In the up and coming neighborhood just behind the Acropolis museum in central Athens is a local gem of an antiques’ store. Established in 1978, Angelos Vlastaris Antiques has become the place to go for 17th and 18th century art and furniture pieces. Angelos Vlastaris is a consummate professional and his store has become known for its quality offerings and unique items.
Angelos Vlastaris Antiques holds a beautiful multi-colored and distinctive collection. It is primarily a furniture compilation, though there are also Baroque sculptures, 19th century Philhellenic paintings, clocks, porcelains and other decorative household objects. Angelos Vlastaris selects each piece in his store and has an obvious expert eye for both quality and pleasing aesthetics to be combined. Favoritism is shown to items from Greece and Turkey, but the geographic range represented in Angelos Vlastaris Antiques covers most of Europe too.
Of particular interest and importance to Angelos Vlastaris are clay jars from the island of Chios. This Greek island is famous for its medieval villages and an 11th century monastery, but for Angelos Vlastaris it is its pottery production that is most relevant. Chios is Vlastaris’ second home, and he has now opened a second antique store on this island.
Angelos Vlastaris Antiques absolutely must be visited by anyone who has any interest in vintage and antique furnishings of European heritage. Whether the intent is to buy or simply to browse, the experience is equally enjoyable and not to be missed!
Established in 1978, Angelos Vlasteris Antiques has become the place in Athens to go for 17th and 18th century art and furniture pieces.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
Antiques have an emotional value to them. So, if it makes you happy, makes you smile, looks pretty in your room, reminds you of a friend — get it! Its worth is only what it’s worth to you.
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