Founded in 1985 by Nicole Riddle & The Tucci Family, Nicole Maleine Antiques, Inc is a direct Importer of Fine French Antiques & Accessories. Our objective has always been to provide great value to our customers by offering high quality antiques at reasonable prices. Over the years we have developed an efficient network of connections all over Europe to receive new merchandise regularly. Our inventory offers a large selection of period and style antiques from the 18th to 20th century including Bedroom and Dining furniture, Lighting, Home Accessories, Architectural Elements, etc....... We can easily arrange shipping Nationwide. We understand it is not always easy to purchase an antique online so do not hesitate to ask us for additional pictures or even videos.


(334)-834-8530
nicolemaleineantiques@gmail.com

Our Services:
1) Dealer to dealer
2) Consignment
3) Restoration services
4) Appraisal

Dealer to dealer:
Do you wish to receive a container directly to your location without the hassle of going oversea? Importing a container from Europe can be very expensive. We are providing 20' and 40' container including all restoration services at very competitive prices and in total discretion. This offer is valid only for dealers with a business license and resale certificate. Please contact us for details.

Consignment:
Nicole Maleine Antiques, Inc accepts to take your antiques on consignment for up to 6 months. No storage fee nor credit card fee. Please contact us for further details.

Restoration Services:
Antique Restoration: Restoration can be as simple as light cleaning to remove disfiguring dirt or grime, such as on the surface of painting, or it may include near complete rebuilding , or replacement, as it may be tha case with old furniture. The main goal of "restoration" is to restore the original apperance or funcionality of a piece. There is a lot of difference between restoring and repairing. You may achieve functionality with a repair, but restoring item properly is an art-form. Finishes might/may be stripped and redone, but it is essential that the original patination is retained, if possible. Stripping is only done as a last resort, especially with antique furniture.
Furniture Repair: Applies to all of the aspects of repairs needed to make a piece of furniture functional and properly working again (such as adjusting doors, drawers, replacing hardware, fixing unstable/wobbly elements, tightening and repairing of loose joints, adding felt pads, etc)
Touch ups/ Spot Repairs: The object is to repair the minor damage to the wood (such as scratches or blemishes) and blend the finish to match the surrounding area so that it is virtually undetectable.
Distressing/ Custom Color Matching: Distressing refers to adding speckles and marks intended to give an item the desired dented and distressed appearance (antiqued look). Custom Color Matching is the process of matching customers sample as closely as possible.
Waxing/Polishing: Used to improve the appearance of the furniture, repel water to some degree and create low friction surface that resists scratches. Both polish and wax assist in adding a slick protective film that helps to protect the finish from abrasion.
Furniture Refinishing:
Involves stripping: Used to either achieve a completely new look for a piece of furniture, or when the original finish is beyond repair. The original finish is entirely removed, then the exposed wood is sanded, stained and new finish is applied. No stripping: The objective is to clean and cosmetically improve the overall appearance of a piece. It includes coloring, filling up scratches and chips, blending worn areas with new stain, revitalizing existing finish with a fresh new clear coat if needed.

Marble Repair. Example of our work:




Appraisal:
We understand that the purpose of an appraisal is to determine the fair market value of the antique, collectible, or artwork. In preparing this online appraisal, we will consider various factors based on our expertise including but not limited to the condition of the piece, recent sales of comparable pieces, age, provenance, and basic physical condition. The appraisal report will include the following information: country of origin with maker name or nationality of artist if available, description of the piece, approximate date of the item and estimated value. The report will be based on the information ascertained from research and analysis in support of the appraiser's opinion. Please contact us for further details.


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