Pawtucket & New Bedford

Heading south from Maine we first stopped at Rhode Island Antiques in Pawtucket. Rhode Island Antiques is a medium sized antique mall that has many art deco items that Chris and I would have liked to purchase if we had the room for them and the money. Most items were fairly priced, but there were no bargains. Chris did pick up a great late 1920’s, Art Deco hat stand that was mostly likely from a shop or department store.



We asked the staff at Rhode Island Antiques if there were any other equally good antique malls nearby and they suggested a few places in New Bedford, Massachusetts. N.B. Antiques was a large mall with two floors worth of dealers. On the lower level there was a working General Electric monitor top refrigerator that I would have loved to have gotten¬†but is just not practical for my life at this moment. We did pick up a Crown Ducal plate from the 1930’s that was one of a set of six featuring different cocktails, for a very, very good price. The one we found was the “old fashion”.


Crown Ducal Old Fashion cocktail plate

Crown Ducal Old Fashion cocktail plate


Here’s a quick video of N.B. Antiques –




It was only a ten minute drive to New Bedford Antiques by the Cove. First let me say, don’t judge a book by its cover – scary on the outside, pretty great and huge on the inside.



I picked up a few more House and Garden and House Beautiful magazines here and Chris found some unusual serving pieces to add to his collection of his grandmother’s silver plate service, including sugar tongs and a lemon fork. By the time we left here is was around 4:30 and we started to head back to New York and home. But there was still one more day of antiquing before we were done “freakin’ tiquen'”.


Chris & Anthony (The Freakin’ Tiquen’ Guys)

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