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Archive for April, 2013

Why High Point is Fun for All

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

I think what I enjoy most about High Point is the insane juxtaposition of ideas and goods where ever one turns!

Airplanes and Kwan Yin with root balls!

Root balls have been hot for three years–now seen in every design magazine photo shoot–this time in slow gear, but airplanes are sold out!

Grape hods for the harvest are still hot!

Boot next to Asian pieces

In the next stand you can pray to Mary and Jesus from the world’s ugliest green leather barcolounger–but who am I to judge, this is the third dealer here to buy the bilious thing!

Next stop--1960

By turning around from 1960 you would see Caroline Faison’s continental period pieces, and our booth of period furniture with Donnie’s jewelry and next to us Industrial Chic!

Every dealer seems to be having their best show ever here and the crowd of sophisticated designers has grown hugely from past markets–quite interesting.  Every one is talking about how much work they suddenly have–from famine to feast in the last six months.  The economy does indeed seemed to have turned almost everywhere.

Jewelry Display in our High Point Booth

Friday, April 19th, 2013

We share part of our space with Donnie Grissom of Mt. Pleasant/Charlseston, SC each market.  Here he is in the space now completely set up!

Entrance to Shared Booth

High Point Spring Furniture Market Opens!

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Tomorrow is the “soft” opening of the High Point Antique and Design Center’s Spring 2013 show running through next Thursday at noon.  Friday is official opening day for the HPADC and Saturday finds the entire 7.5 million square feet of exhibition space open–and yes, every square inch of space is leased!  Like guessing jelly beans in a jar, how many miles would one walk to see every exhibit!  Fortunately for antiques lovers and vintage design lovers, the HPADC is a manageable space equal to a very large antiques show in a major metropolitan area.

Here are some photos of our booth at the end of today.

Full depth view of Whitehall Booth

The covered area on the left is Donnie Grissom’s fabulous jewelry booth–we share this area at the entrance to the show.  I will shoot a few photos tomorrow when the jewelry is in place to give you the entire effect!

Sideboard and more

The sideboard is George IV, c; 1825-30, of mahogany–a brilliantly robust example from Scotland.

All of the pieces featured in the booth can be viewed in detail by going to our website, www.whitehallantiques.com.

Country French elm dining table

Far end of the Booth

The deer heads are from an Oxford, North Carolina family, as is the deer foot lamp–all 50-80 years old and in gorgeous condition ideal for a mountain house!

Through our gates to the booth beyond filled with architectural fragments and other neat things!

The French clock works perfectly, has a rare double strike system, and on the pendulum children see saw up and down with every sweep of the movement.

George III Chest on Chest and Welsh George III Tall Case Clock from Cardiff

Period French Buffet and Wall Shelf with blue and white ceramics

Tables from drums. George III country chest, and George III Linen Press

American Society of Appraisers Interview

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Since the earliest years of my antiques businesses,  I have been deeply involved with the American Society of Appraisers, one of the three leading appraisal societies in America devoted to professionalism in the business of appraising.  I am pleased to include here a connection to an interview/member profile which is being published this week and next week on all of ASA’s various social media.

I hope you will read and enjoy it.  Also please follow the links to learn more about ASA and the important contributions to professionalism made by ASA originally, then joined by ISA and finally in recent years by a transformed AAA.