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Olde Hope looks forward to our 20th year exhibiting at the Philadelphia Antiques Show now at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
April 13-15, 2013 with a Preview Party on Friday April 12th
Bell-Guilmet Associates launches a new website | December 12, 2012
Designer David Guilmet and Patrick Bell, of Olde Hope Antiques, have launched a new website.
59th Annual Winter Antiques Show | November 20, 2012
Looking Ahead to the 2013 Winter Antiques Show
Olde Hope looks forward to our 16th year exhibiting at the Winter Antiques Show in NYC.
January 24 – February 3, 2013
“Pennsylvania in the Heart of Texas” by Johanna McBrien, photography by Phil S. Grant, Antiques & Fine Art Magazine, May 2012 – an article on AFANews.com
In addition to maintaining an inventory of exceptional items we also offer a number of services for collectors and designers. We will search for specific items of interest and keep [...]
ADA Award of Merit | February 17, 2012
We are also honored to act as Masters of Ceremonies for the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America’s ‘Award of Merit Dinner’ held at the Philadelphia Antiques Show on Saturday evening, April 28th at 8 P.M. This year’s recipient is the American Folk Art Society. Click on the link for more information.
As we embark on our 18th consecutive year of exhibiting at the PAS, please visit us at Booth #25 and see the painted furniture and folk art that we have found for the show.
a product of passion
The American Folk Art Collection of Helen & Steven Kellogg
The Kellogg Collection is the most exciting collection of American Folk Art to come on the market in many years. We have been honored by Steven and Helen to work as their advisors on the sale of their treasured antiques. Northeast Auctions’ August [...]
William Penn’s Treaty with the Indians | June 7, 2010
Olde Hope is pleased to offer a fine, early version of ‘Penn’s Treaty with the Indians’, an oil on pine panel, that descended in the family of Benjamin Rush.
Olde Hope initiates new ‘markdown’ section on its website | October 28, 2009
Olde Hope is offering a group of items at significant discounts in a new section of its website.
Rare, early weathervane sold to the MFA Boston | May 7, 2009
When confronted with serious fiscal issues that threatened its very survival, the First Parish Church of Newbury, Massachusetts, founded in 1635, decided to part with the weathercock that had sat atop the steeple since 1772.
See article in ‘Maine Antique Digest‘, May 2009, 29-A
An Extraordinary Guilford Chest over Drawers | October 30, 2008
Paint decorated furniture of the early 18th c. is not only exceptionally rare but, when found, is seldom in overall original condition. Not only does this chest retain its originality but it boasts an especially artistic and pleasing floral decoration. One of the highlights of our career was the opportunity to handle this wonderful piece and place it in an important private collection.
“Olde Hope Collection” Catalogue ~ Summer 2008 | August 2, 2008
The Olde Hope Collection – Vol. 6 Summer 2008.
This catalogue is no longer available. See our Media section for past catalogues, or Contact us for more information.
Dealer Profile: Patrick Bell and Edwin Hild | December 20, 2006
It’s more than a passing coincidence that Edwin Hild and Patrick Bell opened their shop Olde Hope Antiques on July 4, 1976. The firm is among the foremost resources for great American painted furniture and fine folk art. Even as children the two were prodigious collectors. At 12, Hild had started his collection of Victorian [...]
Olde Hope Antiques Celebrates its 30th Anniversary | July 4, 2006
When Patrick Bell and Edwin Hild established Olde Hope Antiques in New Hope, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1976, they had one of those lucky breaks that confirmed they had done the right thing. At a local auction Edwin bought a box lot of frames for $3. In the box was a small oil on panel; [...]