Presented by The Battersea Foundation

This beautiful 1768 Palladian villa will be filled with gorgeous antiques; there will be more in the tents outside too. Your favorite antiques dealers will be there, and you will get to see all of the major improvements to Battersea that have occurred since 2019. Additionally, each day there will be talks/demonstrations by tradesmen who will show you how to do those home projects you have in your older home. Also, if you have a treasured piece at home, bring it along, as appraisals will be available – be sure to check the schedule.

In addition there will be special lectures both days and appraisals from noon to 2 PM each day.

Saturday, September 18th, 11 AM:  Sandy Graham, “Who Made Petersburg’s Fine Furniture?”.  Sandy is president of BATTERSEA and is an avid and serious collector of 18th century Virginia furniture.

Saturday, September 18th, 2:30 PM:  Michael Phillips, “Classical Furniture and Architecture in Richmond and Petersburg”.  Michael is a curator and scholar who has been affiliated with Preservation Virginia and the VMFA.

Sunday, September 19th, 11 AM:  Gordon Lohr, “Wood Types in 18th Century Furniture”.  Gordon is an appraiser and author of “Eastern Shore, Virginia Raised Panel Furniture 1730 – 1830”.

Sunday, September 19th, 2:30 PM:  Pat Powell, “Vintage Walking Sticks – an Historical Perspective”.  Pat is the former president of Harlowe-Powell Auction, Ltd. In Charlottesville.

Appraisals on Saturday from noon to 2 PM will be done by Turner Johnson, a certified Richmond appraiser.  Sunday appraisals will be by Gordon Lohr who is the featured speaker in the morning.  Both appraisers will be assisted by Pat Powell.

Antique vendors in the villa both days are Northumberland Antiques, Broad Rock Antiques, Sparrow’s Nest Antiques, Mark Semmes and Carol Buscher, Peg Lockwood Antiques, Charlie Miller, Marshall Poulson and Mantiques.  Dealers on the lawn include Abigail’s Antiques, Antiques on Eleven, Sarah’s Shenanigans, Hilliard and Co., Laluna Antiques and others.

Demonstrating various 18th century crafts on Saturday will be window restorers, faux finish artists, wood craftsmen, masonry experts, furniture preservationists to name a few.

A special feature of this year’s event will be plein air painting by local artist Tom Bradshaw who will be painting the orangery and an overview of the lawn from the front steps of BATTERSEA.