Leading up to our Spring Shop Local Day event on Saturday, May 3, Chesapeake Bank wants to highlight some of the participating merchants throughout the region who are offering shoppers a little extra to come out and support their community businesses.
Voted one of the “Best of Williamsburg” for the last six years, DoveTail Antiques has been serving the Williamsburg community since 2007 with a terrific selection of American formal and country furniture and antique home decor items.
DoveTail always carries 150+ antique clocks in addition to a wide selection of antique radios, music boxes and pocket watches. In addition to what you might find at DoveTail to purchase, the shop is always looking to buy quality antiques, too!
Learn more about DoveTail Antiques in their profile below.
Business Name: DoveTail Antiques
Contact: Sue Ade
Contact information: Website, Facebook or by phone at 757-565-5600.
Shop Local Day Deal: 15% off storewide with mention of Shop Local Day.
Store information: DoveTail Antiques is located in the Gallery Shops at 6588 Richmond Road in Williamsburg, just to the left of the NY Deli on Route 60. The store is open Monday -Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tell us about your business story.
My husband, Jeff, and I decided to leave the corporate world and to focus on our own business. With a love of antiques, the path to opening DoveTail Antiques seemed natural. Now eight years later, DoveTail Antiques has consistently been voted one of the top antique stores in the Williamsburg area. Our goal is to provide a large variety of unique antiques that are affordable and ready to go directly into your home. We make every effort to ensure that we have nice pieces we would put in our home in the store, so we’re comfortable you would be happy with them in your home.
Why do you think shopping local is so important for small businesses?
We’re open all year round, which helps us work with both the local community and the tourists passing through. Everyone knows our quality and product specialties and can always count on finding a great piece for their home. Shopping locally at small businesses with local owners helps not only that business, but is an investment in the local economy by bringing tourists and new local/regional folks into the area. This creates jobs and keeps all types of adjacent businesses healthy.
How do you show support to the community throughout the year?
DoveTail Antiques has a lending program for local schools and groups who need props and historic items for their presentations. We provide these items at no charge as long as they are returned after their use. We also have a number of clinics to teach wood cleaning, moisturizing and polishing to help educate and demonstrate how to take care of antiques. We also assist retired folks downsize as they move out of their homes into apartments. We buy antiques and pay for them on the spot – no consigning when you get your money later. We also pick up the items at no cost and take them away – basically, one stop, full service with cash on the spot. DoveTail Antiques also helps many folks by offering assistance with appraisals of items – we offer an informal appraisal in the store or can provide a formal, insurance appraisal through a third party if that is required.
If you could highlight any one product in your store, what would it be?
We focus on a full line of antiques – our furniture and home accessories are always cleaned, well presented and ready to go directly into your home. Our primary interest lies in our historic time pieces – the clocks and pocket watches plus our music boxes and antique barometers. These are all truly special and provide a window into the past that everyone can enjoy. Most importantly, they also provide a service – they tell time, play music or indicate weather conditions – all very helpful!!! These are all items that must be seen to be appreciated – come to DoveTail Antiques to learn and take one home with you.
We strive to be a full service antique store, helpful, courteous and informative because we enjoy antiques and antiquers. To ensure everyone can have that special item, we also offer no interest lay-away to help with financing any purchase. DoveTail Antiques offers a complete website so anyone can visit DoveTail Antiques from the comfort of their living room! Be sure and put us on your list and come visit us when you’re on Richmond Road.