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Barbara Barry

American

Barbara Barry intends for her furniture designs to connect people to the splendor of the natural world around them. Her lounge chairs, tables and other pieces reflect the influence of the Hollywood Regency style as well as Barry’s admiration for organic materials and the subdued color palettes of the great outdoors. Simple and calming, her furniture is quietly elegant and has garnered Barry renown worldwide as a leader in interior design.

A native of California, Barry was surrounded by artists from the moment she was born and credits her mother with instilling a strong sense of confidence in her. Barry’s mother, a painter, encouraged her to nurture her creative impulses. The designer initially pursued a degree in art — she is an active painter today — but quickly eschewed the norms of formal education, leaving school to travel through Europe.

While traveling, Barry fell in love with the wines and cheeses of the cities she visited, inspiring her to open her own cheese shop in Mendocino upon her return to California. Her predilection for interior design quickly began to show itself as she went about setting up and running her store, and Barry began drawing designs for her own furniture. She moved to Los Angeles and established her own design firm in 1985.

Working with small local businesses to get her pieces made, she became more passionate about expressing herself through her furniture and quickly amassed a following for her work. Today, for its thoughtful merge of clean lines, 1940s Hollywood glamour and the soft palettes of the sea, sky and foliage of her state, her understated furniture is an international success.

Barry is expressly opposed to the use of patterns, opting instead for solid neutrals that pair well with warm brass or vintage bronze lighting fixtures and allow for the colors in a painting on the living room wall to pop. She is focused on bringing harmony and order into a space, and her minimalist designs — acid-washed mahogany side tables, armchairs with dark stained rattan backrests — are sought after by A-list celebrities, politicians and leading manufacturers alike. Barry has created exclusive furniture collections and home decor for legendary brands including Baker Furniture, McGuire Furniture Company and others.

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Average Sold Price
$2,406
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Pair of Barbara Barry Polished Nickel "Pacific Heights" Candlestick Table Lamps
By Boyd Lighting, Barbara Barry
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair of Late 20th Century Barbara Barry for Boyd Lighting Polished Nickel Pacific Heights Parlor Table Lamps. Featuring a slender, tapered hexagonal candlestick form on a round 5D ba...
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Barbara Barry

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Nickel

Barbara Baker for Baker Gold Leaf Diamond Chest
By Baker Furniture Company, Barbara Barry
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture gold leaf chest with a diamond pattern in front. The piece bears the tag on the rear. It is style number 3428. Pretty piece with some loss...
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1990s American Barbara Barry

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Gold Leaf

Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture Modern Neoclassical Mahogany Dining Table
By Baker Furniture Company, Barbara Barry
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous modern Neoclassical style dark mahogany extension dining table By Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1990s Measures: 68"W x 48"D x 29.63"H. Extends up t...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Barbara Barry

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Mahogany

Pair of Barbara Barry for Baker Velvet Lounge Chairs
By Barbara Barry, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Grand pair of velvet and hardwood lounge chairs or club chairs designed by Barbara Barry for Baker. Made in the art deco style the chairs feature a gracefully curved back and sides g...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Art Deco Barbara Barry

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Velvet, Hardwood

Paul Evans Cityscape Cubist Dining Chairs Mid-Century Modern Boucle Fabric 1970s
By Paul Evans, Barbara Barry
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Set of 6 Iconic Paul Evans Directional Cityscape Cubist Mid-Century Modern dining chairs. Includes Two PE241 arm chairs, Four PE240 armless side chairs. Back and seat cushions are so...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barbara Barry

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Metal

Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture Modern Nightstands, a Pair
By Barbara Barry, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Morgan, UT
Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture Modern oversized nightstands, a pair Baker Furniture, USA, 1990s Measures: 36 Wide x 24 Deep x 27.18 High. A pair of modern oversized night...
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1990s American Modern Barbara Barry

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Wood

Pair of Barbara Barry for Baker Side End Tables w Drawer
By Baker Furniture Company, Barbara Barry
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
This fantastic matching pair of Barbara Barry for Baker side or end tables each have a single drawer detailed with silver hardware pulls and supported by sophisticated 'X' shaped bas...
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20th Century Barbara Barry

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Wood

Rare Barbara Barry Baker 24K Gold Murano Glass Footed Centerpiece Bowl
By Baker Furniture Company, Barbara Barry
Located in Dayton, OH
Early 20th century Murano glass footed pedestal centerpiece bowl infused with 24K gold flakes, from Baker Furniture’s Barbara Barry Collection. Measure:18".  
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Barbara Barry

Materials

Gold

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Barbara Barry furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Barbara Barry furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Barbara Barry collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 27 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Barbara Barry's original furniture pieces were created in the Modern style in North America during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Dakota Jackson, Jay Spectre and Steve Chase. The prices for Barbara Barry furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $55 and tops out at $21,877, while pieces like these can sell for $2,823.

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