One of the highlights of this year’s show will be a Monet painting, for show and sale for the first time in nearly 100 years. The painting, Inondation à Giverny, is for sale for $5.8 million. Apparently the Swiss family which owned it needed a quick cash infusion, so they sold the painting to a dealer.
Or to this necklace! There’s also a great old map of the Chesapeake Bay drawn up by Capt. John Smith. And for my chinoiserie fix, there’s this lovely piece.The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show runs Thursday to Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center. Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The $12 tickets are good for all four days.