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R. M. S. ALI (GRANT) ROAD


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ur Ali lace 14 17 Mohammed Asif Aboobaker Vintage Castle On a street clotted with kitsch, their mica flowers
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ur sa 18 19 Bismillah and man-sized porcelain urns take the cake. 10, Mutton Street.
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r G Thr hal A aher rts 25 M. Salim & Sons
from royal palaces around India. 12; 2342 8555.
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22 25 Indigo Art Gallery
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.M o o r 27 Bahar Art Centre Restored Art Deco cabinets in teak and rosewood;
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so d A u Wa er 29 Crystal Corner stained glass; charming old trunks with original stickers and
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initials of their past owners’ wanderings. 13-13A; 2347 4834.
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The Discovery 34 s M K. id & Sho A. R. H. Shastiker Deals in and manufactures serviceable wood
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ara he reproductions of its neighbours’ priceless artifacts. 14-16; 2346 2914.
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A. A. Menon 36 35 wo i Ma ja r
M. A. Arts 36 37 od rke Chandeliers & Furniture House Elaborate crystal chandeliers
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41 Lu ime ing and antiques sourced from royal palaces. 18; 2341 2378.
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43 Ae a A Taherallys A smattering of Mutton Street‘s best. They keep
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Masjid 47 Na al Kh N antiques. Original railway lights, English silver. 24-28; 2347 1169.
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lA Ali Asgar Gramophone Wale Not a stereo in sight, but a large
M. Yusufa Sareewala 44 rt
A. K. Mansuri 44 53 Beauty Center
collection of enameled jugs and dishware. #1, 32, Bapty Street.
2nd D U N C A N ‘ X ’ L A N E 55 Art Objects Old Art Armour, carved animal masks, and, ahem, those
Art Corner 56 57 Toy Curiosity Shop erotic miniatures you were looking for. #3A, 32, Bapty Street.
Old Empire 56 59 Old Is Gold
Ruhani Decor 58 61 A. M. Brothers The Discovery ’Bombay Fornicator’ easy chairs and divans
Art House 60 63 Javed Impex in need of a good sand and polish. The upstairs may be the
Mughal Art International 62 65 Asger & Son place to pick up a few bargains. 34, Mutton Street; 98672 07162.
Apsara 64 67 ‘Allah’s Shop’ Mini Market Capital of a family-run Bollywood empire that
Art Gallery 66 69 Golden Era
includes Bollywood Bazar and Super Sale. Start here for lobby
E. A. Geni 68 69 F. K. Singaporewala
cards, posters, tin signs. 31-33; 2547 2427; minimarket@rediffmail.com.
S. Y. Furniturewala 70 71 Super Market
A. Y. Furniturewala 72 73 Liberty Sun Time Clocks, wall and grandfather, mostly new. Manufacturers
Metro Furniture Co. 74 75 Just A Glance of old-timey lamppost timepieces for the BMC. 37; 6422 5255.
77 Gallery-D-Art
79 Ashiqali Abdulgeni Old Empire Lots of Lalique and Baccarat crystal—look for
Mansuri M. Shafi Ali 78 81 Zubee Art Decor markings at the bottom of each piece. 56; 98921 49404.
E. Taiyeb Ali 78 83 Art Palace
Lucky 78 Old Is Gold Covered trunks and taxidermy. 59; 2347 8391.
85 Wood N Glass
No Art Gallery Haji Mustufa leads visitors through four “secret” rooms
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R. Nati lty 84 93 Amaan overflowing with carved statues of all sizes. 66; 2346 5311.
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ien e o K a s 86 F. K. Singaporewala Glass bottles and surgical instruments. 69A.
tik Touch of Art Gulzar-e-
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tte Arts st F hi G 90 97 Port Bello Mohammadi A. Y. Furniturewala Deco lamps, phones, soda-water sprayers.
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st Mansuri M. Shafi Ali King of coins. 78A; 99672 37684.
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99 Mughal Bazar Art Palace Carved wooden doors from Gujarat, ornate bronze
99 Omerson castings, and decorative art in mint condition. 83; 2346 3314.
Royal Art Photos
101 Iqbal Hamza
Sayed Trading 98
103 The Hesperius Port Bello Nostalgic plastic junk for your rec room. 97; 2347 2541.
I. A. Patanwala 100
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105 Chandeliers House Karachi Gift Store Antique trunks and tables repainted to
Unique Watch 102
TWO Sayed & Co. 104 107 Little Stuff look antique à la Williams-Sonoma. #4, 102; 93229 25558.
TANKS Hadi & Co. 102 109 Object of Desire
To Byculla Just & Fair Mart Coffee tables, pitaras and doors from Rajasthan
M.S. A Genesis 106 111 A. R. Ratlanwala
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ANT and Gujarat carefully restored. 78/94, Khara Tank Road; 2346 2212.
) R O A D Habib Habib & Sons
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& Sons 112 115 Mini Shop


K A M A- BOHRI Roxy 114 bicycles from owner Aziz’s nearby godown. 99, Mutton Street; 92234 39284.
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121 Al-Anwar Lamps The Hesperius A tiny world of original ship equipment such
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127 Jubilee Decorators as brass barometers and compasses. 103; 98206 57817.
old photos 120
131 Khatrisons
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map Saifee Little Stuff All the bells & whistles, not to mention horns,
area Ambulance 133 Favre-Leuba & Co.
electrical switches and fixtures, in brass. 107A; 93228 55862.
135 Dada Kasam Mansuri
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137 Camera House Dada Kasam Mansuri Camera bodies in fair shape. 135; 6524 1994.
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‘Aliwala Masjid neeche’ Picture postcard reproductions of royals,
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