Last weekend, my old man and I drove to a vintage shop in south end Boston to scope out some thrift stores and we stumbled across an Asian antique store by the name of Asia Galleries. Naturally, I had to go in and check it out, this antique store is amazing. The store is jammed packed with 18th century Buddhas, 1940s Japanese screens, ceramic vases, oriental rugs, Japanese tables and altars from different periods, Asian folk art, samurai artifacts, garden lanterns, bronze dragons, amulets, kimonos, dolls, jewelry, paintings and more. You can literally spend hours pondering the origins of each antique and the interesting background stories behind them.
Most pieces are historical and comes with its own story. Each piece is unique and special from various artists from Asia from different time periods. Its an absolute Asian paradise with lost stories from which it tells. The objects are little pieces of art carefully selected by the owners from places like Japan and Korea.
I can’t explain it but I have a love for Asia. I love India, Japan and southeast Asia-they have become apart of my soul without having been there. I hope to go to all these places someday; for now I will dream of this store and the wonderful furniture and objects I got to see.
We had to go pretty quickly though because of dinner plans with friends but I love this store. I hope to go back when we have more time to peruse. I highly recommend stopping by. This place will knock your socks off.
They also have locations in Boston, Mass, Kyoto, Japan and Lenox, Ma
Mundy’s Asia Galleries
401 Harrison Ave
Boston, Ma 02118