Lifestyle

Antique fantastique

Drinks Cabinet


HK$40,000 from Casa Capriz

facebook.com/CasaCapriz

Designed by Milan-trained Paolo Buffa, this gorgeous dark wood cabinet originates from Italy circa 1940s. It features an exterior lock, mirrored interiors, six drawers, two mirrored trays and a locked compartment. The warm gold accents lend the piece a distinctly luxurious feel. Would you feel like Jay Gatsby with this drinks cabinet in a place of honour within your study?

 

1950s Sofa


HK$58,000 from Casa Capriz

facebook.com/CasaCapriz

This 50s four-seater sofa was manufactured by ISA and reupholstered in a deep grey silk velvet. Its slightly scalloped, Art Deco-inspired aesthetic makes a stunning backdrop for photos and portraiture. Otherwise, the sofa is soft and plush—a perfect piece to simply lounge around on. Velvet furniture requires a little extra looking out for, but the comfort and visual appeal is worth it.

 

Salocchi side tables


HK$70,000 from L’s Where

lswhere.com

Designed by Claudio Salocchi for Sormani Edited by Bernini, this pair of 1960s side tables channel a modern aesthetic beautifully. Each piece features smooth tops and detailed legs. The tables remain in very good vintage condition, with age-appropriate wear such as miniscule scratches consistent with use. These would look great in a study or even as a small bar area for displaying bottles and glasses.

 

Boulle games table


HK$52,000 from Authentiques Asia

authentiques-asia.com

A 19th century Napoleon III ormolu-mounted piece, this stunning table is ebonised with bronze marquetry. Thanks to clever French craftsmanship, the top folds open and swivels to rest as a square table most suitable for cards and games. When closed, this handmade work of art also makes a stunning side table. The inside is lined with green felt cloth, and the piece is in a very good condition. Authentiques stocks their products on 1stdibs, and also deals directly.

 

 

Antique wedding cabinet


HK$12,990 from Bowerbird Home

bowerbird-home.com

This cabinet is a majestic piece of furniture that is both stylish and functional. Finished in slightly distressed lacquer with a striking brass plate, handles and intricate carvings, it would look great in a chinoiserie-inspired home. Traditionally, wedding cabinets were often the centrepiece of a bride’s dowry; today, it works best as a stunning decorator’s piece. Available in black or white.

 

Antique leather trunk


HK$6,990 from Bowerbird Home

bowerbird-home.com

This rare find is a 1940s Chinese leather trunk in a distressed finish with cotton lining inside. Aside from being a nifty storage space, it can also be used as a bedside table, particularly if you stack up a few similar pieces. Left open, it can even make a quirky bed for a pet. The possibilities for this pre-loved piece are endless, even in a second life.