As great as hunting through flea markets can be, when a website does the hunting for you and picks all of the treasures out from the trash, you wind up with a website like 1stdibs.com: a site where the general public can search for antique furniture, fine art, jewelry, and apparel.
My favorite section is the new listings for furniture and lighting. Pages and pages of antiques spill out in front of you and as you scroll through all of the pieces posted by antique shops all over the world, inspiring thoughts and ideas come to you. While some items can sell for as high as $100,000 (or more), you can often find a steal on one-of-a-kind pieces. Isn’t that the best part of antiques, anyway? The fact that they are one-of-a-kind and no one else has a piece that is exactly similar to the one you own.
Large wooden scissors from the 1960s posted by Farnsworth.
Pair of mastercraft cases from 1968 posted by Converso.
Paul Evans Sideboard from the 1970s posted by R.E. Steele Antiques.
This one’s already been snapped up.