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About us

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Our shop and gallery is situated on the gallery level of the heritage-listed Brisbane Arcade in Brisbane's city centre.

Kellies shop

Nestled upstairs we have one showroom displaying Brisbane's largest collection of antique and estate jewellery.

Kellies (main showroom)

In our adjoining room we have an extensive range of silver, both contemporary and antique.

Kellies (second showroom)

Our history

In 1975, a pharmacist by the name of Betty Prout decided she wanted to take a break from pharmacy and follow her passion for antiques and decided to open a little antique shop. She found an untenanted shop in the T & G building in Brisbane's city centre which had formerly been called Kellies Card Shop. In keeping expenses to a minimum, she decided to just paint over the words "Card Shop" and call herself Kellies Antiques. The shop continued to operate there until 1996, when Betty moved to the heritage-listed Brisbane Arcade building.

Kellies sign

In 1996 Antique Dealer Moira Drexler arrived back home to Australia with her husband Bernhard. A few months later, Moira bumped into an English colleague from the Antique trade who mentioned that Kellies Antiques was on the market due to the owner being ill. Immediately Moira followed up and decided to purchase Kellies Antiques and promised Betty Prout to keep Kellies in operation.

This little shop was in no time, transformed into an antique jewellery shop and also displayed a nice collection of antique silver. The business grew quickly and the shop doubled in size and therefore one room was designated for jewellery and one for silver. It is now in its 45th year of trading.

Kellies showcase


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Shop 16
Gallery Level
Brisbane Arcade
160 Queen Street Mall
Brisbane QLD 4000
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Kellies Antiques