Welcome to the home of Sarasota Antique Buyers of Bradenton. With over 22 years in the field, we are one of the most experienced and knowledgeable antique dealers and sellers in Florida. We know that collecting and valuing historic items requires patience and a passion for the trade, as well as extensive knowledge on the subject. Every piece has its own story to tell, which is what we attempt to do for each of our clients. Sarasota Antique Buyers of Bradenton specializes in almost all areas, eras, and art forms. Whether you are looking to sell a sterling silver tea set, or an Asian bronze figurine, we want to buy your antiques!
Determining Value for Bradenton Clients
We frequently meet with clients that think their historical item has no value, simply because it appears visually unappealing, or they feel that it is no longer in style. In fact, this is how many valuable pieces are “discovered” at yard sales and the like, and sold for pennies on the dollar. Don’t undervalue the piece you’re looking to sell; send us a picture of it, or come visit us to get more information! How do we determine how much an antique is worth? We’ll first look at the condition of the item. If there are still many versions in circulation, then a perfect condition piece can hold much more value over the more common, damaged ones. Depending on the item, even those in rough shape can hold tremendous value if there are few surviving copies which are in high demand. We also consider the age of an item, as well as its rarity, and the artist or company who produced it.
What We Buy in Bradenton
As the best antique sellers and dealers in Bradenton, Sarasota Antique Buyers purchases:
- ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER – JEWELRY, TEA SETS, COINS, VANITY ITEMS, SILVERWARE, HALLMARKS, CENTERPIECES, PLATE ITEMS, PICTURE FRAMES, HOLLOWWARE, AND FLATWARE
- FINE ART PAINTINGS – AMERICAN, CONTINENTAL, ASIAN, IMPRESSIONISTIC AND POST IMPRESSIONISTIC, WATERCOLORS, OIL, LITHOGRAPHS, MARITIME, DRAWINGS, ETCHINGS, PRINTS, AND LANDSCAPE
- MODERN FURNITURE AND STATUES – HEPPLEWHITE, GEORGIAN, SHERATON, REGENCY, AND BIEDERMEIER
- ASIAN – PAINTED CHINESE FURNITURE, ANTIQUE ASIAN FURNITURE, BRONZE FIGURES, ARCHITECTURAL, PEOPLE, ANIMALS, POTTERY, WARRIORS, CHINESE, AND PORCELAIN
- GOLD – JEWELRY, COINS, AND VANITY ITEMS
- ANTIQUE JEWELRY – ART NOUVEAU, ART DECO, MID CENTURY, RETRO, VICTORIAN, GEORGIAN, AND CONTEMPORARY
- PORCELAIN – COALPORT, SEVRES, PARIS, ROYAL DOULTON, DRESDEN, WORCESTER, WEDGEWOOD, MINTON, ROZENBURG, VIENNA, MEISSEN, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY, AND MANY OTHER DECORATIVE PIECES
- MODERN BRONZE FIGURES – 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN, SPECIFIC ARTISTS, BUFFALO, INDIANS, COWBOYS, MEN ON HORSEBACK, ASIAN, AND MODERN 20TH CENTURY
And this is only to list just some of the pieces we buy at Sarasota Antique Buyers of Bradenton. No matter what it is, if you are looking to sell your antique, contact us today for your free market analysis! As the best antique dealers, we pay the highest price when it comes to buying your historic items. Just send us a few high resolution photographs of your piece, and accompany it with a detailed physical description. If you know where it was purchased or any historical significance at all, make sure to include that as well for a more accurate assessment.
Why Sarasota Antique Buyers?
In addition to being the premier dealers of historic items throughout Florida, we also provide:
- AUCTIONS (COMING SOON!)
If a piece or collection is too large to adequately photograph, we will come to you! If you live in the Bradenton area, and are interested in selling any historical items or family heirlooms, you can use the form on the right side of our site to contact Sarasota Antique Buyers today. Please be sure to include your name and phone number, so we can get back to you as quickly as possible! For any other questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.