Antiques in Historic New Market, Maryland
Pictured above in his shop is Rick Fleshman, owner of Fleshman’s
Antiques in Historic New Market, Maryland. No newcomer to
the business, Rick has been in the antiques business for
over 30 years. When he was in high school, he helped his
parents move furniture in and out of mall shows and shops.
They participated in shows from New Jersey to Virginia Beach
and everywhere in between. (His mother is long-time dealer
and ADAM member, Barbara Null, “Buck and Barb’s”, who currently
resides in New Jersey and is still active in the show circuit.)
According to Rick, his father instilled a solid work ethic
in both him and his brother. His mother gave him the gift
of gab, or selling as some may call it. After college and
a baseball career, Rick became a partner in “Buck and Barb’s”
participating in over 30 shows a year. Then in 1989, he
bought a home in New Market and started his own business
with his wife, Nancy.
Rick has always found a great deal of satisfaction in taking
a piece of furniture in the rough and making it look beautiful
and useful again. While his family’s business centered around
turn of the century oak, he has focused on Victorian walnut
and local period furniture in walnut and cherry. He is still
very fond, though, of quarter-sawn oak pieces.
Rick said his father was not particularly good at repairs,
so he always tried to buy pieces in good, original condition.
It’s a tradition Rick has continued in his own business.
According to Rick, unique, quality furniture and service
have been the key to the longevity of their business.
In addition to his business, Rick is extremely active in
his community of New Market and has served as Mayor. Fleshman’s
Antiques is open Friday through Sunday from 12 noon til
5:00 pm. The shop number is 301-831-6755.
2 West Main Street
New Market, MD 21774
Phone (301) 831-6755 Anytime
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