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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 d&cor, 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)

Pippin Home

112 1/2 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. $$


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, '20s) as contemporary ones. $$$

R 20th Century

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. $$$$


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

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)


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

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. $$


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

Just because it’s old doesn’t mean it’s out of date, as proven by this very current vintage-lighting gallery.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;

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; 718-487-9806;

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;

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 + Design Center

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

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. $$$-$$$$

Sterling Place

363 Atlantic Ave., nr. Hoyt St., Boerum Hill (various locations); 718-797-5667;

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. $$-$$$

Steven Sclaroff

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

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-shaped base. $$$-$$$$

Suite NY

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

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;

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;

The Romano aesthetic is 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;

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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