Woodson antiques has come a long way since it was founded on Woodson Drive in the early 80’s in the garage of Jane and Roy Park. Ten years ago, Blake Craghead and Rick Ingenthon acquired the business, carrying on the tradition at the 1861 farmhouse outside of Kansas City in Raymore, Missouri.
“We were both brought up by parents who loved antiques and who passed that love onto us. When the opportunity arose, it was a perfect fit,” Rick says.
“We have always loved traveling the world. We travel to Europe six times a year and are always seeking out the next big thing. I love the hunt. There is nothing better than finding that one-of-a-kind piece that will make a client’s house,” he says.
In addition to antiques, the design duo takes on numerous projects in the city and has been involved in the designer showcase for the Kansas City Symphony for many years. They also design their own pieces, including lamps from found objects and blue and white porcelain.
“Our business is always changing. We specialize in European furniture from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, but every year is different. We never know what treasure we will find on our next trip.”
As for what they are bringing to Market Hill, Rick says, “There are lots of things. We have an incredible table made from a pulpit with carved faces on every spine. We also have a pair of angels which form the railings to a stairway in a private chapel from the early 1700s.”
“Market Hill is an amazing venue. You don’t have to contend with the weather, and you can get a great meal and a glass of wine,” he says.
“You have all of the top-notch dealers from around the country. It’s great to be surrounded by people who have the same passion. It’s not the easiest job, so you’ve got to love it.”
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