I’m angling after a large convex mirror, and sadly this first entry missed the mark – too much Restoration Hardware, not enough Regency. But while I wait for my gesso gilt beauty, here’s hoping these vintage furniture picks from Craigslist and Kijiji Montreal strike home with you!
Convex Wood Framed Mirror
Large convex mirror (also known as a fisheye, bullseye or bull’s eye.) Framed in wood, 23″ in diameter.
Montreal. Asking $200. APPEAL
Midcentury Italian Bookshelves
Interesting pair of midcentury bookshelves in a blond wood finish, with ribbon marquetry detail and butterfly shape. From the fifties. Original brass label: seller spells it “Victorio” but bet it’s “Vittorio Lombardi, Milano.” It’s a decent label – some of Giò Ponti‘s designs were produced by Vittorio Lombardi – but unless you can research this piece further, I think the seller’s ask is quite high.
Montreal. Asking $1000. FOR REAL?
Vintage Barrel Chair
Older barrel back caned chair, with sabre legs and brass ball arm finials. Worth reupholstering!
Mascouche. Asking $45. DEAL
Vintage End Tables
Cute five drawer end tables or nightstands with nickle pulls, painted a robin’s egg blue. Circa 1957. Plus a free pair of lamps.
Montreal. Asking $60. DEAL
Empire Style Chest of Drawers
Antique three drawer chest with Empire lines, topped with black marble. Seller claims it was purchased from a dealer for $2500, and has 17thC Scandinavian provenance: I think it looks 19thC. Has “slight damage.”
Montreal. Asking $250. APPEAL/DEAL (hinges on condition)
Oversized beige check armchair with matching ottoman.
Montreal. Asking $80. DEAL
Industrial Cart Coffee Table
Vintage printer’s rolling cart, to repurpose as a coffee table.
Montreal. Asking $400. APPEAL
Free Armchair (& Drafting Table)
Rust red (paisley?) upholstered armchair in good condition, originally from Bombay. Plus a drafting table.
Gold Leaf Round Mirror
A ~15″ diameter round mirror with gold leaf frame, purchased at Fraser Bros. in the ’70s.
Côte-St-Luc. Asking $35. DEAL
Dresser + Mirror
Vintage dresser and mirror, in solid cherry. Needs work.
Longueuil. Asking $20. DEAL
Long vintage coffee table with a nice basic shape. Needs to be refinished – check that it’s solid wood.
Laval. Asking $40. APPEAL
Art Deco Buffet
Lovely rosewood Art Deco buffet.
Montreal. Asking $850. APPEAL