Mantiques Modern transports you to another time when brass and metal were materials of choice. At every glance there are hidden gems in their vast Manhattan gallery. From restored airplane engines as coffee tables to vintage European jewelry, these guys have it all. Their attention to detail, and an eye for quality, puts their collection at the forefront of antique dealers in New York.
Cole Ramstad/Gallery Manager
Open/launch date: Mantiques has been around since the 1970s, but we’ve had our showroom on 22nd Street in NYC for about 10 years.
Inspiration for opening: The two women who originally owned the store bought true “Man”tiques. Antique smoking accessories, drinking paraphernalia, gambling objects, 19th century canes, etc. Cory, one of the current owners, was a picker for them. When one of the women passed away, he found himself best suited to take over the business. He is a second generation antique dealer, and his knowledge spans from 18th and 19th century antiques all the way up to modern design, but his taste lends itself to a more modern aesthetic. When he partnered up with friend and fellow dealer Kenny Felberbaum, they really brought Mantiques into the 20th Century.
Merchandise source: If we told you that we would be out of business. Not really. We invite anyone to shop the same auctions, fleas, and estate sales we do in and around NYC, up and down the Eastern Seaboard, Paris, Brussels, Antwerp etc. Just know we will always be there earlier.
Best selling item: Most of our pieces are rare and unique, so it’s hard to pin down a best seller. A category we do really well with is our huge collection of vintage luxury brands. People love the quality and ingenuity of the old Hermes, Cartier, and Tiffany.
Your favorite item: I’d have to say my favorite item is the most epic restoration project we’ve ever undergone. We took a 1930’s Jacob’s Radial Aircraft engine and had it stripped and high polished. Our metal guys took Cory’s design and executed it perfectly, creating legs, supporting pins, and an aluminum cap, and turned it into the coolest coffee table I have ever seen.
(Images: Pablo Enriquez )
- Founded: 2003
- Founded by: Kenny Felberbaum, Cory Margolis
- Headquarters: New York
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