About

old-shopPast Presence Antiques has been in business since 1991 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We have a lot of experience trading in decorative antiques, including pottery, silver, china, furniture and decorative accessories.

Past Presence maintained a physical storefront for over a decade. We also appeared at numerous shows, holding a vital place in the antique community, with a large base of happy customers. We are now exclusively presenting our antiques online, here on our website, so we can now serve a global community of discriminating antique buyers.

kipper-lisaI’m Kipper Thompson and I’m the founder and owner of Past Presence Antiques. I lived in London, England for 25 years until I met and fell in love with my beautiful American wife and relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Having grown up surrounded by lovely antiques, I decided to import pieces from Europe along with dealing American art pottery and other special pieces that catch my eye.

People come to Past Presence Antiques for our discerning taste and trusted reputation since 1991. Our knowledge and expertise, combined with a passion for bringing the past into the modern world – and our cheeky sense of humor! – has gained us a loyal following.

Sometimes I still show up at local antique shows – so go ahead and get on my mailing list if that interests you.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy looking around!