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12211, Antiques, Capital Region, upstate New York | Albany Always Antiques

518-463-0898 
  Always Antiques is located at 358 Loudon Road, Albany NY 12211, Albany County in the Capital Region of the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Always Antiques | Albany  more . . .

12208, Annual Antique show, Antiques, Decorative Arts, Albany, New York, jewelry, vintage finds, antiques | Albany Annual Antique show at St. Sophia Greek Church

518-356-0292 
  Annual Antique show
Antiques, Decorative Arts and more
St. Sophia Greek Church
440 Whitehall Road
Albany, NY 12208
Annual Antique show at St. Sophia Greek Church | Albany  more . . .

12210, Antiques, historically significant items, traditional antiques, fine art, stylish objects, rare and out-of-print books, printed ephemera, manuscripts, photographs, estate sale, formal appraisals | Albany Dennis Holzman Antiques

518-449-5414 
  Dennis Holzman Antiques is located at 111 Remsen Street, Albany NY 12047, Albany County in the Captial District of New York.

From Dennis Holzman: "For more than forty years Dennis Holzman Antiques has offered a unique blend of rare and out-of-print books, paintings, local history, autographs, antiques, maps, silver, decorative accessories, ephemera, fine art, prints, photographs, historical documents and stylish objects. Everything sold is guaranteed to be as described, and you can be assured of excellent packing, fast shipping and attention to customer satisfaction. Dennis Holzman Antiques guarantees the authenticity of all signed items without time limit." Dennis Holzman Antiques | Albany  website and more . . .

12205, Antiques, Antiques’ showroom and warehouse, antique furniture from all periods, wrought iron gates, stained glass windows, animation art, hanging candle lighting, marble statues, cast iron urns, antique British Colonial furniture | Albany Executive Antiques

518-465-2121 
  Executive Antiques is located at 17 Interstate Ave., Albany NY 12205, Albany County in the Hudson Valley. Executive Antiques | Albany  more . . .

12206, Stamp, Coin, Coin Collectors, coin collections, appraisals, buying and selling coins, gold and silver, jewelry and jewelry collections, and stamps | Albany Ferris Stamp & Coin Company "Coin Collectors"

518-434-3860 
  Ferris Stamp & Coin, since 1930, is located at 114 Central Ave., Albany NY 12206, in the Capital Region of the Hudson Valley in upstate New York.

From Ferris Coin: "Buying and selling bullion, coins paper currency, foreign exchange, buying Gold and Silver jewelry, silver flatware and hollowware, expert Appraisals, Coins, Buying, Estates, Collections and appraisals for Banks and Attorneys." Ferris Stamp & Coin Company  "Coin Collectors" | Albany  more . . .

12205, Treasures Antiques, Capital Region of the Hudson Valley | Albany Mach's Treasures Antiques

518-729-2680 
  Mach's Treasures Antiques is located at 1274 Central Ave., Albany NY 12205, Albany County in the Capital Region of the upper-Hudson Valley.

From Mach's Treasures: "Have you been searching through stores for a specific item? Trying to find the antique and jewelry store in Albany, NY where you can find that special piece? The beginning of Mach’s Treasures of Albany, NY is the newest and most unique multi-dealer antique store and jewelry store. Our store's beginnings can be traced back to proprietor Nancy Mach’s fascination with her great grandmother’s pink Depression glass collection. Through the years, Nancy’s collection of antique furniture and vintage clothing grew. She started with a single booth in the popular Hamilton House and has continued to expand from there. Mach's Treasures Antiques | Albany  more . . .

12205, Antiques, Antiques Roadshow, cherished family heirlooms | Albany Mark Lawson Antiques

518-587-8787 
  Mark Lawson Antiques is located at 492 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 and at 3 Computer Drive West, Colonie, NY in Albany County. Call to set-up an appointment at either location.

From Mark Lawson Antiques: "Since 1990, Mark Lawson has been the Capital Region’s trusted name in antiques and estate dispersal. Mark Lawson Antiques is the premier buyer of estates, including jewelry, coins and currency, antique decorative arts, sterling silver and rare collectibles. Mark Lawson Antiques | Albany  website and more . . .

12205, Vintage Clothing, Antique, Vintage Costume Jewelry, Purses, Accessories, Costumers, Vintage Party Dresses, Antique Jewelry, Smoking Jackets, Beaded Sweaters, Lucite and Beaded Purses, Hats, Velvets and Fur Trimmed Coats, Estate Sales | Albany Metropolis Vintage Antiques

518-438-8277 
  Metropolis Vintage is located at 32 Fuller Road, Albany NY 12205, Albany County in the Capital Region of the Hudson Valley in upstate New York.

"Metropolis Vintage is the source for Vintage Clothing, Antique and Vintage Costume Jewelry, Furs, Purses and Accessories. Metropolis offers sales and rentals catering to individuals, Collectors, Dealers, Fashion Designers, Costumers, Visual Merchandisers and the Theater and Film Industries. Metropolis Vintage Antiques | Albany  more . . .

12210, Antiques, Capital Region of the Hudson Valley,  upstate New York | Albany New Scotland Antiques

518-463-1323 
  New Scotland Antiques is located at 240 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210 in the Capital District of Albany.

From New Scotland Antiques: "Founded in 1979, New Scotland Antiques has become a source for dealers around the country. We conduct tag sales, started appraisal clinics years before the Roadshow, and buy and sell antiques all around the Capital District. We welcome retail buyers and wholesale dealers. House fresh merchandise for your home or shop." New Scotland Antiques | Albany  more . . .

