Whitehall Antiques 33rd Annual Summer Seminars
Seminar Week: Sunday July 21st – Friday July 26th, 2013
This is an ideal learning opportunity for collectors, appraisers and dealers alike. You’ll learn insider tips and trade secrets from nationally known experts in all-day sessions featuring hands-on, object oriented instruction coupled with illustrated lectures and stimulating Q&A discussions. Of course, Appraisers receive seven re-certification hours per day of attendance. See you there!
2013 Lecturers: Jane Shadel Spillman, retired Curator of American Glass, Corning Museum of Glass; Elizabeth Lindquist, lecturer, co-owner and manager of Whitehall Antiques; David Lindquist, author, lecturer and co-owner of Whitehall Antiques. (See after registration form for bios.) Each are presenting lectures especially prepared for this year’s Summer Seminar Series.
July 21st & 22nd: American & European Glass
Presented by Jane Shadel Spillman, retired Curator of American Glass, Corning Museum of Glass
Jane Spillman, author of more than 15 books and over 80 scholarly articles for the world’s leading museums and antiques publications, will present an exhaustive two day study: English, Continental and American Glass of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries – Identification and Authentication. She will devote the first day to English and European glass and the dispelling of myths about American Colonial period glass, turning the second day to the development of pressed glass, cut glass and art glass. She will show you how every type of glass was made and the characteristic marks associated with that construction, a vital aspect of separating the authentic from the copy! The seminar will be augmented with hands-on examples and students are invited to bring pieces to share and have identified. Her latest co-authored book, Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass, Vol. 2, as well as her many years of intense research will be drawn upon in this exciting seminar. With resurgent glass collecting and climbing prices, this is a not to be missed event!
We are excited to have one of the truly preeminent scholars in the world today—don’t miss her insightful lectures on topics of crucial importance to every appraiser, dealer and collector. For those who missed her in June 2008, and heard how brilliant she is, don’t miss out again!
July 23rd-24th: Authenticating English & Continental Furniture, 1700-1835
Presented by Elizabeth Lindquist & David Lindquist, Whitehall Antiques, Chapel Hill, NC.
A highly detailed, hands-on and PowerPoint experience with European and English furniture also touching on Colonial furniture of North and South America and Asia, remembering that the sun never set on the British Empire! From the evolution of construction to the evolution of style, this course explores authentication issues in great depth and will include contrasting first period and revival furniture in England and Europe only (see David’s one day course below–a dovetail with this course). Day one will allow you to explore the breadth of the topic through PowerPoint presentations, followed by a physical examination of screws, nails, saw marks, plane marks, oxidation and other essential aspects of furniture construction – holding each item in your hot little hands! Day two, at Whitehall Antiques, will allow you to break up into very small groups guided by the experts to explore a range of period English and European furniture employing all the techniques learned in day one.
July 25th: American Victorian and Colonial Revival Furniture
Presented by David Lindquist, author of Colonial Revival Furniture and Victorian Furniture
Drawing upon David’s intensive research for these two important works in the field, this is an extensive PowerPoint study of the interweaving of the new styles associated with the Victorian era and the historic revival styles which occur simultaneously. Both draw on the immense innovation in tools and construction which occurred from 1830-1930. Furniture evolved from a small craft to a large industry in only 100 years. This immense change was facilitated by water, steam, and electrical power; propelled by the prosperity of a mushrooming middle class clientele; and made possible by fabulous increases in rapid and safe transportation creating new markets everywhere for goods. The fascination of this topic is that these two areas of study have traditionally been completely separated, and yet this analysis will show you that they are completely intertwined. Quality, style, and value points will be constantly addressed in this lecture. Each attendee will receive a free copy of David’s book Colonial Revival Furniture. This is a perfect follow-up course to the Authenticating English and Continental Furniture, as that course only explores revivalism in England and Europe.
July 26th: Assessing Antique Furniture with the Experts – To Value or Not To Value, That is The Question!
Presented by Elizabeth Lindquist & David Lindquist, Whitehall Antiques, Chapel Hill, NC.
How to use style points to quickly identify something worth looking at in more depth from pieces of lesser value. Once a piece of value is identified, a step by step examination follows of originality, construction, acceptable restorations, woods employed, and hardware history. In small groups with either David or Elizabeth (and switching mid-day to cover all chosen examples), you will study a range of antique pieces from America, England and Europe. Each piece will first be discussed from a visual perspective– what it appears to be and what makes it desirable. Then each piece will be dismantled and discussed–from brasses to saw marks to screw construction to types of nails, from pegs or pins to dowels, from hand turning to hand plane marks, from shrinkage to finish issues. Techniques for spotting repairs will be discussed, especially the issue of oxidation and shrinkage. Neat tricks to check that tops are original will be demonstrated and other invaluable hints shared.
Details, Details, Details:
Location: The Siena Hotel & Whitehall Antiques, both in the heart of Chapel Hill,NC
Airport: RDU (Raleigh Durham), please leave the morning after the lecture or late evening
On-Site Studies: July 24th – Whitehall Antiques; July 26th – Whitehall Antiques
Daily Seminar Schedule:
8:45 – 9:00 Registration, Coffee
12:30-1:45 Lunch on your own
3:30-5:00 Lecture and Q&A
Accommodations: The Siena Hotel is “North Carolina’s Premier European Luxury Hotel and Fine Dining Restaurant”, with an AAA four-diamond rating. Special discounted rate of $109/night includes a full buffet breakfast. Book early to receive this special rate; call (919)929-4000 or (800)223-7379 and reference Whitehall Antiques Seminar Series.
