One of the best antiques shows in the United States has been cancelled. High costs at the Pennsylvania Convention Center were one reason given as to why the high-profile Philadelphia Antiques Show won’t be happening this year. As Maine Antiques Digest reports, this is intended to be a short stay away. A letter to dealers indicates […]
A second source has confirmed that the grand-daddy of antiques shows has ceased operations. The Heart of Country Antiques Show in Nashville celebrated its 32nd anniversary this year. A letter received by dealers doesn’t provide any details on the “why” and but we’ve heard a few perspectives and have a call into the show’s promoter.
The primitive roots of much of what we think of as Americana makes New York City seem an odd place for it. Yet each January thousands of visitors descend on the city to take in the best in the category. Things have changed somewhat this year, gone is The American Antiques Show (TAAS), the once […]
It may go kicking and screaming into the future, but it will go. Or one day it may wake up and find its in the future. We may know when this day arrives when new folks start showing up at antiques shows having read about them online. One place they may be finding out about […]
Since the show’s beginnings in the early 1980s, the Heart of Country show has been one of the premiere destinations for fans of Americana in the Country. This year dealer Bettianne Sweeney, who promotes her own Americana-themed show the weekend after Thanksgiving in Virginia, was crossing having a booth at the Heart of Country off […]
Wow, what a show. It feels really good to come back from a completely great experience at an antique show. The best way to describe it is being tired, but invigorated rather than worn. Such was the case this weekend with the THETA Charity Antiques Show in Houston. This is one of the few shows […]
When Salem, Massachusetts merchant Elias Hasket Derby, the owner of the first New England vessel to trade directly with China, sent his son John off to college he would send him in style. Derby hired John Cogswell, one of Boston’s leading cabinetmakers, to build John a chest on chest for his room at Harvard College. […]
Will Paulsen, a renowned expert in period furniture and fine arts, will guide a group of his former students, who have taken his classes at the University of Virginia, through the exhibits at Antiques in Charlottesville. That event is taking place January 22-24, 2010 at the Holiday Inn at 1901 Emmet Street. “It’s an up-close-and-personal […]