The Past Perfect Collection

The Past Perfect Collection

The Past Perfect Collection
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The Past Perfect Collection is a top-quality antique store based in Singapore. We offer an unrivaled choice of antique colonial furniture spanning the British, Dutch and Portuguese era in India. We also have stylish accessories such as antique maps, decorative silver and Good Earth tableware to add the finishing touch to your home.
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Leon
Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
Sept 2022
The Past Perfect Collection is a gem of an antique store in Singapore's Tan Boon Liat Building. Their wide range of beautifully restored colonial furniture is a feast for the eyes. We also like their fine selection of stylish accessories, including Good Earth tableware and decorative silver items that are great to own or buy as gifts. The entire collection is beautifully displayed in a well-designed and cosy showroom. The friendly owners, Pieter and Marie van Houten, are knowledgeable and dedicated antique lovers. They can tell you a lot about the origin of the piece or pieces you're interested in. They go to great length to meet your needs, and stand ready to ship your item(s) to wherever in the world you may need them.
Written 3 October 2022
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Koen van Eldik
Oosterbeek, The Netherlands1 contribution
Dec 2020
Whenever I'm in Singapore I make it a point to visit the Past Perfect Collection @ the Tan Boon Liat Building (opposite the Furama Riverfront hotel). They have an excellent, unique and large collection of Indian antiques in their beautifully styled showroom. The Dutch owners have lived in India and are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. If you're looking for a truly original piece that will last you a lifetime, this is the place to go!
Written 12 December 2020
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Hanneke V
Singapore5 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Best indian antique furniture shop in sg! They are very helpfull, and ship anywhere all over the world. Very knowlegable and proffessional advice. They Know everything about the history of each piece!
Written 28 December 2019
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ANJG
1 contribution
Nov 2019
Superbly restored, unique colonial furniture and accessories from various foregone eras in India.
Excellent sales attendant who actually listens to a customer and provides expert advice and a wonderful interior design perspective.
Whilst in Singapore, a '"must visit".
Written 24 November 2019
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Thank you for your review Angelo G - we are very happy you say we are a 'must visit' in Singapore and hope you will visit us again soon!
Written 25 November 2019
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NCA V
1 contribution
Nov 2019
I went to Tan Boon Liat building and was amazed by the amount of lifestyle shops there!
Especialy charmed by the Indian colonial wooden furniture that all comes with their own story as where they were found and how Past Perfect had restored them beautifully!
You really must go there!
Written 17 November 2019
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NCA V - thank-you for your kind review. We are happy you enjoyed our store and the Tan Boon Liat Building. Hope to welcome you again soon.
Written 25 November 2019
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Valentina
10 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Bought a beautiful 19th century writing box perfectly restored. The shop is beautifully set up with great furniture pieces and objects. The owner is friendly and knowledgeable. Take a step back in time and enjoy the visit!
Written 16 November 2019
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Thank-you very much for your review Valluzz. We are so glad you are happy with your antique writing box. We hope to see you in our store again soon.
Written 25 November 2019
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Lin van N
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Solo
Wonderful collection of colonial antique furniture, a wide collection that changes on a regular basis because the owners keep on sourcing for new pieces. Love also the various smaller accessories; great to give as a present. Great vibes in the store and very friendly and knowledgeable owners.
Written 11 November 2019
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Thank-you LinvanN for your kind review. We have a great selection of gifts and smaller items and we are very happy you loved them too!
Written 25 November 2019
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Elisa Everarda
1 contribution
Oct 2019
A true classy & expansive showroom with nothing but exquisite & treasure pieces. A visit will want you to bring back some of this ultimate stylish time into your own home. Together with the Good Earth tableware they also sell, one cannot go wrong. The Dutch owners have full knowledge of the history to guide you with your purchase.
Written 25 October 2019
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Thank-you Elisa E for you lovely review of our store. 'A jewel in the Crown' is a great way to describe it. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit to us and liked our range of Good Earth Tableware too. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 25 November 2019
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JH Tan
1 contribution
Oct 2019
Perfect shop, Beautiful Antique Shop! Friendly lady boss as well. Every item there is so classic and detail, beautiful furniture. Excellence service as well :D
Written 1 October 2019
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Thank-you jhwalking - we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to our store. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 25 November 2019
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Marianne
Utrecht, The Netherlands3 contributions
Sept 2019
I love the Good Earth tableware that they are selling here! Found the perfect gift for my friend. They have a great selection of beautiful Good Earth mugs, plates, bowls and fantastic cushions! The antiques are beautiful too. Great shop, nice ambiance, all Colonial Style, definitely worth a visit
Written 26 September 2019
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Thank-you MarianneDoele for your kind review. We are happy to hear you like the Good Earth range of tableware and cushions! We have a wonderful collection which is updated regularly (we have added some pictures to our profile). We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Written 26 November 2019
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