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Finish Line Collectibles

 

Stephan Boyer, Proprietor

717-222-7462

Finish Line Collectibles is a diverse antique dealer that offers a wonderful, colorful variety of Folk Art, Americana and Pennsylvania Antiques. It is this diversity which makes our offerings different from your average antique dealer. From brightly colored carnival, carousel and circus items we also offer a nice variety of painted Pennsylvania pieces.

Finish Line milk bottle trade sign

American folk art trade sign

You may view a large portion of our inventory in any one of our three antique booths located in: Columbia Rivertowne Antique Center, Columbia, PA or Old State Theater Antiques in Columbia, PA and Ivy Hall Antiques in Abbottstown, PA.

We also have hundreds of items for your viewing pleasure in our online Store: “Finish Line Collectibles” at www.Rubylane.com or visit our web site at: www.finishlinecollectibles.vpweb.com

American folk art steps

American folk art steps

 

And for those of you who would rather have the human touch just simply give us a call at: 717-222-7462

 

 

 

Unusual Early American Flag from Jeff BridgmanJeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, LLC

Antique American Flags & Paint-Decorated American Folk Art

Editor’s Note: The flag  is a Civil War, forked swallowtail guidon battle Flag of the 8th New York Heavy Artillery, Company K, raised in New York City.

Jeff Bridgman is one of the leading authorities on antique American flags and political banners.  His flags can be found in the homes of many people who are both proud and thankful for the opportunities our nation has provided.  Among these is a long list of astute collectors plus a wide host of celebrities.  Based in York, Pennsylvania, he has over 2,000 flags and banners that trace the history of our country.  The items offered by his business, Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, LLC, provide us with a unique perspective of our nation’s past, through objects where both design and history converge in great splendor.  Bridgman’s quest for these treasures among early American textiles has allowed us to document and preserve our nation’s past in a compelling manner.

According to Bridgman, fakes, altered flags and a lack of adequate knowledge abound in the marketplace. “Very few experts now exist in this sadly overlooked field,” he said.  “The only way to truly learn about any field in antiques is to handle thousands of examples and make comparisons.  Most museums, auction houses and dealers are ill-equipped to do so because flags are not part of their daily focus and too few examples pass through their hands for such knowledge to be acquired.”

Early American painted washstand

PAINT-DECORATED DRESSING TABLE FROM THE NEW PORTLAND AREA OF MAINE, WITH TWO LEAPING STAGS, CA 1830

As a long time collector of paint-decorated furniture, folk art, and textiles other than flags, Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques has more to offer than the strictly patriotic.  “Strong color, great design, and original or otherwise early surface should be the focuses of anyone collecting American folk art and artifacts”, says Bridgman.

Jeff has done appraisals for major museums, has been a guest on Fox News, and appeared in the documentary series “Art of America”. He has been featured in a long list of publications, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Financial Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Washington Post, and the Magazine Antiques.

Member – Antiques Council; Antiques Dealers Asso. of America (ADA)

York County, Pennsylvania
717-676-0545  cell

717-502-1281 office

http://www.jeffbridgman.com


 

Dalton's American Decorative Arts Proprietors

Debbie Goldwein & David Rudd at the Metro Show, 2011

 

Dalton’s American Decorative Arts

Arts & Crafts Furniture and Accessories

 

 

 

 

Since 1980 Dalton’s American Decorative Arts has established itself as an unparalleled resource for original Arts and Crafts furnishings and decorative accessories. Under the direction of Dalton’s founder David Rudd, carefully selected examples of original condition furniture, pottery, art and metalwork are offered for both beginning and experienced collectors. Dalton’s clients benefit from a unique combination of decades of experience, knowledge of superior forms, discerning judgment and the finest selection available.

Gustav Stickley, L&JG Stickley, Roycroft, Limbert, Rohlfs and other Arts and Crafts producers of mission oak furniture have been a focus of this extraordinary shop since its founding. Dalton’s has been dedicated to offering the finest examples of 20th century decorative arts, especially items from the American Arts and Crafts Movement including Grueby, Newcomb, Marblehead, Rookwood, Roycroft, Dirk Van Erp and others.

