The Greater Boston Antiques Festival - Fall Edition More than 160 antiques dealers featuring items including Victorian furniture, European ceramics, fine arts, antique rugs, china and pottery, sterling silver, Asian antiques, folk art, & estate jewlery
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Boston, MA (August 5, 2005) – Celebrating its tenth year, The Greater Boston Antiques Festival returns to the Boston area on Saturday and Sunday, November 19th and 20th at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass. With 160 antiques dealers from 11 states all under one roof, The Greater Boston Antiques Festival is not only the largest antique show in metro Boston; it is also one of New England’s foremost antiques exhibitions known for the breadth, diversity and quality of the items exhibited. This premier event will feature hundreds of sought after antiquities from the 18th to the early 20th Century including Federalist and Victorian furniture, European and Asian ceramics, china, sterling silver, art, estate jewelry, collectibles, antique toys and much more. The Greater Boston Antiques Festival has something for everyone from the casual collector or home decorator to the experienced investor.
Thousands flock to the Greater Boston Antiques Festival each year to find fine art and antiques, collectibles, home décor, gifts and mementos. “While this show offers rare and sought after antiques for serious collectors and dealers, it is also a great place for the casual browser to find unique holiday gifts and decorative items,” notes Marvin Getman the show’s producer. “More and more people are realizing that antiques can be used to decorate, and unlike most contemporary pieces, antiques usually maintain or increase in value.” Decorators can find in-demand antiques such as turn of the century kitchen appliances like butter churners and vegetable choppers. Likewise, antique maps and illustrations, unique sculptures, light fixtures and fabrics have become fashionable home accessories and gifts.
Dealers exhibiting at the Greater Boston Antiques Festival come from all over the Northeast and beyond, and are selected for the quality of their items. Additional antiques available at the show include antique phonographs, Dresden figurines and other collectibles, Native American art and baskets, fine 19th and 20th century oil paintings, antique scientific instruments and books, sewing items, quilts and linens, British enamelware, antique walking sticks, historic flasks, American Coin silver, antique lighting, European porcelain and Bohemian glass, silver heirlooms, Japanese art, period frames and mirrors, New England country and formal furniture, antique cupboards, brass bells, clocks, and 18th and 19th century vanity and desk accessories and other unique home furnishings.
Admission to The Greater Boston Antiques Festival/Winter Edition is only $7 per person. Early preview Saturday at 9:00 a.m. for $15 admission. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA, just 15 minutes north of Boston off interstate 93. Directions to Shriner’s Auditorium: Rte 93 (north from Boston or South from NH) to Exit #39, then follow the signs. For more information call (781) 862-4039 or visit www.NEAntiqueShows.com. Free parking is available for 1,500 vehicles.
The Greater Boston Antiques Festival is managed by Marvin Getman of New England Antiques Shows.