1805 SE Martin Luther King Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97214
Monday - Saturday: 10AM - 6PM
Sunday: 11AM - 5PM
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Classic Antique is the northwestís largest antique showroom with over 40,000 square feet of fine, old furniture, decorator accent pieces and antique replicas. Inside, you will find thousands of pieces, all displaying the charm, artistry and craftsmanship of another time.
We collect our antiques from the four corners of Europe, finding pieces in castles, beer halls, mansions and attics. Youíll see armoires and hall trees, buffets, rugs, chests and great accessory items. Youíll see things you havenít seen since your childhood, things youíve never seen and things you wonít know what to do with, but canít live without. Youíll shop along side decorators and antique dealers, collectors and enthusiasts ...just like yourself.
Our passion is antiques. They enhance the romantic quality of a home with a grace and dignity only age bestows. We also carefully select some of the finest new home furnishings available, representing a wide variety of design styles, influences and tastes, but each have one common thread...quality. Our lines of new furniture, in time, will become the antiques we buy years from now. They are simply that good.
We encourage you to visit us. We are confident that you will find Classic Antiques a shopping experience unlike any other you will find.
1. Antiques are, by definition, at least 100 years old. Anything else is “vintage” or a “collectible”.
2. Move the piece away from walls and other items so you can get a good look at all sides, including the bottom. Study the piece under bright light or ask to take it outside if the weather is not inclement.
3. Examine the finish for natural signs of wear. Authentic pieces will have dirt in crevices or in places that are hard to clean, and wear around knobs and on drawers caused by friction. The absence of such wear may indicate that the piece is not old, or that it has been refinished. The latter is not necessarily bad if it’s been done well, but it will lower the piece’s value in most instances.
4. Negotiate. An all-in-good-fun, see-what-you-can-do-for-me attitude gets you a lot further with dealers than a negative, attacking stance.