ABOUT Islington Antiques
Rod and Tim opened Islington Antiques, a 200 square metre showroom at 103-111 Maitland Road Islington, an inner suburb of Newcastle in 1990 and are still trading strongly due to the ongoing commitment of providing customers with a good range of antiques and collectables at affordable prices.
One of the most asked questions we have had over the years is “What do you specialize in?” of which the answer has never changed, we specialise in nothing but aim to have something to suit everyone. We’re very well known for our vast range of Quality porcelain, and showcases overflowing with Art Deco, Royal Doulton, Silverware, Crystal glassware and all the usual expectations in an antique shop through to hanging light fittings, toys, model trains and quirky collectables.
The business has evolved and grown while following the changing trends in fashion and home decorating over the years and now trades in quality antique furniture and collectables from many eras from Victorian times to Art Deco and through to Retro and vintage style additions for your home.
We have now introduced quality reproduction English and European furniture which we select and import directly to maintain our required standard and affordable pricing. This furniture sits equally well in a period home through to a modern home or apartment with a focus on those difficult to find unique pieces. The product range is extensive and products can be selected to suit every requirement. Special orders are available with gilded gold, silver and painted finishes also available for individual decor requirements. You’ll always be able to create a unique eclectic home by choosing those special pieces to make you stand out from the crowd.
In recent years the business has expanded as we merged into the next door premises covering almost 500 square metres making us Newcastles largest and longest trading antique shop. We have created a twelve room display showroom upstairs which is used to showcase many of our reproduction furniture items making selection easier.
Mirrors are often the crowning glory to a decorating project and we have sourced a great range of mirrors to suit a wide range of decorating styles displayed in our upstairs mirror showroom. Products on display range from heavily decorated antique style frames in gold, through to silver and bright colors which will give a modern look with a touch of class. Our Art Deco mirrors are always popular and will give a bathroom renovation an instant wow. Other available styles on display are frameless modern mirrors and classic Venetian styles
Jeremy has now joined the team and has settled in and taken up the challenge of learning the antique and collectables trade. He is putting his unique stamp on the business and can often be seen with paintbrush in hand giving an otherwise scrap heap destined piece of furniture a new lease on life with a vintage aged painted finish. He will proudly show his work and maybe offer some helpful hints when you visit.
It constantly amazes us how often a customer comes to visit and say they call on us whenever there passing the area on their holiday and must come to see what we have for them to add to their collection or they tell us of a favorite item that they have purchased from us in the past 25 years. There is a little of Islington spread all around our city, the country and the world.
If its a Victorian parlour that your trying to create or a Gatsby inspired Art Deco style or even a retro back to the 50’s 60’s70’s look were sure to have something special to complete your unique home. DARE TO BE DIFFERENT visit our shop on your next visit to Newcastle. Contact us for inquiries!