Dealers Roy and Sheila Mennell are known for Coastal Scenes and Cape Cod Art.

Roy and Sheila are the owners of Bradford Trust Fine Art. Roy is immediate past president of the Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association.

The following is an excerpt from an article about them which appeared in "Antiques and the Arts Weekly" newspaper:

"The Regional Roots of the Bradford Trust Fine Arts

Roy Mennell and his wife, Sheila, specialize in American art, with an emphasis on New England coastal scenes and Cape Cod art. They carry and extensive and diverse inventory.

Roy has had a variety of careers in his lifetime but, he said, "I finally got to do what I enjoyed all along- art and antiques. It's wonderful to be able to do what I want where I would most like to do it". He has had a passion for art and antiques for more than 40 years, first as a collector, then as an avocation and, full time dealer for over 20 years.

Mennell started his education at MIT in mechanical engineering and then, after finishing his MBA at the Sloan School at MIT, he became a management consultant and, eventually, an executive in charge of planning and information systems at a major Boston-area firm.

After going back into consulting, Roy wanted less travel and more 'roots', so he decided on a major career change. In making a difficult decision, opening a real estate office won out over selling art and antiques- for the time being. Roy and Sheila married and, in 1975, opened their real estate firm in Newton, an affluent suburb outside Boston. The couple grew in the business and industry and then 'retired' to Cape Cod in 1989.

But retirement quickly became an opportunity to pursue his lifelong interest in art. At first, they were active at the Cape Museum of Fine Arts, holding such positions as Chairman of Acquisitions and the Vice-President, for Roy, and Co-Chair of the Fine Arts Auction, for Sheila. His passion for art and antiques took over and Bradford Trust Fine Arts was formed. Along with managing their home-based business, Roy and Sheila now participate in over a dozen antique shows a year. In addition, they have built up a base of buyers and sellers and are often called in to do appraisal work."

For information, or to make an appointment, please contact them at (508) 237-1104 or send an e-mail.

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