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George C. Birlant & Co.

A Charleston tradition for over 90 years, George C. Birlant & Co. offers an elaborate selection of 18th- and 19th-century antique and English-made reproduction furniture, silver, china, crystal, and brass. Birlant’s daughter, Marian Birlant Slotin, son-in-law Philip Slotin, and grandson Andrew Birlant Slotin work tirelessly to preserve the company’s heritage, maintaining its fine reputation through hand-selected inventory from the Lowcountry, England and the Continent. 

Discover fine consignments and local acquisitions, including chests of drawers, dining tables, dining chair sets, sideboards, bookcases, grandfather clocks, fine china place settings and collectibles, serving pieces, platters, silver of all variety, and many more distinguished furnishings, tabletop and entertaining wares. A bonus for travelers:  shipping is conveniently available. 

Birlant also sells reproductions of the famous Charleston Battery Bench. Using the original 1880c cast iron molds and hardy South Carolina cypress wood, castings feature fauna and flora designs indigenous to South Carolina during the 1800s. Included in the design is an inverted South Carolina Parakeet (now extinct), fox and hound, and a foliate motif overall, indicative of the sporting life and wildlife in the Lowcountry. 

Andrew Slotin proudly shares “We have knowledgeable, loyal staff, some who have worked for more than fifty years with us, especially on our Charleston Battery Bench division which has continued the manufacturing for over seventy years. The handsome cast iron and cypress slatted bench adorns Charleston’s historic Battery and thousands of homes throughout Charleston, and the US.”

Nationally recognized as an auctioneer of prestigious estates, founder George Birlant conducted hundreds of auctions during his lifetime in the storefront saleroom. The historic showroom remains a reliable destination for special occasion shopping too, with a wide assortment of distinguished gift items and complimentary, old-fashioned wrapping services. Built in the 1850s, the three-story building is located in the heart of Charleston’s antiques district on renowned King Street—the perfect place to browse and find a piece of Charleston’s history to take home with you. 

Antiques sourced from local Charleston estates and abroad fill the Birlant showroom | WhereTraveler

Vintage silver and china treasures make for a well-laid table in any discriminating home | WhereTraveler

George C. Birlant is the only authorized reseller of the authentic Charleston Battery Bench, shown here on the battery itself | WhereTraveler

Original cast iron molds depict flora and fauna and Lowcountry sporting life | WhereTraveler

Locations

191 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
United States