Interior Designer and Blogger
Blogger and designer Athena Calderone is a much-followed — and frequently photographed — tastemaker in design, fashion and food circles. Founder of the popular lifestyle site Eye Swoon, Calderone is also a partner at Rawlins Calderone Design, an interiors firm she started in 2012 with John Rawlins, the former director of store design at Bergdorf Goodman. A Parsons School of Design alum, Calderone excels at the art of juxtaposition, often pulling natural elements into industrial spaces. Splitting time between her contemporary DUMBO dwelling in Brooklyn and her mid-century modern Amagansett getaway in the Hamptons — a collaboration with Bates Masi Architects — the self-proclaimed "visual creature” shares a swoon-worthy selection of her favorite items from 1stdibs. More
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The Flag Halyard Chair by Hans J. Wegner
Hans J. Wegner, PP Mobler
Leather, Rope, Sheepskin, Stainless Steel
An iconic and dramatic lounge chair having a sculptural and engineered stainless steel frame with a seat and back made of plaited flag halyard. Comfort is added with a longhaired sheeps...
Pair of Mathieu Mategot Coffee Tables, circa 1950,...
Pair of Mathieu Mategot coffee tables. Manufactured by Ateliers Matégot. France, circa 1950. Lacquered metal legs and structure. Perforated metal and original marble top. Extremel...
Pierre Forssell Wall-Mounted Candlesticks
Skultuna, Pierre Forssell
Weighted brass pendulum candlesticks hang from brass mounts. For Skultuna, Sweden.
Newton Hayden Stubbing Painting, Gardiners Island,...
Newton Haydn Stubbing
Canvas, Linen, Paint
Newton Haydn Stubbing, American 1921-1983, semi abstract painting entitled "Gardiners Island," 1975. Oil on canvas. Measures: 18" x 19". Signed lower right en verso. Provenance: Private...
Pair of Vintage Soriana Club Chairs and Ottoman by...
Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Pair of vintage Soriana club chairs and ottoman by Tobia & Afra Scarpa. Original fabric showing signs of wear.
Gazelle Collection Marble-Top Ebonized Console Tab...
Gio Ponti, Stamford Modern, Carlos Solano-Granda
Brass, Marble, Wood
The Gazelle console table is a slender piece shown here in an ebony finish with a marble top. Tapered legs and arms that converge in the center making an X-shaped base; on top of the ...
Modernist Brass & Black Metal Fireplace Tools
Set of black metal fireplace tools accented in polished brass. USA, circa 1960. Includes stand with round base and poker, shovel and brush. Base and tool handles have brass finish.
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Chaise Longue by Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen
Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen wicker stainless steel and leather chaise longue, circa early 1980s. This example has an adjustable stainless frame and base suspended leather bolster cus...
Sculptural Pair of Lounge Chairs by Ib Kofod-Larse...
Sculptural pair of lounge chairs by Ib Kofod-Larsen circa late 1950's. These examples have newly finished beautifully grained solid manogany frames. They have been newly upholstered i...
Brass Candle Sconces Pierre Forssell Skultuna, Swe...
Brass candles sconces designed by Pierre Forssell for Skultuna Sweden. Ten pieces available.
Pair of Stunning Lacquered Copper Lamps after Ferr...
Pair of stunning lacquered copper lamps after Andree Ferris and Reta Shacknove, circa early 1950s. These lovely examples have hair pin shaped legs and basket forms and have been newly f...
Free Form Brutalist Gold Leafed Wall Sculpture
Free form brutalist wall sculpture circa early 1960s. This phenomenal example has textured gold leafed forms and can be hung vertically or horizontally.
Set of Four 1960s Laverne T-Chairs by Katavolos, L...
Leather, Stainless Steel
Stunning set of four 1960s cognac leather T-chairs by Katavolos, little and Kelly. The frame of the chairs in stainless steel.
Contemporary Klismos Bench in Brass in the Style o...
