There is a place in New Orleans where you can find anything you are looking for no matter what room in your house you are looking to furnish even the porch or patio. The Dob’s have been selling antiques in the area for more than ten years starting with wholesaling to designers. After Katrina they began selling to the public and have had great success. New Orleans design and architecture goes well with antiques and they are very popular in the region.
Featuring competitive pricing and frequent shipments from countries including France, Egypt, China and India, Dop Antiques & Architecturals (300 Jefferson Hwy., 504-231-3397; www.dopantiques.-com) has secured a niche for itself since opening in 2000. Owner Michiel Dop keeps his 15,000-square-foot warehouse filled with an ever-changing mix of antiques and antique reproductions.
A native of the Netherlands, Dop came to New Orleans after meeting his New Orleanian wife, Adela. He immediately recognized a business opportunity. “I saw Magazine Street and Royal Street and couldn’t believe the prices they were getting for antiques,” he says.
The couple began importing antiques from France, Belgium, England, Italy and the Netherlands and wholesaling them to the design trade. When Hurricane Katrina’s widespread losses created an increased demand for furnishings in a city with a longstanding love for antiques, Dop started retailing his inventory. He quickly garnered a whole new following. . . Continue Reading
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