1ST DIBS: SUMMER FLAIR

posted by on 2012.08.09, under 1stDibs Picks
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It’s been a while since we’ve rounded up our favorite 1stDibs picks. Here are some colorful and conversation-inducing pieces, $125 or below.

Nothing induces my gag reflexes like cutesy decorative wall plates (exhibit A), but these old Italian restaurant plates would look pretty cool hung in a kitchen or hallway. $35 each.

Buon Ricordo Plate – Milano

 

Made of steel chrome and lime green plastic, these industrial chairs make great extra seating in the kitchen. And, at $60 a pop, you’d be hard up to find a better deal even at IKEA or CB2.

Mid-Century Industrial Chair

 

Have you been holding out for the perfect faux taxidermy object for your wall? Well, this elephant head is probably it. $95.

Elephant Head

 

This awesomely tarnished mold from the Bronx Toy Factory used to made baby doll arms. $125.

Bronx Toy Factory Copper and Iron Doll Arm Mold

1st DIBS PICKS: ANTIQUES FOR $120 OR LESS

posted by on 2012.03.20, under 1stDibs Picks
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If you’ve started your annual Spring Cleaning, then that can only mean that you’ve made space for a little something new—and by “new” we definitely mean “old.” Here are some of our favorite 1stDibs picks for $120 or under…
 
Backward bling for the wall, this 1920’s wooden printing block would make a great detail in any nook or cranny. $85.

Seeing Dollar Signs USA 1920's Wooden printing block

 

A broken clock may be right twice a day, but this charming vintage one looks spot on 24/7. $75.

Small Vintage Clock

 

The eerie patina of mercury glass makes it one of my favorite finishes for display pieces. This little bowl would make a great console catchall. $45.

Mercury Glass Dish

 

The 1970’s meet The Renaissance Fair on these four ceramic goblets, and I say “aye.” $60.

Set of four glazed stoneware goblets by Victoria Littlejohn

 

You’d want to check the status of your last tetanus shot before buying this iron pestle and mortar, but imagine how awesome it would look on a counter or used as a doorstop! $120.

Vintage Iron Pestle & Mortar


 

1stDIBS PICKS: ANTIQUES FOR $150 OR LESS

posted by on 2011.08.17, under 1stDibs Picks
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A small investment in a piece of antique goodness pays off in the long run. Check out our latest finds from 1stdibs.com.

The dealer of this Soviet Television has quite a few in stock, all dubiously brand new, yet in non-working condition. Don’t question the Russians and get one or more for an art piece.

Vintage Soviet Television, $95

 

At $50 a piece these school chairs are a steal. Would be great as a side table to stack your books on.

Vintage School Chairs, $50



 

Looking to furnish your new bar or dining room? At $425 for the set, these midcentiry barstools come out to only $70 each. Sell the ones you don’t need on Craigslist.

6 industrial barstools with swivel seats, $425

 

At $125, this one of a kind 1940s McCarthur Folding Chair won’t disappoint.

McCarthur Folding Chairs, $125

 

This rare, never used late 60s molded acrylic serving piece makes a great gift for any newlyweds with taste.

Raymor Modernist Acrylic Double Serving Piece, $150

1stDIBS PICKS: REAL ANTIQUES UNDER $135

posted by on 2011.07.17, under 1stDibs Picks
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It’s been a while since we’ve highlighted the best of 1stDibs’ more affordable wares. Here are some fun objects for $135 or under…

This set of Aperitif carafes is just what I’d want to break out for a summer dinner party. $65.

Set of 6 carafes Saint Raphael Aperitif

 

If you’re partial to wall antlers, why not take it up a notch with a Large Mouth Bass wall hanging? $100.

1940s Large Mouth Bass Wall Hanging

 

This faux bamboo cocktail cart is great for indoor or outdoor use. $125.

Faux Bamboo Cocktail table

 

How much fun is this vintage postage stamp dispenser? Answer: a lot. $135.

Vintage Postage Stamp Machine

1stDIBS PICKS: REAL ANTIQUES UNDER $200

posted by on 2011.02.22, under 1stDibs Picks
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Should you ever find yourself in the market for a 1955 Frank Lloyd Wright lounge chair (to the tune of $15k+), 1stDibs is most likely where you’ll want to look first (www.1stdibs.com). This online middleman for luxury antique and vintage items has a dizzying selection of beautiful things, making it a daily destination for interior designers on the hunt for special pieces. Not surprisingly, 99% of the things listed on 1stDibs on any given day are beyond the reach of most mere mortals. But he who seeks shall find, and FM has managed to find some absolute steals for $200 or below, no schlepping to the flea market required. – FM

Every room needs an antique French chalk Jesus watching over it, I always say.

Antique French Jesus, $108

Does one need a vintage opera hat? No. Does one want one? Yes, one does. $150.

Vintage Opera Hat, $150

Love your pooch? Prove it, with this old-school iron dog bed. $175.

Iron Dog Bed, $175

This gold painted mirror from the 1920’s is great for adding a bit of age to an otherwise modern bedroom or living room. $175.

1920's Detailed Wood Mirror, $175

Wondering what could possibly follow the antler/taxidermy phase we’re slowly coming out of? Well, here you have it: old snow shoes. This antique Canadian pair is by no means cheap ($200), but could prove entirely practical should Snowpocalypse strike again.

Canadian Snow Shoes, $200

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