2019 East Hampton Antiques & Design Show


Everything Old is New Again! 

Our Expert Panel have offered their insight as to how Antiques have impacted Contemporary Design.

The East Hampton Antiques & Design Show returns to Mulford Farm: July 19 – 21.


Trends in Antiques & Design


Trends ebb and flow – but antiques have consistently impacted the inspiration of contemporary design. The past continues to inform the future. Our panel of experts share their personal insight about how antiques can be introduced into contemporary design.

The common theme that resonates is how good design is cyclical and antiques offer perpetual good design.  Enjoy the insight of our Panel of Experts, and apply their knowledge when perusing the cornucopia of rare, unusual, and timelessly chic items to be offered at the 2019 East Hampton Antiques & Design Show!


Maria Vann – Executive Director of the East Hampton Historical Society

Antiques make for good design because influences of the past truly reinforce the saying that “everything old is new again.” Some say there is nothing new under the sun. That might be if it were not for the creative genius of designers and artists, who take inspiration from what has come before and imagine in a new way.  It is precisely that re-imagining which makes for not just good…but great design. The best design comes from talented people who can find insights of the past and remake the old into a remarkable new. 


Richard Barons – Chief Museum Curator of the East Hampton Historical Society

Spice it up, play with different periods.  If, as Edger Allen Poe said, “The carpet is the soul of the apartment,” furniture and art are the exclamation points.  Look around at the shelter magazines and there are collections of ironstone pitchers, groupings of Victorian shop signs and weather-vanes gracing shelves and walls.  It is all about personality.  An 18th century chest that you found at a Connecticut antiques show tells your guests that you are a hunter/gatherer not a couch-shopper.  You likely don’t live in a museum, but you enjoy owning a few museum pieces.  It is far more invigorating sitting on a Modernist chair and enjoying your own post-impressionist paintings, than starring at ahuge flat screen…


Brian Ferguson – Antiques Dealer and East Hampton Antiques & Design Show Manager

Salvador Dali once said “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but whom inspires others.” With that in mind, considered an antique at one time was contemporary design. I would call that full circle.


Opening Night Preview Cocktail Party

Kicks off the 2019 East Hampton Antiques & Design Show


Honorary Co-Chairs Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan

Ring in the Opening Night Celebration

Benefiting the East Hampton Historical Society


Preview Cocktail Party: Friday, July 19 (6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Antiques & Design Show: Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & 21


Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane, East Hampton 

The East Hampton Historical Society announces the return of the East Hampton Antiques & Design Show on the grounds of Mulford Farm, Saturday, July 20, through Sunday, July 21.  Now in its thirteenth year, the East Hampton Antiques & Design Show is widely recognized as the premier antiques and design event on Eastern Long Island and a highlight of the East Hampton arts and social calendar.

The dynamic design duo of Jonathan Adler, potter and modern American design maverick, and partner Simon Doonan, TV Personality, author and window dresser extraordinaire, are the Honorary Co-Chairpersons of the Friday, July 19, Preview Cocktail Party, which offers patrons an early buying opportunity of the extraordinary array of antiques, jewelry, textiles, collectibles, and  timelessly chic furniture and accessories. Ticket proceeds from the Preview Cocktail benefit the East Hampton Historical Society.


Preview Cocktail Party for the East Hampton Antiques & Design Show 


“The East Hampton Antiques & Design Show is the best place in the world to shop for all the design treasures you need (and the design treasures you didn’t even know you need).  Come for the design, stay for the magical setting, and support the East Hampton Historical Society at the same time,” said Co-Chair, Jonathan Adler. 

The East Hampton Antiques & Design show has gorgeous stuff and even more gorgeous people attending. Yes, I AM definitely referring to myself and my husband Jonathan Adler. He’s the “design” bit and I am the “antique”, said Co-Chair Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York and expert judge on NBC’s MAKING IT.

Jonathan Adler (Left), Simon Doonan (Right), and Foxlady, their rescue dog (Center)

Both the Preview Cocktail Party and the Antiques & Design Show take place on the bucolic grounds of the Mulford Farm, located on James Lane in the heart of East Hampton Village. Maintained by the East Hampton Historical Society, this 3.5-acre property features a restored 17th-century farmhouse as well as several barns and outbuildings that are among the oldest on Long Island.

The East Hampton Antiques & Design Show continues to be well received by collectors and dealers alike. Its popular offerings of wares and art come from a diverse assembly of more than 50 antiques, and art dealers, housed in elegant white tents across the farmstead’s greensward. The focus of the show is on vintage decorative items for the home and garden as well as art. Classic rattan and bamboo furniture, lighting, textiles, architectural elements, American and European country decorated furniture, Art Deco and Moderne, garden ornaments, wrought-iron accessories, industrial items, paintings, trade signs, period jewelry, weathervanes, and mirrors will be for sale.  With a broad range of styles from classic to contemporary represented, there is truly something for everyone. 

Booths at the East Hampton Antiques & Design Show

The 2019 East Hampton Antiques & Design Show is made possible in part by the generous support of Wilmington Trust, Domaine Franey Wines & Spirits, and media sponsor Hamptons Cottages & Gardens. The show is managed by Brain Ferguson Antiques of Massachusetts.

Admission to the Antiques Show costs $10, with early buying at $20. Show hours are Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an early buying hour at 9 a.m. On Sunday the show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show offers an on-site café. Enjoy light bites or a full meal with local flavor, there’s no need to take a break from shopping!

Tickets for the Friday night Opening Night Preview Cocktail Party start at $175 per person and include return visits over the weekend. Junior Tickets (ages 40 and under) are priced at $100. For tickets, please call the East Hampton Historical Society at 631-324-6850 Ext. 1, or e-mail at info@easthamptonhistory.org .  Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Events page on the East Hampton Historical Society’s website at www.easthamptonhistory.org. Tickets can also be had at the gate the night of the event. 





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