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  • 1. Architectural Artifacts

    Far Northwest Side | Antiques/Collectibles

    The selection here matches the warehouse proportions. A mammoth two-story space contains oversize garden ornaments, statuary, iron grills, fixtures...Read More

  • 2. Woolly Mammoth Antiques, Oddities & Resale

    Far North | Antiques/Collectibles

    In the market for a stuffed giraffe head? How about a bracelet made of human hair or some vintage medical supplies? Woolly Mammoth has an ever...Read More

  • 3. Antique Resources

    Lakeview | Antiques/Collectibles

    Choice antiques from Europe and elsewhere are sold at fair prices here. This is an excellent source for stately desks and dignified dining sets...Read More

  • 4. Broadway Antique Market

    Far North | Antiques/Collectibles

    More than 75 hand-picked dealers make it worth the trek to the Broadway Antique Market (known as BAM by its loyal fans). Mid-20th century is...Read More

  • 5. Edgewater Antique Mall

    Far North | Antiques/Collectibles

    A couple of blocks north of the Broadway Antique Market, this mall specializes in 20th-century goods. ...Read More

  • 6. Evanstonia Antiques and Restoration

    Lincoln Square | Antiques/Collectibles

    Dealer Ziggy Osak has a rich collection of fine 19th-century English and Continental antiques that are prized for being as functional as they...Read More

  • 7. Father Time Antiques

    Lakeview | Antiques/Collectibles

    Father Time bills itself as the Midwest's largest retailer of vintage timepieces. In addition to pocket watches and clocks, it carries accessories...Read More

  • 8. Harlan J. Berk

    Loop | Antiques/Collectibles

    Travel back to antiquity amid this wondrous trove of classical Greek, Roman, and Byzantine coins and artifacts. Don't miss the gallery rooms...Read More

  • 9. JRoberts Antiques

    River North | Antiques/Collectibles

    The sprawling, 50,000-square-foot showroom once known as Jay Robert's Antique Warehouse holds 17th- to 21st-century European furniture—ranging...Read More

  • 10. Lincoln Antique Mall

    Far Northwest Side | Antiques/Collectibles

    Dozens of dealers carrying antiques and collectibles share this large space. There's a good selection of French and mid-20th-century modern...Read More

  • 11. Modlife

    Lakeview | Antiques/Collectibles

    The emphasis here is on mid-20th-century furniture, accessories, and lighting from well-known designers like Paul McCobb, Eames, and Eero Saarinen...Read More

  • 12. P.O.S.H.

    River North | Antiques/Collectibles

    It's hard to resist the charming, piled-up displays of vintage hotel and restaurant china here. There's also an impressive selection of silver...Read More

  • 13. Pavilion

    Bucktown | Antiques/Collectibles

    The specialty here is French, Italian, and Scandinavian antiques, but you'll be lured in by the altogether uncommon mix of industrial and decorative...Read More

  • 14. Rita Bucheit, Ltd.

    River North | Antiques/Collectibles

    Devoted to the streamlined Biedermeier aesthetic, this shop carries choice furniture and accessories from the period along with art deco and...Read More

  • 15. Salvage One

    West Loop | Antiques/Collectibles

    An enormous warehouse chock-full of leaded glass, garden ornaments, fireplace mantels, bathtubs, bars, and other architectural artifacts draws...Read More

  • 16. Smythson Yeats Antiques

    Lakeview | Antiques/Collectibles

    The always-changing selection here includes plenty of art deco and art nouveau treasures, with a particularly impressive assortment of lamps...Read More

  • 17. The Golden Triangle

    River North | Antiques/Collectibles

    In a block-long, 23,000-square-foot space, Asian furnishings and artifacts are arranged in vignettes depicting various eras and regions, from...Read More

  • 18. Urban Artifacts

    Lakeview | Antiques/Collectibles

    This store's superb collection of furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories from the 1940s to the '70s emphasizes industrial designs. ...Read More

  • 19. Antiquarians Building

    River North | Antiques/Collectibles

    Four floors of dealers in Asian and European antiques display their wares; some examples of modernism and Art Deco are thrown in for good measure. ...Read More

  • 20. Chicago Antique Centre

    Lakeview | Antiques/Collectibles

    Open seven days a week, this one-stop, bi-level spot houses about 30 dealers selling art, jewelry, furniture, and many other items. ...Read More

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