Stunning Contemporary Klismos Bench in Brass with leather straps in the style of T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Table Lamp in Brass designed by Pierre Forsell for...
Skultuna, Pierre Forssell
One rare small table lamp in brass designed by Pierre Forsell for Skultuna, Sweden, 1960's
Muller Van Severen Rocking Chair
Muller Van Severen
Rocking chair in lacquered steel and slung textile.
Solid Brass Jewelry Box with Eagle Motif
Solid brass jewelry box with eagle motif circa early 1950's. This example has an elegant and detailed bird on the lid and is lined in velvet.
McKenzie Fine Art
This drawing is made with ink on paper.
Brass Spider Chair Unique Dining Chair by Zhoujie ...
Chairs from the Brass Collection are the second series of objects developed with Endless Forms, Zhoujie’s own digitalized fabrication system that generates an ever-changing family of ob...
Rack and Table by Muller Van Severen
Muller Van Severen
Combined rack and table in brass and with polyethylene shelves
Pair of Pepe Mendoza Brass and Ceramic Door Handle...
Pair of Pepe Mendoza brass and glazed ceramic door handles circa late 1950's. These fabulous examples have inset turquoise glazed ceramic forms in solid brass. Price listed is for the p...
McCollin Bryan Tinted Lens Table
Brass, Acrylic, Resin
Lens table with amber tinted resin top backed by acrylic mirror on brass base.
Stripe Italian-Inspired Settee
Bronze, Silk, Brass, Upholstery
Our own production 50's Italian-inspired settee. Legs are solid cast bronze, available in brushed or polished finish (as shown here), or to-order in nickel, gunmetal, antiqued bronze, o...
Elegant Pair of Free Form Hammered Brass Lamps
Elegant pair of free form hammered brass lamps circa early 1970's. These lovely examples have custom black shades and are priced as a pair.
Moroccan Vintage Berber Ourika Rug
Beautiful Ourika rug with ivory background and pattern in brown, pink and purple.
Italian 1950s Lounge Chair in Raf Simons Textile
Beautiful Italian 1950's lounge chair. Wooden legs, re-upholstered in Raf Simons for Kvadrat velvet.
Pair of Black Wilhelm Wagenfeld Wall Lights
rare pair of Wilhelm Wagenfeld sconces in ebony porcelain with opaque glass bulb covers and individual on/off switches
Knud Basse for Michael Andersen Ceramic Thorn Vase...
Michael Andersen Ceramics
Rare Sculptural Form, Studio Pottery, Painted Glaze. Mfg. by Michael Andersen & Son, Denmark. Impressed Marks to Bottoms. Small Vase H: 7 in. Large Vase H: 10 in.
Rare Ste-Marie and Laurent Mid-Century Modern, Chr...
Ste. Marie and Laurent
Chrome, Rosewood, Steel
A rare rosewood and chrome desk by Ste-Marie and Laurent. Canada circa 1960. Signed. Amazing and beautiful, this is a prime example of the James Bond, bad guys design style. Ideal fo...
Moroccan Vintage Beni Ourain Pile Rug
Beautiful Beni Ourain pile rug. Ivory background with multicolor pattern and ivory tassels.
Italian 1950s Console Table in Painted Glass
Stunning 1950's Italian console table. Glass table top in blue and light teal, base in stained wood.
Pair of Fabulous Hanging Chairs
Fabulous powder coated steel and Naugahyde large scale hanging chairs, circa mid-1970s. These examples have powder coated charcoal gray steel frames and the slatted steel curved seats h...
Pair of Brass Mid-Century French Occasional Tables...
Brass, Smoked Glass
Stunning pair of Mid-Century Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen side tables in brass and smoked dark glass
the A Chair by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Brass, Wood, Upholstery
superb and rare chair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Walnut frame with solid brass front legs and upholstered seat.
