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May302019

Winterhill Antiques store closing sale in Scotch Plains (photos)

Love Chinoiserie? Here are just a few of the pieces available. Winterhill Antiques, a fixture on Park Avenue in Scotch Plains, will close its doors on July 31.

This closing, however, represents a move to a new shop in Morris County for owner Yola Chalabi. We're told the new location is in Chester. Photos show a more recently constructed shopping center with attractive, contrasting roof dormers. The shop, Grouse and Pearls, is being prepared to open in a few weeks.

Chalabi has owned Winterhill, formerly Country Cottage Antiques, since 2009. She also is known in the area for her antiques evaluation events held at the Fanwood Museum, at Fanwood's historic train station. 

Among the six other Winterhill dealers who will be clearing pieces from the two-level store at 425 Park Ave., some will relocate to or expand offerings at Summit Antiques Center, some are already working in estate and home inventory sales, some will venture into the antiques show circuit, and others were still exploring options.  

In the meantime, there is much to be found in the expansive showroom, including furniture (such as a classic Eames lounge chair and ottoman), chandeliers and lamps; period housewares; signed artwork (at least one piece by Peter Max), jewelry and decorative objects; designer vintage clothing (we saw Fendi and St. John among the labels), collectibles and more. The goal is to sell pieces rather than move them, so everything in the store is on sale, most inventory is 30 to 50 percent off, but discounts are more or less in a few cases. 

The following is a small sample of some of the rare and highly collectible finds that were available at Winterhill Antiques when we visited this week. Great pieces will go quickly, so it's worth a visit sooner than later. The best strategy would be to go sooner for the best finds, and again later for the best deals.  We're sad to see the store go, and so this is our little push to send them all off with the very best wishes. 

Mid-century highball glasses, a noire porcelain vase of the same period (bottom right), and a floral cloisonne vase are among available objects.

 Brass accents to bring vintage chic in an updated kitchen or great room. Don't miss the chance to stroll onto the tennis cout with LV style.A shapely, sleek wooden ice bucket. The epitome of mid-century sophistication.

 

 

The lower level of Winterhill in Scotch Plains. Discounted for its closing sale are decorative objects, furniture, vintage designer clothing, artwork and more.

The lower level of Winterhill in Scotch Plains. Discounted for its closing sale are decorative objects, furniture, vintage designer clothing, artwork and more.The lower level of Winterhill in Scotch Plains. Discounted for its closing sale are decorative objects, furniture, vintage designer clothing, artwork and more.

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