The door was opened and the ribbon was cut last week on the newest retail venue in Mason, Red Door Antiques on the north side of the Square. Owned and operated by Brent and Monica Hinckley, they were joined by friends and members of the Chamber of Commerce as they opened in time for this month’s First Friday Artwalk.
Red Door Antiques is offering a variety of antique furniture, fine art and maps, leather bound books and atlases, and coins from the extensive collecting interests of Brent and Monica over the past thirty years. The shop currently features such treasures as a Wooten “post office” desk from the 1880’s, a selection from Mr. Hinckley’s map collection including a 1685 Sanson map showing California as an island, coins from as recent as 1953 and older ones representing each century prior going back to the 1550’s and original oil paintings and early prints such as a lovely Audubon bird print of 1835. There are many more fine collectible antiques in the store, and the items featured will be changed regularly so every time you stop in might be a new adventure in seeing “the way it was….”
Brent will also start a new column of that title to share some of the interesting facts and stories he has to relate the history of some of the items for show and sale in Red Door Antiques. The antique store will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. due to the many commitments the Hinckley’s have, but will be available at most other times by appointment.
For more information, please call Brent or Monica at 347-6398 or find them at the variety store or stop them on the sidewalk, but be prepared to spend several minutes sharing their enthusiasm of their new adventure with their many old treasures.