Rare Pair of Malcolm Leland Bronze Door Handles
Rare pair of solid bronze door handles by Malcolm Leland, circa mid-1960s. These stunning sculptural examples are all original and perfectly patinated. Price listed is for the pair.
Elegant Mohair and Walnut Plinth Sofa
Elegant mohair and walnut plinth based sofa circa mid 1960's. This example is upholstered in an incredible thick pile burnt umber mohair and has three loose seat cushions and a rolled t...
Lucite and Walnut Floating Desk
Stunning walnut Lucite and acrylic floating desk or console table, circa mid-1960s. This architectural example has solid clear Lucite sides and cream acrylic drawer fronts and top that ...
Rare Poul Hundevad Rosewood Folding Stool
Rare Poul Hundevad rosewood and leather folding stool circa late 1950s. This example is solid rosewood and has been newly upholstered in black saddle leather.
Kabbalist Totem Sculpture by Jeanette Bernhard
Carved totem sculpture by Jeanette Bernhard, circa mid-1960s. This 6.5' tall work is executed in sculpted and stacked foam and is from a series Ms. Bernhardt did involving the mysteries...
Pair of Midcentury Arne Norell "Inca" Chairs in Or...
Pair of Mid-century Arne Norell "Inca" Chairs in Original Calfskin Saddle Leather and Teak.
Large Scale Brutalist Iron Sculpture
Large scale brutalist iron sculpture circa early 1960s. This free from example can be displayed vertically or horizontally and is fluid from every angle.
Set of 12 Superleggera Chairs in the style of Gio ...
Set of 12 Superleggera Chairs in the style of Gio Ponti. Enameled metal and woven seats.
Pair of 1950s Raymor Italian Ceramic Table Lamps
Lovely Raymor ceramic table lamps, circa late 1950s. This example has a elongated cylindrical ceramic body with blue and black glazing. Price does not include shade.
Leather Bench by Josef Hoffmann
Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann
Beech, Brass, Leather, Plywood, Wood
A bentwood bench designed by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956 ), Vienna Secession. Seat and back upholstered Measures: depth: 19.69 in ( 50 cm ), width: 47.05 in ( 119,5 cm ), height: 39.9...
Pair of Formation Side Table
The elegantly appointed custom "Formation" side table designed by Irwin Feld Design for CF Modern boasts clean and sculptural lines. As shown, finished in silver cerused oak, the scu...
Thierry Mugler Architectural Cocktail Dress
Vintage Thierry Mugler black satin structured cocktail dress with fan bodice and bow detail.
Alpaca Mexican Abalone Keepsake Box after Salvador...
A lustruous keepsake or jewelry box in alpaca nickel and veneered with abalone shell tiles on the top of the hinged lid and around the box sides. Stamped to the base "Mexico Alpaca". Af...
Set of Four Ladder Bookends by Ben Seibel for Jenf...
A set of four bookends in brass plated metal. By Ben Seibel for Jenfred and Distributed by Raymor. American, circa 1950.
Contemporary Klismos Brass Chair with Leather Stra...
Stunning Contemporary Klismos Brass Chair with Leather Straps in the style of Robsjohn-Gibbings
"Moon Pot" Vase by Toshiku Takaezu
The large, bulbous vase with a tiny mouth was Takaezu's chosen canvas, upon which she painted glazes in dreamy, abstract expressionist gestures. Her trademark rattles, trapped inside th...
Pierre Forssell Table Lamps in Brass for Skultuna,...
A pair of table lamps in brass by Swedish designer Pierre Forssell for Skultuna.
Ib Kofod-Larsen Elizabeth Lounge Chairs
Ib Kofod-Larsen set of three Elizabeth lounge chairs.
Pair of African Horns on Lucite Bases after Karl S...
A unique pair of African Horn decorative objects each mounted on a square Lucite base. Probably from a Nyala or a Kudu, both animals native to Africa. Horns, circa 19th century. Lucite...
