Jan and John Maggs Antiques
NEWSLETTER - June 7, 2011
Spring is finally here!
Newsletter is packed with news, new stock listings, and several
interesting features, including the first installment of our new
online marketplace: MaggsList.
As you scroll
through the page below, we hope you'll find things of interest
and decide to spend a few moments with us.
Our Conway shop
is now open on Sundays from 10:00 until 4:00. This schedule will
continue through September.
The next big event in our shop will be our fourth annual
Tax Holiday Weekend Sale,
tentatively scheduled for the weekend of August 13 & 14. You'll
find more information about this sale, as well as a calendar of
shop and show hours by clicking
New Stock Listings
This month we're adding nearly two dozen pieces to our online
inventory, including a 17th-century oak armchair, a centennial
joint stool, an assembled set of four American ladder-back chairs,
several horn beakers, four early Dutch blue and white tiles,
several bits of interesting treenware, and a grouping of
Georgian jewellery. Click on the paste earrings for a look at
these latest listings.
This month we introduce a new department - MaggsList
- in which we publish pictures and descriptions of articles for
sale by friends and customers. Like Craigslist, its more famous
model, MaggsList is a free service and all
communication should be between buyer and seller. To see current
listings, or if you're interested in selling something on
MaggsList, click on the picture of John.
A personal perspective
We've recently returned from a very successful weekend at the
Rhinebeck show. In recent years, many of us have been concerned
about this show, which has slipped from its position as one of
the most exciting in the Northeast. Although not all dealers
would agree, the May show regained much of the energy for which
Rhinebeck was once known. For pictures and a candid report,
click on the Building C sign.
A Visit to Venice
Last fall, after our buying trip to England, we set out on a
train voyage from London to Rome. On our way we spent a few
days each in Bruges, Zurich, Venice, and Florence. This month
we'd like to share some of our experience in Venice, which we
feel is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities on
earth. We invite you to click on the canal to begin your
Additional links to more than 11,000 pages and images will be
found in the Quick Links box on our website.
Click on Pippin's nose for
this month's image of our favorite feline.
The Back Page
On the drive from our hotel in Hyde Park to the Rhinebeck show
on Sunday morning, we took a detour through the Vanderbilt
property, where we snapped several pictures of the grounds. We
find none so captivating as this
view of the Hudson, taken near the mansion.
We hope you've enjoyed this month's newsletter. Remember, we're
open most Sundays and would love to see you. If another day
works better for you, please e-mail; we'll be more than happy to
arrange a time.
And thanks for being a customer.
John and Jan