Ohio Country antiques show returns April 14 with 70 vendors

WILMINGTON, Ohio – Ohio Country Antique Show will return to Wilmington’s Roberts Centre in 2012 for its eighth year of semi-annual sales.

early american crocksTotally defying recent economic trends, the market for cobalt decorated stoneware has skyrocketed in the last decade. These two large and impressive examples were shown by Ohio Country dealer Jerry Tebbano. The Aurora, Ohio, stoneware authority displays hundreds of pieces of redware, yellowware, sewer tile folk art, and salt glazed crocks at each show.

The spring session on April 14 will feature an expanded field of 70 vendors; a smaller core lineup of 50 dealers is scheduled for the fall show on Oct. 20.

Defying a downturn in many other areas of collecting, the interest in Americana and early country antiques has continued to soar.

Ohio Country has been on the cutting edge of that popularity in the Midwest and is widely recognized as an excellent source for authentic, traditional antiques and art that befits the various early American styles.

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The Ohio Country Antique Show includes both regional and national dealers representing several states.

Their inventories include a diverse selection of 18th through early 20th century furnishings, art and decorative accessories. All merchandise is guaranteed as represented.

Collectors and decorators can choose from an array of large to small accents for the home and garden: primitives and stoneware; quilts and coverlets; paintings, lithographs and folk art; early advertising and ephemera; toys and children’s items; plus, unique industrial and architectural remnants.

Furniture ready for the home is plentiful with styles ranging from period formal to log cabin rustic. Examples with colorful, original painted surfaces are an Ohio Country Antique Show hallmark.

strawberry make-do  A form of folk art, “make do’s” are useful objects created from broken or discarded materials. They are considered a collecting category in their own right and have been the subject of several authoritative books. In this example from Kentucky dealer Lynne Dingus, a broken oil lamp has been cleverly made into a base for a wonderful handcrafted strawberry pin cushion.

Doors will open to the public at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. on April 14. There will be no preview or early buying period beforehand. Adult admission is $6.

The Roberts Centre is located north of Wilmington at the intersection of U.S. 68 and Interstate 71 (exit 50). The facility is less than an hour’s drive from either Cincinnati or Columbus.

Complete information is available from manager Bruce Metzger at 513-738-7256.

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