Traditional NC BBQ: Please join us for this annual event on Tuesday, July 23rd on the grounds of Whitehall Antiques at ‘The Villa’ starting around 6pm. There will be opportunities to join in Group dinners at various restaurants daily with fellow students and the educators.
2013 Whitehall Antiques 33rd Annual Seminar Series Registration Form
To Sign Up: Complete this form and fax (919)942-6600 (fax operates 11am-6pm Mon-Sat EDT) or mail it to 1213 E. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514 with your 50% deposit.
$425 ____ July 21-22: American & European Glass with Jane Shadel Spillman
$425 ____ July 23-24: Authenticating English & Continental Furniture with The Lindquists
$225 ____ July 25: American Victorian & Colonial Revival Furniture with David Lindquist
$225 ____ July 26: Assessing Antique Furniture with The Lindquists
__________ 50% Deposit
__________ Balance Due upon arrival
Seminar Registration & Discounts
Register early to insure your place, spaces are limited!
Registrations postmarked by May 21st qualify for a 10% discount off your total tuition – so don’t miss out!
Registrations postmarked by June 21st for all 4 courses, receive $75 Off.
Cancellation Policy: $50 non-refundable processing fee. No Refunds After June 15th.
Balances will be collected on the first morning of each session.
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Jane Shadel Spillman, Retired Curator of American Glass
Jane Shadel Spillman joined the Museum in 1965 and in 1978 became the Museum’s curator of American glass. Spillman has published numerous articles and books, including European Glass Furnishings for Eastern Palaces and The American Cut Glass Industry: T.G. Hawkes and His Competitors. She currently serves as editor of The Glass Club Bulletin. She also has curated many important exhibitions at the Museum, including Glass from World’s Fairs (1986), The Queen’s Collection: Danish Royal Glass (1996), Dining at the White House (1989), Glass of the Maharajahs (2006).
Spillman earned her A.B. at Vassar College and has a degree from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Training. She is a member of the American Association of Museums, where she has served on the Board, National Programming Committee, Governance Committee, and Curators Committee, of which she was chair for five years. She is also a member of the National American Glass Club, International Council of Museums, American Cut Glass Association, Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, Rushlight Club, and The Glass Circle, London. She has been the General Secretary of the International Association for the History of Glass since 2003.
David P. Lindquist, Whitehall Antiques
Nationally recognized dealer, lecturer, educator, appraiser, author, and broadcaster, Mr. Lindquist has played a prominent part in the antiques industry for over 35 years. He is a past president of the National Association of Dealers in Antiques and was a catalyst in the endowment of the Smithsonian Museum’s Cooper-Hewitt scholarship fund during his two terms. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in the American Society of Appraisers since 1981 and a member of the International Society of Appraisers. As such he has conducted many evaluation events across the country in association with historical societies, antiques shows, and other venues. He has lectured to groups as diverse as the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the American Society of Appraisers, the International Society of Appraisers, the Montgomery (AL) Landmarks Foundation, and at his alma mater, Duke University in Durham, NC. Each summer for 30 years he has led week long intensive antiques seminars, first at Lehigh University and now in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Mr. Lindquist is the author of a series of books on antique furniture: Colonial Revival Furniture With Prices, English and Continental Furniture With Prices, and Victorian Furniture With Prices, which have recently been re-released by Krause Publishing Co. under the single title, The Big Book of Antiques. In addition, he has edited four editions of The Official Identification and Price Guide to Antiques and Collectibles, published by Random House, and has written extensively for antiques trade journals, periodicals, and magazines.
As a sought-after authority on antiques, Lindquist has been featured in broadcasts such as ABC’s Prime Time Live and HGTV’s Today at Home and Our Place. With both a face and a name well known in the antiques and decorative arts field, Lindquist is a popular speaker and perennial favorite for a host of events.
Elizabeth R. Lindquist, Whitehall Antiques
Ms. Lindquist is one of the top young entrepreneurs within the antiques and decorative arts field. She is well recognized as a future leader of the industry, having already devoted much of her lifetime to the business. Since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999 with a degree in Communication Studies, she has been a full partner and is now President of Whitehall Antiques, which includes a regionally renowned retail shop and a 15 per year national antiques show schedule. She is a principal buyer for the company, traveling to England and France several times a year to discover and bring back the finest and the most unique in antiques and decorative arts.
Ms. Lindquist also manages the staff, plans and executes the company’s marketing, promotion, and advertising, coordinates client contact, and produces both the direct mail catalogs and the website. She has lectured at the High Point Furniture Market, the Whitehall Summer Seminar Series and for many local groups in North Carolina. She co-ordinates and directs, the Whitehall Antiques Summer Seminar Series, an intensive week long antiques program with visiting lecturers and students from all over the country held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As well as collaborating with her father and business partner, David Lindquist, on several articles published regionally and nationally.
Ms. Lindquist resides in Durham, NC with her husband, two young boys and lovely Labrador. She devotes her free time to charities for the betterment of children and women.