The Main Line Antiques Show Celebrates Eighth Year

  • The Main Line Antiques Show

    The Main Line Antiques Show

    The Main Line Antiques Show

  • Hollie Powers Holt Fine Art

    Hollie Powers Holt Fine Art

    Hollie Powers Holt Fine Art

  • Johanna Antiques

    Johanna Antiques

    Johanna Antiques

The Main Line Antiques Show, the only antiques show in the heart of Philadelphia’s Main Line, will welcome over 30 outstanding east coast dealers November 15-17 at the Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova.  The Show benefits Surrey Services for Seniors. Representing a wide range of antiques in the form of porcelain, silver, furniture, paintings, prints, folk art, garden elements and more, this premier Show will certainly be a draw to residents of the Main Line and surrounding communities. It is a fabulous opportunity for the seasoned or new collector to find that special piece and talk to distinguished dealers. Show Chair Nick Vandekar, whose family has been deeply involved in the antiques business for three generations and who hails from England, sees much local interest in antiques.  Indeed, the Show has been steadily gaining in attendance since its inception eight years ago.

This year the theme of the Show will be Gardens, Past and Present.  Renowned garden antiques dealer Aileen Minor will be participating. Other new dealers in the Show are Dubey’s Art & Antiques, Elegant Reflections, Holly Peters Oriental Rugs & Home, FRAMONT, and Britannia House Antiques. Longstanding returning exhibitors include Van Tassel – Baumann American Antiques, Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge, W. M. Schwind, Jr., Port ‘N Starboard Gallery, Lorraine Wambold Estate Jewelry, and Johanna Antiques. Show Chair Nick Vandekar remarked, “I have tried to make sure the mix of our dealers is balanced, and that we have an interesting array of objects throughout the show so that anyone who is a collector can find items of interest and those who are looking to decorate a room can find complementary pieces.”

The Show not only brings the community together for a wonderful weekend steeped in antiques, it also offers educational opportunities. The ever engaging Show Lecture Series promises to be very popular with the following distinguished speakers: Drew Becher, President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will speak on “ARTiculture” (sponsored by Mrs. Samuel M. V. Hamilton); Jeff Groff, Director of Public Programs at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library will speak on “Lost Gardens of the Main Line” (sponsored by SAGE Realty LLC); Alasdair Nichol, Vice Chairman of FREEMAN’S and a featured celebrity appraiser on Antiques Roadshow as seen on PBS will speak on “Tales from the Auction Floor” (sponsored by FREEMAN’S); and Ron Fiamma, Vice President and Global Head of Private Collections for AIG Private Client Group will speak on “Private Art Collection Disasters: True Stories from the Front Lines”(sponsored by AIG and Marsh Private Client Services).  The lectures are free with Show admission.

Throughout the weekend, in addition to the Lecture Series, two special events will be offered.  New collectors of any age will appreciate the New Collectors’ event Saturday November 16 from 4pm – 6pm called “Meet the Experts,” for which there will be a private tour of the Show, wine and cheese.  FREEMAN’S is sponsoring this event. Reservations for “Meet the Experts” are at $20 per person. Sage Realty LLC will also sponsor an Afternoon Tea “In a Garden” on Sunday November 17 at 3pm.  Reservations for the Afternoon Tea will be $10 per person.

The Show is fortunate to have considerable community support from sponsors, committee members, Opening Night Party attendees, and the media.  The honorary Co-Chairs are Mrs. S. Matthews V. Hamilton, Jr. and Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran. The Radnor Hotel will return as the Show’s Presenting Sponsor.  Other major event sponsors include FREEMAN’S, SAGE Realty LLC, Travel Services Company, and AIG and Marsh Private Client Services.  In addition to the fabulous antique items on offer at the Show, the weekend affords the opportunity to meet with the dealers themselves to learn firsthand details of a variety of treasures.

The Main Line Antiques Show will be open on Saturday, November 16 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, November 17 from 11am to 5pm at the Radnor Valley Country Club, 555 Sproul Road (Route 320) Villanova, PA.  An Opening Night Party will be held on Friday, November 15 from 6pm – 9pm.  General admission on Saturday and Sunday is $12.  Complimentary Show tickets are also available. For information on the Show and for tickets please visit www.MainLineAntiquesShow.com or call 610-647-9774.   

About Surrey Services for Seniors

Surrey Services for Seniors is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting older adults to continue living with independence and dignity in their homes, and to continue as active members of the community.  Surrey offers a wide variety of programs, activities and support services to 7,500 individuals each year – from transportation to in-home services, including personal assistance, housekeeping, companionship, nurse care management and geriatric care management.  For more information about Surrey Services, or for volunteer opportunities, call 610-647-6404 or visit the website at www.SurreyServices.org.


