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At Anticus, we believe that the most important function of a home is to create a unique and intentional sanctuary—one that calls to you when you’re away and welcomes you when you return. A culture filled with art and books.

A home designed with your lifestyle in mind.

Our goal is to help you add something special to your life. There is no one in the world exactly like you, with your own experiences, tastes, and opinions provide their greatest joy when you can share them in a welcoming environment.

Whether you are at Anticus or at home, we want you to always feel inspired to discover new things; be it a new book to read, a historical piece of art, or a classic piece of jewelry.

Our History 

How our vision came to evolve is a story decades in the making. Phillip Payne came from a family of artists. His father was a true pioneer in the art world, opening the first studio gallery in Arizona and sculpting for the public throughout Phillip’s life. Growing up in a world of art, Phillip created his first fine art piece at the age of 15. This exposed him to the joys of sharing stories through his art, and the amazing sense of connection that comes from that interaction.

One thing many of our friends and collectors have asked is why we chose Anticus as our name, and what it means. Phillip found this word while doing research into an idea he had for one of his sculptures. While reading through Latin phrases, he discovered one used by soldiers who always held the front line in battle. “Semper Anticus,” meaning always forward or always in front, was their motto. We feel that this truly resonates with what we are trying to do for our community.

Let us know how we’re doing! 

We love getting feedback from our community, let us know how you enjoyed our shop, or how we can improve the Anticus Experience!

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