About Us​

The Asian inspired aesthetic of the Charles Jacobsen Inc’s Showroom and Gardens in South Park DTLA is a personal vision of beauty and discipline. We occupy 12,000 square feet of showroom and garden. The antique pieces from Asia are chosen, in part, for their architectural appeal, beauty of wood, finishes and personality.

Over the last 40 years our emphasis has been on customer service, where an increased presence by showroom staff better serves our clients and offers knowledge and expertise to an expanding inventory both indoors and in the gardens.



A majority of our inventory is domestic furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries.  The pieces show their age and one is comforted by these beautiful objects from other times and cultures.  A smaller portion of our inventory has come to include antique art pieces, soft seating and new forms.


Over the years, we have designed lines of soft seating, mainly sofas, chairs, and ottomans, which marry well with the antiques in their simplicity of line. Since the upholstery is custom, any variation on our presentation can be made. Since we sell our soft seating off the floor, there is an ongoing change of dimension and fabric that one sees on subsequent visits. We are continually rethinking the presentation, which keeps the showroom a fresh teaching platform for designers and their clients.


The new forms include tables, chairs and consoles which meld with the antique pieces. The lines are clean and show off the beauty of the wood we use. We do custom work and provide clients with exactly what they desire within the framework of the new forms aesthetic.


There is a great cohesion among the various parts of the inventory; everything is chosen with a sense of compatibility. The result is calm and beauty.