Course Title:  American Antiques: 1700-1950

Course #19F05

Dates:  9/30, 10/3, 10/10

Time:  10:00-12:00

Location:  9/30 – Mercer Library, 10/3 –  Thiede home, 10/10 – Antiques N Stuff, Mercer

Objectives:  Following this class, students will have a better understanding of many categories of antiques, what is an antique, and how to tell authentic antiques from reproductions

Course structure:  The course will be given in _3__ sessions, each _120__ minutes long, covering the following topics:

         Session 1: Mercer Library. Overview to include periods of American furniture, the terms antique, vintage, collectible, determining the age of furniture, antique or reproduction, changes in popularity, determining value, advertising, textiles, re-purposing antiques.

         Session 2: Thiede home: examples of 18th and 19th century furniture. Antique lighting, porcelain

         Session 3: Antiques N Stuff, Mercer, with Roger Hinterthuer and Frank Kopecky. View and discuss a wide variety of antiques and collectibles including their value.

Requirements: Students will be asked to read information on websites and to watch Antiques Roadshow.

Instructors: Roger Hinterthuer  has been in the antiques business since 1973 and has had shops in Milwaukee and Arizona. He has written articles for ANTIQUES Magazine as well as THE ANTIQUE JOURNAL  and currently has space in Mercer and Minocqua.

Wendy Thiede is a retired teacher who grew up in a house full of antiques and later moved and lived in a 17th century salt box house from Massachusetts. She worked for 10 years as an antique dealer with her mother who sold antiques at shows for 30 years. She has inherited her mother’s collection.

Fee: $30 with $5 discount if registration is received by Sept. 16