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Looking for antiques!

Does anybody know any shops that sell refurbished antique furniture?

Obviously the Brockenhaus is the obvious choice for old style at a cheap price, but i am looking for a shop that would really specialise in it

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Re: Looking for antiques!

I bought a beautiful piece from Jose Garcia, who has an Antikschreinerei in Samstagern (ZH). He refurbishes old pieces, as well as builds new or new pieces out of antique wood - and does outstanding work. Very small shop (plus his workshop), but worth a browse and certainly worth chatting to if you are a fan of antique woodworking.

Jose Garcia
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And while googling to find his address, I found this list of antique dealers, restorers, or furniture makers Zürich:
http://www.antiquaires.ch/zurich.html
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Re: Looking for antiques!

http://www.antik-liquidationen.ch/index.htmn.htm

Expensive, but some really nice pieces.
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Expensive, but some really nice pieces.
I found that one on google too, really expensive. Not really what i am wanting when trying to refurbish my entire flat

But thanks for looking
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I bought a beautiful piece from Jose Garcia, who has an Antikschreinerei in Samstagern (ZH). He refurbishes old pieces, as well as builds new or new pieces out of antique wood - and does outstanding work. Very small shop (plus his workshop), but worth a browse and certainly worth chatting to if you are a fan of antique woodworking.

Jose Garcia
Stationstrasse 1
8833 Samstagern
044 784 73 18


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And while googling to find his address, I found this list of antique dealers, restorers, or furniture makers Zürich:
http://www.antiquaires.ch/zurich.html
Thanks, what kind of price did you pay for that? I am looking for relatively cheap prices and on browsing the net reckon its really hard in CH to find
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Didn't look for it I got something from them, so I had the address handy

This kind of stuff is quite expensive here. May I suggest also looking beyond the borders?
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Re: Looking for antiques!

Yea, would probably get that kind of stuff much cheaper in germany
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Re: Looking for antiques!

Many antique shops are quite expensive and choice tends to be limited. I like brockis myself as you can sometimes get equivalent items for a fraction of the price. I guess the thrill of the search is also part of the fun. Of course some brockis are better than others so if you're disappointed by your local ones it might help to try others.
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Many antique shops are quite expensive and choice tends to be limited. I like brockis myself as you can sometimes get equivalent items for a fraction of the price. I guess the thrill of the search is also part of the fun. Of course some brockis are better than others so if you're disappointed by your local ones it might help to try others.
Maybe i am asking the wrong question actually.

Can anybody recommend a brocki which is massive and has lots of furniture.

The ones around lenzburg always have a few items but they are limited to space
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Maybe i am asking the wrong question actually.

Can anybody recommend a brocki which is massive and has lots of furniture.

The ones around lenzburg always have a few items but they are limited to space
I haven't gone for some years so can't say whether it's still as good as it used to be but the Salvation Army one in Zürich used to be quite good. (Heilsarmee, located next to Bahnhof Hardbrücke). They also have a delivery service.

There actually used to be a guide book recommending various brockis and caustically blasting others. A sort of Michelin Star guide for Brockis. I can't remember the title but browsing in the local interest area of your favourite bookstore might be a good starting point.
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Thanks, will take a look there.
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Try Ricardo- I got my antique desk that my husband referished for me fairly cheap.
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Try Ricardo- I got my antique desk that my husband referished for me fairly cheap.
I did already look on ricardo, but prefer to actually see what i am buying before bidding. I found that the selction was massive on there and very difficult to go through each individual item to see which was the best.
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Re: Looking for antiques!

There is an antique market in Berne. Every saturday from 09.00 to 16.00.
http://markthalle.ch/
or there are quite a lot of antique dealers Kramgasse, Rathausgasse, Gerechtigkeitsgasse.
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Re: Looking for antiques!

Just found what may be a useful link...
http://www.brockenhaus-verzeichnis.ch/index.php

We bought a kitchen dresser from http://www.antikmoebelmarkt.de/ ... to furnish an entire flat from there would be seriously pricey but recommend it for one-offs; ordered it on a Sunday evening by email (in English plus Google translation - turned out he spoke excellent English anyway), delivered on the following Wednesday and paid cash on delivery.
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Re: Looking for antiques!

If you're heading to the Salvation Army near Bhf. Hardbrücke anyway, check out Bogen 33 right next to it: http://www.bogen33.ch and right next to that: http://www.walterwalter.ch/
Plus: If you like USM, there is a secondhand USM dealer on Quellenstrasse, it's just a 10 minute walk from Hardbrücke: http://www.usm-boerse.ch/
still expensive, but never as much as the new stuff.
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