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Memory | Westchester Mostly Memories Estate Sales

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10507, Bedford Hills, NY, hand-knotted oriental rugs, selections of oriental and modern area rugs | Westchester Caravan Connection

  Caravan Connection is located at 14 Main Street, Bedford Hills, NY 10507 in Westchester County.

From Caravan Connection: "The Caravan Connection was founded in 1979 by Mike & Mary Lynn McRee. While assigned by the U. S. Army to NATO Headquarters in Izmir, Turkey, Mike and Mary Lynn enjoyed strolling through the bazaars, where old time craftsmen wove hand-knotted oriental rugs using techniques and designs passed down through the centuries. Upon returning to the states, the McRees found that many of their friends wanted to purchase oriental rugs but felt uncomfortable buying something that they knew so little about. The McRees began teaching about rugs using an Olympic scale (1-10) and their Quality Rating System (QRS) was formed. It is still in use today and can be found under each rug on display in our showroom! We have one of the biggest selections of oriental and modern area rugs in Westchester." Caravan Connection | Westchester  website and more . . .

Raphael Gallery

  Raphael Gallery, by appointment only, is located in Bedford Hills, NY 10507 in Westchester County. Raphael Gallery offers fine 19th century and early 20th century fine art, Americana, automobilia; also buys and sells antique cars.

Email: JT1647@aol.com
Phone: (914) 666-4780 Raphael Gallery | Westchester  more . . .


  Vintage, offering personalized one-on-one /one-of-a-kind head to toe dressing for all occasions for women and men, is located at 297 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507 in Westchester County. Vintage | Westchester  more . . .
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Auction Gallery, auction house, value of antiques, appraisal of fine arts, antiques, estate, historic Bedford Village, collectors, dealers, galleries | Westchester Butterscotch Auction Gallery

  Butterscotch Auction Gallery has been holding auctions for over 25 years at 608 Old Post Road, Historical Hall, Bedford Village, NY 10506 in Westchester County.

From Butterscotch Auction Gallery: "Founded in 1987 by fine art appraiser Paul D. Marinucci, Butterscotch Auction Gallery has established itself as one of the preeminent estate auction houses in the greater New York City area. It is the oldest and foremost auction of Westchester County, NY, and has developed a reputation for great serviceability and high-quality merchandise among consignors and buyers alike. Butterscotch Auction Gallery | Westchester  website and more . . .

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10708, Restoration Gallery, Bronxville, NY, vintage American-made furniture, restored and refinished furniture, refinishing, stripping and restoration of antiques, refinishing for Antiques, Chairs, Cabinetry, Fine Furniture, 
Interior & Exterior Woodwork | Westchester Robert's Restoration Gallery

  Robert's Restoration Gallery is located at 139 Parkway Road, Bronxville, NY 10708 in Westchester County.

From Robert's: "Robert Weis, owner of Robert's Restoration Gallery, has an eye for vintage American-made furniture. And it shows in the collection of restored and refinished furniture in his retail gallery. Robert acquired and then either restored or refinished each piece in his workshop to glorify its original design, wood and craftsmanship in your home.

"Inside Robert's Restoration Gallery, you'll find a constantly changing collection of quality-built mahogany, walnut, oak, bird's eye maple and other hardwood furniture with the authentic history and look for a by-gone era. And, unlike consignment shops, every piece in Robert's Restoration Gallery is already restored and ready to be proudly displayed in your home. Robert's Restoration Gallery | Westchester  website and more . . .
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12037, new and vintage items, Chappaqua, NY, new and vintage contemporary home furnishings, mid-century furniture, objects and lighting, both vintage and new, highest original vintage condition | Westchester kent home, Vingage & New

  kent home, offering new and vintage items, is located at 77 South Greeley Ave in Chappaqua, NY 12037 in Westchester County.

From Kent Home: "Filled with a combination of new and vintage contemporary home furnishings, kent home showcases a highly selective assortment of elements for the home. 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. kent home, Vingage & New | Westchester  website and more . . .

Red Carpet Antiques


12037, Asian Antiques, Chappaqua, New York, China, history and culture of the Asian World, unique collection, extraordinary pieces, Fleming Museum Board of Trustees and acquisitions committee | Westchester Rose Court Asian Antiques

  Rose Court Asian Antiques is located in Chappaqua, NY 12037 in Westchester County.

From Rose Court: "Rose Court Asian Antiques, founded in Chappaqua, New York, was born out of our family's love of traveling to China and exploring the history and culture of the Asian World. We have traded in China for many years and have acquired a unique collection. Sharing these treasures with others has evolved into Rose Court Asian Antiques. Rose Court offers a selection for you to choose from. 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 will reply with pleasure." Rose Court Asian Antiques | Westchester  more . . .
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10518, Cross River, NY, veteran antique dealer, English country antiques, European antiques, antiques and home furnishings, large antiques to smaller decorative accessories | Westchester Yellow Monkey

  The Yellow Monkey is located at 792 Route 35, Cross River, NY 10518 in Westchester County.

