Take the door adjacent to Dawn Hill Antiques, up to the second floor, prepare to be amazed. As you move from room to room of Upstairs Antiques it's like you're walking through time, displayed with disarming simplicity.
The Upstairs group includes veteran furniture designer Barry Strom, who moved his 20-year-old American and Continental furniture and lighting business to New Preston two years ago. He is joined in an adjacent room by his wife, Rebecca, an expert in 19th century Chinese antiques.
Conservator and art restorer Glenn Allard of Patina, has expanded his space and is offering American furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries as well as a great collection of early brass and copper accessories.
The Nemati Collection specializes in rugs of artistic merit. The proprietor, Darius Nemati, is a second-generation rug dealer servicing interior designers and private clients, with amost unusual selection of rugs from many parts of the world.
John Peden indulges his passion for vintage instruments at Peden’s Vintage, featuring a collection of Pre-CBS Fender amplifiers, his picks of the best vinyl, and advertising clocks from the 50s featuring names such as Fender and RCA Victor.
New to the second floor is Antique Wicker, a shop entirely devoted to the finest examples of historic (1870-1930) American wicker available today. Owners James Butterworth and Michael Donovan have focused on suites of fine porch furniture, from Bar Harbor, to Victorian and Art Deco. It doesn't get any cozier!
11 Main Street