The antiques scene in St. Louis features everything from Roman glass to mid-century tumblers, from Regency desks to kidney-shaped coffee tables. The trick is knowing where to look. Narrow your search with the following options.
Robert Morrissey Antiques and Fine Art—Exceptionally fine European furniture and accessories—Georgian, Regency, Empire, Biedermeier, Provincial—that reflect the owner’s high standards. Recent acquisitions include Roman glass (132 N. Meramec Ave., 314.725.2695).
Jack Parker Fine Art & Antiques—An outstanding collection of 19th- and early 20th-century American and regional paintings, American Indian artifacts and mission furniture, located above O’Connell’s Pub, where you might as well have lunch (4652 Shaw Ave., 314.773.3320).
Jules Pass Antiques—High quality European furniture and accessories from the 18th and early 19th centuries (9916 Clayton Rd., 314.991.1522)
Maplewood Galleries—A delightfully eclectic mix of eras and styles in furniture, accessories and art chosen with a finely tuned sensibility (7415 Manchester Rd., just east of Big Bend Blvd., 314.449.1525).
Jon Paul Designs & Collectibles—A massive collection of chandeliers and a handsome assortment of furniture, art and tableware. (7014 Clayton Rd. at Big Bend, 314.645.2722).
David Kent Richardson Decorations and Interior Design—A phenomenally unpredictable collection of sculpture, paintings, furniture and garden-ready decoratives that defies categorization (1923 Marconi Ave., on The Hill, 314.401.1333).
Cherokee Antique Row–Six blocks of shops, a terrific variety, east of Jefferson Ave.
For the 20th-century vibe, check out Rocket Century (3189 S. Grand Blvd., 314.875.0705); TFA (The Future Antiques, 6514 Chippewa St., 314.865.1552); MoModerne (8631 Watson Rd., 314.495.4095); and R. Ege Antiques (1304 Sidney St., 314.773.8500).
And if you love malls (multiple dealers under one roof), be sure to visit Warson Woods Antique Gallery (10091 Manchester Rd., 314.909.0123) and Treasure Aisles Antique Mall (2317 S. Big Bend Blvd., 314.647.6875).