Ed Weissman Antiques first opened for business in Middletown, Connecticut in the late 1950’s where Ed began a career that eventually led to specialization in early American formal and country furniture prior to 1840, decorative arts, and 19th and 20th Century American and European paintings. He has exhibited in major shows throughout the country, and served as a guest lecturer for museums, universities, and small groups in New England and Florida. Ed continues his education in antiques by attending various symposiums and museum exhibitions and also maintains an extensive research library.
As a professional, full-time dealer, his continuous, hands on, working knowledge has led to his ability to accurately evaluate, authenticate, and purchase a diverse high quality inventory, and he is known in the trade, for having “a great eye…one of the best in the business.” Most of his inventory is fresh to the marketplace and is purchased privately or from other dealers. He has also had open shops in the states of Pennsylvania, Maine and Florida.
Ed and his wife, Margaret have worked together in Portsmouth since 1980, where the shop is open on “an appointment only” basis. It is a small eclectic shop with a choice selection of American and English furniture from the Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal and Sheraton periods. There is usually a selection of metalware including fine brass candlesticks and other items dating from Gothic to mid-19th Century, along with the appropriate decorative accessories of the early American household. There is an interesting and diverse selection of American and European paintings, with an occasional sampling of Chinese and Japanese art.
Professional memberships include:
• New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association,
• Maine Antique Dealers Association, and
• The International Society of Appraisers.
Services include:
• Direct purchase of antiques from private homes throughout the United States. We will travel anywhere for a consultation to purchase fine antiques.
• Advising individuals on the best manner for upgrading their collection.
• Representing buyers at auction to include examining, reporting, and bidding.
• Working as consultants or brokers to assist collectors, bank trust departments, estate and probate lawyers, and museums in both purchasing and deassessioning items either privately or at auction.
Contact us, all consultations are held in strictest confidence. EdW@EdWeissmanAntiques.com