Jarontiques Celebrating 5th Anniversary on Atlantic

Jarontiques

117 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

(347) 463-9894

http://jarontiques.com/

 

Married couple Jaron and Sharon have been collecting vintage items for all their

respective lives and that love of art and design flows through family-owned

Jarontiques at 117 Atlantic Avenue.

 

“These items are reflections of who we are,” says Sharon. “We have personal

connections with each and every item.”

 

Starting out as a Brooklyn Flea vendor in 2008, Jaron quickly realized this was his

passion. He gave up his full-time career in the music industry, and along with

Sharon, opened Jarontiques in 2011.

 

“Jaron has restored all of these pieces and brought them back to life. Each antique

tells its own story,” says Sharon.

 

“It’s funny, we had this brass wire sculpture in our store since we opened in 2011,”

Sharon recalls. “No one ever asked about it, to our surprise. We thought it was

wonderful and refused to take it out of the store despite the lack of interest. Almost

four years later, I decided to post it online. When I turned it over to take a picture of

the bottom of the base, I realized that it was illegibly signed. I pulled out a

magnifying glass and decoded the signature. That sculpture that we adored but

thousands of people over a four-year period of time ignored is actually worth a

small fortune.”

 

According to the store’s site: “Jarontiques specializes in Mid-Century Modern

furniture, art, and decorative items, but also peppers the shelves with primitives

and folk art, guaranteeing something for every collector.”

 

“We don’t discriminate when it comes to wonderful pieces,” said Sharon. “The

artists don’t need to be listed and the designers don’t have to be recognized for us to

appreciate beautiful things. However, sometimes we follow our eye and it serves us

well.”

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