Amighini Architectural is now open for business at 3429 East Coast Highway, with antique European doors, fireplaces, sconces and other attention-to-detail elements all on display and for sale.
The store is the first retail space for the company, which was founded in 1951 in Verona, Italy and has since expanded to three continents. The business has had a 25,000 square-foot warehouse space in Anaheim but just opened the Corona del Mar shop on Wednesday, said Natasha Hogan, Amighini’s West Coast director.
Three brothers operate the business, which salvages architectural pieces from buildings in Europe, focusing on Italy. They then refurbish the pieces and import them, Hogan said.
“We have the history on each door for buyers,” she said. “The year of the building it came out of, and with some of them we have photos.”
Some of the pieces are from the 1890s, including an iron gate that came from a small town north of Verona, she said. A few pieces are newly made from reclaimed pieces, she said, pointing out a hutch made with antique hinges, an old radiator grill and bronze decorations from an old balcony.
“We create unique pieces,” she said, adding that they often will work to match original doors and windows from salvaged material.
The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except Sunday, and Hogan said she is happy to give a tour of the pieces.
“I love the old doors with the hand-carving and stained glass,” she said. “I love studying them.”
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