Historic Deerfield to host antiques roadshow in October

For the Bulletin
Friday, September 22, 2017

DEERFIELD — The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America’s annual antiques roadshow is back, but not in the same town.

For years it’s been held off Old Main Street in Historic Deerfield. This year, it will be at the at the Mullins Center on Commonwealth Avenue in the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Oct. 7 and 8. Historic Deerfield is still co-hosting the event with the antiques’ association.

“On view and for sale will be remarkable objects from the 17th through the 20th centuries that will improve the quality of any collection and the look of any home,” says a press statement about the event.

One notable collection featured at the exhibition will be unpublished photographs of Deerfield taken by photographer Samuel Chamberlain (taken between 1936 and 1971).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 corresponding to the aesthetic that Mr. Chamberlain espoused in the books that he published about New England,” the statement describes.

There will also be negatives from a few of Chamberlain’s books on display, which he published with Historic Deerfield Founder Henry N. Flynt.

The antiques show opens at 11 a.m. both days, closing at 6 p.m. that Saturday and 5 p.m. that Sunday. A tour of the show will happen Saturday at 3 p.m., with Historic Deerfield President Philip Zea.

Tour price is included in the show’s admission fee, which is $15 for both days. Also included is admission to Historic Deerfield’s Flynt Center of Early New England Life, and the Apprentice’s Workshop at Dwight House. Everything is free for Historic Deerfield members, and proceeds benefit the local historical organization.

More information can be found at www.historic-deerfield.org, and www.adadealers.com.