•Pair of black lacquered Asian Modern chairs:
These are in danger of looking slightly Pier One -- don't upholster them in fabric printed with Chinese characters —- but raw silk in acid green would look make a modern statement.
•Early 20th-century Art and Crafts table lamp. Okay, I'm not recommending you pay 75 Euros for shipping from Germany. But this a lovely lamp. And the seller's fractured English gave us a laugh. "Good look for bidding!"
•Design Within Reach Ultrasuede Theatre sofa.
When yuppies turn fickle, you win! This sofa is only two months old. The design is so innocuously minimalist that I must ask: what is its story? Did some trustafarian decide it didn't go with his art? Was he afraid his Wall Street cronies would spill beer on his white couch?
•Thirties Streamliner streamline model train.
This tiny Pioneer Zephyr replica would look great on a dark mahogany coffee table. This train, nicknamed the Silver Streak, is on display at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Bidding starts at $55.
•Palaset Series black and white storage cubes.
Versatile, sleek system with chrome pulls.
•Milo Baughman rolling bar cabinet.
Just when you think this piece couldn't get any more glamorous, you spy the mirrored sides, and you start to hanker for an old-school cocktail. Sidecar, anyone? Please replace those clunky front wheels that shout "hospital gurney."
- Molly S.