The History of Syl-lee Antiques - A NYC and LI Antique Dealer
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Where did you get the name Syl-Lee Antiques?


Sylvia and Lee Zimmerman

The name of our company is Syl-Lee Antiques. However, this name is very confusing to many people. No one knows how to pronounce it and nobody has any idea why we would have it as the name of our business. I decided to answer these questions today.

The proper pronunciation is “Silly.” It is actually very easy to say. The name, of course, comes from my loving grandparents (Gary Zimmerman’s parents.) It’s basically a play on words. You see my grandmother’s name was Sylvia and my grandfather’s name was Lee. They both passed away many years ago, but their legacy lives on in the name of our company, Syl-Lee Antiques.