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Eaves & Brown for Saks 5th Ave. Black Hand beaded Strapless Evening Gown
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a very elegant evening gown from Eaves & Brown, London. It is heavily beaded and strapless
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20th Century British Contemporary Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Cecil Beaton Strapless Evening Gown Silk Satin & Beaded Chiffon with Rhinestones
Located in Chicago, IL
Extremely elegant, evening gown designed by Cecil Beaton. This new/old stock gown retains its
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1960s Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Elegant Retro Satin Glamour Gown
Located in New York, NY
Quintessential Timeless Retro Satin Glamour Gown from the 1940's. Of Silk Satin with twist detail
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1940s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Bob Mackie Vintage Elegant Black and Nude Velvet and Lace Evening Gown Size 4
By Bob Mackie
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Bob Mackie - Timeless and elegant best describes this black velvet evening gown with nude and black
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1990s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Elegant French Art Deco Sequin Gown
Located in New York, NY
Elegant and timeless French Sequin Art Deco Gown sewn on cotton tulle. Nude iridescent gelatin
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1930s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Elegant Art Deco Lame Floral Gown
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Art Deco Lame Floral Gown from the 1930's. Bias cut with very large puffed sleeves, slim
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1930s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Elegant Art Deco Lace Evening Ensemble
Located in New York, NY
Lovely Art Deco Lace Evening Ensemble of cotton lace. Sleek gown with capelet bolero of 3 tier
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1930s Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Vintage Jasper Conran Black Crepe Evening Gown
By Jasper Conran
Located in London, GB
A chic and elegant evening vintage gown by Jasper Conran .The dress is in a black crepe with an
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1980s British Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Oscar de la Renta Silk Jacquard Evening Gown
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Oscar de la Renta 2 piece Silk Jacquard Evening Gown in vibrant red crepe de chine
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1990s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Black Velvet evening gown with beaded collar, 1930s
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant old hollywood 1930s black velvet gown with beaded collar. Long sleeve with small cut out
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1930s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Renato Balestra elegant Gray Sequined Vintage Evening Dress
By Renato Balestra
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant, phenomenal, refined and fine evening dress from the famous Italian fashion house Renato
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1980s Italian Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Vintage 1940s Black liquid satin bombshell dress, Evening gown
Located in NEWARK, GB
This rare vintage 1940's evening dress is really the stuff dresses are made of! A superbly
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Mid-20th Century British Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Bombshell Mugler Dress Black Summer Evening Gown V-Neck Sexy
By Mugler
Located in Berlin, BE
BOMBSHELL! The perfect gown for an elegant sexy summer evening. Very sexy long maxi dress, bodycon
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1990s Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Elegant Openwork Wool Crepe Evening Coat - France Circa 1935-1945
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1935-1945 France Elegant evening coat in black woollen crepe with geometric and openwork
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1930s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Elegant Openwork Wool Crepe Evening Coat - France Circa 1935-1945
Elegant Openwork Wool Crepe Evening Coat - France Circa 1935-1945
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Size: Equivalent size France 36
Gorgeous Iconic Thierry Mugler Gown SS1999 Evening Dress Silver Lucite Details
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Berlin, BE
in his studio. Dark Blue long evening gown with amazing unique pointy silver metal and lucite details
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1990s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

1990s Bill Blass Vintage Salmon Pink Dress Silk Draped Sleeveless Evening Gown
By Bill Blass
Located in Portland, OR
This is such an elegant vintage 1990's Bill Blass salmon pink silk column evening dress. Bill Blass
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1990s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Gianni Versace Embellished Sheer Evening Dress Gown F/W 1996 Runway Vintage
By Gianni Versace Couture, Gianni Versace
Located in 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, NL
Collectors Item! The purple Gianni Versace runway 1996 Embellished Sheer Evening Dress Gown is an
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1990s European Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Vintage 1930's Silk Lamé Brocade Evening Gown 1930's One shoulder gown UK 8 US 4
Located in Cheltenham, GB
strap which is elegantly pleated and gathered, draping over the shoulder into a slight sleeve. The
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1930s British Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

