Harry A. Eberhardt & Son Inc.
Echoes of Philadelphia's Pine Street reverberate several blocks away, where, at 2010 Walnut Street, Harry A. Eberhardt & Son Inc. has the ring of authenticity. Established in 1888, Philadelphiaâs oldest antique shop is now run by William Eberhardt in an 1856 Italian Renaissance town house, its glorious woodwork and plaster details overshadowed only by the innumerable porcelain and glass pieces lining shelves and floors. Eberhardt sells Japanese cloisonnÃ© and Satsuma from the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. It is also the principal restorer for Lladro pieces; fixing the figurines takes up most of Eberhardtâs time. Your local porcelain restorer probably trained at the side of an Eberhardt or an Eberhardt protÃ©gÃ©, and it wouldnât be overstatement to say this Walnut Street refuge is keeping the craft alive in the United States. Howâs that for a sign of preeminence?