"Mene" Lounge Chair by Hugo Franca, Brazil, 2007
"Mene" lounge chair in pequi wood. Designed by Hugo Franca, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2007.
Pair of Chic Open Cube Brass Frame and Glass Occas...
A refined pair of occasional tables comprising an open cube form frame in brass with two glass panes: one for the top and the other for the base. After Maison Jansen. French, circa 197...
Interwoven Stoneware Vessel by Allester Dillon
A superb handcrafted vessel composed of basket woven strips of stoneware, with an oval neck and raised on an tall oval foot. By Allester Dillon, American, circa 1980.
Bench by Harvey Probber
Rosewood, Brass, Upholstery
An elegant and beautifully detailed button-tufted upholstered bench having a spare rectilinear form, square rosewood legs with brass sabots and a distinctive floating lap-jointed brass ...
Rosewood Cocktail Table by Jens Quistgaard for Nis...
Jens Harald Quistgaard
Steel, Chrome, Rosewood
Rosewood and chromed steel cocktail table by Jens Quistgaard for Richard Nissen. Danish, circa 1960.
Brutalist Torch Cut Steel Sculpture by Marcello Fa...
A brutal abstract sculpture comprising torch cut and welded steel pieces balanced on a steel channel base. Stamped "Fantoni", Italian, circa 1960.
Solid Brass and Marble "X" Base Square Coffee Tabl...
Harvey Probber, Paul McCobb
Solid Brass and Marble "X" Base Square Coffee Table.
Klismos Lower Back Chair in Black Lizard
Stunning Klismos lower back chair in black lizard with handwoven leather- strapping seat
Massive nickel plated bronze kudu skull by Fondica...
Massive nickel plated bronze kudu skull with stand by Fondica France.
Arne Bang Ceramic Bowl, Marked AB 123, Beautiful G...
Arne Bang. Ceramic bowl. Marked AB 123. Beautiful glaze in sandstone nuances. In good condition. Height: 10 cm. Diameter: 19.5 cm.
Fossilized Stone Top Cocktail Table after Lorin Ma...
A massive cocktail table comprising a thick slab of stone with natural inclusions and sea shell fossils, supported on a bronze geometric open frame base. After Lorin Marsh, American, ci...
Carved African Tonga 'Chigaro' Stool
A Southern African, Tonga stool comprising a circular cone form seat with carved triangle shape support all on a circular cone form base. Chigaro is what the Tonga people termed these s...
Eight Antique Graphite Crucibles
The crucibles were used to melt and pour gold, silver and brass. The graphite has a beautiful sparkling surface. Would be great individually on a stand or in a garden.
Percival Lafer Leather Sofa
Percival Lafer Leather Sofa. Completely restored. New leather.
Sculptural Pair of Lounge Chairs by Karpen
Karpen of California
Sculptural pair of lounge chairs by Karpen, circa early 1950s. These lovely examples have subtly curved seats and tapered backs with beautifully formed dark walnut stained legs. They ha...
Brass and Lucite Ice Bucket by Charles Hollis Jone...
Charles Hollis Jones
A very rare brass ice bucket by Charles Hollis Jones. Heavy brass, with stainless steel lining and a Lucite lid and a brass cap. The piece is signed and dated by Charles Hollis Jones....
Vintage Italian Spear-Tip Bench
A modern vintage bench in the manner of Gio Ponti. Four spear tip-like solid brass legs are complimented beautifully by a newly upholstered beige top.
Pair of 1950's Italian Club Chairs in the style of...
Pair of beautiful 1950's Italian armchairs in the style of Marco Zanuso newly re-upholseterd in marine velvet with brass detailing on the lower part of the legs.
Scandinavian Modern Danish Ceramic Vase with Parti...
Massive Scandinavian Modern ceramic vase from Denmark. The vase is partially glaze in a deep blue color over a dark earthy brown clay with drips on all sides. Height: 19.5", Width 11.75...
