Our 1854 Suburban Farm House

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bowmanville Antiques and Folk Art Show

It is that time of year again! The Bowmanville Antique and Folk Art Show is in town this weekend!!!

Distinguished Canadian Antiques Dealers
Specializing in Country Furniture,
Decorative Accessories and Early Folk Art

The 38th  annual Bowmanville Antiques & Folk Art Show takes place Easter weekend,  April 22nd and 23rd. Come and see why this premiere show has lasted so many years!

The country's top reputable dealers save their best to offer it for sale in this highly specialized show. This is one stop shopping for many eager collectors and dealers who come to acquire examples of the best Canadiana and folk art available. Painted furniture, stoneware, early lighting, native arts, pottery, textiles, decoys, paintings, folk art and great examples of decorative accessories are included in the many offerings.
Achieving the Bowmanville standard is no easy matter. With the exception of folk art, all antiques exhibited must be pre-1900, and the show is vetted, meaning that a group of experts check every single item prior to the gates opening. Items that do not meet the standard must be removed by the dealer.
How is Bowmanville regarded by collectors? Many of them line up hours beforehand, then rush into the room at full sprint when the doors open, wanting to be the first to get to their favourite booth.  The late Ralph Price, one of the vettors was quoted, “It’s better than going to a museum because you can buy!”
(from the website)

Maud Lewis original
 all photos from Google Images
If you are planning to attend, go early Friday there is always a line up!

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