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Ellen Scarborough

Whether overseeing her namesake antiques store (based in three turn-of-the-century barns on her Connecticut estate), curating her unparalleled personal couture collection or acting as a voice for the well-being of all animals, Ellen Ward Scarborough is truly a 1stdibs ambassador of style.

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Mid-Century Modern Style Tufted Bench

Mid-Century Modern Style Tufted Bench
Metal, Upholstery
This unique vintage style bench features a textured design finish on it's sturdy metal base, while tufted upholstered top makes for comfortable occasional seating in a variety of interi...
Nine Panel Hand-Painted Screen

Nine Panel Hand-Painted Screen
Paint, Paper, Wood
Beautiful scene of Taj Mahal, painted on paper applied on wood. Equestrian scene on the opposite side.
Neoclassical Style Dolphin Floor Lamp

Neoclassical Style Dolphin Floor Lamp
Plaster
Neoclassical style dolphin floor lamp.
6 Foot high, Huge Hot Air Balloon Fixture

6 Foot high, Huge Hot Air Balloon Fixture
This fixture came from the famous New York City Department Store Bergdorf Goodman. It's a show piece. Made of iron and decorated with crystal beads. Measures: 6ft high. For a fee,we of...
1960's Jack Lenor Larsen armchair

By Jack Lenor Larsen
1960's Jack Lenor Larsen armchair
Jack Lenor Larsen
Wood
can you say GROOVY. well this chair can. Fabric is in great shape with light ware in a few places, yet very presentable.
Glam Capiz Shell Table Lamp with Brass Detail, 1970s
Glam Capiz Shell Table Lamp with Brass Detail, 197...
Karl Springer Ltd.
Brass, Shell
just a lovely 70's glam capiz shell lamp with brass detail. its a great lamp and in wonderful shape. i have never seen such a beautiful lamp! very Karl Springer. no markings.
Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Satellite Chair

By Milo Baughman
Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Satellite Chair
Milo Baughman
Wood
fresh estate find. a huge round lounge, on wheels. this is significant of Baughman in the 1960s. needs to be reupholstered and you are ready for another 50 years!
1970s Mod Chair and Ottoman by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates

By Adrian Pearsall
1970s Mod Chair and Ottoman by Adrian Pearsall for...
Adrian Pearsall
Fabric, Wood
This chair set is sweet. Its low and wide and swivels too! The set is all original with Craft Associates tags. The condition is good with light wear. A fresh new fabric would do it we...
Round oversize parlor chair after Probber or Baughman
Round oversize parlor chair after Probber or Baugh...
Harvey Probber
Wood, Fabric
a truly classic parlor chair. This chair is just waiting for you to bring it forward. New foam is needed as well as upholstery. Study frame, well made. A raw silver silk fabric wou...
Mid-Century Modern Style Chaise Lounge

Mid-Century Modern Style Chaise Lounge
This comfortable and stylish chaise lounge makes a wonderful vintage seating addition to any interior. Wide frame, contemporary upholstery, and tapered legs make this a unique reclined...
Moroccan Moorish Hanging Lantern with Milky Glass

By Moroccan Artist
Moroccan Moorish Hanging Lantern with Milky Glass
Moroccan Artist
Metal, Milk Glass
Moroccan Moorish hanging glass pendant from Marrakech with sandblasted glass in frosted milky glass with bronze color metal finish. Could be rewired and has a small door on the side to ...
Gilt Tole Diorama with Period Interior
Gilt Tole Diorama with Period Interior
Glass, Metal, Paper
Gilt tole wall diorama with finely detailed period interior. Chairs, mantel, floor and decorations are all finely crafted from hand-painted paper and are moveable. Gilded pagoda form ...
Bathroom Towel Bars with Brass and Round Glass Ends
Bathroom Towel Bars with Brass and Round Glass End...
Brass, Glass
42-inch long Victorian towel bar with naturally darkened ends; bar is 1 inch in diameter.
Pair of Art Deco Style Hanging Light Fixtures

Pair of Art Deco Style Hanging Light Fixtures
James Mont
Art Deco hanging light fixtures in the style of James Mont, Asian influence.
 Fifties Chandelier France

