Exclusive weekend of antiquing launches with champagne reception, closes with jazz brunch. All proceeds benefit the Peabody Essex Museum’s educational programs.

Antiques Show 2009

Bracelet, 1850-70, Canton. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Wadsworth.

SALEM, MASS.— The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) hosts its Annual Antiques Show this Thanksgiving weekend, 2009. Featuring nearly 30 dealers from New England and across the United States showcasing exceptional silver, furniture, paintings, porcelain, jewelry, and decorative accessories, the Antiques Show supports PEM’s educational programs, which serve thousands of children and families each year.

The Antiques Show is open to the public Saturday, November 28th to Sunday, November 29th, from 10am to 5pm. Entry is included with general museum admission.

A spectacular preview party on Friday, November 27th at 7pm launches the show -- a long-standing tradition with an exclusive champagne reception at 6pm for honorary committee members and corporate sponsors. Champagne graciously provided by Champagne Taittinger and Horizon Beverage Company. Guests will have an advanced glimpse of the dealers’ booths while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets for the preview party are $125 with advance purchase, and $150 at the door.

The 37th Annual Antiques Show at the Peabody Essex Museum is made possible in part by Premier Sponsors: Eaton Vance Investment Counsel and Northeast Auctions, as well as Supporting Sponsors: Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting and Donors-in-Kind: Champagne Taittinger, Deschamps Printing, Hawthorne Hotel, Horizon Beverage Company, Jules Catering, and Louise Michaud, Photographer.

Schedule of Events
Preview Party

Friday, November 27, 2009 | 7pm | Tickets $125 in advance | $150 at the door
Exclusive champagne reception and advance preview at 6pm for corporate sponsors and contributors at the Supporter level and above. Please call for further information.

Antiques Show
Saturday, November 28 - Sunday, November 29, 2009 | 10am - 5pm
Entry included with general Museum admission.

Sunday Jazz Brunch
Sunday, November 29 | 10am - 1pm | $25 per ticket
Join Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs & Carpeting for a lively champagne brunch and an opportunity to learn more about collecting antique rugs. Great jazz featuring Jazz on a Rug, delicious food, door prizes and more!

For more information about these events and to purchase tickets, please call 978-745-9500 extension 3216.

2009 Exhibitors Include:
* American Decorative Arts (Canaan, NH) – Arts & Crafts and Shaker Antiques
* Arthur Guy Kaplan (Baltimore, MD) – Georgian and Victorian antique jewelry
* Diana H. Bittel Antiques (Bryn Mawr, PA) – late 18th and early 19th century American furniture and nautical works of art
* Boston Art Club (Boston, MA) – 18th, 19th and 20th century paintings
* Bradford Trust (Harwich Port, MA) – American and European 19th and 20th century art with a specialty in artworks of coastal New England
* David Brooker Fine Art (Woodbury, CT) – 17th to 20th century European Paintings
* Childs Gallery (Boston, MA) – American and European paintings, prints, drawings, watercolors, and sculpture
* CIRCA Antiques & Decorations (Rockport, MA) – 19th century American Classical and Victorian furniture and accessories
* The Country Squire (Milton, MA) – 18th and 19th century American & English furniture and accessories
* Carl L. Crossman (Wellington, FL) – Unusual furniture and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th century with emphasis on the Colonial Trades
* Federalist Antiques (Kenilworth, IL) – 18th and 19th century American & English furniture and accessories
* Barbara Fine Decorative and Antiques Prints (South Boston, MA) – Antique prints, maps, and unique framing
* Roberto Freitas American Antiques & Decorative Arts (Stonington, CT) – 18th and 19th century American furniture, select folk art, marine art, decorative arts
* Hanes & Ruskin (Old Lyme, CT) – 18th and 19th century American and English furniture and accessories
* Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting (Salem and Boston, MA) – Rare antique oriental rugs and custom carpeting
* Jane McClafferty Antiques (New Canaan, CT) – American furniture, English ceramics, and English brass
* Charles Edwin Puckett (Akron, OH) – Illuminated manuscripts, maps and antiquities
* Steven J. Rowe Antiques (Hanover, NH) – High country and classical furniture, paintings and period accessories
* Running Battle (Newagen, ME) – 17th and 18th century English oak and country furniture; 17th - 19th  century English and continental metalware; 19th century marine and China Trade paintings
* Russack & Loto Books, LLC (Northwood, NH) – Antique and hard-to-find publications
* W.M. Schwind Jr. (Yarmouth, ME) – 18th and 19th century American & English furniture, accessories and jewelry
* Stephen Score Antiques (Boston, MA) – 18th and 19th century American Folk art
* Silver Plus (New York, NY) – Period English silver and glass
* Michael Smith Gallery (Santa Fe, NM) – Native American antique rugs, textiles, pottery and jewelry
* Andrew Spindler Antiques (Essex, MA) – American and European antique furniture, lighting and decorative arts
* Christine Crossman Vining (Wellington, FL) – Unusual furniture and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th century with emphasis on the Colonial Trades
* Charles Washburne Antiques (Solebury, PA) – English Majolica Pottery, made between 1850 and 1900
* Michael J. Whitman Antiques (Ft. Washington, PA) – Fine metal objects from the Gothic period to the 20th century

About the Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum presents art and culture from New England and around the world. The museum's collections are among the finest of their kind, showcasing an unrivaled spectrum of American art and architecture (including four National Historic Landmark buildings) and outstanding Asian, Asian Export, Native American, African, Oceanic, Maritime and Photography collections. In addition to its vast collections, the museum offers a vibrant schedule of changing exhibitions and a hands-on education center. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens and 22 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States.

HOURS: Open Tuesday-Sunday and holiday Mondays, 10 am-5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

ADMISSION: Adults $15; seniors $13; students $11. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $5. Members, youth 16 and under and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission and free admission to Yin Yu Tang.

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