Walking into this bi-level shop is a bit like stumbling upon the private collection of some mad professor. Specializing in industrial and modernist furnishings and art from the 1880s to the 1980s, Mantiques Modern is a fantastic repository of beautiful and bizarre items, from kinetic sculptures and early-20th-century wooden artists’ mannequins to a Russian World War II telescope and a rattlesnake frozen in a slab of Lucite. Pieces by famous designers such as Hermès sit side by side with natural curiosities, and skulls (in metal or Lucite), crabs, animal horns and robots are all recurring themes.
|Venue name:||Mantiques Modern||Contact:|
146 W 22nd St
|Cross street:||between Sixth and Seventh Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 10:30am–6:30pm, Sat–Sun 11am-7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 23rd St.|