Best of Boston

2006 Best Furniture, Antique

Gallagher-Christopher Antiques

Even minimalists find joy in this boutique that flouts the typical dusty, cluttered antique shop. Gallagher-Christopher’s selection includes 19th-century English dressers, early-20th-century lighting, and art deco chairs, along with the store’s own new Hermes-esque orange lacquer boxes that, if not yet technically antiques, certainly deserve heirloom status.

84 Chestnut St., Boston, 617-523-1992,