There is a true gem in Burbank— known as The Victorian Rose— that has been a source of eclectic antique treasures personally imported from Western Europe for over 20 years. From books to wall art to cleverly designed furniture, dishware, jewelry and so much more, The Victorian Rose, owned and managed by Sandra Crabb, has been able to consistently meet the needs and desires of people throughout Southern California and beyond.
The magic that has allowed Sandra to continually import magnificent merchandise, aside from extensive connections throughout Europe, is her broad understanding and historical insight, as well as her appreciation and ability to hone in on the details of exquisitely crafted pieces. Every item that Sandra has so meticulously selected has a story and a use beyond its seemingly mundane function. “What I’ve learned,” begins Sandra as she highlights various pieces obtained throughout England and France, “is a lifetime of discovery; these are true works of art [with an]incredible execution of design.” And undoubtedly everything in the store, from the smallest china dish to the largest armoire, filled with novel knick-knacks and secret compartments, has an impeccable quality from the time period it was crafted that speaks for itself. “It isn’t that it’s old that makes it important, but its ingenuity,” explains Sandra.
Equally integral to the novel antiques purchased abroad has been the customers that have bought them. The service of Sandra and her staff over the past 20 years has been about the lives that The Victorian Rose has touched. “We grew together stron-ger, smarter and lived and worked together to build a great business and community,” she states upon reflecting of the many adventures of every kind. Though faithful patrons and passersby will not, in the coming months, have the opportunity to physically walk through the warm and welcoming doors to chat and delight in the newest treasures from across the globe, they can rest assured that Sandra will continue to collect and sell antiques of the same caliber. In fact, customers looking for quality pieces from Western Europe and beyond will be able to purchase Victorian Rose merchandise online through live auctions, and Sandra will remain available to continue meeting the needs of those interested in unique multi-functional pieces. For updates about the store’s specific closing date and details pertaining what the next chapter, visit www.victorianrose.com. Be sure to check out The Victorian Rose soon to be featured on one of NBC’s newest hit detective shows, “Life,” that will air on Wednesday, February 25 at 9pm. In the meantime, feel free to stop by for a visit and take advantage of the storewide sale.
The Victorian Rose is located at 3421 West Magnolia Blvd. on Burbank’s widely known “antique row.” Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. They can also be reached by phone at (818) 842-3201.