Antiquing in Stamford, CT

We spent part of the day last Friday shopping for clients in Stamford, CT. When we go antiquing, we never know what we’ll find. It’s never a guarantee that we’ll come across the specific piece we are looking for. But sometimes we find the best pieces when we’re not looking for them, and we often snatch them up because we know that at some point we’ll find a place for them in one of our clients’ homes. This malachite desk was probably the greatest piece we came across during the day. It’s a neoclassical Russian desk from the early 20th century. Beautiful details on the front drawers…

A great French starburst mirror. The asymmetry of this piece is fantastic. This is a beautiful Chinese enamel tray on a painted stand from the estate of Brooke Astor. Perhaps it was acquired at her sale at Sotheby’s last month!This would make the perfect little cocktail table for next to a living room chair. A pair of aqua blue decoupage lamps with fishes on them made by antique art dealer Mary McGuire. A pair of James Mont for Stiffel oriental motif lamps. The color of these lamps is so unusual, they would be a great inspiration point for any room. A fun French wicker side table. Vintage French slipper chair. Often when we find upholstered pieces we like at antique stores we end up reupholstering them because we don’t like the current fabric on the piece or because it’s not in good condition. The fabric on this slipper chair was quite beautiful and made us fall in love with this little chair even more. An adorable 1900’s child’s spool chair–another upholstered piece with a great fabric on it!1950’s Verner Panton-designed bar stools from Denmark. Love!Have you found any great vintage pieces recently? We’d love to hear about them!

  • Janna McCalley

    Awesome finds! I picked up a gold leaf wheat side table recently for 20 bucks. Not the most kid friendly with a 1 yr old around but I couldn’t pass it up!

  • Bethany – Powell Brower Home

    i love that child’s spool chair. too previous! but the yellow geometric makes it awesome and not too sweet!

  • kristen

    is the desk still available – i want it!!

  • Lauren

    I believe so! It’s at Hampton Antique Gallery in Stamford!


    Hi, are you possibly selling the fish lamps yourself? If u bought them, would you consider selling them? My husband would love them for Christmas! Thx Whitney at

  • Lauren

    Hi Whitney,

    We did not buy them but the dealer is named Mary McGuire and you can email her at: Good luck!

  • Whitney

    Ok, thx Lauren! What do you think is the best way to use them? Ps. I bought your book and LOVE it! 😉 thx! Whitney

  • Lauren

    Hi Whitney!

    These lamps are so great in person! The acqua blue is so pretty. I think because they are relatively small in scale that they would look nice in a bedroom on either side of the bed.

    Glad you like our book 🙂

  • Whitney

    Great thx!!

  • Charlotte

    I understand this is an older blog but curious about selling a pair of stiffel lamps very similar in the same color and design as those above. What is best way to sell an antique item of this sort?