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About Talisman

Since being founded by Ken Bolan in 1982 Talisman has evolved with the times from an antiques store to an exquisite mid-century modern filled emporium and to todays online presence. Talisman holds a wide array of stock from many of the world’s most admired designers such as Paul Evans, Vladamir Kagan, Pierre Cardin and Milo Baughman amongst many other treasures. The collections that we hold explore how international visionaries have shaped aesthetics, experimented with forms, colours and materials and created beauty that has lasted through decades. The curation of produc...Read More

Talisman

1stdibs Dealer Since 2019

Featured Pieces

Unusual Cyprus Root Table Base, 1960s
Located in GB
An unusual Cyprus root table, with great character and statement, 1960s Glass top not included
Category

Vintage 1960s American Center Tables

Materials

Cypress

Large Pair of Waterfall Shaped Side Tables, 1980s
Located in GB
A large, overscale pair of waterfall, brushed aluminium laminate side tables with inward turned legs, 1980s.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Side Tables

Materials

Laminate

Single Neoclassical Style Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in GB
A single neoclassical style, glazed ceramic urn shaped table lamp with white and gold detail, set on a white marble mount 1950s Shade not included.
Category

Vintage 1950s Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

19th Century Double-Sided Bureau
Located in GB
A 19th century double-sided bureau with leather fronted drop panels revealing intricately embossed leather fronted drawers and delicate brass fittings set on cabriole legs and hoof f...
Category

Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather

18th Century Marble Fragment Sculpture of Diana
Located in GB
An 18th century white marble fragment sculpture of Diana set on an ebonised base. The marble has some yellowing due to age.
Category

Antique 18th Century Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble

Pair of Rembrandt Brass and Faux Snakeskin Table Lamps, 1960s
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in GB
A pair of faux snakeskin brass column table lamps by Rembrandt, USA, 1960s Fully rewired by Talisman and custom made linen shades (seen in photo) included in price Lamp depth and...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Large Copper Reed Floor Sculpture, 1970s
By Silas Seandel
Located in GB
Large torch cut copper and patinated copper reed floor sculpture set in a base of faux pebbles. In the manner of Silas Seandel, 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Copper

Single Brazilian Wooden Veneered Block Table Lamp, Late 1950s
Located in GB
A single Brazilian table lamp with wooden veneered rectangular blocks stacked in a helix and set on a nickel-plated base, late 1950s-early 1960s.      
Category

Vintage 1950s Brazilian Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Tessellated Stone Desk by Maitland Smith, 1980s
By Maitland Smith
Located in GB
Tessellated stone desk designed by Maitland Smith on cabriole legs with nickel inlay. The desk has on drawer with a nickel handle, 1980s The drawer and legs have some damage. Mai...
Category

Vintage 1980s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Stone

French Ebonized and Gilt over Door Carving, circa 1890
Located in GB
A French ebonized and gilt over door carving, circa 1890 Removed from Stock Hill house, Dorset, the once home of Sir Osbert Laucaster.
Category

Antique 1890s French Neoclassical Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Metal Brutalist Wall Sculpture Attributed to Silas Seandel
By Silas Seandel
Located in GB
A massive cut steel brutalist wall sculpture dating from the mid-1960s, unsigned but probably by Silas Seandel.
Category

20th Century American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Cut Steel

Framed Oil Painting by Charles Levier Signed
By Charles Levier
Located in GB
A framed oil painting by Charles Levier of a harbour scene. Signed on front of canvas. Charles Levier was Corsican born in 1920 to a French father and American mother. He is well...
Category

20th Century French Paintings

Materials

Paint

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