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351 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.687757 -73.986563
Monday To Sunday From 11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Downtown Brooklyn
Very Bad Experience – Found something I wanted to buy and when I asked for help the sales "man" didnt even get up from his precious seat. He quoted me $500 and would not negotiate at all. Then when I went to go buy, the owner grabbed it out of my hand and "claimed" it was already sold for $600. Very shady business and an obvious lie and rude behavior made me leave and never want to go back. Beware of shady stories of how they stock "under priced" items that are worth much more and that they just do not have the time to research any of their own inventory.....just very sketchy and unprofessional.... Buyers beware!
Found an incredible bargain – This place is huge with multiple floors of mid century modern pieces and furniture literally piled on top of each other. It's cramped but that's part of the fun - going through the nooks and crannies of each floor. This weekend, my husband and I came away with amazing chairs at an unbelievable price. The person who helped us answered all our questions, arranged delivery and gave us an upholstery recommendation. The chairs came the next day exactly as scheduled. A smooth transaction on top of a great bargain.
MY Favorite for Mid-Century Furniture, Art & Lighting!!! – "I am an avid antique hunter/collector. I have purchased many beautiful mid-century modern pieces from this store! The inventory at this place is amazing! Rare and one of a kind designer pieces you cannot find anywhere! unbelievable!!! There used to be a very surly old man that ran the place but I am happy to report that he is gone and in his place is an entirely new staff of knowledgeable, friendly, polite gentleman that are a pleasure to do business with! When you go, be prepared to be overwhelmed by the massive amount of furniture, lighting and art! There are five floors of constantly changing inventory with a hidden gem at every turn! On a recent foray I did observe the furniture is much more organized than in the past and there were brand new fire extinguishers everywhere. I asked if the clearance signs meant they were going out of business and was told, "no, that in fact they were about to celebrate 50 years in business and doing better that ever!" (Kudos!) I can understand how tourists might have been easily offended by the gruff "New York attitude" they may have encountered in the past, I however considered it part of its charm. (New Yorkers' always seem to get a bad rap but it is still the friendliest place on earth!!!)
If you have not been to Horseman recently or had sour experience in the past, I suggest you check out the new Horseman Antiques for yourself! Deals are definitely to be had and made, it"s all about how you approach them! In this place you definitely get what you give!!! Horseman Antiques is a wonderland waiting to be explored and I LOVE wandering for hours through its blast from the past stacks of priceless memories! They are open 7 days a week until 6pm, sharp!"
shop with caution (or really know your antiques) – Despite the huge selection of things, I was extremely disappointed with the sofa and armchair I purchased there. While both were antiques, I was assured they were in very good shape. It wasn't possible to fully examine the bottom of the sofa because there was so much else piled on top of it. After 6 months, the entire bottom of the sofa dropped out. Both were expensive and I paid far too much for falling apart furniture. I'd have to agree with the other reviewer on this place - lousy customer service and a real hard sell on damaged goods.
Not recommended – My husband and I just bought a Danish modern sideboard/credenza here. We put a large deposit on it last week and said we'd pick it up this Saturday after some minor repair work was done. When we were on our way they told us that all the sold furniture had been moved to the basement and they'd have to see if they could dig it out. We were already on our way with a van we borrowed so we decided to see in person.
The owners were not happy with us that we showed up even though this was what we'd arranged with them. They wanted the balance and for us to sign the receipt before we even saw the sideboard. Because it was such an tense situation we mistakenly paid and signed. Once located, they told us they were the only two guys there but they'd quickly load it into our van. I wanted to examine it first but they rushed it into the car. As they were carrying it out I noticed a nice size nick in the front top that hadn't been there when we selected it. It was a considerable amount of money and we spent a long time examining it before deciding to purchase. I knew every imperfection/damage on the piece--this one was new. The owners wouldn't even entertain the though of renegotiating the price or refunding our money. They instantly became thug salesman and wouldn't rationally discuss that they or someone else had damaged the sideboard while moving it three times in an over crowded area. One just kept repeating, "I will not refund your money or give you any money back." It seems like they planned to rush it into our car all along and stood on the grounds of, ?You paid for it and it?s in your car, what?s to negotiate?? After arguing we had no choice but to leave with the sideboard we had paid in full for.
We are shocked at how they conduct business. I usually search for reviews of stores and services online but don?t generally write any?this time I felt obligated to warn others. I strongly suggest you shop elsewhere.
A warehouse of American and European antique furnishings. – In Short
Aside from the hodgepodge assortment of antiques from many time periods, Horseman has one of the country's largest selections of turn-of-the-century Victorian stained glass windows. Weathered armoires, benches and crystal chandeliers share space with old barber's chairs, brass beds and vintage movie posters. Shoppers can literally choose a period and furnish an entire apartment in the century of their choice.
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