From something old to something made new, we find out from these readers where to buy antiques in Singapore and how it fits with their home décor style. Whether it’s vintage or reproduction furniture, they are great keepsakes. Sometimes expats wait until it’s time to leave Singapore before they buy Asian antique furniture and accessories, but why not enjoy it now?
A beautiful piece of antique furniture can be a unique centrepiece of your home. We share some readers’ favourite antique finds.
Recommendation for vintage furniture and antiques in Singapore
Just Anthony – Moonmoon and Nimish Varma, Indian
I grew up in the Tea Gardens of Eastern India, Assam. We lived in colonial-style bungalows with lots of antique furniture, and I wanted to recreate the same ambience in Singapore. In particular, I was looking for an unusual sideboard with an oriental touch – and I got my perfect match at Just Anthony!
I love Just Anthony; I’ve been a loyal customer for many years. I decided to buy this piece because of its simple form and function. This sideboard had its original patina kept intact, and I loved some of the imperfections in it.
Over the years, we’ve purchased tables, chairs, cabinets, consoles, sideboards and lamps from Just Anthony. My choices are purely based on the design theme and function – each piece must tell a story and enhance the overall vibe of the house.
I’m very happy with this purchase. The store’s shopping experience is always seamless, and they also deliver in time and help with placement.
Recommendation for antique furniture
Woody Antique House – Kirsty and Marcus Garvey, British
We both love Chinese furniture but we also needed something that could survive two kids and a dog! This antique Chinese kitchen cabinet on high legs was the perfect fit – and the modern blue/green paint also brought some much-needed colour into our all-white condo. The piece also has new locks on it.
We love the Tan Boon Liat Building – in particular, we spent hours perusing the shops there when we first moved here. The team at Woody Antique House were very helpful, and they didn’t pressure us into buying anything.
We love our kitchen cabinet. The shopping experience was a pleasure and the delivery service was great.
This article first appeared in the September 2023 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!