I started writing this blog to showcase how to decorate with antiques in a modern decor. There are people that can look at a jumble of stuff at an estate sale and see how each and every piece can translate into a look for their home that you see everyday in the top design magazines like Elle Decor, Traditional Home,and Architectural Digest.
And their are those people who just can’t make that visual leap. This new blog post is to help you make that visual leap to create the interior you always dreamed of but at a fraction of the price of new reproduction furniture, mirrors, chandeliers, paintings, whatever……
I will attempt to show you some of the auction items that you will find each and most every month at Kaminski Auctions monthly estate sales that will help you achieve that designer look you want for your home.
An item like this huanghuali or peach wood altar table is so versatile.
9001 – CHINESE HUANGHUALI ALTAR TABLE Chinese altar table, Huanghuali wood, 31 1/2″ x 17 1/2″ x 79″. Provenance: CT collection
EST: $1,000 – $2,000
You can see how fabulous it will look in an off white modern decor behind a sofa
or as the perfect foyer table
Something like this moroccan brass tray table adds interest to any room.
9073-Moroccan inlaid table with hammered brass top, 20″h x 30″dia. Provenance: MA collection.
And adds a bit of the exotic to any living room
It can be used inside or out as well.
We always have a fantastic selection of traditional furniture like this dining table and round mahogany foyer table that work perfectly as a dining table or a center table in a large square or rectangle foyer. They especially look great in an all white modern room with unmatched side chairs and carving chairs at the head.
Early 20th century dining table on brass castors with two leaves, mahogany, hand crank mechanism for opening and closing table, 31″h x 78″w x 50″d, 18″w (leaves). Provenance: MA estate.
Late 19th or early 20th century round dining table, mahogany, 31 1/2″ h x 65 1/2″ dia.
Here are some fabulous foyer looks..
Or you can paint it white !
If mid century modern is your look . This fabulous chair is also featured in our July 13th sale
9214 Eric Kirkegaard Danish Modern chair, teak and leather, with original metal label “Made in Norway for International Designer’s Group,” 30″ h x 22″ w x 19″ d. Provenance: From a Winchester, MA collection.
If Midcentury modern is your style don’t miss our 20th Century/Modern sale
Sunday, September 28th
for more vintage looks like this .
Imagine redoing a room with various pieces of the Chinese porcelain that we have at every auction . Grouping it together gives your room a theme and the blue and white looks fabulous together in a contemporary space.
And our pieces are the real thing that will hold their value.
#9081 -Pair of Chinese blue and white vases, 11 1/2″. Provenance: MA estate.
9396-Chinese fish tank, blue and white porcelain, 12″ x 13 3/4″. Provenance: CT collection.
9326 -Chinese blue and white vase, porcelain, dragon-shaped holder, marked on base, 10 1/2″. Provenance: CT collection.
You can start a blue and white porcelain collection with just one auction.
Also take a look at Lots- 9328,9326,9401,and 9359
Pair them with this fabulous Chinese chest !
9070-Chinese red door lacquer cabinet, 29″ x 20″ x 13 3/4″. Provenance: CA collector.
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