Architectural Artifacts has popped up in conversation countless times; many people have been to the enormous atrium for fundraisers and parties, others have stopped in looking for the perfect rare find. Whatever the reason, this Ravenswood "store" also houses the 15,000 sq. ft. Museum of Historic Chicago Architecture. Two steel catwalks across the atrium connect the showrooms, a visually stunning addition to the already mind-boggling collection of furniture, accessories, and artifacts.
The pieces are in mint condition and often hard to come by elsewhere. This means prices are high. While the experience of browsing and enjoying is for everyone, the purchasing part may take a bit of pre-planning and knowing what you really want. After all, acquiring quality pieces is an investment in itself. Some exciting finds include this Art Deco chaise, an Argentina iron and glass medicine cabinet, and a
French Art Deco butcher block with drawers.
Get a head start by browsing and inquiring online. But no matter what, make sure you stop in to see literally thousands of exquisite objects and walk the catwalk.