Scavenger: Via Kentucky Molly

Scavenger: Via Kentucky Molly

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Maxwell Ryan
Dec 8, 2005

  • Watch out Modernseed, Kid O, and Genius Jones! This Eames toy seat is a great deal. Once hip parents realize that sturdy vintage children's furniture is available through Ebay, they may just refuse to shell out $250 for a new Cosco chair or $335 for a bentwood Aalto design.

  • Unusual French Art Deco lamp mixes the organic (tortoiseshell in a lighter palette) with the man-made (glossy chrome). This lamp would glow invitingly atop a mahogany writing desk. No reserve.

  • Cast iron rubber stamp carousel. Martha Stewart Living suggests turning these vintage rubber-stamp holders into toothbrush holders via a coat of white spray paint. No reserve.

  • Sleek all-chrome lamp with narrow drum shade. Taut little number is ideal for minimalist interiors. No reserve.

  • While not much to look at now, this x-base chrome stool would look like vintage Milo Baughman if reupholstered in burnt-orange velvet. Better yet: chocolate saddle leather. A great starter piece for any would-be upholsterer. No reserve.

  • Take a tip from Patrick, owner of the award-winning Cosmo-Urban Studio: display a vintage New York City subway destination roll. This one can be pried from its metal housing and framed. Although the price (starting bid $175) may seem high, consider that you can divide it and sell the segments. Features many choice destinations, including Times Square, Coney Island, and Prospect Park. No reserve.
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