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The merchandise at Upper East Side antique shop Bardith is so rare and so delicate that customers aren't allowed to touch it. The Times spoke to owner Edith Wolf about her 47 years selling 18th century porcelain to tony Madison Avenue crowd (one customer regularly sends her butler to pick out knick-knacks). Wolf is pretty tough: "If you can’t handle it when something breaks," she tells the paper, "you can’t afford to be in this business." [NYT]