Greshville Antiques and Fine Art to host ‘A Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring' open house

Submitted photos 19th century Portrait of a Woman
Pennsylvania Pine Dry Sink

A Goodbye Winter / Hello Spring! Open House is being hosted by Greshville Antiques and Fine Art on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30.

Located in a restored 18th century Pennsylvania stone barn on the edge of the historic Oley Valley, the gallery is known for its collection of 19th and 20th American and European art, clocks, and furniture. Leave behind the prolonged cold and snowy winter and welcome a well deserved Spring of warm temperatures and sunshine. Forget the uncontrollable force of Mother Nature and instead find comfort in the beauty of museum quality antique furniture, clocks, paintings, and accessories in this unique setting. It is a time to embrace spring with delightful and desirable new finds for your home. And all items will be offered at 45-50 percent off their ticket prices!

As always, Greshville Antiques and Fine Art will feature the works of Berks County Artists, including those of Ben Austrian (1870-1921). Austrian was born in Reading, where his parents operated a steam laundry and dry goods business. He raised his own chickens, training them to “sit” for their portraits to be painted. His realistic renditions of these feathered friends became his calling card. Austrian eventually became nationally recognized with the development of the Bon Ami logo- a single chick with a broken egg shell- that accompanied the phrase “hasn’t scratched yet.” Several charming paintings will be featured, from a winsome work of art depicting six hungry chicks to an appealing rendering of the local Berks County countryside.

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A collection of works by Christopher H. Shearer will be offered at this event. Christopher H. Shearer (1846-1926) was the most prolific of the artists of Berks County. His long life span and subsequent painting career afforded him the opportunity to produce a strong body of work, both in Berks County and in Europe. The selection includes a number of particularly delightful picturesque landscapes of Berks County.

The show will also include works by the well known Berks County artists Frederick Spang, Mary B. Leisz, Earl L. Poole, John Heyl Raser, and others. Other paintings of interest include accomplished works by some of the lesser known artists of Berks County including Shenfelder, Seaquist, and Landis. Although many of these artists were students of Christopher Shearer, each developed his own distinct style. Over 125 paintings will be available for purchase, all at a discount price, and all guaranteed as represented.

Along with the collection of art, the gallery is also offering a large collection of quality American and European clocks and furniture. Included in this event is an outstanding Berks County grandfather clock. Made by Joseph Sands in the 18th century, this clock is housed in a highly grained walnut Chippendale case having a beautifully painted dial and an eight day time and strike movement that keeps time as well today as it did 200 years ago! Also included in the collection are English grandfather clocks, American shelf clocks, and American and European wall clocks.

Slow down and take a break from the modern world while perusing the selection of European and American antique furniture. Whether your taste is country or formal, or maybe an eclectic mix, one will find 14-foot long dining room tables, children’s furniture, chests of drawers, formal and country chairs, country dry sinks, dropleaf tables, corner cabinets and Dutch cupboards.

The Goodbye Winter/ Hello Spring! Open House will be held on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Greshville Antiques and Fine Art is located at 1041 Reading Avenue, Boyertown, Pa., two miles west of the Center Square of Boyertown.

This sale is an antiques and art lover’s dream, and one you won’t want to miss. For more information, please call 610-367-0076 or visit us at www.greshvilleantiques.com.

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