"Why would a classical percussionist from Boston come to Hermann?" is the question Pete Canady, owner of Pete's Plunder Antiques, is often asked. His reply, "To get away from the traffic. "Twenty years ago, this professional musician, who has performed with the Boston Ballet, Boston Opera, and the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, opened his first shop on a quiet street in Hermann.
Pete's Plunder at 211 E. First St. is a large shop, and items, mostly dating from the 1870s to 1930s, are nicely displayed. Pete sells formal and early walnut, oak, pine and cherry furniture including wardrobes, dressers, tables, chairs, cupboards, desks, vintage lighting, mirrors, frames, china, prints, clocks, and collectibles. He has a large selection of architectural items for home decorating and repair, like doorknobs, shutters, and lintels. Pete also sells garden accessories.
He's often seen at local auctions and estate sales, and many of the items in the shop are from Hermann-area families. Some of Pete's inventory is available at Antiques Unlimited II, his next door neighbor, and Find In Time Antique Mall across the street.
Pete's Plunder is open daily from 10-4. Pete maintains web site at www.petesplunderantiques.com. The phone number at the shop is 573-486-3900.