Comollo Antiques, Fine Art & Wine
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We have a 7 day unconditional, no ifs, ands or buts, satisfaction guaranteed policy. If after receiving a piece it doesn't work, send it back for a complete refund, just let us know within 7 days . We also have an unconditional exchange policy, regardless of how long you've had an item, we will apply 100% of the purchase price of any piece towards an upgrade or exchange, or if you like we'll take it back and give you a 100% store credit. I don't think we could make it any easier!
This is where we store our Advertising Copy
(120) Busy shop in downtown Manchester. Ever wonder where those fabulous things in "Architectural Digest" come from? Its here! Called "Vermont's must see" on public radio. Dining room tables, chairs, servers, cupboards, lighting, Etc
(500) A VERY BUSY SINGLE OWNER SHOP, IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN MANCHESTER. CALLED "VERMONT'S MUST SEE" ON PUBLIC RADIO. AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN FURNITURE, PAINTINGS, FOLK ART, LIGHTING, RUGS, MIRRORS, CHRISTMAS STUFF. ALWAYS A SELECTION OF BRONZES, POSTERS, CLOCKS, CERAMICS, GLASS, SILVER, HISTORIC MEMORABILIA AND ESTATE JEWELRY. NEW ITEMS ARRIVE EVERY DAY! A REGULAR STOP FOR DEALERS, DESIGNERS AND THOSE LOOKING FOR REAL ANTIQUES AT REALISTIC PRICES. Unquestionably one of the busiest shops in Vermont!
A VERY VERY BUSY, SINGLE OWNER SHOP, IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN MANCHESTER CENTER VERMONT. CALLED "VERMONT'S MUST SEE" ON PUBLIC RADIO. AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN FURNITURE, FINE PAINTINGS PLUS FOLK ART, LIGHTING, RUGS, MIRRORS, CHRISTMAS STUFF. ALWAYS A BROAD SELECTION OF BRONZES, POSTERS, CLOCKS, CERAMICS, GLASS, SILVER, HISTORIC MEMORABILIA AND ESTATE JEWELRY. WE ARE TRUE ESTATE LIQUIDATORS AND BY NECESSITY HAVE A HIGH TURN OVER OF MERCHANDISE. NEW ITEMS ARRIVE EVERY DAY! A REGULAR STOP FOR DEALERS, DESIGNERS AND THOSE LOOKING FOR REAL ANTIQUES AT REALISTIC PRICES. The third generation of a family tradition and unquestionably one of the busiest shops in Vermont!
Clarke & Barbara Comollo. 4686 So. Main St. Manchester Vermont (Rt. 7A S, one block S. of 11/30 intersection) From early painted New England and Continental furniture, English walnut and Mahogany, Italian baroque Eames and Noguchi, American coin silver to Jensen & Spratling, early Christmas Ornaments, Tin toys, and cast iron mechanical banks, Decorated stoneware, Faience and Delft, Sandwich, Steuben, Tiffany and Dorflinger, paintings , etchings, posters, fine Art and Folk Advertising, Far out to Funk. We mix it up!! A very busy shop with a high turnover; come and see why! Thurs. - Tues., 10-5. MC/Visa. www.comollo.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 802/362-7188.
Clarke & Barbara Comollo. 4686 So. Main St. Manchester Center Vermont (Rt. 7A S, one block so. of 11/30 intersection) A varied inventory leaning more towards formal but still with some special country pieces. We cover a wide gamut of tastes and styles from early New England furniture to Eames, American coin silver to Jensen, early Christmas Ornaments to Tin toys, Decorated stoneware to Faience, Sandwich to Steuben, Fine Art to Advertising, Far out to Funk. We mix it up!! A very busy shop with a high turnover; come and see why! Thurs-Tues, 10-5. MC/Visa. www.comollo.com or email us at email@example.com 802/362-7188.