Fifties Chandelier France
Opaline-glass fifties lamp, designed influenced by the Japonism, frame of metal and black lacquered.
Amber-Tone Bubble Pendant Chandelier with Brass Accents

By Glashütte Limburg
Amber-Tone Bubble Pendant Chandelier with Brass Ac...
Glashütte Limburg
Brass, Glass
Beautiful chandelier comprised of seven amber tone bubble glass pendant bodies, with brass-tone accent hardware. Takes seven E-14 base bulbs up to 40 watts per bulb, new wiring. Tota...
Pair of Pagoda Shape Iron Lanterns

Pair of Pagoda Shape Iron Lanterns
Great pair of pagoda or chinoiserie shaped iron lanterns.
Outdoor Sconce 1960s Germany

Outdoor Sconce 1960s Germany
Unknown
Aluminum, Glass
A Mid-Century take on a classic exterior lantern by German lighting manufacturer Bega. There are 11 available with original glass. They are of a special character. A very modern look co...
Large Italian Chandelier

Large Italian Chandelier
Blown Glass
Dramatic eight-arm bronze Italian chandelier, with handblown opaque glass shades. Current drop: 40". Shade dimensions: 8" x 5".
Extra Large Brass Chandelier with Eight Arms by Ott International
Extra Large Brass Chandelier with Eight Arms by Ot...
Ott International
Glass, Brass
Rare large Ott International brass chandelier with glass balls and 8 x E27 fittings.
Italian Lantern Ceiling Light

Italian Lantern Ceiling Light
Brass, Metal, Opaline Glass
Beautiful Italian vintage ceiling light. Opaline glass, brass and metal fittings.
Austrian Emil Stejnar Brass Crystal Flush Mount or Sconce, Rupert Nikoll, 1950s

By Emil Stejnar, Rupert Nikoll
Austrian Emil Stejnar Brass Crystal Flush Mount or...
Emil Stejnar, Rupert Nikoll
Brass, Crystal
A beautiful and big, hemispheric blowball light, to use as a flush-mount or wall light / sconce. Designed by Emil Stejnar, executed by Rupert Nikoll, Vienna. Made of brass, fully covere...
Venini Globe Pendant with Red Stripe

By Venini
Venini Globe Pendant with Red Stripe
Venini
Blown Glass
Handblown glass pendant, mfg. Venini with red stripe. We had a pair of these which hung in our showroom for the past 20 years. One broke so we have decided to part with the remaining si...
Pair of Mid-Century Crackle Glass Pendant Lights

Pair of Mid-Century Crackle Glass Pendant Lights
Brass, Glass
Frosted crackle glass globe lights with polished brass fittings, circa 1960. Professionally restored and re-wired.
Textured Globe Pendant

Textured Globe Pendant
Brass, Glass
Textured glass open bottom globe pendant with brass rod and canopy wired up to 100 watts standard bulb
Glass Globe Pendant Lamp by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana for Venini

By Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
Glass Globe Pendant Lamp by Ludovico Diaz de Santi...
Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
Brass, Glass
Beautiful globe pendant lamp in clear and light blue overlay glass and brass fittings. Designed by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana for Venini.
Asia Modern Credenza by Sligh Furniture Company

By Sligh-Lowry Furniture Co.
Asia Modern Credenza by Sligh Furniture Company
Sligh-Lowry Furniture Co.
Wood, Brass
Stylish Asia Modern server, in the Chinese style. American made ( Sligh Furniture Company )Dark red finish with brass handles. Very minor wear to finish.
Gilt Metal Brutalist Chandelier

Gilt Metal Brutalist Chandelier
Tom Greene
Metal
Unusual floral motif eighteen-light Brutalist chandelier. Retaining original finish with a gold leaf organic and textural patina. Original escutcheon plate and chain. Original wiring ne...
Trio of Circle Motif Brass Pendant Lights

Trio of Circle Motif Brass Pendant Lights
Brass
Trio of vintage pendants with circle motif in brass finish, each hangs separately. New light sockets, chain and ceiling caps. Overall length each pendant 53" can be adjusted as needed.
Doria Ceiling Light

