The Antique Society was founded in 1989 to feature the goods of a handful of creative dealers and dedicated collectors. It found its home in the beautiful art deco building that was built in the 1930s to house the Henderson Furnace Company. In 1999, the Antique Society won a Historic Preservation Award for its creative use of architecture that honors the history of the local community. Not only is this building the perfect location for an antique store, but the respectful use of it also speaks volumes to the owners’ love, respect, and passion for history and historical artifacts.
Under the vast 20,000 square foot single-story roof of the Antique Society, more than 100 dealers set up their stalls and trade their wares. Though dealers are free to come and go, many of them have been working from this same location for 20 years or more. The kinds of people trading here run the gambit; there are pickers, junkers, artists, designers. Alongside the experienced enthusiasts are those new to the business too. Such a variety of dealers means all shoppers feel welcome. One need not be an antiquing expert to find a friendly conversation here.
Thanks to the friendly atmosphere at the Antique Society, the company has evolved and grown over the years to become Sonoma County, California‘s largest antique collective. The store also has a reputation for quality items at affordable prices, which keeps customers coming back. On a trip here, visitors can expect to find Mid-century Modern furniture, artwork, glassware, vases, decorative items, architectural salvage, signs, vintage clothing, magazines, stone carvings, rugs, and more. There is also a bakery and cafe on site, perfect to sit, recharge and reflect on all the wonderful items in the store.
Twice a year, the Antique Society allows its dealers to spill out into the parking lot and host a Parking Lot Sale. This incredible flea market sees the usual dealers, plus a few additions, take over the outdoor space and celebrate all things vintage and collectible. Of course, the store is still open on these dates, so antiquing enthusiasts can make a whole day trip for shopping!