Into Antiques?

On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Antique Dealers in California

Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2 in Custody for Funeral Furniture Theft -

2 in Custody for Funeral Furniture Theft -

Bensalem Township Police have two men in custody for allegedly stealing a wrought-iron furniture set from outside a township funeral home.

The two suspects got out of their two-tone Ford F-150 at Hoffman Funeral Home on Brown Avenue at 4:29 p.m., stole and packed up the furniture, and were pulling away at 4:31, according to surveillance video.

After releasing the surveillance video and taking photos of the suspects to a scrap metal yard, Bensalem police were able to identify and apprehend Rick Smolda at his home on the 4200 block of Salem Street in Philadelphia. His accomplice, Daniel Crozier, 22, was taken into custody by Philadelphia Police. Authorities say Crozier was also wanted for a parole violation.

Police say Smolda admitted to them that he stole the five wrought-iron chairs with Crozier.

The furniture was recovered from a Northeast Philadelphia warehouse. Police are investigating other items found to determine if they are stolen as well. The furniture, which dates back to 1950 and holds sentimental value to funeral home Michelle Hoffman has been returned.

Hoffman tells NBC10 her father bought the furniture and she's glad to have it back.

Investigators say that the area is inundated with thieves stealing metal and selling it as scrap metal for pennies on the dollar.

Rick Smolda (left)


One Workplace Establishes Distribution Partnership With Biocomposite-Based Furniture Pioneer e2e Office -

MILPITAS, Calif., June 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One Workplace, Northern California's largest commercial furniture dealership, today announced the establishment of a distribution partnership with e2e Office, a division of Ithaca-NY-based e2e Materials, an innovative clean technology spinoff of Cornell University that develops products made from its advanced biocomposite materials used for the furniture and cabinet industries.

One Workplace's distribution partnership with e2e Office is in direct response to increasing customer demand for more environmentally friendly office products that can contribute to LEED certification and provide a safer and more collaborative work environment. e2e Office will help fulfill this demand with a wide range of office furniture products that are safer, less expensive, stronger and lighter than conventional wood-based products.

The first e2e Office product to be distributed by One Workplace is the award-winning TransFORM™ Workstation, a highly versatile work surface made from e2e Materials' proprietary biocomposites comprised of soy flour and flax fibers that "off-gasses" no formaldehyde and is free from hazardous ('red list') chemicals as defined by the Living Building Challenge. 

"We are experiencing customer demand for office furniture products that meet aggressive environmental standards combined with exceptional durability, weight reduction and affordability factors," said Dave Ferrari, president of One Workplace, Northern California's largest commercial furniture dealership and e2e Office channel partner.  "That's why we're partnering with e2e Office.  Their innovative biocomposite-based office product line addresses each of these important criteria.  It also gives our customers new opportunities for earning LEED points and improving employee satisfaction levels due to the significant environmental safety advantages offered by e2e Office products."

The TransFORM Workstation is a highly versatile work surface and series of privacy and communication panels made from e2e's proprietary biocomposite material. Optional re-used and refurbished leg systems that contribute additional LEED points are readily configurable to meet today's design needs. e2e Office products have been fully tested and validated to meet BIFMA standards and use only 19 percent of the embodied energy of traditional wood composites. By using e2e biocomposites, the TransFORM Workstation utilizes annually renewable feedstocks, is 100 percent bio-based and completely fossil fuel free. Offering a full five-year warranty, the TRANSform work surface leverages e2e's patent-pending i-core open architecture construction providing customers with lighter and more durable office furniture.

Future e2e Office products currently under development—including mobile whiteboards, mobile acoustics, unique storage and group communication products—are specifically designed to meet today's open space and mobile workforce needs that emphasize greater collaboration for improved productivity and creativity.  All products are being made with e2e Materials' proprietary biocomposites and far exceed the requirements of the CARB Airborne Toxic Controls Measure, offer LEED points across multiple categories, and rank higher than any other material when measured against the stringent Living Building Challenge and Pharos Project criteria.

"Partnering with One Workplace is a significant milestone," said Pat Govang, CEO of e2e Office. "Not only are they the largest commercial furniture dealership in Northern California, they're strategically located in the heart of Silicon Valley whose innovative and forward thinking companies represent the ideal customers of biocomposite-based furniture for the offices of tomorrow."   

About e2e Materials

e2e Materials, based in Ithaca, N.Y., develops, designs, engineers and produces proprietary biocomposites for the furniture, cabinetry and other markets. e2e's proprietary composites are made from soy flour and natural grass fiber such as jute, flax and kenaf. Products made from e2e's biocomposite are stronger, lighter, safer and cheaper than those made from formaldehyde-laden wood composites. Additionally, e2e uses only a small fraction of the energy required for wood composites, saving billions of pounds of CO2.

The e2e Materials Logo is available at

About One Workplace

One Workplace is Northern California's largest commercial furniture dealership serving the multi-faceted needs of its startup to Fortune 500 clients. The company is unique among contract furniture dealers by working with its customers from the space planning and design development phase through final installation. One Workplace provides architectural products, office furniture and audio video solutions. In addition, the company represents over 300 manufacturers including Steelcase, the leading provider of office furniture worldwide. For more information visit .

CONTACT: Kevin Gallagher          Gallagher Group Communications          510.599.0416                    Megan Battiato          One Workplace          408.719.3258

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Weaver Furniture Sales and Shipshewana Ready For Amish Furniture Shoppers and Summer Travelers - YAHOO!