Both Barbara and I come from a long lineage of antique dealers and collectors. So it was probably genetically ordained when in the early 80's, after a lifetime of collecting, we began selling antiques from a barn on our 200 acre family horse farm in Castleton Vermont. It gradually became our sole livelihood and in 1989 we opened a retail shop on Main St. in the busy resort town of Manchester Vermont, where we remain today. House calls and referrals from customers combined with walk in traffic at our retail shop, which is open year round, puts us in touch with a huge number of buyers and sellers. It is just amazing the array of art, antiques, decorative accessories and design that just stumbles through the front door. Through the course of the year we appraise and advise literally thousands of people and from these sources we of course pick the best for ourselves (well we do sell some!). Personally our taste runs more to the formal but you never can predict what the next house call will bring. We usually have some dramatic folk art pieces and always a large dining table and necessary accouterments; china, silver glassware, candelabras etc. There is a good chance we'll have some tin glazed earthenware , decorated stoneware, Italian gouaches, Chinese porcelains, and some Vermont furniture and artists. We have a special obsession for ceramics and are members of the Boston China Students Club and try to always have some worthy pieces in that department. The VADA show has such a great roster of dealers we are honored to have been invited to join them. We look forward to seeing you there!
Clarke and Barbara Comollo have added a new venture to their antiques business: La Dolce VT, a food and wine shop at their Manchester location.
It's a natural extension, says Clarke Comollo, noting that customers who appreciate fine antique furniture and objets dart usually value fine foods and spirits as well. The antiques business has evolved into a lifestyle business, he adds. It's all about the friends and the food. La Dolce VT celebrates that
Gourmet goods let us offer something exceptional at a modest price, our customers always appreciate the best even if they're not ready to spring for a major item. After browsing through the antique shops European and American furniture, 18th-century silver, estate jewelry, or fine Art, they can go home with a nice Alsatian wine, a Tuscan olive oil or perhaps a Vermont artisanal cheese with fresh wild mushrooms. Then they may return for the Hepplewhite corner stand or Chinese Export bowl that caught their eye, or just stop in for a chat while picking up a bottle of wine or gourmet beer for dinner, which we've selected from the best of each type from around the world. We've got an very nice complex Gewurztraminer with a great nose from Hugel et Fils in Alsace. An Austrian Sauvignon Blanc with bright, fresh notes from Harkamp or perhaps a red Sicilian blend called Fiano from the renowned Settesoli winery in Menfi. Comollo says. Citing an entry point of $7, he comments, You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a great bottle of wine. We're trying to broaden our price point and merchandise to offer something for everyone. On the food side, La Dolce VT focuses on the best of simple foods, primarily Italian, such as San Marzano tomatoes. These are the finest canned tomatoes in the world, Comollo says. La Dolce VT is incorporated into the antique shop floor space, in the high rent district of downtown Manchester which the Comollos have leased since 1989. A growing share of the enterprise is conducted online at (www.comollo.com or at www.vtantiques.com). For all aspects of the business, the Comollos must spend about 30 percent of their time traveling. Twice a year, they go international; weekly, they traverse the region delivering purchases, scouting for new products, and attending wine shows and tastings. The couple self-financed the new venture, and have worked together since opening the antique business. We've very passionate about what we do Comollo says.
Hello. My name is Barbara Comollo. I was born in 1958 in Strasbourg, France. My father was a cultural attache with the US State Department, which meant extensive traveling for my family. I've lived in Holland, Germany, France, Italy and the Belgian Congo, (formerly known as Zaire.) We moved back to the states in my early teens and lived in Washington, D.C. and in the late 60's we moved to Vermont . After boarding school, I moved to New York City and studied at The Fashion Institute of Technology. After FIT I moved out west to Sun Valley, Idaho and followed a 20-somethings lifestyle with a passion for the outdoors, skiing, hiking, birdwatching and wildlife photography. I made money by selling photos of bear, elk, big horn sheep and other "miscellaneous critters" and I supplemented my income by bartending at night. In 1986, after a summer in France, I moved back to Vermont, where , I met up with my future husband whom I had gone to high school with. I joined him in working on his families horse farm and we married in 1989.
After a bit I became a travel agent while my husband started an antiques business. After 6 years of that, I left the agency to devote my self full time to our antiques and art business.
In business since 1989 in Manchester, my husband and I have also both been involved with theatre and music. As a singer I was in various bands , and finally began fronting my own jazz band in 1999.
Currently, we enjoy antiques, art, traveling, good food, wines and museums. and I'm always working on "that next great vacation".
comollo antiques & fine wine - 4686 Main Street / PO Box 32 - Route 7A - Manchester Center - Vermont - 05255