On the Scene at the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show

Gregory Cerio

Gregory Cerio Furniture & Decorative Arts

We dropped by this year’s Connecticut Spring Antiques Show in Hartford, presented by the Haddam Historical Society. It was an excellent edition of this always-popular event, and here are some fun and fascinating things we saw:

  • A family of blown-glass bottle in Peter Eaton’s booth

  • A skeptical cat at David Good Antiques

  • Leatherwood Antiques presented a typically engaging tableau

  • An Asian-inspired aesthetic movement chair from Firehouse Antiques

  • James Kilvington offered a great rooster weather vane

  • A pair of c. 1830 tole sconces from Grace and Elliott Snyder

  • Oddfellows are odd fellows, as painted symbols from Steven Still attest

  • A Sheraton secretary and brass candlesticks from Thomas Schwenke

  • A rabbit with a black eye at Jewett and Berdan

  • A c. 1840 shirred rug offered by Jewett and Berdan

  • Liverpool transferware from Samuel Herrup

  • Compelling signage in Paul and Karen Wendhiser’s booth

  • The cast-iron log you’ve been looking for at Thistlethwaite Americana

  • The carved sunburst on a late eighteenth-century Connecticut chest-on-chest from Nathan Liverant and Son Antiques