Seek and Ye May Find at “Prindle House” Estate Sale in Sharon
Where can you find the esoteric, the quixotic, the antique? Where can you find a magic chest full of glittering treasures or diamonds in the rough? Where can you find that certain something you never knew you wanted but, having seen it, you must have? At just the right estate, tag, or yard sale that may crop up on any given weekend throughout the Rural Intelligence region. And one such estate sale has cropped up this weekend, from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1, at 141 Main Street in Sharon.
The house itself is a bit of a quixotic treasure; it’s one of three built in Sharon by William Whyte, circa 1810, all characterized by a long, unadorned facade, with two entrances. Situated at the northern end of the Sharon Green, it’s something of a landmark in town. When the house was built it housed a milliner’s shop at one end, and remained a women’s clothing store for more than a century.
The house is furnished with period antiques from the early 19th century. It’s a bit of a time capsule, right down to the charming mural (above) painted over a fireplace mantle in a small study; the unattributed artwork depicts the life of “Prindle House,” its prominence on the Sharon Green, and the importance of the hat shop.
Here is just a sampling of the treasure you’ll find (if you shop early):
A suite of six striking examples of 19th-century folk art depicting life in the Hudson Valley, real and idealized.
This 19th century Minton Anglo-Japanese dessert service just begs for a Pavlova meringue.
A marble bust believed to depict Madame Recamier that may have been sculpted by Joseph Chinard (1756-1813). Attribution is unconfirmed.
Cannonball beds, so-called because the posts are topped with a ball, are not rare, but they are collectible, especially in such good condition as this early 19th-century, double-size version. At its foot, an English sewing table.
Night Maiden Cows, oil on canvas, circa 1830, by Wesley Webber, better known for his naval and marine paintings.
17th century sewing table
English Creamware, circa 1750
Shelves of vintage cameras, obviously not from the 19th century, but still much in demand.
Estate Sale of English & Early American Antiques
141 Main Street
On the Sharon Green, CT
Early buying hours: Friday, June 29, 5 - 8 p.m., $15 door charge to benefit Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association.
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.,
no admission fee.
Information provided by Sound Advisors LLC, coordinators of this sale in conjunction with Open Door Estate Sales —Tara Kelly