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 High Falls Antique Shops | Consignment |Appraisals

12440, High Falls NY, Ulster County, Hudson River Valley, furnish a home, antique dinnerware, farm tables, Santa Maria Novella, antique lusterware, vintage apothecary jars, villages of High Falls and New Paltz, restaurants and cafes in the area | Ulster High Falls Mercantile

845-687-4200 
  High Falls Mercantile is located at 113 Main Street, High Falls NY 12440, Ulster County in the Hudson River Valley. High Falls Mercantile offers everything needed to furnish a home, with a well selected array of new and antique dinnerware, rugs, table linen, farm tables, upholstered furniture, beeswax candles, lamps, and one-of-a-kind accessories. We also carry the full line of Santa Maria Novella fragrances, soaps and beauty products. There are always interesting and ever-changing collections that have included antique lusterware, vintage apothecary jars, classic garden ornaments, prints, metal ware, textiles. High Falls Mercantile | Ulster  more . . .
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 Kingston Antique Shops | Consignment |Appraisals

12401, Antique Center, multi-dealer center, vintage costume jewelry, art, ceramics, folk art, ephemera, glassware, apartment sized furniture, Antique Center at the Rondout Waterfront District in Kingston, NY, Ulster County, Hudson River Valley | Ulster Mezzanine Antique Center

845-339-6925 
  Mezzanine Antique Center is located at 79 Broadway, Kingston NY 12401, Ulster County in the Hudson River Valley. This multi-dealer center specializes in vintage costume jewelry, art, ceramics, folk art, ephemera, glassware, and apartment sized furniture. The expansive and generously day-lit antique center is over 3500 square feet. Press blue button for more about the Antique Center at the Rondout Waterfront District in Kingston, NY. Mezzanine Antique Center | Ulster  website and more . . .

12401, Antiques, design and custom furniture, lighting and furniture restoration, Kingston, NY, Kingston, New York antiques business, antiques and furniture shop in Kingston, antiques shop, industrial, mid-century modern, antiques for the garden | Ulster Milne's At Home Antiques

845-331-3902 
  Milne Antiques, also offering design and custom furniture, in addition to lighting and furniture restoration, is located at 81 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401 in Ulster County.

From Milne Antiques: "Forty two years ago Jim and I started our antique business, Milne Antiques. Several shops, years and a zillion miles later crisscrossing the country, we still love what we do and sell. It’s been an incredible journey and a wonderful life as we grew with our clients and became friends with many of them. For us, antiques are not just a business but an all consuming and joyous lifestyle. Milne's At Home Antiques | Ulster  more . . .
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 New Paltz Antique Shops | Consignment |Appraisals

12561, Antiques Barn, Water Street Market, open air shopping village, boutiques and restaurants, New Paltz NY 12561, yesteryear treasures, serious antique collectors, antique glass, pottery | Ulster Antiques Barn

845-255-1403 
  The Antiques Barn is located in the Water Street Market, a charming open air shopping village of 20 boutiques and restaurants, located at 10 Main Street, New Paltz NY 12561 in Ulster County in the mid-Hudson Valley.

From Antiques Barn: "True to its name, the antiques barn is a farm-style building housing two stories of yesteryear treasures ranging from figurines to furnishings and dating from the 1800s to the 1970s.The Antiques Barn is a place that invites serious antique collectors and the simply curious alike to walk through its aisles and discover items from the past that can add decorative flavor to present-day settings. In particular, the Barn features an especially deep selection of antique glass, pottery, and jewelry as well as a kitchen collection. New items arrive daily through a network of more than 26 dealers, so every visit here yields a new rare find." Antiques Barn | Ulster  more . . .

12561, Antiques, Gifts, gift ideas, New Paltz NY, Ulster County in the Hudson Valley | Ulster Aphrodite's Antiques & Gifts

845-255-2769 
  Aphrodite's Antiques & Gifts, handling antiques, gift ideas, and more, is located at 77 Main Street, New Paltz NY 12561, Ulster County in the mid-Hudson Valley.

