Antiquing

We did the rounds yesterday at our local antique emporiums, finding that a lot of our favorite dealers have stocked up for the holidays (yay!). Below, a pair of wonderfully deep custom club chairs. Don’t they have a great profile? aa9The same dealer was selling a pair of painted yellow demilune tables, below. aa2A pair of Grosfeld House chairs from the 1940’s with carved wood drapery backs. These would be lovely on either side of a doorway in a foyer. We love the kidney bean shape of the seat on these chairs. aa3Our best find of the day was this 19th Century Bentwood side table for one of our clients. It’s made out of exotic wood giving its top a subtle sheen. We always try to snap up Bentwood pieces whenever we can. aa5This dealer, below, was selling a pair of Hollywood Regency spoon back chairs for a good price. We’re looking for a pair of spoon back chairs to re-upholster for a project and these might just be it!aa7

aa6This 1970’s Mastercraft brass greek key coffee table caught our eye. We’re suckers for anything greek key these days. aa4This carved wood hand stool, most likely inspired by the hand sculpture by Pedro Friedeberg is a great little piece of art and furniture. It was probably made by a local artisan which explains its $300 price tag. But who cares? It’s such a fun piece to throw into the mix!aa1A pair of faux bamboo and marble top demilune tables were the perfect scale for a NYC apartment. aa12Not a dear antique, but a fun piece to add a little color and life into any space. This faux bamboo Chinoiserie mirror was a great shade of yellow. aa11A set of four leather dining chairs that were oh so cool.aa10There’s nothing special about this etagere bookcase–except that it was a great example of how the right shade of lacquered paint can really make a piece. The dealer had painted this bookcase a lovely shade of Robin’s Egg blue. Doesn’t do wonders in the modernizing department? aa8Have you found any great pieces lately? We’d love to see them!

  • http://www.KimberlyLewisHome.com/ Kimberly Lewis

    Love the bentwood side table!

  • christine

    Love the pair of grosfeld house chairs and the mirror!

  • Kim Macumber

    the faux bamboo demilunes are wonderful!!