The Rise in Popularity of Vintage Furniture

Factors That Have Influenced the Revival of Vintage Furniture in Recent Years

Although there may be some convenience and affordability in buying furniture from big-box stores, these are often overshadowed by such factors as common availability, lesser quality, and the fact that, as the well-known phrase goes, some assembly is required.  And despite the ability to transport many of these ready-to-build pieces in the back of your SUV or pick-up truck, they are just not made to last; as a result, they tend to be short-lived investments regardless of their actual price tag.

These are the types of drawbacks that have influenced the resurgence of vintage furniture, and in particular French mid-century furniture, over the past decade.  To be considered as vintage furniture, whether French, English, Danish, or any other style, the furniture must be at least 30+ years old yet made less than 100 years ago; it should exhibit the best traits of its specific era but does not necessarily have to be from a recognized product line nor carry the label of a distinguished designer or manufacturer.

One of the key characteristics of vintage furniture that makes it an attractive option for your home and lifestyle is its sturdiness. In fact, vintage furniture is built to last and can provide a far better return on your investment than the more non-descript big-box furniture styles.

In addition to its long-term durability, some of the features of vintage furniture that can be attributed to its recent and ongoing rise in popularity include its:

  • Versatility
  • Affordability
  • Timeless appeal
  • Clean, simple lines
  • Quality craftsmanship

All of the above are on display in the superb collection of vintage furniture, including French mid-century modern pieces, available at the Carrocel fine furniture store in central Toronto.  A visit to our 20,000 square-foot showroom, at 245 Bridgeland Avenue near Yorkdale Mall, affords you the opportunity to appreciate first-hand the quality and timeless appeal that has supported the revival of furniture from this period.

Vintage Furniture Can Add Quality, Distinctiveness, Timeless Appeal to Your Décor

The Carrocel furniture store has a fabulous inventory of vintage furniture for sale, including:

  • Sofas and Chairs
  • Buffets and Sideboards
  • Chests, Vanities, Armoires
  • Tables, Étagères, Bar Cabinets
  • and much, much more …

The following is but a small sample of the extensive selection available in our showroom:

Mixing Different Furniture Styles and Designs and Ways to Make it Work

Antique French Art Deco Rosewood Bar Cabinet (1940s)

  • Has a large curved pedestal base with brass-plated front and side edges
  • Upper cabinet is a display case with sliding glass doors on a brass frame
  • Lower cabinet has two large doors with two wide shelves on the interior
  • Antique french art deco-rosewood bar cabinet

Mixing Different Furniture Styles and Designs and Ways to Make it Work

Vintage French Black Lacquered Dining Table (1970s)

  • One-of-a-kind piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture refinished in black lacquer
  • Top has rounded corners; legs are tapered with brass detail at the tops and tips
  • Vintage french black lacquered dining table

Mixing Different Furniture Styles and Designs and Ways to Make it Work

French Art Deco Macassar Ebony and Marble Sideboard (1940s)

  • Original black marble top and creamy brown veining throughout; sits on a plinth base
  • Mahogany frame and Macassar ebony doors; retrofitted with shelving and storage space
  • French art deco-makassar ebony marble sideboard

Mixing Different Furniture Styles and Designs and Ways to Make it Work

Vintage French Art Deco Parlor Set (1930s)

  • Sofa and two matching chairs – original French-manufactured furniture
  • Light-coloured wood frame; dark wood dowel rods on the back and sides
  • Vintage french art deco-parlor set sofa two chairs

For a more comprehensive preview of the many pieces of vintage furniture and accessories now in our store, see our online catalogue and just type the word vintage in the search field.

Add equivalent elements of quality, distinctiveness, and timeless appeal to your home décor with vintage furniture and accessories from the Carrocel fine furniture store. Call Carrocel today at 416-999-2525 or contact us to book a complimentary consultation with one of our vintage furniture experts.  We also invite you to visit our 20,000 square-foot showroom, near the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto, to browse our impressive inventory of vintage furniture at your convenience.

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