Published: December 6, 2016
Review and Photos by Andrea Valluzzo
BEDFORD, N.Y. – The Bedford Antiques Show at Historical Hall lived up to its promise of antiques and design that match your style during its November 12-13 run.
Show manager Deb Turi has earned a loyal following among dealers and buyers for this jewel box of a show. A compact affair at just under 20 dealers, the show nonetheless takes up every room and hallway in Historical Hall, spreading out into a tent next door to cut a surprisingly wide swath of antiques with many styles represented.
Fall often prompts many people to look at their homes with an eye toward projects, and with holidays not far off in the calendar, the show had much to offer for people planning holiday entertaining or redecorating.
Black Swan Antiques, LLC, Washington, Conn., featured a lovely dining room set ready to be on duty for the holidays and a choice set of blue transferware dishes was offered too, making this one-stop shopping. If one was in the market for other types of furniture, Knollwood Antiques LLC, Village of Thorndike, Mass., had a darling English campaign bed, Robinson & Son, Inkle & York, circa 1840s, in solid mahogany with hide leather cushions.
Striking large-scale pieces could be found here in the form of a bamboo skyline screen, circa 1950,on offer from Fair Trade Antiques, Shelburne Falls, Mass., and a pair of 1950s cast aluminum swan planters from Brennan & Mouilleseaux, Northfield, Conn.
Fine art offerings included an impressionistic Cragsmoor, N.Y., oil on canvas landscape by Carroll B. Brown (1860-1932) in the booth of Jaffe & Thurston, Wawarsing, N.Y. Depicting an extensive view across the ridge of the Shawangunk Range, where Cragsmoor is located, the painting was done in fall and is one of a series of similar views executed by the artist (each taken during a different season of the year). A highlight on offer from David and Donna Kmetz, Douglas, Mass., was Olive Parker Black’s “Farm by a Stream,” an elegant oil on canvas. Parker Black spent summers in the Berkshires where she painted many of the pastoral landscapes for which she was renowned.
You can always count on Michelle Fox, Weston, Conn., to have a colorful booth and her blankets and textiles, many of them having patriotic themes, would be great holiday gifts or to keep one warm during a long winter. Offering a veritable rainbow of colors, in another form, Jamie’s Antiques, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., had chunky Bakelite and delicate jewelry on offer.
Turi’s next show will be the 71st Glen Ridge Antiques Show February 3-4.
For additional information, www.dturiantiqueshows.com or 973-464-9793.
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