News-Antique.com - Feb 21,2012 - -- Philadelphia, February 21, 2012 -- A small band of antiques dealers, collectors, pickers, trend scouts and designers from the U.S. will be scouring Europe’s antiques circuit in March as part of a spring antiques tour hosted by a Philadelphia-based dealer. Container shipping is included.
The antiques tour dates are March 17-28, 2012. Only two spaces are left. The remaining spots will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis starting March 21.
Antiquers who are interested should call Treasures of Europe, LLC in Philadelphia at 215.991.9892, or email dealer Tom Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The trip features dawn-to-dusk shopping at two of the best antiques markets in Europe. The group will also be visiting wholesalers, shops, farmsteads, warehouses and old factories along the way.
The imperial cities of Prague, Leipzig and Bamberg plus a number of “nooks-and-crannies” stops along the back roads are on the itinerary.
The spring antiques tour features new trade sources off the beaten path, where few Americans venture. First offered five years ago, the tour has grown to be an insider’s expedition with pull for large and small dealers, designers, pickers and collectors alike. The tours have been featured in Country Living, USA Today, Australian House and Garden and other media.
The March antiques tour emphasizes affordable antiques and will focus on Europe’s Attic – a special part of the continent with an immense selection and prices that are lower than elsewhere. It’s a great alternative to higher-priced France, Italy, Belgium and the U.K.
The group will be seeing 16th Century to Midcentury, Industrial, Louis Philippe, Rustic, Czech-Deco, Art Nouveau, Modernism, Found Objects, Folk Art, Jewelry, Porcelain, Textiles and Linens and much more. Everything from “Baroque to Box Lots” will be on tap.
“Few outsiders venture to Central Europe. It’s the most-overlooked antiques region on the continent -- that’s why it’s the best place to shop,” according to Tom Conrad, who will lead the trip.
The group has two spaces left. Antiquers who are interested should contact Treasures of Europe to check availability and get details.