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Monday, May 2, 2011

Out and About Chicago: Lincoln Antique Mall

During my quick visit to Chicago on Friday I was able to squeeze in a stop at one of my favorite neighborhood haunts from my days of living in Chicago, the Lincoln Antique Mall on Irving Park Road.  A pass through this 7000 square foot store boasting 50 dealers did not disappoint. I also had the pleasure of briefly meeting and chatting with Kristine McMonagle, the proprietress and a design savvy woman in the know about the world of design blogs.

The Lincoln Antique Mall was chock full of marvelous Mid Century pieces on Friday, from furniture to art to lighting and accessories, if this is your style, you'll find something here.

Loved these sconces, what a statement they would make.

A large scale, original abstract artwork that would make a wonderful starting point to a room's decor and was under $200.

This vintage Baker dining set, complete with the crewel upholstery on the chairs and crisp, clean lines was in excellent condition and could go right to work in any dining room. Change the fabric and the set takes on a fresh new look without losing it's vintage appeal.

Had I a home for this adorable lucite stool, I would have snatched it up!

This stunning teak credenza would make an outstanding media center.

 Loved these...

 Another vintage dining room set...

The wood tone and design of this table would work in a variety of room styles.

And then there were the chairs...admittedly I seem to have a chair fetish, as I am always drawn to them and have an abundance of chairs in my home.  I saw at least a half dozen fabulous chairs or sets of chairs.  Some were so perfect, they just needed a place to be shown off and make a statement.   Others would benefit from a face lift and all were well priced.

How about this set of 8 Chinese Chippendale styled chairs for what I seem to recall was $450!  Imagine what a little paint and some new fabric could do for these guys...

Check out this Chippendale styled chair with it's sassy white patent leather upholstery...

Speaking of white patent leather, could you just die?  Is this not a knock out?  The perfect piece for an entryway or foyer or pulled up to a dining table.  Great for those with kids, just wipe and go!!!

Another piece that needed nothing but a place to live (the photo does not do it justice,) both the finish and the fabric were perfect.

Here are a pair that look OK as they are but with a change of upholstery and maybe a bit of paint could be knock outs.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, there was so much more to see at the Lincoln Antique Mall with its myriad of styles and huge assortment.  If you live in the Chicago area, bring your list, with a keen eye and perhaps a little help from Kristine, you are sure to find what you need or want.  Here are the particulars:
Lincoln Antique Mall
3115 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 604-4700 
Open 7 days 11 - 7
Their motto is: "If you didn't get it in the will you can get it here!"  So true....

And one last goodie to share, I think this is some sort of antique birdcage, but imagine it perched on a beautiful table, filled with greens, or retro fitted and re-made into a foyer chandelier, love it!

What were you up to this past week-end?  Did you visit any of your favorite "haunts?"
Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design? If so please contact me,
I would love to help your room feel better!


Evie said...

ooo I love your finds! That chippendale chair is to die for!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Oh my! You came across some great finds! Were you able to leave without making any purchases?

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