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N, R at Prince St.; C, E at Spring St.
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It may be filled with beautiful European, Chinese and American pieces from the late-19th to the mid-20th century, but something about this antique and vintage furniture and accessories gallery feels like the Colonial-era Caribbean. German-born owner Constantin von Haeften displays a temporally, geographically, and aesthetically eclectic collection, but concentrates on French designs from the 1940s, particularly those with an Art-Moderne look. Polished woods, leather, tubular steel, marble, glass and chrome dominate, with many substantial pieces that make a strong statement. No shrinking-violet console tables here—instead, find sweeping, clean-lined desks and lengthy carved-wood dining tables, mirrored-chrome table lamps and coffee tables hewn of stone. Von Haeften also carries Ian Mankin fabrics, a British line of striped linen and cotton for upholstery and drapery, and a small selection of vintage books-from about 1900 through the ‘80s-on interior decorating, fashion, and notable society types. While individual customers are more than welcome, the vast majority of Coconut Company’s business is to the design trade.