News-Antique.com - Aug 08,2012 - Philadelphia, August 8, 2012 – Antiques lovers and design scouts will be scouring Europe’s antiques trail as part of a fall antiques tour hosted by a Philadelphia-based dealer. Shared container shipping is offered after the antiques buying trip, which is nearly sold out.
“Our fall antiques tour has created a lot of buzz and we’ve had an incredible response this year. We only have two spaces are left,” said Philadelphia dealer Tom Conrad who will lead the trip.
The antiques shopping tour dates are September 22-October 4, 2012. The remaining spots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis starting the first week in August.
Antiquers who are interested in joining the group should call Treasures of Europe Tours in Philadelphia at 215.991.9892, or email dealer Tom Conrad at email@example.com.
The antiques tour features dawn-to-dusk shopping at five 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 and tons of “nooks-and-crannies” stops along the back roads are on the itinerary, which includes Germany, the Czech Republic and Upper Austria.
The fall antiques tour features new trade sources off the beaten path, where few Americans venture. First offered six 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 fall antiques tour emphasizes affordable antiques. It will focus on what Conrad calls “Europe’s Attic” – a special region of Central Europe 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, Rustic, Czech-Deco, Art Nouveau, Modernism, 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 Conrad.
The group has two spaces left. Antiquers who are interested should contact Treasures of Europe to check availability and get details.