LUDLOW, VT. — Packing into the Ludlow Community Center, the Ludlow Antiques Show presented 40 dealers and their wares on Friday, October 5, kicking off with a dinner preview Thursday, October 4.
Billed as featuring “eclectic” antiques, the show stayed true to form, and while it had a nice smattering of Americana that was spread out throughout the week of shows, it perhaps offered the greatest diversity. Seen here was everything from a pair of snowshoes in blue paint and turquoise jewelry to china, stone fruit and copperware.
Among the exhibiting dealers was John Bourne Antiques, Pittsford, Vt., who offered a variety of children’s toys and child-related items, such as an early wooden rocking horse, all original, and a child’s riding train and a child’s riding sheep. Another standout was an early snow goose decoy in great original paint.
Among furniture on offer was a circa 1820 chest of drawers at Bittersweet Antiques, Waverly, Penn., while Robert Stewart Antiques, Red Hook, N.Y., featured several fine examples of stoneware, including a pair of stoneware crocks with cobalt decoration of birds, along with several sets of wooden juggling pins.
Several interesting smalls were spotted throughout the show, from a miniature blanket box at the Cargill Collection, White River, Vt., an 8-inch tall Peaseware sugar bowl at Bayberry Antiques, Rockland, Mass., and a treen bowl with its desirable cover at Catchpenny, Rochester, N.Y.
Blue Line Antiques, Port Leyden, N.Y., showed a large advertisement for Noble Savage Premium Tobacco, decoys, a tall carved Native American on a stand, early tools and a folky pair of blue snowshoes. Two choice hooked rugs were on display at Goodwin’s Antiques, Hinesburg, Vt., the first having a floral motif and the other, a realistic depiction of a house with trees, surrounded by a red and grey border.
The Perfect Image, Brandon, Vt., featured a garden theme in its booth, with strings of bittersweet berries, gourds and packets of pumpkin seeds adding to the decorating theme. Highlights included a small wagon in green paint, a demilune window, a large wagon wheel in white paint and tool boxes.
Rounding out the show offerings were Levi and Mei-Ling de Castro with a colorful selection of estate jewelry; Just Not New, Wallingford, Vt., showing a nice Impressionist painting of a town scene, with a sidewalk café and passersby; and Country Lady Antiques, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., with vintage advertising tins and several nice baskets; Sunflower Co. Antiques, Lebanon, Conn. showing a range of antiques from a sampler to a pewter charger, to quilts.
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