12205, Coin Company, Coin Collectors,  buying and selling coins, precious metals, collections, wholesale, retail business, coin and precious metals, collectibles industry | Albany Olde Saratoga Coin Company "Coin Collectors"

518-452-0963 
  Olde Saratoga Coin Company, is located in Albany NY.

From Olde Saratoga Coin: "Olde Saratoga is a locally owned business, serving the Capital and Adirondack Regions. With more than 32 years of experience and reliability, Olde Saratoga Coin is Upstate New York's largest buyer and seller of coins and precious metals. Since 1979, we have provided customers with accurate evaluations and paid top cash for coins and unwanted jewelry. Olde Saratoga Coin Company  "Coin Collectors" | Albany  website and more . . .

12207, Salvage, Decorative Architectural Salvage, antique and vintage lighting, stained and leaded glass, doors and windows, fireplace mantles & inserts, wood flooring, ornate wood trim, metalwork, and antique and reproduction hardware | Albany Silver Fox Salvage

518-265-1836 
  Silver Fox Salvage specializes in architectural salvage, extraordinary lighting, antiques, and custom-designed furniture crafted from reclaimed materials, and is located at 20 Learned Street, Albany NY 12207, in the Capital Region of the upper-Hudson Valley.

From Silver Fox Salvage: "Silver Fox Salvage was started by Fred Shapiro in 2005. Fred was a doctor who loved antiques and salvage since he was in his 20's, and began the business by collecting salvage and repurposing objects to create new pieces. Silver Fox Salvage | Albany  more . . .

12205, Coin Collectors, numismatic advice, collectibles, coins and paper money, coin dealers, antique dealers, collector and dealer, Numismatic Association | Albany Williams Panitch "Coin Collectors"

518-489-4400 
  William S. Panitch, Inc. is located at 3 Computer Drive West, Albany, NY 12205, Albany County in the Capital Region of the Hudson Valley in upstate New York

From William Panitch: "Panitch Inc. is a long-time collector and dealer, appointed in 1993, to the Presidential Advisory Committee of the American Numismatic Association, the world's largest numismatic organization. Williams Panitch  "Coin Collectors" | Albany  more . . .
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world's best dealers, finest shops and most important galleries | Albany 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.

1stdibs IS THE WORLD'S LEADING ONLINE MARKETPLACE
FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS ON EARTH


Inspired by the Historic MARCHÉ AUX PUCES in Paris
1stdibs | Albany  website and more . . .
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	12110, purveyors of antique, estate, and vintage jewelry, Latham, NY, Art Deco, Retro beauties, Arts & Crafts movement, Art Nouveau | Albany JM Pierce

518-368-5011 
  JM Pierce, purveyors of antique, estate, and vintage jewelry is located at 891 New Loudon Rd, Latham, New York 12110 in Albany County.

From JM Pierce: "For over 60 years, JM Pierce has been providing customers exceptional antique, vintage and estate jewelry. When you visit our store you enter a world filled with the glittering beauty of bygone eras. Unique visions, old world refinement and classic craftsmanship are made available to you, hand-picked by our knowledgeable staff. JM Pierce | Albany  more . . .
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12211, Jewelers, modern, antique, and estate jewelry, Loudonville, NY, quality jewelry, we purchase rare coins, sterling silver flatware and hollowware, and accept items for trade | Albany Philip Alexander Jewelers "Antique"

518-438-4810 
  Philip Alexander Jewelers, offering a selection of modern, antique, and estate jewelry, is located at 471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211 in Albany County.

From Philip Alexander: "If you are looking to accent your style with quality jewelry, look no further. Philip Alexander Jewelers, in Loudonville, New York, is proud to be your source for modern jewelry, antique jewelry, and estate jewelry. As your local jeweler, we sell estate and modern jewelry and are your estate jewelry and diamond buying headquarters. We are also buyers of other types of both new and preowned fine watches. In addition to our stock, we purchase rare coins, sterling silver flatware and hollowware, and accept items for trade if you would like to purchase from our inventory." Philip Alexander Jewelers  "Antique" | Albany  website and more . . .

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Verified (2016) up-to-date and comprehensive list of antique stores in Albany, New York. Are you planning a visit to go antiquing in Albany? Find a list of antique stores and collectibles in the Capital Region of Albany, N.Y. and shop for antiques in Albany. Visit the Capital Region's Antique District and find antique shops, dealers, and a wide range of collectibles covering decorative objects, furniture, lighting, and more from the 17th century to the 20th century. Enjoy searching for a one-of-a-kind antique armoire, vase, chair, or lighting fixture offered by antique dealers in Albany, New York.

Are you visiting New York? Be sure to plan a few days in the Capital Region of the Hudson Valley. While you're in Albany, visit antique and coin collectors around Central and Washington Avenues where your U.S. coins, mint sets, proof sets, and other collector's coins can be evaluated.

Are you looking for vintage clothing? Find vintage clothing, vintage costume jewelry, furs, purses and vintage accessories. Find that special unique vintage evening dress, a smoking jacket, beaded sweater, or other one-of-a-kind vintage clothing items. Browse the Albany


At the end of a day antiquing in Albany, select a great place to eat and dine in an excellent restaurant in Albany.

Before buying that next piece of antique furniture, or getting an appraisal on an antique, from the many 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 from region to region and one part of the world to another.

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 were 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, with each generation 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 one made thereafter. 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 one 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 as successful in several 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 areas 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 one 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. Ods are that the person who buys will be a collector. The really zealous collector is a person who 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. Visitors to restored homes 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 as worthwhile from an antique standpoint as the parlor furniture.

Source "What is an Antique"




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