Sunday, December 23, 2012

Milford NH Antiques Show December 30

Once again I plan to set up with a few choice things at New England's Weekly Winter Antiques Show, Jack Donigian's Milford Antiques Show at the Hampshire Hills Sports and Fitness Club, 50 Emerson Road, Milford New Hampshire 03055, just an hour out of Boston. The doors are open from 8:30 until 11 o'clock every Sunday morning through March 24, 2013.

I just spoke with Jack this morning at the show and he expects a full house of fresh picks to usher in the new year. It's only a two and one-half hour affair, so I don't need to tell you to be there when the doors open.

I have no pictures ready to go up at the moment, but I've been out and about, and I'll bring bring my share of the "not yet been seen" stuff that I've been able to find in the last weeks. Look for at least a few pictures to be added yet this week.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Milford NH Antiques Show Opens October 21

New England's Weekly Winter Antiques Show begins its 37th season on October 21, 2012, at 8:30 am. I'll be there with a few choice things... On its maiden outing, a Shaker Work Table, birch, circa 1840, Canterbury or Enfield, NH. I'm sorry to say it was stripped forty years ago or so, got rid of all that nasty paint... but what's left is real and right.

Also on their maiden outings, a pair of Odd Fellows Crozier Staffs,

 a vintage painted metal Barn Star,

and a Two-Sided Stop Sign, unmarked but may have originally marked a Trolley Car stop.

In addition (after all, winter is coming) a vintage men's size 42 or 44 full length Bearskin Coat, and more!

Don't forget that this coming Saturday will find me at the 8th Annual Celebration of the Arts and Antique Show on Saturday, September 29, 2012, in the village of Dunstable, Massachusetts. If you haven't already, put both shows on your calendar right now, and we'll look forward to seeing you on the road.

Monday, August 20, 2012

September Shows and New Additions

First things first, I have yet to decide if or where to show at Brimfield in a couple weeks. If I decide to go down, I'll let you know in a new post, right here.

Moving along, I will be showing later in the month at the 8th Annual Celebration of the Arts and Antique Show on Saturday, September 29, 2012, in the village of Dunstable, Massachusetts. The show will be held rain or shine from 10am to 5pm and features about 25 artists and dealers of antique and vintage goods, along with live music and food. Admission is free!  The artists and dealers showing are personally selected by the show organizer, Mary Dacquino, and more information, if you need it, may be found at her web site, Seasons at Calmore.

Of course I am constantly poking around in the attics and sheds of New England to find more things to offer for sale, often unique objects that you simply won't find anywhere else, among them...

A hand-built Blueberry Rake, probably an experimental attempt,intended to improve on the common open design.I don't think it ever went into production.

A framed Needlework Exotic Bird, silk on linen, circa1930-40 by my best guess.

An unusually slender Arts & Crafts style Bookcase,about 44 inches tall, built primarily of thin slats.

A primitive Cant-Sided Box, probably made to hold fruit as it was being pickedin the orchard, a nice size for the table top.

A brass Odd Fellows Jewel, featuring symbols of the fraternal orderand suspended on a fancy chain attached to a belt loop.

A Watercolor of a Lake or Pond scene with one boat on the beach and another out on the water, American School, signed Campbell, [18]'94 in a frame perhaps fifteen or twenty years newer. 

And a lot more besides, including a circa 1920-30s Bearskin Coat in a mens' large size (no picture yet, sorry). I'll bring just a couple pieces of furniture, maybe a garden piece or two, but mostly small things... all priced reasonably and many under $100. As always, everything is subject to prior sale, so if there is something you have to have or simply want to know more about, email me.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Charlestown NH Antiques Show June 16 2012

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, I'll be set up at the Charlestown NH Historical Society Antique Show and Sale, from 9 am to 4 pm on the lawn of the historic Olcott-Paris House on Main Street, Charlestown, New Hampshire.

Two hours north of Hartford, CT or southeast from Burlington, VT, and about than two and a half hours from Albany, NY, Boston, MA, or Portsmouth, NH and nearby Maine, the forecast is for a pleasantly sunny day in the mid-seventies-- a perfect day for a day trip to an outdoor antiques show in picturesque New Hampshire.

