Aabenraa Antikvitetshandel is one of Denmark´s biggest and oldest antique dealers. Since 1938 the three generations and their continuous focus on quality and originality has brought the company to its current position as one of Denmark´s biggest and most sincere protagonists within dealing with antiques, art and design.
A corn dealer interested in antiques.
In 1938 the corn dealer, Hans Jørgen Petersen, decided to turn his big passion for antiques into his profession. In the beginning he kept his job as a corn dealer and the store was only open on Sundays. Later, after expanding the store a few times he worked full time together with his wife, Inger. For many years the focus was on high-class antiques from Denmark and Northern Germany from the years 1750 to1800. Hans Jørgen Petersen found many of these on the attics of the farmers during his work as a corn dealer.
After the father passed away in 1960 the sons Hans Jørgen and Knud joined the company and ran the business and expanded the store together with their mother. When the brother and the mother passed away Hans Jørgen Petersen ran the business on his own until 2001, when the third generation, Lasse F. Petersen, joined the company.
A modern antique dealer: Art, design and antiques.
In 2018 the company will celebrate its 80th anniversary. Today we are still focusing on quality objects, but not anymore only from the 18th century, as also art and design make up a big part of the company´s warehouse and makes it possible to decorate the interior in a modern and quality conscious way.
Today we focus on offering unique objects, no matter whether it is furniture, art, silver arts and crafts, bronzes etc. that shall be part of a modern and quality conscious life, where antiques, art and design are being combined and used in an individual interior design.