One of America's premiere dealers of antique English furnishings and accessories.. The Scene Seven stories of original 18th- and 19th-century English antiques presented in understated tableaux await the serious collector at Kentshire, one of the most renowned and esteemed dealers of East 12th Street's Antique Row. The sales staff is well versed in the period, and if they seem a bit haughty, who can blame them? Where else do regular customers pay by personal check for grandfather clocks with six-figure price tags?
The Goods If you're not a collector or a sultan, chances are you're best off browsing here. Cream of the crop pieces from Thomas Chippendale, George Smith, George Heppelwhite and other famous English cabinetmakers and designers go for prices that rival the cost of buying an entire NYC apartment. For the anglophile who wants just a taste of such luxury, Kentshire runs an antique jewelry shop in Bergdorf Goodman that features pieces from the 20th century as well.