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For Immediate Release:

Thousands Of Items To Choose From At The
Brandywine River Museum's 42nd Annual Antiques Show
May 25 - 27

Learn from the experts, free talks by dealers Sunday and Monday

CHADDS FORD, PA (April 9, 2013) - Thirty-one of the nation's most outstanding antiques dealers will showcase a variety of American and English furniture, glass,ceramics folk art, quilts, European and Chinese export porcelain, metalware, rugs, and other fine antiques at the 42nd Annual Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. The event is hosted by more than 120 of the museum's dedicated volunteers. All proceeds benefit the Volunteers' Art Purchase Fund which has added more than 200 paintings, drawings and prints to the museum's holdings since 1975.

Preview Reception
Friday, May 24, 6 - 9 p.m.
Be among the first to see the antiques and enjoy a selection of passed hors d'oeuvres, carving stations, and seafood and sushi bars while listening to jazz by "First Choice." Tickets are $125 per person and $100 for "Young Collectors" (ages 35 and under). The cost includes valet parking, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and show admission throughout the weekend. Tickets may be purchased online.

Special Exhibition: Which Way the Wind Blows: Antique American Weathervanes
May 25 - July 28
In conjunction with the 2013 Antiques Show, the museum presents the special decorative arts exhibition, Which Way the Wind Blows: Antique American Weathervanes, curated by Assistant Curator Amanda C. Burdan. The exhibition covers not only the variety of forms popular in this country, as well as the finer points of interest to collectors including finishes, manufacturers and matters of authenticity.

Breakfast and Curator's Lecture
Saturday, May 25, 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Jennifer Mass will reveal the secrets held in the surfaces of weathervanes in a presentation and tour of the exhibition. Ms. Mass is the senior scientist and director of Winterthur's Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory, where she has analyzed a number of the weathervanes on view in the exhibition. Her talk at 9:30 a.m. is preceded by a continental breakfast in the museum restaurant at 9 a.m. The price of the breakfast and lecture, which includes admission to the Antiques Show, is $25.

Dealer Booth Talks
Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27
Dealers will discuss their specialties
Topics on Sunday include 18th- & 19th-century American andirons & fire tools, yellow ware, oriental rugs and dining room furniture. Monday's talks focus on paintings, glazed pottery, medieval illuminated manuscripts, folk art and weathervanes. These 30-minute talks are free with Antiques Show admission and will take place at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Admission to the Antiques Show is $15 per person. To make reservations for the Friday evening Preview Party or the Saturday morning event, please visit or call 610-388-8318.

Sponsors of the 2013 Antiques Show are Pearl Pressman Liberty Communications Group, Everything but the Kitchen Sink, Back Burner Restaurant, Inn at Montchanin Village, and Krazy Kat's. Media Sponsors are The Hunt, Delaware Today, Delaware Lawyer and Main Line Today.

The Brandywine River Museum is located on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The museum is open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Christmas Day. For more information, visit the museum's website or call 610-388-2700.

Media Contacts:
Hillary Holland or Lora Englehart at or 610-388-8337

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