King Richards Antique Center
California's Largest & Most Historic Antique-Vintage Center
When you walk into an antique store, you walk back-in time......you experience history through tangible objects
Specializing in Vintage and Antique period furniture (chairs, desks, mirrors, china cabinets, kitchen, bedroom items - Italian, French, Victorian, Western, vintage-modern, retro, modern or mid-century); antique and vintage jewelry; industrial, vintage lighting, and vintage clothing.
We buy estates and offer appraisal classes and services like appraising, classes, and auctions.
Pickers Then - 1903
Pickers Now - Present
An antique is an old item that shows some degree of craftsmanship or a certain attention to design. It is collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time typically at least 100 years old.
Vintage describes an item that exhibits the best of a certain quality, or qualities, associated with or belonging to a specific era.
An item of a certain period of time, as in "vintage 1950's”. A 'vintage' item is an object that is at least 30 years old.
A collectable or collectible is any object regarded as being of value or interest to a collector. There are numerous types of collectables and terms to denote those types. Collectables are items of limited supply that are sought for a variety of reasons. At the turn of the century, King Richard's Antiques Center was known as the Whittier Citrus Association packing house. Click here for more information.