Antique furniture, art, and accessories add character to an interior — and the thrill of the hunt makes you cherish these items even more. But for those who aren’t regularly on a search for that pristine mid-century chair or neoclassical mirror, there’s an incorrect assumption that antiques always come with an inflated price tag. At Viyet, where we receive hundreds of vintage and antique consignments regularly, we know that’s not true. Want proof? Here are our current favorite antiques under $1,000 currently for sale at Viyet. From stunning furniture to an unusually exquisite storage piece, there’s something for every collector.
Though small in stature (the entire chest measures 11.75″ in height), this miniature chest of drawers has a big presence. Made of solid walnut and veneer, it makes a witty storage piece for jewelry and other odds-and-ends.
Created in the iconic Imari style of Japanese porcelain, this set features dazzling floral and geometric details outlined in luminous metallic gold. Display the bowls and dish together in a display cabinet, on a buffet, or even as part of a tablescape for an eye-catching accent.
Mirrors are some of the best items to find on the antique market, as you can find a wide range of styles that are usually in good shape. This antique mahogany design was designed in the George II style and features carved edges and parcel-gilt details for a thoroughly unique look.
Like mirrors, side tables are another excellent find on the antique market. You can move them with ease — and they give you an opportunity to make a statement. This particular side table is pure drama, from the ornate motifs depicting a garden landscape and a dragon, to the eye-catching combination of rust red and gilt. While it’s a natural choice for traditional or Chinoiserie-inspired interiors, this makes a head-turning, contrasting statement piece in both modern and more eclectic rooms.
The interest in antique Chinoiserie continues to grow, making items that include the Chinese-inspired motifs highly sought by collectors. If you’re thinking of starting a Chinoiserie collection, start small with this elegant tea caddy. Though you can treat this as you would an antique art work, this piece is functional — whether used as a tea caddy or for jewelry.
Another striking side table, this ebonized three-tiered side table offers plenty of storage. The details are particularly notable, from the tortoiseshell Boulle-style marquetry inlay to the brass adornments.
Dating back to the 1930s, this pair of footstools was sourced from the beloved Paris flea market Porte de Clignancourt. During that time period, there was a renewed appreciation for the Neoclassical style, which you can see in the Greek Key pattern in the base of each.
Clad in wreath-cut crystals that glimmer in the light, this French Ormolu-mounted jewelry case makes a glamorous addition to your vanity or dressing area. The handcrafted piece exemplifies the attention to detail and quality that you often only find in antiques.