QUAINT SUR­PRISES

An­tique Mar­ket

India Today - - COVER STORY -

From crock­ery from the time of the Nizams to quaint chan­de­liers that might not be orig­i­nal but repli­cas made to look like the orig­i­nal pieces, wooden chests, or­nate mir­rors, pic­ture frames—there might be quite a few sur­prises’ to be found at the an­tique shops in the Charmi­nar area close to Murgi Chowk. Ev­ery item in a shop sup­pos­edly has a his­tory, though the au­then­tic­ity of the shop­keep­ers’ sto­ries should be taken with a pinch of salt. We found one of these shop­keep­ers try­ing to sell us what were sup­pos­edly the orig­i­nal pic­tures from the Bos­ton Tea Party. There used to be many more an­tique shops here ear­lier but now only a hand­ful re­main. Apart from buy­ing antiques, you could also sell some­thing from your collection here.

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