Doria Ceiling Light
Doria Leuchten
Brass, Glass
Very original Doria brass pendant with ice glasses. They are mounted directly to the ceiling. Two pieces of 50 cm available. Two pieces of 30 cm available.
George Nelson Fiberglass Bubble Lamp, Manufactured by Howard Miller

By George Nelson & Associates
George Nelson Fiberglass Bubble Lamp, Manufactured...
George Nelson & Associates
Fiberglass
George Nelson fiberglass bubble lamp, medium round, 1950s. Manufactured by Howard Miller.
Torch Cut Brutalist Six Light Pendant By T.A. Gree...
Acid rinsed and torch cut poppy shaped brutalist style pendant light fixture by Tom Greene for the Feldman Lighting Company, Los Angeles, CA.
1960s Six-Arm Crystal Snowflake Chrome Chandelier
1960s Six-Arm Crystal Snowflake Chrome Chandelier
Chrome, Crystal
Unusual chrome six-arm chandelier with orbital crystal details that extend from the risers and center stem on metal bars. Made in Canada, where Lightolier had Mid-Century production, it...
Pendant Light in the Style of Stilnovo
Pendant Light in the Style of Stilnovo
Stilnovo
Brass, Glass, Metal, Plastic
Pendant light of the 1950s in the style of Stilnovo. Construction of brass, gold colored metal and black metal, six burners, each with a diffuser made ​​of clear, structured glass. Diam...
Important Pair of 1950s Wrought Iron Sconces by Gilbert Poillerat

By Gilbert Poillerat
Important Pair of 1950s Wrought Iron Sconces by Gi...
Gilbert Poillerat
Wrought Iron
Gilbert Poillerat (1902-1988). A pair of important and massive partial gilt wrought iron lantern sconces with flame motif France,1950s. Can be used indoor or outdoors. Two pair availabl...
Porcelain Tea Set by Gio Ponti

By Gio Ponti
Porcelain Tea Set by Gio Ponti
Gio Ponti
A tea / coffee pot and a sugar bowl in fantastic pink porcelain with 24 ct. gold-plated decoration. This service was designed by Gio Ponti for Richard-Ginori, where Ponti served as dire...
Adrian Pearsall Tufted Chaise

Adrian Pearsall Tufted Chaise
Wood, Upholstery
Tufted chaise in original upholstery with walnut legs by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.
Adrian Pearsall Coffee Table

By Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall Coffee Table
Adrian Pearsall
Wood, Glass
Sculptural and dynamic walnut coffee table with 3/4 in. oval glass, designed by Adrian Pearsall (1925-2011).
GLASS AND IRON DINING SET BY  Arthur Umanoff SUN FACE
GLASS AND IRON DINING SET BY Arthur Umanoff SUN F...
Circa 1967 - 5 piece patio table and chairs - from The Mayan Collection designed by Arthur Umanoff and manufactured by Boyeur Scott. Backs of the chairs have a smiling sun design. Mea...
sofa by Milo Baughman

sofa by Milo Baughman
Chrome, Steel
sofa by Milo Baughman
Large Ceramic Mural by Roger Capron

By Roger Capron
Large Ceramic Mural by Roger Capron
Roger Capron
A very charming, stylized depiction of a village in Provence. Characteristically, Capron hints at both medieval art and post-war modern graphics, along with a healthy dose of folk. Gorg...
Grotto Style Silver-Gilt Armchair

Grotto Style Silver-Gilt Armchair
Grotto style silver-gilt and carved wood armchair in the form of an opened scallop, the arms are in the form of stylized dolphins and the splayed legs are composed of faux rockwork and ...
Set of 6 Limoges Plates by Jean Cocteau for Christ...
A set of six (5 and one duplicate) Limoges 9.5" plates with drawings by Jean Cocteau, signed. Inscribed "edite par Christofle" on the verso. Additionally, two of the plates have marki...
Brass and fringe fixture by Carl G. Hallberg
Brass
Exclusive Stockholm-based silver and metal smiths Hallbergs Guldsmeds was known for its collaborations with Sweden’s leading architects and designers, such as Ferdinand Boberg, Edvin Ol...
Sergio Bustamante Cockatoo
Sergio Bustamante Cockatoo
Sergio Bustamante
Brass, Copper, Tin
Handsome Sculpted Cockatoo on perch by Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante...great scale and craftsmanship in it's original mixed metals patina. Etched Signature. Unique piece both artis...
Dorothy Thorpe Glass Pepper Grinders

