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“Antiques Week” in New York, 2011
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“Antiques Week” in New York was once again the event of the year for antiques enthusiasts. We exhibited at T.A.A.S. (The American Antiques Show) and had a terrific show. Thank you to all of our friends and clients who came by to see our booth.

Every January, hundreds of the country’s most serious dealers and collectors of early American antiques descend on Manhattan for “Antiques Week”. Both Christies and Sotheby’s auction houses hold their premier Americana sales as part of the event. Two of the country’s most prestigious antiques shows, T.A.A.S. And East Side also take place.

We accumulated pieces for several months leading up to the show and furnished our booth with a number of nice clocks and some very special furniture. Sales of tall case clocks included a circa 1815 New Hampshire clock by James Cole, a diminutive example by Simon Willard of Roxbury, MA. and a rare eighteenth century New Jersey clock with works by Aaron Lane and a case labeled by cabinet maker Matthew Egerton of New Brunswick.

Rhode Island furniture seemed to be in demand, particularly the Goddard-Townsend school pieces. Pat Kane’s furniture study at Yale University seems to be generating even more interest in early Rhode Island furniture.

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