5707 Manchester Street
St. Louis, MO 63110
Quintessential’s 4,500-square-foot showroom is open to the public only at the beginning of each month. Potential buyers can also make an appointment or take a chance and stop by other times — just in case. The owners both buy and sell antiques, but they do not offer appraisal services. Inventory changes rapidly as it is bought and sold, although Quintessential’s headliners are antique furniture, mirrors, frames and glassware. Antiques can be rented for photos or props; a fee and deposit is required. Hours: first seven days each month from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
2100 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
You’ll find no elaborate Web site for Haffner’s Antiques. Don’t plan to shop online. What you will find, however, is a knowledgeable seller of antique furniture, china, artwork and other unique items. Haffner’s both buys and sells antiques, as well as records and music-related collectibles.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Antiques & Oak
319 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
One of the best shops for antiques and collectibles in St. Louis is a charming storefront in the popular historic district of old St. Charles. This award-winning shop buys and sells lamps, furniture, glassware, clocks and more — and is home to a picture gallery. You never know what you’ll find at Antiques & Oak, from a gramophone to a snuff bottle to a 1940′s camera. Stop in and browse for a trip back in time. Hours: The Antiques & Oak phone greeting will tell you “We’re open seven days a week, but not right now.” Call ahead if you want to make sure to catch the store open.