SPECIALTY ITEMS FEATURED AT ROANE COUNTY FALL ANTIQUE EVENT The unique, hard-to-find and rare items will be featured on the weekend of November 17, 18th and 19th in the shops of the Roane County Antique Association.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - ROANE COUNTY – The unique, hard-to-find and rare items will be featured on the weekend of November 17, 18th and 19th in the shops of the Roane County Antique Association.Five uncommon stores all located within fifteen minutes of each other will open their doors with specially marked-down prices designed to appeal to all tastes and income levels. Visitors can expect to find Victorian, Edwardian, art nouveau, Native American items, retro modern, designer pieces and more during the fall event.
One piece of interest for fanciers of primitives is a Walnut Corner Cabinet made in the period 1840 – 1850 here in East Tennessee . This piece was hand-crafted by the great-grandfather of the late Dr. Mabel Shields, the first female optometrist in Knox County . Look for this item next to the turn-of-the-century Murphy bed at O’Those Were The Days Antique Store located at 224 West Rockwood Street in Rockwood.
Imagine the travel experienced by the steamer trunk located at Adkisson’s Flowers, Gifts and Antiques at 503 N. Roane Street in Harriman. This trunk is made of brass, wood and leather with preserved inserts, drawers and intact pictures. Made by the Whittle Trunk Company of Knoxville TN in the 1800’s, this specialty piece will be on display and available for purchase during the sale.
Also located in Harriman is the Out of the Past Antique Store at 1310 S. Roane Street . This store specializes in primitives, Victorian items and features antique refinishing. The inventory within Out of the Past is continually changing providing browsers with an opportunity to find unexpected treasures. Shop this store on Friday and Saturday only during the weekend.
Before leaving Harriman, drop into the Vintage Showcase at 1205 S. Roane Street to browse their inventory of dolls. Aside from the dolls and accessories, there are often unique items in the store such as marbles dating back to the Civil War.
Gentlemen with an interest in older pieces will appreciate the inventory located at the Kingston Antique Mall, 719 N. Kentucky Street , Kingston , TN. This antique mall features many tools, fishing lures, books and unique antiques. Of special interest for this sale are two very unique Native American artifacts. One is a Navajo blanket that dates back to the 1920’s. The second is a very rare circa 1870’s water basket made of braided horsehair handles and Yucca plant rope.
Each of the five stores in the Roane County Antique Association has its own special flavor and charm. Find your own special piece of history within one of these stores located near exits 347 and 352 on I-40. For more information, see www.easttennesseeantiques.com.