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The Antiquing Mecca of Vancouver
Antique pieces are a great addition for any home. They can be used as a valuable hobby or can as a special focal point to accent a room.
Antiques are the remnants of a distant time and age and have been passed down through the ages. The stories they could tell about their times and their owners may only be partially known, but some have a very distinguished providence. Antiques have stood the test of time and were made by highly specialized artisans preceded by lengthy years of apprenticeship.
Antiques have value and can be a great investment because they appreciate over time because of their uniqueness and rarity.
So, where in Vancouver can you go to find some great antiques for your home or condo?
Actually there are plenty of spots and here you will find some but not all of the places to peruse and find what you need or desire shown below.
South Granville Street
There are an abundance of fine shops to peruse in this area when it comes to finding a broad range of antiques because this area boasts of possessing around 30 antique dealers. They range in their areas of specialty which includes quality period 18th and 19th century furniture, and you can also find art deco styles from the early 20th century. From linens to porcelain pieces, paintings and decorative objects to some of the finest made silverware that the oldest companies and best known craftsmen ever made are all available to the collector.
Main Street between 1st and 12th Avenues
This area is what you would call a “work in progress” because you not only have the opportunity to find plenty of neat antique shops but you might also stumble across the odd biker bar along your meandering.
West Vancouver and Marine Drive
Two of the locations that have established a good rep for antique seekers are Bohemia Antiques and Treasure Chest Antiques both of which can be found on Marine Drive in Dundarave Village. This is a good area to find a variety of other eclectic antique shops as well. For specific French country pieces you could also try French Country Antiques located on East 4th Avenue at Quebec Street.
Large Antique Stores
To get an idea of how big and popular antiques are in Vancouver, here are two Vancouver locations that will just blow you away with what they have to offer when it comes to antiques.
Antiques Direct Worldwide
This one is located on Franklin Street and its wares can be easily perused online so you can do it all from the comfort of your home. If you do travel there, you might end up getting a trifled overwhelmed because they have a 20,000 sq. foot location. Their antique wares come from all over the globe including such exotic locales like China, India, Egypt, Vietnam and Europe. Here you can find pieces which include Art Deco to Gothic and your furniture choices are incredibly varied and even include antique iron gates and stained glass windows.
The Antique Warehouse
If you’re looking for furniture then you might want to wander through their store which has over 12,000 square feet in their location which can be found Marine drive. Here, you can examine their fine selection of cabinets, buffets, boxes sofas and settees and other pieces. Their selection also ranges from the 18th century to more contemporary 20th century pieces so you will likely find something to suit any room in your home.