Acanthus Antiques

Karen Perlmutter, Charleston SC

We exhibit in two shops in Charleston, South Carolina! We also maintain a large private showroom, by appointment any time.

Member since 2014

Acanthus Antiques specializes in unusual, distinctive 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 buy and show privately in the Washington, D.C. area. In 2016, we opened in exclusive antique venuesin the South, specifically in Charleston, South Carolina. We are now exhibiting at Antiques at South Windermere and Seventeen South Antiques in West Ashley, Charleston, S.C.

Each of our Charleston locations 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 a variety of searches and in many venues.

Recently, we have opened a large private showroom in Charleston, which operation by appointment only, at any time. We have a vast array of furnishings and works of art in the showroom. Tailored to your decorating and collecting needs.

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 are constantly adding to our inventory. Personally selecting objects from private collections. 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 28 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.