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Bettina Prentice

Founder, Prentice Cultural Communications

Bettina Prentice is the founder of Prentice Cultural Communications, a boutique agency that specializes in media relations, partnerships and curated events for the art and luxury worlds. Since 2009, she has promoted leading contemporary artists, galleries and institutions, and is sought out by luxury brands like Bulgari to create curated, seamless events. She regularly places her clients in the world’s most influential publications ranging from the New York Times to Vogue, and has served as a contributor to Vanity Fair. Having started her career at Sotheby’s before transitioning to the gallery world, Prentice lends her expert, self-described “gypsy bohemian" eye to selecting her top 1stdibs picks.

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Elegant Pair of French Art Deco Speed Armchairs or Club Chairs, circa 1940
Elegant Pair of French Art Deco Speed Armchairs or...
Fabric, Mahogany
This exceptional pair French Art Deco speed armchairs feature in solid mahogany frame, circa 1940. These chairs came from a French hotel. Reupholster recommended.
Large English Art Deco Bookends

Large English Art Deco Bookends
Wood
Very good-looking, strong and masculine pair of bookends. Very good deco look. Great in a library bookcase.
Pair of Stepped Art Deco Bedside Cabinets
Walnut
A pair of stepped Art Deco walnut bedside chests or cabinets. This quality pair of Art Deco bedside cabinets have a bookmatch veneered walnut top sitting over three stepped drawers ...
Louis XVI Style French Stone Fireplace Surround
Louis XVI Style French Stone Fireplace Surround
Louis XVI Style French stone surround.
Late 18th Century Georgian Fireplace Mantel
Late 18th Century Georgian Fireplace Mantel
Marble
A very late 18th or turn of the century fireplace in pencil vein Carrara marble. Having typical characteristics of the 18th century with deeper inside returns solid marble foot blocks a...
Vintage Uzbek Suzani Textile

Vintage Uzbek Suzani Textile
Wool
A vintage Uzbek Suzani (needlepoint) textile from the mid-20th century.
Louis XVI Marble Mantle

Louis XVI Marble Mantle
Marble
White Carrara marble Louis XVI style mantlepiece. Interior dimensions: W 33" x H 32".
Large Vintage Suzani Pillow

Large Vintage Suzani Pillow
Cotton, Silk
Beautiful Suzani pillow made of silk hand embroidery on a cream color background, with floral and vine motifs. Silk backing. Frash inserts down and feathers.
Antep Runner

Antep Runner
Wool
Very handsome Kurdish runner with warm colors and silky wool.
Georgian Carrara Marble Fireplace Mantle
Georgian Carrara Marble Fireplace Mantle
Carrara Marble
A well proportioned Georgian Carrara marble fire surround with a three section frieze and half pillars terminating in capitals decorated with 'bullseyes,' circa 1800. Measures: Shelf...
Mid Century Burl Wood Walnut Adjustable Lift Tilt ...
Milo Baughman
Burl
Console table with adjustable tilt lift top compartment display.
Milo Baughman Style Burl Wood Credenza
Milo Baughman
Burl
Milo Baughman style credenza, cabinet in burl wood. The credenza has two adjustable shelves with three drawers.
Medium Brass Lotus Pendant by Feldman
Medium Brass Lotus Pendant by Feldman
Brass lotus pendant with one lower light and three smaller lights on top. Dimensions: 14" diameter x 10".
Pair of Brass Ètagerès/Bookcases by Pierre Vandel

By Pierre Vandel
Pair of Brass Ètagerès/Bookcases by Pierre Vande...
Pierre Vandel
A pair of bookcases or ètagerès by Pierre Vandel. Metal frames with a brushed brass finish. Original bronze glass included.
 Mid-Century Modern Bent Maple Spoon Back Cafe Dining Chairs 24 Available
Mid-Century Modern Bent Maple Spoon Back Cafe Din...
Thonet
Upholstery, Maple
Fabulous Bent maple ply dining chairs. Well crafted, sturdy, all built from solid maple and maple ply. All inquiries please call or just press Contact Dealer button.
Small Italian 1950s Walnut Cocktail Cabinet with Mirrored Interior
Small Italian 1950s Walnut Cocktail Cabinet with M...
Walnut
A small walnut drop front cocktail cabinet with brass trim and mirrored interior.
Vintage Moroccan Brass Filigree Pendant Light Fixture
Vintage Moroccan Brass Filigree Pendant Light Fixt...
Moroccan Artist
Brass
Vintage Moroccan brass hanging light fixture, delicately handcrafted and hand chiseled with floral and geometrical designs. Nice patina, rewired ready to use
Saarinen Style Tulip Dining Set Table and Chairs

