Horseman Antiques

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Looking for a desk and willing to venture into the biggest smorgasbord of antiques on Atlantic Avenue? Horseman Antiques is an old school bricks and mortar operation (no website) that has been on Atlantic Avenue for 40 years. Repeatedly winning “best of…” awards (like this one below in Citysearch) they are an essential stop when looking for English, French, Empire and American mid-century modern furniture.

At first glance, Horseman Antiques looks like a quaintly cluttered curio shop one might encounter after taking a wrong turn on a Connecticut foliage trip. But closer scrutiny of this cavernous emporium reveals a top-notch selection of furniture. Eager hagglers can attempt to bargain for the choicest pieces–the experienced staff will wiggle a bit on prices, but know when to draw the line.

The warehouse on Atlantic is 25,000 square feet and will keep you busy for hours (if you want it to) and the prices are very good for New Yawk. Horseman still has another warehouse on Varick street (near Canal and the tunnel) through the end of the month, but the rent has been tripled and they are leaving – looking for a bargain? Stop buy soon. For the adventurous, they have a new, bigger store in Neptune, New Jersey which specializes in modern furniture. You have to dig, but the prices make it worth it. MGR

Manhattan Branch (closing late summer 2004)
121 Varick Street
NYC, NY 10013
Ph: (212) 462-4055