COURTESY OF PLEASANT HOME FOUNDATION

The Pleasant Home Foundation announces a preview evening event on Nov. 18 at the John Toomey Gallery, 818 North Boulevard, in Oak Park. The fundraiser will allow guests to view the Collection of Robert and Elaine Dillof before preview opens to the public, while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres.

The impressive group of turn-of-the-century works is considered to be the best collection of Arts & Crafts to come to auction. Nearly every major designer of the Arts & Crafts period is represented in the Dillofs’ well-rounded collection with more than 260 items of furniture, pottery, woodblock prints, silver, textiles and lighting

Guests will have the opportunity to bid in a silent auction both online and at the preview event. The silent auction will feature a private tour of Crab Tree Farm, a week-long stay at a cottage in Union Pier, Mich., a contemporary Teco vase and a private group tour for ten at Pleasant Home. Funds raised at the silent auction will benefit the Pleasant Home Foundation.

Judith Miller, co-founder of the international bestseller “Miller’s Antiques Price Guide,” will also be in attendance, giving a brief lecture and signing her newest book, “Arts & Crafts: Living with the Arts & Crafts Style.”

Ticket cost is $25.00 per person and all proceeds will benefit the Pleasant Home Foundation and its work to preserve, restore and operate historic Pleasant Home. The event will be held on November 18, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the John Toomey Gallery, 818 North Boulevard, Oak Park, Ill.

For more information on the event, please visit: http://pleasanthome.org

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