Saarinen Style Tulip Dining Set Table and Chairs
Aluminum, Fiberglass, Laminate
A mid century modern tulip style dining table and four chairs in the manner of Eero Saarinen. The table with an aluminum base and laminate top. The chairs consisting of two armchairs ...
Large Limburg Glass Ball Pendant

By Glashütte Limburg
Large Limburg Glass Ball Pendant
Glashütte Limburg
Brass, Glass
Beautiful 13.8"" globe pendant by Glashutte Limburg/Germany featuring a clear glass globe with gold inclusions and polished brass hardware. Max wattage is 150W. The condition is excelle...
French 40s Daybed in the Jean-Michel Frank Manner
French 40s Daybed in the Jean-Michel Frank Manner
French 40s Tufted daybed in the Jean-Michel Frank manner on tapered legs.
Italian Hand Blown Glass Jars  Cobalt
Italian Hand Blown Glass Jars Cobalt
Vintage glass jars in various sizes. Also available in green and clear. Large: $225 10"D x 16"H Small: $175 8"D x 14"H
Pair of Egyptian Blue Faience French Vases, circa 1930
Pair of Egyptian Blue Faience French Vases, circa ...
Edmond Lachenal
Faience, Pottery
This attractive pair of faience vases are in the manner of Edmond Lachenal but are labeled simply "France" on the bottom of one of them. The craquelure and imperfections in the glaze g...
Pair of Maison Baguès's Shelves

By Maison Baguès
Pair of Maison Baguès's Shelves
Maison Baguès
Elegant and rare pair of shelves or side tables by Maison Baguès with three lacquered wooden trays with original color. Fine bronze and details, circa 1950-1960. Unusual and exceptio...
Pair of Turquoise Ceramic Vases

Pair of Turquoise Ceramic Vases
Pair of turquoise ceramic vases.
Magnificent Antique Suzani

Magnificent Antique Suzani
Silk
A superb antique and collectible "Suzani" embroidery from Uzbekistan. Pieces like this are associated with wedding customs and are among the most impressive examples of textile art. Thi...
Pair of Geometric Indian Weaving Fringed Pillows

Pair of Geometric Indian Weaving Fringed Pillows
Unknown
Wool
This pair of red ground hand woven pillows have cream colored fringes. Sold as a pair. The backing is in black cotton linen.
Superb Antique Sumak

Superb Antique Sumak
Wool
A great antique flat-weave from the Caucasus, woven in the intricate "sumak" brocading technique, with rich details and even richer colors. A highly collectible example that is also ver...
Antique Angora Oushak Rug

Antique Angora Oushak Rug
Angora
A beautiful antique Oushak rug from Western Turkey, woven entirely of luxurious angora, featuring an elegant prayer niche design. Such rugs were made as prestigious floor covers for wea...
Pair of Maison Charles Thebes Sconces

By Chrystiane Charles, Maison Charles et Fils
Pair of Maison Charles Thebes Sconces
Chrystiane Charles, Maison Charles et Fils
Bronze
Wonderful quality pair of cast gilt bronze 'Thebes' sconces, stamped 'Charles' & 'Made in France' designed by Chrystiane Charles for Maison Charles of Paris, circa 1970 Provenance: T...
Hotel Room, Zurich 1988
Hotel Room, Zurich 1988
Nan Goldin
Nan Goldin's interiors are an intriguing and unconventional way for the artist to reveal herself and share her journey. This photograph, which feels tranquil and elegant, is an inter...
Antique Turkish Ghourdes Rug

Antique Turkish Ghourdes Rug
Wool
An early 20th century Turkish Ghourdes carpet. This antique Ghourdes rug offers a fire brick central field of leafy palmettes and flowers, encased by a geometric border.
Pair of Brass Table Lamps, American circa 1970
Pair of Brass Table Lamps, American circa 1970
Brass
Pair of American brass table lamps with shades, circa 1970. Measurements are for lamp base. Shades are 12" L x 9" W.
Vintage Art Deco, Walnut Cellarette Bar

