The city of Pasadena, California may be a relatively small city (population under 150,000), however, due to it's proximity to downtown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley and the San Fernando Valley as well as it's extremely popular “Old Town" shopping area and being the home of the Rose Bowl, it recieves a disproportionately large number of visitors every day.
While the citizens of Pasadena enjoy an income that is well above average, there are numerous other areas surrounding the city, such as Encino, Flintridge, Glendale, La Canada, La Crescenta, San Marino, Sierra Madre, etc. , where many of the residents also have disposable income high enough to be able to afford the purchase of fine antiques.
Due to the foregoing many excellent antique dealers and shops have opened establishments in the city. Here you will find fine early american, spanish colonial, european, oriental and most any other type of antique furniture, accessories, jewelry, etc. you could wish for.
For a listing of Pasadena antique dealers that deal in real antiques, not used furniture, so called “estate jewelry" or other lesser quality items see http://pasadena.usacitydirectories.com/antiquedealer.html . Most of the dealers that I spoke with have been friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. Several have buyers that travel the world in order to locate top quality pieces for their clients. Many were even willing to refer me to other establishments if they were unable to supply me with what I was looking for.
For more information about the city of Pasadena, California see http://pasadena.usacitydirectories.com , a directory of links to city of Pasadena, California guides and directories listing hotels, restaurants, churches, physicians, attorneys, information, resources, services, things to do, places to go, art galleries, service organizations, auto dealers, nursing homes, convalescent hospitals, antique dealers and more.
David G. Hallstrom, Sr. is a retired private investigator and is currently the publisher of several internet directories, including http://www.usacitydirectories.com a directory of national, state, county and city guides and directories listing local guides, directories, web sites and web pages providing resources, services and information about things to do and places to go.