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Chester County Antiques Show 2019

The Chester County Antiques Show 2019, was this past weekend, benefiting the Chester County Historical Society it is in its 37th year. Held at the Church Farm School it is a great size show with some excellent dealers from the East Coast, New England and Mid Atlantic region. I got to attend the opening night party as my brother was exhibiting and went back briefly on Sunday morning when there was a little more space to see some of the pieces on display.

I have managed and organized the Main Line Antiques Show for many years and several of the dealers used to exhibit with us when the show was running. Many had questions for me on Friday night hoping that I had good news for them that the show might run this year. But, not having a date that is workable with other shows and local events that are running makes it look like this will be the second year The Main Line Antiques Show will not run and Surrey Services for Seniors will not benefit from the show.

I saw a variety of wonderful items at the Chester County Antiques Show 2019 that caught my eye. Let me know what you think about these?

An Australian early 20th century piece with all native birds cast in metal and painted, with a good provenance from the collection of one of the Wallace family I believe in NY who owned Reader's Digest.

I thought this gorgeous metal urn with lion head terminals to the handles would look great in a conservatory or on a patio filled with plants.


Or may be you would like this for a hoot! Found in New Hampshire and not dated it certainly was a lovely piece.

Wooden Owl

There were plenty of paintings, but I did not see anything like Book Smart although some of the dealers might have been mistaken for him...

Book Smart

Chester County recently was recognized as being one of the top wealthiest counties in the state of Pennsylvania. There are plenty of businesses, and job opportunties as well as development going on in the county. Tredyffrin Easttown is in the eastern edge of the county and definitely Tredyffrin and Easttown are recongnized as being some of the highest income earning municipalities in the county. 

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Comment balloon 12 commentsNick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • March 18 2019 06:50PM


These shows always seem to have some unique pieces to tink about

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 5 months ago

Good morning Nick. I am sorry the Main Line show won't go this year. I like the metal lion urn.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 5 months ago

Good morning Nick. Not into antiques as much as I used to be. You showed some nice pieces though. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 5 months ago

I can see why that Australian piece caught your eye, Nick. It caught mine! I love looking at antiques and am fortunate to enjoy some in my own home each day.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 5 months ago

Sounds like a really neat show, I enjoy seeing antiques and how things were back in the day.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 5 months ago


Loved the metal urn, the rest was nice but not something I would purchase, loved that you included Endre Barath, Jr. photo for the challenge!  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 5 months ago

Nick, it's a shame the Main Line Antique Show won't happen this year. The pieces you shared are neat to see. Browsing antiques is something I enjoy. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) 5 months ago

Hello Nick,  That picture of the birds would be something my wife would like to buy if she attended.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 5 months ago

William Feela it is amazing how creative people were and are, as you say there is always something interesting to see.

Sheila Anderson it is a very heavy metal and is quite a lovely shape.

Wayne Martin there was much more that was interesting.

That piece I thought was interesting Nina Hollander because it was a combination of cast metal and paint. 

Brian England as they say nothing is really new, lots of what we see as new is a retake on something old.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 5 months ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel there were lots of items that i could have included, that is what is interesting, everyone has a different taste and different things appeal to different people. As I was uploading the photos I saw Endre's and as a joke threw it in there.

The problem today Amanda S. Davidson is that most buyers are older, and there are not enough younger buyers stepping up to purchase these wonderful items.

Will Hamm it is actually a piece of furniture rather than a painting, the birds are all cast metal, then painted and named in a frame that stands on the floor. Very unusual.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 5 months ago

I think I like the owl the most, and how funny you managed to work in that book smart fellow!  It must be overwhelming to see all the antiques at a show like this.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) 5 months ago

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 I liked the owl too, you get used to looking at things if you do it all the time. Just like looking at houses you can hold them all in your head seeing differences. Likewise, often people are only looking for certain things and that is generally what they see.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 5 months ago

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