If you live for luxury labels and vintage pieces, welcome to your personal nirvana: A source of vintage and antique accents to high-end retail establishments around the world, Mantiques Modern specializes in out-of-the-ordinary finds from the world’s most esteemed, longstanding brands, with its Chelsea, Manhattan store as home base. From Christofle cocktail sets to Louis Vuitton ashtrays, Maxima crocodile leather bags and glorious Goyard wardrobe steamer trunks – alongside antique furniture, antique engagement rings, firearms and other antiques and oddities – Mantiques Modern caters to that part of you that craves both beautiful surroundings and eccentric lavishness, with a decidedly masculine appeal.
A Belgian mannequin hand, a candle holder with a talon base, and a “spilled soda sculpture”: these vintage and antique accents are out of the ordinary, and Mantiques — the outrageously unique New York emporium that specializes in art and accents from 1900 to the 1980s — wouldn’t have it any other way. The high-style picks here evoke a more genteel era. Some of our favorites: classic horsebit-detailed silver frames from Gucci, an Hermès pipe rest, and a sterling-silver Cartier shoe horn.