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Antique Warehouse

Mexican ranch furniture, doors, Spanish Colonial antiques, architectural elements, shutters

Santa Fe

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Antique Warehouse

Featuring a fabulous collection of rustic Southwestern and Santa Fe Style doors, furniture and architectural elements.

Name: Antique Warehouse
Website: www.antiquewarehouse-santafe.com/
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Other Links:  Mexican Doors
Mexican Tables
Shutters
Cabinets
Mexican Benches
Accessories
Santa Fe Style Doors
Santa Fe Style Furniture
Santa Fe furniture and door store
  
Santa Fe 
Address: 
530 South Guadalupe
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Phone: 505-984-1159
Fax: 505-986-0789

Products or Services
Mexican ranch furniture, doors, Spanish Colonial antiques, architectural elements, shutters

Description
Founded in 1993, Antique Warehouse is located in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Antique Warehouse imports and retails architectural elements and furniture from Mexico. This merchandise includes old Mexican ranch furniture, doors, and Spanish Colonial antiques, all of which are an integral part of the Santa Fe look and mystique.

The doors and furniture of Old Mexico have evolved over several centuries from many cultural influences, including pre-Columbian, Indian, and European. They can be found in the finest of haciendas and the humblest of casitas and cantinas. Quite simply, they are the everyday surroundings of Mexican life, created by both the sophisticated carpenter and the skillful peasant. They range from elegant to rustic, showcasing beautiful indigenous woods and unique craftsmanship.

For the past fifteen years, the owners of Antique Warehouse have traveled to Mexico in search for these fine old pieces, individually selecting each one for its age, character, and the beauty of the wood. All our doors, shutters, furniture, and accessory items are hand-picked and then restored, refinished, and finally displayed at our store in Santa Fe. These pieces make a wonderful and distinctive contribution to the feel of any room or wall.

Specialties
One of the most pleasing aspects of this furniture is the variety of woods used. In the Central Western areas of Mexico, mesquite was the most prevalent, favored for both its durability and resistance to insects. The Central Southeastern areas produced the popular cypress (sabino), which was widely used. These pieces are quite rare today because of their popularity with collectors. Other distinctive woods are parota (a hardwood often used for canoes because of its light weight and strength; red and white cedar (used primarily for tables and trunks); a type of Douglas fir (ayareen), popular in Northern Mexico; and in the jungle areas of Quintana Roo and Chiapas, mahogany (caoba) was commonly used. All of these woods take a nice finish and yield very lustrous, warm colors.

These woods were fabricated into tables, chairs, benches, doors, trunks and stands, kitchen cabinets (trasteros) and hanging shelves (repisas). Many formerly utilitarian wood objects are now found in homes as sculptural and design pieces. These include solid-carved dough bowls (bateas), giant coffee mortars (morteros), milking stools, and many other unusual items.


 

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