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March 2017

March 1, 2017 Happy St. Patrick’s Month!!   In honor of the season, our featured item this month is this gilt and light green onyx floor lamp, which we have paired with a modern shade.  Fully functional, it looks beautiful when…

February 2017

February 1, 2017 Our featured item this month is the picture of the Capitol shown below.  It is reverse painted on glass, which is a technique where the artist applies the paint to the back of the piece of glass…

January 2017

January 1, 2017 In honor of the new year, our featured item this month focuses on new beginnings, which may not be what comes to mind when you think of an antique store, but restorations are a huge part of…

December 2016

This month’s featured item is the bow-front china cabinet shown below.  Can you imagine how nice that would look in a dining room when it’s filled with your best china?  This is the time of year we use our dining…

November 2016

November 1, 2016 If you’ve been following our page on Facebook, you may have already seen the before & after photos below, but here’s “the rest of the story.”  This chair that dates from 1902 was made by the Marble…

October 2016

October 1, 2016 In this month’s newsletter we wanted to highlight a couple of our recently acquired items, all of which you can see on our website at http://irongateantiques.com/recent-acquisitions/.   One is a silver-plated castor set and the other is a…

September 2016

September 1, 2016 It’s almost Fair time!  This year’s event is September 17th & 18th, from 10-5 each day, rain or shine.  Admission is $5, though children 10 & under are free.  No pets are allowed.  This year there will…

August 2016

August 1, 2016 Enjoying the summer?  It seems like there’s always more to do in the summer than time to do it!  There are even things going on in Bluemont such as the Peach Daze Fuzztival at Great Country Farms…

July 2016

Happy Independence Day weekend!  We will be closing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 2nd and will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th.  Come on out then and see the paintings that are on the Recent Acquisitions page of our website…

June 2016

June 1, 2016 Another month, another newsletter—this time with another example of a “before” and “after” chair.  What do you think?  Pretty amazing, right?  It may not take a rocket scientist to strip furniture, but it does take space.  Fortunately,…