Glen Ridge Has Its Share of Relics

Craftsmanclock_2 And then there’s all the great antiques, too, most of which can be found at the 59th Annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show. When antiques aficianado Charlie Potters wasn’t answering queries from exhibitors about the age and authenticity of various silver pieces, he pointed out some really neat finds, such as an Arts & Crafts clock for $295 and a pair of silverplate & mixed metal Victorian vases for $300. Img_1452_1 Also on sale were gorgeous heirloom 100-year-old trunks, completely refurbished inside with period-conscious Waverly or Schumacher fabrics by Mina Gunter from Shore Lore Antiques in Salisbury, MD. The oldest item in the show at John Tyler’s booth, were pages from a medieval manuscript, complete with burnished gold and dated 1470, from the Book of Hours. Trunks_2 Show hours are Friday, 10 am- 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am- 4pm. An appraisal service is offered on Saturday from 1-4 pm. The show is at Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave.

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