Essex is America's Antiques Capital with over twenty-five shops within a mile of each other focusing on antiques. Essex is a collector's, dealers and decorator's paradise with art, furnishings, and accessories ranging from "early attic" to fine American and international antiques all housed in antique buildings in close proximity.

Every shop has its own distinct character inside and out. There are specialties in mid century modern, Arts and Crafts, period American and European, Asian, Americana and Victoriana antiques. Most dealers can arrange delivery or shipping of antiques if needed.


Custom made furniture with a classic, American, country flavor or exotic tree furniture can be found at several locales. Fine museum quality furniture restoration rounds out the local offerings.

The diversity of antiques and antique services in historic Essex makes it an important antique center - certainly worth going out of your way for. In addition to the many antique venues, you will find galleries of fine art including paintings and mixed media works by local artists, handcrafted items by New England artisans, toys, home accessories and more to serve the needs of a those looking for a unique gift or personal discovery.

Most shops are open every day throughout the year and are only thirty minutes north of Boston. Scroll down for detail of our shops and check individual shop hours.

All Prints and Maps logo
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All Prints and Maps, located at the rear of 34 Main Street in Essex, Massachusetts, has been specializing in 16th -19th century antique maps and decorative engravings for more than thirty years. The gallery is housed in a converted carriage barn dating back to the early 1800’s and offers, the beginner to the advanced collector, one of the largest choices of antiquarian images in New England.

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Own a piece of history!!! That’s right, for as little as $15 you could own an authentic antique map or engraving that is over 100 years old - a real piece of the past. Follow us on Facebook!

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All Prints and Maps
34 Main Street, Rear
(Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7404

Vincent and Barbara Caravella

Map Location and Hours
May through
the Holiday Season:

Tues. - Sun., Noon to 5 pm

January - April
By chance or appointment

Andrew Spindler Antiques logo
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Scholarly and stylish, Andrew Spindler Antiques & Design, offers an eclectic mix of fine period furniture, 20th Century Design, works of art, decorations, lighting, and curiosities from the 17th-20th centuries. Our inventory, which is constantly changing, is edited, highly personal, and runs from museum quality to quirky and decorative. We welcome collectors, maximalists, minimalists, casual shoppers, interior designers, architects and other trade professionals. Follow us on Facebook!Special Announcements
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Northshore Magazine for 7 consecutive years • BEST OF BOSTON 2012 Boston Magazine

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Andrew Spindler Antiques
163 Main Street (Rte. 133)
PO Box 278
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-6045

Andrew Spindler, Owner

Map Location and Hours
Open 7 days a week
Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 5 pm
Sun. 12 - 5 pm
Also by appointment
AnnTiques logo
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Distinctive antique and vintage furniture, decorative arts, and accessories are presented attractively and affordably at AnnTiques conveniently situated in the Village Restaurant parking complex. Carefully selected collections include primitive to mid-century modern furniture, lighting, tableware, fine and costume jewelry, art glass, art pottery, Native American and tribal jewelry and artifacts. It’s a designer’s delight for both functional and decorative items. Discover something special!Special Announcements
AnnTiques has a fine selection of antique paintings and etchings with many works composed by regional listed artists from Cape Ann to the Hudson Valley. AnnTiques welcomes tradesmen and also purchases estates and worthy single items.

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2 Rear Martin Street
(Junction of Rtes. 22 and 133)
PO Box 175
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

and 45-47 South Main Street
Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938

Tel 978-502-5594

Ann Orcutt, Owner

Map Location and Hours
Hours may vary, please call ahead: Tues. - Sat. 11 am - 5:30 pm
Sun. 12 - 5 pm
Mon. by chance or appointment
A.P.H. Waller and Sons logo
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One of the oldest and most diverse single owner shops north of Boston. Offering a vast collection of Period American and European Furniture, Paintings, Decorative Accessories, Marine Art and Artifacts from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. Specializing in American Art with emphasis on artists of Boston and Cape Ann.Special Announcements
We are purveyors to dealers, museums, collectors, designers and kind people of all persuasions. We welcome quality consignments, and are always interested in purchasing single items or entire collections. A.P.H. Waller also represent clients for authentication and purchasing purposes. And, of course, discounts to the Trade are available.

