Since moving to Columbia County and opening the Inn at Green River, one of my favorite pastimes has been hunting for antiques, whether attending auctions or driving around the countryside visiting the many antique shops in our region. The Inn shows the results of these forays.
Multi dealer shops are my favorite, as you get to see the diverse
view points of a number of dealers. Just 15 minutes south of the Inn, on
Route 7, you will find the Great Barrington Antiques Center, in a long,
modern, one story building with large plate glass windows.
The shop has many dealers,
each with their own booth space. I find the prices to be reasonable,
and the merchandise is quite diverse, including Oriental rugs, paintings, etchings, lamps, furniture, china, silverware and collectibles.
And the periods of the antiques offered for sale range from Early American to Mid-Century Modern, with a little tramp art thrown in.
I remember this Bob Dylan poster: Not quite mid-century!
This photo of the Merrill room
at my inn shows some of my finds. The chest of drawers was a recent purchase at
the GBAC. The lamps, wing chair, and Moroccan style side table all came
from local shops or auctions.
So on your next visit, plan to attend an auction, and let me show you where my favorite shops are.