There's something about an antique and vintage piece that makes it special from other mass-produced products these days. When you run your hands along an antique, you can feel it has been worn down over the years, perhaps centuries. And it's in the wear and tear -- slight, if you're lucky -- that its history lives. Every piece has its own story to tell. I love their old-world feel, and imagining what kind of life they had before ending up in the antiques shop, who they may have belonged to.
Traveller Antiques carries antique pieces from all over the world, like China, Japan, Egypt, and England. You'll find beautifully restored antiques here dating back from the 19th and 20th centuries, possibly earlier. Among the items available are jewelry, ceramics, furniture, paintings, sculptures, windows, and sewing machines.
They also have a joint bookstore here called Howell Books. Some books are upstairs with the antiques; these are mostly older too, and the majority on this floor cover militaria. There are more books downstairs, but that room is sometimes not open, depending on staff availability.
The downstairs room contains all the sale antiques. These are real bargains, as they've been marked down but most of them still date way back to the 19th century. I was mesmerized by an old travelling chest, fully restored, that was probably from early 19th c. England, only $250. I HAD TO BUY IT!! So, I did!
If you love collecting antiques, or if you simply appreciate old stuff like me, Traveller Antiques will offer something for the eye and imagination.