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Best Places For Antiquing In Chicago

June 26, 2012 6:00 AM

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Some consider shopping for antiques a modern day treasure hunt. Buyers and sellers of antiques love that their finds include surprising works of art and furniture. It’s easy to add amazing design elements to your living space with a few antique and vintage pieces. Whether you’re new to antiquing or are a seasoned antiquer with an eye for classic detail, you are sure find amazing vintage collectibles and the beginning of a new shopping experience at these Chicago area shops.
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Old Plank Road
1750 N. Springfield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773)278-4040
www.oldplank.com

If you’re looking for amazing antiques and price is not a factor, look no further than Old Plank antiques. Heavy wooden tables and furniture in exotic skins like alligator can be found at Old Plank. Walnut hutches and cherry buffets can upgrade the look of your home. Even if the store’s prices are a little out of your range, this is a great place for design ideas. Old Plank Road is a luxury destination for any antique shopper.

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The Golden Triangle
330 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312)755-1266
www.goldentriangle.biz

Ever wonder where your party host has scored that amazing table? Perhaps it was at Golden Triangle. Amazing wooden consoles are one of the many conversation pieces that can be found at the Golden Triangle. With the inventory containing pieces like Chinese tea stands, chairs from India, Golden Triangle is about the unexpected treasures. Golden Triangle also has its own design collection full of pieces which you may want to add to your own home or office.

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Salvage One
1840 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60622
(312)733-0098
www.salvageone.com

Why settle for cookie cutter looks when you can go classic vintage instead? Salvage One has carries antiques from different years, but it especially has a variety of “midcentury modern” furniture which takes buyers back to the future. Names like Herman Miller and Eames move quickly through this store. Clawfooted tubs, antique doors and patio furniture can finish the look you are striving for. Salvage One is a great destination for a new look in your home.

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Thomas Jolly Antiques
124 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312)595-0018
www.thomasjollyantiques.com

When shopping for antique furniture, it’s trendy to add a variety of colors and styles in your decor. You can find such variety at Thomas Jolly Antiques, where chandeliers, giltwood mirrors and French armoires make up just some of the impressive collection. Why not entertain clients and guests with some of the most eye-catching furniture and desks you can find? Vases and paintings are galore and will put the finishing touches on your decoration.

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China Furniture and Arts
35 S. Cass Ave.
Westmont, IL 60559
(630)241-2888
www.chinafurnitureandarts.com

If chinoiserie is the concept you want for your décor, go specifically to a store that specializes in Asian antiques. China Furniture and Arts in Westmont is such a specialty store. Stunning pieces like grandfather clocks and curio cabinets are supplemented by more modern takes on designs like computer and TV armoires. Beautiful end tables are worthy of a double take. China Furniture and Arts carries an amazing stock that will give your home a dazzling look.

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Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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