Antiques show, sale in Boone July 2-4
On July 2, 3 and 4, Boone will host the 38th annual Antiques Show and Sale.
Many of the antiques dealers exhibiting in this show are very well known in their specialty field, often lectures at museums and conferences throughout the country.
Many will bring museum-quality merchandise for the investment buyers, while others will have unique treasures for the beginning collectors.
"These exhibitors are quite reputable and knowledgeable and are happy to answer any questions you may have about your special pieces," an event spokesperson said. "This year it promises to be even more outstanding than many shows of the past. If you have any interest in fine art and antiques, this should be a treat."
The show will offer a wide variety of treasures, including fine furniture, antique silver, cut glass, art glass, old oil paintings, clocks, pottery, estate jewelry, old Oriental rugs, designer costume jewelry, and much more.
Several dealers in this show have never been in the Boone/Blowing Rock area before.
Sharon McLean of Ontario will bring fine old French furniture and early English porcelains.
Togar Rugs from Arden, N.C., will bring a beautiful selection of fine old Oriental rugs, including Turkish, Persian and Russian varieties.
Ruchelle Davis from Rome, Ga., will bring an assortment of vintage linens, including French sheets, German shams, formal tablecloths, damask napkins, Italian French towels and much more.
William Cawood, also from Rome, Ga., is bringing antique maps.
Sue Robinette of Monticello, Ky., is bringing a wide selection of sterling silver flatware and hollowware.
Another new dealer to this area is Mary Ann Brandt from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Brandt will have country American furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries and accessories from that period, including very rare Tartanware.
Gold Leaf, a dealer from Atlanta, Ga., will also be coming to Boone for the first time. Gold Leaf offers old oil paintings, estate jewelry and fine porcelains.
In addition, many of the dealers who have been in this show in the past are returning with barometers, Black Forest wood carvings, corkscrews, watch holders, inkwells, hand-painted European porcelains, coins, vintage hats, art deco items, clocks, musical instruments, music boxes, exquisite pocket watches, dazzling displays of very fine estate jewelry and much, much more.
"It will definitely be a unique opportunity to see and even buy items usually only seen in museums," the spokesperson said. "Or you may wish to add a few pieces to your collection of sterling silver flatware. Treasures of all types will abound at the show."
The show will be held on Friday, July 2; Saturday, July 3; and Sunday, July 4, and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It will be held at Appalachian State University's Holmes Convocation Center, located at the corner of Rivers Street and U.S. 321, also known as Blowing Rock Road, in Boone.
There will be free parking in the lot just across the street from the main entrance. There will be an admission charge of $7.50 for adults. Children 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.