Best Place to Buy a Confessional (2001)

Architectural Antiques

We're not making judgments here, but some people -- and you know who you are -- could benefit from a trip to the confessional booth. Architectural Antiques may be the answer to your prayers. This salvage shop specializes in religious articles -- velvet deacon's seats, stained glass, pews, statuary and, yes, confessionals. The old booths range from the fancy, with carved wooden doors, to the plain, with simple drapery closures; they start at $3,000 and go up -- way up. AA has sold a handful of booths over the past year, primarily to loft owners looking for a conversation piece to brighten their LoDo digs. Or maybe they just felt pressed to confess.