LENOX, Mass – Longtime dealer Joyce Coffman is opening a fresh version of Coffman’s Antiques in a neighborhood well-known as home for other antiques, art and designer boutiques.
“I’d been looking for a good shop location with good viewing spaces for the antiques, parking and in a walking neighborhood for a while when the Church Street site became available,” Coffman said. “Although not as big as Great Barrington, there is good space for small and big antiques with five levels, good size rooms and good lighting.”
Joyce and her late husband Don were well known for their antiques shows in New Jersey and their very popular shop in Great Barrington. The yellow House in Great Barrington was among the best antique shopping and selling experiences in Western Massachusetts for about 20 years. With that management experience, dealer following and customer appreciation, Joyce is expected to again have a thriving business as she builds a destination for area antiques shoppers and Lenox tourists.
Dealers will emphasize country settings and folk art as well as accessories complimenting any decor. Cases will be current. A vintage Valentine case is already drawing much attention. Fine art will occupy a booth as well as many small painted stools, benches and tables. iron, quilts and coverlets, wood, metals, garden and various specialities: vintage perfume bottles, lead figures, advertising and stoneware and pottery. A good variety of everything country is planned.
Dealers reuniting with Coffman include Kay and Bob Roffe, Americana Antiques, Williamson, N.Y.; Carol Stephens, My Grandmother’s Attic, Richmond, Mass.; Paul Rothstein, Red Stone Gallery, Irvington, NY, JoAnn Austad of Maine; Edith Ross, Monterey, Mass.; Linda Ross of Great Barrington, Amanda Pat Body of Syracuse, N.Y.; Scott Martin, Scott Martin Antiques, Lenox, Mass.; Judy Rupinsky of Pittsfield, Mass.; Nancy Ostrich, Bits and Pieces, Dalton, Mass. and Charles Flint of Lenox, Mass.
Coffman’s Antiques is located at 69 Church St. The official opening is May 1-6, 2012 with hours from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. daily. Coffman’s will be open by appointment from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily in April while her many exhibiting dealers sharing the five-level building will be filling their exhibits and working out their displays. For more information, call the shop at 413-637-1884 or 413-429-1132.