The neighborhood of Kolonaki in Athens is the place to be seen. It is the hub of the designer labels, upmarket stores, galleries and fine dining, and since 2016 the gallery and antique store Antiqua has been located here. Antiqua fits in perfectly with the high class and expensive surroundings, and a visit here is something not likely to be soon forgotten.
Antiqua is one of Athens’ oldest antiques stores, being a feature in the city for more than half a century, and certainly has a reputation for being one of the best. The clientele are somewhat elite, and regular perusers of the collections are members of the Greek and Spanish royal families. That said, of course everyone is welcome in this store/gallery, and the owners wish to pass on their passion for antiques and art to anyone that is interested.
As well as gallery areas populated with quality art works of the modern era, Antiqua also has an expansive range of merchandise, most of which dates from 1400 to the 1800s. Their collection is incredibly diverse, including clocks, furniture, paintings, woodcarvings, lighting and crockery. All of the pieces are unique and beautiful, and this high quality is reflected in the prices. Don’t pop into Antiqua and expect to rustle up a bargain!
Antiqua is now a family business, with the love of art and antiques passing through the generations. The care that the owners take, and the obvious passion they have for antiques, is reflected in every piece in the store.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
Most surprise deals at the flea market are found in unusual categories like Asian art, where it’s hard to distinguish between a $5 knockoff and a $5,000 original Chinese vase.
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