Friday, October 4, 2013

27th Annual Antiques Show in Litchfield Hills - Washington CT

The 2013 Washington Connecticut Antiques Show will take place October 4-6, opening at Washington Primary School with the traditional Preview Night cocktail party on Friday from 6:30 to 9:00pm.  Cellist Mary Costanza will serenade guests during this opportunity for advance buying and browsing from an impressive assortment of exceptional antiques and contemporary collectibles.

The following evening, the Collectors Party will be held - Saturday, October 5 from 6:30 to 9:00pm.  Visitors will enjoy browsing while listening to the smooth sounds of The Kerry Linder Brazilian Jazz Trio in an alluring setting of curated treasures and modern curiosities from around the world.

Reservations for the Friday and Saturday evening parties are highly recommended and can be made by visiting  Entrance to each party begins at $125 per person.  Daytime show hours are Saturday, October 5, 10am to 3pm and Sunday, October 6, 11am to 3pm.  Daily admission to the show is $10, payable at the door.  For additional information, please contact the Gunn Memorial Library at 860-868-7586 or email

Founded in 1985, the Washington Annual Antiques Show consistently draws dealers of the highest quality and offers diverse furnishings and decorative arts for both the period and modern home.  The show features 21 dealers from the east coast.  Visitors will find larger furnishings, works of art, exquisite jewelry, intimate furniture and decorative accessories.

This year the exhibitors includes:
Behnke Doherty Gallery
Washington, CT

Brad Reh Fine Estate Jewelry
Southampton, NY

Brennan & Mouilleseaux
Northfield, CT

C.M. Leonard Antiques
South Salem, NY

The Cooley Gallery
Old Lyme, CT

Dallas Boesendahl
New York, NY

Donald Rich Antiques
New Canaan, CT

Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge
White Plains, NY

Eckert Fine Art
Millerton, NY
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Embellish Antiques
Chapel Hill, NC

George Champion Modern Shop
Woodbury, CT

KMR Arts
Washington Depot, CT

Melody Rodgers
New York, NY

Mountain Thistle Antiques
Waynesboro, VA

Nemati Collection
New York, NY &amp; New Preston, CT

Nula Thanhauser
East Hampton, NY

Ober Gallery
Kent, CT

R.M. Barokh, Inc.
Bethlehem, CT

Roberto Freitas American Antiques
&amp; Decorative Arts
Stonington, CT

R.T. Facts
Kent, CT

Vintage Poster Art
Monroe Township, NJ

The Museum’s current exhibit, “Coming to America: Washington’s Swedish Immigrants,” will be open to visitors free of charge Saturday and Sunday October 5 &amp; 6 and features photographs and artifacts from its collection, on loan from descendants, and from local dealers Dawn Hill Antiques and Eleish van Breems Antiques. Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems, noted Scandinavian style experts, will present the lecture "The Elements of Swedish Style" and sign copies of their new book Reflections on Swedish Interiors on Sunday, October 6, at 1pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library.

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