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Introducing Shop Sara Gilbane Interiors

We have recently added a shop to our website. You will find a variety of items we have purchased on our travels ( antiques, accessories, wallpapers, fabrics, pillows, art, etc). New additions are added frequently so check back often.  A few of the items are listed below:

Visit the store to shop: http://saragilbaneinteriors.bigcartel.com/



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1st Dibs Wednesday’s Picks

As usual, 1st Dibs has a huge selection of fabulous new pieces. Here are some of my favorites:

Glam pair of french cobra sconces

Pair of French brass sconces in form of a cobra, newly electrified with vintage metal shades. Converted from candle sconces.  This pair would look amazing on either side of a door or a large bookshelf.


Silver leafed pagoda console by James Mont

This Beautiful silver leafed Pagoda console by JAMES MONT retains its original silver leaf finish which is in outstanding condition. The console has three cut out decals which support the pagoda top and has three drawers, with the center one which is braded “JAMES MONT DESIGN”

height: 27.25 in.
depth: 19 in.
width/length: 6 ft. 5 in.


Feather Headdress

late 20th century
Ceremonial feather hat worn by Fon(kings) and senior dignitaries in various kingdoms of the Grassfields region of Cameroon. Originally the coloration of this kind of hat was more subdued and its construction allowed folding in for storage. Later on the colors became more vivid and the construction more rigid. It makes a wonderful and easy to use decorative element.  I love hanging these on walls to add a textural element to the room.  The feathers and the color are fun and bring a bit of whimsy as well.


A pair of porcelain elephant lamps

A majestic pair of Italian ceramic elephant busts that have been mounted on acrylic
bases and wired as lamps….Funky and fabulous!


Beautiful Swedish Rococo Writing Desk

Circa 1760
Period Swedish rococo writing desk, circa 1760, with original hardware and secondary blue paint. Three drawers in the bowed front with a smaller drawer just under the drop leaf. The interior features two banks of three drawers on either side, as well as other drawers and compartments. Original bun feet.  This desk is similar to a secretary I purchased for a client ( you can see it in my portfolio).  I can’t tell you how many requests? comments I get on that piece.


Ox Weathervane

19th century
Attributed to Howard & Co., Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Ca. 1854-67.
The imposing size suggests that this Ox Weathervane was made on commission for a large barn. It is perhaps the largest example by Howard & Co. known to date. It is an exceptional piece based on its sculptural form, size, and virtually untouched condition. I love the way the colors fade on this piece.  Measurements:  height: 22 1/2       depth: 6 7/8       width/length: 35 in.

Pressed Botanicals

20th Century
A collection of herbiers from the 1900’s. The color preservation is out of this world… they are quite spectacular, but it person they are even more magnificent.

12 available.
Inquire for more photos.
Sold individually.

height: 22.5 in.
width/length: 17.25 in.


French Console

mid 1800’s
Dark walnut shows through the soft, aged gray paint.

height: 30 in.
depth: 29 in.
width/length: 10 ft.


Pair of branch coral lamps on coquina stone bases

Late 20th C.
A pair of branch coral lamps, mounted on coquina stone, with matching finials. I love the green shades and how full the coral branches are. Perfect for a large room that needs some fun.


height: 31 in.
width/length: 16″
diameter: 7.5 in.


19th century anglo indian carved swing

19th Century
Fully hand tooled swing, teak wood. Used for the Royal Queen’s palace during British Raj in India.  This is your statement piece.  This would look incredible at the edge of a garden or in a grove.


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Lucca Antiques Opens In NYC!

One of my favorite west coast antique dealers is opening up shop in NYC. Time and time again, I have found beautiful high quality pieces at Lucca. The store showcases the owners appreciation of fine antiques, architectural elements and their passion for creating their own designs from old, found objects. Prior to their Tribeca store opening I could only gaze longingly at their LA store via 1st dibs. I now will be able to drool in person and so will you!

A few images to tempt/ inspire you:

8 am chandelier assembled from 18th, 19th, and 20th century parts with a beautiful finish.

Bleached wood arm chairs. I love their squiggly lines that run all the way down to their legs.

19th Century faux bois dining table and 4 arm chairs. Perfect for the backyard of your townhouse or the garden of your country/ beach home.

