Olde Hope Antiques was established July 4, 1976, by Edwin Hild and Patrick Bell in New Hope, Pennsylvania. After several years of dealing in a general line of merchandise, the focus of interest became American painted furniture and folk art.
Today the firm is recognized as one of the leading sources for exceptional examples of American country furniture in original paint, folk paintings, weathervanes and folk sculpture, textiles, and related country accessories.
In September of 2001, after having an open shop for 25 years, it was time for a change and the open sign came down. Inventory is now shown by appointment at both our New Hope and New York locations, and we can also be seen at some of the finest antiques shows including The Winter Antiques Show and The Philadelphia Antiques Show. Our ads can be seen regularly in such periodicals as “The Magazine Antiques”, “Antiques and Fine Art”, “Maine Antiques Digest”, and “Antiques and The Arts Weekly.”
In addition to maintaining an inventory of exceptional items we also offer a number of services for collectors and designers. We will search for specific items of interest and keep an active “wish list” on file. At auction, we examine the merchandise, bid on behalf of clients, and see to the safe delivery of the piece to its new owner. And when the time comes to sell, we will purchase for inventory or broker a piece on behalf of the owner. We will also handle the dispersal of large collections through private sale and auction. It has been our great pleasure to develop close relationships with our clients over the years based on mutual trust and honesty. We look forward to continuing that tradition with the new collectors we meet.