As an interior designer, I absolutely love searching for antiques when traveling! Vienna and the surrounding countryside did not disappoint in my pursuit for uncommon treasures. I found numerous items from antlers to chests and I am so excited to present these gems to my clients, maybe even keeping a few for myself.
You might be thinking how do I get all of these objects back to America? As I go on these trips for half business half pleasure, I organize for the items to be secured appropriately, packed into a storage container, and shipped to the US.
Some of the beautiful antiques that I found during this trip were:
- Antlers. Hundreds of them! From big to small with simple to extremely ornate mounts. I even found a tray made of antlers.
- Chests. My favorite was a dazzling Bierdermeier chest with an outstanding wood grain pattern, key holes, and elegantly detailed pulls.
- Walking sticks. Too many to count! Lightweight to heavy duty. Light to dark in color. Plain to exquisite engravings.
Some of my favorite finds came from an hour outside of Vienna in a town known as St. Polten. If you love antiquing as much as I do, you will not want to miss this hidden treasure in the Austrian countryside.
Among one of the oldest auction houses in the world is The Dorotheum Auction House in Vienna. Today, its goal is to put Vienna on the world’s stage as a top auction destination while preserving the heritage that gave it its start. I adored walking and gawking at all the displays!
The early bird catches the worm! At the crack of dawn every Saturday in Vienna, they have the Naschmarkt. Some consider it a cult event where the vendors sell antiques, produce, fruit, cheese, flowers, and food from all over the world. We had a ball searching through all of the stalls locating unique treasures.
Vienna, Austria is an antique lover’s dream so make sure to designate time during your trip for a one of a kind treasure hunt!