The antique auctions take place quarterly, on a Saturday morning (10am to 1pm) down in Langata/Karen. The last few have been in Gogo Falls lane (where the antique auction offices are), which is off Koitibos Road - follow signs to the Giraffe Centre, the before arriving at Giraffe Manor, take a left hand turn at Gogo Falls Lane (it's signposted). Follow road along and then it bends sharply at a right angle. Antique Auctions is the last house on the LHS.
The 'collectors' auctions themselves are small (around 300 lots) and it's a real lottery as to what you find there.
Antique Auction also run 'homemakers' auctions (monthly?) in a go-down located on Mombasa Road. Here they sell quite a lot of embassy furniture etc that has to be replaced every few years - so everything in reasonable condition - from sofas to American fridge freezers.
Your best bet would be to contact Antique Auctions by phone:
Angus Parkinson does the collectors auctions: Mobile: +254 (0)721 429 939 (Kenya)
Or for general enquiries: Antique auctions, Salabani Cottage, Langata, P O Box 15000, LANGATA 00509, NAIROBI,
Tel/Fax: 891519 - 0722514591. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking for top end antique furniture, then you could try 'Henry West Furniture' - he has a smart showroom on Mombasa Road.
Also pricey, but more of an Asian treasure trove type place would be 'Odds and Ends' with antiques from Zanzibar etc - also located on Mombasa Road. Both of these numbers should be in the Nairobi yellow pages/phone book.
I understand that there's also an antiques place in Muthaiga somewhere (Muthaiga mini market shops?) owned/run by a guy called Nelson.
I also love the indian antique shop upstairs in ABC Place shopping centre on Ngong Road above Java (warning - he closes at lunch time!). He has great chandeliers, brass light fittings, clocks, Maastrict ceramic dishes/vases, marble top tables, silver coins, etc.
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"I also love the indian antique shop upstairs in ABC Place shopping centre on Ngong Road above Java (warning - he closes at lunch time!). He has great chandeliers, brass light fittings, clocks, Maastrict ceramic dishes/vases, marble top tables, silver coins, etc."
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