645 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02210
This top pick is a home designer’s dream come true. Machine Age has a line-up of used stylish furniture that parallels the best new and antique stores of Boston like none other. Chose from tables with claw-footed posts or modern and neoclassic. Established in 1991, its collection of period pieces expands its patrons’ choices beyond the imagination, offering one-of-a-kind inventory all in excellent condition or refurbished. Whether looking to furnish the most elegant home or an eclectic work space, Machine Age has so much to offer, it certainly could be considered the one-stop-shop for every space you desire. Give that special touch that marks your personality with the fine decorative and quality textiles found here. The ever-changing inventory keeps clients coming back for more.
238 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02494
Boston Consigns has the finest high-end consignments from the types of treasures found in grandma’s attic to elegant opulent pieces found in the grand mansions of the 18th century. These well-kept pieces are an affordable, timeless option waiting to grace your home or office. Finding just the right addition to any room is almost certain. Using a consignment store is yet another wonderful way to find the type of furniture modern department stores no longer carry in their inventory. Along with the functional staples needed for den or office, accessories of every kind are scattered along its display floor. Boston Consigns offers delivery to make the transition from store to home simple.
144-146 Harvard Ave.
Allston, MA 02134
Stacked from floor to ceiling with new and gently used home furnishings and accessories, Unique Furnishings has 10,000 square feet of just about anything your heart desires. Settle into the 50s deco or choose from today’s designs. This Boston-based warehouse of used furniture offers the option to buy or trade gently used items of your own, if the decision to downsize or the itch to redecorate for the new season comes over you. Whatever you decide, your choices will certainly be unique.
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201 Msgr. O’Brien Highway
Cambridge, MA 02141
Cambridge Antique Market is one of those well-known “secrets” of Boston-bred local residents. Enter the multi-floored market at your leisure. Each section is unique to its consignment holder, displaying an array of eye-catching accessories for the home as well as period pieces that will fit any budget. Gather your pennies for extra special finds for the holidays to come or put objects on its lay-a-way. Once you’ve walked along the aisles of this wonderful hometown jewel, you may find yourself wanting to browse it again every chance you get. The longer an item is featured, the more the price tag is slashed, but don’t wait until the last minute. CAM has hundreds of patrons each day.
703 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Cobwebs chooses the most unique antique, quality used and consignment furniture for its clients. This wonderful jewel of a shop has trendy accessories and modern pieces as well as the solid unfinished oaks and quality furniture found from each century of fine craftsmen. Shelves line the outer walls dripping over with objects you couldn’t possibly find anywhere else, not even in Boston. You also have the opportunity to trade or sell items you no longer need.
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