Happy Holidays from NHADA

This month, NHADA welcomes new member John Sidelli Antiques and Fine Art, Westport, Massachusetts.  John specializes in Americana and painted furniture and has been in business since 1966.  Currently, he exhibits at the Peter Mavris shows.

NHADA also welcomes Herbert Barup of Hogback Vintage, Johnson, Vermont.  Herbert specializes in early Americana & folk art, 18th & 19th century smalls and furniture, all from a 10,000 square foot barn hidden in the Vermont countryside.  He plans to begin doing shows in 2018 but has been in business since 2001.

The NHADA Annual Meeting was held November 15th, at the Common Man restaurant in Concord, NH. Members in attendance voted in the slate of officers/directors presented.  They are as follows:  President, Tom Thompson, Immediate Past President, Richard Bojko, Vice President Communications, Sharon Platt, Vice President Membership Chairman, Ken Pike, Vice President Show Chairman, Josh Steenburgh, Director Show Co-Chairman, Beverly Longacre, Director, Elizabeth Kingsley, Director, Jared Chicoine, Secretary, Melissa Alden, Treasurer, Peter Sawyer, and Auditor, Richard Thorner.  After lunch, an auction of antiques was held, which was great fun for all.

NHADA is of course well known nationally for it’s annual antiques show.  But there are many New Hampshire NHADA members who have shops, many of which have been in existence for years, including Barker’s of Salisbury Heights, on Route 4 in Salisbury, New Hampshire.  I recently had the opportunity to talk with Mary Barker Perry, who has maintained the shop since 2000.  Mary’s parents ran the shop from 1972 to 1999.  And prior to that, the shop was known as Fisher’s Antiques and dated back to a beginning in the 50’s.  Mary has recently placed her beautiful antique home and shop on the market in anticipation of moving to Virginia to be near extended family members.  She was thinking of doing this in a couple of years but her southern family members found the perfect 1860’s house for Mary in two weeks and she bought it!  So, Mary will stay in New Hampshire until her house sells, then have an on site auction of all the antiques, house, and shop contents, as well.  In the meantime, if anyone is interested and would like to talk with Mary, she can be reached at 603-648-2488.  Or stop by to see her…she is open daily year round, 9-5, or 9 to dark this time of year, unless there is a great auction or show to attend!

Happy Holidays to all,

Liz Kingsley

North Road Antiques

Alexandria, NH