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  • Truxtoner

    Well, at least there won’t be a giant moving truck blocking E Street in front of there anymore.

  • Low Headways

    Such a shame to see them go! I live on that block and they’ve made wonderful neighbors. Love seeing the rotating gallery of furniture in the windows. (And now I’ll have to actually go in before they move.) I shudder to think of what national franchise will replace them in that space.

  • Anon

    They sold fancy-pants old people furniture, right? Always told myself that I would pop in when I’m not in a rush, but that never quite panned out.

    • Belinskaya

      They’re an auction house, so antiques, fine art, collectibles, etc. Also sometimes random stuff that came along with an estate closeout. Often fancy pants, yes, and I suppose technically dead people furniture on the furniture front. There’s definitely been midcentury modern go through there, not just the more ornate stuff they usually put in the front windows, and I’ve been in during one of the major art sales for which everything was modern.

      End of an era, for sure.

    • npm

      Yes, but not only. They have a wide variety of art, furniture, jewelry, and china, from all over the world (U.S., European, Asian), and all eras (17th century antiques up to midcentury modern furniture and contemporary art). We got some nice midcentury chairs there for a lot less than you’d pay at the fancy furniture stores in Georgetown or 14th or at galleries (many of which buy at auctions like these and resell for twice the price.)

      Check out their last big auction here: http://www.weschlers.com/asp/searchresults.asp?pg=1&ps=2400&st=D&sale_no=1430+++

  • DCYears

    They were great neighbors on E St. I bought a vacuum from their auction and was always curious to see what was coming the next week. Wish them well in Rockville.

  • Quotia Zelda

    As a Rockville resident who loooves old stuff, I welcome this move!

  • crin

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  • crin

    I always thought it would have made a great location for the opening shot of an X-Files episode. And I’m old.

  • Lisa

    OH NO!!! I LOVE Weschler’s and almost always find well-priced treasures there. My dad went there on his lunch breaks 25-30 years ago and much of our household furniture was bought (won) there and the occasional random box of goodies that as children we were thrilled to go through. And the art- the wonderful art!! What a loss for DC, and me…

  • ClevelandDave

    Bet it is one of the oldest ongoing retail businesses downtown. I think they’ve been in this location since like 1947. Had an employee there – Otis- who recently died who was there for almost all that time. Maybe this is an omen. Told it was property taxes that got them- though they could have used the upper floors more efficiently and rented out the space to offset the taxes. Sad day for DC and lovers of antiques and bargains- an historic place selling historic things. Best of luck in Rockville to the family.

  • WeschlersAuction

    Thank you everyone for the kind words. We will surely miss the ambience of being in the city, as well as our great neighbors. There were multiple factors in our decision to relocate, including the inconvenient large trucks blocking E Street, which made it hard for both buyers and sellers. It may be a new location, but we are still going to have the same values. We welcome all of you to visit us in Rockville and check our online inventory listings and online auctions for treasures, both modern and antiques. Check out the links below. Thank you all for your continued support.

    Best wishes,
    The Weschler Family

    http://www.weschlers.com

    http://www.weschlers.com/asp/searchresults.asp?pg=1&ps=24&st=D&sale_no=1430+++

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