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 A.P.H. Waller and Sons
140 Main Street (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-6269

Alan Waller, Owner

Map Location and Hours
Monday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm

Sunday 2:30 - 5 pm

Extended hours available
by chance or appointment

Bider's Antiques logo
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Michael C. Bider III of Bider’s Antiques, Auctioneers and Appraisers has been serving Essex County, Greater Boston and New England since 1975. As a full service company with experience running over 200 auctions, Bider’s Antiques provides estates, businesses, families, legal firms and individuals with a full array of estate services.
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We buy single items to entire estates at fair prices. and sell objects of merit on consignment. Antiques, Vintage, Used Furniture, Silver, China, Clocks, Paintings, Musical Instruments, Glass, Oriental Rugs and any interesting or unusual items. Please call for an appointment.

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Bider's Antiques,
Auctioneers and Appraisers
PO Box 44
67 Main Street (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 508-633-4858

Michael C. Bider III, Owner

Map Location and Hours
10 am - 5 pm, 7 days week
Buidling Center of Essex logo
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Setting the standard for quality
and service since 1903
At the Building Center we value people, our own employees and you, our customer. The Building Center is a family-owned company that has been doing business on Cape Ann for 110 years. We know that you prefer to shop where you are known and made to feel welcome. That is what we strive for. With a second location in Gloucester, a knowledgeable sales staff, and trusted brand name building materials, we aim to make your home improvement projects flawless.

Special Announcements
Stop in for all your home and garden needs.
Free delivery available!

 Building Center of Essex
140 Western Ave. (Rte. 22)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7151

Operations Manager,
Matthew Hourican

Map Location and Hours
Monday - Friday 7 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8 am - 4 pm
Sunday - Closed
Chris Williams Sculpture logo
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Chris Williams is creating some of the largest, most detailed custom sculpture on Cape Ann. Working with architects, designers and private collectors, it's the collaboration of ideas that bring these projects to life. "It's exciting to watch how this work really does bring people together."
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With sculpture displayed throughout the gardens, discover the possibilities. Whether you have an idea or special spot calling for a creative solution or just want to see these pieces up close, there is always something interesting happening at the studio.

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Chris Williams Sculpture
22 Rocky Hill Road
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7652

Map Location and Hours
 Visitors Welcome
Main Street Antiques logo
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Main Street Antiques is that old fashioned kind of antique shop jammed packed with four floors of antiques and collectables from the 18th through 20th century. Goods range from dollar postcards to $6,000 diamond rings. Furniture is a specialty, but there is more stuff than you'll ever know what to do with. Follow us on Facebook! Special Announcements
We feature a large selection of fine antique and estate jewelry. Diamond rings are a specialty with over 50 styles to choose from. Prices range from $300 to $6,000. Come take a look at your alternative to the mall jewelry stores.

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Main Street Antiques
44 Main Street (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7039
Fax 978-768-6335

Robert Coviello, Owner

Map Location and Hours
 10 am to 5 pm
7 days a week
363 days a year

Don't come on Christmas
or Thanksgiving

Muzio Designs logo
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Ready to bring a fresh, inspired look to your home or business but aren’t sure where to start? Muzio Designs can help. We offer home furnishings old and new, vintage tag sale finds, gifts and fine art. In addition, Colorist and Design Consultant, Susan Muzio Blake can work with you to create a space which functions beautifully and is renewed with interest and energy.
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Choose a fresh color scheme, make better use of a particular space, redesign your home with old or new furnishings, or simply update a room with Muzio Designs. Who dreams of being conventional? All I ask is that my clients be inspired!

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Muzio Designs
55 John Wise Ave. (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-890-7160
Cell 781-962-9028

Susan Muzio Blake
Colorist / Design Consultant

Map Location and Hours
Mon. 10 am - 5 pm
(Closed Tuesdays)
Wed. - Sat. 10 am - 5 pm
Sun. 12 - 5 pm
or by appointment
David Neligan Antiques logo
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Selling fine quality English and European furniture and decorative objects, paintings, Oriental art etc., catering to designers, dealers, and collectors. Also providing appraisal services for estate and insurance, auctioneer services. In business in Essex for 15 years, with extensive experience since 1979.Special Announcements
David Neligan has been involved in antiques since 1977 beginning his career in New York with rare book dealer John Fleming. He was a generalist at Christies for five years and then Department head at Skinner in Boston. David Neligan Antiques - once located at 144 Main Street - is now moved to a larger shop at 38 Main Street.

David Neligan Antiques
38 Main Street (Rte. 133)
PO Box 889
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel/Fax 978-768-3910

David P. Neligan, Owner

Map Location and Hours
Wednesday - Saturday
11 am - 5 pm

Sunday 12 - 5 pm
Monday by chance
Closed Tuesdays

New England Joinery logo
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Specializing in Handmade, Custom Farm Tables, Trestle Tables, and custom size Dining tables, built by a Master-Craftsman with over 40 years experience building boats and fine furniture. New England Joinery also offers handmade Windsor chairs and other heirloom style furniture. Call for an appointment today. Follow us on Facebook!


