Published: May 17, 2011
“People love coming to the Morristown Armory Antiques Show,” stated elated show manager Allison Kohler of JMK Shows after the most recent edition of the event, April 30 and May 1. The spring edition of the show featured more than 150 exhibitors, and Kohler reported “a gate of about 2,000.”
A good-looking show, shoppers were pleased with the assortment of materials offered, and many were seen leaving the armory with packages in tow. “There was a good amount of buying taking place and our dealers were very happy,” stated Kohler in the days following the show.
Buyers were waiting in line at Poverty Hollow Enterprises, the first booth shoppers encounter when they enter the show. Catering to the retail crowd with decorative garden accessories and fanciful high-style living and dining room accessories, dealer Bob Baker was busy tending to customers’ needs.
Country antiques are popular, and a selection of painted game boards were attracting attention at Country Huzzah, Burke, Va. Of particular note was a brightly painted Parcheesi board boldly decorated in reds, whites, blues, greens and yellows. A selection of cast iron doorstops in the stand included a rare owl on stump.
New Jersey dealer Mimi Gunn offered an eclectic mix ranging from silver jewelry that she crafts herself to a folky dollhouse and carved ivory totems.
Three Vintage Babes, Morristown, N.J., added a lively note to the show with a colorful psychedelic blast of 1960s and 1970s couture that included a selection of Pucci dresses. Furs, cocktail dresses and hat boxes were also displayed.
Orientalia was offered in many of the booths and items ranged from a Tang period horse at Mike Bertelli, Allendale, N.J., to a selection of paintings and bronzes displayed by Kairos Gallery, Ossining, N.Y. A good selection of Satsuma was available at JSD Antiques, Durham, N.H., along with an assortment of mixed metal vases.
John Tyler, Colophon Books, Layton, N.J., displayed a Sixteenth Century manuscript with lots of illuminated pages, along with a large collection of first edition and leather-bound books.
Another eclectic booth was that of K. Rothschild-Jansen, Green Village, N.J., where everything from a 1950s cabinet console stereo in remarkable condition was displayed alongside brightly painted ironworks wooden patterns, a Native American rug and a selection of gold and silver jewelry.
The dates for the fall Morristown Antiques Show will be October 29 and 30. For further information, www.jmkshows.com or 973-927-2794.
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