Rare antiques and prime browsing at the Brandywine
● By J. Chambless
Fine antiques -- including furniture, rugs, porcelain,
needlework and much more from 26 dealers from the mid-Atlantic and beyond -- will
be on sale during the Brandywine’s 48th Annual Antiques Show.
The Antiques Show weekend starts off with a Preview Party on Friday evening, May 24. This celebration -- with live music, hors d'oeuvres and an open bar -- allows for a first look at the items displayed by the dealers throughout the museum and its outdoor courtyard.
On Saturday, the Antiques Show Breakfast and Lecture features Douglas Allen, an artist, collector and author, who will speak about assembling his collection of N.C. Wyeth ephemera over seven decades. A portion of his collection will be on display at the Brandywine through Sept. 8.
On Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., a selection of 30-minute booth talks will be offered by the expert dealers.
Exhibitors include Mark & Marjorie Allen (Laconia, N.H.); Elizabeth Ayscough Antiques (Chadds Ford); Brennan & Mouilleseaux (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.); Brill’s Antiques (Newport News, Va.), Hanes & Ruskin (Old Lyme, Conn.); The Norwoods’ Spirit of America (Timonium, Md.); Shaia Oriental Rugs of Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.); Joan Staufer Antiques (Fresno, Ohio); David A. Zabriskie Antiques (Lake Placid, N.Y.) and others.
The show is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $20 (free for members). For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywine.org/museum.