Weathervanes, folk art headlining Americana auction

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Weathervanes, folk art headlining Americana auction
Jul 10, 2017

Years of Acquisition Representing at Americana Auction

In the early 1960’s, as newlyweds, and before settling in Ohio from the Bowling Green area of Western Kentucky, the Kembles had already begun the surprisingly mysterious, immensely rewarding, and often arduous path of collecting and selling country, folk and other legacy American treasures throughout Kentucky and the surrounding states; a calling that would happily consume nearly all of their abundant and cherished lives together.

The years that followed their marriage were a whirlwind combination of school teaching, shop keeping, and the raising of three children. Furthermore, their path followed and featured Roland’s diligent searches ever further into Pennsylvania, New York and New England. This passion fed both their own home collection of period pieces, as well as their shop, supplying the high-quality 18th century Americana that was in growing demand from their discerning groups of friends and clients. Stretching from Maine to New York, throughout Ohio and D.C. and even Southern Florida, the Kembles were proud to assist a great many collectors in building what they felt were some of the best private assemblages of fine American antiquities.

Americana Auction Celebrates Experiences

The Kembles believe strongly in the opportunity to appreciate important parts of our diverse and celebrated American heritage. After sixty years in the field of antiques, they have decided to sell their collection. Their decision is about being able to witness this transition during their lifetimes. Furthermore, they hope that these items will bring great beauty and enjoyment in their new homes.

In Marilyn’s words, “it has been our tremendous pleasure to work among the finest scholars, collectors, and enthusiasts in the field of fine American decorative arts. We feel so very honored at having been present and allowed to participate (in this). It is our dearest hope that this preserve will continue toward its full measure for the future. We consider ourselves blessed beyond measure.”

The exhibition for this auction begins on January 6 at Pook & Pook’s gallery in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. A special reception will be held on Friday, January 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (rsvp to followed by the start of the first auction session. The second session of the auction will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 13. The online exhibition is available now at Finally, all online bidding for this sale can be found on Bidsquare at

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