Vintage Art Deco, Walnut Cellarette Bar
Amazing Art Deco Cellarette bar made from a beautiful walnut cut. Folding mechanisms let the top and front open-up, revealing an inside serving area accented with mirrored panels. ...
Set of 12 White and Gold Armorial Dinner Dishes wi...
William Brownfield
Porcelain
The armorial of the family of Proctor (sometimes spelt Procter) with the motto: Toujours Fidele emblazoned in gilt on this set of a dozen Brownfield Porcelain dishes, circa 1870-1880. T...
Josef Hoffmann Set of 14 Brass and Glass Pyramid F...
Josef Hoffmann
Glass, Brass
Josef Hoffmann Set of 14 Brass and Glass Pyramid Flush Mounts Wall Lamp,Originally designed in 1903, this light was probably manufactured in the 1970s and consists of brass and crystal ...
Egyptian Revival Sofa

Egyptian Revival Sofa
Egyptian revival sofa, France, circa 1880. Dimensions: 38.25" H x 28" D x 78" W.
Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ceiling Lamp in Brass

By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ceiling Lamp in Brass
Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Brass
Ceiling lamp in brass designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in Markaryd, Sweden.
Bulgari Gold Ancient Coin Necklace
Bulgari Gold Ancient Coin Necklace
Bulgari
18k Gold
18k gold chain necklace by Bulgari, featuring ancient coin pendant, measuring 25mm x 22mm, necklace is 13 1/2" long. Marked Bvlgari,Italy, 18k. weight of the piece - 54.1gr
Middle Eastern Hebraic Hand-Etched Brass Pot
Brass
Large Middle Eastern Islamic finely hand-etched brass memorial bowl decorated with medallions with Hebrew inscriptions, pyramids, sphinx, and human figures the motifs are from the perio...
Set of 13 Glass Candlesticks by Iittala

By Timo Sarpaneva
Set of 13 Glass Candlesticks by Iittala
Timo Sarpaneva
Glass
Great set of 13 vintage glass candlesticks by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala. They range from 12" high to 3" high.
Late 19th or Early 20th Century American Bronze Zo...
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Bronze
Late 19th or early 20th century American bronze Tiffany seven-piece desk set with zodiac designs. Set includes an inkwell, two blotter ends, stamp tray, roll blotter, match bookstand, p...
Large Polished Brass Pendant Lamp

Large Polished Brass Pendant Lamp
Brass, Chrome
Large polished brass domed pendant lamp with a chrome collar. The rod can be customized to your desired length and the fixture comes with a polished brass ceiling canopy.
Service Plates

Service Plates
Porcelain
Set of 12 Antique American Cobalt Blue and Gold Hand Painted Service Plates signed Lennox co.
Pair of Glass & Brass Globe Pendants by Limburg

By Glashütte Limburg
Pair of Glass & Brass Globe Pendants by Limburg
Glashütte Limburg
Brass, Glass
Beautiful pair of globe pendants by Glashutte Limburg/Germany featuring a clear glass globe and polished brass hardware. Max wattage per light is 75W. The condition is excellent, they h...
Rare Set of 14 Art Deco Birch Dining Chairs

Rare Set of 14 Art Deco Birch Dining Chairs
Birch
Fine quality set of 14 art deco period dining chairs circa 1930. Very well made, with very comfortable shaped backs. Each with bone inlaid Egyptian influenced griffin like animal on...
Etruscan Oversized Tassel Necklace

Etruscan Oversized Tassel Necklace
Unknown
Large 1960s Etruscan style golden metal tassel necklace, unsigned. It's clasp however is Goldette in design. The breastplate style and overall look is wonderful. Not overly heavy. Nice ...
Bronze Single Candlestick with Four Ram's Head Sup...
Bronze
A bronze single candlestick with four ram's head support.
Pair of 1940s French Ormolu-Trimmed Glass End Tabl...
Jansen Furniture
Glass, Ormolu
Pair of French 1940s gilt bronze trim end tables with 3 tubular glass legs connected with a ring stretcher supporting a round inset glass top (att: JANSEN).
Georgian Style Mantel in Limestone
Georgian Style Mantel in Limestone
Limestone
The Clandon Bolection mantel is based on a Queen Anne design from the beginning of the 18th century. Its simple uncluttered lines combined with generous curves make it a good choice for...
Pair of Brass Benches by Charles Hollis Jones #HR-84, Signed

By Charles Hollis Jones
Pair of Brass Benches by Charles Hollis Jones #HR-...
Charles Hollis Jones
Brass, Naugahyde
Pair of aged brass benches designed and manufactured by Charles Hollis Jones in the 1970s. Dimensions: 25" wide x 15.5" deep x 21" high to the top of the metal x 18" high from the f...
Midcentury Austrian Crystal Chandelier by Bakalowits and Sohne

