Acanthus Antiques

Karen Perlmutter, Kensington, MD

We have expanded our retail showrooms to the cities of Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA, while still exhibiting in Kensington

Member since 2014

Acanthus Antiques is a long established source for Antiques, Fine Art and Jewelry.


About Acanthus Antiques

Our Service Pledge
Acanthus Antiques guarantees each item to be as described and will provide a full refund in the event there is a mistake or discrepancy. We make every effort to describe items as accurately as possible. We strive for customer satisfaction and will accept returns if you are not fully satisfied with an item, provided we are notified within three days of receipt and are contacted regarding return shipment of the item.
About Us
Our business continues to have a brick and mortar location in Kensington, MD, and has been there over 20 years. Recently, we have opened in antique venues in the South. Namely, we are now showing at Antiques at South Windermere, Seventeen South Antiques and our most recent opening is in Savannah Georgia, at 37@Abercorn antiques. In addition to a full show case of beautiful Estate and Designer jewelry in Savannah, we have a large gallery space in an old Victorian mansion. The front parlor, allowing us to display wonderful pieces of furniture, paintings, decorative accesorries dating from the 18th to the mid 20th Century.

We have also added two Furniture, Art, and Decorative Arts booth in Charleston, SC. Each center has an individual flavor, reflecting the taste of the local clientele. We have utilized the internet since 1997, and maintain a high presence within social media, allowing our clientele many options to keep in touch with us. Acanthus Antiques shows up in many many searches and in many venues.

Our areas of concentration include antique furniture, fine and decorative art, and antique, estate, and contemporary jewelry. Our collection of jewelry includes a wide array of cufflinks and stick pins for the gentlemen, as well as every other conceivable form of jewelry for the ladies. We also offer contemporary designer jewels, furniture and art, to fit the changing needs of our customers.

We are always looking to purchase new pieces in all of our categories of interest. Our inventory changes daily, as we are always pursuing new items. Feel free to contact us about specific pieces for which you are searching. Also, feel free to contact us with individual objects or collections with which you wish to part. In addition to outright purchasing, we offer competitive consignment rates.

Lawrence Perlmutter has been in the antiques business his entire life, opening his first shop in Bethesda, Maryland at the age of 11. Antiques are his passion and the scope of his knowledge and has been built on over 40 years of research and hands on experience. His photographic memory, has been an incredible asset to his profession. The magnitude of his knowledge in fine and decorative art , exhibits a great depth and confidence.

Karen Perlmutter, his wife, with a legal and business background, joined the business 27 years ago, and has developed a vast knowledge in fine jewelry and small decorative objects and collectibles. As the site will reveal, Karen has a keen and broad eye for unique examples of beautifully crafted jewels in both gold and silver. She appreciates quality and craftsmanship, both antique and contemporary.

We strive to make your shopping experience pleasurable. Any questions you ever have, we are open to helping you find an answer!

We welcome photos or descriptions of objects that you wish to sell or consign, and keep a data base for items that you seek for your personal use or collection.