Landmark Acres Antiques       

232 West Main Street  -  Westfield, New York 14787

(716)326-4185                        E-Mail: landmark@fairpoint.net

   
 

Near Chautauqua Lake and Chautauqua Institution and near the shore of Lake Erie, we offer special pieces for special places and fine quality antiques for the discriminating buyer .

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  Beginning in 1946, Landmark Acres Antiques has grown to be one of the larger and older quality antique shops in this part of the nation. Landmark Acres Antiques is in a large barn, the oldest building in Chautauqua County, 1802. Col. James McManon originally purchased a tract of land from the Holland Land Company, 29,000 acres, the origination of Chautauqua County.   Chautauqua County celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1902 on the front lawn of our Landmark Acres and also the bicentennial celebration in 2002. Landmark Acres is the site of the first post office in Chautauqua County and is also the oldest farm in the County,  now a grape farm in the heart of the Chautauqua Lake Erie wine trail. This area is the largest concord grape growing region in the world. Westfield NY offers a wonderful experience for the visitor with its historic homes, desirable location on the shore of Lake Erie and five miles from Chautauqua Lake and Institution.

Our antique shop has over 5000 square feet of early antiques (1725 to1925) and a few decorator items in room settings with three large display rooms upstairs and down. We publish only a few items to our website to give you an idea of the quality of our inventory. If you wish to know more about certain antiques you may find that our antique shop inventory is helpful. Most major pieces have a detailed description which can be of  assistance in helping you to guarantee their authenticity and guide you with research on the net.

We do no shows, do not sell on E-bay and do not send anything to auction. Please visit, you can carefully examine an item before purchase. We buy all antiques outright and sell through our shop and website. Since we own all antiques we also offer a reasonable and detailed return policy on your receipt.   We are always interested in buying antiques of quality.

 
Westfield New York Early American Antique Shop on I-90 along Lake Erie                           

 

Landmark Acres Antiques is an antiques shop established in 1946 owned by Ed and Wilma Benjamin since 1974. In 1986 we purchased Candlelight Lodge, a few blocks away and opened it as a Bed and Breakfast, one of the first in the center of Westfield, NY.  We moved the Captain Storm House in 2000 to Candlelight property with the assistance of the National and State Historic Trusts, the local Chautauqua Landmark Society and CVS Pharmacy. After completion of its restoration, we opened the Captain Storm House in 2004. The Captain Storm House is a special longer term Vacation Rental, a brick Queen Anne Victorian home designed by the famous architect George Barber.

  

Open April 1  -  Jan 2

Spring  -  Summer  -  Fall

Hours: Thursday  -  Monday  -  10:30 to 4:30

 Tue  &  Wed  -   By Chance or Appointment

Winter  -  Jan 3  -  March 31 

Friday thru Monday 11:00 to 4:30

Tue - Thurs Open by Chance or Appointment

 Call 716 - 326 - 4185  For appointment or questions regarding buying or selling

 

Landmark Acres Antiques offers a selection of 18th, 19th and early 20th century country and formal American Furniture as well as some European and Asian pieces (1720 to 1920). We also offer art, oriental rugs, china, glass and porcelain, a large selection of silver flatware and hollowware, coins, jewelry, watches, books, paintings, a large selection of early lighting, aesthetic movement, art nouveau, arts and craft, and decorative accessories. We  try to purchase more unusual, higher  quality antiques in finer condition.  The United States government defines an antique as being over 100 years old. Interestingly enough  artistry, workmanship, rarity, use of quality materials and historical importance is not discussed. The following are a few examples of antiques that we have in stock to give you an idea of our inventory. Visit or call our shop if you have special needs. 

Highlights of Landmark Acres Antiques Inventory Pages 1 - 3  

Recently purchased a number of pieces from two major estates                           

Come and visit, we have many smaller pieces not listed on the net.

 
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Early Pennsylvania Walnut Dining Room Table C. 1820 Extremely rare large long single board drop leaves, nicely turned legs, original brass cup castors, early refinishing, excellent condition, center 24W (2 boards), drop leaves each 24 deep single board, extra leg swings out to support each board, overall size 72L x 42W x 29H.

 

 Early single board dining tables this size were scarce 100 years ago.

