After over 22 years dealing in fine American antiques and art in Northern Colorado, Daniel Geary of Lone Tree Antiques and Fine Art opened a new gallery location at 115-117 First St. in Eaton, Colo.
The gallery specializes in fine paintings and prints, historical Native American artifacts, and rare American antiques. Paintings and prints are primarily from before 1950 with a few contemporary artists also represented. Vintage Native American rugs, basketry, jewelry and beadwork are all on display from the 1850s through to early 20th Century. The gallery also regularly presents artifacts of the American West, historical photography, vintage guitars, and rare books.
Previous to opening this new location, Geary was a partner in the well-known Raven Antiques of LaSalle, Colorado which was sold at auction in 2010. Raven antiques was well known around the area and specialized in architectural artifacts and materials, but Geary’s new gallery takes a different approach.
Geary has spent the past two years restoring and renovating the historic Eaton building the gallery is housed in. According to records, it was built in 1905 and is the oldest standing commercial property in Eaton.
“Our business revolves around the preservation of history,” Geary said. “Restoring this building has been another extension of that. We have been able to create a space that I think is true to the historical nature of the building itself.”
In addition to selling and consigning fine art and antiques, Geary always encourages the public to come in for a free consult. Lone Tree has been providing appraisal services for museums and other organizations around Colorado and Wyoming for over 15 years.
“Whatever antique or art pieces you have in your family or in your collection, you should always know what they’re worth,” Geary said. “We help families assess the value of their items every day. A free consultation can happen in the gallery or in your home. You can ask questions, and get valuable information without a large investment. We will also continue to do appraisal fairs around the state.”
Geary has over 22 years of experience selling, appraising, and collecting rare art and antiques. By doing shows around the country, he has built an extensive network of clients. He also plans to have regular speakers and special exhibits in the new gallery location.