The 3rd annual Antiques at Elm Bank is slated for Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, 2008, on the beautiful grounds of Massachusetts Horticultural Society headquarters in Wellesley. Antiques will be displayed in outdoor tents surrounded by lush gardens with a select number of dealers to be showcased inside the Manor House at Elm Bank. This is a rare treat as the manor house is only open a few times a year. Dealers will also occupy the air-conditioned Hunnewell Building, a converted carriage house. This distinctive indoor/outdoor show allows guests to explore the vast collection under the summer sky and inside an historic 18th century mansion.
More than 150 quality dealers will be on hand featuring hundreds of sought after items at Greater Boston’s and most magnificent outdoor summer antiques show. Antiques from the 18th to the mid 20th century will be available including Federalist and Victorian furniture, European and Asian ceramics, china, sterling silver, art, estate jewelry, antique toys and much more. Everyone from the casual collector to the experienced investor will be able to find that precious treasure they have been searching for.
Dealers exhibiting at Elm Bank Estate come from all over the Northeast and beyond, and are selected for the quality of their items and displays. Additional antiques available at the show include Native American art and baskets, fine 19th and 20th century oil paintings, sewing items, quilts and linens, British enamelware, antique walking sticks, historic flasks, American coin silver, antique lighting, European porcelain and Bohemian glass, silver heirlooms, Japanese art, period frames and mirrors, New England country and formal furniture, antique cupboards, brass bells, clocks, and 18th and 19th century vanity and desk accessories and other unique home furnishings.
Admission to Antiques at Elm Bank Estate is $10 for adults (children 12 and under are admitted free with an adult ticket). Hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Wellesley, Mass.
Directions to Elm Bank Estate: From Route 128 or the Massachusetts Pike, take Route 16 West towards Wellesley Center. Continue on Route 16 passing Wellesley College. Elm Bank Reservation will be on your left. For more information call 781-862-4039 or visit www.NEAntiqueShows.com. Free parking is available.
Antiques at Elm Bank Estate is managed by Marvin Getman of New England Antique Shows.