Best of Boston

Best Furniture

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 [...] read more»
2006 Best Furniture, Custom

Frank Roop

If, like us, you've made the rounds of showrooms and emerged empty-handed, stop next at Frank Roop. The interior designer creates pieces with your tastes [...] read more»
2006 Best Furniture, Modern


Its old space was awe-inspiring enough, but its renovated 10,500-square-foot showroom leaves us speechless. Montage now features an overhauled collection that includes contemporary European lines [...] read more»
2006 Best Furniture, Traditional

Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers

No, it's not flashy. And yes, the lines are reminiscent of a bygone era. But don't confuse traditional with passé. Thos. Moser's handmade black cherry [...] read more»
2005 Best Furniture, Contemporary

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Contemporary doesn't have to mean mod. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams gets this, and sells a mix of retro furnishings alongside pieces with cleaner, more [...] read more»
2005 Best Furniture, Antique

Antiques on Cambridge Street

Antiques shopping is notoriously hit-or-miss, but at the 12,000-square-foot Antiques on Cambridge, you're bound to run into something special. After all, this depot represents about [...] read more»
2004 Best Furniture, Antique

Room With a Vieux

The brightest star in the constellation of Charles Street antique dealers, Room With a Vieux specializes in French pieces picked by owner Jeff Diamond on [...] read more»
2004 Best Furniture, Contemporary


If couture décor is fashion for the home, then Montage is the Gucci of interior shops. Store owners Chris and Liz Bates have assembled an [...] read more»
2003 Best Furniture, Classic

Charles Webb Classic Modern Furniture

Architect Charles Webb has rescued such old standbys as the wing and Windsor chair from historic cliché by reimagining their lines with a contemporary grace. [...] read more»
2003 Best Furniture, Contemporary


This store's 10,500 square feet of floor space on Arlington Street is brimming with a minimalist but immaculate selection of contemporary pieces from designers such [...] read more»
2003 Best Furniture, Leather


The folks at Roche-Bobois take their leather very seriously. One sales associate advises massaging the surface with Lancôme moisturizer to keep it supple. "Of course," [...] read more»
2002 Best Furniture, Classic

Roche Bobois

It's a rare showroom that can be everything to every shopper, but Roche Bobois comes very close. Here you'll find the true triumvirate of coveted [...] read more»
2002 Best Furniture, Modern


Even if design deities Celeste Cooper and Rick Garofalo weren't on hand to offer their talents through this magnificently executed showroom, we'd still be standing [...] read more»
2001 Best Furniture, North

Ashley & Barnes

No frilly cottage clutter here—think fine upholstered easy chairs, African-inspired accessories, and handmade dishes in unexpected jewel colors. This Newburyport shop offers sleek and contemporary [...] read more»
2001 Best Furniture, South

Restorations & Originals

This shop's forte is an outstanding mix of antiques, from imported European country pieces to pine reproductions, plus offbeat accessories and lamps—in short, everything you [...] read more»