Savannah Antiques When considering the rich history that a city like Savannah keeps, naturally there too will be artifacts, furniture pieces, and keepsakes that come forward in time along with the stories upon which the history was built. And so with the earliest American tales come early American pieces along with imports from Europe dated from before the inception on the country and throughout her subsequent centuries. Each piece holding a story or history of a family or battle, of fortunes won and lost and keeping the secrets with more intrigue than even the imagination can supply.
Savannah boasts no less than 50 antique merchants dealing in antiques from all eras, countries and types. Typically when one thinks of an antique dealer one envisions finely made, solid furniture and certainly, dealers of this nature are plentiful in Savannah offering a perfectionist's specimens of Chippendale this or plantation that, but here too can be found antiques from the most delicate of estate jewelry to the most obscure buttons to complete an authentic soldier's uniform. Original hinges and hardware can be found to outfit that early Colonial kitchen. Everything from authentic marble garden statuary to sterling silver hollowware can be found and procured at Savannah's fine antique establishments.
Of course authentic, well-preserved antiques come with a value that may be just out of reach for some. Savannah also has several establishments that offer restorative services for those special pieces that have been well used or have suffered through fire or water damage. These experienced professionals are skilled in bringing your family heirloom or flea market piece back to its original beauty to be proudly displayed in a home, worn or used for perhaps additional centuries to come.
Also available in Savannah are several antique shops that offer a selection of reproductions throughout their stores that resemble a period piece but that are produced in recent times. These pieces offer the advantage of having modern day stability while keeping an appearance that is consistent with an earlier era. While some of these type pieces are reproduced using authentic handcrafted method of construction, other of these pieces are crafted using modern tools and methods giving the purchaser a piece that might match a particular style in the home but that can be had at a comparatively much reduced price.
Some antique establishments in Savannah present a wide range of antiques all under one roof, by housing a variety of merchants, each dealing in a particular field or time period. Visit a silver dealer to search for that one sterling soup ladle for which you have been searching and then put the finishing touch on that antique secretary you've been restoring by selecting just the right drawer handles at the next booth. Find porcelain from France or Japan each with unique hand painted design and marks of authentication telling the history of the journey through time and then finally, complete your Elvis record collection with that one hard to find vinyl record you've been missing.
For antique dabblers or the serious antiquer and for interior designers in particular, Savannah is a "must" to satisfy even the most avid and knowledgeable collector of just about anything one can collect. From estate sales to estate demolition pieces, from fine bone china to Chinese rugs, from depression era quilts to depression glass from fine bronze sculptures to hinges of brass, you'll find what you seek at Savannah's emporiums for the antique.