Treasure Hunter

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Boston’s North Shore is a cornucopia of antique and consignment shops that offer furniture and accessories that have been passed down through generations of stately homes.

Donning her inner-pith helmet, Susannah Talley hunts for the perfect pieces that have a non-commercial patina of history, assuring just the right charm.



Mrs. Talley shops at both The Boston Design Center and the New York D&D Building but very often she prefers to hunt for estate pieces. For instance, found at a consignment shop is this small love seat transformed with a Lee Jofa fabric and Talley’s detailing signature; a contrasting velvet welt.