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"He was very reasonable. I had a dining room set that was bought about 1931, and he redid it magnificently, and it's gorgeous. He also did a hutch from that" time period, as well as bedroom furniture, and various other pieces. He's a perfect gentlemen and a lovely man to deal with. He's refinished almost all of the furniture in my house, including reupholstering the couch, recliner, and two desk chairs.

-Susan G.

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, the company's owner, was prompt and detailed in creating a plan of sales that would maximize our opportunity to sell an extremely" large inventory of prints without flooding the
. He was patient in explaining his strategy which made sense to us. The auctions are still ongoing. When we expressed concerns about the overall pace as well as the storage conditions for our prints, he personally intervened with the auctioneer in charge and was able to assure us that our inventory was being properly stored in the interim and that it would continue to receive priority attention. This entire process has been difficult for us as we are long-distance and have had to rely on others in our absence over an extended period of time. So far we have been dealing with Mr.
for more than a year. We appreciate his attention to detail and the way he has been responsive to all of our questions, as our situation is certainly out of the norm for both ourselves and his general business practice. He came highly recommended by a longtime friend in the area.

-Eve T.

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Hi, benterrific. 

Keep checking around at the auction houses and antique dealers. There are a few in your area that are highly rated. The bigger auction houses should have qualified appraisers. You might also check with your local art museum or fine art gallery. Just like we recommend for big home repair projects, shop around to get the best price.
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I found out the hard way in the military that it depends on the product. Some silver polishes will turn brass and copper black with instant tarnish and etch them, so check the label. Some types can be used for any soft metal, some not. I suspect it depends on the pH of the product, or whether it has aommonia in it. And of course if you do decide to try it, do the center bottom (where it sits on the table) first so you can see if it is causing problems.

 

Brasso is probably the top name in the industry - they make both liquid and treated cloth polishing products both for specific metals, and general polishing ones.

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I would ask local antique shops and art stores (ones selling art and frames, not galleries) if they repair antiques, AND for references, so the repair does not decrease its value unecessarily. In many cases the old frame is worth more than the painting !
 
 
You could also ask local art museums who they use to repair/rehab frames, if they do not do it themselves.
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Antique Dealing reviews in Providence