From Vicki: "Hello. My name is Vicki Jackson and I have been in the retail business - selling antiques and gifts - for almost 30 years. I love buying and selling great antique pieces and sharing them with my customers. I have two quaint, little shops with something for everyone around every corner. Whether you want jewelry, collectables or furniture, Aphrodite's Antiques & Gifts is your antique and gift destination. Visit our stores in Highland and New Paltz. Come by the shop and see all the wonderful merchandise we have." Aphrodite's Antiques & Gifts | Ulster  more . . .

12561, antiques, New Paltz, NY, mid-Hudson Valley, Antiques, art, vintage items and collectibles, tribal art and 18th Century European engravings to Empire chests and beaded bags | Ulster Horsefeathers of New Paltz

845-255-2781 
  Horsefeathers of New Paltz, offering antiques, is located at 15 North Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY 12561 in the mid-Hudson Valley.

From Horsefeathers: "Antiques, art, vintage items and collectibles are available at Horsefeathers of New Paltz, a retail store in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley. Seen at our New Paltz, N.Y. location and here at Ruby Lane is a portion of the owners' nearly 50-years-in-the-making collection of everything from tribal art and 18th Century European engravings to Empire chests and beaded bags. For over 40 years the owners of Horsefeathers of New Paltz have been acquiring their inventory from estates and auctions and they always collect when they travel within the United States and throughout the world." Horsefeathers of New Paltz | Ulster  more . . .

Hudson Valley Antiques, New Paltz, NY, Antiques, art, vintage items and collectibles, estates and auctions | Ulster Hudson Valley Antiques

845-255-2781 
  Hudson Valley Antiques is located at 15 North Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY 12561 in Ulster County.

From Horsefeathers of New Paltz: "When considering your purchase know we will do everything we can to accurately and thoroughly describe the item to you. We pride ourselves on truthfulness. Antiques, art, vintage items and collectibles are available at Horsefeathers of New Paltz, a retail store in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley. Hudson Valley Antiques | Ulster  website and more . . .

12561, Antiques, New Paltz, NY, mid-Hudson Valley, historical township of New Paltz, regional artists, such as D.F. Hasbrouck, T. B. Pope, Michael Kelly, Joseph Tubby, and Julia Dillon, kasten and country pieces | Ulster Jenkinstown Antiques

845-255-4876 
  Jenkinstown Antiques is located at 520 Route 32 South, New Paltz, NY 12561, Ulster County in the mid-Hudson Valley.

From Jenkinstown Antiques: "Owner Sanford Levy opened his shop in the historical township of New Paltz, New York in 1974 and has spent most of his life working in this beautiful Hudson Valley region. For many years Levy operated his antiques business out of his 18th Century stone house and a small out building. The shop is now located in the '1792 Hallock House', a building which was relocated to the property from Orange County, New York in the 1980's. Jenkinstown Antiques | Ulster  more . . .

12561, Market, shopping village, restaurants, antiques, arts and crafts, fashions, food, gifts, coffee, outdoor dining, views, local bands, free concerts, stores in village, historic Huguenot Street, Shops, New Paltz community, mid-Hudson Valley | Ulster Water Street Market

845-255-1403 
  The Water Street Market is a quaint "open air" shopping village of 20 boutiques and restaurants, located at 10 Main Street, New Paltz NY 12561, Ulster County in the mid-Hudson Valley.

From Water Street Market: "The Water Street Market features over 20 award-winning shops offering antiques, arts and crafts, fashions, food and gifts. The quaint open air shopping village is situated on Main Street, by the corner of Historic Huguenot Street and Water Street. Its friendly merchants welcome visitors to relax and stroll, enjoy the views, and possibly pick up a “find” or two along the way. Water Street Market | Ulster  website and more . . .
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 Phoenicia Antique Shops | Consignment |Appraisals

12464, design and construction, Arts & Crafts Style furniture, Stickley (Mission) Style, Greene & Greene, Frank Lloyd Wright Collection, about Craftsmen's Gallery | Ulster Craftsmen's Gallery

845-688-2100 
  Craftsmen's Gallery, specializing in the design and construction of Arts & Crafts Style furniture with 3 distinct lines, is located at Route 214 (just off of Main Street) Phoenicia, NY 12464 in Ulster County.

