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Deerfield, Mass. (September 7, 2017)---On Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, 2017, the Antiques Dealers' Association of America, Inc., (ADA) will once again bring together some of the nation's finest dealers for their annual art and antiques show featuring the best of early American art, antiques and design.  The ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show provides customers with a fun and informative experience in antiquing and early design. The show is considered by both serious and casual collectors to be one of the year's most important. On view and for sale will be remarkable objects from the 17th through the 20th centuries that will improve the quality of any collection and the look of any home.
 
This year the show will be held in a new location, at the Mullins Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 200 Commonwealth Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003.
 
The comfortable show venue allows customers to relax and spend their time with the objects. At the heart of every antique and piece of art in the show is a story and we invite our customers to discover their own attachment to a piece of American history by asking questions, handling the items, and learning more. The ADA will feature some of these objects and their hidden pasts in a countdown to the show at adadealers.com and on Facebook.
 
The 2017 ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show will feature an exhibition of unpublished photographs of Deerfield taken by photographer Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975) between 1936 and 1971. The soft landscape of the surrounding meadows, the graceful canopy of elms and maples along its street, the clean lines of the village's antique houses and sturdy barns corresponded to the aesthetic that Mr. Chamberlain espoused in the books that he published about New England since the mid-1930s. For him Old Deerfield was the essential New England village that could inspire Americans to patriotism and to good taste in design and in the accoutrements of daily living. In 1952, Chamberlain and Historic Deerfield founder Henry N. Flynt issued the first of five editions of the book on Deerfield that was first published by Hastings House, New York, under the title, Frontier of Freedom: The Soul and Substance of America Portrayed in on Extraordinary Village, Old Deerfield, Massachusetts (1952). It was released again in 1957 and then it appeared in 1965, 1972, and 1977 as Historic Deerfield: Houses and Interiors. Although more than 200 photographs were printed in each edition, there were many others that never appeared in book form. A selection of 25 of these photographs that have been printed from Samuel Chamberlain's 5" x 7" negatives will be on view.
 
Join Historic Deerfield President Philip Zea for a tour of the antiques show on Saturday, October 7, at 3 p.m. The tour will offer an exclusive look at the exquisite objects and unique finds available at the show.  The tour is included with admission to the show.
 
Antiques show hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 8. Show admission is $15 (two-day ticket) and includes admission to Historic Deerfield's Flynt Center of Early New England Life as well as the Apprentice's Workshop at Dwight House. Historic Deerfield members receive free admission. Proceeds from the ticket sales of the show benefit Historic Deerfield's mission and programs. Delicious food and drink will be available for purchase during the course of the show at a cafe on site.
 
Show information is available online at www.historic-deerfield.org and at www.adadealers.com.

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