The Press: Collector's Item

In the candlelit Governor's Palace at restored Williamsburg, Va., a string ensemble played Mozart, liveried footmen served fruit punch, and 200 visitors swapped the latest ideas about antiques. It was the 19th and final night of the second annual forum on antiques, sponsored by Colonial Williamsburg Inc. and the magazine Antiques. Lock, stock & rocking chair, Antiques' Editor Alice Winchester and most of her staff had traveled to Williamsburg to pick up a few ideas themselves. Last week they were back at work in their modern Manhattan offices, getting ready to tell their readers all about it in a forthcoming issue.

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