Antiquing in London
26th October 2021
26th October 2021
Antiques add so much to your home. From desks and chairs to lamps and clocks, they add a sense of quality, history, refinement, and grace. It's no wonder that people find them hard to resist. If you're the type of person who can't pass by a shop, without wondering what may lie within, East London has an abundance of antique curiosities and vintage goods.
Why not add some old-world charm to your home with some beautiful antique furniture and ornaments from antique dealers in and around East London.
Established in London in 1995 Two Columbia Road is a gallery specializing in a broad range of collectable furniture, associated design, works of art and photography. They always carry a good selection of stock from Scandinavia, Europe, and North America.
Designers include Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Arne Vodder, Joe Colombo, Ettore Sottsass, Charles Eames, Poul Kjaerholm and Cees Braakman.
Artworks vary hugely.
Where: 2 Columbia Road, London E2 7NN.
Check out their website for opening times and more information https://www.twocolumbiaroad.co.uk/.
Founded in 2008, The Peanut Vendor are designer dealers based in East London, specialising in the early to late 20th Century furniture, accessories and art-led objects.
Sourcing from across the continent, they restock weekly and things move pretty fast, so make sure to sign up to their mailing list to be in the best chance of bagging one of the unique and rare acquisitions.
Where: 6 Gunmakers Lane, Bow, London, E3 5GG.
Find more about The Peanut Vendor at https://www.thepeanutvendor.co.uk/.
Town House is a gallery and antique shop for 20th-century goods, mostly made in Britain between 1900-60, as well as furniture and glassware. It’s a great place to stock up on oil on canvas paintings for your walls. It is located in an early eighteenth-century building, opposite Hawksmoor’s church in Spitalfields.
Where: 5 Fournier Street, London, E1 6QE.
Browse the offer at https://www.townhousespitalfields.com/.
Atomic Antiques’ stock consists of an eclectic mix of original items ranging from the 1920′s to the 1980′s and includes many industrial pieces as well as vintage design items from Fritz Hansen, Finmar and Danish, Italian, French, Dutch, Swedish and British design houses.
Designers in stock include Verner Panton, Louis Poulsen, Paoul Herringson, Eero Saarinen, Arne Jacobsen, Robin and Lucien Day, Ray and Charles Eames, Hans Wegner. Alvar Aalto, Nanna Ditzel, Hans Battrud, Paoul Kjerholm, Peter Hvindt, Olgard Nielson, Borge Morgensen, Finn Juhl, Carl Jacobs, Bertoia, Joe Colombo and Mario Bellini.
Where: 125 Shoreditch High St, Londo.
Find out more at atomica.me.uk.
A piece of Vintage Heaven in the heart of the East End. This beautiful shop has been in Columbia Road, Bethnal Green, east London, for over a decade. The famous flower market on Columbia Road, in east London, draws thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.
Their vast array of lovely vintage china, glass, fabric and kitchenalia includes famous brands such as Woods Ware, Kathy Winkle, Denby, Johnson Ware, Poole, Sanderson, William Morris, Kilner, Jacobean glass, Old Hall, Pyrex and lots of West German vases! They have small amounts of furniture and soon they will be stocking lots of old terracotta flower pots and vintage garden tools.
Where: 82 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 7QB.
Find out more at http://vintageheaven.co.uk/.
M.Goldstein is situated on Hackney Road, London E2, close to Shoreditch High Street. They deal in art, antiques and attire, specialising in period mirrors, small statement pieces of furniture and unusual decorative objects from paintings to lighting.
They are drawn to objects with natural beauty, especially those in their original state, or those with a subtle difference to the classic styles.
Where: 67 Hackney Road, London, E2 8ET.
Browse the collection at http://www.mgoldstein.co.uk/.
One of the first dealers to stall out at the newly reinstated Chatsworth Rd Market, with two pitches selling a variety of Victorian and Midcentury pieces for three years.
London's Proper Old has built a strong reputation for curating high-quality 60s and 70s furniture.
Where: 173 Dalston Lane, Hackney, London, E81AL.
More at https://www.properold.com/.
Frontispiece is one of East London’s most interesting shops, with a stock of thousands of antique maps and prints. Their outlet is a veritable cornucopia for both the serious collector and someone looking for that special gift. With items for as little as £9, a print from Frontispiece is within the reach of anyone.
They have a wide selection of maps and prints on display in store, together with a library containing over half a million items.
Where: 58-61 Cannon Workshops, Cannon Drive, London, E14 4AS.
For more information visit https://www.mapsandantiqueprints.com/.
At Westland London, they have over 50 years experience dealing in prestigious antique fireplaces and fine decorative antiques. Their large London showroom is home to their collection, and their website is updated every week with the latest discoveries.
They have built a reputation for dealing in the finest chimneypieces and have amassed one of the largest and best global collections. With an international reputation for quality, fireplaces and antiques are painstakingly restored in-house and grace homes all over the world.
Where: 295 Willesden Ln, London NW2 5HY.
Browse their collection at https://www.westlandlondon.com/.
Camden Passage is hidden down a traffic-free, cobbled back street, just off Upper Street in Islington. Since the 1950's Camden Passage has ranked alongside Portobello, Kensington Church Street and Spitalfields as one of London’s leading antique locations.
Camden Passage is an interesting place to search out an unusual gift, find fine antiques and furniture, 20th Century design, period and costume jewellery, contemporary and vintage clothing and affordable stylish objects for the home.
Where: 1 Camden Page, London N1 8EA.
For more information visit https://www.camdenpassageislington.co.uk/.
The world’s largest antiques market with over 1,000 dealers selling every kind of antique and collectable. Visitors flock from all over the world to discover one of London’s best loved landmarks which contains the most extensive selection of antiques in Britain.
Where: Portobello Road, London, W11.
More about the world’s largest antiques market at http://www.portobelloroad.co.uk/.
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