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Antiquing: Raleigh, North Carolina

July 1, 2009
/NC State Fairgrounds

NC State Fairgrounds

I love eclectic interiors and mixing antiques with contemporary pieces or architecture; it is just more interesting, antique and unexpected.  Just got back from a long weekend antiquing in Raleigh, North Carolina.  While great deal of American furniture is manufactured in North Carolina, it may still seem an unlikely place for antiques.  However, I have discovered that a great resource is the NC State Fairgrounds, particularly Patricia’s Antiques.  Some real treasures can be found for much less than you’d pay in cities such as New York or Boston, even with expensive shipping/delivery costs to the Northeast.  Here are a few items finds from this last visit:

Burl wood cabinet

English Walnut Three Door Bookcase

Campaign Chest

Campaign Chest

Cloissone Lamp

Cloissone Lamp & Detail below - I have an obsession with cloisssone and I love this lamp! I would change the shade to a drum or tapered English Barrel style.

Cloissone Lamp Detail

Cloissone Lamp Detail

English Walnut Bookcase/Cabinet - This would make a fantastic bar cabinet!

English Walnut Bookcase/Cabinet - This would make a fantastic bar cabinet!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. DesignCompass permalink
    July 6, 2009 3:13 am

    Nice Finds! Those are some wonderful wood grain patterns in the pieces you selected.

    Also like the green color on the walls.

    The Fairgrounds are a great source for furniture and garden art.

  2. Amanda Reid permalink*
    July 6, 2009 4:31 pm

    Thanks! Yes, the Fairgrounds are a great resource. Let me know if you think of some others that I should check out next time I am in NC.

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