Midwest Living Review
The Harp Gallery is museumlike in its representation of 18th- to 20th-century home furnishings. You can imagine, walking through row after row of fine antiques, what it must have been like to live in olden days, when people served tea from fine silver sets and played the organ for houseguests. You can actually purchase that tea set or organ, and much, much more.
There are rather sizeable antiques everywhere, all restored as though they were handed through an open portal between centuries. It’s not mystical at all; more than 20 restoration specialists refurbish the furniture on-site. Most items hail from the Midwest; although some arrive from other worldwide locations. Among the antiques, knickknacks, figurines, clocks, church pews, barstools and bed knobs, we spied the largest mirror we’ve ever seen (Baroque, more than 9 feet long, for $895), a brass bed, several bronze busts and even a knight in shining armor! Our favorite items were the musical instruments, including four harps (one of the store owners was a professional harpist), vintage pianos, organs and a Mira metal disc record player.
Perhaps the nicest thing is the thoughtful display, with flowers, candles and pretty little hand-tied price tags that make browsing a pleasure. If you can’t make it to the store, shop online. Items are categorized in a number of helpful ways, including by style and by room. The store personally delivers anywhere in Wisconsin, Chicago and St. Louis and will arrange shipment nearly anywhere else on the globe.