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The 2nd ADA Online Antiques Show

November 25, 2014

Be the first “on-line” to shop at this unique online antique show offered by the ADA. We are pleased to be exhibiting with many other members of the organization who guarantee the authenticity of the pieces represented. Follow the instructions on the link to the show: http://www.adadealers.com/html/online_show.php

The 2nd ADA Online Antiques Show

Join us at the 51st Delaware Antiques Show | October 16, 2014

We hope you will visit us at our booth at the the 51st Delaware Antiques Show, sponsored by Winterthur. Thursday, November 6, 2014 – Opening Night Party Friday, November 7: 11:00 am–7:00 pm Saturday, November 8: 11:00 am–6:00 pm Sunday, November 9: 11:00 am–5:00 pm For more information, visit Winterthur’s information page on the Delaware […]

A Summer Show in New Hampshire | July 25, 2014

We welcome you to visit our booth at The 57th Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show sponsored by the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) in Manchester, NH. where we will be bringing a fine selection of painted furniture and folk art including weathervanes and a selection of ‘Schoolhouse’ quilts. August 7-9, 2014 For additional information, […]

Now Available by Appointment in New York City | December 10, 2013

We are pleased to announce our new location for meeting with clients, in New York City at 115 East 72nd St., in the heart of the Upper East Side. Anything on our website, with the exception of large furniture, can be examined in New York or at our gallery in Bucks County.  

50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show | September 20, 2013

We look forward to seeing you at our new booth location during the landmark 50th Anniversary of the Delaware Antiques Show sponsored by Winterthur Museum. November 8-November 10 Opening Night Party, Thursday, November 7th, 5:00-9:00 pm For additional information, please visit the DAS webpage : www.winterthur.org/das

Looking Ahead to the Philadelphia Antiques Show | February 27, 2013

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

AFA “Lifestyle” – Olde Hope clients featured in most recent issue | June 29, 2012

“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 […]

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.

Philadelphia Antiques Show |

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.

The American Folk Art Collection of Helen & Steven Kellogg at Northeast Auctions | June 27, 2011

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 […]

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; […]