From Yellow Monkey: "The Yellow Monkey Village has been a landmark in northern Westchester for more than 30 years, created by veteran antique dealer and eccentric Lee Hardesty. He began importing English country antiques, and courting local artisans and entrepreneurs to fill the more than 7000 square feet of renovated shops. Heidi Johnston purchased The Yellow Monkey more than 15 years ago bringing her own eclectic blend of European antiques and furnishing from around the world. Yellow Monkey | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10530, Hartsdale, NY, unneeded household furnishings, antiques | Westchester Classic Tag Sales

  Classic Tag Sales is located at 716 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY 10530 in Westchester County.

From Classic Tag: "Turn your unneeded household furnishings and antiques into cash. Classic Tag Sales offers quick and easy professional estate liquidations right in your home. When the time comes to liquidate your home contents, the most efficient and profitable way is to call Classic Tag Sales to conduct your 'on premises' tag sale. Classic Tag Sales | Westchester  more . . .
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Riverrun Rare Bookroom

  Riverrun bookshop is located at 12 Washington Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 in southern Westchester County.

From Riverrun: "Riverrun bookshop specializes in modern first editions, signed and inscribed books, fine leather sets, early printed books, Americana, old & rare books, as well as mystery fiction, science fiction, literary criticism, vintage paperbacks, literature in translation, and rare classical lps. 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. We have a number of old maps and prints. We are particularly interested in old Japanese prints. Riverrun Rare Bookroom | Westchester  website and more . . .

10706, antique furniture, vintage collectibles, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, antique furniture and vintage collectibles, 1800's to mid-century modern, Vintage Guitars and accessorie, Consignments, dealers always welcome | Westchester Suburban Renewal

  Suburban Renewal, offering 2 floors of antique furniture and vintage collectibles, is located at 1 Main Street,Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 in Westchester County.

From Suburban Renewal: "Suburban Renewal offers two floors of antique furniture and vintage collectibles from the 1800's to mid-century modern. We also house a special section of Fair Trade items and a collection of Vintage Guitars and accessories. Our prices are affordable, with new arrivals every day. Dealers / designers / consignors / dogs welcome. MasterCard / Visa / Discover accepted. Delivery can be arranged." Suburban Renewal | Westchester  more . . .
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Feigen, Richard L & Co

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10538, Auction Gallery. Larchmont, NY, southern Westchester County, retail Antique Stores, Gallery which fast became Westchester's Premier Auction | Westchester Clark Auction Gallery

  Clarke Auction Gallery located at 2372 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, NY 10538 in southern Westchester County.

From Clarke Auction Gallery: Clarke was started in Westchester NY in 1998. It is owned and operated by Ronan Clarke, an Irishman who started his career in Ireland and came to New York in 1988 via London. Since his arrival Clarke has moved from being a picker to owning 2 retail Antique Stores and All Boro Estate Liquidators (As featured in NY Times, NewYorker, Cranes and Fox 5 News) to opening his own Clarke Auction Gallery which fast became Westchester's Premier Auction. Clark Auction Gallery | Westchester  more . . .

10538, Antiques & Art, Larchmont, NY, collectors and dealers in Westchester, buys and sells antiques and fine art primarily from the 1700s to the mid 20th century, art glass, furniture, jewelry, paintings, pottery, porcelain, sculptures, silver | Westchester Dualities Antiques & Art

  Dualities Antiques & Art is located at 2056 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, NY, 10538 in Westchester County.

From Dualities Antiques: "Dualities Antiques and Art has served savvy collectors and dealers in Westchester County for over 40 years. Our shop buys and sells antiques and fine art primarily from the 1700s to the mid-20th century. We deal in art glass, furniture, jewelry, paintings, pottery, porcelain, sculptures, and silver. We also accept consignments. We offer appraisal services and are a member of the New England Appraisers Association." Dualities Antiques & Art | Westchester  more . . .

Ira Kriegel Designs


10538, Antiques, Larchmont, NY, southern Westchester County | Westchester Milestone Antiques & Collectibles

  Milestone Antiques is located at 2134 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, NY 10538 in southern Westchester County. Milestone Antiques & Collectibles | Westchester  more . . .

10538, American 19th Century Paintings, Sculpture, Decorative Arts, Larchmont, NY, Southern Westchester County, art gallery, antique shop, rare and unique objects, finest antique store, American Art, Antiques, American genre, Hudson River School | Westchester Post Road Gallery

  Post Road Gallery, specializing in American 19th Century Paintings, Sculpture and Decorative Arts, is located at 2128 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, NY 10538 in southern Westchester County.

From Post Road: "Post Road Gallery is an art gallery with long antique shop roots. Run by Robert and David Bahssin, the gallery specializes in American fine and decorative arts of the 19th century but has a broad eclectic mix of rare and unique objects. Post Road Gallery is Westchester County's oldest and finest antique store and art gallery. We have operated our shop on the same block in Larchmont since 1952. During that time we have been a source to museums and fine collectors of American art and objects of the 19th century. This web site only represent a small portion our inventory. Post Road Gallery | Westchester  website and more . . .

