WE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR 41 YEARS.
In 1973 Janet Hoopes left her studies for the PhD to found Janet’s Antiques. In 1985, Janet’s daughter, Elizabeth Jane Barber, left her PhD. studies and joined Janet in the business. Together they expanded the early inventory of Antique Furniture from the late 19th Century to include 18th Century Period Furniture, Federal Furniture, Victorian, Rococo Revival, Renaissance Revival, Eastlake, Gothic, 19th & 20th Centuries Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, and Retro. We have added many kinds of beautiful Antique Glass and China both European, Oriental and American; Jewelry, modern and antique; Fine Art including Paintings, Etchings, Engravings, Bronzes, Folk Art, Art Pottery, Art Glass, Sculpture. In 2001 we also moved from our 2000 square foot old house to a new 6000 square foot building at the head of University and Midvale Boulevard in Madison, Wisconsin. Although we have changed our inventory and location, we still have the same values from our beginning when we did shows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
FROM THE BEGINNING, HONESTY, KNOWLEDGE, INTEGRITY AND SERVICE HAVE BEEN ARE OUR CORNERSTONES.
WE PLEDGE THAT THOSE WHO BUY FROM US DESERVE ALWAYS TO BE TREATED FAIRLY AND HONESTLY.
WE BELIEVE THAT OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ANTIQUE THAT WE PASS ONTO YOU IS AS IMPORTANT AS THE ANTIQUE.
WE PERSONALLY SIGN OUR RECEIPTS SO THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE THIS INFORMATION THESE RECEIPTS CAN BE USED TO INSURE THE ITEM BECAUSE THEY WILL COME WITH A DETAILED DESCRIPTION.
Both Jane and Janet are known for expert knowledge and keen discrimination in our respective fields. Elizabeth Jane researches and is knowledgeable about Glass, China, Sterling and Metals, and Lighting. Janet researches and is knowledgeable about Furniture and Jewelry. We both research Paintings and Fine Arts, but since we are not expert in these areas, we do have other experts we can call on in these areas. As our profession and our passion, we are committed to a constant cultivation of the discerning eye, coupled with the savey experience of over thirty years buying and selling in the market.