Attendees will be delighted by the quality and sheer variety of antiques they’ll find.
Washington, DC (Vocus) January 6, 2009
Antique hunters have a reason to celebrate. This year’s Hunt Valley Antiques Show, Baltimore’s most prestigious annual antiquing event, will be bigger and better than ever.
Marking its 39th consecutive year, the Hunt Valley Antiques Show takes place February 20-22 at the Crowne Plaza Baltimore, in Timonium, MD.
The show will bring together 56 of the nation’s top dealers offering for sale more than 10,000 examples of antiques and fine art.
Visitors will discover exquisite examples of formal and country furniture, paintings, prints, glass, ceramics, textiles, rugs, silver, clocks, jewelry, folk art and equestrian antiques from four centuries. Every item is backed by a guarantee of authenticity.
“This year’s show will be 25 percent larger and feature more great dealers than ever before,” says Bob James, president of Armacost Antiques Shows. “Attendees will be delighted by the quality and sheer variety of antiques they’ll find.”
“The Hunt Valley Antiques Show offers a tremendous chance to become better acquainted with the world of fine antiques,” says John Fiske, partner in Ipswich, MA-based Fiske & Freeman, specialists in 17th and early 18th century English furniture and decorative accessories. “Dealers like ourselves bring all our best offerings to the show and are pleased to help educate anyone with an interest in decorating with antiques or enhancing a collection.”
Besides meeting dealers, visitors to the show will also be greeted by Baltimore’s own star-spangled songwriter, Francis Scott Key, as brought to life by accomplished stage, screen and television actor Charles Wissinger.
Hours of the show are Friday, February 20, 11 am-5 pm; Saturday, February 21, 11 am-7 pm; and Sunday, February 22, 11 am-5 pm.
Admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 each or for $12 each at http://www.ArmacostAntiquesShows.com. Children under 12 are free.
The show is located at Crowne Plaza Baltimore, 2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD. Free parking is available.
A preview party will take place Thursday, February 19, 6 pm-9:30 pm.
J. Thomas Savage, director of Museum Affairs for Winterthur, will open the show with a lecture on Friday, February 20 at 10 am. The acclaimed author will provide tips for choosing the right antiques based on vast knowledge of American architecture, interiors and decorative arts.
James Archer Abbott, curator of Evergreen Museum and noted scholar in the field of American Presidential tastes, will lead a private show tour on Saturday, February 21 at 9:45 am.
Separate tickets are required for the preview party, lecture and private show tour. More information is available at 410-366-1980.
Dealers participating in the Hunt Valley Antiques Show include Appleton Manor Antiques & Gallery, New Ipswich, NH; At the Sign of the Sycamore, Sewickley, PA; Aydin Oriental Rugs, Germantown, MD; Brennan & Mouilleseaux, Northfield, CT; Brill's Antiques, Newport News, VA; Sue Brown, London, UK; The Country Squire, Milton, MA; Cunha/St. John, Essex, MA; Dawson Gallery, Stevensville, MD; Dongan Collection, Bronxville, NY; Drake Field Antiques, Longmeadow, MA; Drusilla’s Books, Baltimore, MD; Dubey’s Art & Antiques, Baltimore, MD; Fair Trade, Shelburne Falls, MA; Fiske & Freeman, Ipswich, MA; Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art, Fredericksburg, VA; James Gallagher, North Norwich, NY; Gemini Antiques, Oldwick, NJ; The Hanebergs Antiques, East Lyme, CT; Hanes & Ruskin, Old Lyme, CT; J&M Antiques, East Amherst, NY; Arthur Guy Kaplan, Baltimore, MD; Kruggel Antiques, Rochester, NY; Leatherwood Antiques, Sandwich, MA; M. McAlister, Brentwood, TN; Malcolm Magruder, Millwood, VA; Trace Mayer, Louisville, KY; Merry Walk Antiques, Annapolis, MD; Aileen Minor Antiques, Centreville, MD; Neverbird Antiques, Surry, VA; Nicoll Fine Art & Antiques, Newcastle, ME; Paulette & Hilary Nolan, Falmouth, MA; Park Place Gallery, Delton, MI; Peenstra Antiques Appraisals, Annapolis, MD; Perry-Joyce Fine Arts, Sawyer, MI; The Print Portfolio, Potomac, MD; Robert Quilter Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD; Running Battle Antiques, Newagen, ME; Russack & Loto Books, Northwood, NH; Saje Americana, Short Hills, NJ; Rick Scott, San Francisco, CA; Shaeffer/Sutor, Glyndon, MD; Shaia of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA; Solomon Suchard, Shaker Heights, OH; The Spare Room, Baltimore, MD; Spencer Marks, Southhampton, MA; Philip Suval, Fredericksburg, VA; Swan Tavern Antiques, Ordinary, VA; Time & Strike, McLean, VA; Washington Square Antiques, Alexandria, VA; Ed Weissman, Antiquarian, Portsmouth, NH; and Roger D. Winter, Solebury, PA.
Proceeds from the show help fund the programs of Family & Children’s Services of Central Maryland. The Baltimore, MD-based agency delivers services to vulnerable individuals and families experiencing problems relating to social and personal adjustment.
The Hunt Valley Antiques Show is produced by Washington, DC-based Armacost Antiques Shows. Among other events, the firm produces the Naples Art & Antiques Show, the Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show and the new Aspen Art & Antiques Show.
About Armacost Antiques Shows
Armacost Antiques Shows lets people of all ages discover the simple pleasure of owning fine antiques. Visitors to our shows can shop, look and learn in friendly surroundings, knowing they can buy with a guarantee of authenticity. All shows benefit nonprofits, including museums, churches, social service agencies and preservation groups. The nonprofit sponsors help generate enthusiasm for antiques while delivering much-needed financial support for their institutions and communities. Information is available at http://www.ArmacostAntiquesShows.com.