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The Newport Antiques Show, Newport R.I.
July 23, 2013  | 
During the last six years, the Newport Antiques Show has established itself as not only the leading antiques event in New England, but as a leading Show across the country. “This is not your typical summer antiques show,” explains Show Manager Diana Bittel. “The dealers are experienced and high quality, the setting at St. George’s School in Middletown is gorgeous.”

The dealers play a part in the Show’s great success. “They all are well respected in their fields,” states Bittel. Dealers travel from across the globe, from California to London to Kentucky to Maine, to exhibit at the St. George’s School, in Middletown. This year's Show features a record number of 43 exhibitors who will feature a diverse section of antiques and Americana. “Offerings will range from contemporary to 18th century paintings, nautical to folk art, English to American to Swedish furniture and accessories, fine prints, silver, oriental rugs, antique wicker, fine books, oriental art, estate and fine jewelry, fireplace accessories, sailor's woolworks and shell valentines, and wonderful garden furniture” Bittel describes.

The line-up of 2013 exhibitors is: Antique American Wicker; Arader Galleries; Patrick Bavasi; Diana H. Bittel Antiques; David Brooker Fine Art; Sue Brown; The Cooley Gallery; Dawn Hill Antiques; Dennis and Dad Antiques; Essex Antiquarians; Roberto Freitas American Antiques & Decorative Art; J. Gallagher Georgian Manor Antiques; Haley & Steele; Marion Harris; Hill-Stone, Inc.; Imperial Fine Books & Oriental Art; Johanna Antiques; Kelleher Fine Art; James M. Kilvington, Inc.; Roger King Fine Art; Donna and David Kmetz; Leatherwood Antiques; Malcolm Magruder; Judith and James Milne; Oriental Rugs Ltd.; Port & Starboard Gallery; Rehs Gallery; Saje Americana; G. Sergeant Antiques; The Silver Vault; Jayne Thompson Antiques; Three Golden Apples; Jonathan Trace; Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge; William Vareika Fine Arts Ltd.; Village Braider Antiques, Inc.; Walker-Cunningham Fine Art; Maria and Peter Warren Antiques; Charles L. Washburne; Ed Weissman Antiques; White’s Nautical Antiques; and Zane Moss Antiques, Ltd.

Historic New England will present the loan exhibit, “Windows on the Past; Four Centuries of Historic New England” during the course of the weekend Show. There will also be three morning lectures: July 26 at 11am: Collect What you Love presented by Art Consultant Jessica Hagen of Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design July 27 at 11am: Material Memories: Jewelry from the Collection of Historic New England, presented by loan exhibit Associate Curator Laura Johnson July 28 at 11am: Painted Rooms of Newport County: Colonial & Federal by author Ann Eckert Brown. 

All proceeds from Newport Antiques Show ticket sales and sponsorships benefit two non-profits that support Newport’s past and Newport’s future—the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County. To date the Show has raised approximately $1.4 million.

The Newport Antiques Show opens with a Gala Preview Party on Thursday, July 25 (6pm to 9pm); tickets start at $150 per person ($175 at the door). The Show runs Friday July 26, Saturday July 27 (10am to 6pm), and Sunday July 28 (10am to 4pm). General admission costs $15 per person, $20 for three day admission.

About The Newport Antiques Show

The Newport Antiques Show, founded in 2007, is one of the country’s leading antiques and decorative arts shows. Proceeds benefit both the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County.

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