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145 Antiques

43-10 23rd St., Ste. 2A, Long Island City 718-472-2441; 145antiques.com

Now in a new location, this massive showroom of tasteful French antiques never verges on the boring. Amid the nineteenth-century settees and gilded mirrors are Art Nouveau chandeliers and inlaid armoires to make a room truly extraordinary. $$$$

1st Dibs

200 Lexington Ave., nr. 33rd St., tenth fl., in the New York Design Center; 646-293-6633; 1stdibs.com/nydc

The popular online antiques-auction house has its own dedicated showroom at the New York Design Center. The space covers the entire tenth floor of the massive building, boasting 33,000 square feet of vintage and antique goods culled and curated from all over the world. $$$-$$$$

Abingdon 12

613 Hudson St., nr. Jane St.; 212-206-6845; abingdon12.com

In this pre–Civil War townhouse in the West Village, you can browse a trove of art objects that span time and taste. Offerings include unusual glassware, industrial furniture, and a few dumbbells. When it comes to art, Abingdon 12 is also the primary source for the work of artist Rodger Stevens. $$$

Adelaide

702 Greenwich St., at 10th St.; 212-627-0508; adelaideny.com

This store is an Art Deco dream, with rosewood bar consoles, clean-line sofas, stainless-steel cocktail shakers, and high-back club chairs. Stock—including furniture, design objects, and art from the thirties through the fifties—is replenished every two weeks, so swing by often. $$$$

Alan Moss

436 Lafayette St., nr. Astor Pl.; 212-473-1310; alanmossny.com

This spot carries sconces, ceramics, and decorative objects from the twenties through the fifties, but the real stars here, appropriately hanging from the ceiling, are crystal and metal chandeliers from the aforementioned era. $$$$

Alan Rosenberg Works of Art

155 W. 20th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-989-4061; arwoa.com

Rosenberg’s shop is so small that it seems more like a home than a store. Still, Rosenberg manages to fit in an impressive array of twentieth-century art and design, specializing in lesser-known names like Carlyle Brown and Allan Adler. $$-$$$ (by appointment only)

Alice Kwartler Antiques

445 Park Ave., nr. 57th St.; 212-752-3590; alicekwartler.com

This spacious shop attracts collectors from around the world with its antique sterling silver, enamel, and crystal pieces. Large glass cases around the perimeter hold a curated selection of cocktail, bar, and vanity accessories from brands like Tiffany and Cartier. $$$

Antiqueria Tribeca

129 Duane St., at Church St.; 212-227-7500; antiqueria.com

This gallery of French Art Deco pieces has desks, dining-room suites, lighting, accessories, and more. Parisian distressed-leather club chairs start at $6,000 a pair. Check out the website in advance to get first dibs on new stock, which arrives every six weeks. $$$-$$$$

Archangel Antiques

334 E. 9th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-260-9313; archangelantiques.com

Antique hunters come to Archangel for clothing, jewelry, oddities, and funky paraphernalia. Browse rare objects, such as a gentleman’s vanity case from the 1860s, alongside mid-century lamps and coffee tables. $-$$$

Area ID

262 Elizabeth St., nr. Houston St.; 212-219-9903; areaid.com

This high-end Nolita shop features an enviable collection of original mid-century-modern furnishings from the United States, Italy, France, and Scandinavia, as well as reproduction sofas, club chairs, and chaises longues in similar modern styles, all upholstered in buttery washable ultraleather. $$$-$$$$

Arkitektura

1324 Lexington Ave., at 88th St., Ste. 250; 212-334-5570; arkitektura.com

Shop here for mid-century-modern’s greatest hits and terrific reproductions, like chairs and tables by Eliel and Eero Saarinen, and some by Edwin Lutyens. Bring an architect friend if you can: Arkitektura offers its own line of furniture and table lighting (plus a 40 percent discount) to those in the trade. $$$ (made in N.Y.)

Ash NYC

147 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Berry St. Williamsburg; 347-422-0078; ashnyc.com

At this gem-packed home-décor shop, owner Ari Heckman stocks a singular mix of high-quality vintage pieces—from designer furniture to tabletop accessories—sourced from an array of dealers, estates, and auctions. $$-$$$ (consulting services)

Avant Garden

87 Westchester Ave., nr. Lower Trinity Pass Rd., Pound Ridge, N.Y.; 914-764-0010; avantgardenltd.com

This renovated fifties gas station is a source for charming vintage lighting and furniture with a vibe that’s both organic and contemporary. For instance, a pair of steel-top tables with leaf-stenciling sits in the showroom alongside a French, studded-iron dining table. The owners have a line of bespoke furniture and lighting as well. $$$

B4 It Was Cool...

89 E. Houston St., at Bowery; 212-219-0139; b4itwascool.com

B4 shines with industrial lights dating from the early days of electricity through the thirties, all original and all made in America. Vintage industrial furniture is also available; stools from the Toledo Metal Company are one of the boutique’s specialties. $$-$$$$

BAC

16 Crosby St., nr. Grand St.; 212-431-6151; gallerybac.com

Twentieth-century European furniture, objets d'art, lighting, and rugs fill this converted warehouse. Scandinavian design is well represented, and the owner's passion for French's furniture is evident in his handpicked array of tables and chairs. $$$$

Baxter and Liebchen

33 Jay St., nr. Plymouth St., Dumbo; 718-797-0630; baxterliebchen.com

This 5,000-square-foot showroom has more than 1,000 pieces of vintage Danish-modern furniture. Chairs and benches by designers Finn Juhl and Arne Jacobsen are especially popular and have the added draw of being reasonably priced. $$-$$$

Beall & Bell

430 Main St., nr. Central Ave.; Greenport, N.Y.; 631-466-8239; beallandbell.com

A quiet little antiques shop that entices Hamptonites over to the North Fork, Beall & Bell has everything you need to furnish a beach cottage in a rustic-but-modern style. New finds come in every Thursday; get there early to beat the decorators. $$$

Belvedere Antiques

212-979-8548; belvedereantiques.com

A gallery of antiques if there ever was one: The level of Baroque detail on display here is remarkable. Geared toward collectors, the shop sells fine art and antiquities in addition to furniture. $$$$ (by appointment only)

Bernard & S. Dean Levy

24 E. 84th St., at Madison Ave.; 212-628-7088; levygalleries.com

The Levys’ expansive collection of American antiques and art includes mirrors, mirrors, and more mirrors. Recent finds include a gilded convex one with a carved-eagle adornment and a European Queen Anne-carved gilt beauty. $$$-$$$$

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