We are always interested in helping collectors expand, reduce, or evaluate their collections. Knowledgeable discerning collectors are our best customers.
Knowledgeable discerning collectors are our best customers. You’d have porcelain shops, you’d have your 18th century glass, your clock makers and people who only have antique jewelry. If a family is moving or looking to get rid of old furniture, she’s often the first person they’ll call to come take a look at their stuff. Lynn’s is literally packed to the ceiling with old furniture and artifacts from homes of generations past.
Some date back 300 years while others are less than a decade old. She said she’s built a rapport with three generations of customers, and she often remembers the homes her items came from and who she sold them to. For appointments please contact us through ebay, or at (914) 481-5533 if you prefer.
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Our first choice is always to try and preserve the original finish and patina. You’ve come to the right place for advice on your antique furniture.
Whether you are looking for advice on how to handle an insurance claim or need an insurance report written, call us. When it comes time to have your cherished antique furniture repaired, you can trust us. Fine furniture gently stripped and refinshed to its original beauty and luster. Antique picture frames expertly repaired and re-guilded.
We are a custom finishing studio, bring us your ideas and dreams and we will deliver the custom finish of your desires. Shop clerks have no clue how to deal with the public. Tax-deductible donation service can also be arranged.
We are open to the general public by chance or appointment; we specialize in selling wholesale, with bulk discounts for dealers, auctioneers, and decorators. Westchester.” website and more… And it shows in the collection of restored and refinished furniture in his retail gallery. Beautifully curated, the collection includes mid-century furniture, objects and lighting, both vintage and new. Each vintage piece is carefully looked over to maintain the highest original vintage condition. It is our pleasure to provide you with extraordinary pieces to enhance your home. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments to share.
We also stock thousands of vintage postcards sorted into categories, thousands of old photographs, from old photos on glass and metal to interesting photos of the early twentieth century. Our prices are affordable, with new arrivals every day. Delivery can be arranged.” more…
We buy and sell all types of antiques and used furniture. Our shop buys and sells antiques and fine art primarily from the 1700s to the mid-20th century. This web site only represent a small portion our inventory. Our building features a five-level, 20, 000 square-foot showroom that is open to the public. Our services include buying, selling, estate appraisals, and pick-up and delivery. The building is a full block long, with 12 ft. Our inventory is always changing, with merchandise coming and going daily.
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With our willingness to help and experience you can be assured that your concerns will be properly addressed.
We also specialize in the less invasive art of restoration and conservation of older or antique pieces so that the original finish and patina can be maintained, preserving that old and well-maintained look that so many of us appreciate. The quality is undisputed, the decorative appeal obvious. Find an amazing array of collectibles and antique tools for the kitchen and home, all neatly arranged and ordered.
We are dedicated to preserving the integrity of the objects we care for through the use of traditional, reversible methods and materials. It is of the utmost importance, that in the future, the original cabinetmakers work will be apparent and any work we do is consistent with it. Your artwork is handled with utmost care and never leaves the store. The attic goodies accumulated over time to the point where it became impossible to climb the stairs. Lisa’s shop is a mixture of old and new; all arranged with an eye for beauty and detail that only she can achieve. Inventory includes antiques and collectibles: more… Experienced merchandisers with years of experience handpick these delicately used items. Every item meets our rigorous standard for style and mint condition. Our first specialty was early photographs that could be held in the hand rather than put on the wall. This was one of the meanings of the “hold” part of our name. Spend a weekend browsing the antique stores. Visit villages offering antique shops and some of the best restaurants along the sound. When you’ve finished antiquing and the antiques stores have closed for the day, enjoy an excellent dinner at a restaurant offering waterfront dining in the river towns. Since then, antiques have often been defined as objects made before 1830. Americans experience the same contrast in their shops.
Fine Art and Antique Furniture Appraisals in NYC
The age of antiques seems to vary in relation to their environment. Americans often count among their antiques items made by machine as well as those wrought by hand. Circa 1830, may serve as a dividing line between the age of craftsmanship and the machine age. A cup without a handle but with two saucers, a salt crock to hang on a kitchen wall, a cream pitcher in the form of a cow with luster spots over its white pottery body, an amber bottle shaped like a fish – all these were useful and probably treasured possessions in homes 85 to 150 years ago. Today, eyebrows would be raised if tea was served in a cup without a handle, and the salt crock would be considered unsanitary. Their value lies in their being antiques. Antiques command more attention today than they ever have. Nothing that was of personal or household use during the last 300 years is too minor for consideration in this century. Yet hundreds of simple everyday articles that once were indispensable now are left to gather dust or are unrecognized for what they are. A chair that was built soundly from good hardwood around 1820 and is comfortable to sit on is never out-of-date. Some people insist on a precise number of years, such as 80 or 100.
The 80-year span is justified on the basis of two generations, each covering 40 years. Yet a watch that is only 75 years old is likely to look old-fashioned, and so perhaps it also is an antique. Certainly anything that is 100 years old deserves the label. It was about this time that mass production and factory manufacture began to displace the making of individual pieces entirely by hand. Glass began to be pressed into forms by machine instead of being hand-blown. Chairs were the first piece of furniture to which assembly line methods were applied.