Salese Thomas Antiques

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Antique Restoration

  Antique Restoration is located at 901 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, NY 10543 in Westchester County. Antique Restoration | Westchester  more . . .

10543, Auction Rooms, Furniture Studios, Mamaroneck, NY, estate appraisals, Dining room sets, bedroom sets, secretaries, china cabinets, end tables, grand pianos, spinet pianos, desks, sofas and chairs, fine china | Westchester Chatsworth Auction Rooms

  Chatworth Auction Rooms & Furniture Studios, owned and operated by the same family since 1924, is located at 151 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, NY 10543 in Westchester County. Since 1938, we have been in the same building in Mamaroneck, NY. Our building features a five-level, 20,000 square-foot showroom that is open to the public.

From Chatworth: "Our strong reputation stems from our old-fashioned commitment to customer satisfaction and service. Our services include buying, selling, estate appraisals, and pick-up and delivery. The building is a full block long, with 12 ft. ceilings and it's packed to the rafters with merchandise, which comes from individual homes throughout the New York area. Many 'set designers' for movies, TV and Broadway shows use Chatsworth as a resource for their props and furnishings during production. Our inventory is always changing, with merchandise coming and going daily. Chatsworth Auction Rooms | Westchester  more . . .

Den of Antiquity


10573, rug restoration, sales of antique carpets, Port Chester, NY, restoration, cleaning, sales of antique oriental and European carpets, wool rugs, silk rugs, American Indian rugs, Aubussons, Tapestries | Westchester Golden Horn

  The Golden Horn, offering rug restoration and sales of antique carpets, is located at 464 North Main Street, Port Chester, NY 10573 in Westchester County.

From Golden Horn: "We specialize in restoration, cleaning and sales of antique oriental and European carpets (wool rugs, silk rugs, American Indian rugs, Aubussons, Tapestries, Needle points, Kilims, Hooked rugs, Dhurries and all other hand-woven rugs and textiles). Golden Horn | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10545, Maryknoll, NY, antique European ceramics and furniture, Chinese export porcelain, high-quality, 18th and 19th-century European and Chinese Export ceramics and other decorative arts | Westchester Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge

  Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge opened more than 100 years ago in Amsterdam. In 1916, the family moved the gallery to London. During this time, the gallery grew and became well known for carrying high-quality, 18th and 19th-century European and Chinese Export ceramics and other decorative arts. In 1982, Earle's son, Paul, opened the New York branch where he continues his family's tradition. After the death of Earle, Paul focused its energies on New York - where the current gallery is located. Call for appointment. Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10549, antique and vintage items, Mount Kisco, NY, home furnishings and accessories, antique and vintage items, interior design, Art deco, 1950s, Furniture, Lighting, Decorative Pieces, Garden, Linens, Jewelry | Westchester Blithewold Home Furnishings

  Blithewold Home, offering antique and vintage items, is located at 495 Lexington Ave., Mount Kisco, NY 10549 in Westchester County.

From Blithewold Home: "Blithewold Home offers our clients access to a wide variety of home furnishings and accessories. As well as the many antique and vintage items that we offer, we also carry the most coveted brands and styles from the world of interior design. Blithewold Home works actively with the interior design community." Blithewold Home Furnishings | Westchester  more . . .

Drucker Antiques, Mount Kisco, NY, Georg Jensen Hollowware, flatware and jewelry, largest selection of vintage Georg Jensen, 20th Century Design, Modern Scandinavian Design, European, American Arts and Crafts Movement, 20th Century Studio jewelry | Westchester Drucker Antiques

  Drucker Antiques, by appointment only, is located in Mount Kisco, NY 10549 in Westchester County.

From Drucker Antiques: "Drucker Antiques is recognized worldwide as the authority in Georg Jensen Hollowware, flatware and jewelry and offers the largest selection of vintage Georg Jensen available in the United States. Drucker Antiques focuses on 20th Century Design including Modern Scandinavian Design, European and American Arts and Crafts Movement Jewelry and 20th Century Studio jewelry. Drucker Antiques | Westchester  more . . .

10549, home and garden, Mount Kisco, NY, distinctive garden antiques, and decorative accessories for the home, quality home and garden gifts, gardening accessories, beautiful tools, cache pots, outdoor luxuries, Diptyque candles, perfect gift | Westchester FLEUR

  FLEUR, offering qualty items for home and garden, is located at 10 Dakin Ave., Mount Kisco, NY 10549 in Westchester County.

From Fleur: "Fleur is the destination for rare and distinctive garden antiques, and decorative accessories for the home. Located in historic Mount Kisco, Fleur's showroom offers an eclectic mix of the most coveted styles in both interior and exterior design. FLEUR | Westchester  website and more . . .

10549, Wood and Furniture Repair, Mount Kisco, NY,  Caning, Chair repair, Furniture and cabinets assembled, Furniture polishing, Reed weaving, Regluing, Rush weaving | Westchester Wood & Furniture Repair Center

  The Wood and Furniture Repair Center is located at North Moger Ave., Mount Kisco, NY 10549 in Westchester County.