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We will NEVER return to this store again. This was my third time in there and each time there, the owners were very rude to not only us, but other customers in the store waiting to be helped.
This last time, both the owners were informed that we did not appreciate being treated so rudely just because we came in an hour before closing. They rudely informed us of the fact and bluntly asked us if we intended to buy anything or just browse!! Then they rudely told us they do not want anyone using a credit card unless they intend on spending more than $15 dollars. I was stunned and disgusted by all of this within 10 minutes of entering this establishment.
I was trying to purchase a silver dollar coin to which after I asked why we were being treated so terribly, the owner refused to complete my transaction after wasting our time lecturing to us all of the above out of the blue for no reason. She smiled nastily refusing my purchase after agreeing to make an exception earlier, when I told her I did not have cash on hand.
I informed her that I recognized her from the last two times in years prior I had come to this store. That she had also been rude back then and to other customers. An elderly couple had left after being snapped at for asking assistance in having a display case opened.
There are also other reviews about these owners and their establishment describing similar treatment and attitudes like we experienced. It was shocking to say the least, and I only had returned after a long time because my friend had never been to an antique store.
It is apparent both these women dislike working with the public and their people skills are horrific. As well, the younger but older looking woman behind the counter who was the worst out of the two, was eating a messy pizza with her mouth full while informing us all of her stringent rules and such. Also, she had a white pit bull behind the counter who jumped up towards me onto the counter which was unseen on the floor behind the counter. A very scary and unprofessional situation overall.
We left quickly after the other much older owner began to rant at us for asking who managed the store. We were boldly informed that they both owned it which was just unbelievable.
After we left, I called to get their names to report them to the Better Business Bureau and make a report about the dog being allowed to jump up at us behind the counter. They hung up on me. I was not surprised by them.
no longer one day in business giving the community negative interactions and experiences for no reason other than to get off from it.
Please read other reviews that confirm other people have had mistreatment by this establishment as well. Its a shame because the store itself was really neat.
Thank you for reading this. I hope it spares you from the upheaval and stress we endured and experienced by these two women.
- Julianne H.
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We will NEVER return to this store again. This was my third time in there and each time there, the owners were very rude to not only us, but other customers in the store waiting to be helped.
This last time, both the owners were informed that we did not appreciate being treated so rudely just because we came in an hour before closing. They rudely informed us of the fact and bluntly asked us if we intended to buy anything or just browse!! Then they rudely told us they do not want anyone using a credit card unless they intend on spending more than $15 dollars. I was stunned and disgusted by all of this within 10 minutes of entering this establishment.
I was trying to purchase a silver dollar coin to which after I asked why we were being treated so terribly, the owner refused to complete my transaction after wasting our time lecturing to us all of the above out of the blue for no reason. She smiled nastily refusing my purchase after agreeing to make an exception earlier, when I told her I did not have cash on hand.
I informed her that I recognized her from the last two times in years prior I had come to this store. That she had also been rude back then and to other customers. An elderly couple had left after being snapped at for asking assistance in having a display case opened.
There are also other reviews about these owners and their establishment describing similar treatment and attitudes like we experienced. It was shocking to say the least, and I only had returned after a long time because my friend had never been to an antique store.
It is apparent both these women dislike working with the public and their people skills are horrific. As well, the younger but older looking woman behind the counter who was the worst out of the two, was eating a messy pizza with her mouth full while informing us all of her stringent rules and such. Also, she had a white pit bull behind the counter who jumped up towards me onto the counter which was unseen on the floor behind the counter. A very scary and unprofessional situation overall.
We left quickly after the other much older owner began to rant at us for asking who managed the store. We were boldly informed that they both owned it which was just unbelievable.
After we left, I called to get their names to report them to the Better Business Bureau and make a report about the dog being allowed to jump up at us behind the counter. They hung up on me. I was not surprised by them.
no longer one day in business giving the community negative interactions and experiences for no reason other than to get off from it.
Please read other reviews that confirm other people have had mistreatment by this establishment as well. Its a shame because the store itself was really neat.
Thank you for reading this. I hope it spares you from the upheaval and stress we endured and experienced by these two women.
- Julianne H.
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As I was not going to be in Florida to pick up a check if the items sold, I provided self addressed, stamped envelopes for them to mail the check to me as they requested. They lost the envelopes, then voided my check when I didn't pick up in 30 days. I had called several times to see if they had a check for me and got a different story every time. I had to retain an attorney to get my money out of them. The attorney cost me more than the money due me, but I made my point. I think they do this often as they know most people won't spend the money for legal fees. Well SURPRISE - I did! I will never step foot in their store again. Very unethical business in my opinion.
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Cape Coral, Fl. 33904
- Nancy P.
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The provider took all the materials for sale and either auctioned them or took them to local providers to sell. She then brought me back about 12,000 after all was said and done. This is after her 30% . She does have a minimum but I don't remember what the minimum payout was at this time. She is very knowledgeable and professional.
- Harvey M.
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He was wonderful. I stopped into his shop for the chair repair. I had to have it done in a certain time frame and he was able to squeeze me in and have it back before we thought it would be done. It was absolutely perfect and we had no issues.
- Betty M.
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It was great. They did a good job. We are going to them have restore a phonograph in the future. They knew what they were talking about. They were honest and upfront.
- Donna A.
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did a wonderful job with helping us with window treatments and transforming our house. We got several quotes for shutters and choose to go with
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because she had the best price for locally made wood shutters and we liked her punctuality and follow up she provided at every step. Shutters took about four weeks to get made and they looked great. At the installation she mentioned about her interior design services and offered to schedule a complimentary consultation to improve our living and dining rooms. We have never worked with a designer before and were not ready to work on the rest of the space at that time, but promised to touch base with her closer to the Holidays. We contacted her again in October and scheduled the design consultation for Saturday morning when both of us were home. Since she had already seen our space she had a lot of great ideas: repainting both rooms, adding accessories, new rug and reupholstering the dining room cushions.
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took some pictures and asked questions about the look we wanted to create. We really didn't know how to answer that question since all we cared about was updated and inviting space for our friends. She showed us some images of different styles and we settled on more "transitional" style. On our next appointment she presented the paint colors for both rooms and images of lamps, rugs, artwork, fabric for the chairs. I loved the rug she presented, everything looked very nice and was within our budget. Ordering process was easy and fast, we painted our rooms while waiting for accessories to arrive. Chairs were reupholstered by the workroom
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uses for her projects. Overall the experience was very pleasant and both projects went without any hiccups. We love our living and dining rooms, our friends were impressed by the transformation too. Both rooms look inviting, comfortable and complete.

