In Memoriam: Americana expert Morris Finkel, 88

PHILADELPHIA – Respected Americana expert and specialist dealer Morris Finkel died on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. He was 88.

A charter member of the Antiques Dealers’ Association (ADA) and noted authority on American furniture and clocks, Finkel maintained a shop for many years at 10th and Pine in Philadelphia, the area long known as “Antiques Row.” For the past 36 years, he and his daughter, Amy Finkel, traded as M. Finkel & Daughter, and were regarding as one of the country’s leading sources for antique samplers and needlework.

Morris Finkel leaves a wife, Miriam (nee Lippman), daughter Amy (Richard Braemer), sons Kenneth Finkel (Margaret O. Kirk) and Ned Finkel (Tawnya); and a brother Edwin Finkel. He was the beloved grandfather of seven.

Memorial services were held on Dec. 26. Contributions in Morris Finkel’s memory may be made to the Temple Judea Museum at Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027.

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