Into Antiques?

On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Antique Dealers in California

Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Stockholm luxury shopping guide - Daily Telegraph

Stockholm luxury shopping guide - Daily Telegraph

First, we visit Svenskt Tenn: a beguiling mix of Design Museum-meets-Conran Shop – filled with the designs of Josef Frank, and the vision of his mentor, Estrid Ericson. She was an aesthete, he a Jewish-Austrian refugee whom she helped become one of Sweden's most celebrated furniture-makers and fabric designers. Three-quarters of their two-storey emporium is occupied by his designs (including bright, distinctive fabrics), while the rest showcases an evolving collection by other Swedish designers. Since Ericson died, in 1981, the shop has been run by a foundation that maintains her vision while promoting new talent (hence its central role at the annual Stockholm Furniture Fair).

In nearby Ostermalm, we nip in and out of boutiques. At Oscar & Clothilde, we find theatrical rooms of new homewares inspired by traditional lines. At Gamla Lampor, on Almlöfsgatan, we explore a warehouse of retro lighting, from giant film-set rigs to dainty chandeliers. Modernity features such clean-lined classics as a 1928 lamp by Poul Henningsen and a covetable 1960s Hans Wegner desk. At vast Jacksons, I fall in love with 20 different chairs. Tiny Sjöström Antik has a Borge Mogensen leather sofa perfect for my living room. At Rehn's Antiques, I'm crazy about a 1950s portrait, but can't afford the five-figure sum which the charismatic owner, Tony Andersson, says is "very inexpensive".

Although the selection of pieces is wide, prices are no cheaper than in London – and you still have to ship your shopping home. Try your luck at the auction house Bukowskis (, and they will do the shipping for you – or you can scour junkier shops for smaller pieces to cart back in a suitcase. Try A La Carte Antik – in which I find beautiful porcelain-topped bottles (Kr30/£3) – or the Sunday flea market, by the concert hall, where I buy eight fine white china tureens (Kr50) and an oil painting (Kr1,200); get there by 10am to snaffle the best pieces.

Having scoured smart, cobbled Ostermalm (also nipping into contemporary shops such as Nordiska Galleriet, Asplund and Stockholm Modern), the next day I take in the more bohemian Södermalm. Along cafe-lined streets where youngsters are enjoying brunch lie the city's grungier shops, stocking such treasures as records, vintage clothes, cool 1950s teak pieces at Nordlings Antik, and 1950s Arne Jacobsen chairs at Södra Skattkammaren. Nothing groundbreaking, but fun. The best find is the city's hippest food store, Urban Deli, which sells liquorice ice cream. It's spirit-lifting, particularly when enjoyed, with blistered feet up, on a boat trip around the city's 14 islands, watching the handsome medieval city – and its rather overwhelming rooms of furniture – drift by.

After all that 20th-century design, I relish the city's rich National Gallery, hung with gilt-framed pictures of silk and opulence; Skansen, the open-air island museum showcasing Swedish architecture; and the Vasa Museum, home to the oldest surviving ship, sunk in 1628, salvaged in 1961, and now restored. On a trip in search of wooden classics, there can be no object as enthralling. This is one Swedish treasure that is definitely not for sale – nor shippable to Britain.

How to do it

Charlotta Carlsen: Kr500 (£50) an hour (00 46 70 316 00 98,; Nanette Fickendey: Kr2,500 for three hours (00 46 40 26 066,

Select Collection ( offers three nights at the Grand Hôtel from £975 b&b, with flights.

For seafood, Lisa Emqvist ( or Sturehof (; for a treat, Michelin-starred Matbaren (

The Lydmar Hotel (; or cocktails at Verandan at the Opera House (

Take the funicular railway to the top of the spherical Ericsson Globe.


Three essential addresses


Sibyllegatan 53 (00 46 8 665 33 50, Launched 30 years ago, this is home to one of the biggest collections of 20th-century Scandinavian furniture, by designers ranging from Alvar Aalto to Hans Wegner: Great for sofas, lights, chairs, fabrics and ceramics. Everything can be viewed online, for previewing and to purchase.

Svenskt Tenn

Strandvägen 5 (00 46 8 670 1600, Opened in 1924 by the visionary aesthete Estrid Ericson as a showcase for leading design from around the world, Svenskt Tenn is now devoted to furniture and fabric by Josef Frank, and to contemporary home-grown talent. Pieces range from silverware by Prince Carl Philip Bernadotte to myrtle-leaf-embossed crockery by Signe Persson-Melin


Sibyllegatan 6 (00 46 8 20 80 25, This small, stylish boutique is owned by a Scot, Andrew Duncanson , who fell in love with Stockholm design – and a local woman. As well as bringing together classics such as 1950s Eames chairs and Verner Panton lamps , he has gathered rare treasures such as 1960s jewellery by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe. The big bonus is that Modernity ships worldwide.


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