1 Wattles Street, Canton, MA
Open weekdays by chance or appointment as of August 17, 2015
781.784.9914 or www.garysullivanantiques.com
Opening to the public on August 13, 2015

It's been a long time since a major antique furniture gallery opened in Boston or its environs. Once the shop location of Israel Sack, Hymie Grossman, and other early pioneer furniture dealers, there is a rich cultural history with antiques in the region. This is one of the many reasons we are so pleased that Gary Sullivan is celebrating the opening of his new gallery, open weekdays by chance or appointment as of August 17th, 2015. Comprising four rooms comfortably arranged with American furniture and decorative arts, the 4,000 square-foot gallery is located outside Boston in Canton, Massachusetts, only a few minutes off route 95.

Billed as one of the largest inventories of American antique furniture in the country, Sullivan says, “This endeavor is very exciting. People will be surprised by how much material we have.” In addition to high-end furniture and decorative arts, Sullivan, and his business associate Matthew Buckley, will also offer examples geared to interior designers.

“For years my inventory has been cramped together in a barn on my property and in a warehouse," says Sullivan. "It's been a long time since I've had a shop that people can walk into," he adds, recalling a gallery he ran in the 1980s. "People couldn’t get in to see the material and I was turning away business!” With more than fifty clocks on site, combined with other furniture forms, there will now be ample opportunity to see this fine collection of Americana.

In addition to opening his gallery, Gary is also coauthoring a book with Kate van Winkle Keller on early American musical clocks (Willard House and Clock Museum); contributing a chapter about clocks and clock making to a forthcoming book on Rhode Island furniture, spearheaded by Patricia Kane at Yale University Art Gallery; and contributing his energy and expertise to developing Gemr.com, a new social website for collectors (of collected items of all types).

Below are some images from the gallery and opening. It was a challenge to take photographs when there were not people in front of the furniture; it was a terrific opening crowd. There is much more to see than represented below and furniture always looks better in person (hint, hint).