The seventeenth annual Antiques in Alexandria opened in the Waterford (not Watergate!) this evening with good ffod and libations and a modest, interested crowd. Tomorrow night’s party features the roaring 20′s in a Speakeasy setting and is heavily sold. Daily hours are 11-9 tomorrow, 11-6 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday. So far we have lightened our load–always a happy way to begin! Here are some photos of different dealers from many you have encountered in my blog over the year as this show is more concentrated with Mid-Atlantic and New England Dealers. The mix here is delightful and there are three intriguing Designer Vignettes, borrowing antiques from the dealers to augment and enhance the designer’s various concepts. Hope you enjoy!
Whitehall Antiques booth leading into the show.
Some of the furniture is the same as in Thomasville, but a very different presentation. The dining chairs are a different set, as we sold the painted set in Thomasville. It is always fun to create a different setting as booth sizes vary enormously from show to show. Here we again have a narrow side aisle but as you will see a huge area on the left outside of the booth.
Narrow right side aisle with fireplace equipment display
Display case shelf
Many new arrivals not yet seen at the shop are displayed on this shelf including 4 c. 1820-40 dog whistles and a cased set of gilt sterling and polychrome enamel Hunt Motif Place Card Holders–all from a Vero Beach collection shipped to us this week to sell on behalf of two sisters who inherited them. Many of the pieces are still in their James Robinson velvet bags–a superb provenance for such little jewels. The salad servers are 1799 from Edinburg–again sterling, as is the marvelous London skewer in the fiddle, thread and shell pattern (also George III).
Enameled sterling place card holders in a presentation case
Left aisle view of Whitehall Antiques--the bamboo and country area
Not yet showing in this fabulous booth by Brennan & Mouilleseaux of Northfield, Connecticut are period American federal furniture as a counterpoint to the mid-century pieces in fresh linen upholstery.
An explosion of great English Porcelain -- The Spare Room, Baltimore
Jackie Smelkinson and Marsha Moylan always have an exceptional array of period jewelry, superb Englis porcelain and excentricities of the tastiest types! Amazing!
Treasures of Imperial Russia
Another delightful visual feast for the serious collector is Lacey Greer of California’s icons of Russia in the time of the Tsars.
Baldwin House Antiques, Strasburg, Pennsylvania
As one would expect, there is great American furniture in this show–none more spectacular than this tall chest with huge eagle inlays. Hope you can read the next slide describing this marvelous piece.
Tall Chest Description
That is all for tonight–more tomorrow! (Gosh it is already “tomorrow”!)