Why Choose Vintage Furniture

Are you a lover of the past? Do you find beauty in all things old and classic? Or do you just love a vintage look and feel to your home?


The History of Furniture

Vintage furniture covers any piece of furniture which is over 40 years old. Even if a piece has been restored or upcycled, it’s still classed as vintage if it was created before 1980. Many time periods and distinct styles make up vintage furniture, including retro furniture (from 1950-1989), mid-century modern furniture (from 1933-1965) and Hollywood Regency furniture (from 1920s-1950s).

Before the 1930s, furniture was widely produced by hand and often featured decorative flourishes such as floral motifs and curved lines. Between the 1920s and 1940s, modernism took the world by storm, with a distinct focus on form, structure, and a lack of ornamentation. After the 1960s, an experimental style took over, with many pieces encompassing bold colours and interesting ideas.


Why Choose Vintage Furniture?

Vintage furniture encompasses expert craftsmanship, wonderful stories, and a fascinating history. It has an elegantly timeless appeal, meaning that no matter what year or decade we are living in, it will remain trendy. When you choose vintage furniture, you’re choosing quality that will last. You can count on vintage furniture to retain its value and last a long time – after all, there’s a reason why it has already lasted so long!

Since vintage furniture spans over several decades, you generally have two options when decorating your home with vintage pieces. You could choose pieces that are all from the same vintage era, for example mid-century modernism, and use them to recreate that style in your own home. Or you could carefully curate a variety of vintage pieces from different eras to create a unique and fascinating collection. If you opt for the latter, be sure to tie the room together with colours and a similar level of formality – so that even if pieces are from different periods, they all share a uniform look.


Our Collection of Vintage Furniture

The Old Potato Store’s selection of vintage furniture ranges from 19th Century Victorian slipper chairs to mid-20th Century child’s chairs, and everything in between. Whether you are seeking a chippy paint peeled wooden stool, a velvet occasional chair, an Anglo-Indian hardwood side table, an antique apothecary workshop chest of drawers or a rustic European milking stool, we’ve got you covered!

Here at The Old Potato Store, we are passionate about searching high and low for beautiful vintage furniture. We carefully curate some of history’s most prized jewels that are just waiting to complement your contemporary interior design scheme. Each piece of vintage style furniture has been handpicked to ensure for optimum quality and add a distinctive edge to your home or business.

The Old Potato Store offers the very best vintage furniture with retro and industrial influences that will transform your contemporary living space into a home from the past. Our furniture is preloved and fantastically unique and is guaranteed to add a unique sense of style and soul to any modern home.