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A World Apart sells some of the most beautiful antiques in Charleston, SC

A World Apart continues to sell the very best antiques from Indonesia, Bali, Java and some of the most remote islands in the world. They are still at their original location at 2008 Wappoo Rd. on James Island/Charleston, SC, 29412, in a small block of shops facing Maybank Highway, almost at the intersection of Woodland Shores Rd. and the stoplight. That’s just a few blocks from Folly Rd. At one point it looked like the store was going to close, but fortunately it never did. Some people do not know it is there, even though they drive by it every day. Most people going to and from Kiawah and Seabrook Islands pass right by. It is also very near Attic Treasures and Terrace Oaks Antiques shops.

A World Apart - Bali carving
Clyde H. Shokes Jr.
A World Apart sells antiques
Clyde H. Shokes Jr.

Antiques shoppers in general do not realize they have some of the best and most fun antique furniture in Charleston by far. The trend in antiques today, and in modern décor, is geared toward International antiques with the best colors and textures. Their things go well with traditional antiques, but they are not the boring, dark grained stuffy antiques your grandmother may have had. A lot of things from this part of the world are painted with beautiful colors using paint only known to them. They are happy antiques.

Most of their best things are in their warehouse, a separate modern building just a few feet from the main building. You may have to ask to see it – but this is where their best antique furniture is. Many antique shoppers in a hurry would never notice that it is there.

Not long ago they sold a lot of women’s clothing from this location, the same kind of thing they have sold at the City Market in downtown Charleston for years with great success - and still do. They continue to have some, but now fortunately they have mostly furniture, and some unique handmade jewelry. They have some of the best jewelry in town, beautifully displayed. Once again, this is one of the best kept secrets in the jewelry business in Charleston.

They have an exceptional full sized cabinet with doors and glass at the top. It is perfect for antique collectors to display their collections or use for entertaining china, glassware and serving pieces. There are unique mirrors, art items, tables, large Indonesian beds and screens. Some of the antiques have an old Danish influence.

Phillip Przyborowski and his wife are the owners. He travels to Indonesia himself to find the things he sells and works in the store, mostly on the weekends. Be sure to tell him you saw this article. They do not have a website, but their phone number is 843-762-1884. Pictures of the shop’s latest things can be found at, the website on antique shopping in Charleston, SC.

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