Slideshow: Antiques event in Riverhead draws good crowd despite rainy start

BARBARAELLEN KOCH | Olaf and Stacy Vinje of Calverton at their booth Vinje Antiques and Imports where they sell contemporary and antique decorative arts.

“Antiques on the Riverfront” in downtown Riverhead featured more than 30  vendors and experts available to make free appraisals. The appraisers were Lloyd Gerard of Lloyd’s Antiques of Eastport, Terri Davison of Westhampton, furniture restorer Ken Ellis of Hampton Bays and Arthur Thomas of A1Aappraisers of East Hampton.

The event, which was staged for the first time last year, is sponsored by the Riverhead Business Improvement District.

The morning drizzle didn’t dampen the spirits of either the sellers or bargain hunters. Olaf Vinje and his wife Stacy of Calverton, owners of Vinje Antiques and Imports, said at around 11 a.m., an hour into the event, that “we are off to a good start in spite of the rain we have already done well.”

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