Maria and Peter Warren Antiques now has a brick-and-mortar establishment in Monroe, Connecticut. A grand opening was held on September 15. While the business specializes in 18th- and 19th-century English ceramics, Chinese export, delft, and decorative arts, it also carries 19th- and 20th-century paintings, early American furniture, mid-century modern, vintage glass, Art Deco, and some contemporary pieces.
Maria and Peter Warren Antiques was founded in 1982. Peter Warren had worked as the CEO of Pepsi International, and through his travels he had come to love art in all forms, as had Maria. It was this shared passion that led them to open the business.
At that time AJ Warren was in the broadcasting business working at CBS News and helped her parents on an as-needed basis. As it did for her parents, ceramics and art in all forms gripped AJ’s curiosity and held enough interest for her to want to learn about 18th- and 19th-century English pots. AJ found herself stepping into her mother’s shoes in 1991 when her mother passed away.
Straddling two careers, AJ spent weekends in the antiques world and weekdays in the broadcasting business. During that time, she learned everything she could from her father, Peter. In 2011 she quit the broadcasting business to go into the antiques business full time. In 2014 when her father passed away, she took over the business. Besides managing the store, AJ exhibits at a heavy roster of antiques shows.
The shop is at 150 Main Street, Monroe, Connecticut. Hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; the shop is closed on Sunday and Monday. The shop is also open by appointment. For more information, call (203) 984-6174 or e-mail<[email protected]>.
Originally published in the October 2018 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2018 Maine Antique Digest