The warm weather is bringing Amish furniture lovers from across the country to Shipshewana, Indiana.

Shipshewana, IN (PRWEB) June 12, 2012

As summer moves into full swing, the heat is on for travelers looking to discover deals and delectable dishes. Intrepid visitors from across the Midwest are making their way to the Amish town of Shipshewana, Indiana in search of a quality Amish furniture store and delicious foods. Shipshewana is ready for visitors and offers a variety of events and activities fit for the family.

Shipshewana Quilt Festival – For quilting enthusiasts, there is no bigger weekend than June 20-23. Featuring a nationally recognized speaker, a huge quilt and vendor show (including a quilting “schoolhouse” for beginning quilters) and plenty of activities, this event always draws big crowds.

Shipshewana Yard Sale – On July 13 at the Antique Gallery Lawn, check out Shipshewana’s community yard sale! Space is open for anyone to sell their items, and the antique gallery boasts 100 dealers and 31,000 sq. feet of gallery space with rare antiques.

Habitat for Humanity Auction – Interested in making a positive difference in the world? Come out to the Habitat for Humanity Auction on August 3. Bid on food, furniture, quilts, baked goods and other items and the proceeds will benefit the LaGrange County Habitat. For more information on how to volunteer with building projects or other ways to get involved, visit

Amish Furniture - As a member of the Shipshewana Retail Merchants Association, Weaver Furniture Sales is proud sponsor of local events (such as the Shipshewana May Fest) and keeps the doors open for all solid wood furniture buffs during the spring and summer months. Owner LeRoy Weaver welcomes visitors, stating, "We love welcoming new visitors to our town and making them feel at home." Discover a huge variety of solid wood home furniture here.

About Weaver Furniture Sales:

Weaver Furniture Sales was established in 1989 in Shipshewana, Indiana, and is an Amish, family-owned furniture business that offers a full line of solid wood, Amish Furniture at affordable prices – for both residential and commercial purposes. Weaver Furniture Sales features shaker styles, traditional and mission furniture. As part of their client services, Weaver Furniture Sales provides furniture design consultation services, custom furniture options, furniture quotes, layaway options and various delivery alternatives for residences and businesses in the United States from their quiet country showroom in Shipshewana, Indiana.

LeRoy and Ida Weaver have owned and operated Weaver Furniture Sales for over twenty-two years, beginning with a 1,500 square foot showroom and expanding to over 15,000 square feet today. Previously, they owned and managed LeWana Dairy Farm where they milked cows and raised corn and hay.

Marty Weaver
Weaver Furniture Sales
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Leather Is In! Nantuckit Furniture Releases New Leather Furniture Styles - Yahoo Finance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nantuckit Furniture Company LLC (, a US-based furniture retailer, has released 11 new leathers ( to keep up with the growing interest in quality leather furniture. These leathers are available to be used for dozens of different styles of sofas and chairs.

Nantuckit Furniture has seen a resurgence in demand for high-quality leather furniture. This was especially evident at this year's High Point Market in North Carolina, where numerous leather manufacturers were seeing increased demand.

Nantuckit Furniture is raising the bar in custom furniture. For those looking for the highest quality, custom furniture made in the United States, these new leathers will provide an excellent selection for those looking for the latest styles of 2012. The leathers are all top grain and of the highest quality.

Leather furniture is making a comeback for those looking for a classic look in their homes that will last for years to come. The traditional look is perfect for those wanting style in comfort and is particularly appropriate for mountain and vacation homes.

Nantuckit Furniture Company LLC is a leading online retailer of high-quality US produced custom furniture. Specializing in slipcovered ( and upholstered furniture, customers can choose exactly what style of furniture they want and have it custom made with their own fabric selections.

Brendan Conroy, Director of Public Relations
Nantuckit Furniture Company LLC

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Sofa King boss will keep using ‘offensive’ slogan - Northampton Chronicle

A furniture retailer has vowed to continue using his cheeky strapline – despite being banned from using it in newspaper advertising.

Mark Kypta owns The Sofa King furniture superstore in Far Cotton, Northampton.

He coined the strapline “Where the prices are Sofa King low” when he launched the business ten years ago.

Mr Kypta has been using the slogan to promote his business since and it appears above The Sofa King showroom and on the firm’s delivery vans.

However, in August last year three readers complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) about an advert in the Northampton Herald & Post.

The advert used the expression: “Where the prices are Sofa King low”.

In its written judgement, the ASA ruled the advert could be interpreted as using a derivative of a swear word, was therefore “likely to cause serious or widespread offence” and banned it.

Mr Kypta, 42, appealed but despite being asked to reconsider its verdict by Sir Hayden Phillips, the Independent Adjudicator, the ASA will announce on Wednesday that it has upheld its earlier decision.

Father-of-one Mark said: “I don’t agree with the ASA’s decision. My lawyers don’t agree with and it would appear there was even a question in the mind of Sir Hayden Phillips, the Independent Adjudicator.

“But I haven’t got the time or the money to fight a bunch of bureaucrats and launch a second appeal via a judicial review. I want to put my energy into building a business by providing people all over the country with killer deals on sofas and other furniture.

“I will abide by the ASA ruling and I won’t rerun the advert. But I will never drop the slogan. It is a part of the business’s DNA and people love it. I have been overwhelmed by the support and good wishes I have received.”

In its latest ruling, the ASA changed the wording of its decision slightly. It said that when spoken or heard, the catchphrase sounded like a derivative of the swear word.


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