The fact that a chair or table was made by a cabinetmaker before 1830 does not necessarily make it a more valuable antique than the piece made at a later date. All the cabinetmakers in any period were not equally skillful; many of them turned out mediocre pieces. But in every craft that contributed to daily living, some workmen produced wares that made their names famous. So also are a steeple clock of the 1860’s, a pressed glass lamp that burned whale oil during the 1840’s or a brass student lamp that burned kerosene in the 1880’s, and the cut glass wedding presents of the 1890’s. The quest for antiques can be successful in different regions of the country. Clearing out a house where a single family has lived for a long time or disposing of the possessions of an elderly relative is almost certain to be rewarded with the discovery of some antiques. Few of the articles may be of museum quality. Some will have greater sentimental or nostalgic than monetary value. However, not even the stacks of magazines, the scrapbooks put together 75 or more years ago, or the clutter of dusty bottles should be tossed aside for the trash collector. If there’s time to go through them, you may find an issue of a magazine, a lithograph in a scrapbook, or a historical flask among the old canning jars and milk bottles that will bring hard cash in the antique market. It is a fact that any antique you come across that has no appeal for you or suggests no use to you is likely to be a treasure to someone else, who will gladly pay for it. Often, the person who buys will be a collector. The really zealous collector often specializes.
In contrast, there are people who literally buy antiques as an investment which they expect to increase in value. People with money to invest seldom buy without the advice of a reliable antique dealer. Collectors, both those who rely on an expert and those who do not, are bound eventually to learn a good deal about their field and most of them become shrewd buyers. In self-defense, therefore, a person who owns or finds antiques must learn something about them before offering them for sale. It is not enough to be halfway convinced that the iridescent, marigold-hued glass bowl that you’ve kept in the cupboard because it came from home, but have never liked or used, is carnival or taffeta glass. When you attempt to make certain that it is, you undoubtedly will hear that there is at present a brisk market for this glass, which is hardly old enough yet to be antique. Many other things displaying the name of the manufacturer or merchant that were given away between 1850 and 1900 are worth money today. He may be willing to handle the sale of some or all of them on the usual commission basis. Or, for a small fee, he may merely advise on the value and salability of the entire lot. If selling is not urgent, there are several ways a person can learn to recognize and, eventually, evaluate an antique. Visits to antique shops and occasional attendance at an auction in a city gallery or on a rural green are means of learning what is being offered for sale, what people are buying, and what prices are being paid. Visiting restorations show how people lived – they are full of everyday things. Books are perhaps the easiest way to sharpen recognition and aid in the identification of antiques. There also are books on subjects as specific as milk glass, paperweights, and pewter. Once an antique has been identified, its characteristics will have to be evaluated. Repair or restoration may downgrade an antique. Owners often carelessly fool themselves into believing that an antique is older than it actually is. There is a tendency also among owners who are not familiar with the antique market to set an inflated valuation on anything they wish to sell. Pride and sentiment have nothing to do with selling prices.
Blithewold Home Antiques and Designer
The appraised value of an antique, stated after careful examination by a qualified expert, may well be higher than current market value. In antiques as in everything else, the selling price is determined by supply and demand. Pressed glass brings much higher prices now than it did thirty years ago when collecting it first became popular. Every year adds both prestige and value to nineteenth-century antiques. Add those who enjoy living with antiques. A second look at utensils from a nineteenth-century kitchen may prove them to be as worthwhile from an antique standpoint as the parlor furniture. Information is provided as a public service without express or implied warranty; view disclaimers.
I personally will come to your home to view the items. Not sure if what you have is a genuine antique?
Whether it’s antique or mid-century modern or just good quality second hand, give us a call.
We are especially in need of sterling silver now.
We combine modern technology and old world craftsmanship. Our staff blends the best methods of furniture stripping repair and refinishing to provide a unique and affordable furniture restoration service.
We are certified cabinet refacing specialists. Kitchen cabinet refacing is a high quality way to redo your complete kitchen in a cost-effective way.
We have been restoring and refinishing for a long time, so many of the tricks you might see on youtube are ones that we learned in the last century!
No matter what shape it is in, we are not judgemental, water rings can happen to any of us, really!
In the end, you’ll get a great price and even better, you’ll get a great piece of furniture back!
Elinor’s selection is guided by a sense of purpose, an expectation of comfort and unexpected instances of synergy between objects spanning centuries and contexts. The area is full of history, and has been continuously inhabited for well over 300 years.
We specialize in estate and fine jewelry. Our mission is to preserve the art of traditional woodworking and the integrity of valued pieces from all ages and origins. Our home was always filled with her unusual and exciting acquisitions. The ones no longer used were stored in the attic. The attic “goodies” accumulated over time to the point where it became impossible to climb the stairs. By this time people were bringing us their family heirlooms.
We told mom that she would not have to go shopping anymore. But, of course, you know that didn’t work.
We have been having fun and delighting our customers for over 39 years.
You have always wanted to know what is in there — haven’t you ?
We provide a broad spectrum of services, such as sales and purchases of antiques and fine furniture, on and off-site.
We also do refinishing, stripping and restoration of antiques. These services are available for commercial and industrial sites, as well as residential.
I had an awesome time buying two rugs today.
I was afraid rug shopping would be intimidating, but everyone here was very friendly and down to earth. Incredible level of quality to restore furniture. Items are so varied and cater to many tastes. It’s fun to look at all the antiques in every nook and cranny.