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February 28, 2014 / Linda Hartong

ROBERTSON’S ANTIQUES

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It is a pleasure just to window-shop at Robertson’s, especially at night. Lighting is their specialty and night or day the shop glows from all 7 windows.

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It takes up most of the corner of Delores and 7th. 2,000 sq. ft. of treasures. They have been in business since 1972 under this striped awning. 

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The staff are friendly and laid back. They let me wander and photograph to my heart’s content.

Various levels help define the shop.

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I start at the front door  and admire this handsome desk.

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I weave between treasures

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and spot this Sextant from The National Physical Laboratory. 

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Then down an aisle. Cabinets of silver, china and jewelry sparkle on both sides. 

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I spot this Tiffany “Zodiac” Bronze Desk Set c.1910. Everything in the shop is meticulously identified and priced.

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There are nooks 

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and crannies deep in the back of the shop. 

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I begin to make my way back to the front.

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Nick Robertson loves lighting. These two gentlemen are a recent acquisition. Made of specter, a zinc alloy, and then painted bronze. The shades are leaded caramel flag glass. C.1920.

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Such unusual pieces as this Pierpont lamp with its reverse painted shade and candlestick base. C. 1926-1930. $2,750

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and this obverse painted glass shade with specter base C.1910. $2900

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This specter panel lamp C.1915 is my favorite.

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These outstanding Meissen Candelabra 39” tall have a fascinating story.

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They were in the Meissen collection of Gustav von Klemperer before the Nazis seized it from his descendants in 1936. 

Silver English tea kettles

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and  tea sets are polished to perfection. 

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I came into the shop looking for antique children’s books. But they have sold but other leather bound volumes wait for purchase.

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The shop also carries an impressive collection of walking sticks

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and

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swords such as this British Naval Sword Nursing Corps C. 1915.

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I am “antiqued out” and thank the salespeople for letting me take photos.

Mr. Robertson also does Estate liquidation and gives free appraisals.

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  1. lynn momboisse / Feb 28 2014 5:57 pm

    Another wonderful post and great pictures Linda. It is great to know they do free appraisals. Some time I want to do a little research on this location. When I was a teenager, this was our second movie house in town. (the other was the Golden Bough) It was small, one screen. But we entered through the same door that goes into the antique store and bought our tickets and popcorn right there. Blessings, Lynn

  2. Michael Smith / Mar 4 2014 6:34 am

    Really like the tea service and candle holders. Michael

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