Welcome to 21 East Gallery, located in Villa Park’s Ardmore Historic District adjacent to the Illinois Prairie Path and just 20 miles due west of downtown Chicago.  We offer an eclectic selection of vintage and antique items including fine art, decorative art, architectural artifacts, fine, vernacular and historical photography, American historical artifacts and paper, folk and outsider art, and much more. We also specialize in African American/Black art and African American photographs with most originating from Chicago. Mid-century Modern, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Victorian, and Contemporary styles are represented.  We sell items to collectors, historians, dealers and institutions around the world such as The Getty, Taschen Photography, Metropolitan Museum of Art, CBS Studios, Harvard University, and the Henry Ford Museum.  We also sell, rent, and track down props for movie and television productions. We offer a tailored artistic and unique presentation of digital or custom-sized printed vintage photographs for special events. One of our past holdings now sits in the Library of Congress and we have made 10 appearances on History Channel’s Pawn Stars.   Items have been obtained throughout the United States with a focus in the upper Midwest, New England and California. Our northeast storage location is located in north central Massachusetts.  

Any items appearing on the Featured page represent a small sample of our vast collection and are available for purchase unless noted by contacting us directly. You can also purchase these items and much more on eBay or AbeBooks where most of our offerings also reside. A limited selection can be found on Etsy.  We offer scheduled virtual live showings for certain categories such as fine art via streaming applications and Facebook Messenger. We will do all we can to ensure you are completely satisfied with your experience.  We are constantly acquiring and adding new items to the gallery and the Featured items represent a small sample of our ever-changing inventory. 

The gallery location is open only by appointment at this time.  Our address is 21 East Park Boulevard, Villa Park, IL 60181 and is identified on the interactive map below.  Please enjoy browsing the site and our Gallery page links.  Our contact information is detailed below.  Thanks for taking the time to explore 21 East Gallery.


21 East Gallery

21 East Gallery

Please contact us at 312-339-4088, via email at joseph@21eastgallery.com or using the contact form. We will respond to your question(s) as soon as possible and no later than 12 hours.  If you are looking for a particular item, we may have it in our gallery or warehouses or we may be able to track it down for you.  

Thanks for contacting us!