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Maine, Florene


Maine, Florene, (1896-1980), was a nationally known antiques specialist and dealer who lived at 113 West Lane at her death; business called Red Petticoat Antiques; came here 1928, operating store on Route 7 opposite Florida Hill Road until 1966; after brief period in Wilton, bought antique West Lane house in 1971; she sold her first antique at the age of 5 — a jewel box that had belonged to the Duchess de Orleans. The buyer, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, paid 4,000 times what she had paid for it.

Jack Sanders, Who Was Who in Ridgefield.


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