“After three interviews with auctioneers/consignment people/antiques dealers, I wasn't crazy about any of them helping me clear out my mother's house after she died. Then, through a friend of my wife, I heard about Dordy and signed her up. She has a good eye for what might sell. She's laid back and fun to be around. She got more money for the things she selected than I guessed she would. I highly recommend Dordy, and would be glad to recommend her more highly if you want to contact me.” ~ David Minckler - Washington, DC
“We were in a bind. We needed to liquidate all of mom’s an6que furniture before selling her house and closing her estate. And with the pandemic starting up, we were afraid that there wasn’t going to be a viable avenue to do this. Luckily, we found Dordy Fontinel who is an expert in downsizing antiques. My mom worked with a prominent antique dealer in the past and, as fate would have it, Dordy was this dealer’s protégé so I felt comfortable dealing with her. Dordy really knows the antique industry and is expert in all aspects. She took mom’s antiques back with her to Nellysford and has been selling them steadily throughout these past pandemic months. I’m grateful for Dordy’s knowledge and dedication to the care of mom’s items. We’re fortunate that she started this business and could help us downsize.” ~ Beth O. - Leesburg, VA
"Dordy is a true gem! She is the ultimate professional - very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Dordy was able to find new homes for dozens of family heirlooms. She took the time to research the items and also checked with her extensive network in order to obtain the best value. And she offered so much wonderful advice! I highly recommend Dordy if you are downsizing or have antiques that no longer fit your lifestyle. Dordy is my go-to person when I'm ready to re-home additional antiques.” ~ P.D. - Alexandria, VA
“Dordy has been a great help in selling the “treasures” from our basement! She really did a lot of research on our items. We were pleased with the proceeds from the sales, too. Thanks, Dordy.” ~ Laura & Jim N. - Manassas, VA
“I have found Ms Fontinel to be a respectable and knowledgeable antique dealer. She has taken time to guide me through the arduous task of selling items collected over the years.” ~ M. Jacobs - North Carolina
Dordy and her team took on a job, I thought was insurmountable, after my Wife had passed. A 35 year collection of art and antiques, which was displayed, stored, and filled our 3 story house. With efficiency, grace, and tact she took care of it all. Every step of the way she engendered my trust from the handling of personal items to the exact accounting of what sold. Working with her was a great joy to me, she made a very emotional and difficult task easy to handle. I would heartily recommend her to help you sell your collection, her knowledge and contacts are vast and she has a genuine interest in the things she sells, which to me as a collector, is almost as important as the sale itself.
~ Tom Penner, Baltimore, Maryland.
I am writing to recommend Dordy Fontinel to you because of the tremendous help that she provided to me. My wife was an avid antique collector and part-time dealer. Because of that we had numerous antiques throughout our home. After my wife died, I decided to downsize my home, which meant that many of our antiques would have to go. The problem was that I did not know the antique market. Thus, I did not know how or where to sell them.
I turned to Dordy Fontinel for assistance because of her integrity and honesty. My wife had always trusted Dordy when she was buying and selling antiques and I did as well. Dordy helped me understand the current value of the items I wanted to sell. More importantly, she undertook all the effort to actually sell them for me. I was quite content in knowing that my wife’s and my valued antiques were in good hands and that I would receive a fair price for them.
~ Allan Schott, McLean, Virginia
~ Mark Gillespie, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
I had collected books spanning a couple of centuries, mainly early histories of our United States before and after independence. In down sizing I turned to Dordy Fontinel for help in selling my collection. It was the perfect choice. Thank you, Dordy, for helping me in this successful sale.
~ Dixon Jordan, Springfield, Virginia
Last year I decided it was time to start clearing out some things. None of my relatives understand or want antiques and I was afraid they would put everything in a garage sale when I die. I began checking out a reputable auction house or person that I could trust understanding what I have and would be fair about the transaction. I have been very pleased with my decision of going with Dordy and have sent over 100 items to her to sell. I would recommend her new endeavor for anyone considering downsizing.
~ L. Arnold
Thank you Merci (French) Gracias (Spanish) Obrigado (Portuguese) Vielen Dank (German) Eυχαριστώ (Greek) Go raibh maith agat (Irish) Danke je (Dutch) Gratias tibi (Latin) Спасибо (Russian)
I am genuinely appreciative for your expertise, diligence in selling my items aesthetic ability to display antiques beautifully, and your integrity. I trust you implicitly. I just cannot thank you enough for persevering in the sale of my items, but most of all for jump-starting my downsizing and clean out!
~ S. Freeman