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“I believe that we all deserve to live in a home that’s appointed with expertly crafted objects that are generous with spirit and soul.” Erik Retzer’s been bringing this charming vision to life for the whole of his career as an antiques and art expert. After earning his degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Erik spent a decade exploring the globe, honing his eye, and strengthening his international relationships with dealers as he sought out the finest pieces from eras’ past. Then, in 2018, Erik opened RIGHT | PROPER in Chicago's historic Lincoln Park n...Read More

RIGHT | PROPER

Established in 20181stDibs seller since 2018

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Featured Pieces

Late 20th Century Portuguese Cabbage Platter from Bonwit Teller
Located in Chicago, IL
This exquisite late 20th-century Portuguese ceramic cabbage platter, once a prized offering at the now-defunct but highly esteemed Bonwit Teller department store in New York City, st...
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Late 20th Century Portuguese Country Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

18th Century English Cricket Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Standing as a testament to 18th-century English craftsmanship, this exceptional elmwood cricket table is a captivating piece of furniture. Its round top and shelf boasts a patina tha...
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Antique 18th Century English Primitive Side Tables

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Elm

17th Century English Wainscot Armchair
Located in Chicago, IL
This exquisite 17th-century English oak Wainscot armchair stands as a testament to the era's masterful craftsmanship and artistic expression. The chair's standout feature, a carved d...
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Antique 17th Century English Armchairs

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Oak

Late 18th Century English Cricket Table with Shelf
Located in Chicago, IL
Standing as a testament to 18th-century English craftsmanship, this exceptional elmwood cricket table is a captivating piece of furniture. Its round top boasts a patina that tells th...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Primitive Side Tables

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Elm

Late 19th Century Italian Venetian Mirror
Located in Chicago, IL
This late 19th-century Italian Venetian glass mirror is a breathtaking example of craftsmanship and elegance. Adorned with a baroque-style glass frame, it exudes opulence and sophist...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Wall Mirrors

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Mirror

Set of Three 19th Century English Pub Stools
Located in Chicago, IL
These three 19th-century English Arts & Crafts pub stools with nailhead trim are a stunning blend of functionality and craftsmanship. Influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement, each s...
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Antique 19th Century English Arts and Crafts Stools

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Leather, Oak

Early 18th Century English William and Mary Chest of Drawers
Located in Chicago, IL
This early 18th-century English William and Mary oak chest of drawers epitomizes the timeless charm and versatility of its era. Featuring ch...
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Antique Early 18th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests ...

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Oak

Rather Large 19th Century English Cricket Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Standing as a testament to 19th-century English craftsmanship, this exceptionally large cricket table is a captivating piece of furniture. Its roun...
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Antique 19th Century American Primitive Dining Room Tables

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Elm

19th Century English Adam-Style Console
Located in Chicago, IL
Crafted in the refined tradition of the Adam style, this 19th-century English mahogany console exudes timeless elegance and classical sophistication. The back crest rail is adorned w...
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Antique 19th Century English Adam Style Console Tables

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Mahogany

Late 17th/Early 18th Century Chinese Huanghuali Scholar's Stool
Located in Chicago, IL
Dating back to the late 17th or early 18th century during China's Qing dynasty, this exquisite Ming-style huanghuali scholar's stool epitomizes the pinnacle of traditional Chinese craftsmanship. Crafted from rare and revered huanghuali wood, renowned for its enduring strength, rich hues, and captivating grain patterns, this stool stands as a testament to the esteemed value placed on this precious material. Its simple yet elegant design features a high waist and humpback stretchers, lending an air of sophistication and grace. The straight square legs terminate in stylized hoof feet, adding a touch of regal charm. Each meticulously crafted joint and carefully honed detail speaks volumes about the skill and artistry of the period's master craftsmen. Beyond its intrinsic beauty, this stool embodies the cultural significance and historical importance of huanghuali furniture...
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Antique Early 18th Century Chinese Ming Stools

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Hardwood

19th Century English Cricket Table with Lattice Shelf
Located in Chicago, IL
This early 19th-century English oak cricket table epitomizes the charm and functionality of its era. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, its round top exudes a rustic elegan...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Country Side Tables

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Oak

Pair of 20th Century German Antler Sconces
Located in Chicago, IL
Crafted from fallow deer and stag antlers, these 20th-century German three-arm sconces stand as majestic relics of the Black Forest's heritage. Likely adorning the walls of a hunting...
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20th Century German Adirondack Wall Lights and Sconces

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Antler

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