Events ~ The Newport Antiques Show ~ Middletown

Newport Antiques Show
St. George's School
Middletown, Rhode Island

Megan and I popped down to the 10th Newport Antiques Show on Saturday, and spent a couple of hours wandering the stalls. There were vendors and experts from all around the Northeast, as near as Newport and as far away as England. The array of state license plates in the parking lot was just as eclectic.

More than 40 exhibitors showcased wares ranging from books, large and small:
This bookcase spanned a full wall
This photo album is also a locket
To items practical and decorative, beautiful and dangerous.
Handbags (also admired by PattyJ)
l'art moderne
sampler/family record
Guns 'n Poses

 We loved seeing it all, and imagining what we'd take home with us. I don't think there was anything less than 100 years old. Megan and I loved seeing the vignettes set up in some of the furniture stalls, ranging from the 1700s to 1915.

One thing that caught my eye was a type of frame that we saw on prints in several stalls. It might Verre Eglomisé (gilded glass), but I'm not sure.

We were also charmed by a display from the Newport Historical Society.

I think it's fair to say that much of the offerings would be out of reach for the average consumer, but it's a wonderful opportunity to explore antiques of all types from the region, and to dream big dreams. Or maybe find that perfect investment piece.


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