F/W 1986 Valentino Garavani Ruched Black Silk Evening Skirt Set Gown
By Valentino Garavani, Valentino
Located in West Hollywood, CA
mock neck and petal sleeves. The voluminous evening skirt features a high waist and an A-line cut
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1980s Italian Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

A Jean Allen Evening Taffeta and Velvet Gown - London Circa 1955/1960
By Jean Allen
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1955/1960 London England Superb evening dress in taffeta and flocked velvet from the Jean
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1950s English Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Thierry Mugler SS1997 Gorgeous Black Evening Dress Fringe Elegant Vintage 90s
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Berlin, BE
Stunning!! The perfect combination of elegant classic and extraordinairy! This dress is a very
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1990s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Chanel Vintage Fall/Winter 1995 Black Silk Ruched Bow Corseted 95A Evening Gown
By Chanel
Located in Jersey City, NJ
An exquisite black gown from Chanel's Fall/Winter 1995 collection. This strapless evening dress
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1990s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

1985 Bill Blass Vintage Runway Dress Abstract Black White Evening Gown Draping
By Bill Blass
Located in Portland, OR
This elegant Bill Blass designer vintage dress is from his 1985 collection and we think it's so
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1980s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

F/W 1995 Ralph Lauren Runway Stretch Sequin Asymmetric Black Flare Evening Gown
By Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting an elegant asymmetric evening gown designed by Ralph Lauren for his Fall/Winter 1995
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1990s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

1970s Vintage I Magnin Black Evening Gown Dress W/ 6 Rows of Rhinestones
By Joan Leslie
Located in Portland, OR
This 1970’s vintage evening gown is so chic! This elegant lightweight black wool dress is lined and
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1970s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Vintage 1960's Gold Lurex Brocade & Rhinestone Evening Gown UK 8 US 4
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This simply breathtaking early 1960's evening gown, rendered in a gold rose pattern brocade, with
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1960s Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Jackie Rogers Elegant Bias Chiffon Beaded Evening Dress
By Jackie Rogers
Located in New York, NY
Jackie Rogers Elegant Bias Chiffon Beaded Evening Dress. 2 layers of bias black silk chiffon are
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1990s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Chanel Slinky Jersey Knit Evening Gown/ Dress with Cut Out Sleeves and CC Button
By Chanel
Located in Sparks, NV
Old Hollywood-inspired slinky jersey knit evening gown by Chanel with a gathered midriff and unique
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1990s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Vintage 1960's Pink & Silver Lurex Beaded Frank Usher Evening Gown UK 8-10
By Frank Usher
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This show stopping original 1960's evening gown, rendered in a silver striped lurex fabric, which
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1960s Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

ESCADA Couture Vintage Evening Silk Gown Wedding Cream Sequined 1980s
By Escada
Located in London, GB
evening vintage gown from Escada. Long cream-beige elegant beautifully shining sleeveless dress with
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1980s German Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

A burgundy velvet & lamé evening gown by Pierre Cardin Haute Couture Circa 1980
By Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin Couture
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1980 France A long evening dress in Burgundy velvet by Pierre Cardin Haute Couture dating
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1980s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Lillie Rubin Sheer Black Polka Dot and Lace Soft Tulle Gothic Evening Gown SM
By Lillie Rubin
Located in North Attleboro, MA
. This designer evening gown from the 1990s is perfect for special occasions. Features of the dress
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1980s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Vintage Long White Summer Gown
Located in London, GB
An elegant and easy to wear white summer gown, or possible wedding dress. The dress is column style
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1960s British Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Halston 1970s Wrap Beaded Gown
By Halston
Located in Water Mill, NY
An amazingly detailed elegant red silk beaded wrap dress from Halston. The floor length gown is
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1970s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Maska Luxe Ribbed Aubergine Gown
Located in London, GB
An elegant aubergine colour gown by Maska Luxe .The dress is in a ribbed wool/silk mix fabric, and
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1990s Unknown Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Jacques Heim couture gold silk satin evening gown, circa 1960s
By Jacques Heim
Located in London, GB
styles yet always luxurious and elegant This circa late 1950s evening gown constructed in of gold silk
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1950s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Carolyne Roehm Strapless Burgundy Organza Gown
By Carolyne Roehm
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Carolyne Roehm Strapless Burgundy Organza Gown with gathered bodice line which drapes into
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1990s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

