The Main Line Antiques Show Celebrates Eighth Year

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  • October 22, 2013

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The Main Line Antiques Show
The Main Line Antiques Show

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.

Hollie Powers Holt Fine Art
Hollie Powers Holt Fine Art

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 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

Johanna Antiques
Johanna Antiques

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

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


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

Dixon-Hall Fine Art

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

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

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

Elegant Reflections*

Northfield, IL 847-441-7566
19th C French clocks, bronzes, marbles and small furniture

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



Greenwich, CT 917-562-6262

Fine works of art from 19th and 20th centuries


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

Hollie Powers Holt Fine Art

Wayne, PA 610-687-1799
Antique prints and maps


Holly Peters Oriental Rugs & Home*

Kennett Square, PA 610-444-6032

Oriental Rugs

James M. Kilvington, Inc.

Greenville, DE 302-270-1869
American and English Period Decorative Arts

Johanna Antiques

Baltimore, MD 410-937-4867
Antique and estate equestrian jewelry and paintings

Lorraine Wambold Estate Jewelry

Doylestown, PA 215-340-0647
Estate Jewelry

Marvin Baer

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

Monroe Coldren Antiques

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

Mullen Antiques & Upholstery

Valley Forge, PA 610-933-2324
18th & 19th C American upholstered furniture and accessories

Piccolo Art
Wilmington, NC 252-312-7261

Fine portraits and portrait miniatures, 1700-1940


Port ‘N Starboard Gallery
Falmouth, ME 207-781-4214
Marine Antiques, Paintings & Folk Art

Red Sleigh Antiques

Langhorne, PA 215-906-2253
Americana, Needlework, Victorian Jewelry

R. Hollingshead Antiques

Bryn Mawr, PA 610-293-1464


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


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


Sheila Ferguson Victorian Staffordshire
Chestnut Hill, PA 215-248-8106
1850-1860 Victorian Staffordshire figures, animals, cottages

Stevens Antiques

Frazer, PA 610-644-8282
Furniture and decorative accessories

The Antique Store in Wayne

Wayne PA 610-687-1900
Furniture and smalls


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


Thurston Nichols
Breinigsville, PA 610-972-4563
Outliers of Art and Antiques

Van Tassel-Baumann American Antiques

Malvern, PA 610-647-3339
American furniture and accessories


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

Wesley T. Sessa, Antiques

Pottstown, PA 610-469-6649
18th & early 19th C American furniture


*New to The Main Line Antiques Show in 2013




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