Sweden

SWEDEN AND DENMARK ANTIQUES TOURS

We offer Antique Buying Tours in both Sweden and Denmark for the trade as well as private individuals, offering everything from a customized 1 day buying tour to a full on 4 day tour.  With access to wholesale sources we specialize in taking you off the beaten path down pine tree lined lanes to sources you would never find on your own. We custom plan your itinerary, escort you in our private car, translate and negotiate on your behalf as well as explain historical details and important facts about the pieces you are buying. Most importantly we help you navigate the murky international waters for exporting Swedish antiques, liaising you with international shippers and helping to secure appropriate customs documentation from vendors.  Your guide helps with filling out your customs paperwork so you can bring your purchases home sweet home across the pond.

 

BY LOCATION:

1.  Stockholm Antiques Tour
Available
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Half Day or Full Day Tour

Stockholm is home to beautiful Swedish galleries filled with the crème de la crème of high end gorgeous Swedish antiques.  If you’re looking for museum quality pieces, this is the tour for you. Our Antiques Guide picks you up at your hotel and escorts you to our favorite galleries and chic boutiques.  We translate and negotiate on your behalf, maximizing your time and money. We also can take you to the auction houses to find better prices on Swedish antiques.  Our Guide helps you choose pieces to bid on and assists you in the bidding process. We also liaise you with a preferred shipper to get your purchases home.

 

2.  Skåne County Antiques Tour
Available
Tuesday – Sunday
Full Day 8am to 8pm

Antique Dealers and Designers Alert! Some of Sweden’s top antiques trade sources and by-appointment-only shops can be found in Southern Sweden in the countryside near Helsingborg.  Our Antiques Guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you to our favorite Swedish antiques warehouses and smaller lesser known dealers introducing you to secret Swedish sources. We’ll even visit stores in private houses and the largest dealer specializing in gorgeous Gustavian antique chairs.  Whether you’re buying traditional Gustavian, Rococo, Baroque, or Empire pieces we’ll educate you on what differentiates these periods. We’ll visit vendors with an eye for Mid-Century Modern and as well as shop a slew of antiques and artifacts.  Meanwhile we translate and negotiate on your behalf helping you get the best prices on Swedish antiques.   We also liaise you with a shipper to get your purchases home. While this tour is available to the pubic, it’s best for Antique Dealers and Interior Designers.

 

3.  Småland Antiques Tour
Available
Tuesday to Sunday
Full Day 8am to 8pm

Småland – translated into English as “Small Land” – is big on Swedish antiques!  We’ll visit the biggest collection of antiques in Sweden, visiting both antique warehouses and private mansions where everything happens to be for sale delving deep into the countryside to score the best Swedish antiques at the best prices. You’ll be amazed at the sheer quantity of Swedish antiques found on this tour.  This tour isn’t just about purchasing antiques – it also is about the experience overall.  One of the vendors we’ll visit happens to be a museum curator who also sales antiques – you’ll learn as you shop expanding your repertoire of what distinguishes the various period from one another and why one patina is better than another.  This tour is ideal for Antique Dealers and Interior Designers but is also open to the public.  Be prepared for a long day of shopping – your Antiques Guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a custom planned route.  On tour we will translate and negotiate on your behalf, maximizing your time and money.  We also liaise you with a preferred shipper to get your items home helping to fill out the complicated paperwork.

 

4.  Gothenburg Antiques Tour
Available
Tuesday to Sunday
Full Day

Shop your way out of Sweden’s second largest city and along the charming villages that dot the archipelago of Gothenburg for great Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Antiques, Gorgeous Gustavian finds, a plethora of art and artifacts as well as retro lighting and furniture.  Your Antiques Guide will pick you up at your hotel, and take you on a custom planned route.  On tour we will translate and negotiate on your behalf, maximizing your time and money.  We also liaise you with a preferred shipper to get your items home helping to fill out the complicated paperwork.

 

5.  Southern Sweden Trade Only Antiques Tour
Available
Tuesday to Sunday
One to four day tour
Full Day 8am to 8pm

This tour is for trade professionals looking to stock their stores with Scandinavian antiques.  Whether you’re starting your tour in Copenhagen Denmark or Southern Sweden our Guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you to our favorite trade sources in the region, giving you access to Mid-Century pieces, Gustavian antiques, and Scandinavian glass. Our Guide drives you through the Swedish countryside to secret Swedish antiques warehouses filled with Gustavian, rococo, baroque and Swedish antiques all at wholesale prices.  We negotiate and translate on your behalf.  Sweden is known for having complicated export restrictions, so we liaise you with a preferred shipper who is adept at exporting antiques and will make sure that you have the correct licenses and paperwork to get your purchases home.

 

6.  Mid-Century Tour
Available
Tuesday to Sunday
One to Two Day Tour

Whether you’re looking for Mid-Century Modern designs by Scandinavian designers such as Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen or lesser known masters this tour takes you to the best sources for scoring Danish and Swedish mid-century modern furniture and design helping you to hand pick vintage high quality teak, rosewood and oak furniture.  We’ll explain the difference between the originals and the plethora of reproductions helping you refine your palette while visiting sources both within the city and countryside.

 

7.  Copenhagen, Denmark Antiques Tour
Available
Tuesday – Saturday
Full Day Tour

Our Antiques Tour Guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you to some of our favorite sources, many open by appointment only.  Copenhagen is an ideal place to source Danish Mid-Century modern pieces as well as traditional Scandinavian and Gustavian antiques. We translate and negotiate on your behalf as well as liaise you with a preferred shipper to get your purchases home.

 

BY THEME

– Trade Only
– Midcentury
– Gustavian
– Swedish Country