As I discovered recently at the Los Angeles Antiques Show, Los Angeles has a thriving antiques culture hidden deep under an exterior that appears to only embrace the new and trendy. Right off paparazzi-infested Robertson Street in Beverly Hills you'll find Stewart Antiques, a third-generation, family-owned luxury-goods business that got its start in London in 1916. The store sells an eclectic variety of art, jewelry, and furniture spanning the ages from a Chaudet bronze to a Andy Warhol signed screenprint of Dracula. The owner, Andrew Morris, was born in London, England and spent his summers and holidays working for the family business. In 1992 he moved the gallery from foggy London to sunny L.A.
In addition to housing a cornucopia of rarities Stewart Antiques offers appraisal services for charity, probate, insurance, equal distribution or other purposes whether you need a full estate or just a single precious item evaluated. They also offer design services and buy a variety of items including 18th, 19th and 20th Century American & European Art, Antique and Estate Jewelry, Sterling Silver, Fine Furniture and Collectibles. Some of Stewart's treasures after the jump.