The 58th Annual NH Antiques Show Returns August 6-8, 2015




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The NH Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) 58th Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show returns to Manchester, NH on August 6-8, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester. This years’ show will feature 67 exhibitors from all over the country with a wide range of items from folk art to fine porcelain, country and formal furniture, paintings and prints, and more.

“There is absolutely no better show in this country to both sell and buy fresh Americana,” stated David Hewett, October 2014 Issue, Maine Antique Digest. “The popularity of the New Hampshire Show never seems to dim, it always shines brightly,” hailed R. Scudder Smith, Editor, Antiques & Arts Weekly. The show attracts thousands of buyers and enthusiasts from all around the country seeking high-quality antiques that all levels of collectors can appreciate.

The New Hampshire Antiques Show closes a week of antiques 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. This annual tradition now in its 58th year brings together highly reputable dealers who, with a keen interest in educating visitors about antiques, save their most prized wares for the event. With on-site shipping and no sales tax this is the event to find that one-of-a-kind treasure you have been searching for.

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.

There are two new exhibitors joining the show this year, which include Pewter & Wood Antiques, Barbara Boardman Johnson, of Enfield, NH and Kelly Kinzle, New Oxford, Pennsylvania. Pewter & Wood Antiques specializes in 18th and 19th C. American Antiques with emphasis on original first surface paint, as well as Country furniture, painted smalls, folk art, textiles, hooked rugs, braided rugs, samplers, stoneware, toys, game boards, signs, pewter and decorative items. Kelly is “known for his inventory of tall case clocks, fire arms, Pennsylvania decorative arts and fire-fighting memorabilia.” “Both exhibitors will certainly be a welcome addition to the show,” stated Tommy Thompson, President of the NH Antiques Dealers Association.

Author, lecturer and independent curator, Deborah M. Child, will be autographing her latest book, entitled, "Soldier, Engraver, Felon: Richard Brunton's life on the fringe in America's New Republic.” Brunton trained as engraver in Birmingham, England and is best known today for his engraved family registers and for counterfeiting American currency for which he received a two-year sentence to Newgate Prison, Granby, CT, in 1799. "My book will introduce many previously unknown works by his hand and will provide an authentic glimpse into life on the fringe in America's new Republic," stated Child.

The 58th Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show returns to downtown Manchester, August 6-8, 2015. Show hours are: Thursday, Aug. 6 & Friday, Aug. 7 from 10 am - 7 pm; and Saturday, Aug. 8, 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. www.nhada.org. 

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