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What’s on at 41 Madison

We highlight what will be going on outside the Showrooms during the upcoming New York Tabletop Show including the Breakfast Seminar featuring Antiques Roadshow expert Nicholas M. Dawes

The doors for The New York Tabletop Market at Forty One Madison, showroom headquarters for more than 120 of the world’s most renowned brands, open Tuesday, April 12 – Friday, April 15.

In addition to an abundance of new products that will be on display inside the showrooms, lots will be happening for Tabletop Market attendees outside, as well.

Breakfast Seminar As was recently announced, the Wednesday, April 13th Breakfast Seminar will feature Nicholas M. Dawes from Antiques Roadshow and one of the PBS show’s most respected appraisers of china, glass, silver and decorative objects. 

As part of his presentation, Dawes will conduct on-the-spot appraisals for guests who bring their own small tabletop treasures.

“Who doesn’t wonder what happens behind the scenes of Antiques Roadshow? How are the collectors and their possessions chosen for feature, and how do the experts, like Nick, so quickly dig up the historic credentials and assessments,” says Laurie Burns, director and senior vice president of Forty One Madison. 

“We’re incredibly fortunate and proud to have someone of Nick’s stature and experience to bring us this insider view of such a beloved broadcast icon. Nick also will draw from his own personal background in retail to provide some valuable insight for our industry audience on selling heirlooms – and future heirlooms – and mastering merchandising showmanship. So it promises to be a fun yet valuable session.”

Seating for this 8-9.30am session is limited and reservations are suggested at

Interior Designer Day Thursday, April 14th is Interior Designer Day hosted by Traditional Home magazine. Senior Style Editor Krissa Rossbund will moderate a panel discussion, ‘Tabletop: A Secret Sauce to Bottom Line Success.’ 

The breakfast programme is scheduled for 9.30-10.30am at A Voce, Forty One’s ground-level restaurant. Following, guests can explore and shop the participating showrooms, meet with company executives. and see firsthand the newest products and latest trends. Showrooms remain open until 6pm.

The Rebranded Cafe The Café adjacent to the Buyers Lounge on Level A has been rechristened The Forty One Energy Bar and will be helping showgoers refuel with light bites and beverages served daily. Hours for this service, complimentary of Forty One Madison, are: Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30am-2.30pm; and, Wednesday, 11am – 2.30pm. 

For the showrooms listing, app information, and to register, visit

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