List of Antiques Dealers participating in The Main Line Antiques Show 2013

Aileen Minor Antiques*
Centreville, MD 410-758-1489
www.aileenminor.com
Garden antiques, American classical furniture

 

Britannia House Antiques*
Wayne, PA 215-292-3149
www.thebritanniahouse.com
Antique silver and fine paintings

 
Dixon-Hall Fine Art

Phoenixville, PA 610-935-2570
www.dixonhallfineart.com
19th & 20th C American and European paintings


Dubey’s Art & Antiques, Inc.*
Baltimore, MD 410-383-2881
www.dubeysantiques.wordpress.com
Chinese export porcelain and American furniture before 1820

Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
White Plains, NY 212-308-2022
www.vandekar.com
Antique ceramics and textiles


Elegant Reflections*

Northfield, IL 847-441-7566
dgmcleod@sbcglobal.net
19th C French clocks, bronzes, marbles and small furniture


Federalist Antiques, Inc
.
Kenilworth, IL 847-256-1791
www.federalistantiques.com
American and European furniture and Federal period accessories

 

FRAMONT*

Greenwich, CT 917-562-6262

www.artnet.com/FRAMONT.html

Fine works of art from 19th and 20th centuries

 

Hanes & Ruskin
Old Lyme, CT 860-434-1800
www.hanesandruskin.com
Period American Furniture to 1840 and accessories


Hollie Powers Holt Fine Art

Wayne, PA 610-687-1799
www.fineantiqueprints.com
Antique prints and maps

 

Holly Peters Oriental Rugs & Home*

Kennett Square, PA 610-444-6032

www.hollypeters.com

Oriental Rugs


James M. Kilvington, Inc.

Greenville, DE 302-270-1869
jkilv@comcast.net
American and English Period Decorative Arts


Johanna Antiques

Baltimore, MD 410-937-4867
lordsaleapin@aol.com
Antique and estate equestrian jewelry and paintings


Lorraine Wambold Estate Jewelry

Doylestown, PA 215-340-0647
mercedes25@comcast.net
Estate Jewelry


Marvin Baer

New Milford, NJ 201-679-8000
www.ivorytowerantiques.com
Fine Japanese ceramics – Satsuma, Imari, Rose Medallion


Monroe Coldren Antiques

West Chester, PA  610-692-5651
www.monroecoldren.com
18th and 19th century original hardware and antiques


Mullen Antiques & Upholstery

Valley Forge, PA 610-933-2324
mullenantiques@verizon.net
18th & 19th C American upholstered furniture and accessories

Piccolo Art
Wilmington, NC 252-312-7261
www.piccoloart.com

Fine portraits and portrait miniatures, 1700-1940

 

Port ‘N Starboard Gallery
Falmouth, ME 207-781-4214
mleslie@maine.rr.com
Marine Antiques, Paintings & Folk Art


Red Sleigh Antiques

Langhorne, PA 215-906-2253
redsleigh@comcast.net
Americana, Needlework, Victorian Jewelry


R. Hollingshead Antiques

Bryn Mawr, PA 610-293-1464
revdrgeh@gmail.com
Silver

 

Sabina A. Wood Art and Antiques
Bryn Mawr, PA and Northeast Harbor, ME  610-520-9832
sawood@voicenet.com
19th C photography, paintings and prints

 

Schwarz Gallery
Philadelphia, PA     215-563-4887
www.schwarzgallery.com
19th and 20th C  European and American paintings

 

Sheila Ferguson Victorian Staffordshire
Chestnut Hill, PA 215-248-8106
aberdeensheila@aol.com
1850-1860 Victorian Staffordshire figures, animals, cottages


Stevens Antiques

Frazer, PA 610-644-8282
stevensantiques@att.net
Furniture and decorative accessories


The Antique Store in Wayne

Wayne PA 610-687-1900
www.theantiquestoreinwayne.com
Furniture and smalls

 

The Norwoods’ Spirit of America
Timonium, MD 410-960-1311
SpiritofAmerica@comcast.net
Choice Americana of early 18th and 19th C

 

Thurston Nichols
Breinigsville, PA 610-972-4563
www.ThurstonNichols.com
Outliers of Art and Antiques


Van Tassel-Baumann American Antiques

Malvern, PA 610-647-3339
www.Vantasselbaumann.com
American furniture and accessories

 

W. M. Schwind, Jr. 
Yarmouth, ME 207-846-9458
www.schwind-antiques.com
Period American furniture; paintings, glass, ceramics, hooked rugs; antique jewelry


Wesley T. Sessa, Antiques

Pottstown, PA 610-469-6649
wesley@18thcent.com
18th & early 19th C American furniture

 

*New to The Main Line Antiques Show in 2013

 

 

 

About The Main Line Antiques Show:
The Main Line Antiques Show is the only antiques show on Philadelphia's Main Line. Held in the historic mansion at Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova, the Show features over 30 distinguished dealers offering a wide selection of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, furniture, folk art and garden elements for both seasoned and new collectors. The Show benefits Surrey Services for Seniors.
Press Contact:
Mojdeh Keykhah
Surrey Services for Seniors
P: 610-647-6404, ext. 111
mkeykhah@surreyservices.org

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