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August 2015

August 1, 2015 Have you heard that the most recent craze for collectors is Pyrex?  It’s been around since 1915 making those original pieces true antiques.  Corning scientist Jesse Littleton is credited with inventing Pyrex after his wife asked him…

July 2015

We have some exciting news.  As of today, we’ll have some merchandise in Blue Peacock Antiques in Winchester!   Located at 326 South Braddock Street, they have over 10,000 square feet of space with more than 45 dealers.  Even their showroom…

June 2015

June 1, 2015   Happy Summer!  What a great time of year:  the strawberries and raspberries are ripe (or getting that way) and the weather isn’t oppressively hot yet—at least not most of the time. We have a new business…

May 2015

                                     May 1, 2015      As some of you may know, our dear friend and neighbor, talented stained glass artist Donna Norton passed in March.  Her beautiful home, Janney Hill in Hamilton, is for sale and there will be…

April 2015

April 1, 2015 Is it really spring yet?  If you’re lucky enough to be on spring break, we hope you’re enjoying it!  It’s time for us to go back to regular hours, i.e., being open on Sunday afternoons, but since…

March 2015

March 1, 2015            If you’ve been following our page on Facebook, you’ll have seen photos of some of the acquisitions we made this month.  The one we’re featuring in the newsletter is an Eli Terry…

February 2015

February 1, 2015 Did you know that we restore trunks?  Although trunks have been around for centuries, the ones we see most often now date from the late 19th through the early 20th century when they were replaced with the…

January 2015

Happy New Year!  We hope you’ve enjoyed the holidays.  Our featured Recent Acquisition to start the year is a gorgeous table with marquetry flowers, roughly octagonal in shape with a beaded edge and brass accents on the base.  The primary…

December 2014

December 1, 2014 Happy Holidays!  Now that Thanksgiving is past, we can start the next celebration, which we’ll do with a couple recent acquisitions.  Shown below are an ornate brass music stand and a hanging lamp.  We think the music…

November 2014

November 1, 2014 If you’ve liked the Iron Gate Antiques page on Facebook, you’ve probably seen photos of this month’s featured product It’s amazing what some time and attention can do for furniture! Check on line at http://irongateantiques.com/recent-acquisitions/ for photos of this month’s…