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36th Annual Antiques Show

SALEM, MASS.-The Annual Antiques Show at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) returns Thanksgiving weekend, 2008. The event will feature nearly 30 dealers from England and across the United States showcasing exceptional silver, furniture, paintings, porcelain, jewelry, and decorative accessories. Proceeds from the show support the museum's many education programs, which benefit thousands of children and families each year. The Antiques Show runs Saturday, Nov. 29 and Sunday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry to the show is included with museum admission (Adults, $15; seniors, $13; students, $11; 16 and under and residents of Salem, free).

The Show kicks off with a spectacular preview party on Friday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m., a long-standing Antiques Show tradition. Guests will have an advanced glimpse of the dealer booths while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets for the preview party are $125 with advance purchase, and $150 at the door. A special raffle will feature a prize of an exquisite full- size Oriental rug courtesy of Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs & Carpeting. Tickets for the raffle are $10 per ticket. Drawing will be held on Sunday at the conclusion of the Show. Tickets may be purchased in advance, at the Preview Party or during the entire Antiques Show weekend. You do not have to present at drawing to win. Winner will be contacted Monday, December 1, 2008

The 36th Annual Antiques Show at the Peabody Essex Museum is made possible in part by premier sponsor Eaton Vance Management, as well as supporting sponsor Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs & Carpeting and donors-in-kind, Deschamps Printing, Jules Catering, and Louise Michaud Photography.

2008 Honorary Chairs
Kevin & Rosemarie Bottomley
2008 Antiques Show Committee
Alan Collachicco
Samuel Crocker
Hilary M. Esdaile
Joanie Vaughan Ingraham
Rebecca Putnam
Claudette Taylor
Susanna B. Weld
Elise Wolcott

Expected 2008 Exhibitors:
American Decorative Arts, Canaan, NH
The Antiquarium, Portsmouth, NH
Birchknoll Antiques, Wolfeboro, NH
Boston Art Club, Boston, MA
Bradford Trust, Harwich Port, MA
David Brooker Fine Art, Woodbury, CT
CIRCA Antiques & Fine Decorations, Rockport, MA
The Country Squire, Milton, MA
Carl L. Crossman, Wellington, FL
Colette Donovan Antiques, Merrimacport, MA
East Dennis Antiques, Cape Cod, MA
Charles Edwin Puckett, Akron OH B. Fine Art, Beverly, MA
Roberto Freitas American Antiques & Decorative Arts, Stonington, CT
Hanes & Ruskin, Old Lyme, CT
Heller Washam Antiques, Portland, ME
Sandy Jacobs Antiques, Swampscott, MA
Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs & Carpeting, Salem and Boston, MA
Maxine Antiques, North Amherst, MA
Jane McClafferty Antiques, New Canaan, CT
Hilary & Paulette Nolan, Falmouth, MA
Steven J. Rowe Antiques, Newton, NH
Running Battle, Newagen, ME
F. Russack Books, Inc., Danville, NH
W.M. Schwind Jr., Yarmouth, ME
Silver Plus, New York, NY
Christine Crossman Vining, Marblehead, MA
Michael J. Whitman Antiques, Ft. Washington, PA

Schedule of Events

Preview Party
Friday, November 28, 7 p.m.
Tickets $125 in advance, $150 at the door

Antiques Show Hours
Saturday, November 29
Sunday, November 30
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission to the Antiques Show is included with general museum admission price ($15 adults; $13 seniors, $11 students; 16 and under and residents of Salem, MA, free)

For additional information about the Antiques Show, please contact Betsy Weisman Viani, (978) 745-9500 ext. 3158.

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PR Contacts:

April Swieconek  -  Director of Public Relations  -  978-745-9500 X3109  -  april@pem.org

Whitney Van Dyke  -  Senior Press Officer  -  978-745-9500 X3228  -  whitney_vandyke@pem.org

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