eBay Scavenger

eBay Scavenger

Molly S.
Mar 3, 2006

Silver end tables. Bidding starts at $289; shipping for the pair is a low $50. These tables would add elegance to an Art Deco or neoclassical living room.

Thirties metal Orange Crush sign. Contemporary kitchens, which are all about stainless steel these days, practically cry out for infusions of color. This pristine vintage sign would make a great accent piece paired with an orange Francis Francis! espresso maker.

Machine age chrome task lamp.This sturdy, stylish piece must have had an interesting former life in a professor's dusty office or a chemistry lab. Bidding starts at $23.50

Glam Forties stools. Sellers SleekRepeat and mad4milo are eBay's early adopters: Both find vintage furniture with great lines and restore it to life with new upholstery. It's a clever business model, and one we expect to become more popular with time. These stools look like props from Kim Basinger's boudoir in "Hollywood Confidential."

John Wimberley special-edition print. This dreamlike image is a custom, archival gelatin/silver print. The price, $295, is surprisingly reasonable; Wimberley's work sells for much more in galleries.

Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture dining table. Where else but eBay can you buy a table whose retail price is $9,646 for less than $500? This is a graceful, mahogany Art Deco table. Even when you tack on freight shipping, this table is a bargain.
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