About Us

Conveniently located 15 miles north of Philadelphia, Locati, LLC is a leading online source of high-end decorative arts and antique furniture. Because we are a family-owned business all your inquiries are handled in a timely and professional manner. Locati, LLC processes over 5,000 lots per year in our monthly sales from September to June. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured.

Michael Locati: Co-owner, Appraiser

Michael has over 20 years of experience in the online antiques industry. Known in the industry as a generalist, one of Michael's strongest assets is the ability to identify items of value in a large range of categories. As a result of careful research, Michael is able to derive the best way to approach marketing these antiques. In addition to a lifelong passion for antiques and the arts, Michael has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in violin performance and is a member of Lukens Piano Trio.

Professional Certifications and Memberships

  • National Auctioneers Association

Melissa Locati: Co-Owner

Melissa Locati is involved with our inventory from consignor dropoff to winning bidder pickup. As partner, Melissa is in constant communication with consignors and bidders on the phone or on site. In addition to her work with Locati, LLC, Melissa is a violinist with Fairmount Strings.

Richie Barrett: Photography

Richie Barrett provides detailed and thorough photography of all internet listings. He received a BA in Media and Communication studies, played professional baseball for six years and is a certified Social Studies teacher. His competitive and scholarly background make him a great asset to our company.

Adrian Martinez: Research Assistant, Registrar

Adrian Martinez assists with intake as well as cataloging. With a BA in History from New York University and a special interest in local history, Adrian has an enthusiasm for research and an interest in the historical importance of the objects he catalogs.

Nicole Axler: Marketing and Public Relations

Nicole Axler manages Locati’s marketing including social media, event planning and public relations. She promotes Locati, LLC through both traditional print and digital advertising as well as planning speaking and appraisal events. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Hofstra University and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Temple University.

Lukens Manor Property

This historic property was established in 1815 and retains the original Lukens Manor house, the carriage house and a fully restored bank barn. Please check our calendar for upcoming previews and events.