About

Georgian Antiques – Scotland’s Finest Furniture

The Georgian Antiques Warehouse

Georgian Antiques was established in 1978 by Padraic Dixon in a small premises at Jocks Lodge in Meadowbank, Edinburgh. His brother, John Dixon, joined the business in 1981, and they moved to another small premises by Holyrood Park. In 1983, as the business rapidly expanded they acquired 4,500sq feet at Windsor Place in Portobello.

Soon, Padraic and John were on the lookout foreven more space, and in 1985 during the famous Guinness takeover they acquired our current premises – a former Abbot’s Choice whisky bond. This historic building holds over 50,000 square feet over 5 floors, and is the ideal premises for housing our stock. We also have a storage warehouse nearby which comprises of 3 floors, giving us an additional 28,000sq feet of space!

One of the Largest Selections of Antiques in the United Kingdom

We offer one of the largest selections of antiques in the United Kingdom, and are the mecca for interior designers, trade, and the general public. We stock a variety of pieces and specialise in fine furniture dating from 1680s to 1930s. Whether you are furnishing a client’s house, are looking for a prop for a television programme, or are simply looking for pieces for your home, we have a lot to offer and are here to help.

We are lucky to have a fantastic team of 18 full-time and part-time staff comprising of cabinet makers, French polishers, porters and dedicated sales staff. With a personal approach, friendly advice, and efficient after sales care, we ensure you find the antiques or works of art to suit your taste and budget. If you would like to try items in your own home prior to making any final decisions please get in touch and we can advise.

Our stock is vast, varied, and is constantly changing. We update our website with new stock almost everyday, and are continuously adding new pieces to the floors, so we always advise paying returning visits to the website or warehouse. Click here to contact us or to plan your visit!


Local, National and Global Antique Delivery

As well as delivering around the local area of Edinburgh, we work with couriers who deliver throughout the UK and regularly visit London. We also frequently arrange shipments of bespoke crates and containers worldwide. Simply send us your postcode / zip code and we will get back to you with a best price including shipping on any items you are interested in.

If you would like further information or are looking for anything in particular please contact us and we will be glad to assist.

The Association of Art & Antique Dealers

Members of LAPADA

LAPADA is the largest professional trade association of art & antiques dealers in the UK. Over 500 dealers represent expertise across the entire spectrum of art and antique items: furniture, fine art, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, decorative objects, silver and jewellery.

Award-Winning

Over the years we have been lucky to win multiple awards, including the Category 1 Winner for General Antiques Dealers from the British Antiques and Collectables Awards in 2000, and Antiques Shop of the Year from the Homes & Antiques Awards in 2013.

Owners of the Whytock & Reid Name

From 1807 to 2004, Whytock & Reid were the leading cabinetmakers of Scottish furniture here in Edinburgh. In 2022 we proudly bought the Whytock & Reid name, with the aim of promoting and preserving its long-standing legacy. Click here to find out more about Whytock & Reid, and to view our stock.


Customer Reviews

Our bookcase has just arrived and we are delighted with it.  Thanks for arranging the delivery.  It looks as if it had always been there in its intended position.

Margaret, UK – May 2024

The table arrived about an hour ago and in perfect condition . . . thanks to the truly excellent packing!

I must say the table is lovely and it fits the place for which we’d envisaged it perfectly. To me it has the look of a piece from the Trotter workshops.

Nicholas, UK – April 2024

Just to let you know that our chiffonier arrived yesterday. It looks absolutely beautiful, and very functional, we’re so pleased we bought it. The delivery guys were excellent and very careful.

Many thanks for your help.

Julia, UK – March 2024

That table is beautiful! We.re very pleased with it. You can.t even tell an inch was added. Good job to your guy who did that.

Brian, US – February 2024

Just a note to thank you for the military chest, its fantastic & am very happy.

Alex, UK – February 2024

Just wanted to say how delighted I was with all the furniture you sent down to my client … the pieces are beautiful, the colours and finish perfect and all looked much better in reality than I had expected – so thank you all so much and I will keep looking for more things from you, knowing that I won’t be disappointed.

Frances, UK – December 2023

I just received the tea caddy. It made the trip unharmed. I’m really amazed by the condition of the box. It is really pristine. Thanks so much for handling the transaction.

John, US – December 2023

The candlesticks have just arrived and in perfect condition. They’re charming and I’m very pleased with them . . . many thanks for shipping them for me.

Nicholas, UK – November 2023

The oak shelf has arrived and it’s even prettier than I’d hoped. Thank you so much, I’m thrilled with it. Couldn’t be any happier!

Emma, UK – November 2023

Thanks for coordinating with us the delivery last week. The writing table works perfectly in the flat and looks great!

I look forward to visiting you again and finding some things to ship to my home in the United States!

Nicholas, UK/USA – October 2023

The beautiful Demi-lune arrived this afternoon, impeccably delivered. I am delighted with it – thank you so much.

Annabelle, UK – October 2023

The map has arrived, it is excellent, thank you very much.

David, UK – August 2023

Mirror arrived safely. Looks lovely. Just got to get it hung now!

Ian, UK – August 2023

The desk is well received and assembled; it looks even more beautiful than in the pictures!

