Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Adirondack Museum Antiques Show

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain, NY, is featuring an antique show on August 14-15, 2010. A pic from their event page shows some paddles featured in the sale.

Antique Paddles from the Cherry Gallery

The set includes some interesting Northwoods style paddles with elongated grips. In particular the largest paddle on the far left has a grip shape reminiscient of the grey painted Penobscot paddle sold by Summer Antiques in Lake Placid, New York.

The painted red paddle has in interesting sculpted grip shape and while I'm not a big fan of painted paddles, this one stands out for whatever reason. A few feature some interesting etchings and pyrography and the tiny dark paddle (3rd from right) has a spherical grip very similar to basic Adirondack Guide paddles.

For those in the area, this might be an fascinating event to check out. Here's some additional info from their site.
The Antiques Show and Sale will feature, vintage Adirondack furniture, historic guide boats & canoes, genuine Old Hickory, fine art, Native American jewelry & artifacts, folk art, Oriental & Persian rugs, Olympic advertising, camp & trade signs, taxidermy, books & ephemera for the collector, and everything camp and cottage. Managed by Rod Lich, Inc.


Bob Holtzman said...

Lovely group.
Third from right, the grip appears to be more disc-shaped than spherical. Also appears to be joined to the shaft, not carved entire. I like the way the shaft tapers beneath the grip.

Bob Holtzman said...

BTW, I've never seen a grip like the one fourth from right. Do you have any background on this type?

Stefania said...

Hi Murat,
The photos of you and your son are absolutely adorable!
I don't know how you find the time to create such beautiful pieces and still be the most knowledgeable person I think I have ever met.
I am hoping to do some canoeing myself this weekend.
Take care :)

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