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Eileen Lane Antiques
Daily, by appointment only
Nearby Subway Stops
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.
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A Soho staple since the seventies, this antiques showroom—set above the street by five wide steps and marked by a refined green-and-white awning—specializes in antique Swedish furniture, principally from the Art Deco, Jugend, and Biedermeier periods, and alabaster lighting fixtures, prized for the way their milky-translucent texture disperses light. There are armoires, sideboards, and armchairs crafted from luminous blond birch with black details, plus polished chandeliers hanging from silk rope. Eileen’s husband, Swedish native Bo Lindstrand, purchases all the items by scouring estate and country auctions throughout his homeland. The inventory is refreshed every two to three months, when pieces are shipped from a European warehouse in Gothenburg, Sweden. Prices can be steep, but the shop is beloved by design professionals for its meticulous restoration and upholstery.