Our family has been buying at Marika’s Antique Shop on Charles Street for fifty years. A visit to Boston is never complete without checking out this fine old antique shop. My wife’s aunt who also lived on Beacon Hill used to come into Marika’s on a regular basis and was a good friend of this fine old world dealer. The two ladies had lunch together, talked about enamels, fans, Staffordshire, on and on. Marika would save some of her best things for Mrs. Swett, and many of those items are now in my wife’s family homes. When I came on the scene, Marika became a good friend of mine. She knew what I had inherited and what I liked, and she added many items of the best quality to my “pile.” When I go into the shop now, I like to see Marika’s picture on the wall as if she were still there. Her nephew took over the shop to carry on Marika’s honorable place on Charles Street. I love wandering down Charles Street in and out of all the shops. If you are in Boston and if you like the dust and clutter of a great old antique shop, don’t miss Marika’s. I love to listen to all the collectors and friends who gather in the shop and talk about the recent shows and up-coming auctions. it is really fun. You will probably find something you cannot live without.
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918