Inspired VI & New Items

February 28, 2013

Italian furniture is fascinating to me-   so bold and handsome, especially the seating. Did anyone notice the poltrona that Pope Benedict XVI was sitting in during his last public address in St. Peter’s Square? It made me wonder how one gets invited to the pope’s apartment because evidently they have left it unchanged for centuries. Note to self: more time in Rome-   an original thought today. ;)

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We just got back from Europe on Thursday of last week and Shane, the air warrior, has already made the loop back. We kept in mind all of the requests that I prompted from the last email and found some truly fantastic pieces while on the hunt. The shipment is scheduled to arrive to port around the 20th of March, which would be an unbelievable turnaround time. I can’t wait to see everything again! Below is a small tasting of the goods from buying last week and our latest postings to 1st Dibs and our site. 

There are so many more things to photograph from the last shipment. It has been a busy first quarter, but we are getting there. Please don’t hesitate to inquire about anything below or what you may not see. It’s definitely possible that it is here, un-photographed or on the water!

Also, a special “thank you” to Roman and Williams for choosing a wonderful pair of andirons of ours for their 1st Dibs Saturday Shopping! 

 

Kindest Regards,

Kristen

 

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Amy D. Morris

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Item #: 2288 

Price: $3,960


An Italian Murano Glass 6-light Chandelier, 1st half 20th century 

Italy, 1st half 20th century, blown glass, in excellent condition, to be wired for electricity 

height: 28 in. (71 cm)
diameter: 16 in. (41 cm) 

 

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Roman and Williams

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Item #: 2289 

Price: $6,650

A Southern Italian, 2nd Quarter 19th Century, Square One Drawer Table 

Italy, ca. 1830 to 1840, the square top consisting of four joined boards above a conforming case housing one drawer with a brass pull, the lower molded edge above turned and tapering legs on raised cylindrical feet, in excellent condition apron height: 24 inches 

height: 30.75 in. (78 cm)
length: 4 ft. 3.5 in. (131 cm)
depth: 4 ft. 3 in. (130 cm) 

 

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Daniel Romualdez

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Item #: 2290 

Price: $6,330

A Pair of Italian, Venetian, Rococo Style, 19th Century, Walnut Armchairs 

Italy, ca. 1850, constructed entirely of walnut in the Rococo style, the down swept arms with handles curving out and rolling under their curved supports, the serpentine front frames having shaped and carved aprons, the front apron and feet both with Venetian inspired shell carvings, in excellent condition 

height: 43 in. (109 cm)
seat height: 18 in. (46 cm)
length: 30.5 in. (77 cm)
depth: 31 in. (79 cm) 

 

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Brad Ford ID

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Item #: 2291 
Price: $3,880

A Continental Walnut, Ebonized, and Rope 5-Light Chandelier 

Continental, ca. 1900 to 1910, the central pentagonal column supporting 5 arms hanging from ropes, in good condition 

height: 44 in. (112 cm)
diameter: 30.5 in. (77 cm) 

 

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Kristen Buckingham

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Item #: 2292 
Price: $3,440

An Italian, Tuscan, mid 19th Century Walnut Upholstered Poltrona 

Italy, ca. 1840 to 1850, the bow shaped backrest having a carved handle top, the downward curving arms on small turned supports above a frame with a serpentine front rail and flared front legs, upholstered in linen burlap, in excellent condition 

height: 38 in. (97 cm)
seat height: 21.5 in. (55 cm)
length: 23 in. (58 cm)
depth: 26 in. (66 cm) 

 

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Axel Vervoordt

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Item #: 2293 
Price: $8,770

An Italian, Early 17th Century, Late Renaissance Ebonized Pinewood Frame 

Italy, ca. 1600, having many layers of molded edges , richly ebonized with areas of fading to reveal walnut surfaces, the bottom edge unfinished, once a picture frame for an important horizontal painting, now fitted with “antiqued” glass, in good condition 

height: 4 ft. 2 in. (127 cm)
length: 5 ft. (152 cm)
depth: 3.5 in. (9 cm)

 

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William Frawley

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Item #: 2294
Price: $5,880

A Pair of Italian, Early 18th Century, Dark Walnut Armchairs 

Italy, 1st quarter 18th century, having bowed arms in the “caquetoire” style and resting on turned supports, block turned legs and ball feet, the front stretchers concave carved on four sides, the other stretchers with molded edges, backrests with comfortable leans, upholstered in linen burlap, in good condition, recently tightened and upholstered, one rear leg with replacement near bottom 

height: 43 in. (109 cm)
seat height: 20 in. (51 cm)
length: 26 in. (66 cm)
depth: 30 in. (76 cm)

 

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Robert Brown Interior Design

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Item #: 2295
Price: $5,110

An Italian Early Neoclassical Period Fruitwood Poltrona


Italy, last quarter 18th century, having a slightly arched and leaning backrest and high upholstered arms, a generous tight seat resting on fluted and tapering legs, with carved corner medallions, in excellent condition, recently tightened, very structurally sound

height: 37.5 in. (95 cm)
seat height: 17.5 in. (44 cm)
length: 24 in. (61 cm)
depth: 29.25 in. (74 cm)
 

 

 A few select items from our European buying trip last week:

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