Great finds are often just off the beaten path

A SENSE OF ADVENTURE

October 04, 1992|By Yolanda Garfield

Shoppers accustomed to malls rarely encounter the little shop around the bend where collectibles nestle near precious antiques.

Often humble in appearance, these shops yield unpredictable bounty. Here, dust may obscure the magnificence of a chest of drawers crafted of tiger maple. There, a dim corner may hide a table top laden with rhinestone mosaic picture frames from the 1940s. And sometimes, the price is a bargain waiting to be negotiated.

Discoveries await the intrepid shopper in city neighborhoods and down rural lanes, on antique rows and in consignment shops. The three homes featured in this issue incorporate furnishings and collections encountered off the beaten path. Come along as we celebrate the harvest of great finds.

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