What furnishings from the 18th and 19th Century tell us about everyday life

Here are some pictures of Jay Gates giving a talk to a local chapter of the Colonial Dames this past weekend. The talk was entitled “What furnishings from the 18th and 19th Century tell us about everyday life.” During the talk I reviewed items like card tables, chairs, bow front chests, knife boxes, etc. We then talked about each item and how its use differed from today and why. I also covered care of one’s furnishings. Lastly, we discussed downsizing and some of the perils of it.  I gave some tips too.

Explaining dovetail joints on furniture.

WRIC Interview: On The Money – Getting The Most For Your Furniture

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — This week, Good Morning Richmond is telling you how you can get the most for what you have. Today we have the inside scoop on how to get the most for your furniture.


Voted one of Richmond's Best for 2015!

Best of Richmond Home 2015

Once again the readers’ have voted Gates Antiques Ltd. as one of Richmond’s favorite Antique Shops and Home Experts of 2015!


Gates Antiques Best of 2014

Richmond Magazine Survey

We would like to thank all of the people that voted for Gates Antiques in Richmond Magazine’s annual “Best of Richmond” awards for 2014. We are providing a link to the new survey for 2015, your continued support will keep Gates Antiques as one of Richmond’s best business for another year.


Articles of Interest

Every now and then we come across interesting articles that we like to share with our clients and customers.

This desk is an amazing piece of craftsmanship we thought you would enjoy.


American Pickers


Here are just a few of the websites and resources that we at Gates Antiques have found helpful.


Gates Antiques Best of 2014

Richmond Magazine Best of 2014

“Voted Richmond’s Best and Worst 2014”.

Gates Antiques was on page 90 in this month’s Richmond Magazine’s Best and Worst under “Shop that knows how to make a furniture chip or scratch disappear”.


Best of Richmond Home 2014

“Once again, Gates Antiques was voted as one of the best antique stores in Richmond.” Spring 2014


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