Dorothy Thorpe Glass Pepper Grinders
Dorothy Thorpe
Glass, Metal
A set of three Dorothy Thorpe glass pepper grinders. These are very rare. They are beautiful cut-glass and are a show piece to your dining table. The condition of the three are ex...
Ficks Reed Bamboo Sectional

Ficks Reed Bamboo Sectional
Wonderful painted 3 piece bamboo seating unit great for screen porch or patio. Total length of 3 pieces is 108". The radius from the back of the middle seat to the front is 56". Ke...
Iron Garden Bench

Iron Garden Bench
Iron
iron garden seat with umbrella trelis
Vintage Givenchy Haute Couture silk beaded Gown with shawl
Vintage Givenchy Haute Couture silk beaded Gown wi...
Givenchy, Givenchy
The gods smiled on Hubert de Givenchy when they blessed him with Audrey Hepburn as a close friend and muse. In the 1950's and 60's, when Hepburn was at the height of her powers—defining...
50s Matching Cotton Print Dress and Coat Ensemble
50s Matching Cotton Print Dress and Coat Ensemble
An adorable, whimsical set in light summer cotton featuring a fantastic brown and black polkadot print dress and a black polished cotton 3/4 length sleeve coat with a coordinating print...
Mr. John Jaunty Faux Leopard & Felt Fedora
Mr. John Jaunty Faux Leopard & Felt Fedora
Mr. John, Mr. John
A jaunty 60s Mr. John fedora whose crown is made of plush faux leopard fur and the brim is olive green felt trimmed with a faux leather hat band.
Wicker Seated Dog Bag

Wicker Seated Dog Bag
This sweet wicker handbag is in the shape of a seated dog. Her collar and leash form the handle. This bag has a charming quality with a pose and face that are almost realistic in a cart...
ALAIA

ALAIA
Azzedine Alaïa
2 pc. stretch viscose mini in graphic black & white strips. Off the shoulder cap sleeves with black thin straps at shoulders. Top is a body suit with snap closure.
Alaia

Alaia
Alaia
Amazing faux fur overcoat with exaggerated collar and a self waist sash in Alaia's iconic leopard print. 1990's
Reja Confucius Retro Brooch and Earclips
Reja Confucius Retro Brooch and Earclips
Reja
Reja retro brooch clip and earclips circa 1940s of rose gold washed sterling silver and colored glass and clear stones accents. 2.5 X 1.5" PIN Clip Ear 1.25 X .75"
Mariano Fortuny Apricot  Delphos Gown

Mariano Fortuny Apricot Delphos Gown
Fortuny, Fortuny
This made This dress of finely pleated apricot colored silk with silk cording along side seams, and multicolored glass beads threaded through the cording. Named after a Greek classi...
30s Polka-Dot Chiffon Bias Gown

30s Polka-Dot Chiffon Bias Gown
Wonderful 1930s red/white polka-dot chiffon bias cut gown has full ruffled sleeves and a back tier of ruffles from waist to hem. Flirty and whimsical.
VICTOR COSTA STRAPLESS DRESS WITH BUSTLE
VICTOR COSTA STRAPLESS DRESS WITH BUSTLE
A definite statement piece! You will not go unnoticed in this dramatic Victor Costa strapless dress of white satin and black velvet stripes. From the front, it looks simple and beautifu...
Isabel Canovas

Isabel Canovas
Isabel Canovas
Isabel Canovas designed for a brief period in the 1980's. Her handbags were so beautifuuly crafted and so costly that they were said to be on a par with Hermes bags. This stunning pair ...
Bernard Perris Silk Ensemble with Bird Appliqués-S...
Bernard Perris
MARKED DOWN FROM $1050! Bernard Perris Black Silk Ensemble consisting of bodysuit and wide-leg trousers. Bodysuit has sheer and opaque areas that are bridged by organically placed b...