Published: August 22, 2011
(Editor’s note: Antiques and The Arts Weekly has learned that antique quilt and Americana specialist Susan Parrish died August 18. At press time, the following information was all that was available.)
Susan Parrish, one of the most important dealers of antique Americana and textiles in the United States, gifted pianist and chamber musician, passionate gardener, avid tennis player, cyclist and traveler, gourmet cook, ardent theater-goer, prodigious reader, beloved grandmother, mother, sister and friend, died August 18, after a brief illness.
According to her website, Susan specialized in antique quilts and textiles, Nineteenth Century American country furniture, folk art, including paintings, trade signs, carvings, weathervanes, pottery and other items. After 20 years in the West Village, she closed her store and dealt privately from two locations, New York City and Stanfordville, N.Y., as well as exhibiting in major antiques shows.
She leaves behind son Michael (and wife Kalista), granddaughter Corinna, son Paul (and wife Alice), sister Davye and brother-in-law Mike, and many, many bereft friends. Susan showed us all how to live. A memorial celebration was conducted at 4 pm on Sunday, August 21, at Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York City.
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