Youssef, France – June 2023

Just to let you know, the parcel arrived safely. I am very pleased with these candle sticks. They look lovely.

Matthias, UK – June 2023

Just took delivery and I could not be happier, really beautiful piece of furniture.

Uli, UK – May 2023

Just to say that the tables are FANTASTIC, (even nicer than I imagined) in person !!

I am very happy I bought them so huge thank you.

Daphne, UK – May 2023

It [bronze bust] is here safe and sound.

Many thanks for the efficient service.

Andy, UK – April 2023

Would like to thank you so much for getting the mirrors safely delivered to me last week (and beautifully packed).They look even better than I had envisaged and I am most grateful for all your help.

Josephine, UK – March 2023

We received the hat and coat stand safely today. It’s lovely, I’m delighted with it.

Allison, UK – March 2023

Received the wardrobe yesterday and it looks great, very pleasedwith it, thank you.

Olly, UK – March 2023

Bookcase has been delivered. It looks perfect in our study! The fun part will come tomorrow – and that’s decidingwhich books will be housed in it!

Michael, UK – February 2023

I just wanted to drop you a note to say we are delighted with the table- it looks super in situ.

Thank you for also for such fantastic service- we obviously deal with a lot of dealers and your helpful attitude was over and above and we really appreciate it- we will be back for more soon!

Sarah, UK – January 2023

Item{s} received just fine. Satisfied beyond expectation. Thanks again for your open minded patience.

Ray, USA – January 2023

The Child’s Chair arrived today in pristine condition and has taken a place of honor in our house, complete with a ceramic doll.

Thank you for all your efforts to make her birthday a memorable one.

James, USA – January 2023

The pictures on the web did not do justice to the cabinet.

I am really pleased to have acquired this cabinet – it is excellent. The quality is very good, solid wood and weight. The bevelled glass adds a completely different but really nice feature and adds character to the piece.

The delivery was also in time. So, overall, I am a very happy bunny, please pass on my thanks

Sanjiv, UK – November 2022

My chair arrived safely today all most efficient. I just want to thank you for all the help, it was a pleasure to deal with you and the chair is splendid!

Simon, Netherlands – July 2022

Just a quick email to say thanks. My cabinet arrived this morning and I’m delighted with it, even better in person! Its been a very positive buying experience I’ll definitely be returning custom again when I can.

Rory, Ireland – November 2021

Thank you, and to both the team yesterday, for the safe delivery of my bookcases. I have found your end-to-end customer (and then delivery) service very courteous as well promptly helpful on each occasion I had a request or a question. The whole experience has been very pleasant and the furniture looks good in situ.

Matthew, UK – October 2021

We Received our rocker yesterday. It’s prettier than expected. Thanks so much, we love it.

Gilly, USA – September 2021

Lamps safely received. I was thinking I was a bit mad to spend so much money on lamps but they are perfect! Thanks so much.

Emma, UK – September 2021

These [Orkney chairs] have arrived and are spectacular!! Thank you so much!

Jeanette, USA – January 2021

It [a canterbury] is perfect and therefore I also wanted to thank you for the splendid packaging that denotes care and attention for the objects.

Giuliana, ItalyDecember 2020

I got it [a chaise longue] yesterday and I love it! It’s gorgeous and considering its age, in a good condition. Thank you very much!

Arleta, PolandJune 2020

Just to let you know, the bookcase and chair arrived this afternoon. We are delighted with them – the bookcase is a perfect fit in my husband’s study and the chair goes well with his desk. Can I also add how brilliant the delivery company were – the communication was fantastic and they even helped us move the bookcase into place. Thanks so much – I’m sure we will be in touch again regarding further antiques.

Katie, UKJune 2020

We have received this afternoon the items we bought. Everything is already in place, being filled with books and files. We wish to thank you for your help and efforts to ship everything on time and packed diligently and safely. It was nice doing business with you.

Arnoud and Caterina, NetherlandsJune 2020

Many thanks for the delivery of the beautiful clock, which is a great hit with my wife (she took a photograph of it and sent the image to several close friends). You’ll be pleased to hear that it keeps excellent time and that the chimes needed no regulation.

Gerald, UKMay 2020

You’ve provided us with a first class service from start to finish (special mention to your courier also!) and I wouldn’t hesitate in buying from or recommending your excellent business in the future.

David, UKMarch 2020

Greeting from Taiwan, I have receive the four nest of tables safe and sound, thank you very much. The packaging is very nice and my family loves the tables.

Brian, TaiwanFebruary 2020

I am very happy to report that the statues arrived safely and have a new home. I had no idea they would arrive so quickly. Thank you for all your help. They are perfect.

Lachlan, USADecember 2019

Dear Georgian Antiques Team, Thank you very much for the perfectly packed large wooden box, which permitted the coffee table to arrive here in Germany in perfect health, with no damages. Your beautifully carved mahogany coffee table has found a wonderful new home with us.

Bernd and Manuela, GermanyNovember 2019

Just to let you know that the table and mirror arrived safely and soundly . Thank you for your kind attention to detail- in descriptions , packing , arranging delivery etc. We are really pleased with them.

Colin, UKJune 2019

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