1990s Geoffrey Beene Grey Silk Gown
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant Vintage Geoffrey Beene charcoal grey maxi silk gown. Matching coat sold separately. see
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1990s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Galanos Halter Neck Gown with Pleating Detail
By Galanos
Located in New York, NY
Galanos, purple, silk, crepe halter neck, evening gown with diagonally placed, pleating detail on
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1980s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Marie Pierre Tattarachi Dramatic Draped Jersey Gown
Located in New York, NY
thousands. This is an extremely elegant gown, but, it does help to be thin and tall as was the previous
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1980s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Bob Mackie 1980s Red Beaded Lace Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Step into the spotlight with the Bob Mackie 1980s Red Beaded Lace Gown, a breathtaking masterpiece
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1980s Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Pauline Trigere Crystal Wool Crepe Crystal Gown
By Pauline Trigère
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Pauline Trigere Crystal Wool Crepe Crystal Gown. 2 piece ensemble with hand set triangular
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1970s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Faust Glittery Black Elegant Dress
Located in Milano, IT
Brilliant black elegant dress designed by Faust in France in the 1990s. Made in France. ORIGINAL
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1990s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Kenzo Elegant Blue Vintage Dress
By Kenzo
Located in Milano, IT
dress has the original label. The dress is below the knee length and is an elegant gift blue colour. The
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1990s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Gucci 1980s Black Silk Long Sleeve Gown
By Gucci
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
outfit; it's a statement in elegance that transcends trends. The gown features an elegant slit down the
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1980s Italian Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Vintage Scaasi Multi Color Floral Silk Gown
By Arnold Scaasi Couture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
marigold, magenta, purple and green. Truly elegant vintage gown. Perfect for any event. XS/ Very Small
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1950s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Christian Dior 1980s Burgundy & Metallic Gold Gown
By Christian Dior
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Gown—a luxurious and versatile piece that encapsulates the spirit of the iconic era. This long-sleeved
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1980s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

1960's Galanos Black Silk Chiffon Gown
By Galanos
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Stunning and elegant late 1960's Galanos couture black silk chiffon gown. Fitted halter style
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1960s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Chanel By Karl Lagerfeld Bows-Embellished Gown
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Geneva, CH
Chanel gown. Made from black silk and wool, the evening dress is adorned with a wide black velvet band
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1980s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

1990s Giorgio Armani Black Net Beaded Gown
By Giorgio Armani
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Stunningly intricate 1990's Armani diaphanous hand beaded gown. Boat neck, long sleeve with a
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1990s Italian Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

1973 Leo Narducci Black Chiffon Gown and Shawl
By Leo Narducci
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Elegant 1973 Leo Narducci black sleeveless V-neck chiffon gown with rhinestone studded bodice and
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1970s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Christian Dior 1980s Metallic Purple Long Sleeve Gown
By Christian Dior
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
gown boasts billowing sleeves that synch in at the wrist, creating a dramatic and elegant effect that
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1980s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Nina Ricci Strapless Velvet, Organza, Brocade Column Gown
By Nina Ricci
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Nina Ricci Strapless Velvet Organza Brocade Column Gown from the 1980's. Velvet column
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1980s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

