Almost 60 exhibitors will be featured at the 43rd Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15. Held indoors at the bright and spacious Kane County Fairgrounds' Prairie Events Center, dealers exhibit in walled and papered booths their offerings arranged in room settings, many with an emphasis on decorative and graphic design. A "screened" show assures authenticity, allowing customers to buy with confidence.
A catered lunch with comfortable seating is available. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road in St. Charles. Enter on Randall Road between Routes 38 and 64. There is plenty of free parking.
Here is a sneak preview of seven of the 55 participants:
• Neverbird Antiques of Surry, Virginia, making their first appearance at the Fox Valley Antiques Show, report they will bring a fairly extensive inventory of antique schoolgirl needlework samplers from Illinois, some museum quality. In addition, they have been saving for the show a folk art diorama of future President Abraham Lincoln and his "ferry" which he operated on the Ohio River 1826-1827. A number of good content autographed letters from Illinois and surrounding states, some with good Indian/Missionary content will also be of interest to collectors of Midwestern history.
• Liberty Tree at Sign of the Whale Antiques in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, busy gathering for the Fox Valley Antiques Show, will bring a large 19th-century mortar and pestle in vibrant original turquoise paint as well as a two-drawer chest with original vinegar grain painting from New Hampshire, circa 1840.
• Stephen Reid Antiques in DeKalb, Illinois, always with a focus on quality antiques, has saved a fine Federal mahogany stand, circa 1820-1830, and an early cherry candlestand for the show along with a painting of the Smokies by Indiana Artist Ruthven Byrum.
• Templeton Antiques in LaGrange, Illinois, another first timer at the Fox Valley Antiques Show, has advertised a well-appointed Victorian sewing box and an array of canes and walking sticks.
• J & R Ferris Antiques in Boonville, New York, specializes in historic militaria, always bringing a fine selection. His wares for the Fox Valley Antiques Show include a Sharpe percussion pistol made in London.
• Donna Finegan Antiques in Palatine, Illinois, will bring a multicolored rag rug, (late 19th-early 20th century), American, along with a great variety of textiles, clothing, sewing items, early dolls and painted country furniture.
• Marion Atten of Antiques at Hillwood Farms in DeWitt, Illinois is a 17th- and 18th-century specialist in American furniture and appropriate accessories in paint or very old surface with an emphasis on form. She will bring a variety of early antiques to the Fox Valley Antiques Show.
An added bonus for young collectors, those 25 years or younger (or with a student ID) are invited to attend the show at no charge.
Produced by the Chicago Suburban Antiques Dealers Association, a nonprofit organization, admission of $10 benefits local historic preservation and education endeavors. A discount of $2 off one or two admissions will be allowed with this news release or any Fox Valley Antiques Show ad.
There is an ATM on premises.
For more information, visit www.csada.com