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R. Louis Bofferding

232 E. 59th St., nr. Second Ave., fifth fl. in the Fine Arts Building; 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 21st centuries is on offer. $$$$ (consulting services)


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 Pamela Sunday, and the store now sells its own custom line. $$$


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

RePOP’s vintage furnishings arrive courtesy of owner Russell Boyle’s road trips along the East Coast. He stocks 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. $$ (consulting services)


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

Just because it’s old doesn’t mean it’s out of date, as is proved by this very current vintage-lighting gallery.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

Roland Auctioneers & Valuers

80 E. 11th St., nr. Broadway; 212-260-2000;

Specializing in 20th-century modern antiques, furnishings, pianos, and Oriental rugs, this small family-owned house offers appraisals, auctions, and estate liquidation to the trade and the public. Appointments are recommended. $$$ (consulting services)

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. Hoyt 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 sideboards that can be purchased for your living room or rented for film, television, or photo shoots. $$

Shibui Japanese Antiques

38 Washington St., nr. Water St., 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. $$$-$$$$

Somerville Center Antiques

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

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 from vintage toys to collections of old ads. $$–$$$


1334 York Ave., nr. 72nd St.; 212-606-7000;

Industry heavyweight Sotheby’s holds sales in a variety of furniture and decorative-arts categories, including 20th-century design, silver, timepieces, and objects of vertu. Like many such auction houses, it also offers appraisal services and holds private sales. Appointments are recommended. $$$$ (consulting services)

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. $$$$


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