 

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German Theresienthal Glass 'Bacchus Collection' Rare Punch/ Wine Set C. 1890 Designed by Henriette Steigerwald pairing a classic silhouette w. colored glass accents (sprunts, handles & finial in dark green)  -  probably custom made, large shaped glass covered bowl w. cutout for rich dark green ladle, excellent condition Bowl 12"H x 13"W, 12 Cups 2"H x 4"W   $1485

Theresienthal crystal made since 1836 deep in the forests of Bavaria and sold to the wealthy in its many forms of enameling and brilliant colored glass, all made by hand.

           
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French Center Table C. 1900 Walnut w. burl maple & circassion walnut octagonal segmented top w. drop corner carvings, heavily carved base, arched carved legs w. scroll  foot, classical carved column, original finish, excellent condition 32" W x 30" H  $895.

 

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Regency Dressing Table Mirror Mahogany & Boxwood C. 1810, Mirror double outlined w. fine boxwood inlay, fancy multiple turned & shaped columns w. acorn caps & wonderful brass w. gilt fan shaped floral twists, bow front base, 3 figured mahogany  drawer fronts, center drawer w. key lock, boxwood stringing around drawers & on frame, ball turned feet, all original hardware & finish, mint condition, an exceptional piece 23"H x x22"W x 8"D
           
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Rare Early New England Formal Drop Front Desk w. Cuban Highly Figured Wonderfully Book Matched Mahogany, Late 18th Century C. 1790, Probably Early Boston, Warm rich colors very detailed, complex desk interior, 22 compartments w. 10 tombstone framed openings & 12 drawers,  picture frame drop front, original hardware interior & exterior w. key, 4 graduated drawers all w. lipped molded framing, splay foot, shaped apron & early dovetailed construction. An early desk exhibiting the finer qualities and in excellent condition. Warm, rich colors better in person.   43"H x 39"W x 20"D  $10,500

Desk Interior

See Student Lamp information on page 3

 

 

Biedermeier Secretaire Cabinet, C. 1810, German, All Extremely Rare Rich Book Matched Crotch Cuban Mahogany over Cuban (veneer over secondary wood frequently results in later damage), fine unique Rococo hand carving & design, the highest quality, stepped out crotch framed top of each piece, Gothic carved glass doors, full wonderful carved and matched  outside columns, book matched crotch mahogany front, top serpentine drawers & cupboard doors, adj. shelves, fall front desk, separate piece slides forward for larger surface w. more overhang, front applied carving.  Desk Area - Formal, 6 book matched Cuban crotch mahogany drawers & cupboard door, separate gilt edged green leather pull-out writing surface, total area all serpentine picture framed, below picture framed paneled doors w. shelf & carved feet, at top urn & flame 6" finials, at center offset holes probably for panel w. important family crest, great proportions, very heavy, excellent original condition w. French polish finish - back top upper inside panels & shelves book matched crotch Cuban mahogany (rare) probably custom made in Berlin for wealthy family, very functional design. One of The Best German Biedermeier Secretaries.  86"H x 42W

           

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Rare Chinese Table Screen, Bronze & Rosewood, Earlier 1800's wonderfully detailed hand carved & pierced rosewood frame, (front. sides & back) w. 18" D round bronze hand carved detailed scenic screen, both w. subtle dragons, 5 signatures on back w. appropriate wear, probably Qing Dynasty, 19th C., used by scholars & the wealthy, offering privacy, inspiration & contemplation and blocking breezes, sunlight & drafts, an important fixture in any Chinese scholar's studio, excellent condition, 32"H x 23"W   25lbs.                  

 

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Federal C. 1820 Two Drawer Drop Leaf Stand, New York, Cherry with Plum Pudding figuring & Color, shaped  drop leaves, very fancy pulls, wonderful turned & fluted legs, cup casters, early refinishing, original otherwise, excellent condition 20"W (34"W leaves up) 23"D x 28"H  $950.

           

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Victorian Highchair/Stroller (Dropdown) Civil War/1860's, Walnut, lift oval tray, shield back,  hand shaped w. incised details, leather seat, tray & back, original finish, large & smaller wheels, some rubber missing (needs minor repair) otherwise an exceptional piece,  Museum Quality (see additional information in shop)  36"H x 19"W x 26"D  $685.

