In SoHo, Moss (146–150 Greene St., at Houston St., 212/226-2190) is a spacious emporium devoted to modern design. Wyeth (315 Spring St., at Greenwich St., 212/243-3661) sells fine vintage furniture from the 20th century. Urban Archaeology (143 Franklin St., between Hudson and Varick Sts., 212/431-4646) specializes in artifacts from demolished buildings.
The beguiling ABC Carpet and Home (888 Broadway, at 19th St., 212/473-3000), arranged more like a luxurious living room than a shop, sells everything from painted country furniture to Indian antiques.
The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center (1050 2nd Ave., near 57th St., 212/355-4400) houses about 100 small antique shops. Things Japanese (800 Lexington Ave., 2nd floor near 62nd St., 212/371-4661) offers antiques, kimonos, and folk art.
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