From Repair Center: "We understand and can appreciate the concerns you may have for all your furniture. With our willingness to help and experience you can be assured that your concerns will be properly addressed. At THE WOOD AND FURNITURE REPAIR CENTER our prompt friendly service along with our attention to detail is what we have built our reputation on." Wood & Furniture Repair Center | Westchester  more . . .
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10550 warehouse appraisals antiques used furniture Old Unusual estate clean-out complete liquidation services  Tax-deductible donation wholesale dealers auctioneers decorators Mid-Century | Westchester Adams Unlimited, Inc.

We buy and sell all types of antiques and used furniture.

Adams Unlimited, Inc.'s warehouse is located at 19 Mt. Vernon Ave., Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. At Adams Unlimited we buy and sell all types of antiques and used furniture as well as an assortment of other household accessories. Some of the items we are always looking for are: Good Quality Used Furniture, Carved & Inlaid Furniture, Lamps, Chandeliers & Sconces, Fine Porcelain & Figurines, Old Pottery, Art Glass, Sterling and Fine Silver Plate, Bronzes, Paintings & Fine Prints, Musical Instruments, Clocks & Watches, Oriental Rugs, Old Toys, Garden & Outdoor Furniture, Mid-Century Modern Items (50's, 60's, 70's), Anything Old or Unusual. Adams Unlimited, Inc. | Westchester  website and more . . .

10550, Furniture Restoration, Mount Vernon, NY, stripping and refinishing, repairs, regluing, chair caning and rushing, reupholstery, sandblasting, priming and painting of metal patio furniture, restoration and conservation, antique pieces | Westchester Furniture Restoration

  The Furniture Restoration Center is located at 555 South Columbus Ave. (Rt.22), Mount Vernon, NY 10550 in Westchester County.

From Furniture Restoration: "We have been in operation since 1969, formerly in White Plains and now relocated to Mount Vernon, taking care of customers' needs ranging from stripping and refinishing, repairs, regluing, chair caning and rushing, reupholstery and the sandblasting, priming and painting of metal patio furniture. 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. Furniture Restoration | Westchester  more . . .
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10804, Antiques, 19th and 20th century antiques, New Rochelle, N.Y., handmade Oriental Rugs and tapestries, American and European paintings, drawings and sculpture, decorative arts and furnishings, art glass, fine and antique jewelry | Westchester Proudian Antiques Ltd.

  Proudian Antiques Ltd., specializing in fine 19th and 20th century antiques, is located at New Rochelle, N.Y. 10804 in Westchester County.

From Proudian: "For more than 40 years now, Proudian Antiques Ltd. has been dealing in the finest nineteenth and twentieth-century antiques. Their areas of expertise include fine handmade Oriental Rugs and tapestries, American and European paintings, drawings and sculpture, as well as decorative arts and furnishings, art glass, fine and antique jewelry, and quality collections or entire estates. Proudian Antiques Ltd. | Westchester  website and more . . .

10801, New Rochelle, NY, restores and conserves antique furniture, restoring and conserving pieces, repairing and stabilizing | Westchester Timothy Riordan, Antique Furniture Restoration

  Timothy G. Riordan, Inc. of Media Loft Arts, is located at 50 Webster Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801 in southern Westchester County.

From Timothy G. Riordan: "Timothy restores and conserves antique furniture using traditional materials and techniques. After apprenticing in San Francisco and Sotheby’s in New York he established his business in November of 1983. After setting up shop on West 55th street and East 95th street thereafter, he moved the concern to Westchester. He has been seen in Architectural Digest, House and Garden, Quest, New York and the New York Times. Timothy Riordan, Antique Furniture Restoration | Westchester  more . . .
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Bill Eayrs Antiques

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10573, House Antiques, Port Chester, NY, range of English, French, Irish and Continental furniture, art and accessories, Asian Art, furniture, Garden, Folk Art, Furniture, Collectibles, Lighting, Mirrors, Rugs and carpets, Serveware, ceramics, Tables | Westchester Briggs House Antiques

  Briggs House Antiques is located at 114 Pearl Street, Port Chester, NY 10573 in Westchester County. Briggs House Antiques began in 1985, as the owner shopped in England for period oak furniture to furnish a Tudor-style house in New York. And liked what she found.

From Briggs: "Switch to today – a large shop offering a wide range of English, French, Irish and Continental furniture, art and accessories, often with a whimsical twist. The quality is undisputed, the decorative appeal obvious. Briggs House Antiques | Westchester  website and more . . .

10573, Consignment Boutique, Port Chester, NY, Adult Consignment Shop, designer clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories (vintage and current, Prada, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Versacci, Louboutin, Rolex, Tiffany, Burberry | Westchester Deja Vu Consignment Boutique

  Deja Vu Consignment Boutique is located at 27 North Main Street, Port Chester, NY 10573 in Westchester County.

