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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.
Platzbecker 4235
20th Pl Cape Coral, Fl. 33904

-Nancy P.

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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 Wilmington

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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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She remodeled my home, shes a young single mother who does alot of creative work with her mother. They are AMAZING. They created what they called a "tv prop" fot my tv which is sort of like a stand atop my tv which is really neat and also found diffrent furniture items for me they altered.
- Laura T.
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We had a
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style lamp that wasn't working and inquired at a local lighting store about repair. The store didn't offer repair services, and they gave us the information of
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, whom they highly recommended. Not only did
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fix my lamp, but he also put on a pull chain switch for a classic look.
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is professional and really cares about what he's doing. So glad I found him - there is nowhere else that would do such a thorough and diligent job at a very reasonable price.
- Charlotte A.
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We stopped into
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to look at the antiques and to pick up some craft micro sodas. They have over 60,000 bottles on the premises and have the best selection of craft microsodas in the area. Great service and a fun place.
- Ben K.

All Antique Dealers in Wilmington, DE

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A Better Cleanout Service

959 Blackbird Landing Rd
Townsend

A2Z Buy Sale and Trade

7313 West Chester Pike

Abbey Road Antiques

129 Trotters Lea Lane

Automotive Restoration Experts

704-706 Moore Station Industrial Park

BRICKHOUSE ANTIQUES

100 SOUTH RD
Wilmington

BROTHERS UPHOLSTERY

1102 BRISTOL PIKE

Bulldog Movers Inc

4194 NE Expressway

Carriage House II

625 Mixsell St

Collectors-Outlet

76 Pulaski St

Colors of Glass LLC

N Parkview Dr

Delaware Valley Rare Coin Co

2835 W Chester Pike

DIAMOND STATE COINS & CURRENCY

1707 MARSH RD
Wilmington

Drexel Hill Rare Coin

1016 Warrior Rd.

ED LANZA BILLIARD CO

209 west EVESHAM AVE

Euro Craft Upholstery Inc.

4300 Holmesburg ave. Unit B

FANELLI UPHOLSTERY

2952 Goentner rd.

Farpoint Toys & Collectibles

4403 Black Horse Pike

FERRY GODMOTHERS HOUSE

903 BRANDYWINE BLVD
Wilmington

FINDERS KEEPERS

901 BRANDYWINE BLVD
Wilmington

FURNITURE DOCTOR

465 E. Taunton Ave.

HANLEY ANTIQUES

400 HARRISON AVE

IMPULSE ANTIQUES

216 MAIN ST
Wilmington

Ingersoll Interiors

206 valley drive

JPT CHAIR CANING

803 Brandywine Blvd
Wilmington

Lost Time

419 Longfield Rd
Newark

MAK Interiors

105 Abbey Drive

MERRILL'S ANTIQUES

100 NORTHERN AVE
Wilmington

New Life Furniture Systems

1675 E Ayre St
Wilmington

OLDE GLORY ANTIQUES

1 W MARKET ST
Wilmington

Olde Towne Restorations

3405 Dark Hollow Rd

Pump Organ Restorations

4801 Thornwood Drive

RAGS TO RICHES

5714 KENNETT PIKE
Wilmington

RED BARN SHOPPE'S & ANTIQUES

400 SILVERSIDE RD
Wilmington

Reuben Landsberg and Sons

740 Sansom Street - Jewelry Trade Center

Richard Chiango

1124 Belmont Avenue

Robert P. Horan Art & Glass

4 West Pennsbury Way

RONALD C BAUMAN INC

208 BRECKS LN
Wilmington

ROSA CUCCHIA INTERIORS

933 Fernwood Rd

South Jersey Auction

26 Repaupo Station Road

Springhouse Furnishings

419 Baltimore Pike

SQUARE TRADERS

2430 Hartley Pl
Wilmington

Stadium Electric Inc

59 E Baltimore Pike

STEIN CUSTOM AUTO

1345 BYBERRY RD

STEVE SWYKA AUTO SPECIALIST

715 FOULK RD
Wilmington

stevens antiques

627 Lancaster Ave

Terry's Lamps & Shades Inc

832 N Bethlehem Pk

Tick Tock Clock Shop

149 W MARYLAND AVE

Tri State Antiques

1221 Lincoln Ave

TWICE NICE ANTIQUES & COLLECT

5714 KENNETT PIKE
Wilmington

Wiebold Studios Inc

413 Terrace Pl

WILLOW TREE

1605 E NEWPORT PIKE
Wilmington

WINDLE'S FINE ANTIQUES

5716 KENNETT PIKE
Wilmington

Windsor Woodservice

140 DDomorah Dr

WRIGHT'S ANTIQUES

802 W NEWPORT PIKE
Wilmington

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