News-Antique.com - Apr 02,2012 - Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Wednesday, April 18, featuring a talk by renowned museum and decorative arts consultant Dr. Philip Zimmerman.
"Our Undervalued Heritage: Collecting Opportunities in Early American Furniture” looks at the current market for American furniture and the opportunity it presents to acquire interesting, early work. Dr. Zimmerman will discuss sources of information--good and bad; what to pursue and how to do it.
Philip Zimmerman is a museum and decorative arts consultant, certified member of AAA, and American antique furniture broker from Lancaster, PA. Dr. Zimmerman was previously Director of the Museum Collections Division at Winterthur; Executive Director of the Historical Society of York County; and Curator of the Currier Gallery of Art. He is the author of four books and numerous articles and reviews on a wide range of furniture.
The talk takes place during preview week for Rago’s Estates auction, to be held on April 21, 2012. This sale is book-ended by a No Reserve Discovery Auction on Friday and a No Reserve Silver, Jewelry, Couture and Coin Auction on Sunday.
The auction house opens on Wednesday, April 18 at Noon. A reception begins at 5 pm. Dr. Zimmerman will speak at 6 pm.
RSVP to 609.397.9374 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you unable to rsvp in advance, please join us if you can. All are welcome.
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