Ebony and gilt furniture need Napoleonic nerve & verve to pull off. If you’ve got it, flaunt it with these first two French Empire inspired picks! Plus more of my favourite vintage furniture finds, from Kijiji & Craigslist Montreal.
Black metal and brass antique four poster canopy single bed, originally from France. Now this is my kind of princess bed!
Rosemère. $65. STEAL
Neoclassical Black & Gilt Mirror
Large 53″ tall black and gilt mirror, with neoclassical motifs. Photos are pretty bad, but there’s a glimmer of possible quality about this one…
Montreal. $200. APPEAL
Eastlake Dresser Bench
Great entry piece in this combination Eastlake bench, dresser and mirror.
Sainte-Adèle. $225. DEAL
Drop Leaf Table
Round white drop leaf table, hand stenciled with a green leaf pattern.
Montreal. $40. DEAL
Black & White Formica Table
Neat pattern on this chrome & formica table, plus four chairs.
Montreal. $75. DEAL
Vintage Deco Style Bedroom Set
Includes a double bed frame, two dressers and a vanity.
Montreal. $100. STEAL
Pair Iron Garden Chairs
Nice simple shape + price.
Montreal. $40 for pair. DEAL
Art Deco Dining Chairs
From the same bargain garden chairs seller above, here’s a set of six stepped back Art Deco dining chairs, in a pretty robin’s egg blue. Bought at an antique dealer’s in Paris in 1998.
Montreal. $1100 for set. FOR REAL?
Gibbard Sewing Accent Table
Sewing cabinet table by Gibbard, that the owner painted and waxed a soft grey.
Beaconsfield. $50. DEAL
Antique Stepback Cabinet
Vintage Quebec kitchen cabinet, that’s been stripped.
Saint-Sauveur. $125. APPEAL
Reader Jen has a rounded ’40s chest of drawers for sale, with an octagonal mirror. Plus a gilt tub chair with retro damask. She’s moving – help her out!
Montreal. $200 obo.
Hespeler Chest of Drawers
Evelyn, another blog reader, has a Hespeler chest of drawers in walnut, with a protective glass top. Take a look at her additional listings too.
Pair Dining Chairs
Spindle backs and rush seats on this pair of dining chairs.
Verdun. $60. DEAL
’70s Shag Rug
Retro beige shag rug, with an orange and green X style pattern.
Ahuntsic. $150. APPEAL
Desk + Bookshelf
Varennes. $120. DEAL
Montréal-Nord. $50. APPEAL
Pair Campaign Nightstands
Montreal. $50. APPEAL