About three weeks ago, The HighBoy hosted an intimate evening—with Doris Athineos, Judith Miller, Olga Granda-Scott and Toma Clark Haines—at Jonathan Burden’s Antiques & Works of Art. The venue, an early 20th century dairy warehouse turned antique wonderland in NYC’s Tribeca, was the perfect setting for our panel discussion on “The Future of Antiques: Antiques and Design in the 21st century”.
Ms. Athineos, Senior Editor at Traditional Home, led a conversation with our panelists which examined how they came into their chosen professions and how they are leading the charge to ensure that new generations of consumers continue to have the opportunity to discover this world. The panelists each aim to make antiques accessible to larger audiences in their respective professions: Judith Miller is one of the world’s leading antiques experts and has authored more than 100 books, including the newly published Arts & Crafts: Living with the Arts & Crafts Style, which she signed for guests at The Future of Antiques; Toma Clark Haines is the Chief Executive Diva of The Antiques Diva & Co., Europe’s largest antiques touring company offering customized antiques buying tours; and Olga Granda-Scott is the co- founder of The HighBoy, the curated marketplace for antiques & fine art. The panelists exchanged ideas on how to tell the narrative surrounding antiques and ensure trust in the industry through professional associations.
The event was filled with familiar and new faces of the design community’s best: Michael Tavano, Gary McBournie, John Douglas Eason, among others, and The HighBoy’s very own dealers: Geoffrey Westergaard of Carl Moore Antiques, Rebecca Vicars of Lowy Framing and Restoration, Nicolo Camisa and Melissa Magid of Nicolo Melisa Antiques & Art, and of course, Jonathan and JJ Burden of Jonathan Burden Antiques & Works of Art.
We would like to give special thanks to Hailee Moore for her fantastic spread including slow roasted tomato crostini and short rib sliders, Margaret Choo for her heavenly earl grey, raspberry, and lavender honey macarons, and photographer Alex Broadwell for capturing the whole event beautifully on camera.
Macarons by Margaret Choo
Miller’s new book “Arts & Crafts: Living with The Arts & Crafts Style”
And last but not least, our event would not have been successful without our sponsors:
The Antiques Diva & Co., U.S. Antiques Shows, Miller’s Antiques Guide, and Jonathan Burden Antiques & Works of Art.
The Future of Antiques Photo Gallery
Photography by: Alex Broadwell.