The Castle Antiques store is located at in the old Lucas House
in Haliburton, see map below for directions:
While our website is under construction please check out our Facebook
page for updates, and to see some of our unique items.
Castle Antiques is part of Castle Trading Inc, a company owned
by Elke and Peter Schleifenbaum.
Residing near Haliburton, the Schleifenbaums, antique collectors
for many years, have retained their firm connections to the Old
World, especially Ireland and Germany, where most of our pieces
The store’s focus is on the unusual, not commonly found,
one-of-a kind antique. The periods we specialize in is Georgian
and Regency for our Irish/British furniture and Biedermeier for
the central European pieces. To add colour and fancy to the dark
and clear-lined furniture of these eras, we carry accessories –
glassware, ceramics, lamps, sculptures etc. from the Art
Deco and Art Nouveau genre, right up to fancy “retro” pieces.
Commonly the import of European antiques is reserved to large,
international dealers, based out of London, New-York or Los
Angeles. Castle Antiques does not fit that pattern in that we
are a small, one store, rural business relying on longstanding
relationships to buy our pieces, one at a time. At the same time
we view every client as a customer with unique needs and
preferences, which we will try to meet through our inventory and
networks. In our business we want to pass on to our patrons our
love for antiques, our longtime experience, as well the strength
of our international associations. Our pieces, all genuine
antiques, shall represent good value and years of appreciation
and enjoyment. Our philosophy is that buying antiques is as much
a long term investment, as it is an expression of lifestyle,
expressing tradition, style and sustainability.
Check out this
blog article from Peter and find out why buying antiques
is not only fun, but also very sustainable and a good