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David Skinner Antiques is now at 125 King St. in the old Tellis Building

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David Skinner has moved his antique shop to 125 King St., Charleston SC, 29401, the former well known location of Tellis Pharmacy. Their famous sign, that hangs over the sidewalk, remains to remind people that old and historic things are preserved here in the city of preservation. Their shop is just a few doors down from Broad St., the most important street historically in Charleston and South Carolina.

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David Skinner Antiques is perhaps the most notable survivor in the King Street Antiques District. Many antique shops have closed or moved due to increasngenly high rents and the inability to find a following. They maintain a unique clientele due to the unusually spectacular quality and beauty of the things they have in their shop. They know the antiques business and keep up with the latest trends in the antiques collecting and decorating world. It also helps immensely that he - David Skinner - is there, himself, almost all the time to answer any questions and to reassure customers that the things he sells is the absolute best quality. People appreciate that. So many antique shops make the mistake of hiring people who know nothing and ignore customers. He does all the buying himself.

He has had in the past large important antique bookcases that no one else in Charleston has had. Today he has two large bookcases that are without rival. For many antique collectors a large bookcase is the ultimate antique. They can hold so many antique things from books to ceramics to art. It is a truly timeless antique that is the most useful of all.

Antique lighting, like chandeliers, is one of his specialties and the new shop shows them off beautifully. His wife Julie Skinner is very active in their business as well. He bought a number of West Indies pieces from Antiques of the Indies that closed and has them in this shop. His website is: The latest pictures of what he has now can also be found at, the site on antique shopping in Charleston, SC.