Finding Antiques and Collectibles in Sydney CBD

April 29 2011No Commented

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Sydney’s inner city is a web of streets and alleys that evolved with the coming of the earliest settlers. As Sydney grew so did our shopping districts, our arcades, street frontage and major shopping centers. Like any chic centre, Sydney offers a massive range of products and services, but the focus of this is finding the best antiques in and throughout the Sydney metro area.

Situated in the midst of Sydney are numerous treasure troves where you will find the most fantastic antiques and collectables. From The Rocks, to the Strand Arcade, QVB and the various sidestreets, Sydney and surrounds offers a huge range of jewellery, object d’art, collectables and rare finds that are certain to suit all seekers.

One of the oldest areas of Sydney is The Rocks, literally set up with the arrival of the first fleet in 1788 where our settlers created the first open air jail, transforming into a thriving harbour community. With such a rich history, this forms the background for a number of estabished antique stores, including Bottom of the Harbour and Margo Richards where you can source maritime collectables and a wide range of vintage gifts.

Heading away from the shores of Circular Quay into the city you come to the renowned Strand Arcade. Completed in 1892, the Strand Arcade is the only one still in its original form of the 5 arcades that were built during the mid-to-late 19th Century. Spread over three stories, accessible via Pitt and George Streets, this well established building is home to many offering gifts and collectables. On the Ground floor, sitting right in the centre, is one of the oldest antique dealers in the arcade, Victoria & Albert Antiques whose extensive collection spans from antiques through vintage and retro. Also neighbouring are Tresors and SVW Fredman. In but a small distance you can buy some of Sydney’s most sort after jewellery, offering watches, clocks, albert chains, fobs, and more spanning the eighteenth, 19 th and 20th Centuries.

A neighbouring building, Queen Victoria Building was opened in 1898. Originally the Sydney markets it was made as a tribute to Queen Victoria and is now known simply as the QVB. If looking for modern jewelry, this is home to a number of Sydney’s leading designers and outlets including Georg Jensen, Bunda boutique and plenty more. QVB is also home to Martin & Stein and Kalmar Antiques, both famous for their wonderful jewellery.

With lots more stores littered throughout the CBD streets, Sydney offers our local and international visitors a massive range of collectables from nautical to prints and books, jewelry to watches, silver, gold and much more. If you’re looking for a unique find, for a unique gift, anniversary present, then visit Sydney’s historic streets and arcades and collect something special.

Find more of Sydney’s antique dealers in the city and metro area, browse through leading online business directory, dLook.

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