Muller Van Severen, Chaise Longue
Muller Van Severen
Cotton, Metal, Textile
Metal frame and cotton textile.
Elegant Patinated Brass Italian Side Table
Elegant patinated brass side table from Italy circa early 1950's. this all original example is both functional and stunning.
Antique Stone Trough
Antique stone trough from the Pennsylvania-Ohio border. Several available. Process old individually. Each is hand-carved from various colored varieties of sandstone, granite, gniess an...
Elegant Black Glass Torchere by Karl Springer
Karl Springer, Seguso Company
Torchere floor lamp in black glass with scavo finish by Seguso (Murano Italy) for Karl Springer, American, 1980s.
Sculptural Tub Chair by Karpen
Karpen of California
Walnut, Metal, Upholstery
Sculptural tub chair by Karpen, circa late 1950s. This lovely example has conical walnut legs with anodized metal stretcher and has been newly upholstered in a lovely powder blue heathe...
Pair of Bronze Ship or Industrial Spot Lights
Industrial bronze ship spot lights, pair. New electrical. Outer diameter of spot is 10.5, base diameter is 12". Visit the Paul Marra storefront to see more lighting including 21st Centu...
Carol Egan, Sculptural Bronze Stool, USA, 2014
Contemporary cast bronze stool by Carol Egan Please note that this stool is made by order with COM upholstery (shown here in shearling).
Pair of Button Tufted Leather and Solid Walnut Ben...
Pair of leather and solid walnut benches. These elegant examples have subtly curved corners stunning button tufting and have been newly upholstered in a supple stone gray leather. Each ...
Custom Multi-Tube Brass Chandelier
Multi-tube / arm brass rod chandelier. Custom fabrication from rewire. Brass tubes takes E14 15w maximum candelabra bulbs.
Stunning Pair of Occasional Chairs by Arthur Uman...
Stunning pair of occasional chairs by Arthur Umanoff, circa late 1950s. These examples have been newly finished and upholstered in a lovely Knoll Cato upholstery. Price listed is for th...
Petite Stilux Sconces
Ivory enamel shades and antique brass stems with double pivots
Set of Six Seguso Sconces
Very large scale sconce with acid etched globe mounted on solid brass frame
Dunbar Curved Back Sofa by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Curved back sofa designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Newly upholstered and bases refinished.
Gorgeous Curved Free Form Sofa by H.W. Klein
Henry Walter Klein
Free form sofa by H.W. Klein for Bramin circa late 1950's. This lovely example has been newly upholstered in a stunning Knoll textile with hues of grays blues and whites. Legs and arm d...
Yuri Zatarain Large-Scale Ceramic Sculpture
Yuri Zatarain large-scale ceramic sculpture. This free-form curvaceous example has a porcelain colored glaze and is covered in pencil drawings.
William Turner Gallery
Jennifer Wolf grew up in Southern California hiking the Santa Ynez and Santa Monica Mountains. This intimate connection with the landscape led Wolf to explore using the earthen colors ...
Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Planner Group, Set o...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Winchendon, Planner Group. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Maple, black lacquer. Condition: These dining chairs are in good ...
Set of Five Campaign Bar Stools by Cleo Baldon for...
Wrought Iron, Oak
A set of five wrought iron X-frame bar stools with oak stretchers and loose seat button tufted cushions. In the casual tradition by Californian Cleo Baldon for Terra Furniture, American...
Black Wicker Fish Trap Floor Lamp by Tony Paul for...
Wicker, Wrought Iron
A mod floor lamp comprising black painted wicker basket shade supported on a wrought iron tripod base with wood ball feet. By Tony Paul, American, circa 1950.
Pair of Danish Modern Single Beds by Hans J. Wegne...
Hans J. Wegner
Pair of single beds by Hans J. Wegner. The frames of teak with woven headboards. The beds designed by Hans J. Wegner and produced by GETAMA, Gedsted.