Obscura Antiques & Oddities
New York, NY 10009
- Sun 12pm-7pm, Mon-Sat 12pm-8pm
Village Voice's Description
Clearly a labor of love, Obscura Antiques & Oddities feels like the attic discovered upon the death of an old scientist who lived in a spooky house on a hill. The items catching your attention depend on your particular phobia or fetish. An animal lover can take home her very own sloth, stuffed for posterity and posing on a tree segment. Conversely, a germaphobe can confront his fears with a wax anatomical model of a face infected with lupus, rabies, or other diseases.They also carry antique clothes, Freemasonry paraphernalia, and decorative items made of human hair. The vintage Mr. Potato Head game feels out of place, or maybe notait's an anatomical model, too!
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Oddities and antiques in abundance. Ventriloquist dolls, dentist equipment, teeth, stuffed birds, skulls, old pharmacy bottles, you name it, it's here.
"The very first thing I bought in this East Village store was a taxidermied duckling. I was raised Catholic, so I'm a sucker for religious icons." -Chloe Sevigny, in the WSJ's Insider's Guide to NYC
Find wax skulls and poison bottles among the bad ass mystery items galore. Any visit to this legendary shop is an extreme adventure. Brought to you by THE EXPENDABLES opening August 13!
Go. Just go. This place is amazing.
The store is even cooler and awe inspiring in person. The owner is really cool. We talked for about 15 minutes, he knows about everything in his store...definitely go next time you're in NYC!
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