Best Places for Antiques in Washington, D.C.

February 18, 2014 8:00 AM

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Decorating a home can be quite exciting, but also stressful and time consuming. Searching for unique antiques is difficult if one doesn’t know where to start. The stores below can lend a helping hand in narrowing down the antique search. Each carries a different array of antiques to bring life into your home. Not only does an antique contribute to interior décor, but it also serves as a conversation piece. Also consider the stores in a previously published article, Best Places For Antiquing In DC.

Capital Antiques
5122 MacArthur Blvd. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 966-4887

Capital Antiques & Fine Art carries fine antique furniture, American and European fine art, decorative art and lighting pieces. Antiques are acquired nationally and internationally, but also from private collections in the D.C. metro area. Items are rare, handpicked and authentic, representing many different cultures and histories. Prices vary based on the value per antique. The staff is on hand to provide detailed information on particular pieces, as the origin and story behind each antique is equally as interesting as the antique itself. “The experience of buying a treasure tends to attach itself to the object and most people remember it as part of the history of the piece itself. We try our best to make that experience a pleasure for our customers,” said Capital Antiques owner H. Albeik. Free delivery is available to customers living in the DC metro area.

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Georgetown Flea Market
1819 35th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007

It should come as no surprise that flea markets are a likely place to find special antiques. Flea markets draw vendors from all walks of life, and with them they bring findings from all over. The acclaimed Georgetown Flea Market is held year round every Sunday, starting at 8 a.m. on Wisconsin Avenue north of South Street. Vendors have permanent spaces, but they also fluctuate so it is smart to make multiple trips to the flea market to ensure you assess all antique merchandise.

1428 U St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 986-3640

The antiques at GoodWood are diverse, meaning there is something for everyone. Part of the booming U Street corridor, GoodWood is a dream come true for antique shoppers looking to add antiques from all areas to their collection. Antiques speak volumes – a single antique can change the look of a room. The owners and buyers at GoodWood understand this and work to purchase goods that can take on a narrative with each owner.

Jean Pierre Antiques
2601 P St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-1731

An interesting antique shop, Jean Pierre Antiques originally opened selling old leather club chairs from France. Now, the inventory, still primarily imported from Europe, ranges from Italian lamps and Swedish paintings to Lucite dining room tables. Inventory ranges from 18th century pieces to a more modern assortment. The Jean Pierre Antiques are constantly changing to reflect new antiques, catching the eye of many passing by.

Miss Pixie’s
1626 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-8171

Miss Pixie’s in Logan Circle is full of personality. The vintage home furnishings are purchased at auctions within a two-hour drive of DC. New inventory arrives every Wednesday. Prices are extremely affordable in comparison to other stores. With a single trip to Miss Pixie’s, you will find yourself getting excited about rummaging through antique goods.

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Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Her work can be found at