The 2014 Philadelphia Antiques Show April 26 – 29, 2014 Preview Party Friday, April 25. Founded in 1962, The Philadelphia Antiques Show is one of the longest running antiques shows in the country. It premiered under the direction of its founder, Ali Brown, as the "University Hospital Antiques Show at the 33rd Street Armory in West Philadelphia." Since the beginning, the Show's committee (now comprised of more than 200 dedicated volunteers) has worked tirelessly to organize, develop and produce one of the finest shows of Americana. The Philadelphia Antiques Show celebrates its 53rd year as one of America's premier shows with over 50 exhibitors offering a vast selection of furnishings and decorative arts for both the period and modern American home.