The Brass Monkey is named for the collection of monkeys, brass and ornamental, which both Tom and Lynnee Lance, avid collectors and antiquers, have accumulated over the years. Inspired by their findings from their love of travel, they have brought some of their treasures "home" to the Cape Ann area and have always wanted to share with their surrounding community. Here at the Brass Monkey, they have created a different kind of shopping experience, where they hope people will come to buy a unique gift, something not found in the big box stores.
Not only do the goods inside the Brass Monkey have stories to share, but the building itself is pretty historic. Before Tom purchased it in 2015, many had known it for over 40 years as Palazola's sporting goods store. Prior to this, it was originally built for Sears and Roebuck.
Today, the Brass Monkey is a place where you will find something you didn't know you were looking for. It is truly a unique collection of antiques, jewelry, clothing, gift baskets and collectibles! Each collection is in its own vignette separated by Asian screens, antique hutches, and tables, all of which were hand picked by both Tom and Lynnee over months of searching small stores throughout New England. They hope their store that will add to the uniqueness and diversity of the businesses around them in the historic seaport and gateway to the West End of Gloucester.
Tom and Lynnee welcome you to stop in today to experience the 11,000 square feet of unique gifts and treasures. Yet before entering take a minute to look up at the wooden monkey, hand carved by the talented local craftsmen, David Calvo!