Lucca Antqiues
182 Duane Street ( Tribeca)

website: http://www.luccaantiques.com/




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1st Dibs – Wednesday’s Picks

In the midst of moving I am taking a break to bring you my picks. Happy Shopping!

Morocco Early 20th Century. Brass Moroccan Lantern with Colored Glass. All Original

This is stunning! We created a moroccan home theater for a client and spent hours and hours pouring over websites to find the perfect chandelier- this one fits the bill!


An austere pair of end tables in the Directoire style, comprising a Carrara marble top and lower shelf resting within a brass X-framed base. By Maison Jansen. Italian, circa 1960.

These would look fabulous next to a deep teal linen velvet tufted back sofa.


Italy, 1950’s.

Italian Sciolari chandelier with individual “jewel” like crystals surrounded by individual bras circles. Multiple tiers and sizes of crystals. Great large scale.

I would love to see this jewel like chandelier above a master craft dining table. I would give the walls a high gloss lacquer so light bounced off of every surface. A dining room fit for Madonna.


France 1950’s. Pair of Maison Jansen X Base Benches.

I would reupholster the seats in a textural fabric and place in front of the fireplace in a client’s master bedroom.


England circa 1940. Ebonized two-drawer campaign desk with nickel plated fittings on sawhorse legs with leather top and greek key inlay.

Sentimento, oh I how I love you. This piece is perfect and works with any design.


Late 19th / Early 20th Century
Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vases, Late 19th / Early 20th Century. Newly Wired as Lamps to U.S. Electrical Code with Double Swivel Light Cluster and Adjustable Finials; Mounted on Giltwood Bases.

These are stunning. I love the bright pops of orange with hot pink.


A really fun wing chair. Restored in a Van Dyke finish on the legs and upholstered in an off white tussah silk.

A tribute to Tim Burton at the MOMA and “Alice in Wonderland” which comes out this weekend. The perfect chair for the Queen!


20th century
Exceptional pair of inlaid shell armchairs with beautifully upholstered seats.


Circa 1810
A graceful English regency ebonized and parcel-gilt armchair with caned seat and back; conforming loose cushion


Belgium 20th century.
Brand new but made with vintage leather for that broken in softness. Vintage nail tacks add the finishing touch. This club chair works with a variety of other pieces. Beautiful!


C. 1890
Beautifully gilded Louis Philippe mirror with original mercury glass. The glass has wonderful foxing through out and the glass sparkles with the mercury. Beautiful patina on the gilding and an original old wood back.





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Greenwich Village- Antony Todd

Antony Todd’s store is a beautiful space located on 11th street just off University. The space has high ceilings and walls filled with art. I can always find a unique piece weather it is a lamp, table, chair, or throw pillow. The ground floor is arranged in vignettes that show how his finds can all work together in a space, while the basement level holds all of the remaining treasures. Some pieces are awaiting reupholstery and some are waiting their turn to make their debut on the ground floor. I like seeing pieces in both settings. The ground floor has pieces that are ready to snap up and place in my client’s homes immediately and the basement offers me a place where my mind can wander and I can dream up fabrics for pieces upholstered in muslin.
While visiting the store yesterday I snapped some photos so you could all be inspired by his beautiful collection. Enjoy!

He usually goes with a neutral linen on furniture with throw pillows in a bright saturated color for interest.

Lovely deep chocolate velvet

Chocolate linen serves as a neautral against this beauti


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Winter Antiques Show – Young Collector’s Night

DeDear Friends,

Please join us at the Park Avenue Armory ( Park Avenue and 67th street) on January 28th ( This Thursday!) from 7pm-9pm for the annual Winter Antiques Show Young Collectors’ Night benefiting East Side House Settlement! There are beautiful antiques at every price point and gorgeous vintage jewelry.

Exciting new developments this year include:

-Silent Auction featuring 15-20 exclusive luxury items

-Booths offering the unique opportunity for “Young Collectors” to begin and/or add to existing collections by purchasing moderately priced items

-Celebrity DJ Berrie spinning throughout the party

-3 bars and fantastic food

Tickets may be purchased online at www.youngcollectorsnight.com <http://www.youngcollectorsnight.com/> for $175.00
The event is almost here — only a few days away— hope you can make it!



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