My name is Heather Lalonde. I am the owner of NEOWA, based in the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. I decided to start this business in January 2023 so as to achieve a longtime goal of becoming an antique dealer. Since adolescence, I had a great appreciation for European history. In turn, I started acquiring pieces and developed a treasured collection. Today, I am honored to be mentored by one of the U.K.’s most prominent and renowned early oak specialists, Paul Fitzsimmons of Marhamchurch Antiques. As I continue to learn about early oak and attend shows, I find great pleasure in sharing my knowledge and passion about period furniture with customers and dealers. In purchasing a piece, one becomes part of its history.