123 Mercer St.
This venue is closed.
Between the sparkling ceiling of European crystal chandeliers, chrome tabletops, and plastic lamps, it’s easy to get distracted by the shiny objects in this antique-furniture treasure chest. But that’s kind of the point. Owners Joseph and Vivian Pauletich compile their best finds from area auctions and estate sales, then refurbish, reupholster, and resell them here. Elio Martinelli lamps, a Frank Gehry dinette, and a six-foot-tall Howard Miller grandfather clock fill the floor, while venetian mirrors and Curtis Jere antique sculptures dot the walls. The sixties, seventies, and eighties are well represented—see the patent-leather Barcelona chair or striped zebra-hair-studded ottoman—which means the stock can be a bit loud. But it’s up to you to decide whether the Bally wooden pinball machine is kitschy nostalgia or a brilliant piece of home decoration.