Antiques Show: art, furniture, lectures

August 30, 2008

The 28th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show continues this weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. The show features items from the collections of more than 550 international dealers, including many from Baltimore.

American folk art, decorative accessories, furniture, glass and textiles dating from ancient times to the 20th century will be on display.

The show also includes a 60-dealer Antiquarian Book Fair, offering rare and first-edition books, manuscripts and autographs.

A lecture series, free to the public, will also be presented during the day event, which concludes tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Today's lectures include "Antiques: A Family Affair," by Eric Silver from Antiques Roadshow, at 3 p.m. Tomorrow at 1 p.m., there will be a lecture by rare-book dealer Ian Kahn on the adventures and mysteries of collecting rare books.

Show hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow. Admission is $12 and is good for both days. For more details, go to baltimoresummer antiques.com.

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