Contributing editor Cathryn Collins—owner of I Pezzi Dipinti (212-941-9966), a purveyor of luxe goods in Manhattan—checks in with a few of her most trusted shops in India, Italy, and beyond.
Mehra's Art Palace Sushil Mehra is one of several brothers who run New Delhi's best antiques emporium. Ask him to see the warehouses on the "farm." At M-1, Main Market, Greater Kailash-II; 91-11/2921-9384.
Paolo Romano He sells one of the best assortments of Italian antiques anywhere in Italy. $ At 20R Via Borgo Ognissanti, Florence; 39-055/293-294.
Ditta Mazzanti After buying a bunch of furniture in Florence, you'll need a great shipper. Call Mauro Mazzanti. At 23D Via del Ronco Corto; 39-055/732-1617.
Anne Jaudel My friend's Paris shop brings together top-notch antiques from France and Italy. $ At 5 Rue de l'Université; 33-1/42-60-33-94.
Tudor Rose Antiques The most cherished gift my husband ever gave me—a silver Australian boomerang inscribed "I go to return, 22nd Feb. 1938"—came from this fabulous New York shop. At 28 E. Tenth St.; 212-677-5239.
$ Establishment accepts no charge/credit cards or accepts cards other than the American Express Card.