Mahogany Tall Case Clock

A fine mahogany tall case clock, or more commonly known as a grandfather, clock. Standing only 7 5” tall, this clock isn’t nearly as large as most are. Yet, it still manages to carry itself well. (more…)

R•Home Award

Gates Antiques was voted the #1 antique store by Central Virginians in the Rhome poll taken in January. We are honored and humbled by the support shown to us by our loyal customers.

Thank you so much! (more…)


Virginia Living – Winner 2018 Made In Virginia

Virginia Living Magazine has selected Gates Red Oil as one of 22 Outstanding Products that are Made In Virginia for 2018! (more…)

Made In Virginia 2018 Winner

Press Release – Virginia Living




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RICHMOND, Va. Nov. 1, 2018 — Announcing the 7th Annual Made in Virginia Awards. Featuring products created in the Commonwealth, the 2018 Made in Virginia Awards celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and craft in Food, Drink, and Home + Style.  (more…)

Imari: Japan’s original porcelain masterpiece


NEW YORK – Imari ware is a broad term for the first porcelain ever produced in Japan. Its development was made possible by the discovery of exceptionally fine kaolin in 1616, early in the Edo period. It is also known as Arita ware, named for the town where it was made, which was a traditional ceramics center on the island of Kyushu. (more…)

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.


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