From Deja Vu: "déjà vu Consignment Boutique is one of Westchester's best kept secrets. Voted Westchester's Best Adult Consignment Shoppe for 3 Consecutive Years, in addition to being a member of Port Chester's Chamber of Commerce, and featured in numerous magazines. Déjà vu is located in Port Chester NY, our upscale, premier, designer re-sale shop is geared towards fashion conscious MEN & WOMEN who want to dress like royalty on a commoner's budget. Our Passion is Fashion! We accept ONLY current season, new or gently worn, designer items which must be in pristine condition and showroom ready (clean, no tears/rips, wrinkle free). Every item must be one year old or less, unless vintage couture. We always accept Chanel, Vuitton, and Hermes, year round, any age, color or style." Deja Vu Consignment Boutique | Westchester  website and more . . .

10573, Port Chester, NY, oriental and Persian rugs, restoration, cleaning, sales of antique oriental, European carpets, wool rugs, silk rugs, American Indian rugs, Aubussons, Tapestries, Needle points, Kilims, Hooked rugs, Dhurries | Westchester Golden Horn Oriental Rugs

  The Golden Horn, offering oriental and Persian rugs, is located at 464 North Main Street, Port Chester, NY 10573 in Westchester County.

From Golden Horn: "We specialize in restoration, cleaning and sales of antique oriental and European carpets (wool rugs, silk rugs, American Indian rugs, Aubussons, Tapestries, Needle points, Kilims, Hooked rugs, Dhurries and all other hand-woven rugs and textiles). We have been in business in the USA for more than 10 years and in Turkey for nearly 100 years (family owned). Our location in Turkey is in Konya where the world's most skillful weavers and restorers come from. (Konya is also known for its Whirling Dervishes.)" Golden Horn Oriental Rugs | Westchester  more . . .
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Antiques & Interiors


10576, Antiques, Tools for Kitchen, Home, amazing array of collectibles and antique tools for the kitchen and home, vintage and antique tools, hardware, cookware, collectibles, bygone times, things you've never seen before | Westchester Antiques & Tools

  Antiques & Tools for Kitchen & Home is located at 65 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge, NY 10576 in Westchester County. Find an amazing array of collectibles and antique tools for the kitchen and home, all neatly arranged and ordered.

The word is Enjoy browsing through a wonderful selection of vintage and antique tools, hardware, cookware, and more collectibles for the kitchen and home. "Will certainly make you smile as you peruse items from bygone times, and see things you've never seen before." Antiques & Tools | Westchester  more . . .

Pound Ridge Holiday Markets, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Antiques and Crafts Holiday Outdoor Markets, annual Antiques and Crafts, Holiday Markets, antiques and collectibles, refreshments, and entertainment, Pound Ridge events | Westchester Antiques and Crafts Holiday Outdoor Market

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Antiques and Crafts Holiday Outdoor Markets
Visit the annual Antiques and Crafts Holiday Markets in Scotts Corners; where more than 50 vendors offer a selection of antiques and collectibles, refreshments, and entertainment for all ages. Antiques and Crafts Holiday Outdoor Market | Westchester  website and more . . .

Curry & Hovis, Inc.

  Curry & Hovis, Inc. is located at 54 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge, NY, 10576 in Westchester County.

From Curry: "The core of our work is the restoration of 18th century furniture. We began this work in 1982 and after nine years formed the current business, Curry and Hovis. 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. Curry & Hovis, Inc. | Westchester  website and more . . .

Java Antiques


Village Smithy

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10580, Rye, NY, Gallery, museum-quality framing for fine art, rag and archival mats, conservation and museum glass, Collectibles, Curios | Westchester Gallery 52

  Gallery 52 is located at 81 Purchase Street, Rye, NY 10580 in Westchester County.

From Gallery 52: Gallery 52 specializes in custom, museum-quality framing for fine art - rag and archival mats, conservation and museum glass, UV plexi. All framing is done on-site. Your artwork is handled with utmost care and never leaves the store. Gallery 52 | Westchester  website and more . . .

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Twig Antiques

  Twig Antiques, a thrift and consignment Charity organization, is located at 24 Smith Street, Rye, NY 10580 in Westchester County. Twig Antiques | Westchester  more . . .
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10583, Consignment Boutique, unique women's clothing, Scarsdale, NY, woman’s clothing, accessories, finest European and American designers, fashion accessories, handbags jewelry and shoes | Westchester Maizie Consignment Boutique

  Maizie Consignment Boutique, offering unique women's clothing, is located at 511 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale, NY 10583 in Westchester County. "We carry a wide range of all types of woman’s clothing and accessories. You will find the finest European and American designers, fashion accessories, handbags jewelry and shoes . . . We receive over 100 new items a day! Maizie Consignment Boutique | Westchester  more . . .

10583, Scarsdale NY, antiques | Westchester Nana's Attic

  Nana's Attic offering antiques and more, is located at 414 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale NY 10583 in Westchester County.

From Nana's Attic: "My mother found out early in her life that she had an eye for antiques and a passion for treasure hunting and decorating. Ever since my brother and I were babies she took us antiquing almost daily. 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. It was then we decided to clean out 'Nana’s Attic'. Nana's Attic | Westchester  more . . .

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10590, South Salem, Antiques, great antiques | Westchester Cottage Antiques

  Cottage Antiques is located at 94A Spring Street, South Salem, NY 10590 in northern Westchester County.

