Published: November 1, 2016
Review and Photos by Tom O’Hara
ATLANTA, GA. — Scott Antique Market kicked off the unofficial beginning of the new season October 6–9 with a threatened hurricane, which seemed to have little effect on the weekend, save for a few dealers who were unable to attend, fearing leaving their home areas in the storm’s path. As the show was essentially sold out a week prior to the date, most cancellations were filled with other exhibitors on standby, keeping yet another virtually full house for the show.
Shoppers for the weekend included many who had been evacuated from their coastal area homes in the Carolinas and southern Georgia, and they began their holiday gift shopping. One Litchfield, Conn., exhibitor counted at least five such customers early over the long weekend buying an assortment of small silver pieces, a set of 100-year-old dominoes, sewing notions and several pieces of Eighteenth Century earthenware. His sales also included a set of Midcentury Modern chrome and Lucite chairs, which he agreed to deliver to Fairfield County, Conn.
Larry Thompson, an Atlanta dealer, was having great fun all weekend with furniture sales. His large New England chest on chest sold on the first day for an attractive price, giving him a good start for the weekend. Another piece of furniture sold the next day, a mahogany side board, provenance unknown, but probably Mid-Atlantic, circa 1800. It was followed by a four-graduated-drawer chest in tiger maple, likely New England, and, finally, he sold a large farm table later in the weekend. He also sold several paintings and a variety of small antiques. He said, “Now, that’s a good show!”
Status Symbol is the large furniture collection near the front of the South Building offered by Jerry Stinnett & Ken McKinney from Lynchburg, Va. Their collection covered the early Georgian periods all the way through the late Victorian with fine hardwood furniture and accessories. Their art included Nineteenth Century framed prints and fine art.
David Tulk trades as Madelena Antiques from Wickford, United Kingdom, where he does most of his shopping. The collection is primarily majolica, but he also was selling some early Staffordshire.
Chelsea Hill Antiques, Hampton, Conn., is a regular dealer in the show; exhibiting there every month and skipping only one or two times a year. Owner Tom Nagy this month was showing a collection of Jacobean furniture and art from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.
Some new dealers were there this month, too.
Garvin Hayes, Conyers, Ga., was showing several booths filled with fur coats, some in older vintage styles, some in later fashions.
Scarborough is the exhibition from Charles Scarborough of Guyton, Ga., who offered Outsider art, including a flock of pelicans and some paintings of them.
Big Ship Salvage, Pauline, S.C., carries an inventory of — just as the name implies — things taken from big old ships, including lights, life preservers, portholes, brass accessories of one sort or another and even some ship’s wheels. The business owner, John Clifford, said his sales were to people who decorate restaurants but also to many that are doing over their own homes in a nautical theme.
Teddi and Larry Thomas, Marietta, Ga., were selling designer jewelry. Teddi said some is vintage and some is contemporary design.
The little statuettes offered by Atlanta exhibitor Momac Antiques were selling well, as most had the theme of Christmas carolers, and shoppers this weekend had begun to think about their decorating for the holidays. The dealer’s sales were also good in their silver and Waterford crystal.
Norman Weingarden is a local dealer from Morrow, Ga., and his primary trade is in small silver and jewelry, but he finds things that appeal to him and knows what they may be worth, so from time to time he offers something out of the ordinary. This month, he was selling several movie posters from the 1950s, in excellent condition. Judson Baker, Louisville, Ky., was set up next to him offering showcases filled with silver articles, such as perfumes bottles, special serving pieces and more. He also had several religious relics.
Scott Antique Market takes place the second Saturday weekend of every month, 12 times a year without fail in the two buildings, Atlanta Expo Center, North and South at Jonesboro Road and I-285 [known locally as the Perimeter]. Thursday the show opens to the public in the North Building at 10:45 am and South Building at 11 am, Friday and Saturday at 9 am. Those days the show closes at 6 pm. Sunday hours are 10 am- 4 pm.
For additional information, www.scottantiquemarket.com or 740-569-2800.
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