Selling Fine Antiques and Interesting Collectibles!
About Cliffrose Antiques & Collectibles
Our Service PledgeMy goal is to have each and every customer happy with their purchase. I sell only fine antiques & decorative objects in good condition and strive to represent everything I sell accurately in pictures and descriptions.
About UsMy passion for antiques has led me in some interesting directions, including owning my own antique consignment shop for many years in Chicago (now closed). To say I learned a lot from the experience would be an understatement. I needed to know as much as possible about each antique I sold, so I did research night and day and when necessary got the opinion of specialists. Looking back now, I realize the memories I cherish the most are those of the wonderful people I met and all the loyal customers I had who supported me through it all.
Along the way I studied Appraisal Science with the American Society of Appraisers and had a USPAP certificate for years. I was at one time the local Chairperson for the Decorative Arts section and arranged many interesting lectures & meetings on antiques. I even arranged a lecture by Albert Sack on his book, "The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American..." and then escorted him around for several days including a private tour of the Chipstone Collection in Wisconsin.
Learning about antiques has been a driving force in my life and I have enjoyed attending seminars on various subjects at museums in this country and around the world. I especially enjoyed attending Winter Institute at Winterthur Museum in Delaware.
After moving to Arizona in 2002, I realized that treasure hunting was much more exciting than appraising, so I use my expertise to buy great antiques and collectibles. My associations with other dealers, estate sale companies and appraisers allow me to acquire items fresh to the market from private individuals and estates.