Gainesville Antique Dealers

in Gainesville, FL

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Antiques

Antique collecting is one of the most popular leisure activities in the United States. Due to their intrinsic value, antiquated items are either collected for investment and profit-making purposes or as display pieces, prized as heirlooms.

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Antiques

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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 Gainesville

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Recently, the armoire became infested with dormant powder post beetles, and we could no longer use it. I wrote to the owner,
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, and sent pictures of the damage. Despite the lapse in time, he refunded our money and picked up the armoire free of charge. Mr.
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's dedication to customer service and satisfaction is exceptional, making this the best business transaction I have ever experienced.
- Alison K.
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Held estate sale for my mother who passed away. They were very professional and did everything that I signed in the contract. The house was spotless after the sale and able to turn over to my realtor. I think Ms
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are the perfect people to do these types of sales. They were able to price my items at a good and fair price and very knowlegeable about my mothers antiques and newer items. I can not say more on how HONEST and DEPENDABLE they were. My check came from them as promised and I was very pleased.
- Charles C.
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was AMAZING! He was dependable, hard working, reasonably priced, and extremely conscious of recycling. If you have an estate that needs to be cleared he would be the best to call.
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was a really nice gentleman too.
- Karen G.
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We bought 5 interior doors from
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to help furnish a renovated farm house. Their selection is fantastic --and their advice on hardware and restoration is very useful.
- Kim G.
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Overall, it went great! They brought a large crew both times (7-8 movers), all were very friendly and helpful and moved very quickly and efficiently. They were well trained and experienced moving crew. Most of the movers were involved in both moves. We had a fairly large amount of stuff, most of it was boxed ahead of time. What wasn't, they boxed it up for us. When we moved out, they sent two men back to take care of the trash, some large items, and dispose of it. They even swept out our garage. During the long storage time,
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sent two men to Arhaus to pick up new furniture and add it to the storage "pile." It took them a day and a half to move out our stuff (there was an issue with one of their trucks, and we needed three truck loads. They moved everything back in in about 8 hours. Recognize that the movers had to pack trucks, then unpack them for storage. For the
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1 move-in, they packed the trucks on June 30 to move them in the next day. I believe that if they simply moved them from one house to another (3 trucks), the cost would have been much, much lower. I strongly recommend them to anyone, and have who were equally satisfied with
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. They know what they are doing and move very quickly, having fun along the way. The crew treats you like you are family, and your possessions like they are theirs.
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quotes you a price up front (they are not on a clock looking for extra hours) and doesn't push you if it's beyond their estimated time.
- William K.
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The service my family received from
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was awesome. If there was a word better than awesome, I would have used it. My family has had plenty of yard sales and we thought we were pretty good at it but compared to
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we didn;t know anyhting. My deceased father had a collection of over 700 pocket knives and
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researched each one to make sure the price was accurate and fair.
- Gail C.
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oing through the house before closing.Great! We are more than satisfied with the proceeds from the sale, We received a detailed accounting and a check in a timely fashion. We were concerned about many people going through the house before closing. It was no problem. The hcouse was clean, no damage and the new owners were pleased. Thanks
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- Thomas C.

All Antique Dealers in Gainesville, FL

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Bulldog Movers Inc

4194 Northeast Expressway

CHAMELLIA ANTIQUES

1001 NW 41st Dr
Gainesville

COLLECTORS CABINET INC

3123 NW 27th Ave
Gainesville

LAMP CRAFTERS

523 W INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
Daytona Beach

LYNN O'KEEFE AUCTION CO

2206 Shady forest Drive
Riverview

Mahwah Movers LLC

80 Voorhis Ln

PAINTED TABLE

2441 NW 43RD ST
Gainesville

Pump Organ Restorations

4801 Thornwood Drive

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