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The Short List: The Coolest Vintage Pieces We’re Buying This Year

January 16, 2020
Digging through the market’s myriad options for that perfect something­—be it a big-ticket item or a small (but statement-making) detail—can be more than a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you, scouring the globe for the best of the best: The Short List!
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As the co-founder and president of Chairish, Anna Brockway is no stranger to the wonderful world of vintage furniture, decor, and art. And her team just announced a special collection of treasures just waiting to be snapped up. Below, Brockway takes us on a tour of her favorite things in the new capsule.


Madame de Pompadour Wallpaper by Miles Redd for Schumacher

“Inspired by chinoiserie and secret gardens, this wallpaper is the perfect balance of classical spirit and modern verve. In fact, I adore it so much that it’s going up in my daughter’s room as we speak!” chairish.com

Casa Cosima Flutter Console

“I love how this table’s rich, delicious berry color and sweet scallop edge elevate its otherwise simple shape.” chairish.com


21st Century Blue Diamond Sculpture by Sassoon Kosian

“Talk about sculptural splendor! I’m all in for this one-of-a-kind piece that can function as both a work of art and decorative accent.” chairish.com

Set of Sofas by Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud

“You heard it here first: real sofas have curves! With their shapely silhouettes and brand new luscious mohair, these Kagan sofas are right on the money and feel incredibly timeless.” chairish.com

1960s Small Ernst Palme Floral Glass Flush Mount Sconce

“There’s no limit to the perks of these dazzling wall flowers! In addition to being whimsical, they’re also delightfully retro, recalling the groovy 60s and 70s.” chairish.com

19th Century Swedish Painted Marble Top Console

“Painted desks and case pieces are always a win in my book, especially when styled alongside more contemporary pieces.” chairish.com

Midcentury Cubist Abstract Sculpture

“Considering that everyone is mad about blue right now, this vintage cubist sculpture feels fabulously fresh and totally of-the-moment.” chairish.com

Pedro Friedeberg Butterfly Chair

“Bananas, in the best possible way! This accent chair will add an enchanted storybook element to any space. It’s the little unexpected pieces like this one that can take your decorating to the next level.” chairish.com

Midcentury Maison Jansen Brass Palm Tree Floor Lamp

“Maison Jansen is a decorator’s do x 1000, and this quintessential midcentury palm tree light is the perfect way to imbue a space with playfulness and sophistication.” chairish.com


Plus, A Little Treat For All The Designers Out There!

Our friends at Chairish tell us they have an amazing new trade program complete with all the bells and whistles to make your job as a designer even easier—a dedicated 1-800 hotline? Yes, please! Rewards for every $5,000 spent? Sign us up! Learn more about this opportunity here: CHAIRISH.COM/TRADE