Antiques and design show on tap
The Washington Antiques & Design Show will kick off Oct. 7 with a preview party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Washington.
Festivities, including jazz standards, will take place at Washington Primary School on School Street.
A young collector’s party, featuring a disc jockey and a showing of curated antiques and modern design, will be held Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The show will be open during the day Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The show is one of the primary annual fundraisers for Gunn Memorial Library, Inc., the town’s public library, which depends in great part upon private contributions in addition to taxpayer dollars.
The show is in its 30th year, and its ongoing success has been attributed to the event chairman’s ability to anticipate the needs of current buyers.
“We are thrilled to have Anna and Graydon Carter associated with our celebratory year,” said Jean Chapin, library executive director.
This year’s show will feature 18 dealers from the East Coast.
It will include larger furnishings, works of art, exquisite jewelry, intimate furniture and decorative accessories.
Several of the dealers also produce their own lines or make custom furniture.
“We’re finding that people are more interested now in incorporating contemporary design with antiques and traditional design,” said Wilson Henley, a Gunn Memorial trustee and antiques dealer.
Dealers participating in this year’s show were carefully selected with this in mind.
“Our goal is to try to loosen up the idea of ‘antiques show’ and make it less intimidating for younger buyers,” said Bruce Glickman, past event do-chairman and antiques dealer said.
This year’s dealers include Brad Reh Fine Jewelry of New Canaan, Period To Mod Brennan & Mouilleseaux of Northfield, Carole Pinto Fine Arts, LLC of Paris, France and New York, COTTAGE + CAMP of North Egremont, Mass., Debbie Turi Antiques LLC of Roseland, N.J., DK Farnum, Donald Rich Antiques of New Canaan, Duane of New York, N.Y., Eckert Fine Art of Kent,, Framont of Greenwich, G. Sergeant Antiques of Woodbury, Joseph Stannard Antiques & Design of Norfolk, KMR Arts of Washington Depot, Knollwood Antiques LLC of Village of Thorndike, Mass., Nemati Collection of New York, N.Y., and New Preston, R M Barokh of Bantam, Roberto Freitas American Antiques & Decorative Arts of Stonington and The Cooley Gallery of Old Lyme.
Tickets are $125 per person for each party.
Daily admission to the show is free this year in honor of the event’s 30 successful years.
For more information, call 860-868-7586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.