Open House

A Dutch antiques dealer's rustic home is also her shop, and everything you see in it is for sale

From the outside, the place is unexceptional—a barn conversion set against a typically flat and watery Dutch landscape in Monnickendam, a town about 20 minutes outside Amsterdam. That is exactly what makes the interior of Ingeborg Ravestijn Antiques a greater surprise. For within, there's a roaring fire in the grate, stags' heads hung on the walls, a vast dining-room table set with fine silverware and a mass of etched-glass ship's decanters on the handsome sideboard. In the kitchen are stacks of exquisite porcelain and a little gathering of tiny figures, each designed to hold toothpicks. "I only buy what I like...

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