Mullins Center, UMass Amherst - 200 Commonwealth Avenue, Amherst, MA 01003
NEW LOCATION: The 2017 ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show will be held at the Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 200 Commonwealth Ave, Amherst, MA 01003.
SHOW TIMES: Saturday, 10/7: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, 10/8: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
There is something for everyone at this annual two-day event that brings the country’s leading antiques dealers to western Massachusetts. Browse through thousands of rare objects –from furnishings to carpets to quilts. Admission to the show is $15 (free for members of Historic Deerfield), and includes access to the Flynt Center of Early New England Life and the Apprentice’s Workshop at Dwight House in Historic Deerfield, just a short ride from Amherst. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with dealers, collectors, and scholars!
Join Historic Deerfield President Philip Zea for a tour of the antiques show on Saturday, October 7, at 3 p.m.. The tour will offer an exclusive look at the exquisite objects and unique finds available at the show.
The 2017 ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show will feature an exhibition of unpublished photographs of Deerfield taken by photographer Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975) between 1936 and 1971. The soft landscape of the surrounding meadows, the graceful canopy of elms and maples along its street, the clean lines of the village’s antique houses and sturdy barns corresponded to the aesthetic that Mr. Chamberlain espoused in the books that he published about New England since the mid-1930s. For him Old Deerfield was the essential New England village that could inspire Americans to patriotism and to good taste in design and in the accoutrements of daily living. In 1952, Chamberlain and Historic Deerfield founder Henry N. Flynt issued the first of five editions of the book on Deerfield that was first published by Hastings House, New York, under the title, Frontier of Freedom: The Soul and Substance of America Portrayed in on Extraordinary Village, Old Deerfield, Massachusetts (1952). It was released again in 1957 and then it appeared in 1965, 1972, and 1977 as Historic Deerfield: Houses and Interiors. Although more than 200 photographs were printed in each edition, there were many others that never appeared in book form. A selection of 25 of these photographs that have been printed from Samuel Chamberlain’s 5” x 7” negatives will be on view.
For more information, visit the show's page on the Antiques Dealers Association website.