From Cottage Antiques: "Lisa Miller is the owner and the vision of Cottage Antiques. She established Cottage Antiques in 2003 because of an increasing demand from her friends to find fabulous pieces for their homes. It also didn’t hurt that she had a barn full of great antiques from her Estate Sale Company, Zach & Alix. Her buying trips take her to Vermont, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Lisa’s shop is a mixture of old and new; all arranged with an eye for beauty and detail that only she can achieve. Cottage Antiques | Westchester  more . . .

10590, fine American Furniture, Shaker, Folk Art, South Salem, NY, Antiques Dealers, high country furniture, clocks, redware, stoneware, gameboards, lighting devices, tinware, woodenware, weathervanes, Case furniture, Shaker antiques | Westchester John Keith Russell Antiques

  John Keith Russell Antiques Inc., specializing in fine American Furniture, Shaker and Folk Art, is located at 110 Spring Street, South Salem, NY, 10590 in northern Westchester County.

From John Keith Russell: "For the past 36 years, John Keith Russell has been regarded as one of America's most respected Antiques Dealers offering fine American Furniture, Shaker, Folk Art and related Accessories. Established in 1979, John Keith Russell Antiques, Inc. specializes in pre-1860 American antiques in original, untouched condition with a primary focus on Shaker furniture and accessories. Our shop features a varied and changing inventory of Shaker and high country furniture. John Keith Russell Antiques | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10591, Antiques, Tarrytown, NY, antiques and collectibles, Seating, Wall, Lighting, Mirrors, Cases, Tables and Desks, Garden, Miscellaneous Items | Westchester Carol Master Antiques

  Carol Master Antiques is located at 10 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591 in Westchester County. Inventory includes antiques and collectibles: Carol Master Antiques | Westchester  more . . .

Curio Shop

  Curio Shop, offering antiques, is located at 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591 in Westchester County. Curio Shop | Westchester  more . . .

Michael Christopher Antiques

  Michael Christopher Antiques is located at 23 North Main Street Tarrytown, NY 10591 in Westchester County. Michael Christopher Antiques | Westchester  more . . .

10591, antiques, Tarrytown NY, perfect gift, Antiquing in the Hudson Valley, village of Tarrytown, NY, inventory of antiques, old and new, discover Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, many shops, restaurants, galleries and historic sites | Westchester Pretty Funny Vintage

  Pretty Funny Vintage, offering antiques, is located at 80 South Broadway, Tarrytown NY, 10591 in Westchester County.

From Pretty Funny: "Searching for the perfect gift? Antiquing in the Hudson Valley? Pretty Funny Vintage is located in a beautiful 1890’s Victorian at 80 South Broadway in the picturesque village of Tarrytown, NY.Owner, Stephanie Leggio knows what it takes to keep her clientele happy. With over two decades of showing in NYC antique shows, along with weekly trips up and down the east coast scouring for goods, Stephanie has perfected the art of blending excitement for the off-beat with the comfort of wonderfully-loved antiques. Pretty Funny Vintage | Westchester  website and more . . .

10591, Art & Antiques, Tarrytown, NY, River Towns of Westchester County | Westchester Tarrytown Art & Antiques

  Tarrytown Art & Antiques is located at 21 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591 in on of the River Towns of Westchester County. Tarrytown Art & Antiques | Westchester  more . . .
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10707, Antiques & Consignments, Tuckahoe, NY, high-end, current designer clothing, handbags, shoes, furs, fine and costume jewelry | Westchester Antiques & Consignments on the Square

  Antiques & Consignments is located at 4 Depot Square, Tuckahoe, NY 10707 in Westchester County.

From Antiques & Consignments: "Antiques & Consignments on the Square opened its doors in the winter of 2005. We carry high-end, current designer treasures that are the talk of Westchester– clothing, handbags, shoes, furs, fine and costume jewelry and other accessories. Experienced merchandisers with years of experience handpick these delicately used items. Every item meets our rigorous standard for style and mint condition. Antiques & Consignments on the Square | Westchester  more . . .
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world's best dealers, finest shops and most important galleries | Westchester 1stdibs

  1stdibs, connecting the "world's best dealers, finest shops and most important galleries with individuals like you, the world's most sophisticated collectors, designers and curators. Starting with the few dealers that were hand-selected by our founder Michael Bruno at Paris's legendary antiques market, Marché Aux Puces, in 2001, we've become the global destination for those who must have 'first dibs' on treasures - from around the world - that would otherwise be inaccessible.


Inspired by the Historic MARCHÉ AUX PUCES in Paris
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10705, important photographs, Yonkers, NY, lower-Hudson Valley, early photographs,  daguerreotypes, stereo views, 3-dimensional images, cartes de visite and cabinet cards, photographic imagery, sell original photographs | Westchester Be-Hold Antiques

  Be-Hold, offering important photographs for more than 25 years, is located at 78 Rockland Ave., Yonkers, NY 10705 in the lower-Hudson Valley.

