NEW YORK – Last night’s Americana Week reception at Sotheby’s New York drew guests eager to preview highlights ahead of three major sales. A soundtrack of classic American music set the mood for browsing historical treasures such as weathervanes, Federal-period furniture and charming portraits. “So many of the items in the Americana sales are beautifully intricate and yet full of vitality, whimsy and joy,” said Mara Miller, who with her husband, Jesse Carrier, runs the interior design firm Carrier and Company. Click our slideshow to see who else was in the crowd. 

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