If you’re like us, then you love the thrill of antique hunting. Nothing says “traditional” like a beautifully preserved 18th century chest of drawers or vintage glass pilfered from a Parisian antique market. For this week’s Market Moments, we scoured the web for some of our favorite vintage and antique finds. Which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!
The Piece: This Fortuny Light Fixture is nothing if not mesmerizing. Standing below it, you’re compelled to look up at the dancing patterns and expert construction.
The Dealer: Décor NYC is located in Manhattan’s westside furniture district. The store is full of treasures, many of which were hand selected by the store’s proprietor Bruce Tilley. Tilley is a veteran of the industry and has an eye for unique luxury pieces. If you get a chance to swing by Décor NYC we’ve got the inside scoop: see if you can check out the basement, even more goodies await you.
The Piece: This insanely gorgeous room divider was plucked from the Marché Aux Puces in Paris. This hand-painted piece features an exquisitely detailed trellis scene. As an added bonus, it is signed by the artist Christian Fersen.
The Seller: Interior designer Sasha Bikoff is skilled at not only creating beautiful rooms, but finding the most unique pieces with which to fill them. Bikoff has a robust selection of vintage and antique finds on her website and her 1stdibs.com store. If you’re looking for funky pieces that will make all your friends jealous, you should definitely take a look at her offerings.
The Piece: This set of jars dates back to the mid 19th century. The coloration is impeccable, and they would be perfect objet additions to any kitchen or bath. They were plucked from Puces de Vanves on the Left Bank of Paris.
The Seller: Laurier Blanc is a showroom of carefully curated old and new finds based out of Houston, TX. Led by Suzanne Coppola, the store offers some of her favorite finds—which are often accompanied by a delightful story.
The Piece: This unique goatskin bar cabinet was plucked from the collection of Lorin Marsh, a showroom in a hub of the New York design world—the D&D Building. The piece dates back to the 1960s and has impeccable craftsmanship.
The Dealer: This pick comes from Décor NYC.
The Piece: This funky little table lamp is another Paris find. Sensing a theme here? It would be the perfect feminine touch to any room. “It is such a chic piece that really represents the glamour and playfulness of the design [world] circa the 1950s,” says Bikoff.
The Seller: This lamp was found by Bikoff at the Marché Aux Puces in Paris.