Best Antiques in Boston


The Barn at 17


Weave through the labyrinthine arrangement of hand-painted chinoiserie screens, velvet, and meticulously restored cut-crystal French chandeliers to discover a charming pair of painted ceramic Staffordshire spaniels for your mantel…Read More

2014 Best Antiques


Collectors know that the best way to score something both reasonably priced and unusual is to skip the boutiques and go a-paddling at Skinner. The company’s many themed auctions (Persian...Read More

2013 Best Antiques

America Dural


Among Cantabrigians’ best-kept secrets is America Dural, hidden on a quiet street in Observatory Hill. An unfussy storefront conceals treasures from every period: midcentury Bertoia chrome chairs, ornate Georgian mahogany...Read More

2012 Best Antiques

Danish Country Antiques


The Swedish and Danish pieces at this Beacon Hill shop tend to be smaller, lighter, and more modern in spirit than much of the 19th-century stuff you find elsewhere. And...Read More

2011 Best Antiques

Machine Age


Okay, so 20th-century goods aren’t exactly antique. But if you’re simply seeking exquisite items with a storied past, you’ll find them at South Boston’s Machine Age, a 9,000-square-foot warehouselike store...Read More

2003 Best Antiques

JMW Gallery


People who are stuck on Stickley already know about JMW, a gallery filled with Mission furniture, art pottery, and accessories of the American arts and crafts movement. A century ago,...Read More

2003 Best Antiques, South

Stutz Blacker

North Weymouth

Intrepid seekers of antiques can expect to make bona fide discoveries in Stutz Blacker’s eclectic collection, from cases of real glass eyes (no kidding) and vintage lanterns to Howard Miller...Read More

2002 Best Antiques

A Room with a Vieux Antiques


Proprietor Jeff Diamond is an unabashed Francophile who even acquired his sheep dog, Aramis, in the Pyrenees. Although a few provincial antiques find their way into the five or six...Read More

2002 Best Antiques, Collectibles

Cambridge Antique Market


EBay may be the fat boy in the collectibles canoe these days, but until they invent virtual fondling, online bidding can’t substitute for actually handling the goods and dickering with...Read More

2001 Best Antiques

Belle Maison


You can thank the Tager family’s sharp eyes and dead-on sense of balance for many of Boston’s most beautiful homes. Principal Sheldon Tager brings to his two New England antique...Read More

2001 Best Antiques, North

South Essex Antiques


When the gridlocked traffic gets us down, all we need to do is pull into South Essex Antiques for its eclectic and always satisfying assortment of 19th-century papier-mâché clown heads,...Read More

2000 Best Antiques, Home

Antiquers Three


This Brookline storefront is ground zero for 20th-century American and European decorative arts. Art Deco and Art Nouveau are heavily represented, particularly French art glass and lighting, in items ranging...Read More

1998 Best Antiques, Affordable

Consignment Galleries


If you’ve tried to furnish your first apartment or even looked for that much-needed desk or even a lamp, you know what the prices are. And we’re not even talking...Read More

1996 Best Antiques, Affordable

Upstairs Downstairs


It has the air of a country roadside antiques store, with friendly prices and unexpected treasures (a satin-wood inlaid floor-length dressing mirror, with marble-topped side tables, 1927, $1,650). If you...Read More

1996 Best Antiques, Shopping

Streamline; Darkhorse; Lucy and Ethel’s


These three treasure troves in historic Lower Mills are crammed full of wonderful furniture, glassware, and tchotchkes to satisfy the most discerning nostalgia-heads...Read More

1993 Best Antiques, Restoration

Neil Dale


He carefully matches his approach to repairing your objets d’art to the amount you can spend...Read More

1990 Best Antiques, Restoration

Rosine Green Associates


This team of masters—including a metalsmith, a furniture restorer, and a wood-carver—can restore anything antique: furniture, metals, paintings, and objets d’art...Read More

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