Welcome to South Road!

What you'll find here:

Even though South Road is in the beautiful Hudson Valley, I grew up near the Asbury Park, N.J., boardwalk, a very different kind of place that shaped my eye. I've always been attracted to objects with strong graphic elements, bold lines, and whimsical, nostalgic humor. The contrast between elegant and funky still excites me. But most of all I’m drawn to those things that have strong visual interest and lasting emotional impact.

If there is something you are looking for, let us know; we are always updating our inventory and website. Check back and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. Come visit my store at 502 Warren Street, Hudson, NY, or by appointment at my barn in Stanfordville, NY.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Susan Wechsler

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Moravian Star Finial

, Zinc, 48.5" h x 21" x 20", Zinc, American, Late 19th-early 20th century

Originating in Germany in the mid 1800s, this form was used by Moravian community schools to teach geometry, and to mark religious holidays. The form was adapted by immigrants for decorative barn finials.

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Antique Demilune, Painted wood with square nails, 30"w x 18" x 28.5", American, c. 1830s

This graceful demilune features a single board top, square nails, a great painted surface and graceful Hepplewhite legs tapering to narrow points.

Couple Dining, by Eddie Arning, craypas on paper, 25" x 19"(sight), 28" x 34" framed, American, 20th century

Institutionalized for many years, Arning began making drawings in 1964, and worked for nine years producing about 2500 works. His art, copied from magazine ads, displays a unique sense of composition and pattern, geometric shapes, bold color and spare, flat designs.

Arning’s work can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of American Folk Art, Smithsonian Institution, Milwaukee Art Museum.