In December 1978, David M. Mancuso Antiques opened its doors in the historic former Solebury Baptist Church on Route 202 in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
David’s interest in antiques started at an early age when as a teenager, he started frequenting antiques shops. Antiques soon became his passion and it wasn’t long until he started buying and selling throughout the northeast.
“I used to go to the Brimfield, Massachusetts markets and camp out in the back of my van with my Golden Retriever, Rusty,” recalled Mancuso. “I opened my first shop in the mid-seventies in Red Bank, New Jersey.”
At age 21, the young entrepreneur discovered Bucks County and its vibrant antiques and art scene. One year later, he opened his shop at the Old Church.
In the early 1980s, Mancuso began exhibiting at major antiques shows. By the mid 1980s, the business started to cultivate many advantageous relationships with collectors, decorators and dealers; many of who still frequent the shop today.
In 1987, David embarked on a new and diverse business venture when along with his brother Peter, he formed a separate business from David’s antiques shop – Mancuso Show Management. The brother team produced their first antiques show in New Hope, Pennsylvania in September 1987. Within 3 years the duo was managing 14 antiques shows annually. The partners are now the promoters of seven major national and international quilt festivals.
Through all these related ventures, David’s passion for the antiques business never wavered. By the mid 1990s, long-time friends, father and son Jonas and Richard Ewing, came on board to assist at the antiques shop, supplying additional and diverse inventory to the already fabulous stock offered at the Old Church. Today, the shop maintains an ever-changing inventory of a wide range of antiques including American & Continental Furniture, Country / High Country, Decorative, Accessories, Paintings, Prints, Garden, Architectural, Modern, Folk Art, Pottery, Glass, Religious, Textiles and much, much more.
This website represents a sampling of our collections…Stop by and ENJOY!
David Mancuso and his wife Terry reside in Bucks County where they have raised three children.