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We are open 362 days a year and are only closed for July 4th, Thanksgiving, & Christmas. Hours may vary based on weather. Check this space or our social media profiles for updates.

RIAM Blog

The experts at Rhode Island Antiques Mall share their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics around antiques and collectibles. Fun and insightful reading for everyone interested in antiques from the serious collector to the hobbyist.

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Closing Early Friday, April 22

PLEASE NOTE: The Antiques Mall will close at 2 PM Friday, April 22, in preparation for Dealer Day Weekend. Dealer Day Weekend Hours: Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5

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Please Note Our Updated Christmas Hours

The Rhode Island Antiques Mall will be closing at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 24, and will remain closed on Saturday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas Day. Normal operating hours will resume on Sunday, Dec. 26. Merry Christmas from

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2021 Holiday Hours

We are open 362 days a year and are only closed for July 4th, Thanksgiving, & Christmas. Hours may vary based on weather. Check this space or our social media profiles for updates.

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What Makes Lighting Fixtures Valuable

Prior to the invention of the electric light, most lighting was achieved using portable oil lamps and candles that lit a small area, but larger spaces needed to be lit by chandeliers and sconces that were mounted to the ceiling

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Ask the Experts at RIAM

With relevant college degrees and nearly 100 years of collective experience covering a broad range of art, antiques and collectibles – RIAM’s appraisers and experts can help you with your questions.

Submit your questions on anything from an object you can’t identify to how to care, collect, clean or restore your antiques. Your question might be the subject of a future article from our experts! Almost all questions are fair game however we do not provide free appraisals through this blog

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