Published: September 16, 2003
Things were jumping at the preview party marking the beginning of the 33rd Cape Cod Antiques Dealers Association, Inc Antiques Exposition on Cape Cod. This simple and high quality antiques show, which took place August 1-3, showcased 46 fine antiques dealers, all of them members of the association.
Local collectors and dealers lined up early to scoop up the finds that were in every booth. Barbara Adams from South Yarmouth, Mass., said that one hour after the opening her booth looked like it had been hit by an attack of the measles. “We love this shows,” said Adams. “We have sold so many different categories.” Indeed, Adams’ booth, filled with excellent quality Nineteenth Century American accessories – primarily blue and white spatterware, small period paintings and painted accessories – was filled with sold tags and Adams was grinning.
This good-looking show was indeed a respite in a time when things have been a bit dicey in the antiques business; there was no sign of a soft market here. Customers were scooping up the well-priced American country furniture in paint, the trade signs and the pottery.
Antiques dealer David Beauchamp of Hancock, N.H., sold a number of rdf_Descriptions during the preview party. “We have had a wonderful show here,” said a pleased Beauchamp.
Antiques dealers Bob Wilkins and Suzanne Courcier, Yarmouthport, Mass., were seen shopping at the preview party. The pair went home with a crisp and clean, well designed miniature butter churn in original old surface made by George Fearing of Hingham, Mass. William Wibel of Brewster, Mass., sold a Nineteenth Century American red chest of drawers during the preview. Susan Bestany of East Chesterfield Antiques, Sudbury, Mass., was showing her collection of French faience and had done “excellent business so far.”
Other exhibitors at the show included Harbeth Antiques of South Yarmouth, Mass., Decoys Unlimited of West Barnstable, Mass., and the Spyglass of Brewster, Mass..
In addition to this successful show, the Cape Cod Antiques Dealers Association hosts many informative and education events during the year. For information, contact the association’s president, Charles Szeglin, at 508-255-1567 or http://126.96.36.199
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