10 Best Copenhagen Antique Shops offer precious jewels and Danish design treasures



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.


Kaere Ven Diamanthandel
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One of Copenhagen's oldest diamond dealers, this antique jewelry store has been around for more than a century and specializes in 'jewelry with a history'; not just diamonds, but also gold, silver, and precious stones such as rubies, pearl and...  Read More


Danish Classic
Photo courtesy of Andreas Praefcke via Wikimedia Commons


Decorative arts, furniture and design is offered in this great antiques shop located on upscale Bredgade not far from Kongens Nytorv square. If you've got a long trip home, this small basement store sells plenty of smaller pieces, from cutlery,...  Read More


Bruun Rasmussen
Photo courtesy of Bruun Rasmussen


Family-owned auction house Bruun Rasmussen is located on Bredgade and is known for selling fine arts and decorative pieces, from paintings, sculpture and other works of art to porcelain, silver, coins, glassware, and jewelry. The auctioneers was...  Read More


Ingerslev Antik
Photo courtesy of Ingerslev Antik


Ravnsborggade in Copenhagen's Norrebro district is known for its many antique dealers and second-hand shops, and Ingerslev Antik is one of the oldest. You'll probably have to rummage around a little as this store certainly isn't a typical...  Read More


Roxy Klassik
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Roxy Klassik specializes in mid-19th-century design furniture pieces from the golden period of Danish design: A little out of the downtown area but certainly worth making the trip if you are interested in design, this specialist store stocks...  Read More


English Silver House
Photo courtesy of Larry Pieniazek via Wikimedia Commons


This downtown store has existed in Copenhagen since 1910, first from a location on Strøget and later at the current Pilestraede address. Inspired originally by the old Sheffield silver - a Sheffield plate is a layer combination of sterling...  Read More


Klassik Moderne Mobelkunst
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Having been established for more than 20 years and with a premiere location on Bredgade, Copenhagen's central and upmarket street of antique shops and art dealers, the products in Klassik are exclusively Danish and certainly exclusive, though in...  Read More


Dansk Mobelkunst
Photo courtesy of Fritz Hansen


Part store part design gallery, Dansk Mobelkunst ('Danish Furniture Art') is certainly worth a visit despite moving from its downtown location on Bredgade further afield, to Aldersrogade in Osterbro. The store specializes in original Danish...  Read More


Green Square Antiques Copenhagen
Photo courtesy of Green Square Antiques Copenhagen


If you're visiting Copenhagen with an eye to bringing back a little piece of Danish art or design history, this place should be top of your itinerary list, and well worth a trip out of downtown and out to suburban Amager, an island neighborhood...  Read More


Ravnsborggade
Photo courtesy of Comrade Foot


Norrebro's Ravnsborggade is a great street for more offbeat antique shopping, and you've a far greater chance of finding a bargain here than on downtown Bredgade. Along Ravnsborggade itself as well as nearby streets Sankt Hans Gade and Sortedam...  Read More


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Meet Jane Graham

After touring most of Europe in her twenties, Jane was charmed by Copenhagen's relaxed tempo and moved there from her native northern England in 1999. Four young children at home has meant...  More About Jane

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