From Craftsmen's Gallery: "Craftsmen's Gallery specializes in the design and construction of Arts & Crafts Style furniture with 3 distinct lines: Craftsmen's Gallery | Ulster  website and more . . .
 All Saugerties Listings

 Saugerties Antique Shops | Consignment |Appraisals

12477, antique dealer, Saugerties, NY, lighting fixtures and bathroom accessories, towel bars, medicine cabinets, Door knobs and hooks, Claw-footed bathtubs and sinks, marble-top sinks,  brass wall lights. Vintage hand-painted shades, halophane shade | Ulster Fed-On Lights

845-246-8444 
  Fed-On Lights, antique dealer, is located at the Corner of Market & Livingston Streets, Saugerties, NY 12477 in Ulster County.

From Fed-on Lights: "We have been in business since 1978. We came back from our honeymoon and rented the shop on the corner of Market and Livingston Streets. The next year, we bought the building. Please come and visit us. We have a wide variety of lighting fixtures and bathroom accessories. Many towel bars to choose from. Always at least 85 medicine cabinets in stock. Some refinished and others painted. Door knobs and hooks. Claw-footed bathtubs and sinks. Large selection of marble-top sinks. Porcelain and brass wall lights. Vintage hand-painted shades and halophane shades on ceiling lights as well as the favorite old schoolhouse hanging lights, which look great even in modern decor. Deco 1920-30s wall and ceiling lights. We also provide lamp repair and rewiring, which usually takes about a week – our repairman is fast and prompt." Fed-On Lights | Ulster  website and more . . .
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 Ulster County Antique Shops | Consignment |Appraisals

world's best dealers, finest shops and most important galleries | Ulster 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 | Ulster  website and more . . .
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 Wallkill, Town of - Ulster Antique Shops | Consignment |Appraisals

12589, Antiques, Wallkill, NY, historic barn, furniture woods, empire pieces, country furniture like desks, tables, dressers, end tables, apathacaries, pie safe, corner cupboards, straight cupboards, stepback cupboards, barrel back cupboards | Ulster Hartmann Antiques

845-895-2672 
  Hartmann Antiques is located at 1033 Hoagerburgh Road, Wallkill, NY 12589 in Ulster County.

From Hartmann Antiques: "Welcome to our 2000 square foot refurbished historic barn in southern New York State just over the boarder from Orange County into Ulster, just 15 minutes northwest from Newburgh and south of New Paltz. Our barn sits overlooking the Shawangunk Mountain range where Mohonk House and Minniwaska are located. Hartmann Antiques | Ulster  more . . .

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Verified (2016) up-to-date and comprehensive list of antique shops in Ulster County, New York. For the best antiques in Ulster, visit antique shops in Kingston, and the villages along the Ulster Antique Trail. Shop for antiques in the antique malls in the quaint towns and villages of Ulster. For the largest selection of high end antiques, visit the antique district on Warren Street in Hudson, New York.

When shopping for antiques in the Hudson Valley, visit:

Take a scenic drive from New York City to the charming towns and historic villages in the Hudson Valley. Plan a vacation antiquing in the Hudson River Valley. Drive from village to village and see beautiful Hudson Valley landscapes.

After an exciting day of antique shopping, enjoy dining at an excellent organic restaurant in Ulster. Eat-out in New Paltz, Woodstock, or another charming village in the Hudson Valley where you can find world class restaurants.

Before buying that next piece of antique furniture, or getting an appraisal on an antique, learn how to identify an antique. 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 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 an 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 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 an antique 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 in this area of the country share with the rest of the United States a rich Victorian background. Louisiana is a notable antique 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 a unique 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. In all probability, 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. Visitors to a restoration 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.

Source "What is an Antique"




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