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12: modern antiquities


12 is a modern antiquities shop dreamed up by two artists, which features obsessively-curated ancient objects, period antiques, and vintage finds, plus beautiful items that strike our fancy, such as fine jewelry.



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Civil War Dining Table


Topped with 1/2" polished-edge glass, this chestnut dining table began its life as a Civil War Army field cot. Price: $1,400 at Keystone on the Hudson. Call (518) 822-1019, or click here to send the shop . Click on the additional view below to see larger images:

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Afternoon Tea, Anyone?

Cups and saucers at Arenskjold Antiques

English Porcelain Teacups, c 1840's, Coalport, Worcester and Davenport:  $155 each. A Perfect Christmas gift for a snowy winter afternoon. At Arenskjold Antiques, (518) 


Window Watch


Now on display in the window at the Arenskjolds’: A four-panel double-sided screen by Susan Rowland; an iconic Danish modern harp chair by Jorgen Hovelskov; a café table by Verner Panton; a large un-glazed Kahler pottery vase; and a 19th century castiron umbrella stand, with a chihuahua... For pricing and other information, please call Arenskjold Antiques at (518) 828-2800. 

Regency Metamorphic Table

Regency Metamorphic Writing/Book Table
This fine classical Regency writing/book table dates from circa 1840, with great proportions and fine details throughout. Metamorphic tables served many functions and are especially difficult to execute without making them seem out of proportion.

Price: $4,500. Dimensions:  27.75" tall (closed), 26.5" wide, 17.75" deep.

For more information: Gottlieb Gallery, 524 Warren Street, (518) 822-1761, email ; or visit 1st Dibs.

Tall French Armoire

Not everything is Danish at Arenskjold Antiques... Check out this armoire: It's French, late 19th Century, with dimensions of height 8'4", width 23", and length 5'5", in oak, and big enough to hold all your clothes. Come see it in person at 605 Warren Street, or call (518) 828-2800 for more details.

Mother-of-Pearl Syrian Chest of Drawers


From Ad Lib Antiques: A five-drawer chest with mother-of--pearl inlaid set in silver metal with camel bone drawer pulls. The top is a pure white marble.  Contact the dealer for a price and dimensions.