The Main Line Antiques Show will showcase more than 30 east coast dealers November 15 to 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. 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.
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.
The Show Lecture Series will include the following 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 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.
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 610-647-6404, ext. 111.