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10516, Antiques, Art, Vintage Clothing, antiques & collectibles, ephemera, glassware, vintage clothing, books, magazines, comic books, records, lighting, pottery, linens, rints, photographs, postcards, Arts & Crafts, furniture, costume jewelry | Putnam Art & Antiques Downtown Gallery

  Art & Antiques, aka Downtown Gallery, is located at 40 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Art & Antiques specializes in Vintage Clothing & related items. Art & Antiques Downtown Gallery | Putnam  more . . .

10516, Galleries, antique market, dealers, diverse antiques, collectables, decorative art, selection of antiques | Putnam Bijou Galleries, Ltd.

  Bijou Galleries, an antique market, is located at 50 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Bijou Galleries houses 30 dealers offering a broad selection of diverse antiques and collectables and decorative art, in a well-lighted, cheerful atmosphere. Bijou Galleries, Ltd. | Putnam  website and more . . .

10516, Gallery, multi-dealer antique mart, American Belleek porcelain, art pottery, Majolica, Roseville, Royal Doulton fine bone china, Van Briggle pottery, Weller, antiques, collectibles,  fine art | Putnam Chickadee Gallery

  Chickadee Gallery is located at 109 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Chickadee Gallery is a multi-dealer antique mart featuring jewelry (both costume and sterling), American Belleek porcelain, art pottery (Majolica, Roseville, Royal Doulton fine bone china, Van Briggle pottery, Weller, and more), antiques, collectibles, and fine art. Chickadee Gallery | Putnam  more . . .

10516, Antiques Center, antiques market, antiques, vintage collectibles, antique furniture, period lighting, paintings, sterling silver, rugs, jewelry, fine porcelain, antique tools, kitchen gadgets, books, vintage collectibles, antique clothing | Putnam Cold Spring Antiques Center

  The Cold Spring Antiques Center is located at 77 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. The Antiques Center is a unique antiques market, occupying over 2,000 sq. feet of a 19th century Victorian bank building.

Cold Spring Antiques houses several dealers offering a great selection of antiques and vintage collectibles covering almost every period. Stock is always changing and includes a great selection of antique furniture, period lighting, paintings, sterling silver, rugs, jewelry, fine porcelain, antique tools, kitchen gadgets, books, vintage collectibles and antique clothing. Cold Spring Antiques Center | Putnam  more . . .

10516, Country Clocks, antique clocks, repair, restoration, fine collection of antique clocks, repair and restoration of antique clocks | Putnam Country Clocks "Antique Clocks"

  Country Clocks, offering antique clocks, repair and restoration, is located at 142 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Visit Country Clocks offering a fine collection of antique clocks for sale, also specializing in the repair and restoration of antique clocks. Country Clocks  "Antique Clocks" | Putnam  more . . .

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10516, Antiques, Cold Spring NY | Putnam Fountain Square Antiques

  Fountain Square Antiques is located at 104 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Fountain Square Antiques | Putnam  more . . .

10516, Cold Spring, NY, Putnam County, diamonds, unique collection of jewelry | Putnam Jaymark Jewelers

  Jaymark Jewelers is located at 3612 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County.

From Jaymark: "When you walk into Jaymark Jewelers you become part of our family. After four generations in the jewelry business family is something we do very well. James Matero and Katherine Szirmay represent the 4th generation. Fifteen years ago they started by sweeping the floors and cleaning glass showcases. Today, Katherine travels to Belgium to hand select the store's diamonds, while James works one on one with customers using Computer Aided Design (CAD) to envision and create one-of-a-kind pieces. Jaymark Jewelers | Putnam  more . . .

10516, Fine Jewelry, Cold Spring NY, new and antique jewelry, gold, silver and diamonds | Putnam Josephs Fine Jewelry

  Josephs Fine Jewelry is located at 171 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516 in Putnam County. Joseph’s Fine Jewelry offers a range of new and antique jewelry in gold, silver and diamonds. Josephs Fine Jewelry | Putnam  more . . .

10516, Antiques and Collectibles, vintage items from the 1930's to 1950's, lighting, furniture, depression glassware, pottery, Bakelite, custom jewelry, vintage clothing, rent | Putnam Juan L. Rosado "Antiques & Collectibles"

  Juan Rosado: Decades of Antiques and Collectibles is located at 93 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County in one of the Hudson Valley River Towns. Juan Rosado specializes in vintage items from the 1930's to 1950's, including a variety of items such as lighting, furniture, depression glassware, pottery, Bakelite and custom jewelry, and vintage clothing. Items are available to rent for that special event. Juan L. Rosado  "Antiques & Collectibles" | Putnam  more . . .