By Bakalowits & Sohne
Midcentury Austrian Crystal Chandelier by Bakalowi...
Bakalowits & Sohne
Brass, Crystal, Nickel
Impressive crystal chandelier from about 1960s attributed by Bakalowits und Söhne. Bras construction nickel-plated with eight lights sources with two circuits. Dimensions: diameter 5...
Antique Limestone Mantel

Antique Limestone Mantel
Antique limestone mantel with nice, clean lines, simple yet very pleasing to the eye. Origin: France, circa 1780s Measurements: 47 1/8″ W x 12 3/8″ D x 42″ H. Firebox: 35″ W ...
Pair of Bronze and Steel X-Form Coffee Tables with...
Maison Jansen
Bronze, Glass, Steel
Pair of bronze and steel X-form based tables with a square glass top. Please note the height of the tables is adjustable by screw-fitted cross brace. Height listed is middle height s...
Hollywood Regency Style Brass Faux Bamboo Table:  Attributed to Bagues
Hollywood Regency Style Brass Faux Bamboo Table: ...
Maison Baguès
Brass
This Hollywood Regency style brass faux-bamboo table is in the manner of Maison Bagues. The delicate casting of the faux bamboo makes this table light in appearance. The glass has an ...
Six Italian Dining Chairs

Six Italian Dining Chairs
Gio Ponti
Wood, Metal, Upholstery
Set of six Italian dining chairs in the manner of Gio Ponti, in vintage original upholstery, with hardwood legs and brass details. Lowest part of front arm is 25.25" One more chair av...
Large-Scaled and Well Veneered English Art Deco Wa...
A large-scaled and well veneered English Art Deco walnut four-door sideboard, the scalloped top over a conforming body all in a well-figured matchbook walnut veneer.
Art Deco English Freestanding Mahogany Bar, 1930s

Art Deco English Freestanding Mahogany Bar, 1930s
Chrome, Mahogany
This is full service bar, with convenient access. The top opens upwards with bar apparatus attachments, the front pools down to provide a service area that is mirrored. Nicely mirrored ...
Art Deco Mid-Century Vanity or Desk with Mirror
Art Deco Mid-Century Vanity or Desk with Mirror
Unknown
Birdseye Maple, Stainless Steel
Nice bird's-eye maple vanity desk in the waterfall style. Has original stainless steel Art Deco drawer pulls. The round beveled mirror is a nice pairing. The mirror is 35 1/2" diameter....
Primo 2/5 Ash with Stainless

By Casey Lurie
Primo 2/5 Ash with Stainless
Casey Lurie
Ash
The Primo system of shelving was heralded by the Wall Street Journal as "beautiful bones of a room." The parts simply interlock, creating a dynamic and stabile structure. When several u...
Contemporary Perforated Brass Wall Sconce

Contemporary Perforated Brass Wall Sconce
Brass
A contemporary wall sconce in brass with perforated circle design.
Vintage Italian Mid-Century Bar Cart

Vintage Italian Mid-Century Bar Cart
Aluminum, Wood
Mobili metallici brevettati Pino Parabiago. Charming period two level tea or bar cart of four wheels.
Konya Long Rug

Konya Long Rug
Wool
A very nice example of 20th century village weaving from Central Turkey. The elongated format is typical, woven on traditionally narrow looms and used to cover the low built-in benches,...
Large Octagonal Indian Teak with Brass Inlay Occas...
Unknown
Brass
Large octagonal Indian teak occasional table with brass inlay. On a folding pierced fretwork design base. The top is inlaid with brass floral bouquets and trailing vines. A few of the i...
Signet by Kirk Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set 50 Pieces Mid-Century Modern
Signet by Kirk Sterling Silver Flatware Service Se...
Kirk Silver Company
Sterling Silver
Unique among sterling patterns this Mid-Century Modern pattern "Signet" was introduced by Kirk in the year 1958 and has a fabulous modern design! Signet by Kirk sterling silver Mid-C...
Sumak Carpet

Sumak Carpet
Wool
A great old tribal flat-weave from the Caucasus, woven in the intricate "Sumak" brocading technique. Combining a tribal design sensibility with the classical weaving traditions of this ...
Late 19th Century Antique Embroidered Suzani Tapes...
Cotton, Silk, Wool
Known for their beautiful embroidered Suzani panels, the Uzbek women of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in central Asia worked in silk threads in hand embroidery on a heavy cotton or silk and...
Pair American Art Deco Streamline Nightstand Cabin...
Donald Deskey
Bakelite, Chrome, Mahogany
A pair of nightstands or cabinets of drawers circa 1930-40s. It is in book-matched flaming mahogany with ebonized and silvered trims. With chrome and bakelite handles. Each has four dra...