Cincinnati Antiques Festival 2007

The Cincinnati Antiques Festival has been held annually in October for over 40 years. The thirty to forty antique dealers that participate come from around the world and sell the full range of fine antique furniture and accessories. The proceeds from the event benefit Convalescent Hospital for Children in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This year, as an extra/bonus exhibit a number of Cincinnati Collectors, Companies and Artisans were asked to exhibit a few items which were representative of their personal or corporate collections. The items were to have some connection to antique furniture and collectables. The fourteen exhibits ranged from a collection of “Salt & Pepper Shakers” collected by  local chef and a “Holiday Table Setting” designed by Tiffany & Co to three “Architectural Miniature Boxes”  designed and built by Robert Off.

The exhibit was a popular success and much heralded by many of the dealers who believed that it contributed to a positive sales environment.  They commented particularly about the boxes which they thought demonstrated to the viewing public what it is like to live with antiques.

Cincinnati Antiques Festival

All Stars

  • Ruth McChesney

    Ruth created and oversaw the creation of numerous museum quality miniature rooms and was a very talented artisan herself,  specializing in needlework. She lived in Pittsburgh and worked closely with Dick Smith an interior designer and miniature painter. Her rooms are in the permanent collections several museums including the Carnegie Museum of Art , Winterthur, the Westmorland Art Museum, The American Museum in Britain and many others.

    • Kaye Browning

      Kaye is an avid collector of miniatures, and currently serves as the Miniature Curator at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center located in Maysville,  Kentucky, which is  just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. The museum collection contains evidence of her many years of astute collecting and collaboration with many of the best artisans in the world. The museum collection includes miniature e rooms and furniture from the finest artisans in the  world including Kevin Mulvany, Susie Rogers, the Kupjack Studios and William Robertson, who also designed the installation.