The Dayboro Shed Antiques

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The Dayboro Shed Antiques is like a museum where the whole collection is available for sale, with a variety of antiques and collectable items that is sure to capture the interest of just about anyone.

This isn’t like some antique shops where the items for sale are just things from a house getting rid of stuff to clear it out. Some museums have the same feel where many of the items on display are donated for similar reasons.

The collection displayed here are all for sale, so some value is already assumed for everything there. There is a familiarity to what you would find in a country town museum with historical kitchen items, tools, and other artefacts of years gone by.

Antique collection with glassware, meat grinders, butter churn, and crockery, sitting on vintage furniture
Household antiques, glassware, meat grinders, churns, and crockery

As an antiques business and the owners’ interest and passion in things old and interesting, the collection extends further. Their search for pieces across the country adds an additional diversity that differentiates it from a country museum.

Even with a common familiarity between museums, I almost always find something unique that I haven’t seen elsewhere. The diversity at The Dayboro Shed Antiques ensures this to be true here as well. With everything available for sale, the display is frequently changing.

The item that fit this trait when we dropped in was a pair of early Chinese silk slippers designed to bound feet. Bound feet was a horrific practice, that lasted for hundreds of years, to bind the toes under the sole of the foot for fashion and beauty.

Antique collectibles in a cabinet, Chinese slippers, ivory carvings
Chinese slippers and ivory carving figures

The Dayboro Shed Antiques also provide a full restoration service, using traditional French Polishing. They also offer insurance valuation services for furniture and small items.

If you are travelling between Samford Valley and Dayboro, or having a look around the Dayboro region, The Dayboro Shed Antiques is a place to stop and have a look at a great collection. If you have been before but haven’t been for a while, you are sure to find plenty that wasn’t there before.

To get there

Brown sign for The Dayboro Shed Antiques, 300m

From Dayboro, head south along Mount Samson Rd and follow for 4km. The Dayboro Shed Antiques is on the right with a brown sign 300m before it.

From Samford, head north on Mount Samson Rd. After crossing the small bridge at Samford Village, continue for 19km. The Dayboro Shed Antiques is on the left with a brown sign 200m before it.

Cost:Free

Hours:Sat-Sun 10am-2pm


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