About Us

A Look Into Our Past

“BUY THE BEST & YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT”

about-us

Tom and Denise Pontius opened a specialized antique store in 1983 called Uncle Tom’s Antiques in Orange County, California. Specializing in only 19th century American Country Antiques in their original condition.

After remodeling the store with over head music, barn walls with stained blue/green wooden floors, and tin ceilings we traveled across country every other month for 15 yrs with a truck and trailer from California to the East Coast buying 19th century painted country furniture and American folk art along the way. We would always have a circle of prayer with their employees before each open house weekend.

Back in those days you could afford to fill up, now a days you could only find two or three items comparable in 1 trip to Pennsylvania and New England.

We moved to Virginia in 1994 and opened a website called UT1859.com. We sold untouched and original Americana to many folks across the U.S.A. with their Satisfaction Guaranteed 100% to their approval.

Thank you friends for your past support and friendship !

* IN GOD WE TRUST  *

Proprietors,
Tom & Denise Pontius