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LONG VALLEY, N.J. — The 21st Annual Antiques in Long Valley show will be Saturday, February 24, in the Long Valley Middle School, Route 513, snow, rain or shine.

Fifty Antique Dealers from seven states will show country, primitive and Americana in all price ranges. The show is one of three now managed by Don and Joyce Coffman of Stockbridge, Mass., who at one time managed as many as 22 antiques and crafts shows annually.

The show is rich in country furniture in original finish and paint, textiles of all kinds, kitchenalia, yellowware and spongeware, holiday collectibles and painted country accessories.

New dealers include Annett Coletti of Stowe, Vt., with a large collection of New England furniture and country and accessories; Paula Cohen, Brooklyn, N.Y., with a vast collection of yellowware, greenware, spongeware and a selection of decorative items for the home; and also Mike Vasilik of Easton, Penn., with country furniture and Pennsylvania country accessories.

Returning dealers include Carol Weiss, Paris and New York City, French Country enamelware, yellowware, and quilts and textiles; Tom and Beth Snyder, Bethany, Conn., all kinds of holiday collectibles, especially Christmas; Jean Torrie, Martinsville, N.J., with her usual array of hard-to-find country specialties at great prices; Jane and Bruce Pinkerton, Newark, Del., dry sinks, tables, cupboards and an array of smalls; Abby Brooks of Frenchtown, N.J., painted furniture and textiles; and Kurt and Debbie Engelmann of Schooley’s Mountain, N.J., an eclectic variety of country furniture and accessories for the home.

The show supports The Long Valley Woman’s Club.

Hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $7 with free parking. For information, www.coffmansantiques.com or 413-637-3580.


George Eastman House Photography Collection At L.I. Museum March 3 – May 28

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STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Art Curator Eva Greguski calls the George Eastman House collection “the finest collection of photography anywhere; it is a venerable ‘Who’s Who’ of the history of photography.” On March 3, the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages will present “The Best of Photography and Film from the George Eastman House Collection.”

More than 200 unique and historically significant photographs, film clips and artifacts will be displayed creating “a unique opportunity to view some of the world’s finest photographs made by the world’s best photographers, in one gallery,” continued Greguski. This exhibition will continue through May 28.

In the spotlight representing motion pictures will be clips from films in the archives of and restored by Eastman House, such as The Fall of the House of Usher, 1928, The Phantom of the Opera, 1925, and Peter Pan, 1924; from the photography collection, historical photographs such as Mathew Brady’s portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the first photograph of lightning by William Jennings.

George Eastman House is the world’s oldest and largest photography and film museum with 400,000 photographs and 25,000 film titles, making it one of the four largest film archives in the United States. A world leader in film preservation, the Eastman House restores an average of 100 films each year.

The Long Island Museum is at 1200 Route 25A. Hours are Wednesday–Saturday, 10 to 5 and Sunday, noon to 5. For information, 631-751-0066 or www.longislandmuseum.org.

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SCOTTS VALLEY, CALIF. — Slawinski Auction Company will conduct its next antique auction on President’s Day, February 19. Several San Francisco Bay-area estates will be represented at this sale, including paintings by Samuel S. Carr and James D. Smillie, both of which were owned by Grace Duncan, who lived in the Westchester County, N.Y. area, and worked in Rockefeller Center, New York City.

Other paintings in the sale include works by Joseph Kleitsch, Jules Dupre, Johannes G. Vogel, three by Alexander D. Goltz, Douglass Parshall and Joseph Pennell.

A collection of American furniture and accessories will also be offered at the sale, including a Eighteenth Century tiger maple desk, two painted dinner services attributed to Spode and Coalport, a Stella #202 upright mahogany cased music box with 25½-inch discs, a set of eight Wallace Nutting formal dining chairs, a Victorian rosewood marble top attributed to Roux, a pair of walnut beveled glass corner cabinets, an assortments of Stickley furniture and other furniture.

The sale will be at 251 Kings Village Road. Preview is Saturday and Sunday 1 to 6 pm weekend of the auction and on auction day beginning at 8 am..

For information, 831-335-9000 or www.slawinski.com.

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