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Antiques and old stuff near Canberra

By emd - 15 May 2011 15

I’m on the hunt for some old kitchenware that is more likely to turn up in a country second hand shop than Canberra antique shops.

Plus a little drive in the country might be good for the overtired three year old on a quiet afternoon.

So can anyone recommend a second hand shop within an hour of Canberra?

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Antiques and old stuff near Canberra
I-filed 6:37 pm 16 May 11

MissPeaches said :

Try the antique store in bungendore

The one on the corner is chock full of fake antiques. The owner blushed when I expressed surprise that she had come across TWO 19th century apothecary “bump-reading” porcelain heads. Outside, much distressed garden furniture. ONly, when you turned it over, the underneath was brand new cheap Chinese timber. Robbers!

Captain RAAF 3:45 pm 16 May 11

I need a big ol’ anvil if anyone has one, knows of one.

Holden Caulfield 3:22 pm 16 May 11

Thanks for the leads Homeone and Mudlark.

MudLark 1:44 pm 16 May 11

Holden Caulfield – Satin chrome seems to be ‘in’ at the moment – so you might actually be able to find new knobs. Try Bunnings (I think that it’s aisle 7 at Belconnen!). And check back here – just in case we find some for you.

homeone 1:27 pm 16 May 11

Holden Caulfield said :

On a similar subject, if anyone knows where one might find a selection of circular satin chrome cabinet knobs that were ubiquitous in the 60s, we’d love to get our hands on some. Typically they range in size from 1.5-2.5″ (roughly 38-64mm) in diameter.

Here’s a sample.

Like on Parker stuff ? I’ve seen brown ones similar [fitted not loose].

You might need to look for a place that supplies kitchen and bathroom door ‘furniture’ to commercial companies. I used to know someone who worked at such a place in Sydney but the company name I cant recall.

emd 1:13 pm 16 May 11

Thanks for the tips everyone! Much appreciated.
I’m not so much bargain hunting, as just enjoying the hunt and the drive. Plus I’m sure my three year old will appreciate a visit to Mr T in the Braidwood park.

jsl 11:40 am 16 May 11

There is an antique shop in Berrima, approximately 1.5 hour drive from Canberra. I was there yesterday and it was packed with kitchen stuff. Definately worth the drive and a massive range of all sorts of stuff.

Holden Caulfield 10:37 am 16 May 11

On a similar subject, if anyone knows where one might find a selection of circular satin chrome cabinet knobs that were ubiquitous in the 60s, we’d love to get our hands on some. Typically they range in size from 1.5-2.5″ (roughly 38-64mm) in diameter.

Here’s a sample.

MissPeaches 10:13 am 16 May 11

Captain RAAF said :

MissPeaches said :

Try the antique store in bungendore

You mean the one that closed down on the corner of the main drag?

It has reopened in the same street a few doors up. 🙂

The Frots 9:16 am 16 May 11

There may be some old furniture going now from the Chiefly One’s Office…………………..

ThatUniStudent 8:28 am 16 May 11

Looking for old stuff? Try Captain’s Flat. That’s old.

Captain RAAF 8:13 am 16 May 11

MissPeaches said :

Try the antique store in bungendore

You mean the one that closed down on the corner of the main drag?

MissPeaches 6:34 pm 15 May 11

Try the antique store in bungendore

I-filed 6:22 pm 15 May 11

I’m afraid you won’t find a bargain within an hour of Canberra, and watch out! There are antique shops in nearby towns chock full of Chinese fake antiques – some of them would be quite convincing if they weren’t reproduced all over the place, including in the same shop! : 0

Until about five years ago you could still find good kitchen gear in Young, Harden, Junee etc, but they’ve all picked up their game re the value of this stuff. If you’re happy to pay antique store prices ($60 for a glass measuring jug circa 1930, $80 for an old bread board) you’ll find heaps though.

Northsidechick 5:39 pm 15 May 11

I would say the few little antique shops in Braidwood main street are worth a look.

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