I'll be bringing a broad selection of antique furniture and smalls from New England houses and barns, including what is shown below.

Several pieces of 1880-1900 Bamboo Furniture, and

a three-ring Braided Rug, and

a hand-colored photo of a Country Lane, and

a small painting of another Country Lane, and

a small cast iron Eagle, and

the Blood's Patent Sifter, 1861, and

a wood lath Bee Skep, and

a carpenter's Toolbox in old red paint, and

a signed print of a Setter named Chief Topics,

and much, much more. See you there!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

March Madness

I was set up again last Sunday at Jack Donigian's Milford Antiques Show and business was good. Spring is coming early here in New England, people were out and they were buying, whether for themselves or for the upcoming show season. So that meant that I had to get out on the trail myself.

Among other things I came home with four small wall cabinets. It's funny how things turn up that way, in groups but in different places and on different days. Still, the rule is "Buy it when you see it because someone else will need it or want it."

So far I've only got pictures of one of them, but I'll follow up with views of the others, probably sometime this week.

The one that's ready to go right now is a corner curio cabinet, I think French (rather than French Canadian, which I also like when I can find it) and probably late 19th/early 20th century, I'm sure no newer than the 1930s, before the start of WWII.

Just 22 inches across and 25 inches tall, it's beautifully proportioned and nicely carved around the glazing. The interior was, I think, lined with fabric at a later date, but the cabinet was never drilled or otherwise damaged in order to light it, which from my point of view is a plus.

I think it will make a nice addition to my show stock this year.

See you on the road!

Friday, February 17, 2012

February 18th in Sandwich, MA ~ Be There!

Tomorrow, Saturday, February 18th, I'm going to set up at Lisa Davis' Sandwich Antiques & Collectibles Show at the Henry T. Wing School cafeteria, 33 Water Street (Rt 130), Sandwich, MA, from 10am-2pm. I'm going to meet my friend, Keith, from Old Saybrook, CT, and together we'll set up in a double space.

We don't bring junque to these sales, and what we do bring is not cheap, but it is reasonably priced, a downright bargain for the retail buyer, and with plenty of room left in it for the trade.

Here's a glimpse at a couple of fresh to the market things that we've uncovered in the last couple of weeks...

Cast Iron Planters designed by Thomas Jeckyll [att.]

I have no idea where these cast iron window boxes were made, but I'm quite certain they are not American and equally sure they have some significant age. They look vaguely Asian, but not convincingly so. They're nominally 24 and 21 inches long. It was suggested to me that these were probably designed by the English architect and designer Thomas Jeckyll in the 1870s. Jeckyll was a pioneer in the Aesthetic Period movement known as Japonisme or Anglo-Japanese, which explains the Asian look. Preliminary research is convincing enough to lead me to attribute these confidently to Jeckyll, for manufacture by Barnard, Bishop & Barnard, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

And this absolutely fabulous hand-braided wool rug is big, in the range of 8 feet in diameter!

(As always, everything you see here is subject to prior sale.)

Monday, January 9, 2012

It's a New Year in New England

Yesterday I started off the 2012 show season at Jack Donigian's Milford Antiques Show in Milford, New Hampshire. I mentioned Jack's show in the last post (way back in October!?!) and it's better than ever. The hall was full, sellers and buyers both, and regardless of whether you are a seller or a buyer (or like most of us-- both) if you are in New England this is the place to be on a Sunday morning from mid-October through April 1. We were selling as soon as we started unloading the van, a little before 7 AM, and made our last inside sale within an hour of closing at noon. In fact, we were busy enough that I didn't have a chance to take any pictures until after 10 AM, and even then, only pictures of my own stand.

Be warned, there's a lot going on in this 3-1/2 hour (officially...) show, and a lot of very good, very fresh stuff changes hands. During the winter months, this is the only weekly, indoor, antiques market in New England, and I saw dealers I know from all five New England States, Quebec, New York, and New Jersey, and I even spotted an Alaska license plate there in the dealer parking, although I never did figure out whose van that was.

Here's some pix of my stand.

Come join us, get in on the fun!