It's a truism among antique hunters that to find great old things, you have to go to a great old city. Early American antiques abound in the city's dozens of shops, run by historians devoted to the legacies of their wares. Spend an afternoon leafing through ancient maps and prints in Christopher H. Jones or watch a real silversmith at work at Lawrence Miller & Co, repairing pieces and selling quality antique jewelry.
Visitors lose themselves in the three floors of BW Art, Antiques and Collectibles, a 19th-century rowhouse with hundreds of cases of estate costume jewelry, plus china and curios. Silverman Galleries carries a distinguished collection of jewelry and china, while Studio Antiques & Fine Art specializes in fine English and early American furniture and accessories to bring that old-time wonder to a modern home.
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