Go on a treasure hunt at the Wilton Spring Antiques Show April 16 & 17

The Wilton Historical Society has announced the return of the Wilton Spring Antiques Show, April 16 and 17 at the Wilton High School Field House on Route 7, in Wilton, Connecticut. Plan on a weekend of collecting fun with more than 35 diverse, top-notch dealers from eight states that will be offering early formal and country American and European furniture, historical ceramics, Oriental rugs, fine art, decorative signs, Asian arts, hooked rugs, folk art, fine prints and paper, colorful textiles, French pottery, early treenware, lighting, brass, tall case clocks, weathervanes, nautical objects, and much more.

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This show is noted for the thought, enthusiasm and preparation shown by exhibitors in regard to the selection of objects that they bring to this show. New this year is the boutique floor plan that makes it easier to enjoy the show without being rushed or cramped as you visit with familiar dealers and new ones as well. In a nut shell, Wilton is one stop shopping for those just beginning to collect as well as those that are advanced collectors.

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The Wilton Spring Antiques Show customers will have a full two days to shop on their weekend schedule, meet up with friends, and enjoy a delectable lunch at the show’s café. Event goers can also take advantage of the unlimited re-entry throughout the show’s run.

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The show dates are Saturday, April 16, from 10:00 – 5:00 and Sunday, April 19, from 11:00 – 4:00. Admission is $10 per person with unlimited re-entry. Sorry, no pets allowed in the school. The Wilton Spring Antiques Show will be located at the Wilton High School Field House at 395 Danbury Road (Route 7) in Wilton, CT. There is ample free parking, handicap accessibility, show café, courtesy table with complimentary color magazines, popular antiques newspapers and upcoming event announcements. This show is presented by Barn Star Productions and proceeds benefit the Society. For more information www.wiltonhistorical.org or call (845) 876-0616. For more area information www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com

27th Annual Antiques Show in Litchfield Hills – Washington CT

The 2013 Washington Connecticut Antiques Show will take place October 4-6, opening at Washington Primary School with the traditional Preview Night cocktail party on Friday from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Cellist Mary Costanza will serenade guests during this opportunity for advance buying and browsing from an impressive assortment of exceptional antiques and contemporary collectibles.

The following evening, the Collectors Party will be held – Saturday, October 5 from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Visitors will enjoy browsing while listening to the smooth sounds of The Kerry Linder Brazilian Jazz Trio in an alluring setting of curated treasures and modern curiosities from around the world.

Reservations for the Friday and Saturday evening parties are highly recommended and can be made by visiting www.gunnlibrary.org. Entrance to each party begins at $125 per person. Daytime show hours are Saturday, October 5, 10am to 3pm and Sunday, October 6, 11am to 3pm. Daily admission to the show is $10, payable at the door. For additional information, please contact the Gunn Memorial Library at 860-868-7586 or email gunndevelopment@biblio.org.

Founded in 1985, the Washington Annual Antiques Show consistently draws dealers of the highest quality and offers diverse furnishings and decorative arts for both the period and modern home. The show features 21 dealers from the east coast. Visitors will find larger furnishings, works of art, exquisite jewelry, intimate furniture and decorative accessories.

This year the exhibitors includes:
Behnke Doherty Gallery
Washington, CT
www.behnkedoherty.com

Brad Reh Fine Estate Jewelry
Southampton, NY
www.bradreh.com

Brennan & Mouilleseaux
Northfield, CT
www.antiqueseclectic.com

C.M. Leonard Antiques
South Salem, NY

The Cooley Gallery
Old Lyme, CT
www.cooleygallery.com

Dallas Boesendahl
New York, NY

Donald Rich Antiques
New Canaan, CT

Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge
White Plains, NY
www.vandekar.com

Eckert Fine Art
Millerton, NY
www.eckertfineart.com

Embellish Antiques
Chapel Hill, NC
www.embellishantiques.com

George Champion Modern Shop
Woodbury, CT

KMR Arts
Washington Depot, CT
www.kmrarts.com

Melody Rodgers
New York, NY
www.melodyrodgers.com

Mountain Thistle Antiques
Waynesboro, VA
www.rubylane.com/shops/
www.mountainthistleantiques

Nemati Collection
New York, NY & New Preston, CT
www.nematicollection.com

Nula Thanhauser
East Hampton, NY
www.nulathanhauser.com

Ober Gallery
Kent, CT
www.obergallery.com

R.M. Barokh, Inc.
Bethlehem, CT
www.rmbarokhantiques.com

Roberto Freitas American Antiques
& Decorative Arts
Stonington, CT
www.robertofreitas.com

R.T. Facts
Kent, CT
www.rtfacts.com

Vintage Poster Art
Monroe Township, NJ
www.trocadero.com/vintagepa

The Museum’s current exhibit, “Coming to America: Washington’s Swedish Immigrants,” will be open to visitors free of charge Saturday and Sunday October 5 & 6 and features photographs and artifacts from its collection, on loan from descendants, and from local dealers Dawn Hill Antiques and Eleish van Breems Antiques. Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems, noted Scandinavian style experts, will present the lecture “The Elements of Swedish Style” and sign copies of their new book Reflections on Swedish Interiors on Sunday, October 6, at 1pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library.

For area information www.litchfieldhills.com