David Rudd and Debbie Goldwein are the principals of Dalton’s and equally share the responsibilities of operating this unique gallery.

American Arts & Crafts Movement blanket chest at Dalton's American Decorative Arts

David is currently a regular contributor to American Bungalow magazine, president of the Central New York Arts and Crafts Society and sits on the board of trustees of The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains, NJ. He is also available for buying, selling and appraising single items to entire collections. In her role as CFO, Debbie ensures stable operation of the gallery on a daily basis and contributes to Dalton’s esteemed position as the most trusted and experienced source for Arts and Crafts objects in America.

 1931 James Street | Syracuse, NY 13206 | 315-463-1568 | rudd@daltons.com

 

just folk logo

 Just Folk

American Folk Art and Outsider Art

 

Just Folk is a gallery in Summerland, CA which was created by Marcy Carsey and Susan Baerwald in 2007.  The gallery features American Folk Art and Outsider Art, concentrating on handmade, utilitarian objects whose design is esthetically appealing. They showcase ordinary objects that are invested with extraordinary individuality. Sometimes these are traditional

at Just Folk, SummerPigment and wood plaque by Mendelshom, ville, CA

Pigment and wood plaque by Mendelshom,

pieces whose original function is transcended by their design. Other times, the pieces tell stories about being alive and seeing the world in a certain way, through the eyes of the creator.

The comprehensive collection includes museum quality furniture such as grain painted trunks, sea chests, farm tables, benches, stools, Windsor chairs, weathervanes, and various unusual African American, Mennonite and Amish quilts.

By these parameters, the folk art they show includes contemporary as well as antique, including Visionary, Self-Taught, Intuitive and Outsider Art.

For whimsical, handmade, soulful, one -of -a -kind objects that bring a smile to your face visit us in NYC at the Metro Show Booth #603 Jan. 19-22nd or 1st Dibs New York Design Center 200 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor Jan. 24th- Feb. 26th!

Metro | 2346 Lillie Avenue Summerland, CA | www.justfolk.com | 805-969-7118

 

 

Multi colored sunbust quit

1860s sunburst quilt.

 

 

FISHER HERITAGE

Antique & Vintage Quilts, Hooked Rugs, Rag Woven Carpets

 

 

FISHER HERITAGE is Laura Fisher’s acclaimed NYC warehouse gallery offering the largest, most diverse, in-depth selections in the U.S. of antique & vintage  quilts, hooked rugs, rag woven carpet, handwoven American coverlets, English & French paisleys, American buggy shawls, English Marseilles, knit & crochet bedspreads, tablecloths, ticking, home furnishings textiles.

You will also discover American folk art such as samplers, needlework, game boards, tramp art frames, lamps, mirrors, paintings.

Laura has your undercover life stitched up. You’ll find quilts from crib to king size that date from the 19th through the  mid-20th century made of cotton, wool, or silk.  There are also rugs – from area to room size – in geometrics, florals and pictorials.

We’ve seen editorial that  acclaim Laura’s ” fabulous eye, well-edited selection, affordable prices, and helpful service.”

Primitive Americana, house in a squiggly landscape

House in a squiggly landscape needlework

Clients include designers, architects, antiques dealers, museums and corporate collections worldwide, Americana collectors, and people whose aesthetic savors American folk art in eclectic contemporary interiors. Buyers use Fisher’s textiles either as originally intended on beds or floors, or else they display them on walls as great visual art. Dealer/author/lecturer Fisher delights that their historic component is the bonus her antiques add to the graphic allure.

Gallery pieces appear in design magazines Architectural Digest, Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, New York Magazine, In-New York Magazine – and on line. Gallery profiles are in Architectural Digest (June 2006) and Maine Antique Digest (March 2009).

FISHER HERITAGE,  305 East 61st Street, 5th Floor, NYC   (212) 838-2596 fisherheritage@yahoo.com

www.laurafisherquilts.com

 

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