- Grace L.
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Wow, wow, wow! This company is the best! The chairs are beautifully sewn and the patterns perfectly centered and the chairs are meticulously matched. I can't believe the precision and the workmanship. The work was completed two weeks ahead of the estimate. What company does that? Check these people out when you need something reupholstered. They completely reworked the batting, the straps, the lining underneath, and even restained the legs.
- Jim and Barb F.

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A & A GAINES

40 FRANKLIN ST
Newport

A Treasure Chest Consignments

860 West Shore Rd
Warwick

A2Z Renovations LLC

116 Tupelo St
Bristol

AABLE ANTIQUES

1615 WARWICK AVE
Warwick

AARDVARK ANTIQUES

9 CONNELL HWY
Newport

ACKTIQUES

PO Box 4
Warren

ACME ANTIQUES

460 WICKENDEN ST
Providence

ALFRED'S

331 HOPE ST
Bristol

ANTIQUE COMMON OF EAST

2360 MIDDLE RD
East Greenwich

ANTIQUE FURNISHINGS INC

355 COMPASS CIR
North Kingstown

ANTIQUE HAVEN

30 POST RD
Warwick

ANTIQUE INTERIORS

622 KILLINGLY ST
Johnston

ANTIQUE TOYS & COLLECTIBLES

291 HIGH ST
Woonsocket

ANTIQUES & ARTIFACTS

436 WICKENDEN ST
Providence

ANTIQUES IN THE ATTIC

3431 New Leicester Hwy

ARMORY ANTIQUES & FINE ART

365 THAMES ST
Newport

AT THE GARDEN'S GATE

50 ROLFE SQ
Cranston

Avery Gallery, Inc.

