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Best Places For Antiquing In LA

June 26, 2012 6:00 AM

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As the saying goes, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Whether it’s an original Tupperware or Renoir, antiques are beautiful and precious to the beholder. Just like collectors, Los Angeles antique shops come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. The key to antique shopping is becoming a smart buyer and the rest will be history. Trust your instincts and you will find many distinctive riches throughout LA’s vintage and antique community.
Luxurious Antiques:
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Big Daddy Antiques
3334 S. La Cienega Place
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(310) 769-6600
www.bdantiques.com

For more than 20 years, Big Daddy Antiques owner Shane Brown has catered to the Los Angeles collector. The 16,000 square foot showroom houses rare and one-of-a-kind antiques gathered from the United States, Europe and Asia. Big Daddy Antiques is known for its unique vintage and antique garden findings, including decorative urns, fountains and marble statues. In addition, the showroom has a selective garden collection that includes a stone finial, vintage stone sheep, sundial, stone Buddha head and a set of four vintage standing candle lanterns. Big Daddy Antiques also offers collectors a variety of furniture, paintings, mirrors and birdcages.

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Jan’s & Co. Fine French Antiques
1904 West Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 735-6455
www.jansantiques.com

With a 30 year history of bringing Angelenos European antiques and fine art from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, Jan’s & Co. Fine French Antiques has a selective customer roster that spans the globe. The 24,000 square foot showroom boards luxurious home furnishings and decor obtained from Europe’s wealthiest communities. Jan’s & Co. Fine French Antiques brings its customers rare Baccarat chandeliers, Belle Epoque furnishings, marble sculptures, European paintings and antique silver. In addition, the antique store offers evaluation services, any inquiries can go directly to Mr. Claudio Boltiansky.

Affordable History:
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Pasadena Antique Center
480 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 449-7706
www.pasadenaantiquecenter.com

The Pasadena Antique Center is a co-op filled with more than 130 antique dealers. The 40,000 square foot facility is home to rare, luxurious and one-of-a-kind items from beads to dining sets – and within all price ranges. Historic findings include American country, mid-century, garden furnishings and décor, estate jewelry, china, crystal, vintage textiles and vinyl records. Not only do the daily hours make it convenient for you to shop, the Pasadena Antique Center also has extensive free parking for all of its customers.

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Long Beach Antique Market
4901 East Conant Street
Long Beach, CA 90808
(323) 655-5703
www.longbeachantiquemarket.com

Hours: Open monthly on the third Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (general admission) and 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. (early admission)
Price: General admission: $5, Early admission:  $10

Filled with treasures of all prices, the Long Beach Antique Market encompasses over 800 vendors featuring furniture, jewelry, rugs, silver, pewter, china and knick-knacks. Frequented by Hollywood’s hottest, including Tori Spelling, Courtney Cox, Dan Aykroyd, Diane Keaton, Pamela Anderson, Heidi Klum and Brooke Shields, the Long Beach Antique Market brings in antique dealers from Arizona, Texas, Utah and Florida. The check the market website often as they offers coupons and highlights a monthly featured vendor.

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Restoring Family Heirlooms
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Rattay’s Crystal, China, & Collectibles Restoration
18054 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 345-2136
www.crystalfixer.com

Family-owned and operated by three generations, Rattay’s Crystal, China & Collectibles Restoration provides customers with quality restoration that includes repairing broken pieces, finding missing pieces, color matching and reproduction for “invisible” restoration. Rattay’s gears its approach to restoration and replacement based on how often the item is used and its value (both monetary and personal) to bring your family heirlooms back to their original state. Rattay’s works with many of the most popular and rare brands.

Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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