From Be-hold: "Be-hold has been selling important photographs for over 25 years. Our first specialty was early photographs that could be held in the hand rather than put on the wall. These included daguerreotypes (that would magically change as they were turned in the light) to stereo views that would become 3-dimensional images through the hand-held viewer, and cartes de visite and cabinet cards, often found in albums whose pages were turned by hand. This was one of the meanings of the “hold” part of our name. Be-Hold Antiques | Westchester  website and more . . .

10701, antiques, home furnishings, Yonkers, NY, country antique shops, Burma, Indonesia, India, Asian and Chinese Antique Furniture, Antique Panels & Screens, Wood & Stone Carvings from Asia, Porcelain, Ceramics & Garden Sculpture, Rare Asian Antiquities | Westchester FEA Home

  FEA Home, offering antiques and home furnishings, is located at 500 Nepperhan Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701 in southern Westchester County.

From FEA: "We have traveled throughout the Far East for almost 50 years sourcing the finest antiques and home furnishings. Our passion for Asian art has led us to discover remote villages and country antique shops in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, India & many more countries." FEA Home | Westchester  website and more . . .

Lynn's Antiques & Used Furniture - Yonkers

  Lynn's Antiques & Used Furniture is a family owned business that has been serving the community of Westchester for more than 45 years. Lynn's is located in Mt. Vernon, NY, and has a second location in Yonkers, NY. Lynn's specializes in Home Decor, Furniture, Antiques, Lighting, Fine China, Collectibles. Lynn's Antiques & Used Furniture - Yonkers | Westchester  more . . .

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Antiquing in Westchester
Verified (2016) up-to-date and comprehensive list of antique shops in Westchester, New York. If you love browsing the antique shops, and are planning to visit Westchester, be sure to include antique shopping in Westchester to your itinerary. Spend a weekend browsing the antique stores. You can easily fill your days looking for that special collectible in the antique stores of Westchester, New York. Visit Plan a Manhattan getaway and visit the charming towns and villages along the Hudson River. Combine a visit to the Westchester River Towns along the Hudson with day trips that include shopping for antiques. After shopping, eat-out in the excellent river town restaurants in Westchester. In addition to antiques, you'll find family-run one-of-a-kind shops along the streets of the river towns. Visit Go antiquing in northern Westchester where you can
Find antique shops in southern Westchester along the Long Island Sound
Antiquing is among the many attractions and things to do in the towns and villages along the Long Island Sound. Visit villages offering antique shops and some of the best restaurants along the sound. Find: Whether you're hunting for collectibles, antiques, reproduction pieces, 18th and 19th century art or pottery; visit In addition to Westchester antique shops, find an exceptional selection of antiques in the Antique district located in Stamford Connecticut, bordering Westchester. Designers and interior decorators often shop in these buildings for a high-end selection of antiques.

At the end of your day antiquing, select a place to eat in Westchester from the Westchester Restaurant Guide where you'll find many excellent café's, bistros, and restaurants.

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. Or, in fair weather, enjoy eating-out. There are many excellent restaurants offering outdoor dining in Westchester.

During your weekend antiquing Westchester, put some time aside to tour historic sites in the Hudson Valley and Westchester, offering the highest concentration of historic sites in the United States.

Before buying that next piece of antique furniture, or getting an appraisal on an antique, from the many and experienced antique dealers in New York, read What is an Antique? . The more you learn and understand about antiques, the more fun you can have talking to antique dealers while searching antique shops.

What is an Antique?
In 1930 the U.S. Government ruled that objects had to be at least 100 years old to be classified as antiques, so they could be admitted duty free into the U.S. This was a legislative tax decision. Since then, antiques have often been defined as objects made before 1830.

In Europe, items as recent as that seem quite young. In contrast with a classic Roman head, an 18th-century chair is modern. Antique shops in European cities are often called "antiquities" shops. Except for Indian relics and a few Spanish buildings in the Southwest, the oldest American antiques are but 300 years old.

Americans experience the same contrast in their shops. To a New Englander who knows the pine furniture of Pilgrim days, a Victorian sofa doesn't seem antique. But in Nebraska or Oregon it does, because it represents the earliest furnishings in the region. The age of antiques seems to vary in relation to their environment. And so the perception of "What is antique?" changes depending on where you are in the world.

Americans often count among their antiques items made by machine as well as those wrought by hand. Most of these are later than 1830. 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. As such, they are as genuine as the brass lantern with beveled glass sides that hangs in the hall of the Governor's Palace, restored to its eighteenth-century splendor, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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.

An antique, according to the dictionary, is "a piece of furniture, tableware or the like, made at a much earlier period than the present." It is not, however, necessarily out-of-date or old fashioned. A chair that was built soundly from good hardwood around 1820 and is comfortable to sit on is never out-of-date. How many years old must a chair, a plate, a trivet, a fan, or a clock be to warrant its being called an antique without anyone's arguing the point? 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.

An official definition of an antique is stated in the Tariff Act of 1930. According to Paragraph 1811 of that Act, antiques are "works of art (except rugs and carpets made after the year 1700), collections in illustration of the progress of the arts, works in bronze, marble, terra cotta, Parian, pottery or porcelain, artistic antiquities and objects of ornamental character or educational value which shall have been produced prior to the year 1830."

