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Antiques & Vintages

Move Loot

Bringing consignment into the iPhone era, Move Loot allows you to buy and sell used furniture through an app (or on its website). Stock tends towards pieces from affordable décor mainstays like Pottery Barn, but designer and vintage pieces pop up as well. $–$$

Nelson & Nelson Antiques

2 E. 61st St., nr. Fifth Ave., in the Pierre Hotel; 646-863-5416;

This chichi boutique carries sterling-silver candlesticks, jewelry, tea sets, flatware, picture frames, and centerpieces. You’ll also find cut crystal, enamels, and signed jewelry pieces by Cartier. $$$-$$$$

Nesle, Inc.

38-15 30th St., nr. 38th Ave., Long Island City; 212-755-0515;

The ceiling here is hung with antique chandeliers from France, Italy, Russia, and Austria, many by notable 18th- and 19th-century designers. Nesle also creates reproductions of vintage designs, all made in Europe by expert craftsmen. $$$$


425 E. 53rd St., nr. Sutton Pl.; 212-758-1970;

This six-story emporium purports to be the largest of its kind in New York City. In addition to housing an enormous selection of English, French, and Italian antiques from the 17th through 20th centuries (plus smaller collections of rare Moorish and Black Forest antiques), Newel also regularly furnishes TV and movie sets. $$$$

Nicholas Brawer

28 E. 72nd St., at Madison Ave.; 212-772-2664;

If you’ve seen a pair of giant binoculars in a home-­design tableau recently, there’s a good chance they came from this aviation-centric shop. Brawer deals in chrome and brass antiques from the 19th and 20th centuries, all revolving around the world of gentlemen’s sport. $$$$

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

207 Ave. A, nr. 13th St.; 212-505-9251;

Most of the store’s outré inventory—including taxidermied animals, medical apparatus, and memorabilia from fraternal organizations (think Masonic and Elk Lodge pins and badges)—is fairly priced. Although the stock is dominated by bottles, beakers, books, and bric-a-brac, you’ll also find some vintage clothing. $$

Olde Good Things

124 W. 24th St., nr. Seventh Ave. (various locations); 212-989-8401;

This overflowing two-story maze of antique furniture, lamps, and hardware offers grandfather clocks and stained-glass windows under a ceiling hung with chandeliers, plus an astronomical number of beautiful doorknobs and delightful odds and ends. $$$

145 Antiques

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

This vast showroom of tasteful French antiques never gets old. Amid the 19th-­century settees and gilded mirrors are Art Nouveau chandeliers and inlaid armoires to make a room truly extraordinary. $$$$

O’Sullivan Antiques

51 E. 10th St., nr. Broadway; 212-260-8985;

This Dublin, Ireland–based antiques dealer carries a dizzying array of furniture, mirrors, paintings, and prints from the Georgian period. Its specialty is in fine woods: mahogany, satinwood, and walnut. $$$$

Paula Rubenstein

21 Bond St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-966-8954;

Open since 1990, this revered antiques shop focuses on American textiles from the 19th and 20th centuries and also has a collection of home décor, photography, and furnishings. $$$-$$$$

Philip Colleck

311 E. 58th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-486-7600;

Located in a freestanding 1857 house, this dealer of antique English furniture and art specializes in chinoiserie, mirrors, and screens.$$$$ (consulting services)


450 Park Ave., at 57th St.; 212-940-1300;

This trendsetting contemporary outfit hosts design, fine art, photography, and jewelry auctions. Its professionals also work with clients on private sales. $$$$

Pippin Home

112 W. 17th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-206-0008;

At Pippin Home, writing desks and four-panel woodcut screens all have price tags in the low triple digits. Anything that doesn’t sell in four weeks is reduced by 20 percent; further reductions occur every 30 days thereafter. $$

Privet House

13 East Shore Rd., New Preston, Conn.; 860-868-1800;

Privet House offers a colorful, eclectic range of products, mixing antiques and vintage, as well as kitchenwares sourced from around the world. $$$ (by appointment only / consulting services)


32-00 Skillman Ave., third fl., Long Island City; 212-244-9600;

This two-story warehouse deals with more than just run-of-the-mill props. It offers as many authentic antique furniture styles (early American, Marie Antoinette, Roaring ’20s) as contemporary ones. $$$

R & Company

82 Franklin St., nr. Broadway; 212-343-7979;

Long before it was all the rage, furniture from designers like Charles and Ray Eames could be purchased from this trendsetting shop. It still has one of the best modern collections around. Greta Magnusson Grossman and Joaquim Tenreiro designs are specialties. $$$$


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