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Best Antiques

2016 Best Antiques

The Barn at 17

Somerville
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 […] read more»
2014 Best Antiques

Skinner

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 […] read more»
American Dural
2013 Best Antiques

America Dural

Cambridge
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 […] read more»
2012 Best Antiques

Danish Country Antiques

Boston
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 […] read more»
2011 Best Antiques

Machine Age

Boston
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 […] 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 […] read more»
2002 Best Antiques

A Room with a Vieux Antiques

Brookline
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 […] read more»
2002 Best Antiques, Collectibles

Cambridge Antique Market

Cambridge
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 […] read more»
2001 Best Antiques, North

South Essex Antiques

Essex
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 […] read more»
2001 Best Antiques

Belle Maison

Newton
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 […] read more»
2000 Best Antiques, Home

Antiquers Three

Boston
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 […] read more»
1998 Best Antiques, Affordable

Consignment Galleries

Cambridge
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. […] read more»
1996 Best Antiques, Affordable

Upstairs Downstairs

Boston
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 […] read more»
1996 Best Antiques, Shopping

Streamline; Darkhorse; Lucy and Ethel’s

Dorchester
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

Waltham
He carefully matches his approach to repairing your objets d’art to the amount you can spend. read more»