Hundreds Line Up for Opening Day of New Hampshire Antiques Show

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Hundreds of antiques enthusiasts line up as early as 7 a.m. for first-day entry into the 55th Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show, at the Radisson Manchester, August 9-11. Presented by the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA), the show features 68 dealers of high quality American antiques, including folk art, fine ceramics, country and formal furniture, paintings and prints.

A painted cast iron dachshund gate weight. Late 19th century. 26 1/2½" X 9". Courtesy Frank & Barbara Pollack American Antiques & Art.

One dealer calls the New Hampshire Antiques Show "the perfect storm" of reputable dealers, prized wares and no sales tax.

The highlight of New Hampshire’s Antiques Week, the New Hampshire Antiques Show attracts thousands of buyers and American antiques enthusiasts from around the country seeking high-quality antiques at reasonable prices. Show hours are: Thursday, Aug. 9 – Friday, Aug. 10, 10 am - 7 pm; and Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is $15 on Thursday, $10 on Friday and Saturday. Visitors under 30 (with proper ID) are admitted free. Free return visits to the show are available after initial admission. For more information, visit nhada.org.

Informal tours through the show will be led by top regional interior designers on Friday, Aug. 10, from 2 - 5 pm. Each designer joins an individual or small group to walk through the show and offer advice about decorating with antiques.

Two new dealers join this year's show: Jonathan Trace of Portsmouth, NH, who specializes in antique American silver, 17th-early 19th century American furniture and 17th-18th century American and European art; and Pratt's Antiques of Victor, NY, specializing in 18th and 19th century country furniture & decorative accessories.

About the New Hampshire Antiques Show

Managed by a team of dedicated volunteers, the New Hampshire Antiques Show caps a week of antiques, auctions and shows known as Antiques Week in New Hampshire, a tourism draw for the state, attracting dealers and collectors from around the country, hoping to find that perfect piece of Americana. One dealer calls the show "the perfect storm" – bringing together highly reputable dealers who, with a keen interest in educating visitors about antiques, save their most prized wares for the event. Plus, there's no sales tax.

Exhibitors offer a wide range of country and formal antique furniture and accessories including
clocks, folk art, paintings and prints, textiles, woodenware, nautical and scientific items, metalware, glassware, pottery and ceramics, early lighting, samplers, Shaker furniture and accessories, decoys, architectural and garden ornaments, and books about antiques. Each exhibitor is an NHADA member, adhering to the highest standards of the antiques business, celebrating the long tradition of excellence in quality of merchandise, and committed to engaging with show customers to promote knowledge and good will.

About NHADA

NHADA is the one of the largest antiques organizations of its kind, with nearly 300 in-state and
out-of-state members. Members are committed to business integrity, as well as building awareness and appreciation of articles of antique value. For more information, visit nhada.org.

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