Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Large crowds at Antique Garden Furniture Show USA

Above: Village Braider, Plymouth, Mass.

New York USA
The three day Antique Garden Furniture Show sponsored by the New York Botanical Garden drew record crowds. Event organiser Catherine Sweeney Singer believes it is down to the new floor layout which according to her, "eliminated the stale look of rows of booths by bringing together three booths forming a wall of interesting garden objects, wall decorations and countless accessories."

Above: Barbara Israel Garden Antiques, Katonah, N.Y.

Exhibitors included Barbara Israel who's stand represented most parts of the world. Including a wonderful carved stone well head with wrought iron overthrow, English, circa 1930, that measured just over 70 inches high. The well head was 33 inches high, 31 inches wide and 21 inches inside diameter. Germany was represented by a stoneware figure representing the Applied Arts, circa 1900, 65 inches tall, wearing a classical robe with a sculptor's tool in the right hand and a palette in the left. Several benches were shown, including a rare cast iron example with a Moorish-style sunburst in the center flanked by plant motif, American, circa 1880, and measuring 46 inches wide, 39 inches high and 24 inches deep.

Also, this year the New York Botanical Garden is presenting "Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers," the annual spring exhibition in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, on view through June 13.

Above: Michael Trapp, West Cornwall, Conn.

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