Investment Quality Antiques and Decorative Arts
About Hide and Go Keep
Our Service PledgeWe guarantee all our items are accurately described and to provide the best/safest packing around. No copies or reproductions. I do my best to keep all of my customers happy. If you are unhappy for ANY reason.....let me know and we will resolve it to the best of our ability. Any item may be returned for any reason within 3 days of receipt.....period....no reason/excuse needed.
About UsI have managed, been part of a co-op, been a partner in, or owned my own brick and mortar shop for the last 21 years.....and I love it as much now as I ever have! I have a passion for quality antique decorative items and I tend to gravitate towards good glass, porcelains, and anything that is a perfect example of a style or period in time. When you look at something and state...."Now that is Art Nouveau!"....that is what I am aspiring to find.
I majored in European porcelains and glasses, with a minor in Japanese and American decorative arts. I have helped local auction houses identify unknown pieces of glass and am particularly good with French and Bohemian glasses, but I realize that I am still learning every day!
I often buy an item just because I like it, and learn about it later. I was taught to buy what I like, and not to rely on books....although I definitely say books now help in identifying and I have a rather impressive library of reference materials and books mostly dealing with higher end porcelain and glasses! I tend to gravitate towards finer decorative items although I like "fun" stuff too. I like everything from Japanese to Jugendstil/Secessionist to Victorian to Empire era items....if they are well made, and almost always hand made.
I travel a lot to acquire what is available. Generally, I hit the road to search out finer quality items. I purchase estates, anywhere!
Any recommendations are greatly appreciated! I get my best suggestions from you! Hopefully I have something that catches your fancy or imagination....thank you for looking and reading and I look forward to serving you.
I accept and prefer checks......then money orders, wire transfer, Bank of America to Bank of America direct pay, and lastly Paypal.
Also, since it seems everyone loves a deal, if we negotiate a BEST price, it is on a cash price basis....no paypal(they cost money and it can be shocking at the end of a year how much we give companies to just send money)......if you wish to pay the roughly 4 to 5% these costs......I will happily agree to it, but it isnt imaginary. Let me just say that I guarantee everything I sell, and that any item may be returned without reason for up to 3 days after receiving. I also insure everything that I sell, it used to be for the customers protection, but now, it is to protect me.....since I guarantee every item will get to the new owner in as described condition.....plus the original 3 extra days just to make sure it is exactly as I said it was. The two exceptions to my return policy is if an item is listed for sale or auction, or if an address given is incorrect and the item is not returned.....so please put your apt or condo number or letters if they further identify your location.