10516, restoration of antique furniture and decorations, auction houses, antique dealers, private collectors, restoring period furniture, European craft, furniture restoration | Putnam Philip Guttridge Antiques

  Philip Guttridge Antique Restoration is located at 316 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley.

From Philip Guttridge: "Philip Guttridge has been restoring period furniture for 30 years. Since he apprenticed in the European craft of furniture restoration in New York City, Philip has built a trusted business with a small staff of artisans. Museums and Institutions, such as the Historic Hudson Valley or the Boscobel Restoration entrust their collection to Philip Guttridge. He has along-standing relationship with the leading New York auction houses, dealers and decorators." Philip Guttridge Antiques | Putnam  more . . .

10516, Antiques, Antique Electric Lighting, Sterling Silver, Arts & Crafts period furniture and metal, New England Appraisers Association, Victorian walnut, turn of the century oak furniture, period electric lighting, Tiffany, Bradley & Hubbard | Putnam Sarabeck Antiques "Antiques & Lighting"

  Sarabeck Antiques is located at 97 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley.

From Sarabeck Antiques: "I've been in the antiques business for over 40 years and specialize in Antique Electric Lighting, Sterling Silver and Arts & Crafts period furniture and metal. I have been a member in good standing of the New England Appraisers Association since 1990 and enjoy a stellar reputation and am considered an expert in my field. Sarabeck Antiques  "Antiques & Lighting" | Putnam  more . . .

10516, Antiques, Collectibles, Arts & Craft Furniture, Roseville Pottery, Weller Pottery, McCoy Pottery, Currier & Ives Lithographs | Putnam Spooky River Antiques & Collectibles

  Spooky River Antiques & Collectibles is located at 135 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Spooky River Antiques offers Arts & Craft Furniture, Roseville Pottery, Weller Pottery, McCoy Pottery, and Currier & Ives Lithographs. Spooky River Antiques & Collectibles | Putnam  more . . .
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10524, Old, Rare, Books, Maps, Prints, Ephemera, Photographs, Bought, Sold, Valued, book, map & print sellers, Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, reputable antiquarian dealer, old & rare books, Hudson River Valley, the Antarctic & Arctic | Putnam Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints

  Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints is located at 29 Garrison Landing, Garrison NY 10524, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Garrison is just down the road from the Village of Cold Spring.

Fine, Old & Rare Books, Maps, Prints, Ephemera
and Photographs on a Myriad of Subjects
Bought - Sold - Valued

From Antipodean: "We have been book, map & print sellers for 36 years, members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers & many prominent trade organizations. You may order from us with the security that an established & reputable antiquarian dealer offers you, who abides by the code of ethics established by ILAB. We offer old & rare books, maps, prints, ephemera & photographs on many subjects. Some of our specialties include the Hudson River Valley, the Antarctic & Arctic, Australia & the South Pacific. We do however handle and value items in every field." Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints | Putnam  website and more . . .
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world's best dealers, finest shops and most important galleries | Putnam 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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Verified (2016) up-to-date and comprehensive list of antique stores in Putnam County, New York. Visit antique shops in the quaint villages of the Hudson Valley. Vacation in the charming Village of Cold Spring situated along the banks of the Hudson River.

Visit antique shops in Cold Spring
An MTA train ride from Grand Central Station in Manhattan, to Cold Spring Metro-North station, is slightly more than an hour. When you arrive at the train in Cold Spring, antique and craft shops, cafes and fine dining restaurants, places to stay, and a stroll along the Hudson River bank are all within easy walking distance of the train station. Take a break from the busy pace of New York City and plan a Manhattan Getaway Weekend in Cold Spring, New York.

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If you have a few days to visit the Historic Hudson Valley, you will find a great selection of antiques and collectibles when you shop for:

Visit the Scenic Hudson Valley. Take a scenic drive from New York City to the charming towns and historic villages scattered throughout the Hudson River Valley. Drive through Scenic Westchester, New York offering exceptional dining and waterfront views in the River Towns of Westchester. Cross over to Putnam and continue north to the City of Hudson in Columbia, N.Y. offering an outstanding selection of fine antique stores.

Plan a weekend or more and visit the River Towns of the Hudson Valley. Find the best places to stay and wonderful restaurants as you drive from village to village; viewing magnificent landscapes, beautiful mountains, lakes and the Hudson River.

After a day of shopping the antique stores, eat-out in Putnam offering the best in dining at Hudson Valley Restaurants from Westchester to Albany. You'll find great places to eat, many offering Farm-To-Table cuisine supplied by local farms. Be sure o try some of the fabulous healthy and fresh foods along the Hudson River Valley.

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

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, 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 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 a single item 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 that a single family lived in 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 a single 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. Typically, the person who buys is 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. Visiting a restoration will probably remind you 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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