Top Spots For Antiquing In Connecticut

June 26, 2012 6:00 AM

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Your next antique adventure is right around the corner at one of these local shops. A variety of unique collectibles can be found statewide, and select store owners even provide free seminars to beginners learning about their new passion. Whether you’re an antique pro or a beginner, these antique store owners are here to help you find the treasures you’ve been searching for. Plan a trip to one of Connecticut antique stores to find that perfect collectible piece.
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Leonce Antiques
1435 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 254-8448

The employees at Leonce Antiques are eager to teach newcomers about the world of antiquing, and are always lending a helping hand to those choosing their selections. This shop has been in business for 18 years, and the staff members are pros at finding you what you need. Leonce Antiques is known for its American and European antique sterling flatware–the store carries complete sets and rare items for sale. Furniture, lamps, porcelain, and other collectibles can also be found at this local shop. It is the perfect location when re-decorating a room of your home or office. Some of the featured brands found here include Tiffany, Lunt, Frank Smith and Wallace.

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Charles Haver Antiques
3 Southbury Road
Roxbury, CT 06783
(860) 354-1031

Located in the western part of Connecticut, this antique store’s popularity has spread nationwide through its 2004 feature in Architectural Digest. Interior designer and owner, Charles Haver, knows a thing or two about that special collection you’ve been searching for. Since 1993, this shop has featured 18th and 19th century Country Americana including baskets, rugs, wood ware, artwork and lighting. The hunt is over when you stop by Charles Haver Antiques for your next purchase.

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Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford
283 Main St., Route 44
New Hartford, CT 06057
(860) 379-2290

Collectors could spend a day inside this 22,000 square foot building. Since 1989, this business has expanded, bringing you a variety of furniture, jewelry, lighting and collectibles. Collinsville Antiques offers local deliveries and provides amenities, including air conditioning, bathrooms and an on-site café–all necessary accommodations considering you could spend an entire day here. Spend hours digging for treasure and then treat yourself to some ice cream at the Cruisin Café. Collinsville also has a great layaway plan, which offers a 20 percent down payment with 2 weeks to make your full payment and a 30 day limit before charging a $5 a day storage fee.

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Nathan Liverant and Son Antiques
168 South Main St.
Colchester, CT 06415
(860) 537-2409

It’s all in the family at this local antique store. Since 1920, Nathan Liverant and Son Anyiques has been known for its 18th and 19th century American furniture, glass, paintings and silver. The specialty here are antique items from Connecticut and New England dating prior to 1840. Nathan Liverant and Son Antiques prides themselves on being a teaching shop. Free seminars for beginners are held at the store, leading discussions on American furniture and decorative arts. The store’s collectibles can also be found at statewide antique shows.

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Eve Stone Antiques
42 Washington St.
East Haven, CT 06512
(203) 466-6665

Your next antique adventure should start at Eve Stone Antiques. The showcase features 16th to 19th century pieces and Victorian era collectibles. This is the place to go to find that perfect chandelier or light fixture. Additional items that can be sought here include copper cookware, brass items and fire tools. And for a unique twist, shoppers can find antique tobacco pieces like snuff boxes and smoking pipes.

Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at