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Monroe Coldren Antiques: Chester County Roots Run Deep

Monroe Coldren Antiques’ origins and history are a Chester County success story. Current owner Tim Coldren’s late father Monroe Coldren founded Monroe Coldren Antiques over 50 years ago. Born and raised in West Chester, Chester County, young Monroe Coldren frequently hunted deer and other animals as a source of food. During those hunting expeditions, he […]

James M. Kilvington, Inc.: A One of a Kind Dealer

As in any other profession, antiques dealers can be “born” or “made,” but in Jim Kilvington’s case it was some of both!  Jim Kilvington grew up surrounded by his family’s antiques collection, and as an adult he acquired his own antique American furniture and smaller objects.  Opportunity knocked during the 1970s while Jim was working […]

Schwarz Gallery: A Philadelphia Family Enterprise

It’s always a pleasure to see a dealer return to our antiques show! The Schwarz Gallery is a Philadelphia business with a rich history spanning three generations of the Schwarz family.  It all began in 1930 on the Atlantic City boardwalk, when Frank S. Schwarz founded an antiques business specializing in furniture, silver and paperweights.  […]

Go Green with Antiques

Antiques fit the bill to the letter, the letter “R” for reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Buying antiques reduces the use of valuable water supplies and energy sources such as electricity and fossil fuels which go into the manufacturing of new furniture and accessories.  It also reduces the use of some of the toxic substances that are […]

An “Old-Fashioned New England Dealer”

Bill Schwind describes himself as an “old-fashioned New England dealer,” one with a broad range of interests.  He established W. M. Schwind, Jr. Antiques and Fine Art 46 years ago. Bill is a Harvard-trained art historian and his wife, Arlene Palmer Schwind, is a recognized authority in the field of glass and ceramics. The collection in […]

Nick Vandekar, Chair of The Main Line Antiques Show

Introducing…the Chair of The Main Line Antiques Show, Nick Vandekar!  Nick is originally from England, the son and grandson of antiques dealers, and a former antiques dealer himself.  His sphere of interest as a dealer was primarily ceramics, Chinese furniture, garden statuary and ornaments.  Nick’s experience with the set-up and running of antiques shows began […]

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Maine Antique Digest – The 2011 Main Line Antiques Show

The Main Line Antiques Show
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

by Lita Solis-Cohen

Originally published in the March 2012 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2012 Maine Antique Digest

Philadelphia’s Main Line has more collectors per square mile than anywhere else in Pennsylvania, yet until the last couple of years, it had not had an antiques show of its own for a […]