Published: July 8, 2011
After a rainy start to the holiday weekend, the Antiques in the Church Yard antiques show opened Monday, July 4, to glorious sunshine and a good-sized line of buyers waiting to get into the holiday show, which has taken place at Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church for the last 19 years.
Nearly a hundred dealers set up on the emerald lawn around the church offering a diverse range of antiques to Midcentury goods, art, textiles and more.
Sugar Princess, Montville, N.J., offered a pleasing collection of foreign pharmaceutical or chemists bottles with paper labels such as Extracto Fluido de Colombo, Zuma de Membrillo, Acido Sulfuric Puro and Lobelina Hojas. The elegant (mostly brown) bottles had glass stoppers and would make a fetching display; hopefully the contents have long since dissipated.
Treasures from the Past, Lutherville, Md., created a patriotic display by hanging a large 48-star American flag in front of its booth. The dealer also offered a nice collection of small furniture pieces and a grouping of hooked rugs.
Lara Rudd and Joyce Goldstein of Lara Joyce Antiques, Westfield, N.J., featured a 1794 sampler, a land indenture from 1860 and other historical documents among a grouping of vintage and early cameras (both full-size and miniature) and several fine copper pieces. The dealers made a fetching picture as Lara wore a bright red dress, while Joyce donned a sleeveless blue dress over a white blouse topped off with a red hat.
Dealers for more than 30 years but new to this show were Karen & Albert Antiquinaires, Baldwin, N.Y., which featured a pair of barber chairs from the 1960s covered in an elegant gray patterned fabric, while a large Korean cabinet, circa 1950s, with the front drawers painted depicting local scenes, was also attracting attention.
Two Sides of a River Antiques, New London, N.H., created a fetching vignette by displaying three stoneware crocks with cobalt decoration on top of a solid oak farmer’s worktable, late 1800s to early 1900s. The table had two large drawers and well-turned legs. The crocks were a Norton & Sons 4-gallon crock, an 1843 crock with the date written in blue across the face, and an N.A. White & Sons crock.
Marie A. Bradley, Bronx, N.Y., is known for a range of textiles and she did not disappoint here, offering large quilts to small embroidered hankies and napkins along with lace doilies. A smattering of white kitchen crocks and porcelain was attractively displayed, including a three-piece set of covered rectangular jars labeled Salt, Pepper and Drips.
Blue Shutter Antiques, Montgomery, N.Y., showed a full-size lady’s wagon in green paint, circa 1890s to 1900, being “led” by a hobby horse in front of the dealer’s booth, while Antique Accessories, Jackson, N.J., featured a variety of garden antiques and stone figures.
Cord Shows’ next event will be the 40th Madison (Conn.) Historical Society Antiques Fair on Saturday, August 27, on the village green.
For more information, www.cordshows.com or 914-273-4667.
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