1. Duck Creek Antique Mall has been selling fine antiques and collectibles for the better part of two decades now. There’s also a wide selection of retro furniture and chic vases and framed posters. 3715 Madison Road, Oakley. (513) 321-0900 or www.duckcreekantiquemall.com.

2. Cincinnati Art Galleries is perhaps the area’s best known purveyor of Rookwood pottery as well as European art glass and vases. The gallery’s Rookwood auction each June attracts bidders from across the country. 225 E. Sixth St., downtown. (513) 381-2128 or www.cincyart.com.

3. A.B. Closson’s Co. began life in 1866, selling prints of Civil War generals. This repository of history still holds the title as the oldest art and furniture gallery west of the Alleghenies. 10100 Montgomery Road, Montgomery. (513) 891-5531 or www.clossons.com. Also 3515 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park. (513) 871-6673.

4. Waynesville’s downtown shopping strip, which includes American Pie (country painted antiques, folk art and quilts), Mad Anthony Curio (collector’s items), Village Antiques (cherry and walnut furniture), and Waynesville Antique Mall (restored brass and copper items. All along Main Street, Waynesville. (513) 897-8855 or www.waynesvilleshops.com.

5. Florence Antique Mall is a 50,000-square-foot facility that features room for some 300 dealers. There’s a bit of everything here: Art deco, antique cameras, clocks, Civil War memorabilia, phonographs, Lionel trains, dolls, railroad china and more. 8145 Connector Drive, off Mall Road, Florence. (859) 371-0600 or www.florenceantiquemall.com.

6. Early’s Antiques and Auction Company, established in 1920, deals in Oriental rugs, dolls and toys, cut glass, music boxes and more. The firm holds art and leaded glass sales three times a year, featuring the works of Tiffany, Daum, Galle, Steuben and the like. 123 Main St., Milford. (513) 831-4833 or www.earlyauctionco.com.

7. Federation Antiques is just one of many antique shops along O’Bryonville’s main shopping district that offer 18th and 19th century American furniture, fine carpets and such. Other nearby stores include Nicholson’s Antiques and Treadway Gallery. 2124 Madison Road, O’Bryonville. (513) 321-2671.

8. Gayle’s Vintage Clothing carries vintage wedding and prom dresses as well as flapper era hats and retro accessories. Some of the necklaces, jewelry pins, bracelets and pendants date back to the 19th century. 106 Main St., Milford. (866) 692-4802 or www.gaylesvintageclothing.com.

9. Greg’s Antiques and Garden carries a full range of accessories ranging from classic stained glass to iron animals and figurines. 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. (513) 241-5487 or www.gregsantiques.com.

10. Wooden Nickel Antiques has been specializing in architectural salvage for more than a quarter-century. Offerings include Victorian furniture, chandeliers, fireplace mantels and antique bars. 1400 Central Parkway, Over-the-Rhine. (513) 241-2985 or www.woodennickelantiques.net.
 
Tips From Frank Farmer Loomis 
Frank Farmer Loomis IV is the author of numerous books on antiques, including the most recent, Antiquing 101. Loomis also hosts a “Keep Antiquing!” radio show every Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. on WNKU 89.7 FM. Here are his Top 6 favorite spots:
Burlington
Antiques Show
Duck Creek
Antique Mall
Masterpieces Antiques Mall
Miller’s
Antique Market
Ohio Valley
Antique Mall
Tri-State
Antiques Show