About us

More than just an auction house and more than just an antiques store

What is Enakor?

Enakor is a small family-owned business that exists since 1992 first with the antique shop VIGA, followed by the Enakor gallery founded in 2013.

The combination of an auction house and an antique shop creates the long-standing tradition in the arts and antiques trade.

Founded in the heart of Bulgaria, over 30 years ago, a two generation business, Enakor has been dedicated to preserving and showcasing the beauty and history of the world’s finest art and antiques.

Our family’s passion for art and antiques began in the early 90s, when the first economical and political changes transformed Bulgaria.  We are proud to be the first antique shop in Sofia. Today, Enakor is led by a team of experts who have a deep understanding and appreciation of the world’s most extraordinary objects, and who are committed to delivering exceptional service and value to our clients.

Whether you’re a collector, a dealer, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty and craftsmanship of fine art and antiques, we invite you to explore our collections and experience the Enakor difference. With a focus on quality, authenticity, and customer service, we’re committed to helping you find the perfect piece to add to your collection or to adorn your home. Welcome to Enakor, where history and beauty come to life.


What do We Do?

Auction House Enakor

Our Enakor team helps with full-service residential and hospitality projects to product sourcing and bespoke furniture design.


Antiques Shop Viga

We are here to support the interior design community by helping make projects simple from effortless sourcing to seamless logistics.


Our Causes

We cherish the Bulgarian heritage. As part of our mission and vision, we support a great cause: to save and preserve the monastry “St. Prophet Elijah” from the XVIII century, situated in the village of Rezhantsi, municipality of Breznik in Bulgaria. Enakor’s team started this great initiative in 2020 and since then we have collected more than 13,000 Bulgarian Levs (around EUR 7,500). 

Only with joined effort we will be able to save the temple from destruction and reopen it for future generations.

Our plan is a restoration process divided in two stages: the first and most important is to completely replace the roof of the church. In prepration for the winter season, we’ve covered the roof of the temple with a membrane to protect it from the rain and snow, which could cause further damage. Second stage will be the full restoration process of the inside of the church. For this purpose we estimate around BGN 45,000 (EUR 22,500) for the roof and BGN 30,000 (EUR 15,000) for the rest. 

Thanks again to all who donated so far.  For those who would like to support us, please help us here: in BGN – BG02FINV91502017491450 and EUR – BG72FINV91502017491451 for the cause „St. Prophet Ilia, s. Rejanci“

Our partners

We’re proud to work with these and many more global partners who are involved with the arts and history of everyday objects.


Our Team of Experts

Our goal is to help the world live beautifully. We are not only selling art, we live and breathe with art. We’re privileged to be chosen by our customers. We invest in art and popularaise culture. Enakor owns an unique collection of well known artists such as: Kipro Nikolov’s private collection, Dimitar Guidzenov, Elena Karamihailova, Elisaveta Konsulova-Vazova, Prof. Ivan Petrov, Svetlin Rusev, Christo and many others whose works are exhibit at the Bulgarian National Art Gallery.

Julia Varbanova

Founder & Ceo

Julia is the owner of the gallery. She was a pioneer in Bulgaria opening an antique shop in Sofia in 1992. With more than 30 years of experience in the art & antiques business.

Antonia Bahneva

IT Support

She supports the gallery’s website and enjoys best of both worlds of tech and art combined, working alongside a great team of professionals.

Desislava Daneva

Art Expert

Desi holds a PHD in Art Consulting, joined Enakor in 2016. She is your go to person about any topic related to the stories behind the paintings. With her in depth knowledge in fine arts, Desi can guide you through every step of the customer journey.

Paulina Petrova

Art consultant

Poli is Enakor‘s first point of contact. With her big smile she will accommodate all your needs and makes sure you find the right item for your personal collection or someone else’s gift. Poli’s expertise starts from paintings to any antique object displayed in both our stores.

Teodora Tutekova

Chief Financial Officer

Theordora is a graduated from Eurasian culture studies and Fine arts from the New Bulgarian University. She has a longtime experience in the field of traditional Eastern Arts and Bulgarian ethnography. She combines greatly the challenge to combine best practices on new technologies while keeping the old master craft. Thedi is our tech savvy hands on person including the website.

Asen Ganev

Restoration Expert

In the team since 2013 when Enakor was established. He is one of the top experts in his field in Bulgaria. With more than 20 years of experience in painting, iconography restoration, Asen can bring any object back to life just by the touch of his brush. He gets his inspiration by masters of the art from the Italian renaissance.

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