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Glen Ellyn couple prepares for Fox Valley Antiques Show

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The Larsens have collected more antiques than they can count, including this clock with a wooden mechanism.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

Glen Ellyn residents John and Ginny Larsen are antique dealers who also have a large collection in their home. Their collection includes many examples of depression era "Whimsy," such as this unusual piece whittled from a single piece of wood.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

The Larsen's living room is full of antiques, including this double portrait from 1837 featuring a gold leaf ogee curve frame. Also in the photo are a masonic column from 1870 with a ball representing heaven on top, and an American Windsor chair from 1780.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

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This mantelpiece in the Larsen home is from about 1850. The oil painting on canvas above it dates to about 1820.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

Glen Ellyn residents John and Ginny Larsen are antique dealers who also have a large collection of several thousand antiques in their home.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

This Ethan Allen weather vane from about 1890 rests in the Larsen's kitchen, along with many other antiques from the 19th century.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

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It starts with one. And then you want another. And before you know it the basement and the room above the garage are filled to the brim with antiques. John and Ginny Larsen have spent their lives buying and selling at antique shows across the country, like next weekend's 39th Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.
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    • The Larsens have collected more antiques than they can count, including this clock with a wooden mechanism.
    • Glen Ellyn residents John and Ginny Larsen are antique dealers who also have a large collection in their home. Their collection includes many examples of depression era “Whimsy,” such as this unusual piece whittled from a single piece of wood.
    • The Larsen’s living room is full of antiques, including this double portrait from 1837 featuring a gold leaf ogee curve frame. Also in the photo are a masonic column from 1870 with a ball representing heaven on top, and an American Windsor chair from 1780.
    • This mantelpiece in the Larsen home is from about 1850. The oil painting on canvas above it dates to about 1820.
    • Glen Ellyn residents John and Ginny Larsen are antique dealers who also have a large collection of several thousand antiques in their home.
    • This Ethan Allen weather vane from about 1890 rests in the Larsen’s kitchen, along with many other antiques from the 19th century.
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