 

Early Wicker Stroller C. 1890,  larger size, notice wire wheels, wonderful shaping, styling & detailed fancy design, overall excellent condition 35"H x 26"W x 48"L  $485

 

 

      

 

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Early Postmaster's Sorting Desk w. Fitted Interior C. 1870, Rare Butternut, pegged construction w. round dovetails, large lower drawer, turned reeded leg w. porcelain casters, 2 Piece, upper section shaped gallery, paper & envelope pigeon holes on left, larger files on right, drop front creates large writing surface, excellent condition, early refinishing otherwise all original 36"W x 24"D x 59"H,  20"D (writing surface)  $950

Makes a wonderful Home Computer Desk

           

 

   

Lady's Writing Desk, C. 1890, fancy crest, 10 interior compartments w. 2 drawers, great style, 9 detailed hand carvings, quartered oak, 3 lower drawers, cabriole legs, early refinishing otherwise all original, a quality desk w. key 46"H x 32"W x 17"D   $895

 

 

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Capo-Di-Monte (1771 - 1834), 4 Sets  -  Cup, Saucer & Plate, Mint condition, extremely detailed & well painted w. a dozen raised groups of neo-classical figures, normal size heads w. each scene different  (many later lesser quality reproductions), detailed outside gilt w. shaped edge & gilt w. wave design on inner plate, saucer w. wreath & garland design interior, cup w. entwined green & white handle, signature blue crown under glaze, full crown & N, Cup & Saucer 2"H, Saucer 5'W, Plate 8"W
           
  Tavern Table, New England/PA, C. 1730, Cherry & Pine, drop single board in back an old replacement, cherry top can move forward for larger surface w. more front overhang (quite ingenious), all original otherwise including finish w. traces of old red, very rare center drawer thumb molded, 2 deeply chamfered vertical bottom boards, dovetailed w. original knob, boards in top pegged together, whole top splined w. 2 outside rails & original large square top nails, top attached to base w. peg positions (one original peg), apron below w. fine incised lower edge, boards mortised & pegged everywhere, fine block & incised turned legs, box stretcher base line incised, round foot,  29"H x 35"W x 36"D w. drop up.  Chair Sold,    Table  $2495

Pewter, Early 19th Century, Charger 13", Large Bowl  SOLD", Plate 9" (Ellis), Tea Pot 10"W x 9"H (Cooper & Madgwick), All Three $325

  New England Ladder Back Chair Set of 6, Early 19th C., rare style, wonderful egg turned finials, all handmade and slightly different, pegged, appropriate wear, soft original rich brown finish, all original 40"H x 19"W x 14"D, 17" seat H $1600 

Curly Maple Drop Leaf Harvest Table C. 1950's, Copy of early 19th C. (C.1820), will accommodate 8 chairs, 72"L x 43"W with  10" drops up, 30"H $1200

Table & Chair Set $2500

 

           

  "Wooton Style" Barrel Roll Secretary Desk, Mitchell & Rammelsburg Cincinnati, Oh., C. 1870,  Very rare walnut desk, 22 raised or recessed burl panels - gallery, front, sides & interior, 6 burl walnut drawers outside and within interior desk, writing area pulls out for larger surface, 12 pigeon holes within, fine hand carved detailed gallery with turnings, stepped out lower columns, bronze pulls, all original including finish, with key 54" H x 37" W x 22"D   $2895  

Secretary Desk, William & Mary Style C. 1700, Berkey & Gay,  Grand Rapids, Michigan C. 1880's  Rare Circassion (burl) walnut w. ebonized chinoiserie (Chinese) indiv. hand enamel decoration, all original, small size, glass two door display panels, shaped & molded crest, interior desk picture frame lid - 4 pigeon holes, long centered shelf, cutouts below, fancy bronze levered hinges, picture framed drawer below desk w. bronze pulls & early bronze signature seal, shaped apron below, wonderful turned legs w. bell top, trumpet shapes & ball feet, shaped cross-cut stretchers, keys  71"H x 27"W x 18"D

 Major awards at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition 1876      $1495   (One Piece Secretary)

           
  Shaker Tall Chest, C. 1880, Early Form, from the Albany, NY area, all original including later fancy hardware - Shaker construction - paneled chamfered cabinet doors, 6 graduated dovetailed drawers, paneled & rabbited case, blunt nose styles, rounded top & bottom edges, glue blocks, rabbited spline pieced drawer bottoms & sides, back rabbited splines & hand nailed, woods  - pine, chestnut, wormy chestnut & poplar, hand varnished 74"H x 40"W x 19"D  (See Civil War Dining Set page 2)     $2295      

