Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor
2202 Ship Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550
409-539-5469 Email:
Store Hours:
Thursday - Monday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-4pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

*As always, call or email for pricing and availability info - our inventory changes often!


Watch THIS space on the homepage for updates when shipments are due in; join our email list to be sure to receive an email when shipments arrive. 

April/May 2016 (anticipated arrival range; this is subject to change!) India & Bangladesh ship salvage: there will be two separate 40' containers full of salvage - 1 from India and 1 from Bangladesh.  These will contain items we purchased during our annual buying trip in November (click below for photos).  Subscribers to our email list will receive notification when this has arrived.  After that, we will update this space as we unpack with photos. 

January 8, 2016 (click here) Haiti shipment: new handmade metal wall decor: tuna, mahi/dolphin, marlin, sailfish, redfish, sea life scenes, and more...

December 22, 2015 (click here) Indonesia carvings & boat furniture shipment: custom carved new wood figureheads, sea life carvings, wall art, tropical decor, mermaids, re-purposed boatwood chairs/tables/furniture, etc... (click here for photos from the last Indonesian shipment which arrived April 4, 2015)

November 2015 (click here) buying trip:
photos from this year's buying trip to the ship breaking yards of Bangladesh and India and then to beautiful Indonesia for custom wood carvings and decor; many of the pictures of our salvage pieces are shown as we find them before we have them reconditioned, stripped and polished and then shipped here which takes about 6+ months from being "found" to here in our shop.

September 28, 2015 (click here) India ship salvage: supplemental to our March shipment (all the stuff that wouldn't fit in the last one), this container has grates, ship doors, lighting, liferings, instruments, boats, portholes, etc...

Flotsam & Jetsam (click here) - updated 10/30/15: Check this page for the great local finds we acquire between full shipments of salvage; scroll to the bottom for the most recent posts.

- One of our favorite videos thus far of a beaching in Turkey!
- Nautical Antiques as seen on the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa and 1893 USS Olympia

AAARRRRGGGHHHH!!Hello and Welcome to Nautical Antiques & Decor, the premiere supplier of Nautical Antiques. We are wholesalers and retailers of most everything that is nautical salvage. We carry Compasses, Sextants, Code and Courtesy Flags, Old Glass Net Floats, Ships Wheels, Brass, Copper, and Galvanized Navigation Lights, Life rings, Oars, Binnacles, Engine Order Telegraphs, Rope, Buoys, and much more.

We spend a month each year abroad searching ship breaking yards and chandleries of Asia and the Near East.

You are welcome to visit our warehouse at 2202 Mechanic in Galveston, TX. (We're just a short 40 minute drive south of Houston, Texas) Regular business hours are Monday - Saturday from 10AM - 6PM and Sunday from 11AM - 4PM.  We are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Please call any time to check before you come down due to our busy travel schedule (we'd hate to miss you).

If you would like to join our mailing list which informs you of special sales and when/what is coming in our next shipment, please click the "mailing list" button from the index on the left side of the homepage above and enter your email - it's that easy!

You can also e-mail or call us if you have any questions about our inventory.

Thank you again,

Michael & Adrienne Culpepper
(409) 539-5469
2202 Ships Mechanic Row
Galveston, TX 77550

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map of all Galveston antique stores.

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