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Best Place For Antiquing In DC

June 26, 2012 6:00 AM

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Antique collectors rejoice, because D.C. has an abundance of shops and centers for remarkable antiques, particularly home furnishings. No need to search high and low, these antique specialists have made period pieces accessible. An antique is generally anything more than 100 years old. Often, as with wine, antiques age gracefully and grow with time, making them more valuable today than when they originally created. Make something old new again with antiquing made easy in the Washington Metro area.
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GoodWood
1428 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 986-3640
www.goodwooddc.com

Located in the trendy U Street Corridor, GoodWood is a reputable American mercantile emporium filled with intriguing antiques. There’s something for everyone, whether you are looking for a new kitchen table or just tchotkes. Prices are on the higher side, but the quality and distinctiveness of inventory is unbeatable. The GoodWood team buys pieces from estates and auctions and specializes in antique furniture. Be sure to visit the store toward the end of the week when new shipments arrive.

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Kensington Antique Village
Antiques & Uniques

3762 B Howard Ave.
(301) 942-3324
Kensington, MD
www.kensingtonantiquerow.com

Over 80 shops make up Kensington, Maryland’s Antique Row. The antique mall is outdoors and unlike any other antique center in the area. Antique Village is a country market that houses nearly 50 of the Row’s shops. Antique lovers and collectors can make an entire jam-packed day or weekend of browsing the never-ending stores. Bring the entire family and enjoy an outing of exploring that is sure to end in the purchase of new (and old) prized possessions. Browse the store directory, where you can click on each individual shop.

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Potomac West Interiors and Antique Gallery
1517 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 519-1911
www.potomacwestantiques.com

An interior designer’s dream, Potomac West Interiors is a destination retailer for all things home furnishing related: artwork, tables, sofas, rugs, lighting and much more. The antique gallery in the Del Ray community of Alexandria is comprised of over 25 dealers. Right next door to Potomac West is the sister store, Not Too Shabby Antiques and Consignments, which is another must-visit. Sign up for Potomac West’s weekly emails to get the latest in deals and up-to-date information.

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Random Harvest
1313 Wisconsin Ave.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-5569
www.randomharvesthome.com

As Random Harvest’s motto describes, style and comfort are the essence of a beautiful home. Random Harvest gives instant gratification a new meaning, making stylish home furnishings available almost immediately. With four locations in the Washington Metro area, the Random Harvest staff is extremely knowledgeable in antiques and can assist in making browsing and purchasing a smooth and easy process. Novel pieces arrive in store weekly and all new items are 10 precent off for the first week.

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Susquehanna Antique Company
3216 O St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-1511
www.susquehannaantiques.com

Susquehanna was established in 1913, and with almost a century’s worth of antique dealing, this Georgetown gem remains one of DC’s top antique companies. In addition to 18th and 19th century antique furniture expertise, the Susquehanna team has a background in fine art, particularly paintings. Also find art and antiques from Europe, England and America. The extensive online catalog highlights over 1,000 products.

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Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She is a soon-to-be University of Alabama graduate who hopes to have a successful career in fashion journalism. Her major is Apparel and Textiles with a Concentration in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and her minor is Journalism. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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