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Duane Modern

306 E. 61st St., nr. Second Ave., second fl.; 212-625-8066;

A well-edited shop, Duane sells an interesting mix of mid-century European and American furniture and objects as well as its own custom line of contemporary furniture. You might find a pair of American tufted slipper chairs made by Duane Modern or etched egg-shaped ceramic lamps by Upsala Ekeby (ca. 1960). $$$–$$$$

Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.

65 McKinley Ave., White Plains, N.Y.; 212-308-2022;

Furniture is just one of this store’s specialties—the others being engravings, woolworks, portrait miniatures, and 20th-century ceramics.) $$$$ (by appointment only)

Eileen Lane Antiques

236 E. 60th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-475-2988;

A staple since the ’80s, this showroom moved uptown five ago. It specializes in antique Swedish furniture and alabaster lighting fixtures. There are armoires, sideboards, and armchairs crafted from luminous blond birch with black details, plus polished chandeliers hanging from silk ropes. $$$

Elizabeth Street Gallery

209 Elizabeth St., nr. Prince St.; 212-941-4800;

Come here for an atmospheric mash-up of architectural and antique objects, including second-century Greek and Roman carved-stone vessels, 16th- to 19th-century architectural elements and statuary, and 20th-century folk art and curiosities. $$$$

Elle W Collection

864 Lexington Ave., nr. 65th St.; 212-472-0191;

Veteran dealer Lorraine Wohl prowls estate sales and European markets to stock her eclectic antiques lair with jewelry and French mirrored furniture from the ’30s through the ’40s. $$$$

Evergreen Antiques

200 Lexington Ave., nr. 33rd St., tenth fl.; 212-744-5664;

Since 1982, this store has purveyed antiques from the Nordic countries, Russia, Northern Europe, and the Baltics. Today, the stock is predominantly Scandinavian pieces from the early 20th century. $$$


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

The 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 from all over the world. $$$–$$$$

Fears and Kahn

This virtual vintage shop specializes in the kind of sleek kitsch and weird luxury found in a wealthy neighbor’s retro-inspired living room. Furniture comes in wild colors (think coral and orange) and chrome plating; décor items have included a ’70s ceramic tiger from Italy. $$$-$$$$


2414 Main St., nr. Corwith Ave., Bridgehampton, N.Y.; 631-448-7106;

Fig moved its collection of sophisticated furnishings and unexpected decorative objects to a two-story shop in the Hamptons, though they stilll deliver to the New York City area. $$$ (by appointment only/consulting services)


88 Grand St., nr. Greene St.; 212-274-1750;

Flair has vintage, antique, and contemporary furniture from the United States and Europe that dates from the 20th century. In contrast, the Flair Home collection offers modern accessories such as throw blankets and vases. $$$-$$$$

Florian Papp

962 Madison Ave., nr. 75th St.; 212-288-6770;

The store considers 1,000 antiques per week but only buys one or two, such is its commitment to finding high-quality, extraordinary pieces. It offers everything from paintings and objets d’art to chandeliers and chests from the 18th and 19th centuries. $$$$

fork + pencil

221A Court St., at Warren St., Cobble Hill; 718-488-8855;

The warm, old-fashioned atmosphere here is more Cape Cod than Cobble Hill, and all profits are donated to charity. The stock is a pleasant mix of high-end and affordable finds, from housewarming gifts to investment antiques. A back alcove is packed with children’s books and educational games. $$ (ecofriendly)

Frank Rogin, Inc.


MMake an appointment at this Chelsea shop to browse European 20th-century furniture from the designers who defined that time and place. Rogin has also started crafting reproductions of pieces by designers like René Gabriel. $$$ (by appointment only / made in N.Y.)

Fred Silberman

36 W. 25th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-924-6330;

This store made a specialty out of selling Italian furniture and lighting from the mid-’20s to the ’60s before anyone else was interested in Fontana Arte and Buffa. Silberman still makes regular buying trips to Italy. $$$

Fresh Kills

50 N. 6th St., nr. Kent Ave., Williamsburg; 718-388-8081;

Stop by for a look at the store’s high-end vintage and mid-century-modern furniture and accessories. Milo Baughman and Grete Jalk are just two of the designers that can be found in the mix. $$$-$$$$

Furnish Green

1261 Broadway, nr. 31st St., Ste. 309.; 917-583-9051;

At Furnish Green, estate-sale modern and mid-­century classics have been refurbished in environmentally friendly lacquers and paints. Rustic farm pieces round out the inventory. $$ (ecofriendly)


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