A late 19th-century collapsible daybed, sans mattress. I bought it three years ago at Clignacourt; ever since it's been in the cave (wine cellar)!
Today I am treasure-hunting at the 76th Foire Nationale aux Antiquites a la Brocante et aux Jambons at Ile de Chatou. Want to join me? Better get your skates on - this is opening day, when the best and most unusual items are on offer. Gates open at 10 a.m. and close promptly at 7 p.m. But don't despair - if you can't get there today, the brocante continues daily through March 16th. Tickets are available at the gate.
To get to Chatou, take a taxi from Paris or the RER A1 train, direction Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Rueil-Malmaison or Chatou-Croissy. Then walk over the bridge to Ile de Chatou. But at the end of the day, don't expect to find a taxi willing to take you back to Paris - you'll need to take the train, no matter how much treasure you're carrying!
Check back this weekend for photos from the brocante.