OUR - HISTORY
Ward and Don Mayborn, brothers who grew up in the Bluffview area of Dallas, started selling antiques out of the bottom floor of an old house on Fairmount Street in Uptown, Dallas, in 1971. They started the store by taking turns traveling to England to stock the store with shop interiors, signs, and British collectibles. The people they purchased from in England quickly became friends — and are friends to this day.
In 1984, Ward's son, Scott, became a partner in Uncommon Market. In 2008, all the Mayborns packed up and moved to the Design District. Ward and Don continued the fine tradition of the Uncommon Market. Scott and Laura opened Uncommon Lighting, which focuses on antique and custom lighting and fabrication—expanding their abilities in recreating decorative and display items and lighting. The new location allowed for growth and the ability to meet all their loyal patrons' demands.
In 2016, Uncommon Lighting acquired Uncommon Market. Scott and Laura Mayborn continue to carry on the tradition Don and Ward started.
In 2021, we celebrated our FIFTIETH year in business. August 9th, 2021, was a day of celebration. We can't believe we've made it fifty years.
Over 50 years later, we are still known as one of Dallas's best family-owned antique stores. We have over 10,000 square feet of space filled with European Antiques, Accessories, Lighting, Industrial Decor, Leather Books, and more from France, England, Belgium, and Holland. We travel through flea markets in Europe and handpick unique treasures we know our customers will love.
Being in business for almost 50 years, we've also become known for our restoration of antiques. We've gathered a group of skilled artisans who provide quality woodwork, ironwork, painting, and all the other talents needed for necessary repairs on our antiques. This ensures that our products are high quality and sets Uncommon Market apart from other antique shops.
Our quality restoration facility is consistently restoring antiques from our store. Unfortunately, we cannot take in items not purchased from our shop. We are happy to make whatever adjustments, modifications, or changes are necessary to make our inventory fit your needs.
Our experiences in the past in restoration have also expanded our abilities in custom metal fabrication. This allows us the ability to fit any of our client's needs. We have a complete metal fabrication and woodworking shop and a quality custom painting staff that can reproduce any finish.