‘Hermitage’ for antiques

Tucked away in the heart of Colombo is an old fashioned house called the "Hermitage"which houses a wide range of antiques. And a museum with the information explaining the history and origin of certain collectibles.

Collected from different regions of India and bought from collectors here, some of the antiques are fascinating and has a historyof its own.

Porcelain ware, spacious wooden cupboards, carpets, paintings contemporary and ancient silver jewellery are also avalable at the ‘Hermitage’.

Hermitage is having their Deepavali exhibition and sale from October 16th to 19th. Furniture from the Havelis of Gujarat and Rajastaan to brass studded living room furniture, tables, chairs, bookracks, sideboards, cupboards will be on sale.

There will be a selection of beautiful hand-knotted carpets, throw rugs, and a colourful collection of dhurries, bedspreads and cushion covers. The sale also includes maps, vintage postcards, prints, wood-cuts and lithographs of old Ceylon. A comprehensive selection of books by George Keyt, Robert Knox’s Historical Relations of Island Ceylon, Haekel’s Wander Builder, Bell’s Survey, Martin Russell’s George Keyt and many more.

Works by George Keyt, 43 group of artists, photographs by Lionel Wendt and other Sri Lankan Contemporary artists.

A fine range of compasses, port and starboard lights, telescopes and sextants.

Necklaces, bracelets, pendants, earrings, rings, anklets, toe rings and more — There will also be quaint collectibles and knick knacks: bronze and wooden statues, coconut scrapers, table and wall clocks and heaps more of the ordinary and the extraordinary. There will be special discounts during the sale! Catch a Rangoli demonstration or get a custom designed henna tattoo at the sale from 11 am to 6 pm.