Some people don't consider antique or second-hand stores when furniture shopping. After all, everything there is so...old. Surely nothing will match modern sensibilities or hold up to ornery kids, right? Wrong! Quintessential Antiques curates sturdy, interesting pieces that obliterate that kind of thinking. Looking for a bench for the foyer? They've got a local church pew from the '60s that'll do the trick. Need a dining-room table? Attach a glass top to one of the store's extra-large, ornate concrete building friezes, and enjoy the sturdiest meal in the universe — even if little Susie starts World War III by throwing spaghetti at her brother. There are tons of practical pieces throughout the store for every room in the home, and even if you're not in the market for vintage chic, you can be sure you're buying something that has stood the test of time.
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