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Three Commemorative Fish Plaques

bass plaques

As ice fishing season has arrived here in the Northeast, we're remembering long-ago summer fishing seasons with these three commemorative fish plaques (now sold) that date from 1905 & 1906. Read more in our journal >

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Hearts in the Rustic Realm


twig heart stand                                                     
This month we present a gallery of images of antiques that incorporate hearts in their design. It surprised us to find so many heart designs within our past inventory of rustic antiques, and in our related specialty areas of folk art and Native American art. Read more in our journal >

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Cherry Gallery is a leading dealer in quality antique rustic furniture and accessories.

 

We also venture beyond strict rustic boundaries by offering antique art - fine, folk and Native American - and other genres of antique and vintage furnishings.

Our everyday pursuit is to acquire and offer antiques that have good intrinsic value and aesthetic appeal, allowing our customers to infuse their lives and homes with the comforts, refinements, and artistic expressions of earlier eras.

See our latest offerings in Current Selections. (Read how our monthly offerings work go)

Get to Know Us

In addition to selling antiques via the listings presented here, we also sell at our gallery and at antiques shows.

But our most common transactions are with established clients. Once we become familiar with customers' tastes, collecting passions, or furnishing and decorating needs, we let them know when we acquire something they might like. We have developed many friendships with antiques enthusiasts and designers this way over the years, which has been one of the most rewarding aspects of being in this business.

So please don't hesitate to call us, introduce yourself, and give us an idea of the antiques you'd like to acquire. We look forward to getting to know you, and helping you find something that you'll love.

Cherry Gallery news

Cross-disciplinary Interest:  Antiques + Woodworking

 

We recently responded to a request from the editors of a beautiful woodworking magazine called Mortise & Tenon.

 

mortise & tenon magazine

 

We gave them permission to print a circa 1880 photo we own of a group of Cree men at a campsite where several of them are carving canoe paddles using crooked knives.

The editors used the photo in an article titled "Freedom from Vises: Workholding Solutions from Three Traditions." The article juxtaposed our antique photo with a photo of a contemporary woodworker also using a crooked knife.

 

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These woodworkers carry on the tradition of Native people's and woodsmen's use of crooked knives in the context of "a minimalist, skill-centered approach built around a deep knowledge of the materials, simple workholding, and a reverence for the spirit of the wood." (p. 56, Mortise & Tenon, Issue VII, 2019).

Although the antique crooked knives we've owned have gone to collectors who appreciate them as art (see our article Figural Crooked Knife for an overview), it was rewarding to learn that woodworkers who are dedicated to making traditional furniture by traditonal means also value crooked knives for their function.