EBay Scavenger: Weekend Edition
Thirties French Art Deco coffee table. Beautiful wood graining and elegant curves. A curved coffee table is a great way to offset the angles of a boxy living room.
Restored Anglepoise lamp. Several English sellers refurbish these Herbert Terry lamps. They sell for $600-750 elsewhere, but a typical eBay price is $250, not including shipping. Not cheap, but they could easily last your lifetime and never go out of style.
Pharmacy cabinet. Restored versions of this cabinet sell for on eBay for around $1200 and fetch even more at antique shops. This one, which appears structurally sound, just needs a fresh coat of hard-wearing paint. Put it to work holding towels and lotions in a bathroom.
Tufted stools. If I had to choose a favorite eBay seller, South Florida-based mad4milo would be on my shortlist. He adds more items every Thursday evening. Although his pieces are best used sparingly and his reserves are high, the glamour quotient is off the charts. These stools would look chic at the end of a bed.
Published: Apr 8, 2006