"A Feast to the Eyes" - Stanley Weiss
This week, we’ve spent some time with Stanley Weiss, of The Stanley Weiss Collection – a beautiful antique gallery located in the Tilden-Thurber building – a landmark of Providence, Rhode Island since 1895. Stanley’s collection fills four floors. He houses between 400 – 500 genuine antiques, most made in the 19th century.
“We don’t have a lot of bric-a-brac. We don’t have everything under the sun. We really specialize in fine furniture…fine art.”
Stanley’s keen eye for beautiful things is what fills the store with antiques, but the gallery itself is run by Marc Beaulac. In a 2010 issue of Maine Antique Digest, Beaulac was described as “a brilliant Web master, professional photographer, researcher, and general assistant.” Beaulac photographs the items in the gallery. He posts much of the inventory on their Latique profile which now boasts nearly 250 exquisite items and counting.
Weiss stands behind his antiques, putting his name on the collection, he says, “People in the business that know me, know that I’m kind of a very compulsive guy that doesn’t stand for nonsense.” Making sure that the items he sells are reasonably priced, authentic, and polished for purchase, you can’t go wrong buying from his collection.
Weiss is a very successful real estate investor. He doesn’t run the antique gallery to make his living– it’s what he truly enjoys doing. “I’m a bit of an artist myself, so I know what’s good,” he says. His home, in Providence, houses hundreds of antiques. Of his home, he says, “We live in a beautiful home with beautiful furniture. It looks a little bit like a museum, and it’s just beautiful to be here. It’s almost like a feast to the eye.”
Scroll through Weiss’ inventory of beautiful items and add one to your collection!