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Washington Connecticut Antiques Show Fundraiser
Returns with an Added Focus on Design

The 2014 Washington Connecticut Antiques & Design Show will take place Columbus Day weekend, October 10-12, opening with the traditional Preview Night cocktail party on Friday from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The David Poirier Quartet will perform jazz standards during this opportunity for advance buying and browsing from an impressive assortment of exceptional antiques and contemporary collectibles.

The following evening, the Young Collectors Party will be held on Saturday, October 11 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. This is an evening to see and be seen amidst curated antiques and chic modern design — a fitting start to a long fall weekend in Litchfield County. Music will be provided by DJ Isaac G.

Reservations for the Friday and Saturday evening parties are highly recommended. Entrance to each party begins at $125 per person.

The Antiques & Design Show is one of the primary annual fundraisers for Gunn Memorial Library & Museum, the town's public library and historical museum, which depend in great part upon private contributions in addition to taxpayer dollars. The show is in its 28th year, and its ongoing success has been attributed in great part to the event chairs' ability to anticipate the needs of current buyers. This year's show features 18 dealers from the east coast. Visitors will find larger furnishings, works of art, exquisite jewelry, intimate furniture and decorative accessories. Several of the dealers also produce their own lines or make custom furniture.

Event Co-Chair Wilson Henley, a Gunn Memorial Trustee and antiques dealer, says, "We're finding that people are more interested now in incorporating contemporary design with antiques and traditional design." Dealers participating in this year's show were carefully selected with this in mind, and it is especially fitting to welcome the celebrated architect and decorator, Robert Couturier, and historic preservationist, Jeffrey Morgan, as Honorary Chairs. Bruce Glickman, Event Co-Chair and antiques dealer says, "Our goal is to try to loosen up the idea of 'antiques show' and make it less intimidating for younger buyers."

The Antiques & Design Show will be held at Washington Primary School, 11 School Street in Washington Depot. Daytime show hours are Saturday, October 11, 10 to 5 and Sunday, October 12, 10 to 4. Daily admission to the show is $10, payable at the door. For additional information, please contact the Gunn Memorial Library at 860-868-7586 or email gunndevelopment@biblio.org.

2014 Dealer Listing

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