By: Malcolm Mayhew
In a perfect world, we design-obsessed would spend every day hitting up estate sales and visiting resale shops on repeat in hopes of scoring that perfect piece. But alas, who has the time? Answer: Only those individuals who have truly made a living out of it. Follow these purveyors for vintage finds that will give all of your spaces that extra dose of special.
The Eclectic Den
The first thing this husband-and-wife team posted for sale on their Instagram account in May 2017 was a vintage teak bookcase by Nathan (a UK furniture company founded in 1916). What followed were more case goods, brass pieces and tufted headboards. It was a good sign of things to come. Follow the account to purchase items or request an appointment at their Richardson showroom.
Buy this: Vintage Brighton Pavilion Style Chippendale Bamboo Chair, $425
Fancy Vintage Findz
This Carrollton-based shop stays stocked with truly authentic midcentury modern pieces like Karl Springer console tables and James Mont chairs. But, it’s the set of six burl veneer dining chairs, scored off of Rosie Case, whose home was featured in the Spring 2018 issue of this magazine, that has us officially following this shop.
Buy this: 1930s Art Deco Sculptural Burl Wood Arm Chairs, $2,850
With more than 700 items in her Etsy shop, owner Sarah Marvels has a little bit of something for everyone — allowing shoppers to blend design styles from midcentury modern to glam. “I tend to pick pieces that have traveled far and wide, things a bit outside the box, and just really great unique pieces,” says Marvels.
Buy this: Vintage Palm Leaf Front Cobra Brass Lamps, $799
The Beau Ideal
The treasures this New Jersey thrifter finds at estate sales and resale shops are so good, he has us considering a move to the Northeast. Furniture with interesting curved lines, sculptures and funky art dominate this Chairish shop. Think Miami in the ’80s. Follow him on Instagram for stories chronicling his estate sale and thrift store finds.
Buy this: Maitland-Smith Tapered Stone and Brass Pedestal, $599
Hailing from Florida, this affordable Etsy shop is stocked with the hottest Palm Beach trends. Think bright colors, rattan furniture and palm prints.
Buy this: Set of four 1980s Midcentury Modern Grotto Style Shellback Barstools, $1,100
Sittin’ Pretty by Myleen
If midcentury isn’t your thing and Marie Antoinette is your muse, look to this Etsy shop from owner Myleen Arana. It’s stocked with refurbished and upholstered European chairs, sofas, lamps and dressers that Arana sources from European antique dealers.
Buy this: Antique Italian Baroque Chairs, $840/each
Yet another Florida hunter, the Mostest is a Chairish shop from artist Virginia Chamlee. The thrifter’s shop features art from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, alongside some of Chamlee’s original creations, often sold in vintage frames. Her shop has “a specific focus on luxe materials and contemporary shapes,” and her personal Instagram feed, @vchamlee, is a study in how she works her finds into her own funky spaces.
Buy this: Midcentury Multi-colored Sculptural Wall Art, $275, chairish.com/shop/themostest
By: Malcolm Mayhew