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Issue 49 · An English Christmas · December 8, 2011

Big Daddy's Antiques in LA

Issue 49 · An English Christmas · December 8, 2011

Shane Brown, the vintage and antiques impresario behind Big Daddy's Antiques, got his start in LA more than twenty years ago selling garden goods. Since then, Big Daddy's has become the go-to source for prop stylists, set designers, and interior designers looking for one-off, not-seen-everywhere pieces, which Brown sources on his visits to US, European, and Asian markets.

A few weeks ago, Brown relocated his LA outpost (he has a showroom in SF as well) to a 25,000-square-foot former film sound stage located just off La Cienega Boulevard, near Culver City. In both his LA and SF locations, Brown creates compelling in-store vignettes, prompting people to see objects in a new way; he also creates custom light fixtures using unexpected vintage pieces (copper baking pans, for instance) and operates an on-site workshop for custom-built orders and for repairing and refining vintage pieces. For more information, go to Big Daddy's Antiques.

N.B.: Big Daddy's Antiques will be hosting the Remodelista Holiday Market this Saturday, December 10th.

Big Daddy's antiques store in Los Angeles

Above: Big Daddy's warehouse is located at 3334 S. La Cienega Place in Los Angeles.

Antique globes and tables at Big Daddy's in Los Angeles

Above: A black vintage drafting table sits in front of weathered urns and a custom mirror.

Antique industrial carts and garden planters

Above: Antique industrial carts, garden planters, and architectural elements.

Hanging antique bird cage

Above: Custom lighting and bird cages are among the vintage architectural finds.

Stacked wooden crates as shelving

Above: An entire wall created of stacked wooden crates contains various antique objects.

Red letters spelling out the word "LOVE" on the wall

Above: Vintage picture frames and mirrors line a wall.

Wagon wheels as decor on the walls

Above: Antique fan covers are displayed against the side wall.

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