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{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}

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{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}

And when you find yourself in Edinburgh, do stop by Georgian Antiques, on Pattison Street, in the historic area of Leith, being certain to leave a few hours for leisurely browsing the astonishing five floors and over 50,000 square feet of sheer opulence.

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Housed in an old whisky bond [where whisky was stored before shipping], there are rows upon extravagant rows of chandeliers and gilded mirrors, clocks and exquisite trinket boxes, intricate inlaid wood cabinets and fine bone china, bookcases and bureaus and tufted velvet and tartan . . .

{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}
{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}

On our first visit, [and armed only with our iphones], we were very nearly and wonderfully overwhelmed with the spectacularly extensive collection of Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian pieces, and knew we would be returning again and again . . .

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{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}

And so, one sunny winter’s afternoon not too long ago, we took our bicycles [mine, just new & barely ridden] down the cobblestone streets in search of antiques and adventure . . .

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{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}

Owners, John & Padraic Dixon, and the staff at Georgian Antiques, could not have been lovelier, lighting chandeliers and serving tea & biscuits while we immersed ourselves in history and beautiful things.

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{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}

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{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}

{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}

{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}

{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}

[It is rumoured that Ralph Lauren is a regular customer, finding treasures to fill his clothing shops & restaurants around the world…]

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{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}

Georgian Antiques has become a mecca for interior designers, the general public and the trade. This is the place to find anything from a prop for a television commercial to that special item of furniture for the home. Furniture on offer includes bookcases, cabinets, chairs, clocks, desks, mirrors, occasional furniture, paintings, and much more.”

—Luxury Scotland

{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}
{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}

{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}
{travel | at the shops : georgian antiques, edinburgh}

. . . and while there are many wonderful recommendations for the city of Edinburgh, Georgian Antiques is most definitely at the top of the list.

{p.s.} see also : Edinburgh & Gullane

Georgian Antiques

10 Pattison Street, Leith Links, Edinburgh EH6 7HR
t: 0131 553 7286 | f: 0131 553 6299
e: [email protected]
w: www.georgianantiques.net

[all photography by p.f.m. for {this is glamorous}]

 
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