Summer 2006 Joy Ruskin Hanes & Lee Hanes S H O W S C A V E A T HAPPENINGS E M P T O R Not everything about it is ap- From the “Unfortunate End- This Spring Joy was the fea- pealing. Jim Burk’s York Show ings” Department: We’ve been tured guest speaker at the in May was disappointing for asked how to tell if a painted Leetes Island Garden Club in most dealers. We sold a few Windsor has been ended out. Guilford, Connecticut. She things and purchased a won- Wood shrinks over time, and a turned leg will eventually be- entertained members with an derful Prior portrait which we come elliptical (out of round). illustrated “garden tour” on owned only a week. If the leg feels slightly out of floral motifs found in antique round above the bottom turn- decorative arts. ing, and perfectly round be- neath it, watch out! We are always interested in speaking to local historical The searchers societies and clubs interested Dining Tip: When in York, the in antiques. crab cakes at the Starlite Diner on Route 30 are worth a I N S I D E T H I S stop. overheard I S S U E : SHOW BIZ The Brandywine River Museum Show in Chadds Ford was alto- This really happened. At a CAVEAT EMPTOR gether different. We’ve exhib- recent show, two well-dressed THE SEARCHERS ited there longer than any women were looking at a tiger HAPPENINGS maple desk in our booth. “Is OVERHEARD that the kind of desk I like?” Some of our recent ads in one said to the other. What the TERMS OF EN- DEARMENT Maine Antique Digest have heck, doesn’t everyone need a illustrated some drop-dead decorator? HELP! gorgeous wall sconces. They DEALS are all sold and we need NEW OLD ACQUISI- more! We’re looking for heavy TIONS cast brass English and Dutch other dealer (our 30th year). OUR GUARANTEE sconces, repousse sheet As they say, you can’t lose ’em brass sconces, American tin THE ROADRUN- all. We sold furniture, paint- and rellector sconces. We also NERS ings, silhouettes, lighting and need period chandeliers and, jewelry. of course, early candlesticks. S u mme r 2 0 0 6 P a g e 2 T e r ms o f e n d e a r me n t At a recent York show, a pleas- really loved it. You said I could it would be worth around ant middle-aged gentleman pay for it over time.” He made $1500. It was a real “Road stopped by our booth to thank the payments over about six Show” moment. And of course, us for a favor we granted years months. We can only imagine he refused to sell it back to us. ago. When he was in the 8th how many lawns he mowed to We are always happy to grant grade (and by our calculations own the picture. We asked if he reasonable terms, if there is that made him all of fourteen still owned it. He ran home, and something you would like to years old) he saw a portrait in returned with the portrait. purchase and our booth that was beyond his Something we would be glad to can’t swing it means. “I think it was around be able to sell today. We told We told him right away. $450,” he recalled, “and I him that in the current market that in the current market p o i n t e r s it would be worth around types who march right up to an After exhibiting in nearly eight We are also wary of people $1500. It was object. and are happy to exam- hundred shows across the who ask to see something in a ine it up-close, ask intelligent a real “Road country, we’ve made a few case (usually a piece of pot- questions, and may or may not Show” moment. observations regarding human tery) and when we ask them if make a purchase. We also are nature and the appreciation of they’d like to hold it in order to happy to see novices who find antiques. People who come examine it in more detail, a a piece appealing, and ap- into our booth pointing at an knowledgeable collector will proach us for more informa- object will NEVER BUY IT! Peo- take it right away. The tion. We encourage everyone ple who stand outside the squeamish ones who won’t to step into the booth and booth and make a lot of happy hold it because they are afraid have a good time, perhaps noise about something will of breaking it will NEVER BUY learning something along the NEVER BUY IT! IT!! way, and maybe even buying We look for the silent, serious something! H E L P ! We recently located a fine, oversized 16th century English Trumpet candlestick. On the underside of the base there are two stamped initials. If anyone has a clue as to a pos- sible maker, please contact us. S u mme r 2 0 0 6 P a g e 3 N ew o l d a c q uisit io n s We recently found a wonderful pair of scapes painted on both sides, c. French tole monteiths with the original 1800. decoration, in a vibrant red, with land- Also a charming pair of 18th century English wool on silk embroideries depicting sisters with their favor- ite pets (one pictured). These items and more can be seen on our web- site with detailed images, more information, and of course the prices. Yo u g e t w h a t y o u p a y f o r ? Our website always There are people who believe has multiple images of if something doesn’t cost a lot, it can’t be any good. But seri- each object, and every- ous antiques collectors (like thing is priced. Check you, dear reader) will pounce it out at on a good deal when they see one. www.hanesandruskin. For example, this collection of com . six 19th century copper molds. They are heavy gauge, each one different, and all in fine condition. We are offering them for $1500! We know a metalware specialist who asks $700-800 each for similar F e a t h e r s a n d molds. f o l i a g e We are pleased to offer scribes the deco- We are pleased that there is a bird “Feathers and Foliage,” the rating process par- called “Joyce” after yours truly, and a new book about peafowl ticular to this type newly discovered bird that flew in decorated pearlware by of ware, followed from Holland is to be named Bucky in George and Mickey Deike. by the aviary, honor of our recently deceased cat. The book has a comprehen- where the Deikes One of the outstanding features of sive history of the manufac- have named the this book is the use of “roll-outs” turing process of British pot- variations of pea- which show a jug or mug spread out tery in the late 18th century fowl after either flat so you can see the entire design. (starting with the geologic particular charac- The book is $175 including postage formation of the earth to teristics or various (to the US) and there are more images of its contents at form the clay!). It then de- friends and acquaintances. http://www.hanesandruskin.com/mp.asp?rqs=783 ABOUT US C A V E A T E M P T O R Investment quality antique American furniture of the Primary Business Address P.O. Box 212 18th and 19th centuries, and appropriate accessories Old Lyme, CT 06371 with an emphasis on English ceramics, needlework, www.hanesandruskin.com silhouettes, paintings, and metalware. Our logo is a symbol of good faith and integrity dating to the 18th Phone: 860-434-1800 P.O. Box 212 century or before. We stand behind everything we email: firstname.lastname@example.org sell, backed by a money-back guarantee. Th e Ro a d r u n n er s See us at these upcoming shows: Kent, CT, June 24-25 Riverside in Manchester, NH (part of Antiques Week) August 8-10 Marion, MA August 19-20 The Original York Antiques Show, York, PA September 1-3 Maine Antiques Dealers Show, Portland, ME September 16-17 Weston, VT September 29-30 Hartford, CT October 21-22 This document was created with Win2PDF available at http://www.win2pdf.com. The unregistered version of Win2PDF is for evaluation or non-commercial use only. This page will not be added after purchasing Win2PDF.