Nostalgia bathes everything from the past in shades of gold, which is why many financial advisors tell their clients to invest heavily in antiques. Remember a richer past with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $6, you get one admission to the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show at The Baltimore Convention Center on August 25–28 (a $12 value). Tickets are valid for all show dates and times.
Victorian candelabras and ancient Chinese sculptures grace just several of the more than 500 exhibition stalls that line the aisles of the 31st annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. Tens of thousands of collectors flood The Baltimore Convention Center to peddle their vintage wares and swap temple-raiding stories with enthusiasts from around the globe. Antique niches from across the centuries and continents—from American folk art to 19th century European furniture—are represented in a selection of more than 200,000 items available for purchase. Art aficionados can scrutinize an array of Dutch oil paintings and watercolor landscapes, and connoisseurs of jewelry can fawn over nephrite jade cufflinks and Louis XIV’s XIV-carat diamond dentures.
A free public lecture series, headlined by exhibiting dealers and industry experts, gives guests a peek into the collecting world, and an Antiquarian Book Fair features the dog-eared and pristine manuscripts of countless literary triumphs. Guests can also eavesdrop on conversations among more than 30 of the world’s leading silver specialists, who consider this an ideal place to discuss breakthroughs in polishing and werewolf hunting.
1 W Pratt St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201