23 Antiques We Love This Month

When it comes to buying antiques, it takes a lot of time and energy to source the perfect piece. In this feature, we’ve done the hard work for you. From a pair of French armchairs to a beautifully upholstered Dutch sofa, here is what we’ve seen and rate online.

French Sofa, £3,250 (was £3,950)

This 18th century Provençal sofa has beautiful carved details, including swept arms and a fluted back, complete with a bow cartouche and eight tapered legs. The pale grey/green paintwork is original, and while the piece has been fully reupholstered, it still retains the original horsehair filling.

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Breakfast Table, £1,900

This late Victorian table has a curved top in mirror-matched rosewood, with moulded edges over a cross-banded frieze. Supported on a bulbous octagonal stem over four cabriole legs with carvings, it sits on white porcelain and brass castors.

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Grey Cabinet, £850

If you’re looking for some extra storage, this Eastern European wooden glazed cabinet could be just what you need – it would look great in a kitchen or dining room. Well made with chunky joined frames, it’s been repainted but still has its original, natural pine interior behind newly glazed doors and locks.

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Pair Of Carved Chairs, £1,450

Decorative and unusual, these elegantly carved French chairs come with curved backs and cross design spindles. Alongside cabriole legs and ornate arm rests, you’ll be able to spot the odd spots of the original paint on the frames – plus the seat is covered in Belgian linen. 

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Kilim Sofa, £2,498

This generously sized but still neat looking French Napoleon tub sofa has been reupholstered in a mid-century cactus silk kilim, with embroidered motifs throughout. The sides and back have been covered with hessian and it sits on carved legs.

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Rattan Headboard, £250

Made to fit a single bed, this beautiful vintage rattan headboard has fixed struts to fit onto an existing piece – or it can be attached to the wall. With contrasting details, it’s guaranteed to add interest to a child’s bedroom.

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Travertine Table, £1,900

Travertine is a golden natural limestone formed in hot springs and caves. A popular decorative motif in the 70s and 80s, you can now find plenty of interesting pieces on the secondary market – most often in the form of coffee and dining tables originating from France, Italy and Scandinavia. This Italian table was the one to catch our eye.

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Tiered Shelves, £225

Perfect for adding some useful storage to a tight space, the plaited detail on each of these faux bamboo shelves makes them totally unique – use them to display your favourite books or magazines, and finish the arrangement with a houseplant or pretty lamp.

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Pair Of Armchairs, £3,250

Dating from the early 20th century, this pair of smart and solid armchairs are covered in vintage, hand-dyed linen. The elegantly tapered legs come with castors, making them easy to move around, and the pleated scrolled arms offer interesting, decorative detail.

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Bobbin Chairs, £600

Highly unusual, these corner chairs will work individually or together as a love seat. Made from beautifully carved walnut, they also have an interesting woven rush pattern on the seat pad.

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Sheepskin Loveseat, £1,700

Dating from the 50s and hailing from the Netherlands (the designer is the revered WH Gispen), we love how this loveseat mixes retro credentials with on-trend shearling. Ideal for a bay window or hallway, there are only minor signs of wear to the upholstery.

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Bamboo Bar, £480

Forget drinks trolleys – the latest trend is all about free-standing bars. Made in France in the mid-90s, this one comes with a leather top and faux marble covering on the shelves. Plus, the price tag isn’t overly prohibitive.

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Oak Dining Table, £750

This oak farmhouse dining table promises to become the hub of any moderately sized kitchen. With useful drawers and a cleverly concealed extending bread board, it’s in excellent condition, too.

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