This statement is clear in its application to imports and the payment of duty on them. But the year 1830 is more than an arbitrary date in the classification of American antiques. 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. Although the cabinetmaker, the glassblower, the blacksmith, and other craftsmen were not put out of business immediately, each succeeding decade brought an increase in mass manufacturing.

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.

The painted side chair with stencil decoration and rush seat was produced in quantity and sold cheaply during the 1820's because Lambert Hitchcock turned his Connecticut workroom into a factory where the parts were cut and turned, assembled, and then decorated, so that many more chairs were completed in a day than if a workman had concentrated on the same piece from start to finish. The Hitchcock chair now is as undeniably an antique as a mahogany fiddle-back Empire chair or a Chippendale ladder-back made many years earlier by cabinetmakers. 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. In the Southwest, the oldest traditions and antiques are Spanish in origin, although people there share with the rest of the United States a rich Victorian background. Louisiana is a notable area in the United States and Canada where the influence was primarily French. In the Northwest and in the north central states, descendants of Scandinavian settlers are proud of handsome carved bedsteads and equally handsome household linens.

Except for small districts where certain nationalities tended to settle during the nineteenth century, the eastern, southeastern, and Midwestern states reflect in their antiques a predominantly English influence. Household and family goods brought to this country, imported during Colonial days, and later produced here in great quantity followed trends and living habits established in England. The Orient also placed its stamp on eastern towns that thrived as seaports in the late 1700's and much of the 1800's, just as it did on England. To such centers as Salem and New Bedford, Massachusetts, Baltimore, Maryland, and Norfolk, Virginia, came Canton tableware, Kashmir shawls, teakwood chests and tables.

Not a day goes by but that someone in the United States glances at some object and fails to recognize it as an antique.Many homely things are packed away in trunks, chests, and cupboards or are gathering dust in attics and cellars. 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. At the very least, publications and clippings represent valuable research material for people in many fields of work today. 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. Preferences range from such popular things as pressed glass, some type of pottery, clocks, lamps, coins, coin banks, bottles, souvenir spoons, and guns to oddments such as butter pats, hatpin-holders, mustache cups, cut glass knife rests, and toothpicks.

Many collectors, including those who buy relatively inexpensive items such as hatpin-holders, gradually assemble a group that becomes valuable in terms of money. In contrast, there are people who literally buy antiques as an investment which they expect to increase in value. Such things as authentic Queen Anne and Philadelphia Chippendale furniture made here during the 1700's, Meissen figurines, and Lowestoft china are currently expensive examples of sound investments. Less costly now, but almost certain to increase in value during the next twenty years, are furniture made between 1785 and 1820, eighteenth and early nineteenth century brass, early nineteenth century china, Tiffany glass, and probably - cut glass.

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.

Carnival glass does not have the name of the manufacturer or the butcher who gave it away worked in with the design, nor does any pressed glass that was obtained as a premium. Many other things displaying the name of the manufacturer or merchant that were given away between 1850 and 1900 are worth money today. If you find any fans, spoons, calendars, paper dolls (printing on the backs), a bootjack, or tin containers emblazoned with firm or trade names, they need not be discarded as trash.

Anyone who is in a hurry to sell the antiques found in an old house is probably wise to ask a reliable dealer to come in and look them over. 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. Remember, antique dealers have customers, whereas you must find an interested buyer before you can dispose of anything, however rare, odd, or valuable it may seem.

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. Restoration visitors are often reminded of a nineteenth-century duplicate consigned to a cupboard at home as too ordinary to be considered an antique but too good to throw away. Fully as enlightening are the specialized exhibits at the Clock Museum in Bristol, Connecticut, the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York, the Maritime Museum in San Francisco. California, and Henry Ford Museum and Dearborn Village in Dearborn, Michigan, to mention only a few.

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. Its approximate age, workmanship, the quality of the materials, present condition, and rarity all have a hearing on both its intrinsic and market values. Repair or restoration may downgrade an antique. A piece of pressed glass that can be authenticated as having been made at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company's factory in Sandwich, Massachusetts, is to be prized or sold for a good price. However, many excellent as well as beautiful pieces came from factories elsewhere in New England and in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.

Owners often carelessly fool themselves into believing that an antique is older than it actually is. The Queen Anne style in furniture, for example, was made everywhere in America between 1725 and 1750. Its distinguishing details continued to be followed, particularly in rural areas, for many years after other styles had come into fashion. Thus, a tea table made in New Hampshire in the early 1800's may well have some distinctly Queen Anne characteristics.

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. 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. It will take longer, because more of everything was made during the 1800's, but sooner or later the number of nineteenth-century pieces will be reduced just as eighteenth-century antiques have been-by collectors and investors. Add those who enjoy living with antiques. The increasing number of folk museums and restorations is another drain, for such places may sell reproductions but not authentic pieces. If not this week, then some day, the Double Nine-Patch quilt hand stitched about 1810 and other equally unpretentious furnishings and belongings are certain to rank as important inheritances. 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.

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