 

  Stepback Cupboard, Ohio/PA C. 1835, Rare Butternut, Classic design, 2 Pc., Upper case, wide sweeping double crown (53"), double paneled mortised framed glass & wood doors, scalloped windows, original glazed glass (-1), 2 mortised & grooved shelves,  pie shelf, Base, 2 dovetailed & chamfered drawers, 2 double paneled mortised framed wood doors, 1 fixed shelf,  high tapered feet, matchstick molding & reeded styles throughout cupboard, old refinishing, 2 replaced pulls, otherwise all original, Case 83"H x 48"W   $2295
           
  Early Figural Cigar Lighter, C. 1870's, "original gas" Spaniard (early & rare), Cuba & Spain originated the cigar, popularized by President Grant, bronze with enameling, missing small dagger at side, otherwise all original w. rare gas turn-off & burner, counter model used in early saloon or tobacconist shop to allow the lighting of cigars, larger than normal w. wonderful color and  natural details, 14"H x 5"W (burner extends 1" beyond picture)  $895   

Chippendale Secretary 2 Pc. Desk/Bookcase, Pa, C. 1790, Cherry replaced outside brasses w. early wood knobs, stepped out top w. rare reeded molding,  inside compartmental top

 Bottom - inside desk w. original brasses, 6 drawers & 10 hooded compartments, outside 4 drawers below, Pa. scroll base molding

 All original finish, perfect proportions, 42"W x 84"H x 21"D       $2695 

 

           
  Federal Sheraton Chest, Small Size, New England, C.1810 Birch case, figured cherry veneer drawer fronts w. thumb lip molded banding (ousted), original scrolled & brass detailed back splash, figured mahogany banding on case around drawers, ousted 4 corners w. turned and reeded cherry legs, high turned & tapered feet, scrolled apron below, early replaced brasses & older refinishing, 40"W x 46"H x 21"D    $1800

 

 

Georgian Sewing Stand, Paper Mache, C. 1790, English, Rare, perhaps by Henry Clay, "Japanner to Royal Families & the King" (London), massive Mother of Pearl & gilt w. wonderful Rococo design (great iridescence), 6 lobed top & basket w. upper  & lower stem, footed lobed base, wonderful gilt interior design of top, original interior w. hand carved MOP flowered pulls,7 interior compartments, 3 w. multiple spindles for thread, 3 storage & hexagonal center compartment, 31"H x 18"D $1495 
           
  Rare Tiger Maple & Birdseye Maple Dining Set, Table, 6 Chairs,  PA or Ohio, C. 1825,  old refinishing, drop leaf table with solid extremely fine birdseye top (rarest maple, camera flash shows extreme) wonderful fine cherry turned legs and brass cup castors, 6 solid Tiger & Birdseye Chairs w. saber tiger maple legs, birdseye maple veneered crests and solid splats, tiger curved front & rail w. newer caned seats, Table -  74"L with 25" drops up x 47" W x 30" H, table will take two additional chairs   $3495   Secretary Bookcase, Mahogany, Elegant, NYC, C. 1820's, 2 Pc. probably early Joseph Meek's classic period, well stepped out Honduras crotch mahogany crown, French foot on base w. inside drop finial, small size, 3 adjustable shelves & 2 drawers in top w. glass quartered doors, 3 graduated drawers w. crotch mahogany in base, desk section in top drawer of base, older refinishing otherwise all original w. key 42"W x 83"H x 20"D    $2195
           
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  Unique Lath Folk Art Lock's Bridge C. 1984 By Cecil Rhodes, a well known Bemus Point, NY artist. Countless hours are needed to produce this one of a kind artwork, a rare three dimensional technique 35"H x 26"W  $895   Pennsylvania Pine Pantry Cupboard C. 1890 wonderful small size, unique shape & style, old refinishing. Mortised construction in door, frame & interior mortised shelf, minor repairs to back drawers, a special piece for a very special place, 59"H x 33"W x 15"D  $685
           
  Antique Meerschaum Pipe, earlier 19th C., butterscotch natural Baltic Amber crown and stem, silver hand chased accents,  two  touchmarks (woman's head w crescent and K)  on edge of bowl. This is a wonderful pipe when you consider raw materials, design, artistry, details and age - 4 small horses in exceptionally realistic detail and better for balance.    $795   Maple & Birdseye Beds, Pair High Four Poster, Fine Quality  C. 1920, Classic style, all original including finish, 41"W x 64"H x 79"L, somewhat longer  $1095
           
