From Fiona Caulfield, author of the Love India travel guide series:
“Phillips, established in 1860, is the oldest antique shop in the city and is fiercely proud of this long heritage. It is a beautiful store with a powerful aesthetic. This fourth-generation family concern is a collector’s paradise, the Issa family admitting that they are incorrigible collectors. You can find true magic in the store, ranging from French glasses to silver Chinese filigree dolls house furniture. An exhilarating shopping experience.
I am particularly excited by the growing emphasis on Indian tribal art and collectible craft and am looking forward to the new store that Phillips will open in 2008 focused on this.
Located in a laneway at the back of the Phillips main store, opposite the Sahakari Bhandar shop on the causeway and through the gate of the of the Oriental Mansion Phillips has converted their old “godown” warehouse into a specialist gallery and shop for reprints from their collection of lithographs, engravings, old maps and photographs from the 16th to 19th centuries. The earliest map in the collection...