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Oct. 21, 2005 

You know the fall social season is under way when you see the ads for Brian and Anna Haughton’s annual extravaganza, The International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, Oct. 21-27, 2005, at the venerable Seventh Regiment Armory at Park Avenue and 67th Street in New York City. Now in its 17th year, the 2005 installment features 65 top dealers from around the world and an estimated $250 million worth of fine art and antiques.

Among the highlights of the fair are three outstanding objects with royal provenances, all from London dealers. At Wartski is a Fabergé picture frame representing an emblem of imperial love originally purchased by the Russian emperor and empress in 1900. Brian Haughton Antiques has a Meissen chafing dish on stand, made in 1745 for King Augustus III of Poland, and more recently owned by the Dukes of Westminster. And Koopman & Rare Art Ltd. has a wine cooler and mirror plateau, designed by John Flaxman and Edward Hodges, owned by H.R.H. Ernst August, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover, the fifth son of George III.

Other dealers on hand include Didier Aaron & Cie, Agnews, A La Vieille Russie Inc., John Alexander, Apter-Fredericks Ltd., Aronson of Amsterdam, Carswell Rush Berlin Inc., H. Blairman & Sons Limited, Blitz Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, J.H. Bourdon-Smith Ltd., W.M. Brady & Co. Inc., Browse & Darby, Yvonne Tan Bunzel, Ralph M. Chait Galleries Inc., Antoine Chenevière Fine Arts, The Chinese Porcelain Co., Cove Landing, SA Galerie Ariane Dandois, The Douglas Dawson Gallery, Philippe Denys, Kate de Rothschild, Charles Ede Ltd., Peter Finer, Firestone and Parson Inc., Goedhuis Contemporary, Richard Green, Hancocks & Co (Jewellers) Ltd., Harris Lindsay, Jeffrey Beal Henkel, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Hollis Taggart Galleries, Jonathan Home Antiques Ltd., Hyde Park Antiques Ltd., Hyland Granby Antiques, Iona Antiques, Jeremy Limited, Kentshire, H.M. Luther Inc. Antiques, MacConnal-Mason Gallery, Maison Gerard Ltd., Mallett, Fred Moheban Gallery, Lillian Nassau Ltd, Jill Newhouse, Ossowski, Pelham Galleries, Perrin Antiquaires, Ronald Phillips Ltd., Potterton Books, Rafferty & Walwyn, James Robinson Inc., Maroun H. Salloum, Alistair Sampson Antiques Ltd., S.J. Shrubsole Corp., Somlo Antiques, Tambaran Gallery, Ursus Books and Prints, Galerie Vallois, Axel Vervoordt, Adam Williams Fine Art Ltd, Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art, and David and Constance Yates.

The Oct. 20 gala premiere benefited the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; the event typically raises almost $1 million for cancer patients and for research on the disease.

General admission is $18, and includes a show catalogue. For more details, see