October 5, 2011
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English Accents

It’s fun to toss around words like etagere, breakfront and credenza and pretend you know what you’re talking about, but Burt Kaplan at English Accents, actually does. Two to three times a year, the Kaplan’s head to England to fill their elegant shop with furniture and objects from the 19th and 20th centuries, that range from classic mahogany bookcases to weathered leather club chairs. Looking for an out-of-the box wedding gift? On my visit I was smitten with a sterling pickle fork (with a gizmo that automatically dispenses the pickle to your plate) and an art deco ice bucket.
Good to know: Burt can custom make, to your specs, all manner of furnishings including coffee and farm tables and partners desks. A 40-foot container full of fresh finds is crossing the pond as I write this, so stop in soon.
p.s. stop in at Partner’s Antiques, just down the street at 7 N. Main, for a quirky selection of vintage jewelry, antique kitchen gadgets and old tools, displayed with a curator’s eye.
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