Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Antique Market Finds

Yesterday I decided to get up early and head down to the Antique Market on the Cours Saleya here in Nice (see previous post on the Cours here).  The Monday morning antique market attracts dealers and buyers from all over the region including Italy.  As with most markets you have to get there early to if you want to get anything good, and since I still have a few presents to get I thought this could be a great opportunity but mainly I just wanted to have a look at what great stuff was out there.  Although you had to look deep and pick through there were some beautiful pieces of furniture, silverware, china sets and vintage designer items such as Louis Vuitton handbags and Hermes scarves.

Loved this selection of old industrial farmware, including a vintage US MAIL mailbox!

There was an incredible stand with beautiful restored Christofle silverware. Each piece had bee been restored and cleaned and looked like new.  They had some amazing pieces, my favorite being a 1920s deco tea set in perfect condition. Beautiful!

I just loved these vintage trunks and gun cases.

One of the dealers had a set of four Thonet chairs with all the original cane work in pretty good condition. The wood needed some cleaning up and waxing but otherwise they were great, and really reasonably priced...if I only had space in my luggage back to New York...


  1. Nice also has almost 100 dealers in the Port area, well worth visiting on foot. A few that we recommend: Modernité, rue Emmanuel Philibert, for Fornasetti and post-war design; la Duchesse Brisée, rue Antoine Gautier, for extraordinary chandeliers and decorative lighting; Ginac, rue Catherine Segurane, for the amazing eye for pieces across history; Eric Klein, Rue Foresta, for military antiques.

  2. I've been collecting vintage stemware from flea markets lately...nothing like antique glass!

    Thanks for the blog love babe, hope to see you back soon!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


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