Sep 3, 2011

Antique coverlet lending history's weight to Lancaster Co. auction

(YDR) Ancient objects have a magic allure -- providing a bridge through time, a connection to lost worlds, while simultaneously evoking the unknown.
"This was there," we say, and suddenly a setting we knew only in our minds becomes real. The object is an anchor, a physical foothold of one reality in the next.
Hospice of Lancaster County, whose benefit auctions are no strangers to antiques, received an artifact of this caliber for this weekend's 27th annual Hospice Labor Day Auction, which runs Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visitors to the Lampeter Fairgrounds will have the chance to bid on a woven wool coverlet that predates the Civil War by more than 20 years. Continued