Meet the Team
Bob McCann is the Co-Owner and his primary role is to strip and refinish furniture. Prior to acquiring Iron Gate Antiques, Bob served in the Marine Corps for 26 years and held various Executive Level positions in the Information Technology industry in the Washington DC area. Bob and his family have lived in a historic home, “Maplewood,” in Hamilton, Virginia since 1996, when he began indulging himself in his passion for antiques. Bob and his wife Lynne purchased Iron Gate Antiques in October, 2007. Recently, Bob and Iron Gate Antiques were featured in a video produced by OurTerrain – click here to see the video.
Lynne McCann is the other Co-Owner. Her primary job is Marketing and ensuring that both Bob and Sean do their jobs! In her spare time Lynne works at the Pentagon and recently received a Masters Degree in Global Leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Cecil S. Lucas, Jr. has been with Iron Gate Antiques since 1976. A true craftsman. It is absolutely amazing the things that he can do to restore a piece of furniture. Cecil excels in museum-quality restoration.
Sean McCann graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in Finance from Auburn University (War Eagle!) He occasionally helps out with caning.
James recently joined us for the Summer – a student he will assist in stripping and refinishing and will also be mentored by Cecil.
History of Iron Gate Antiques
Iron Gate Antiques was started by World War II Navy Veteran Homer Bowie in the early 1970’s. Iron Gate was located at several different locations throughout the Loudoun Valley until 1992, when Homer moved the store to Main Street in the old downtown section of Purcellville, Virginia, where he continued to work until his death in December, of 2005, when it passed to his son Carleton. The store was moved to its current location in June, 2007. In October, 2007 Lynne and Bob McCann purchased Iron Gate Antiques. As customers of the store for the previous decade, for Lynne and Bob, the decision to buy the store was easy.