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The Antiques Shop

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Amazing shop, full of knowledge and so helpful! Will be visiting again very soon! Thankyou so much... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tadacakesbyjody
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Fascinating and Friendly Shop

I'm a keen collector of antiques and always visit when in Chester. The owner Peter is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JSJS92
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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The Antiques Shop, located at street level, within the Rows of Chester. Established in 1989. Owned and run by the same Antiques Dealer, for nearly 30 years, selling genuine British Antique and Vintage items. The shop building is a late 13th century...more
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40 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing shop, full of knowledge and so helpful! Will be visiting again very soon! Thankyou so much for helping me pick an antique for my mum! She was made up x

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a keen collector of antiques and always visit when in Chester. The owner Peter is very friendly and knowledgeable and maintains an excellent variety of stock. Whether you like glass, medals, Moorcroft or something else he probably has something for you. I would highly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon this shop when visiting friends for the weekend in Chester. We were surprised by the huge variety of antiques and collectibles, given the modest size of the shop, you could spend a considerable amount of time looking through individual items like we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank civilsjack
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gosh I was was amazed by the quality and amount of antiques crammed into this place, which although small is laid out like a Tardis, with the unexpected and interesting around every corner .. for instance the Georgian glass display is extremely high quality but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This shop is what is needed in a throw away society, all items are beautifully made and are excellent quality. I purchased a number of items for my home and I am so pleased with that they all sit beautifully in our home. I love...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Philippa T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always thought highly of this place until recently. It sold and still does sell some interesting antiques. But I confess I was shocked to see a number of items falsely presented as antiques on my recent visit. For instance, a number of egg-timers...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chester is a town full of amazing History and discoveries awaiting you BUT! The Antiques Shop is one of my truly special favorites. This is not the largest shop by any means (nor the smallest) BUT you will find treasures you'll not find in other...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank I8586JEmichaeln
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just revisited this amazing shop on Watergate street in Chester. I cannot believe how many intersting items are for sale and all at a very fair price. We visited twice this time as we could not resist a few more bargains before we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jane T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I’m in Chester this a must visit place. Full of quality antiques. Peter is always ready to help and has years of experience so can often get hold of things for you. My military badge collection has benefited from my visits to the shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Sean M
Reviewed 15 February 2019

I've made a fair few trips to this shop in my trips to Chester. There's always a wide range of antiques on display. You can pick up anything and peter will tell you all about it! passionate guy, great shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lally-Anna22
20 August 2018|
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Response from petertU934YE | Property representative |
Hi, Many thanks for your message. Yes, we buy from private sellers. If you can't bring the items into the shop, then maybe you could send some photos of your pieces by email. Many thanks once again, Peter
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christinetickle
17 August 2018|
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Response from petertU934YE | Property representative |
Hi, Many thanks for your message. We have sold antique music boxes in the past, but I've none in stock at the moment. We buy all our stock from private individuals, house calls, house clearances etc., so I don't know what... More
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