The Philadelphia Antiques Show features a Loan Exhibit every year, a tradition since the Show’s founding in 1962. The curated, museum-quality Loan Exhibit changes with each Show and allows visitors a closer look at a specific genre of antiques.

The 2014 Loan Exhibition

Historic Deerfield will present Art and Life in an Extraordinary New England Village as the 2014 loan exhibit for the Philadelphia Antiques Show.

The 2014 Loan Exhibit features more than 30 objects and celebrates the diversity of collections at Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, Massachusetts, while also focusing on the rich culture and decorative arts heritage of the Connecticut River Valley. The exhibition’s objects, many of which have unbroken histories of ownership in Deerfield and the surrounding region, are drawn from the museum’s 14 historic houses, most on their original foundations, and the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. The exhibition’s goal is to convey a sense of place and its people through the personal possessions, decorative arts, and architecture of this distinctive region. Using 18th and 19th century examples of furniture, ceramics, glass, silver, maps, paintings, architectural fragments, costumes and needlework, the exhibition will explore themes of rural patronage, stylistic preference, self portrayal and identity, adaptation and innovation in design, and the commemoration of the past.

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The Loan Exhibit is free with paid general admission.

Loan exhibit sponsored by JJ White: Construction Management; General, Mechanical, & Electrical Contracting.