The reaction by the press to our store has been wonderful. 
Here is a sampling:

CNN’s Great Big Story

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 

“Where Hollywood Goes To Buy Their Props” 

What do "Mad Men," Woody Allen, "The Wolf of Wall Street" and Louis C.K. all have in common? John Koch Antiques in New York City. The unique antique shop hits estate sales to buy entire apartments worth of treasures. But its real claim to fame is in its role as the major supplier of props for television and film productions.

“We’re giving up a big, big secret, dear readers: John Koch Antiques. This Upper West Sider bower of beauty has the most amazing selection of antiques, lighting and objets trouves culled from far-flung estate sales, and we spend hours here rummaging about for the perfect garden stool or etegere or elegant armoire. And the prices are amazing, to die for, divine. In short, pas cher. that means cheap, but it sounds so much better in French, don’t you think?” 

Excerpt from “Favorite Finds”

Gotham Magazine

SETTING THE SCENE

Production Designers’ Cinematic Resources

 

“Santo Loquasto, who lives in New York and its close environs…combs the New York Metropolitan area for locations and props, and a favorite regular stop on his itinerary is John Koch Antiques, an antic attic of furniture and bric-a-brac. Koch buys and sells estates and he enjoys the hodgepodge they yield. “Doing estate work is like mining for uranium” he says. “You don’t always get period pieces. There can be tons of dirt with a few nuggets. Only in this store would we have a stained-glass window and a wicker body bag, and a seventies cabinet next to a Victorian hall tree.”

 

Koch is glad to acquire less-than-exquisite contemporary furniture, because it’s perfect for television shows and movies requiring dressed down or middlebrow interiors. He has supplied props for Law & Order, The Mirror has Two Faces (1996), and Many Woody Allen films, including Everyone Says I Love You (for which Loquasto bought an English sideboard). The first time Koch met Loquasto, he recalls with a smile, the designer came in to look at a dining room set. “Santo said ‘That’s awful enough. It’s perfect.’ Remember that it’s not about looking good. It’s about looking real.” The need to simulate reality is one reason Santo likes Koch’s shop. “In buying from these estates, you can re-create a history without knowing it. You can pick up three separate pieces in here and end up finding out that they all came from the same place.”

Excerpt from

Architectural Digest

“Antiques dealers used to be a dime a dozen, too, but now they have to be sought out. The ones that remain harbor dazzling finds, such as mid-century furniture at John Koch Antiques on 84th Street. John Koch Antiques is one of the last estate houses in New York, and its pieces are frequently purchased by movie production companies. "That was bought for the new Denzel Washington movie they're shooting up in Harlem," owner John Koch says, pointing to a large walnut-framed mirror with a "sold" sticker.” 

Excerpt from “Upper West Side Story”

The Washington Post

“One of my favorite antique stores…a very large selection of wonderful old armoires, chairs, dining room sets and bookcases at a really good value.”

Bari Lynn (Author of Eclectic Living)

Featured on Good Morning New York

“An antique shop with enough clutter and kitsch to give the treasure hunter exactly what they’re after…there are pieces for every room in your house and at every price level” 

Lara Spencer

ABC NEWS

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