Best Antiques In Boston

November 9, 2010 7:49 AM

Best Antiques In Boston


The right antique lamp can complement even the most modern room décor. The perfect antique accessory can add just the right flair to the same-old outfit. The Boston area is filled with antique shops that range in size from single-rooms, to full warehouses.
Cambridge Antique Market


Cambridge Antique Market

201 Monsignor O’Brien Hwy
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 868-9655

Be prepared to get lost for hours inside this giant warehouse. It’s five full floors of antique dealers selling everything from housewares to books to lighting and more.

There are over 100 dealers displaying their goods at any one time, so bring your walking shoes. Don’t skip the basement, where there is a large selection of furniture and antique bicycles. Since each vendor operates independently, prices and payment policies vary.

marika Best Antiques In Boston


Marika’s Antique Shop

130 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 523-4520

Marika’s is one of several small antique stores that line the streets of the North End. This jam-packed space was named Best of Boston in 2010 for their antique home accessories. Specializing in silver service, porcelain, estate jewelry and select furniture, it’s worth a stop inside as you stroll by.

Machine Age, Boston


Machine Age

645 Summer Street
(at Harbor St)
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 464-0099

Stashed away on the South Boston waterfront, Machine Age is a 9,000 square foot warehouse filled exclusively with refurbished antique furniture, lighting and art pieces. They specialize in mid-century pieces, from the 1920s to 80s. If you’re looking for 18th and 19th century pieces, this isn’t the spot.

SoWa Vintage Market


SoWa Vintage Market

460C Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 921-4773

This antique and vintage market was added to SoWa Sundays in 2010. You’ll find 25-30 rotating vendors inside the building right next to the SoWa Open market.

Curated collections of home furnishings, jewelry, furniture and vintage clothing fill the tables each weekend from Spring through Fall. Check their website for extended season events.