Our Story



Lilac Cottage Antiques is the oldest continually operating Antiques shop in Wiscasset, Maine- a small New England village with over 30 shops selling antiques. Since 1991 the shop has been owned and operated by Bill Waters and John Matzke. The shop is housed in a 1750 cape which is located on the town common. The inventory is displayed in room settings with period details. We have a varied selection of merchandise which includes: 18th and 19th century American and English furniture, period lighting, brass candlesticks, fireplace equipment, silver, Sheffield plate, Chinese export porcelain, Rose Medallion, Canton, Staffordshire, 19th century prints, 19th century paintings, hooked rugs, table linens, quilts, clocks, pattern glass, O-gee frames and motto samplers.