About Hinton Antiques and Restorations
Hinton Antiques was founded in 1972 by Steve and Wendy Hinton. Steve and Wendy have long been considered among the most reputable antique dealers in the country. With a specialty in pre-confederation Canadian Country furniture, Hinton Antiques sells, refinishes and restores what they consider to be pieces of Canadian history: high end Canadiana and accessories from 18th and 19th century Quebec and Ontario.
You will find Hinton Antiques in the hamlet of Washago, Ontario, just north of Orillia. More specifically — at the “T” intersection where the Rama Road (county road 44) meets County Road 169 — 800 metres from highway 11 at the Washago exit.
Hinton Antiques, once a business based at Steve and Wendy’s home in Atherley, just outside of Orillia, recently expanded to a new commercial space on the historic Agnew farm. Steve and Wendy restored an 1885 barn built on Muskoka bedrock and rubble walls to create the new 3500 square foot display of historical pieces. Curated to perfection with its beautiful indoor displays and outdoor landscaping, this is a great place to stop on the way to the cottage. Stretch your legs with a walk around the property and leave with a greater understanding of Canadian history. A history that Steve and Wendy believe is told with their furniture.
Here you will find an abundance of antique pieces such as harvest tables and sets of chairs, hutches, corner cupboards, chest of drawers, blanket boxes, storage benches and more. If a lower price point is what you are after, accessories and “smalls” such as butter bowls, hand carved butter ladles, cutlery trays, baskets, wall boxes, peg racks, decoys and folk art or even sap buckets are plentiful (and are great cottage hostess gift ideas that are unique and easy to transport).