GENESEE COUNTRY ANTIQUE DEALERS ASSOCIATION
“Trestle Bridge Over the Genesee at Portageville” by J. Stilson, ca 1850
WHO WE ARE
The Genesee Country Antique Dealers Association is an organization of antique dealers and industry professionals that adhere to the highest ethical standards within the antique industry.
Explore our membership list. Our members specialize in a vast array of period, style, and types of antiques. Contact information and specialties are provided on our membership page.
Our members offer antique furniture, metal, and textile restoration and repair services. Also, several of our members are certified appraisers and auctioneers.
Member Of The Month
Ed Becker of Colony Shop Antiques and Art
The Colony Shop has been in business since 1924. At the present location since 1956. Justin Beauchat and Robert Aldrich were the founding partners. In the early 1970s, I worked in Fayetteville in cost accounting, purchasing, and management. While there I became interested in arts & antiques I started stopping at Colony Shop. I soon became a very good friend of Justin's. He taught me quite a lot because we had the same interests. I started my own business and he continued to be my adviser. After his death in 1983, I bought the business & the property. I was extremely proud to continue the business and the reputation of knowledge, quality, and integrity. Around 2005 I noticed a change in the market, both locally and nationally in the arts and antique market. After some analysis, I realized the market was not going to change. I decided to pursue certification as an appraiser. In 2007 I completed the USPAP appraisal course with the Appraisal Foundation in WDC. I continue to abide by their standards. In doing so I have developed associations with museums, many lawyers & individuals. We are located only minutes from downtown Syracuse.
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Antique of the Month
MT Washington Burmese Pedestal
An Mt. Washington Burmese pedestal footed creamer decorated with ferns. The creamer is 5 ½ inches tall and has a ground pontil. The creamer is depicted as form 96 in a factory photograph reproduced as figure 9-4 on page 183 of Wilson’s “Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass.” In figure 9-10 on page 191, Wilson shows the decoration as decoration 1, “Ferns.” The piece is dated to 1886-1890.
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