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.

 
                           

 

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.

  

Landmark Acres Antiques Since 1946

We try to accommodate dealers & people looking for something special from all across the nation

Winter Hours:    Friday  -  Sunday  -  10:30 to 4:30

 Monday  -  Thursday  -   By Chance or Appointment

Open most Holidays

Website:   www.landmarkacres.com

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. 

We will hold all purchases for a couple of days but then require a 50% deposit and the balance paid within 30 days. Payment by cash or NYS check, credit cards additional charge 3% on discounted items. All checks please allow time for your balance to clear before pick-up and schedule in advance. We do not ship.

Highlights of Landmark Acres Antiques Inventory   

Recently purchased a number of pieces from two major estates                           

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

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

           

 

Rare Victorian/Aesthetic Movement Huntboard, Walnut and Marble C. 1870/80 Wonderful mottled black and gray marble, well shaped and unusually thick, very formal walnut design - two shaped raised paneled burl drawers with aesthetic diamond shaped brasses over two recessed panel doors each with corner buttons and center shaped raised burl walnut shield panels, outside rounded framing, interior shelves in cabinet below and a display shelf above with drop finials, sonderful shaped back adorned with aesthetic carved woman's head on ousted curved shaped burl panel, 4 double castors, all original including finish 80"H x 43"W x 22"D

This Victorian Huntboard offers the essence of the earlier designs but more of the promise of the modern age to come

 

 

 

Regency Rosewood Cabinet w. Full Deep Brass Inlay, C. 1810, Exceptional Quality Rare original three quarter pierced brass gallery over center ousted top w. gilt brass deep inlaid edge, over 7 ousted square brass inlaid frieze, over inlaid edge, over three silk panel cupboard doors (silk replaced), each w. two adjustable interior shelves, doors flanked by four capped & ousted columns (tapered w. gilt brass deep inlay), over an ousted plinth w. brass inlaid edge, all original finish w. gilt ball feet, nice size, a classic piece, Fine, very deep & full gilt brass inlay indicate a London cabinetmaker or perhaps Gillows, 36"H x 54"W x 13"D $9895 

 

           

 

 

 

   

 

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  

Desk Interior

See Student Lamp information on Lighting page

 

 

 

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

           

 

 

Secretary Bookcase, Mahogany, Elegant, NYC, C. 1820's, 2 Pc. probably early Joseph Meek's classic period, well stepped out Honduran 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                 

 

 

 

Chippendale Slant Front Desk, Rare Figured Black Cherry, Pa, C. 1820/30, 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, early 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    $1895                  

 

Desk open

 

           

New Item

 

  Earlier Globe Wernicke Barrister Bookcase, Cincinnati, C. 1890 The best earlier hand & machine made quality bookcase, the best design  -  4 stack, flat top for more display w. either a drawer at the bottom or an open area on legs for air circulation, the best wood  -  walnut, all original including finish, excellent condition, mfg.in factories all over North America & Europe (better picture coming soon)  

 

Renaissance Pier Mirror, Ballroom or Great Hall C. 1870 (Candlelight Lodge Great Room)  walnut, wonderful burl walnut columns w. gilt incising, many detailed carved appointments, marble pedestal (for a bust or flowers), formal, elegant, all original including finish, 10'6"H  5'6"W     $3495 
           

 

  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   $795

 

 

      

 

 

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)  $895

Makes a wonderful Home Computer Desk

           

 

  Pennsylvania Pantry Cupboard, Pine, 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

 

 

Secretary Bookcase, w. Butternut & Curly Maple, C. 1865, 2 Pc. Western PA or Ohio, older refinishing, great small size, wonderful styling w. race tracking & applied moldings, fancy wood pulls, graduated drawers, cut out baseboard, rare desk interior w. pigeon holes & drawers within top, adjustable shelves, restoration to upper outside applied molding, otherwise all original 81"H x 39"W x 22"D    $1695

           
  Empire Secretary Desk, Honduran 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.    

Architect/Designer's Desk, C.1875, San Francisco, Double with chestnut and walnut, early refinishing, all original otherwise, two leather flip tops each open to large compartments w. back pigeonholes, center drawer & door opening to files w. walnut accents, wonderful piece with a great pierced gallery, rare raised walnut detailed  panels on all sides for display in center of room and keys 37" H x 55"W x 30"D    $1895 

           
 

  "Wooton" Barrel Roll  Desk, Indianapolis, Indiana or  perhaps Mitchell & Rammelsburg Cincinnati, Oh., C. 1875,  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 54" H x 37" W x 22"D   $2800.    

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)

           
  Bookcase/Display, Quartered Oak  C. 1890, "Hersey" Great classic form w. hand carved details, very rare, wide sweeping top w. carved corners, top can be used as additional shelf or display, 4 rope columns each w.  carved capitals, full beveled plate glass doors, paneled sides, classic hardware, 3 drawers, old refinishing, will take 3 more individual adjustable shelves across for books (4 interior levels total 12), now only 9 for display giving you 3 levels in each bookcase section,  2 piece w. minor repair to base 77"L x 63"H x 19"D    $3500     

 

  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
           

 

 

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       SOLD 

  

 

 

Sheet Music Cabinet, Fancy/Rare C. 1890, Probably French, Rich Cuban Single Board Hand Carved Mahogany, wonderful bombe cabinet w. shaped  beveled mirror &  finished throughout, carved Harp Stand on front door, bowed front & sides w. ribbed & carved leaves on corners, original pierced brass hardware, interior pull out shelves (7), bowed lower drawer w. carved scroll outlining, drawer & door key, French carved scroll foot, mint condition w. exceptional workmanship  50"H x 25"W x 14"D

           
New Items

  Federal Style Tambour Writing Desk, Seymore Reproduction, Mahogany w. Satinwood String Inlay, C. 1920, 2 drawers below, 6 drawers & 6 openings behind tambour above, all drawers inlaid w. satinwood, fold out writing surface, inlaid graceful Hepplewhite legs, 42"H x 36" x 19"D      
 

We will hold all purchases for a couple of days but then require a 50% deposit and the balance paid within 30 days. Payment by cash or NYS check, credit cards additional 4% on discounted items. All checks please allow time for your balance to clear before pick-up and schedule in advance.

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.

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 and North of Pittsburgh. 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), the automobile industry Cleveland  (small parts mfg. for Detroit and the original rise of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company for refining purposes 1863).  Standard Oil grew to having refineries all across the nation and a  monopoly which was broken up by the government in 1911.  All this 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 descendants in Western PA, NY and Ohio.

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