The East Hampton Historical Society on Long Island has announced their signature summer event, the East Hampton Antiques & Design Show, will be held in a virtual format this year.
The Virtual Antiques Show Party is set for Friday, July 17th, followed by the online auction from July 17th through July 24th.
In lieu of the annual Preview Cocktail Party, usually held on the bucolic grounds of Mulford Farmstead, ticketed recipients will receive a personally delivered swag bag of beautifully arranged East End delectables and wine.
Tickets for the Virtual Antiques Show Party (tickets include swag bag and tax-deductible donation to the East Hampton Historical Society) are $150. Gift Bags will be delivered to South Fork ticket holders. Tickets can be purchased on the East Hampton Historical Society’s website. Inquires can be made via email to email@example.com.
The online auction, July 17th through July 24th, will offer a cornucopia of items donated by top designers, possessing local roots and national fame. Items to tickle your fancy are donated by local design luminaries, including Aerin Lauder, Jonathan Adler, Charlotte Moss, Kim Seybert, and Marshall Watson, to name just a few.
Rare works of art, donated by the East Hampton Historical Society, will also be up for bid, including works by Thomas Moran and Claus Hoie, and watercolors by David Arbus.
Local designers are auctioning off creative experiences, including “COVID Cocktails” (wine and hors d’oeuvres) hosted at the home of designer Marshall Watson, with a properly distanced guided tour of the house and garden.
The East Hampton Historical Society is also offering the opportunity to support the East End ambulance corps as a way of giving back to first responders. First responder bids go directly to the Ambulance Corps in the form of gift certificates to local restaurants.
The East Hampton Historical Society Online Auction will be held from 6 pm, July 17th through 6 pm, July 24th. Visit the East Hampton Historical Society’s website to attend the auction when it goes live. Click the Auction Announcement link on the Events page of the website to participate.
Illustrations, from above: Signed Fleurs Cowles donated by Charlotte Moss; and “The Sounding Sea,” 1880, Thomas Moran (1837-1926) etching on paper.