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
(included in your admission fee)

Dealer Talks      ~        Friday & Saturday      ~        Guided Walks

Dealer Talks
Experts in various fields will share their knowledge of a wide range of collecting categories with you

Friday, January 11, 2013
4:00 p.m. • Dealer Talk
Precious Presentations: Silver Symbols of Excellence with Spencer Marks

Saturday, January 12¸2013
2:00 p.m. • Dealer Talk
Why Consider Southern Furniture
with Sumpter Priddy

Guided Walks
Renowned interior designers will guide you through the Show, pointing out their
"Six Favorite Things.

Friday, January 11, 2013
1:00 p.m. with Kelly Proxmire
1:00 p.m. with Andrew Law

Saturday, January 12, 2013 
3:30 p.m. with Charlotte Lekakos
6:00 p.m. with John Peters Irelan


Admission is $20 for the run of the show. Visit Washington Winter Show for more information.