A yearly antiques show, which is held to raise funds for Houston Museum in Chattanooga, will be welcoming a special guest this year – Dean Six, an expert in glass and pottery.
The 2014 Antiques Show & Sale is to be held this weekend at Stratton Hall. This year, the show will be celebrating its 40th anniversary and Six will be along to mark the occasion.
Six is the executive director of the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia. The expert has also written a number of books about pottery and glass, including Franciscan China, Noritake and Viking glass. His interest in glass started at the age of nine during his childhood in West Virginia. He used to collect fizzy drink bottles with his siblings from the houses on his road, taking them to the local store for three cents each. One particular bottle was deemed by the store owner to be too old and one of his father’s colleagues offered $15 for it. At that time, he realised that some bottles were different.
From then on, his interest spread to other types of glass and this has guided him towards becoming an expert. Collectors like Six may want a suitable area to display a collection and such pieces are often displayed in antique cabinets. Preston has a number of antiques dealers with a selection of cabinets to be viewed, covering various types of wood and from several eras.
The show runs from February 21 to 23.
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