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Scott Zaft

Q: IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT ANTIQUE OR COLLECTIBLE WOULD YOU BUY IMMEDIATELY?

A: Probably a vintage car; I've always had a weakness for antique cars.

Q: WHAT IS THE MOST GORGEOUS ANTIQUE YOU EVER SAW, IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION, OR EVEN A MUSEUM?

A: I believe it was a dining room table I once saw at the Biltmore Hotel in Ashville, N.C. I was so huge and beautiful; I think you could land an airplane on it.

Q: WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING STORY YOU KNOW ABOUT ANY OF THE ANTIQUES YOU HAVE EVER HAD, OR EVEN A COMPELLING STORY YOU KNOW ABOUT AN ANTIQUE YOU DON’T OWN?

A: I had an uncle who was a professor at a university, and he used to have a wire recorder from the Thirties, I believe. It recorded sound on spools of wire before tape was invented. I think I've only seen one other in all the years of seeing antiques. It was a beautiful piece of furniture and very rare.

Q: WHAT GENRE OF ANTIQUES DO YOU HAVE AS A COLLECTION? IS THERE A GENRE OF ANTIQUES OR COLLECTIBLES YOU WOULD LIKE TO COLLECT IN THE FUTURE?

A: Obviously, I'm into clocks of all kinds. I also collect some watches.

Q: WHAT ANTIQUE ERA DO YOU NOT LIKE?

A: In the late 1800s, clocks, at least, got really gaudy and too loud for my taste. I suppose those are my least favorite.

Q: HAVE YOU EVER RECYCLED OR "UPCYCLED" AN ANTIQUE/VINTAGE ITEM?

A: All of the time! It seems my whole business is based on restoring/refurbishing an old clock for someone, bringing it back and making it a useful antique. Although a clock is still pretty to look at, a WORKING clock is even better.

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