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American Garage
West Hollywood Area
Los Angeles, California 90048
Phone: 323.658.8100
Fax: 323.658.8688
Email: americangarage@earthlink.net
Web: www.americangarageantiques.com
Hours: By Appointment Only
Affiliations: NHADA ADAC
During the 70's and 80's both of us worked in high pressure environments: Michael in aerospace and Diana in the music industry. By 1990, we had each reached a crossroad in our lives and decided to hold hands with the maxim of 'now or never' and together, we jumped into the unknown. We left behind our careers with not much more than a hope that we could turn our private passion of collecting Americana and folk art into a livelihood.

When we began all those years ago, we didn't know much about transforming a love of collecting into a viable business, but we knew that if we put educating a client ahead of just selling them some item and if we gave them the opportunity to buy the best and finest quality that they could afford, whatever their budget, they would return again and again. Indeed they have done just that.

Much has changed in this business over the years but one thing has remained constant throughout our experience: we have built our lives, our reputation and the very fabric of our business, day in and day out, on the premise that honesty, forthrightness and intelligence trumps all. Our motto has always been to buy what we love in the absolute best condition possible with no apologies, knowing that if we were moved by a piece, we rightly felt that someone else would see the merits of it and soon it would find a new home.

That credo has served us well. Our clients continue to amaze and reward us with their confidence and trust to help them build world class collections. More so, they inspire us, as they are willing to wait and pay for the exceptional and the unusual.

Michael J. Ogle and Diana Douglas

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