Growing up in Massachusetts and spending much of her life in New England, Linda Peterson Heard was surrounded by the architecture, furniture, and cultural hallmarks of Colonial America. Those early experiences informed her eye for authenticity and developed an understanding of the vernacular of simple, timeless design. Couple Lindas degree in interior design with having a mother who was an antique dealer in her own right (Broad Arrow Antiques), and Lindas passions for early American antiques would be life-long.
Flying Pig Auctions To Present The Estate Of Linda Peterson Heard
Online Sale Will Take Place Sept. 27
In her early professional years, she created Sprig of Thyme Antiques and focused primarily on early painted furniture but developed collections of Shaker boxes, baskets, hog-scrapper candlesticks, hooked rugs, and make-dos, the unique artifacts born from broken items repaired out of necessity and thrift. In her home, it was common to hear phrases like, Sweet size and rare form, when various pieces were described or how faded well-worn blue paint on a corner cupboard inspired her. In the latter half of Lindas life, her taste moved further toward more primitive examples of early American life. From folk-style scarecrows to homespun fabrics and the relationship of dried herbs and flowers to the early American kitchen, Linda created an extraordinary and unique world that any visitor could easily get lost in, feeling transported to another time.
Linda Heard died in the spring of 2021, and beyond the extraordinary collections of antiques she gathered over the course of her life, she left an indelible mark upon a corner of the antiquing world through her warmth, care, and welcoming nature.
Late of Warren, Conn., and formerly of Kinderhook, N.Y., where she ran Lindowens American Country Antiques, Flying Pig Auctions of Westmoreland, N.H., will conduct an online auction for the estate. Phone, absentee, and internet bidding will be available.
The sale will be held Monday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m. A live preview will take place Thursday, Sept. 16, to Monday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The GPS address for Flying Pig Auctions is 867 Route 12, Westmoreland, N.H. For the online catalog through Live Auctioneers, visit https://flying-pig-auctions.liveauctioneers.com. There will be a 25 percent buyers premium.
To learn more, call either 603-543-7490 or 413-537-4855. The photos showcase a range of the country antiques and primitives in the sale.