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New England Joinery:
Custom Furniture
85 Southern Avenue
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 207-440-3885

James Lower:
Furniture Maker
and Design Consultant

Kitty Lower:
Marketing • Ordering • Finishes

Map Location and Hours
Call for an Appointment
Wheelworks Pottery logo
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Since 1985, Jim Trudeau of Wheelworks Pottery has specialized in wheel-thrown functional pottery finished in beautifully colored, durable glazes. Jim holds a degree in Fine Arts from Washington State University and displays his work at art shows and galleries throughout the United States. Visit the studio and gallery to see a fine selection of pieces that reflect the process and rhythm of wheel throwing.

Special Announcements
Wheelworks Pottery is a unique handcrafted gift. Stop by and browse or request a wheel-throwing demonstration. Gift certificates are also available. Follow us on Facebook to be notified of special sales!

Wheelworks Pottery
4 Eastern Avenue (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-3578

Owner / Potter, Jim Trudeau

Map Location and Hours
Public welcome
Open most days 10 am - 5 pm
or by appointment
White Elephant Shop logo
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One of the most unique antique and collectible shops on the North Shore. We provide fair prices for unwanted antiques, collectibles and used items. We buy and sell paintings, pottery, jewelry, books, furniture, musical instruments, old tools, toys, architectural pieces and much more. Stop in and browse!Special Announcements
We have added a new gift line. If you are looking for something unique and memorable for your home or a friend then stop in and browse. We have a hysterical line of cards that will keep you entertained. Every Wednesday is free appraisal day at the White Elephant Shop.

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White Elephant Shop
32 Main Street (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-6901

Rick and Jean Grobe, Owners

Map Location and Hours
 Winter Hours
11 am - 4 pm
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A.F. Brosch Woodworking

Friedl Brosch is a master cabinetmaker, a museum-quality restorer and a sculptor. He is an undiscovered artistic treasure of the North Shore with a passion for creating beautiful, unique and quality custom woodwork. Austria is his homeland. There he earned both his cabinetmaker and his museum-quality restorer credentials. Follow us on Facebook!

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A.F. Brosch Woodworking
143 Main Street (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7486

Friedl Brosch, Owner

Map Location and Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5 pm
Weekend drop-ins welcome
  Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply  
Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply

Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply is the only full range pet and livestock supply on Cape Ann. Conveniently located on Route133 in Essex, we offer fast, friendly service combined with competitive prices. As the only full range pet and livestock supply on Cape Ann, you’ll be surprised at our wide array of pet supplies.

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Essex Bird Shop
and Pet Supply
121 Eastern Ave. (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7408

Susan Lufkin
and Shelly Nicastro

Map Location and Hours
Tues. • Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm
Wed. • Fri. • Sat. 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
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Howard's Flying Dragon Antiques

This is it!
An old fashion antique shop.

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Howard's Flying Dragon
136 Main Street (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7282
Fax 978-768-7730

Ed Howard, Owner

Map Location and Hours
Open everyday 11 am - 5 pm
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John D. Cushing Antique Restoration

We have a combined 66 years of furniture restoration experience using traditional 19th and 20th century woodworking tools, materials and techniques. Our goal is to preserve original decorative elements and surfaces whenever possible. Services offered include: structural repairs, carving, veneer-work, surface cleaning, finish restoration or refinishing (when the finish is too degraded to save).

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John D. Cushing
Antique Restoration
113 Martin Street (Rte. 22)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7356

John D. Cushing, Owner

Map Location and Hours
Please call for an appointment
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Sea Meadow Gift and Garden Shop

A shop "inspired by nature". Come explore our selection of garden ornaments as well as 5 rooms filled with a variety of unique gifts. You'll find cards and stationary, jewelry, bags and totes, baby presents, games and puzzles, and pottery. Many of our gifts are designed and handcrafted by New England artisans!

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Sea Meadow
Gift and Garden Shop
7 Main Street (Rte. 133)
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Georgeanne Richards, Owner

Tel 978-768-3441

Map Location and Hours
Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 5 pm
Sun. 11 am - 5 pm
Estate Auctioneers
and Appraisers

3 Southern Avenue
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-6943

Michael March, Owner

Estate Auctioneers and Appraisers

Estate Auctioneers and Appraisers. Experts in Cape Ann art. Full array of services provided in other areas of fine arts and all fields of antiques.

By appointment...year round