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Meet Carol Gibbins

Carol opened her first shop with her husband and partner in 1981. The shop was an immediate success and both enjoyed the journey.

Carol opened another shop in 1989 on the same street in Houston. Until 1999, most of her inventory came from England, but with antiques in short supply in the U.K., Carol branched out to France and Sweden.

Carol Gibbins has an interior design license in Texas. Carol has a good eye for buying the unusual. With the knowledge gained over these many years, quality is her main focus.

As both an interior designer and an antique dealer, restoration of old houses in particular has been a big part of Carol’s life. One of the houses she restored was part of the home tour in Galveston in 2002.

Carol makes three to five buying trips every year. which helps her keep the shop in Houston full of inventory on three large floors.

Carol Gibbins Antiques will ship any where in the world, occasionally some pieces even make a return trip to England. It is not uncommon, for example, for a customer to fly in from Chile and ship eleven period oak items back home.

Carol has been listed in Country Home magazine as a resource for antiques in several issues over the years. Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta featured Carol on a special about unusual people who love what they do in life.

Antique items normally in stock are:

  • Welsh Dressers
  • Cricket Tables
  • Farmhouse Table
  • Pine and Elm Servers
  • Housekeepers Cupboards
  • 18th c.Swedish Secretaries
  • 18th c.Sweidh Longcase Clock
  • Chest of Drawers from England and the Continent
  • Transferware from England
  • French & English Ironstone
  • Antiques for the Kitchen (ie bread boards, storage jars, baskets etc)

Carol Gibbins also can supply custom made furniture built with old wood and to your design or Carol's.


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Welcome to Carol Gibbins Antiques where you will find a large inventory of some of the most exclusive and gorgeous English and French antiques.