390 Roswell St.

AVERY PIANO CO

256 WEYBOSSET ST
Providence

BENJAMIN FISH HOUSE ANTIQUES

934 E MAIN RD
Portsmouth

BETTY ANN MORRIS GALLERY

134 SPRING ST
Newport

Bob Frances Interiors

2179 Mineral Spring Ave
North Providence

BREEZE HILL LAMP SHOP

1447 WAMPANOAG TRL
Riverside

BROOKSIDE ANTIQUES

95 MADISON ST

CENTER CHIMNEY

39 STATE ST
Bristol

CHESTNUT HILL ANTIQUES

30700 Wekiva River Rd

CLOCK SHOP INTERNATIONAL

667 BALD HILL RD
Warwick

COOKIE SHOP

331 NOOSENECK HILL RD
Exeter

COTTAGE & GARDEN

9 BRIDGE ST
Newport

Cottage Antiques

179 Cottage St

COTTAGE CHARM

26 FRANKLIN ST
Newport

COUNTRY CUPBOARD

1503 PUTNAM PIKE
Chepachet

COUNTRYSIDE CONSIGNMENTS

332 SEVEN MILE RD
Hope

CRAZY HORSE ANTIQUES

1843 ACUSHNET AVE

D & M ANTIQUES

337 N BROADWAY
Rumford

DANTIQUES

676 HOPE ST
Bristol

DISTINCTIVE ANTIQUES

76 Child St
Warren

DRAGONFLY ANTIQUES

180 DANIELSON PIKE
North Scituate

DRAWING ROOM

152 SPRING ST
Newport

DUVAL'S JEWELRY

1 JOHNNY CAKE HL

E K ANTIQUES

69 CIRCUIT DR
Narragansett

EAGLES NEST ANTIQUE CTR

3101 E MAIN RD
Portsmouth

ECLECTIC ANTIQUES

351 MAIN ST
East Greenwich

ENCHANTED YESTERYEARS

143 DANIELSON PIKE
North Scituate

ENGLISH ROAD

78 THAMES ST
Newport

ERIC'S ANTIQUES & USED FURN

155 SANDY BOTTOM RD
Coventry

ESTATE SERVICES

15 FACTORY ST
West Warwick

ESTATES UNLIMITED

63 4TH AVE
Cranston

FAREWELL 2 BROADWAY

2 BROADWAY
Newport

FARID'S ANTIQUE ODDS & ENDS

10 HIGH ST
Woonsocket

FRANK'S ANTIQUES & CLEANOUTS

27 WOODBURY ST
Warwick

FRED'S NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES

300 SOUTH RD
East Greenwich

FULL HOUSE CONSIGNMENT

2260 W Shore Rd
Warwick

GEM FURNITURE

14 PARK PL
Woonsocket

GIFTED

78 THAMES ST
Newport

GOLD 'N' TIQUES

15 HEMLOCK AVE
Cranston

GOLDEN HEART ANTIQUES

14 Shadbush Rd
Warwick

HALL'S ANTIQUES

145 Broadway
Providence

HAROLD'S ANTIQUE SHOP

1191 MAIN ST
Chepachet

HILL & HARBOUR ANTIQUES

187 MAIN ST
East Greenwich

J & B ANTIQUES

1364 ACUSHNET AVE

JESEE-JAMES ANTIQUES

44 STATE ST
Bristol

JOAN'S ANTIQUES

900 VICTORY HWY
North Smithfield

JOHN GODDARD ANTIQUE SHOP

2984 E MAIN RD
Portsmouth

KARENS KLOSET ANTIQUES

10 BRINLEY ST
Newport

Kingston Krafts

610 Manton Ave
Providence

LAFAYETTE ANTIQUES

814 TEN ROD RD
North Kingstown

Lake Tiogue Flea Market

548 Tiogue Ave.
Coventry

LAMP LIGHTER ANTIQUES

42 SPRING ST
Newport

LEE SIDE

365 THAMES ST
Newport

LIGHT POWER

59 WAREHAM ST

Lincoln Mint

936 Smithfield Ave
Lincoln

LION & THE SWAN

22 DEAN ST
Woonsocket

LITTLE SISTER'S ANTIQUES

30 MAIN RD
Tiverton

Lost Treasures

75 Main St
East Greenwich

lost treasures

655 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket

LOTUC

128 N MAIN ST
Providence

LUCA'S UPHOLSTERY

1500 OAKLAWN AVE
Cranston

LULU'S

245 Cheshire Way

MARIA'S RED STAR MATTRESS-UPHOLSTERY

4012 MENDON RD
