Who We Are

Purveyors of the Seventeenth Century

We specialize in furniture and smalls from seventeenth-century England. We carry the largest inventory of seventeenth-century antiques in the country, and we extend it in both directions: we usually have some medieval and Tudor items in stock, and we also carry English country antiques up to about 1750. We ship throughout the United States.

Our website is our main business venue. It is designed to replicate the experience of seeing and handling an antique in person. Our aim is to make buying from our website the equivalent of taking something home on approval. We can count the returns we have had on one hand -- with fingers still to spare!

We still do a few shows, and we have a shop in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

John Fiske & Lisa Freeman, Owners


Acorns: For Lovers of Early Objects

Published electronically every other month.

Acorns Featured ImageRecent Article: John drove up a twisting dirt road that climbed though a forest in New Hampshire. At the top stood a large, modern house. As he stood poised to ring the bell, he heard strains of Beethoven and felt reluctant to interrupt them. But he did. Inside the house, beside a talented pianist, was a "credence" table. After a very pleasant three-quarters of an hour... Read more >