I’ve been super into scouring auction and marketplace sites online lately and love finding beautiful pieces with a little age to them! I get so many questions about these armchairs I found on Craigslist and had reupholstered so I thought it’d be fun to share a couple other recent finds that have come to live with us. A few other sites I check regularly are AptDeco, Black Rock Galleries, Chairish, Facebook Marketplace, The Local Vault, and Town & Sea. I’ll round up a few similar vintage pieces in the slideshow at the end of the post!

antique drum table with rotating book shelf 2

antique drum table with rotating book shelf

The first find is this antique library table that I found for my husband’s office. It has a round leather top that fits books and swivels and it’s just so perfectly Will that I knew we had to have it. I had never seen anything like it before and was absolutely giddy to surprise him with it on Christmas morning! Right now it’s to the right of the vintage chesterfield sofa in his office (another Craigslist find from several years back!) and it’s one of my favorite pieces in our home. If you’re looking for something similar, I’d search terms like “drum table,” “leather top table,” and “round library table.”

mahogany bow front dresser on design darling

mahogany bow front dresser on design darling

The second find is this mahogany bow front dresser that’s currently along the back wall of our living room. I’ve always loved this style (which you can usually find by searching “bow front,” “Hepplewhite,” “serpentine,” or “Sheraton” dressers) and when this one came up in nearly perfect condition, my dad, brother, and I drove to pick it up the same day! It’s offering much needed storage for stationery and games and I love that it adds a little history to our otherwise light and bright living room.

Do you do any vintage furniture shopping online? Any tips or fabulous finds? I’m all ears!

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  1. Love the chairs! Do you happen to know what the fabric is called? Reupholstering some
    chairs that look so similar that used to be my grandparents!

  2. On Long Island, Locust Valley has some wonderful consignment shops. Valley Attic always has the most amazing finds. I have furnished my Cape house and my year round house with many pieces from this shop. There are a number of other shops in town that have fabulous finds.

  3. DEFINITELY go to Darien Consignment (sorta across from Trader Joe’s). All quality pieces . I go there at least monthly because they get new things in from estates constantly. It’s Darien’s best kept secret.

  4. I love the two pieces you’ve added to your home; they add a gravitas to the design of your rooms.. While working in the antique business, I thought the term “brown furniture” was a clever way to get all the best wood furniture back in the marketplace! And it worked. So many beautifully built pieces are going for a fraction of their worth. The discerning eye can add pieces to their home and they are much more affordable than a few decades ago.

  5. I use the app and have found incredible items at sales around the Boston area where I live and on Cape Cod where I spend the summer. Pretty much have furnished my entire Cape house with estate sale finds.

  6. My friend gifted her husband the book table when he was in Grad school. They were living in the Boston area. She found it in a shop nearby. Many years later, they still have it in their family room. So fun!

  7. Love these! They add so much character and I love to see some traditional pieces to go in your beautiful colonial home.

  8. That piece is perfect in your living room. I love that you’re incorporating some older, darker pieces with your crisp and bright decor. I think every room needs at least some “brown furniture.” 🙂