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Antiques & Vintages

Karl Kemp Antiques

34-36 E. 10th St., nr. Broadway; 833 Madison Ave., nr. 69th St.; 212-254-1877;

Kemp’s mother was an avid collector, and her legacy and taste still guide his selection of neoclassical and Biedermeier pieces from the early through the late nineteenth century. $$$$

Kentshire Galleries

700 Madison Ave., nr. 63rd St.; 212-673-6644;

At Kentshire’s downtown location, eight floors of 18th- and 19th-century furniture and jewelry are laid out in convincing vignettes. $$$$

L'Antiquaire & the Connoisseur

36 E. 73rd St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-517-9176;

The Connoisseur gallery was founded in 1935 by Countess Ruth Costantino, the first female fine-art dealer in America, who furnished homes for families like the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, and Kennedys. It merged with L’Antiquaire in 1981 and is now one of the city’s finest purveyors of European decorative arts and antiques.$$$$

Lars Bolander

232 E. 59th St., nr. Second Ave., third fl. in the Fine Arts Building; 212-924-1000;

This is the kind of place where heavy hitters come with decorator in tow to hunt down creamy-white, 20th-century French settees, Gustavian end tables, or Venetian consoles dating back to the 18th century. $$$-$$$$ (consulting services)

Las Venus

113 Stanton St., nr. Ludlow St.; 212-982-0608;

In this hodgepodge of ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s vintage modern furniture and lighting, determined hunters will also come across custom design and classic upholstery. $$$-$$$$

Lee Calicchio, LTD.

306 E. 61st St., nr. Second Ave, second fl. in the Interior Design Building; 212-588-0841;

This showroom offers an ever-changing array of furniture, lighting, and objets d’art from the past 200 years. Recent finds include a 20th-century Olivetti desk and a 19th-century rosewood center table from Portugal. $$$

Lillian Nassau, LLC

220 E. 57th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-759-6062;

Nassau is a specialist in the world of Tiffany: lamps, glass, pottery, and even Louis Comfort Tiffany’s lesser­known paintings. The shop also carries a selection of pieces of Steuben Glass as well as American and European furniture and ceramics from the 20th century. $$$-$$$$

Linda Horn

1327 Madison Ave., at 93rd St.; 212-772-1122;

This store has an extensive stock of furniture, mirrors, and decorative accessories, all chosen with a stylish, discerning eye. Specializing in 19th-century European antiques, it’s also known for English and French majolica earthenware. $$$$

Liz O'Brien

306 E. 61st St., nr. Second Ave., in the Interior Design Building; 212-755-3800;

Specializing in furniture, lighting, jewelry, carpets, and textiles from the ’30s through the ’70s, this store offers European and American pieces by Samuel Marx, Gabriella Crespi, and Maison Jansen. $$$

Liza Sherman

37A Bedford St., nr. Carmine St.; 212-414-2684;

Sherman stocks her West Village shop with vintage treasures spanning the globe and various eras, including French drafting tables, Art Deco film-studio lights, and a set of chairs made from African oil barrels. $$$

Lobel Modern

39 Bond St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-242-9075;

This design gallery trades in collectible mid-century furniture, lighting, and art from the ’40s through the ’80s. Most of the items were originally made-to-order pieces from furniture designer Karl Springer and Murano-glass designer Anzolo Fuga. Lobel also works with clients to refinish and reupholster tables and seating to match any décor. $$$$

Lost City Arts

18 Cooper Sq., at 5th St.; 212-375-0500;

In this glass-enclosed shop, browse restored and original mid-century Scandinavian and American furniture and fixtures—including works by George Nakashima—as well as Italian lighting. $$$

Louis Bofferding Antiques

970 Lexington Ave., nr. 71st St.; 212-744-6725;

This antiques dealer features works by legendary interior designers of the 20th century, such as Elsie de Wolfe, Syrie Maugham, and John Dickinson. A wide selection of items from the 17th to the 21st centuries is on offer.$$$$ (consulting services)

Lucca Antiques

306 E. 61st. St., nr. Second Ave., in the Interior Design Building; 212-343-9005;

In search of a walnut side table from the 1600s? You might find it at Lucca, which boasts an array of fine 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century pieces as well as reproductions from the Lucca Studio in-house collection. $$$-$$$$

Macklowe Gallery

667 Madison Ave., nr. 61st St.; 212-644-6400;

Rare museum-quality finds such as signed Tiffany lamps are the pride of this decorative-arts gallery, which also has Art Nouveau and French turn-of-the-century pieces. $$$$

Maison Gerard

43 and 53 E. 10th St., nr. Broadway 212-674-7611;

Purveyors of French Art Deco pieces as well as exhibitors of 20th-century European art and furniture, Maison Gerard carries fine wood-, lacquer-, and bronzeware. Recently, it added a slew of pieces from contemporary designers to its collection. $$$$


929 Madison Ave., at 74th St.; 212-249-8783;

An antiques dealer since the mid-nineteenth century, Mallett specializes in pieces from the 18th century and the Regency. They’ve supplied some of the most important private collections around the world, as well as those of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. $$$$ (consulting services)

Manhattan Art & Antique Center

1050 Second Ave., at 56th St.; 212-355-4400;

This three-floor spot contains dozens of galleries’ worth of antiques from Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. It offers repairs and restoration, too. $$$-$$$$


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