WellesleyWeston Magazine


Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Bid, Buy, Bargain, or Sell There's Another Way… Let's suppose your taste in drawing on long experience and a breathtaking range of fabrics designed furniture runs to the classic to ensure your upholstering selections are keyed to your décor. chairs. Crafted of rare woods by the finest artisans in the world and all notion of attending an auc- perfectly matched for grain and veneer, many feature richly carved tion or buying antiques Georgette and Stuart Swan The stars of the Swan showrooms are their dining room tables and the highest quality. But the BETH FURMAN and your standards tend to pedestals and custom features of heirloom quality. through a dealer introduces Another Swan's attraction is the presence of Amy Corcoran, the New an element of chance into England representative of Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers, who the process of furnishing keeps her office adjacent to an upstairs gallery. At Corcoran's invitation I your home, one that you and your spouse would rather not take. Stuart and recently attended a pre-sale showing of American colonial maps and related Georgette Swan of Stuart Swan Furniture Company in Wellesley have recog- materials, including an original of the first comprehensive highway map ever nized your needs by creating one of America's most unique – and sumptu- drawn of New England. ous – lines of classic furniture. Buy from Swan and you're assured of top Corcoran, who is widely experienced in the sale of antiques and fine art quality and value without the risk of acquiring period furniture and acces- of all kinds, can be particularly helpful if you wish to sell items with appeal sories with which you may not be entirely familiar. to European and international audiences. While Bonhams does not hold In their stately, canary-yellow colonial mansion on Washington Street, the auctions in Boston, its New York and London showrooms (It has been doing Swans focus on the sideboards, coffee tables, and armchairs that can make business in the latter city for over two centuries) attract attendance from your home a standout. Their design skills supplement their collections, among the world's most discriminating buyers. Never Ending And the show season is never ending. New England, along with the Southern US, is studded with regional antique shows of infinite variety. Now isn't that a good reason for packing the kids off to your in-laws and motoring away from Wellesley or Weston for an extended weekend? On the local scene, one special byway into the past is the Wayside Inn Antiques Show held every spring in Wayland. Convened under a soaring white tent on the inn grounds We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 and featuring a grand preview party and reception, the atmosphere is convivial and the dealers warm and chatty. Items on display range from the fabulous to the rare and just plain wonderful while representing the very best in Americana. The show's opening night 106

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