Our Story | A Celebration of Good, Olde Times
Our story goes back to 1995, to the 26th St Chelsea Antique Market, where we started out with a small flea market space. Today Olde Good Things has evolved to become one of the largest architectural antique dealers in the country. Our four stores and two warehouses contain an impressive inventory of olde good things, more than 250,000 square feet of merchandise.
Our inventory is sourced largely from pre-depression and late nineteenth century buildings. We salvage these original precious items to make them available to collectors and designers who can put them to good use.
We began by "dumpster diving" and finding unique architectural items in the trash. As we grew we began working with demolition contractors and became known and our salvage crew was able to retrieve artifacts from notable buildings such as the Flat Iron Building, the New York Times Building, the Plaza Hotel and many more renowned locations.
Unique Architectural Antique Details
Our collection of olde good things includes hardware, doors and doorknobs, furniture, stained glass, terra cotta, mantels and decorative iron.
Our inventory also includes one of the most extensive selections of vintage reclaimed chicken wire and corrugated glass.
Our specialty lies in Altered Antiques. Our salvage team collects an assortment of reclaimed materials and repurposes them into useful or purely aesthetic items. Our most popular ranges include our famous tin mirrors and panels, furniture and shelving and lighting pieces.
Giving Back to the Future
Olde Good Things donates half of its profits to fund mission work in Haiti. The mission has been carried out by the church that owns Olde Good Things, since 1977. We support and raise nearly 150 children as well as supply food and medical supplies to needy families in remote mountainous areas. We support the families who are devoted caregivers of our children, many of whom have been with us from the onset of our mission work. We appreciate our patrons and want them to understand that profits from their purchase go directly to supporting this worthy work.
Olde Good Things has three New York City stores and a store / warehouse in Los Angeles. Our two massive warehouses are located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. We work with both the trade and retail and offer trade discounts to designers, dealers, builders and architects.
Please check our site regularly. We are always adding to our inventory and finding good olde things to treasure. We look forward to seeing you in our stores or at our warehouses.
We are a great source for locating that unexpected, eclectic, antique artifact. As you may imagine we have an extensive inventory that is always changing. It is very likely if we don't have the item you are looking for on our site or at one of our retail stores, we may have it in our warehouse or can locate it for from our vast network of dealers and tradespeople. Please feel free to contact us with your inquiries.