Sparrows closing after 36 years

KENSINGTON, Md – After 36 years of serving the greater Washington, D.C. area Sparrows, Importer of Fine French Antiques, has decided to close  their brick and mortar retail store at 4115 Howard Avenue in Kensington.

“We feel that the time was right as we are all young enough to retire and enjoy ourselves,” said owner, Nancy Kramer.

“The plan is to sell off all the inventory in our showroom and maintain an internet presence at,”  added, manager Lori Chaikin.

After all the inventory has been liquidated Henning Kramer will re-open his work shop and resume offering restoration services in January 2010.

Sparrows’ manager Lori Chaikin may be reached at 301-530-0175.

Karen Knapstein

About Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein is the editor of Antique Trader magazine. A lifelong collector and student of antiques, she has written dozens of articles on vintage collectibles and their historical context. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Faye. She can be reached at