Mendham Antiques Art & Design Show Has Fresh New Look!
The 39th Annual Mendham Rotary Club Antiques Art & Design Show in Mendham, New Jersey, will take place April 4-5. The show has been reimagined and will have a totally new direction under the guidance of manager Debbie Turi. “We are excited about the changes,” said Turi. “We are adding a preview party, and booths with room settings, and we have invited some great dealers to participate.” Turi is known for her boutique shows in northern New Jersey, and this one promises to be among the best. Mendham is conveniently located just a few minutes from Morristown, Bernardsville, and Madison, and is in the center of Morris County.
Among the dealers participating for the first time is Knollwood Antiques, owned by Richard LaVigne. Richard sells sophisticated and decorative furniture, art, and accessories, and if you stop by his booth he is sure to greet you with a smile and a friendly word.
Another dealer new to the show is Steve White of White & White Antiques from Skaneateles, NY. He deals in mostly traditional antiques, but there are always a few surprises to be found in his booth. And if you like jewelry, Steve has a great selection of antique and vintage pieces. “Debbie has been a friend for a long time and I like the way she runs her business,” he said. I’m excited to do the show and I’m looking forward to an enthusiastic crowd!”
Randi Ona of Wayne, NJ, will be showing a collection of Early American folk art, portraits, lighting, furniture, textiles, and accessories in original surface. “It’s my first time doing this show and I am excited about it. I know Debbie does a great job and there are a lot of great dealers doing the show,” she said. “I’m bringing my usual selection of folk art and accessories and whatever I come up with between now and then.”
There will be a wonderful variety of merchandise at the show. You will definitely want to stop by and see David Weidner and Jared Cilley of Dark Flowers Antiques from Haverhill, MA. They specialize in fine Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts & Crafts pottery and porcelain.
If you are looking for beautiful prints, visit the booth of Anne Hall. She specializes in antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of Animals, Birds, Insects, Sea Life & Flowers. “We are enthusiastic about early natural history discoveries and recordings, the naturalists, and the processes involved in publishing these collections,” she said. “Because of our diligent efforts, we’re able to offer an encyclopedic collection of original prints from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The subjects of our prints are as far- reaching as the time frames they come from.”
Ormolu Antiques and Design from Point Pleasant, NJ, has an eclectic assortment of antiques and new furniture – ranging from primitive to refined, whimsical to elaborate. P.D. Murphy from Bath, ME, will be showing 19th and 20th century American and European furniture and decorative arts. Gerard Baerts Antiques of Morristown, NJ, will show European and American mid-20th century decorative arts. Two jewelry dealers, Michael Weinstein of Binghamton, NY, and Oliva Garay Vintage Retro will have lots of goodies to tempt you. There is a great diversity of treasures to be found at this fresh and exciting venue.
In addition to the antiques, there will be a juried art show, just upstairs in the new high school library, curated by Kathleen Palmer.
The combination of the two shows will create an exciting event which is not to be missed.
Apple Spice Junction, an award winning caterer, will create a tantalizing menu so that you can take a break and relax with a snack or light bite.
The Rotary of Mendhams, D. Turi Antique Shows, and Kathleen Palmer feel this new approach will electrify the already strong antiques and art culture in northern New Jersey.