Whether it’s an old-fashioned sofa, refurbished dresser or antique painting, vintage decor has never been more popular inside the home.
Century-old furniture, artwork and accessories often merge style with luxury, with antique prices ranging anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.
Designers and homeowners alike are beginning to use online marketplaces, such as Ruby Lane, to search for one-of-a-kind, antique pieces — buying anything from delicate vases to large, kitchen tables.
For homeowners seeking a vintage vibe, an old-fashioned accent — such as a lamp, table or rug — can help to bring your home back in time. Here are five vintage pieces perfect for the creative homeowner.
French Pastry Table
Between the decorative brass hardware and bright red paint, this 19th-century French wrought iron pastry table is truly one of a kind. Available for $6,000.
Featuring original polished brass fittings, this pair of exquisite Murano glass lamps is made up of latticino ribbons of green with Zanfirico white stripes. Created between 1940 and 1950, the ornate tiered base also features delicate embossed floral detail and serpentine loops.
Available for $2,800.
Hand-painted by French artist Jacques Ceria Despierre, this four-panel folding screen dates back to 1939. Available for $28,000
Chinese Oval Rug
Tracing back to the 17th century, the dragon heads displayed in the main border of this rug are representative of ancient Chinese design. Complete with shou symbols and bats, the rug was meant to bring good luck to all. Available for $2,750.
Silver Tea Set
Dating back to 1890, this silver tea set exudes true French-inspired elegance, complete with detailed carvings of leaves and garlands. Available for $6,900.