Midwest Living Review
Owned for 28 years by a local family, these two shops are on opposite sides of Main Street. Wheeler's Antiques is best known for its vintage dolls and art, but the shop has a wide variety of high-quality antiques, including furniture, cut glass, pottery and all manner of curios. You're likely to see everything from maps and mirrors to birdcages, bottles, clocks, quilts, candle molds and Civil War uniforms. Dating from the 1890s through the 1940s, the dolls cost anywhere from $100 to $1,000. The art for sale includes landscapes, portraits and still-life paintings by notable Indiana artists like Louis William Bonsib and George Herbert Baker, with prices starting around $200. The shop also sells Cambridge City's famous Overbeck Sisters ceramic female figurines, with prices ranging from $100 to $500. During our visit, we saw such items as a brass telescope ($385), figurine cookie jars ($95), a Handerwood Talmage Co. chocolate advertising bucket ($450) and a spool cabinet ($1,495). Across the street, Wheeler's Furniture has a great selection of both large and small furniture. Some of the most attractive pieces we spotted during our visit were the huge seed-bin cabinets ($6,200), a diner menu board with a clock ($695), a wooden barber pole ($3,600), brass post boxes ($795), wooden rocking horses dating from 1890 to 1910 ($695 to $3,200), a 1950s balloon-tire bike ($695) and some wooden pitchforks (up to $200).