The 2016 Washington Connecticut Antiques & Design Show will take place Columbus Day weekend, October 7-9, opening with the traditional Preview Night cocktail party on Friday from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Jazz standards will be enjoyed during this opportunity for advance buying and browsing from an impressive assortment of exceptional antiques and contemporary collectibles.
The following evening, the Young Collectors Party will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. This is an evening to see and be seen amidst curated antiques and chic modern design — a fitting start to a long fall weekend in Litchfield County. Music will be provided by a DJ.
The Antiques & Design Show is one of the primary annual fundraisers for Gunn Memorial Library, Inc., the town's public library, which depends in great part upon private contributions in addition to taxpayer dollars. The show is in its 30th year, and its ongoing success has been attributed in great part to the event chairs' ability to anticipate the needs of current buyers. Executive Director, Jean Chapin shares, "We are thrilled to have Anna and Graydon Carter associated with our celebratory year." This year's show features 18 dealers from the east coast. Visitors will find larger furnishings, works of art, exquisite jewelry, intimate furniture and decorative accessories. Several of the dealers also produce their own lines or make custom furniture.
Wilson Henley, a Gunn Memorial Trustee and antiques dealer, says, "We're finding that people are more interested now in incorporating contemporary design with antiques and traditional design." Dealers participating in this year's show were carefully selected with this in mind. Bruce Glickman, past Event Co-Chair and antiques dealer commented, "Our goal is to try to loosen up the idea of 'antiques show' and make it less intimidating for younger buyers."
This year's dealers include: Brad Reh Fine Jewelry of New Canaan, CT, Period To Mod Brennan & Mouilleseaux of Northfield, CT, Carole Pinto Fine Arts, LLC of Paris, France and New York, NY, COTTAGE + CAMP of North Egremont, MA, Debbie Turi Antiques LLC of Roseland, NJ, DK Farnum www.dkfarnum.com, Donald Rich Antiques
View our collection of functional and decorative objects.
A mixed metal tiger’s head sculpture, signed “Sergio Bustamente, 57/100. 1960s.
A 1940s modern carved pine head, great scale.
An American cast-iron bootscraper, c.1880.
A sheet metal folk art farmhouse, signed and dated 1914.
A galvanized metal and wood "industrial" wine rack. C.1950s.
An French early 20th century pottery vinegar bottle.
A faux bois tree stand, c.1920s.
A pair hand-carved garden clogs/sabots, late 19th century.
Three 19th Century bronze flower frogs. Priced separately.
Three cast-iron finials c.1900. Priced separately.
An 18th century American brass and wrought iron pail.
Pictures of our antiques show booths.
Our Washington Connecticut Antiques Show booth 2016