Published: September 28, 2010
“We had a record attendance and without any exaggeration, all dealers did well,” exclaimed show promoter Vivien Cord in regards to her show at the Lasdon Arboretum on Labor Day, September 6. “I am pretty sure we broke 2,000” coming thru the gate and “many dealers said it felt like old times,” she said.
The Labor Day Antiques Fair, now in its 26th year, is a Cord Shows event, and it benefits the Glass House fund at Lasdon.
The day was picture perfect with but a few clouds in the sky, and the crowd began to line up for the opening early. While the initial rush was good, Cord reported that there was a steady flow of people coming through all day long.
Long popular, the upper Westchester County event attracts a huge retail crowd from throughout the area, with easy access from all of the major highways.
A wide range of merchandise was offered on the field from the regular core of exhibitors, and several last minute drive-up vendors were able to procure spaces which added to the diversity.
A good selection of jewelry proved popular once again with Cherished Treasures, Newtown, Conn., displaying a nice selection of higher end costume pieces by the likes of Monet and Rembrandt.
Unni Wyller and Sage Antiques, both from Yonkers, N.Y., were set up side-by-side and the two dealers offered a good assortment of country smalls that ranged from an early ship’s lantern to Steiff animals.
Andrew Malin, Riverboat Gambler Antiques, Congers, N.Y., displayed a wide ranging assortment of material that included a couple of pairs of attractive shutters in old blue paint with cut-out decorations in the center. The dealer also offered a primitive folk painting of a Thanksgiving Day parade with large floats dwarfing the crowd and the city skyline in the background.
The next event for Cord Shows will be the Vintage Clothing and Textile Show, November 19′1. For information, or 914-273-4667 or www.cordshows.com .
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