Adams Antiques & The Potager Importers of Fine European Antiques
 
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New Shipment Is Here

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   We are a family business located in beautiful Historic Downtown Northport directly across the river from Downtown Tuscaloosa Alabama. We are direct importers of European antiques and accessories. We specialize in Provencal French but also carry Gustavian, Italian, and English antiques. We generally make two buying trips a year in Fall and Spring. We occupy 3 buildings and have roughly 8000 square feet of retail space.Carl Adams grew up in Northport and spent much of his childhood working with his father in Adams Drugstore in Downtown Northport. He went on to take over the business but always had a passion for furniture construction and antique restoration. In 1973, he made the decision to open Adams Antiques and he traveled to England for his first buying trip.Harriet Adams grew up in Mountain Brooke Alabama and has been around interior design all her life. Her grandfather started the interior design firm Hawkins Israel in 1930. Her father and uncle continued the business where she learned first-hand the ends and outs of the business. She ventured off on her own and in 1980 she opened Hawkins Israel in Downtown Tuscaloosa.Harriet and Carl were married in 1990 moved Hawkins Israel to Downtown Northport. In 1991, she opened the Potager, which in French and translates to kitchen garden. The emphasis was on French Provençal garden décor. However, they were still buying in England but noticed their taste was shifting toward French style. In 1992, they began to venture throughout France cultivating friendships with the local dealers.In 1994, the downtown went through a complete revitalization. They were pivotal players in this transformation into the beautiful downtown we know today. Brandon Cooper, Harriet’s son, has been a part of the businesses since he was a young boy. He started out helping renovate the retail spaces and moved into antique restoration. He came into the businesses full time in 2004 and works in all aspects of the businesses.     


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Please feel free to contact Brandon Cooper with any questions. We do not do appraisals or consignment. Thanks