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Expert advice: Treasure hunting

Bring life to your home decor with one-of-a-kind auction finds

Unique objects can transform a room into a meaningful and deeply personal space. Finding unique pieces doesn’t have to be difficult; look at auctions where antique dealers, decorators and savvy collectors shop and build relationships with auction house specialists so they can guide you in finding the most interesting pieces for your home. Amanda Everard of Everard Auctions and Appraisals shares examples of unique finds that could add interest to your home decor. Check out Everard.com to view its upcoming February auction and to find that next piece that’s uniquely you.

Photos by Bleacher Everard Photography


1. Down to an art

Ben Wilson, Rivals, Oil on Plywood, 1985 Invest in a large abstract painting like this to add a pop of color to your home.


2. Play ball!

Set of 8 French Metal Bocce Balls Show some sporty history by filling a large bowl with bocce balls to create an interesting dining room table centerpiece.


3. Best case scenario

Rare Chinese Huanghuali Scholars Cabinet, 17th/18th Century A small Chinese cabinet like this would look great on a coffee table and add interest to any room.


4. Mirror Image

Unusual Art Nouveau Mahogany Peacock Mirror, 20th Century Mirrors like this Art Nouveau one not only add space but also create a nice statement piece for any room. 


5. Set in Stone

Stone Figure of a Woman’s Torso Add height for visual impact with a sculpture like this one. 


6. Outside the Box

Chinese Lacquered Chest, 18th Century Create a focal point for your living room with a piece like this lacquered chest on a stand. 


7. On the table

Regency Style Ebonized Parcel-Gilt Mirrored Console Choose eclectic pieces like this unique mirrored console to add storage with personality to your entry or dining room space.


8. A Change of Scenery

Michael Harrell, Edge of the Gulfstream, Watercolor For those with wanderlust, add a travel watercolor like this so you can always have that perfect scenery right in your home.