An Appraisal of the 10th Annual Newport Antiques Show: Priceless!

Lyn Wooten & Cathering Mureddu, of the Boys & Girls Club, checking in guests

A little piece of Paradise, the world-class Newport Antique Show, held annually at St. George’s School, drew its usual complement of fine arts, furniture, book, photography, and bibelot dealers, and those in search of the rare, and even added a new element:  Appraisals by Freeman’s, allowing patrons and friends to bring in their personal treasures á la "Antiques Roadshow."

The opening night Gala Preview Party, was festive and crowded with collectors and connoisseurs. Booths were eye-catching and the well-dressed patrons moved about, examining the pieces and works of their choice, as the Mac Chrupcala Trio entered. (Lois Vaughn's Trio sounded in the lounge, as well.)  A sumptuous buffet was served and negotiations were underway between dealers and buyers.

List of distinguished dealers

Established in 2007, The Newport Antiques Show is one of the nation’s premier antiques venues,  presenting a wide selection of important Americana antiques. Over forty of the country’s top dealers present paintings, furniture, folk art, jewelry, and fine and decorative arts. Show Manager Diana H. Bittel, a distinguished antiques dealer and annual exhibitor, hand selects each dealer. Anne F. Hamilton of Newport and Philadelphia is the Show Chair; Honorary Chairs include Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton, Mrs. Robert H. Charles and Mrs. John R. Donnell.

Old posters in the foyer

The Newport Antiques Show is the only Show of its caliber that benefits two non-profit organizations -- the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County—supporting Newport’s past and Newport’s future.



Barbara & Richard Bohan,


Exquisite treasures


Kim Herrlinger & friend


David Scoce Antiques


Richard Crisson, Ginny Purviance & Rod O'Hanley


Friend with Tom Goddard


Dian & Chignin, Ltd, London, prints



Exquisite botanicals



Roger & Sandra King


Perusing artworks


Founder Anne Hamilton & Kimberly Palmer


Susan & Donald O. Ross


Exquisite handbags


Kathy Irving & Happy van Beuren


Lauren Day, Lyn Wooten Exec. Director Joe Pratt & Catherine Mureddu, of the Boys & Girls Club



Liily Dick & Liz Hay


Patricia & Torre Peterson with Jae French


Brenda Nienhouse, Alan & Carol Hodges & Mo Waj Selfish of Leatherwood Antiques


Friend with Susan Stautberg


Dale Tatum Mercer, Cynthia Cheick & Janine Atamian


Ruth Taylor, kImberly Skeen & Lucien Forbes


Ray Ilg & Jay Weibel


Lisa Morrison, Tim O'Keefe & Daphne Fields


The Mac Chrupcala Trio


Tom & Mary Gilbane


Maureen Donnell & Helene van Beuren


Imperial Books' Steve Ramsawaba & Wendy Harvey


Ernst & Nancy Rothe


Ann Mencoff, Jean Sweeney & Livvy Dinneen


Sandra Ourosoff & George Herrick


Dick Boenning, treasurer of the NHS., Jessica Hagen & Bert Lippincott


Ronald Lee Fleming & Carol Williams


Couple at Oriental Rugs of Old Yons


Captain Nicholas Brown


Bernard & Sarah Gewirz



Vivian  Spencer goes shopping


Pierre Merle, Leith Adams & Vivian Spencer


Lois Vaughn Trio


Freeman's appraising an antique lamp


An appraiser from Freeman's


What's it Worth?


Calculating and referring

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