One of Chicago’s Best Kept Secrets
Richard M. Weisz: This
internationally renown dealer, was born in Chicago, IL in 1939.
Richard began his career as a collector since he was old enough to
walk and collect bottle caps and marbles, ‘the terrible twos’.
By the age of nine, he had a serious stamp collection that
would eventually lead to his present day career as an antiquarian.
Since he specializes in business to the serious trade, he
remains unfamiliar to the general public.
That is, until the word gets out.
His method of advertisement is ‘word of mouth.’
His wholesale prices, quality pieces, and integrity have
earned him respect and admiration.
However, his fat-free approach is not always valued.
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twenty years of a burgeoning career in Woodstock, IL, Richard
returned to Chicago with an 18,000 square foot showroom on
Chicago’s famous "Antique Row" where he specializes in business to
the serious trade. He has personally restored hundreds of pieces
of furniture. His firsthand knowledge and educational background
make him one of Chicago’s premier antique experts. Forty years
later, Antique Resources
houses a stellar collection of over 1,000 chandeliers, paintings,
and fine furniture from Europe and South America dating as far
back as the early 17th century! He is now featuring
over 400 early chandeliers, currently the largest collection in
the Midwest. Collectors will also find accessories including
clocks, oil paintings, sculpture and much more. As a treat,
Richard exhibits some of his personal collection of early brass
objects and lighting devices. Richard is a frequent advisor to
movie makers and theater companies. His antiques have appeared in
such productions as The Babe, Hoodlums, and The
Untouchables. He has made
special appearances on television. He guarantees all
merchandise for authenticity. You can visit his website at www.antiqueresourcesinc.com
for a sample of the magnificent inventory.
To his family, he is a true inspiration. His sons, Douglas
and Spencer Weisz are following in their father’s footsteps in
fields relevant as well.