Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Strong Market Reported
Ted Fuehr of American Spirit Antiques in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, recently shared a rousing review of the shows he’s done over the fall. He said he found the market to be strong and very active. When asked about the uptick in his sales over the past season he explained, “I always try to give great value for the money”. Good strategy. And, like the rest of us, Ted’s excited about next month’s Nashville Week. He believes customers are “hungry to come back to Nashville” especially now that the shows are back together on the same weekend.
Ted’s become known in the business for his inventory of fine quality, pre 1860, high country American furniture. You’ll want to check out his selection of tiger maple, flame mahogany, flame birch and figured cherry furniture in styles including Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal and Sheraton. In addition, you’re sure to find great spatterware, weathervanes and an extensive selection of paintings from New England, North Shore and Boston School painters. Ted’s been good enough to provide us with a few sneak previews of some of the treasures you’ll find in his booth at the upcoming Antiques at Music Valley show. Some of the great things he’ll be bringing include this Chippendale tiger maple chest, a southeast Massachusetts highboy and the sailboat and banner weathervanes shown here. Make sure to ask Ted for the details.