Time travellers are packing their suitcases for New York this week

The Winter Show, which gets underway in New York this Friday, is a celebration of world cultures, from antiquity to the present.

The leading art, antiques, and design fair in the US attracts experts in fine and decorative arts from around the world. The reach of objects on display is global, too. Among the 2020 highlights are a c1725 George I, red japanned bookcase, an Egyptian, green basalt bust of a nobleman from the Late Dynastic Period, c664-610 BC, a c1849 Sevres enamel ewer, an aboriginal rainforest, softwood, painted shield, a Fang Ancestral Reliquary from Gabon, Africa, an 1815 New York City-made pier table, and a Japanese burl wood stand designed to instal a small object dedicated to meditation.

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