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Belvedere via 1st dibs

Glamorous is the word that immediately comes to mind when browsing the inventory at Belvedere. With an emphasis on elegant mid-20th century furniture and decorations, pieces range from classic modernist basics to those of understated glamour, all with a focus on beauty, comfort, and function. Their inventory highlights the work of many of the period’s better known designers, as well as those who are just now being rediscovered. Finally, Belvedere features a selection of contemporary offerings that compliment our vintage aesthetic; these designs are destined to be the treasures of the future.

Handmade table in bronze with ivory shagreen top.

http://www.belvedere.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=320514

USA 1950’s- Copper glazed ceramic lamp. I would love this on a table next to a deep scarlet linen velvet sofa.

http://www.belvedere.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=259708

USA 1950’s- button-tufted slipper chairs. The shape and scale is so chic. With a small cocktail table between them this would be the perfect spot for cocktails with a friend. I would love to upholster them in a lavender mohair.

http://www.belvedere.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=333239

USA 1940’s scrolled mirror finished in gold and silver leaf- the lines are beautiful. This could be hung anywhere and would be particularly fun in a powder room.

http://www.belvedere.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=358540

USA 1950’s- Pair of Foo Dog Lamps. There are many reproduction foo dog lamps on the market right now and I think they are all fun in their own way. The below pair are stunning. The silver leaf with the soft brown patina brings the carvings to life. The carvings have a high visual impact- very intricate and three dimensional. The lucite bases add some feminine glamour.

http://www.belvedere.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=358561

USA 1960’s- Fabulous hexagonal side tables in silver gilt- just plain pretty.

http://www.belvedere.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=326831

Petite dresser/ bedside tables wrapped in parchment. The scale of these tables is perfect for a manhattan bedroom. The curve of the bottom and the nickle plated key hole makes these tables special.

http://www.belvedere.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=271252

USA 1950’s wave dresser- Va- Va- Voom…look at those curves!! The deep espresso stain still allows the grain of the wood to show through making this a bit more sophisticated than a straight lacquer. The pulls are equally unique. This would be a statement piece in a dining room but is versatile enough to sit anywhere.

http://www.belvedere.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=283308

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xo,

S

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1st dibs- Wednesday picks

Every wednesday morning I am on 1st dibs. Hunting for special pieces for various clients. Here are my top picks from the selection added today.

French 1970s Pelican lamps by Chervet. The curve of their necks is beautiful! I have a special love for pelicans from all my time spent in Florida. These beauties would be great anywhere.

http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=379817

19th century Chinese platform bed. This has sent me over the edge. Straight out of my Tony Duquette fantasy home. Red lacquer, intricate details. Incredible!

http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=382244

Above image is my all time favorite Tony Duquette room.

American 1940’s Tortoise Glass Custom Cabinet. This is yet another amazing piece. The sides and front of the cabinet are black and tortoise glass. Stunning.

http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=382744

American 1940’s knoll sofa upholstered in velvet with nailhead trim

http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=382912

French 1970’s dining table base made in the style of Chervet. Being an Aries I love these rams heads.

http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=379685

American 1980’s- buffet made with tessellated bone with large brass peacock feather like pulls. This is perfect for a client of mine in Connecticut!

http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=382972

Louis Phillipe Mirror- I love the silver gilt and this guy is huge at 4’10” high

http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=373206

xo,
S

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