1940's Printed Draped Silk One Shoulder Gown
Located in New York, NY
Elegant 1940's Draped Silk Crepe One Shoulder Gown with ruffled scarf. Draped bodice extends into
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1940s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Vintage Red Beaded Chiffon Open-Back Halter Gown
Located in New York, NY
how low the open back dips— so sexy yet elegant! I adore red gowns because they feel appropriate at
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1990s North American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Vintage Red Beaded Chiffon Open-Back Halter Gown
Vintage Red Beaded Chiffon Open-Back Halter Gown
Size: see description for sizing
1960s Jean Varon Midnight Blue Evening Dress
By Jean Varon
Located in London, GB
This attractive Jean Varon 1960s Midnight Blue evening gown is a sophisticated departure from the
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1960s British Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

1990s Ralph Lauren Purple Label Collection Black Gown
By Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Sleek and stunning long sleeve black silk crepe Ralph Lauren Purple label gown from the 1990s
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1990s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

Ombre Silk Chiffon Rose Print Gown, Isabell Gerhart
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Ombre Silk Chiffon Rose Print Gown from the 1970's. Simple fitted top with full sheer
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1970s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

1960's Blue, Gold and Green Brocade Gown
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Stunning 1960's periwinkle blue, gold and turquoise green brocade gown and matching waist tie
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1960s American Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

1980s Nina Ricci Velvet, Lace and Taffeta Gown
By Nina Ricci
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Over the top fabulous Nina Ricci gown from the 1980s. Top is cut black velvet with gathering at
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1980s French Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns

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Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary variety of elegant vintage evening gowns available on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black elegant vintage evening gowns, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Beige, Red and more options on these pages. Finding the perfect accessories for you may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions of these were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 20th Century, can also be found on the site. There have been many classic iterations of elegant vintage evening gowns over the years, but those made by Bill Blass, Geoffrey Beene and Jean Paul Gaultier are often thought to be among the most stylish. Finding accessories for sale for women should be easy, but there are 3 pieces available to browse for men as well as unisex, too.

How Much are Elegant Vintage Evening Gowns?

Prices for elegant vintage evening gowns can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $108 and can go as high as $8,400, while these items, on average, fetch $832.

Finding the Right evening-dresses for You

With entire museum exhibitions dedicated to examining fashion designers and their creations, we’re finally recognizing that costuming is art. Evening dresses over time have conveyed specific statements about social class, position and beliefs. Fashion is a powerful means of self-expression, and sophisticated vintage evening dresses and gowns by our favorite couturier play no small role in making us feel wonderful but, perhaps more importantly, making us feel like ourselves.

In the 16th century, dresses and gowns were so important that England's Queen Elizabeth I defined rules about what dresses women could wear — guidance included long skirts and fitted bodices. Forward-thinking designers have responded to this history.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel reimagined traditionally masculine garments for feminine shapes, and her elegant evening dresses and gowns promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by layers of fabric. Christian Dior's gowns celebrated luxury and femininity in the late 1940s — and gave to women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of the war. French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent introduced innovative and highly coveted dress designs in the 1960s while at the same time challenging sexist stereotypes about which members of society could wear tuxedos.

Works by unconventional British designer John Galliano — featured in houses like Givenchy and Dior — redefined limits that dressmakers faced in terms of material, construction and vision during the late 20th century. From his embroidered absinthe-green Oscars gown for actress Nicole Kidman to the iconic sleeveless Dior newspaper dress that Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw made famous, Galliano’s intricate and multifaceted work is reliably collectible and newsworthy

Today’s designers target an increasingly broad audience with their boundary-crossing work, and their tendency to play off of each other’s ideas means that every walk down the runway is also a walk through an entire history of fashion design and dress craftsmanship.

Whether you gravitate toward backless maxi dresses or silk charmeuse gowns by Alexander McQueen or embellished, ruffled floral-print designs by Chloe or Versace, there is an extraordinary collection of vintage and designer evening dresses and gowns waiting for you on 1stDibs.

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