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When Oak Was New

English Furniture & Daily Life 1530-1700

By John Fiske

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"If you are interested in early furniture, this book should be on your shelf."

-- Philip Zea, President, Historic Deerfield, Inc.

Shop Hours

Open by appointment. Please call (802.236.4391) to make an appointment, even on short notice. We live close by and are happy to open for you.

Our Inventory

We specialize in seventeenth-century English furniture -- both oak and walnut -- as well as English country furniture up to 1750. Our smalls complement our furniture and include early fragments and carvings, metalware (silver, bronze, and pewter), and pottery.

Our stock changes regularly. We strive to keep our site current by adding new items as they arrive and moving sold objects to our Recently Sold category.

Learn About Antiques

Visit the Learning Center to read about early English oak, caring for antiques, and the state of the antiques trade.

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37 South Main Street
Ipswich, Massachusetts

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Mailing Address:
12 Water Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

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