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Ilinois show adopts "Great Legs" theme

The 57th Spring Fox Valley Antiques Show is putting its best leg forward when it presents a multitude of notable legs, attached to 18th, 19th and 20th century furniture and other antiques, during its March 8-9 show.

ST. CHARLES, Ill. – World War II pin-up Betty Grable had hers insured for $1 million by Lloyds of London. Sharon Stone’s became well known five decades later in a different way. And Daniel Craig, the newest James Bond, has a great set. Legs!

The 57th Spring Fox Valley Antiques Show coming to St. Charles, Illinois, March 8-9, 2014, has its own reserve of notable legs, but of no particular gender. Fluted, reeded, Queen Anne, tapered and cabriole are just a few adjectives used to describe the 18th,

seed cabinet

This charming 15-drawer Keystone Seed Cabinet, featuring original advertising and 40 original jars is one of the items you'll find at Iron Horse Antiques' booth, during the CSDA Show. (Photo courtesy CSDA)

19th and early 20th century variety of legs available for review at this semi-annual show and sale.

Gathering from 14 states, 57 experienced antiques dealers will join forces to present fresh ideas in decorating with little influence from mainstream magazines and catalogs. Held indoors at the bright and spacious Kane County Fairgrounds’ Prairie Events Center, dealers exhibit in walled and papered booths, their offerings arranged in room settings, many with an emphasis on decorative and graphic design. A “juried” show assures authenticity, allowing customers to buy with confidence.

Catered lunch with comfortable seating is available, and there is plenty of free parking. Show hours are Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, March 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 South Randall Road, St. Charles, Illinois 60174 (enter on Randall Road between Routes 38 and 64).

Produced by the Chicago Suburban Antiques Dealers Association, the show celebrates local heritage by collaborating with its sponsor, Garfield Farm Museum in LaFox, Illinois (both not-for-profit organizations). Admission of $8 benefits local historical and educational endeavors. Discount coupons are available on the CSADA website. For more information, visit


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