Jan & John Maggs
Antiques and Art
September 2022 Newsletter
Despite some record-breaking levels of discomfort during the past months, we’re sad to see summer going. We’ve shared our home and grounds with many varieties of birds, bunnies, and other wildlife, spent many challenging and rewarding days in our workshop, repairing and restoring furniture recently arrived from England, and enjoyed a few delightful day trips. This newsletter contains pictures taken on one of these trips. Our August sale was very successful, and several pieces of furniture are currently on their way to destinations throughout the eastern half of the country. 

We’re leaving soon for a week of buying in our beloved England and a week of vacation in an apartment in a 16th-century stone building in Oltrarno, in the historic center of Florence. We plan to visit some of our favorite places in Florence, and we’ll take lots of pictures to share on our return. 

Once we're back, we’ll have a few weeks to put the finishing touches on our booth for the Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show. Although this next iteration of the show will still be online only, it will differ from those of the past two years in that it will take place in the middle of the week, rather than on the weekend. You’ll find details about Fox Valley just below.

Although we’ve just received a major shipment of new stock from England, it isn’t yet ready for viewing. Our next new listings will go online in the Fox Valley show in October.
The Fall Fox Valley Show
As we mentioned above, this October’s Fox Valley show will take place during the week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 18 & 19. The show’s organizers feel that, with the resumption of in-person shows which occur mostly on weekends, a mid-week show will lessen or eliminate conflicts between the two kinds of show. Online shows have held a virtual monopoly during the pandemic years, and it will be interesting to see if this very successful format will endure as we return to the older way of doing things. We plan to post only new stock, and we hope you’ll mark your calendars and pay us a visit at the show.
A Visit to Olana
Last month we combined a delivery in upstate New York with a visit to Olana, the home and studio of the renowned Hudson River School painter Frederick Church. Perched on top of a hill overlooking the Hudson, Church’s creation reflects the travels and the tastes of the artist and his wife. We’ve included a few pictures and descriptions of this beautiful site in the brief pictorial you can see by clicking the picture above.
Pippin's Page
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The Back Page
As summer draws to a close, the bees who visit our yard seem to be busier than ever. One day last week Jan made a short video of one of the workers in our Rose of Sharon. Click the rose if you'd like to watch it.
Be well, stay safe.
Thanks for reading.

John & Jan