Published: April 26, 2016
By Greg Smith
YORK, PENN. – Show manager Bob Bockius is gearing up for what promises to be a lively and colorful display at the Greater York Antiques Show, opening Saturday, April 30 through Sunday, May 1.
“Previously, we opened on Friday,” Bockius said, “but this year we adjusted the opening to Saturday morning. We wanted to make it available to collectors traveling larger distances so that everyone gets a shot at an untouched show.”
Emphasizing Americana, Greater York houses 85 dealers exhibiting Eighteenth through Twentieth Century furniture, folk art, lighting, fabrics, silver, glass and ceramics, jewelry, paintings and decorative accessories. The following three dealers are veterans to the antiques trade, but are new to Greater York this year.
“Greater York is always an interested, knowledgeable and enthusiastic audience. The show is a draw as it is centrally located and the merchandise is varied and well priced,” said Nancy Glazer.
The Maine dealers will bring a Pennsylvania dower chest in original blue paint with exceptional surface; Pennsylvania German fraktur; Windsor chairs; a fine Chester County, Penn. tall-case clock; occupational shaving mugs; fanciful figural pen wipes.
Porter Chair, Arizona, circa 1930s, carved and painted for the Porter family. Embellishments of cactus flowers indigenous to that southwest region.
“We are happy to be back in York again. It’s been about 15 years since we’ve done shows in Pennsylvania. Look for painted furniture, folk art, baskets, rugs, and great small things in our booth.” says Judy Warren of Stonecrop Antiques in Virginia.
Miniature Sewing Stand, mahogany, mid-Nineteenth Century.
Made in Maryland, probably Baltimore.
“Antiques on the Square handles late 1700s and early 1800s furniture and accessories, folk art and textiles,” says Donna Light from Antiques on the Square in Pennsylvania. “We will be featuring period furniture in original paint including a green pewter cupboard and an unusual painted corner cupboard, painted settee and blanket box, along with folk art and textiles including a hooked rug with horses.”
Rare 25 Gallon Water Cooler signed US Standard
If you have not made plans this weekend, Greater York should be at the top of your list. Bockius says, “We have a great chemistry of dealers who really love Americana and have a passion for collecting antiques and preserving history.”
For additional information, www.greateryorkantiqueshows.com or 856-686-9000.
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