About Us

Charlene Wood Courtney (Owner/ Manager):

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Charlene grew up on Lake George and now lives in Saratoga. Her father, Charles R. Wood, founded and operated the theme parks The Great Escape (originally Storytown) and Gaslight Village, in Lake George. Her father was also an avid collector of art, and Charlene often accompanied her dad to auctions and galleries all over the world, as a child and teenager. Because of her early personal exposure to collecting, Charlene has cultivated a unique appreciation of art and antiques. She graduated from Skidmore College in 1982 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. In addition to running Silverwood, she is also the Broker/ Owner of Town & Country Properties, a boutique brokerage focusing on high end, unique properties in Saratoga Springs and Lake George.

Chelsea Hoopes Silver (Owner/ Director):

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In 2010, Chelsea and Charlene opened Silverwood Home and Gallery in Bolton Landing and opened a second location in Saratoga in 2011. In addition to their retail stores, they also offer art consulting and interior design with their other entity, C Squared. Chelsea serves as a trustee on the board of the Charles R. Wood Foundation, and has been involved in fundraising for other local charities, such as the Double H Hole in the Woods camp, as well.
 
Chelsea grew up in the Lake George/ Saratoga Springs area, where she also now resides. Chelsea graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in English Literature. Inspired by her grandfather, Charles R. Wood, she also pursued and received her Master of Arts degree in American Fine and Decorative Arts from the Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York in 2009. She has worked at Godel and Co. and Gerald Peters Gallery, two fine art galleries specializing in American art of the 19th and early 20th centuries, in New York City. She is also currently a Real Estate Salesperson with Town & Country Properties.

 

 

History of the Building

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Silverwood's Bolton Landing gallery is located in a historic stone schoolhouse that was built in 1887. The school operated from the time it was built until 1920. Until recently, it has also been operated as a gift shop (the School Bell) by Patricia Hoopes.

 

 

 

 

Saratoga Location at 24 Caroline Street 

 

Yes, we are located in the old Boyce & Drake, where until recently there were toilets in the window... a beautiful space with great original details left mostly in tact. Believe it or not, the boys at B & D did a pretty good job keeping it original, toilets and all, and after just a little bit of paint and sanding, we are happy to have such a beautiful space (and such great landlords)!