Our Business

We specialize in small antiques from the Middle Ages to the middle of the eighteenth century. We strive to offer distinctive antiques that you won't find anywhere else. Many are sourced from private collections in England and the continent.

We are a web-based business. We try to make our website replicate the process of buying in person -- multiple views and close-ups give you the virtual experience of picking something up, turning it around, and inspecting it closely.

We offer full return privileges, no questions asked. You can have something in your home for five days before finally committing to it. Return shipping is on you, unless we have misdescribed an item. Over many years of selling from our website, we can count "returns" on one hand -- with fingers to spare.

If you want to learn more about the historical context of the antiques we sell, you can sign up for Acorns, our free newsletter, and can read all the back issues here. Read the current issue. You can also browse John's blog John Fiske Antiquing.



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Our Guarantee

We guarantee everything we sell to be as described. If you buy from our website, you have 72 hours after receiving your antique to decide whether or not to keep it. You may return it for any reason whatsoever for a full refund, no questions asked, provided that it is in as-sold condition. Return shipping is at your expense unless we have misdescribed the item. This guarantee is valid for five years and is conditional upon the antique remaining in as-sold condition.