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Paula Rubenstein

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

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; philipcolleck.com

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

Pippin Home

112 1/2 W. 17th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-206-0008; pippinvintage.com

Writing desks and woodcut four-panel 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. $$

PropNspoon

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

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 Twenties) as contemporary ones. $$$

R 20th Century

82 Franklin St., nr. Broadway; 212-343-7979; r20thcentury.com

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. $$$$

Regeneration

38 Renwick St., nr. Spring St.; 212-741-2102; regenerationfurniture.com

Home furnishings from the ’50s and ’60s are well priced at Regeneration; upholstered pieces (sofas from $4,000) are an even better bargain. There are also items from Jan Yoors and Pam Sunday, and the store now sells its own custom line. $$$ (consulting services)

RePOP

143 Roebling St., nr. Metropolitan Ave.; 718-260-8032; repopny.com

RePOP’s vintage furnishings arrive courtesy of owner Russell Boyle’s road trips along the East Coast. He outfits the shop with Danish and mid-century-­modern furniture, as well as cabinetry, industrial tables and chairs, and small curiosities. Interior-design services are also available. $$

Retro-Modern

29 E. 10th St., nr. University Pl.; 212-674-0530; retromodernlighting.com

Just because it’s old doesn’t mean it’s out of date, as proven by this very current vintage-lighting gallery. The collection specializes in lamps and fixtures from the mid-20th century but also includes furniture, mirrors, and decorative objects. $$$-$$$$

Ritter Antik

35 E. 10th St., nr. Broadway; 212-673-2213; ritterantik.com

The owner here is a former ad man who started selling antiques in the ’60s, acting on his love of Biedermeier furniture. Now, his 7,200-square-foot showroom displays the largest collection of this style of furniture in the United States. There’s also a lower-priced array of “starter pieces” for novice collectors. $$$-$$$$

Sanford and Sven's Second Hand

106 N. 3rd St., nr. Berry St., Williamsburg; sanfordandsven.com

The shelves in this shop are lined with old-school typewriters, cash registers, and apothecary jars. On the floor you’ll find carriage benches and antique side boards that can be purchased for your living room or rented for film, television, or photo shoots. $$$-$$$$

Shibui Japanese Antiques

306 Water St., nr. Hudson Ave., DUMBO; 718-875-1119; shibui.com

The specialty here is Tansu chests—17th- to 20th-century Japanese storage trunks. They’re designed to hold a variety of goods: kitchenware, clothing, and, of course, swords. Screens, scrolls, ceramics, and textiles are also available. $$$

Showplace Antique and Design Center

40 W. 25th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-633-6063; nyshowplace.com

There are four floors with 250 galleries and dealers here, all filled with arts and antiques, including vintage posters and prints, jewelry, and clothing. The third floor is one large showroom, where more than 80 dealers display all manner of items. $$$-$$$$

Somerville Center Antiques

34 W. Main St., nr. Maple St., Somerville, N.J.; 908-595-1887; somervilleantiques.net

This massive antiques source, the biggest in New Jersey, features two shops with six specialty sections ranging from fine furniture to decorative items from the '20s through the '70s. More than 50 dealers peddle most everything: vintage toys, cookware, and collections of old advertisements are just the beginning. $$-$$$

Sterling Place

363 Atlantic Ave., nr. Hoyt St., Boerum Hill; 352 Seventh Ave., at 10th St., Park Slope; 718-797-5667; sterlingplace.com

A collector’s playground, this shop features antiques and vintage-inspired pieces, such as a sonokeling-wood stool, open-sided mahogany bookshelves, and crossbanded cherrywood dining tables custom-crafted in England. $$-$$$ (ecofriendly)

Steven Sclaroff

44 White St., nr. Church St. 212-691-7814; stevensclaroff.com

Twentieth-century American and European pieces with simple lines and gentlemanly appeal can be found here. The selection includes refurbished and reconfigured vintage items and offbeat accessories like a French brass lamp with a horse base. $$$-$$$$

Suite NY

419 Park Ave. S., nr. 29th St., 17th fl.; 212-421-3300; suiteny.com

Post–World War II European furniture dominates at Suite New York. High-end modern classics from Danish designers such as Hans J. Wegner and Arne Jacobsen stand out, but pieces from Italy and Germany are also available. $$$$

Thomas Gallery LTD.

315 E. 91st St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-688-6100; tomthomasgallery.com

European (mostly French and Italian) chairs, end tables, and chandeliers from the ’20s through the ’60s fill the tiny space at Thomas Gallery. Look for unusual pieces like an Italian gueridon or a pair of Spanish painted-wood consoles. $$$-$$$$ (by appointment only)

Todd Alexander Romano

232 E. 59th St., nr. Second Ave., fourth fl., in the Fine Arts Building; 212-421-7722; toddalexanderromano.com

The Romano aesthetic borrows a little from the 18th century, a little from the 19th, and a lot from the 20th to create a showroom that’s both modern and classic. Within the wide selection of antiques, furnishings, and artwork, there’s also a custom collection of wool dhurries by Langham and Fine and exclusive fabrics from Bob Collins. $$$-$$$$ (consulting services)

Todd Merrill Antiques

65 Bleecker St., nr. Crosby St.; 212-673-0531; toddmerrillstudio.com

Rare sculptural vintage pieces from the ’20s through the aughts are the highlights at Todd Merrill. The store is known for its collection of large-scale Italian glass lighting fixtures and an array of furniture from mid-century American masters of the decorative arts, including James Mont, Karl Springer, and Paul Evans. $$$$ (consulting services)

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