Cumberland

MARIE KING ANTIQUES

382 MAIN ST
Warren

Maurice's Furnishings

950 Jupiter Park Dr

MEETING HOUSE THE ANTIQUES

47 WATER ST
Warren

MIKE'S ANTIQUES & METALS

600 PLYMOUTH AVE

MIRABELLE CARLIN & SONS ANTQ

53 ASHBURTON ST
Providence

MT ROYAL REPRODUCTIONS

135 CHILD ST
Warren

My Arts and Murals

1835 E Hallandale Beach Blvd

NANCY'S ANTIQUES

436 MAIN ST
Warren

NEWPORT CHINA TRADE CO

8 FRANKLIN ST
Newport

NOSTALGIA TOYS

84 BELMONT RD
Cranston

OLD POST OFFICE

1178 PUTNAM PIKE
Chepachet

OLD STONE ML ANTQ & TREASURES

1169 PUTNAM PIKE ROUTE 44
Chepachet

OLDE CHINA TRADER

259 THAMES ST
Bristol

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON ANTIQUES

7535 POST RD
North Kingstown

PALOMBO'S ATWOOD ANTIQUES

786 ATWOOD AVE
Cranston

PENTIMENTO

316 SNEECH POND RD
Cumberland

PETER R

69 ALDEN ST

PETER'S ATTIC ANTIQUES

8 NECK RD
Tiverton

PIONEER TREASURES & FLORALS

1153 POST RD
Warwick

PLACE JEWELERS INC

3228 POST RD
Warwick

POST & POST

169 PILGRIM AVE
Coventry

Premium Faux

9948 Moss Pond Dr.

PRINT GALLERY LTD

4 FRANKLIN ST
Bristol

Pump Organ Restorations

4801 Thornwood Drive

RAMBLIN' ROSE

5319 OLD POST RD
Charlestown

RED BRIDGE ANTIQUES

416 WICKENDEN ST
Providence

RENAISSANCE ANTIQUES

42 SPRING ST
Newport

RICHARDS ANTIQUES & ART

PO BOX 107
Barrington

RICHMOND ANTIQUE CTR

320 KINGSTOWN RD
West Kingston

Robert's Clock Shop

373 Elm St
Warwick

ROBIN JENKINS ANTIQUES

42 Fieldstone Ln
Tiverton

ROCKET TO MARS

144 BROADWAY
Providence

SEA HORSE ANTIQUES

93 LONG WHARF
Newport

Senior Transition

PO Box 34
Coventry

SPECIALTY SALES

225 BRISTOL FERRY RD
Portsmouth

SPLENDID PEASANT

251 THAMES ST
Bristol

SPRING FEVER

235 SPRING ST
Newport

STONE MILL ANTIQUES & DESIGN

235 MONEY HILL RD
Chepachet

The Book Man

415 Beaupre

The Source

123 Water St

THIS & THAT SHOPPE

234 WICKENDEN ST
Providence

TIERNEY TRADING INC

302 THAMES ST
Newport

TILDEN-THURBUR CO

292 WESTMINSTER ST
Providence

TIME & AGAIN ANTIQUES

332 BULLOCKS POINT AVE
Riverside

TOP-STITCH UPHOLSTERY

245 WAMPANOAG TRL
Riverside

TOWN TRADER

1177 PUTNAM PIKE
Chepachet

Treasure Brokers

51 Colonial Avenue
Warwick

UPSCALE EMPORIUM

280 COUNTY RD
Barrington

VILLAGE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLE

177 DANIELSON PIKE
North Scituate

VILLAGE ART & ANTIQUES

2145 BROAD ST
Providence

VILLAGE DEPOT

996 W Shore Rd
Warwick

WATERHOUSE ANTIQUES

845 MAIN ST
Warren

WESTPORT ANTIQUES MARKET

522 AMERICAN LEGION HWY

WHALEMEN'S SHIPPING LIST

17 JOHNNY CAKE HL

WHAT A FIND

148 Snake Hill Rd
North Scituate

WICKFORD ANTIQUE ESTATE LQDTRS

200 TEN ROD RD
North Kingstown

WICKFORD VILLAGE ANTIQUES

93 BROWN ST
North Kingstown

YANKEE HEARTHS ANTIQUES

2538 E MAIN RD
Portsmouth

ZSOLNAY STORE

152 SPRING ST
Newport

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