RZM Senior Appraiser Jon Felz
A passion for timeless antiques and a love of history are what led Jon Felz to establish RZM Fine Arts & Antiques, one of New York’s go-to antique dealerships and fine art appraisers.
As a child, Felz learned the fine points of antiques from his mother who was a dealer at Tice’s Farm in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, for four decades. While helping with the family business, Felz was fascinated by the back-stories surrounding the various artifacts and he continues to share those stories with customers to this day.
“At RZM, we are here to educate people and inform them as to the true value of family heirlooms and antiques,” Felz said.
In the 1990s Felz’s career took a somewhat unorthodox turn from law enforcement to antique dealing. After graduating from Pascack Hills High School in 1976 and then receiving a degree from Bergen Community College, he joined the New York City Police Department in 1982 where he served until his retirement in 2000.
Felz actually started his antique business on a part-time basis while still a police officer. He began working with his mother and incorporated RZM in 1995. He also notes that for many years he work as an NYPD detective and was assigned for a period of time to the Antique Art Fraud Squad.
Felz theorizes that American schooling has dulled youths’ minds to appreciation of history, but he has long held a fascination with knowledge of our past. One of Felz’s favorite topics is military history.
“I always liked military history from the time of Napoleon to Vietnam. The event that I took notice of when Napoleon was defeated was that at the Conference of Vienna the victors were benevolent. They treated people with dignity and that ensured peace in Europe for a long period of time.”
And it is with great integrity we promise to deal with all our clients and their needs.
The Pearl River shop buys fine art and antiques outright in addition to providing auction and estate sales services. Felz’s shop also performs museum restoration services, restoring items back to their original condition using the original means by which they were made.
In addition to the main Pearl River location at 132 Dexter Avenue, RZM Fine Arts & Antiques has New Jersey branch offices in Spring Lake and Cliffside Park. Felz is a certified appraiser in the New England Appraisers Association, bonded, licensed and insured. His company holds an A+ rating in the Better Business Bureau.
Areas of Distinction :
Certified Appraiser Fine Art & Antiques
Bonded & Insured
Member New England Appraisers Association
Member Daguerreian Society
Member New Jersey State Police Honor Legion
Member New York City Police Department Honor Legion
Member City of New York PBA
Member National Trust For Historic Preservation
Member American Society of Estate Liquidators
Member American Numismatic Association (ANA)