From 20th-century furniture design to antique silverware and precious stones, Copenhagen has a lot to offer antique collectors, in both high and low price ranges. Those on the hunt for a bargain can get stuck into Copenhagen's second-hand street markets, known locally as 'loppemarked', held on Thorvaldsens Plads as well as Nørrebrogade on weekends, though you're best getting there before noon. Good quality second-hand items and cheaper antiques can be found on Ravnsborggade, a great street that runs parallel to the Lakes in inner Nørrebro; stores include Ingerslev Antik.
At the other end of the scale, upmarket jewelers, antique furniture and art dealers gather on elegant boulevard Bredgade in Frederikstaden; from the contemporary furnishings in Klassik to the treasure trove of design pieces in Dansk Mobelkunst, a great place to find vintage lamps: Art collectors looking to spend some serious bucks meanwhile should find out when the next auction will be held at Bruun Rasmussen, Denmark's premier auction house for fine art.
Out of the downtown area, serious collectors of Scandinavian design pieces should check out Dansk Møbelkunst in Osterbro, Roxy Klassik in Frederiksberg and Green Square Antiques Copenhagen for a history lesson in Denmark's golden age of furniture design and, if you can afford it, the chance to take something really unique home: The high end stores all offer shipping.
Spoil yourself with exquisite jewels and unique antique necklaces, rings, and brooches at Kaere Ven Diamanthandel, or find some unusual silverware in the English Silver House.
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