  Renaissance Pier Mirror, Ballroom or Great Hall C. 1870 (Candlelight Lodge Great Room)  walnut, wonderful burl walnut columns and gilt incising, detailed carved appointments, marble pedestal (for a bust or flowers), formal, elegant, all original including finish, 10'6"H  5'6"W     $3295   Leather Chair Set, English Banker Style, 6, 1980's Office/Library, Hickory Chair Co (since 1910 known for the highest quality)., mahogany, full piping & brass tacked leather, heavy, larger & better quality than newer, original condition, 33"H x 29"W  $1895
           

  Chippendale Slant Front Desk, Figured Black Cherry, Pa, C. 1810, dovetailed case and feet, interior with 8 hooded single compartments and one double hooded over 2 long drawers and 1 shorter, original interior brass hardware, earlier refinishing, outside original period wooden pulls except top drawer, otherwise all original incl. great cut out feet, 42 " H x 40"W x 19"D    $1685                  

 

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Empire Secretary Desk, Honduras Crotch Mahogany, New York City C. 1835, 2 Pc. Gothic influence, original finish, stepped out shaped top, arched doors with fretwork, Base w. large work surface, (20" x 40"), 6 drawers & 3 doors w. 2 hidden compartments, wonderful early19th century match or use as hanging cupboard &  separate desk, 82 H x 40" W x30"D.   $1095.

 

 

 

 

We no longer do appraisals off site unless nearby but still offer free unwritten appraisals year round if you make an appointment and bring in a few items or a detailed description with  pictures. You can also email information and pictures through our website, perhaps at that point we can make an appointment to see the items in person. You may find that our shop inventory is helpful in determining the value of pieces you already own since our inventory is large and most important items have detailed descriptions. These also allow you to examine items carefully, help you to guarantee their authenticity and guide you with research on the net. We are always interested in buying outright antiques of quality.

We will hold all purchases for a couple of days but then require a 50% deposit and the balance paid within 30 days. Please allow time for your balance to clear before pick-up and please schedule in advance.

If you consign with others ask a few important questions. Is the item insured, how is the item priced and if placed on a website, what is the site name? Most consignments involve shop owners and their website. Your items might also be photographed and placed on larger websites or different places, perhaps with an auctioneer. You should have this information in order to follow an item's sale and final price.

We have been able to purchase special items from early private homes in the western half of NY, PA and eastern Ohio, recently Columbus Ohio. This area has a history of many people having major fine historic furnishings in their homes. Earlier many wagons leaving from Boston for a new life in the far west found they had taken too much with them and had to leave many wonderful historical furnishings in Western New York, Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio, many settled here. In the 19th century this area experienced the original beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in the United States.  Oil was first discovered in the United States just a few miles south of us in Titusville, Pa. 1859. It was the dawn of the oil industry, no longer from sperm whales but now from the earth. People flocked to Western PA to purchase land contributing to the rise of five very wealthy small communities south of us. The early rise of the furniture industry in Jamestown and Buffalo, NY (Kittinger), Ohio (Mitchell & Rammelsburg and Kramer Bros.), the steel industry Buffalo and Pittsburgh, the lumber industry Western Pennsylvania (certain trees found here were used for the highest quality ship's masts in the world) and the automobile industry Cleveland  (small parts mfg. for Detroit) and Buffalo (Pierce Arrow, etc) now resulted in a large number of historic homes with fine furnishings., Pittsburgh was also part of the early beginnings of the manufacturing industry (Pittsburgh Glass. etc.) with these peoples' thirst for furnishings.

As people in these small communities became extremely wealthy they bought many things, at first from Pittsburgh as well as Cleveland & Buffalo, centers of the new  Industrial Revolution in the United States. These people later bought directly out of New York City from world famous dealers, a few bought homes on 5th Ave. as a base for getaways and shopping. Many dealers like Tiffany designed their windows, sold them lighting, silver & jewelry.  Several major dealers in New York City now began buying items for their shops from New England, London and Paris. This was also to accommodate the new 60 wealthiest New York City families in the world as a result of the Industrial Revolution w. steamships, railroads, etc. In more recent years we have bought many items from the local homes of some of these earlier wealthy families and their decendants in Western PA and Ohio.

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