For the first time, the boutique opened with an evening of wine and refreshments on Monday, and on Tuesday, 24 vendors displayed their wares.
An added attraction was consultation provided by ex-Sotheby¹s appraisers Lark E. Mason, Jr., owner of online auction site www.igavelauctions.com, and Helen F. Kippax of the Antiques Brokerage House, Ltd., an art consulting and appraisal firm, who were on hand to appraise heirlooms.
Mason is one of the premiere appraisers of Chinese art and antiques in the United States; Helen Kippax also appraises and advises on estate dispositions and worked at William Doyle Galleries, where she was one of the first female auctioneers.
The event featured a showcase of merchandise ranging from handcrafted shawls from Central Asia, to one-of-a-kind antique silverware, and a broad range of costume and fine jewelry from several exhibitors.
Organizers Barbara Edwards, a former Greenwich resident and board member of the organization, and Libby Tuttle of Greenwich were on hand to host the event, which raised more than $10,000 for Lyme disease research.
Founded in 1998, Stamford-based Lyme Research Alliance is the leading funding organization for cutting-edge research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases by universities and major medical institutions around the country.
For more information, contact Shelley Terry at 203-9120472 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit lymeresearchalliance.org.