My name is Nessa Rosenfeld and I am the owner of Yardley Antiques. The store is located in Morrisville PA, which is a small town in Pennsylvania, but I mainly buy and sell antiques in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York City.
I feel, that in order to find the perfect antique, you have to use three senses: sight, smell, and touch. A particular piece either resonates with you, or it doesn’t. I personally don’t like having to completely refinish antique furniture. Minor imperfections, the smell of old wood and signs of slight age wear are what make a piece authentic and real.
That’s why, when I partially restore a piece of furniture, I try to preserve the original feel of a piece and not renew the furniture up to the point where it looks like a reproduction. Small chips off of trim, a few fine scratches here and there and tiny bubbles in a 100 year old glass door make the piece more valuable to me.
Thanks for looking and hope to meet you soon,