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Rick Scott boxWhether you’re an avid antiques collector, or you’re just getting started, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Maryland Antiques Show of Hunt Valley, which takes place this weekend.

General show hours are Friday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, February 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Friday there is a  lecture by José Solís Betancourt, president and owner of Solís Betancourt & Sherrill in Washington, D.C., and his business partner, Paul Morgan Sherrill, on Friday morning. Betancourt and Sherrill will speak about their influential design work and elegant transformations.

For young collectors, there is a soiree Friday evening, which includes a scotch and Maryland wine tasting and light hors d’oeuvres. Afterwardm Deborah Gore Dean, a renowned antiques store woner and decorator, will demonstrate accessible ways to decorate with antiques at the show.

A private show tour led by James Archer Abbott, director-curator, of the Evergreen Museum and Library will take place Saturday morning, in addition to a children’s tour for kids ages 7 to 13. Dr. Thomas Bruggman, a child pscyhologist and graduate of Sotheby’s will lead the children’s tour.

Finally, if you’re curious about one of your own treasures, bring it to the appraisal event this Sunday. For more information about the antiques show, please visit or read the article in our February issue here.

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