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BANNER YEAR FOR THE MAIN LINE ANTIQUES SHOW’S 10th ANNIVERSARY

  • RADNOR, Pennsylvania
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  • September 30, 2015

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Rare William and Mary bannister-back armchair, manufactured along the Delaware River between Philadelphia and Wilmington, circa 1720.
James Kilvington, Inc.
Rare enamel combination bonbonierre & scent bottle. South Staffordshire England, circa 1770. Enamel on copper with gilt brass mounts, all original. Approximately 3.5” long
Taylor B. Williams Antiques
Koret's WWII era “Safety First” bespoke brown Alligator purse with large brass safety pin handle. 14” inches tall
Nula Thanhauser Antique and Vintage Purses, Acc...

TEN:FORTY-TWO – that’s the golden ratio of the 2015 Main Line Antiques Show.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Show, the only antiques show held on Philadelphia’s Main Line.  The excitement is also building with the participation of 42 outstanding exhibitors from the East coast and the Midwest, the largest group in the history of the Show.  

Cabrini College in Radnor, PA will host the Show October 3 and 4, with an Opening Night Party Friday, October 2.  The Wayne Hotel is the Presenting Sponsor.  Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran and Mrs. S. Matthews V. Hamilton, Jr. are the Show’s Honorary Chairs.  The Show Chair is Nick Vandekar.

The antiques companies exhibiting specialize in folk art, vintage purses, prints, furniture, decorative arts, textiles, ceramic, silver, Staffordshire and more.  Some exhibitors have been with the Show throughout its 10 years, including Lorraine Wambold Fine Estate Jewelry, Marvin Baer, Sheila Ferguson Victorian Staffordshire and R. Hollingshead Antiques. There are also some dealers new to the Show such as H. L. Chalfant Fine Art and Antiques, Diana H. Bittel Antiques, Leatherwood Antiques and Philip H. Bradley Co.  Long standing returning dealers include Hollie Powers Holt Fine Art, Wesley T. Sessa Antiques, Van Tassel-Baumann American Antiques, James Kilvington, Stevens Antiques, Dixon-Hall Fine Art, Johanna Antiques, and Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge. 

“The cultivation and expansion of the Show over the past decade have culminated in a banner year,” commented Lauren Christiansen, Main Line Antiques Show Committee member.  “We have extraordinary dealers, each with a beautiful and storied collection of exquisite antique items for purchase.  When you step into our Show, you enter a world of stories, really – tales of provenance, of history and of incredible survival.  What makes these pieces unique is precisely that they were cherished over generations.”  Booth talks throughout the Show weekend will invite listeners to learn about the story behind individual pieces.

The Show’s beneficiary is Surrey Services for Seniors, a non-profit organization serving 8,100 older adults and headquartered in Devon.

To learn more about The Main Line Antiques Show and to receive complimentary tickets for the Show weekend, please visit www.MainLineAntiquesShow.com, email mkeykhah@surreyservices.org or call 610-647-6404 ext. 111.

About Surrey Services

Surrey’s mission is to assist older adults to continue living with independence and dignity in their homes, and to continue as active members of the community.  Now in its 34th year, Surrey offers a wide variety of programs, activities and support services – from transportation to in-home services, including personal assistance, housekeeping, companionship, nurse care management and geriatric care management.  Last year, Surrey provided over 17,000 rides, 28,000 home delivered meals, 27,000 nutritious meals at our sites, and 79,000 hours of home services.  In addition, 1,000 volunteers provided 60,000 hours of services. For more information about Surrey Services, or for volunteer opportunities, call 610-647-6404 or visit the website at www.SurreyServices.org.


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