A de facto opener to the winter social season in New York, the annual Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory provides an opportunity to peruse a dazzling array of arts, antique and design objets from over 70 expert dealers. The selection can be overwhelming, so we’ve rounded up some of the more unusual pieces whose pedigreed pasts could spark a future spot in your jewelry box or on your mantle. An added reason to check out the show, which runs from January 22nd to 31st? All net proceeds benefit the East Side House Settlement, a non-profit that provides education and technological training to impoverished students in the South Bronx. Visit WinterAntiquesShow.com for information on hours and ticket purchases.