Wise decorators know that stylish items can be found in more places than just high-end retail showrooms. From vintage boutiques to flea markets to antiques auctions, yesterday's treasures can be affordable and have modern appeal.


Classic, or Neo-Classical in this case, never goes out of style. Searches for banquettes brought many visitors to Kovels.com this week. This one sold at Clars Auction Gallery for $275.