Obscura Antiques

Antiques in East Village & Lower East Side

This small cabinet of curiosities pleases both lovers of the macabre and inveterate antique hunters. Here you’ll find taxidermied animal heads, tiny rodent skulls and skeletons, butterfly displays in glass boxes, Victorian-era post-mortem photography, disturbing little (dental?) instruments, German landmine flags (stackable so tanks could see them), old poison bottles and glass eyes.

Dig deeper to find cane-toad purses (sure to please the Aussie crowd), Zippos from Vietnam soldiers, anatomical drawings, a two-headed calf, a stuffed hyena and other items not currently available at the local department store.