Connoisseur Antiques was founded by Jeffrey and Karen Klawans in 1970. Their passion for collecting beautiful antiques has culminated into what is today one of the largest collections of fine 18th and 19th century French, Italian, English and Continental Antiques. This vast collection includes fine period furniture, chandeliers, mirrors, decorative accessories, art, sculpture as well as garden and architectural pieces. They operate three showrooms in Los Angeles. One showroom is at 8468 Melrose Place and the other is just three blocks north at 941 N. La Cienega Blvd and a 15,000 square foot annex called, Connoisseur Collections, located at 5256 W. Washington Blvd. which is open by appointment.
The Connoisseur Collection of Fine Antiques® was built around outstanding quality pieces individually selected from throughout Europe's finest homes, chateaux and private collections as well as resources developed over four decades with trade-only dealers. Each showroom is extremely diverse presenting exceptional selections from magnificent 18th century chateau furniture to elegant and sophisticated pieces individually chosen for their beauty, quality and craftsmanship. Of particular note are many one-of-a-kind pieces. To compliment their antique furniture is an outstanding selection of hand-picked decorative accessories including bronzes, terracotta’s, porcelains, crystal, clocks and objets d'art. Connoisseur also offers a selection of moderne and mid-century furniture, lighting, art glass and great objects. Connoisseurs’ art collection encompasses over 500 19th and 20th century paintings.
Connoisseur has always been known for its' extraordinary array of antique chandeliers, sconces and table lighting including lamps, girandoles and candelabrums. With one of the largest collections in the United States, each showroom is filled with an unparalleled selection including Baccarat, St. Louis, Boehme, rock crystal, bronze dore, silver and iron examples. One will also find many pairs of chandeliers. There are over 500 chandeliers to choose from of every size, type and style from France, Italy, England and Scandinavia. Each chandelier is in impeccable condition. Their in-house staff of over 25 years prepares every chandelier which includes custom electrification, chain and ceiling canopies.
This web site features a large selection from their entire collection consisting of nearly 7,000 pieces. New acquisitions are added regularly. Their goal is to provide you with the finest selection, quality and service. Please enjoy Connoisseurs' extensive online collection and visit any of their three showrooms.
18th and 19th Century Rock Crystal Lighting