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Billy Baldwin Furniture

BILLY BALDWIN (UNITED STATES, 1903–83)

Billy Baldwin had the unusual distinction of being the first man to break the glass ceiling of interior decoration, which before WWII was ruled by a coterie of ladies. The look he championed in the mid-century was entirely American: classical in foundation, but modern in spirit, free of ostentation and unconcerned with trends. “Be faithful to your own taste,” he used to tell clients, “because nothing you really like is ever out of style.”

By the 1960s, just about every American taste-making blue blood was his client, including Jackie Onassis, Pamela Harriman, Nan Kempner, Bunny Mellon and Babe Paley. If you ever wondered who was responsible for Diana Vreeland’s unforgettable “garden in hell” crimson drawing room, it was Billy B, as his friends called him. 

“I always say I love color better than people,” he once remarked. He also loved cotton, calling it “his life,” detested damask and satin, and claimed to have “made a lady out of wicker.” His quips were legendary.

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Billy Baldwin Tuxedo Sofa
By Billy Baldwin
Located in Southampton, NJ
Billy Baldwin Tuxedo sofa custom commissioned by the original owner in the late 1970s. Hand block tribal print raw silk upholstery has water damage, professionally cleaned ready for ...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Billy Baldwin Furniture

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Silk

Pair of Billy Baldwin X Base Decorator Ottoman Benches in Russet Leather
By Billy Baldwin
Located in Ferndale, MI
Exceptional pair of X leg ottomans or benches in rarely seen button tufted leather cover. Original design by Billy Baldwin. Nicely patinated and original.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Billy Baldwin Furniture

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Leather

Cole Porter Étagère Designed by Frederick Victoria, circa 1954 for Billy Baldwin
By Billy Baldwin, Frederick P. Victoria & Son, Inc.
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The Cole porter étagère/ bookcase, designed by Frederick Victoria, circa 1954, for Billy Baldwin and Cole porter. An exceptional custom order, 7-tiered black lacquered shelves with b...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Billy Baldwin Furniture

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Brass

Billy Baldwin Side Table in Oak with Inset Granite Top, 1980s
By Paul M. Jones, Billy Baldwin
Located in New York, NY
Architectural side table in oak with inset black granite top by Billy Baldwin for Luten-Clarey-Stern (LCS), American 1980's  
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Billy Baldwin Furniture

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Oak

Billy Baldwin 1970s Iron and Wood Dining Table
By Billy Baldwin
Located in New York, NY
This 1970s dining table was designed by American interior decorator Billy Baldwin. It is comprised of an iron base and wood inlay top. The design is simple and elegant: the base make...
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1970s American Vintage Billy Baldwin Furniture

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Iron

Billy Baldwin Tall Modern Shelf System
By Billy Baldwin
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Cream painted wood with single square openwork supports on the front and double ones on the sides. With a glass shelf on the top and seven other glass shelves. All glass shelves .5 i...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Billy Baldwin Furniture

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Exquisite Pair of Restored Loungers by Billy Baldwin for Bielecky Brothers
By Billy Baldwin, Bielecky Brothers
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exceptional pair of lounge chairs designed by Billy Baldwin for Bielecky Brothers, circa 1975. Stout solid hardwood frame construction painstakingly veneered in hand-wrapped ratta...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Billy Baldwin Furniture

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Rattan, Hardwood

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Pair of Billy Baldwin Slipper Chairs
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