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Emily Summers

Interior Designer

Dallas-based designer — and new 1stdibs dealerEmily Summers is known for her refined interiors and creative eye. Throughout her 35 years in business, her work has been defined by a precise integration of architecture, art and interior design. In 2007, Summers was named to the AD100, Architectural Digest’s directory of the world’s top designers and architects, and has been included in this elite group every year since. Summers has over 36 years of involvement with the Dallas Museum of Art, including a current post on the institution's Building Committee, and serves on the advisory council for the University of Texas School of Architecture. She is a founding member and past president of the Dallas Architecture Forum, and also sits on the Architecture and Design Council at the Palm Springs Art Museum. From 2002 to 2006, she served on the federal Advisory Council for Historic Preservation at the appointment of President Bush. This week, the distinguished talent shops 1stdibs.

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1960s Chandelier Attributed to Jean Perzel
1960s Chandelier Attributed to Jean Perzel
Atelier Jean Perzel
Vintage 1960s French Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
Signed Pedro Friedeberg Gilt Hand Chair
Signed Pedro Friedeberg Gilt Hand Chair
Pedro Friedeberg
21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Chairs
St. Tropez Model in White Eyelet Dress, 1961
St. Tropez Model in White Eyelet Dress, 1961
Mark Shaw
21st Century and Contemporary Color Photography
Giclée, Rag Paper
Pendant Ceiling Light No. 1933 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Pendant Ceiling Light No. 1933 by Max Ingrand f...
Max Ingrand
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
Duran Coffee Table with Thick Borosilicate Glas...
KGBL
2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze
Collection of Ten Early Italian Glass Vases, Ve...
Venini
Early 20th Century Italian Modern Vases
Pair of John Dickinson Style Draped Plaster of ...
John Dickinson
Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps
Plaster
Charming Figural Italian Straw Hat
Unknown
1960s Hats
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Ceiling Lights designed by Tobia & Afra Scarpa ...
Flos, Tobia Scarpa
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
Cypress End Table or Stool by J. B. Blunk, 1965
J. B. Blunk
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Cypress
Vintage Italian Hollywood Regency Tole Gilt End...
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Metal
1960s "Folded" Acrylic Table
Neal Small
Vintage 1960s American Side Tables
John Dickinson Pair of "Africa" Table Lamps
John Dickinson
20th Century Table Lamps
"Les Tourterelles" Earrings by Line Vautrin
Line Vautrin
Vintage 1950s French Collectible Jewelry
George Nelson Miniature Jewelry Chest
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes
Brass
Pair Of Paul Evans Side Tables
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Side Tables
Large Sculptural Pair of Ceramic Lamp Bases by ...
Salvatore Parisi
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Table Lamps
Stoneware
Charming Edwardian Mouse Gold Cufflinks
Unknown
20th Century Edwardian Cufflinks
Ruby, 18k Gold
Nickel Plated and Hand Cut Crystal Sconces
Hans Harald Rath
2010s American Wall Lights and Sconces
Shy Beams Floor Lamps
21st Century and Contemporary American Floor Lamps
Brass
Pair of Warren McArthur Railroad Revolving Stools
Warren McArthur
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Stools
Aluminum
Cartier Malmaison Palisander Rosewood Vintage s...
Cartier
1990s Sunglasses
Rare Pair of Quotation Mark Bookends by Curtis ...
Curtis Jere
Vintage 1960s American Desk Accessories
Prada Light Brown Crocodile Knee High Boots
Unknown, Prada
21st Century and Contemporary Shoes
Pair of Brutalist Blackened Steel Lamps
Laurel Lamp Company
Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps
Steel
Pair of 1970s Belgian Free-Form Bronze Sconces
Willy Daro
Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze
Unique Facet Glass Assemblage Pendant Hanging L...
Thaddeus Wolfe
21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants
1960s Sculptural Brass Table Lamp
Unknown
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass
Monumental Pair of Sculptural Lamps by Fantoni
Marcello Fantoni
Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps
Set of Four Rich Texture Murano, Handblown Glas...
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
French Table Lamp by Henri Mathieu circa 1970
Henri Mathieu
Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps
Aluminum
Sterling Pair of Brutalist Medallion Lamps in N...
Unknown
Vintage 1980s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Nickel
Edith Heath Studio Hand Thrown Lemon Yellow Pot...
Edith Heath
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles
Pottery
Vintage Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet
Edna Martin
Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian ...
Linen, Wool
Pair of Hand-Coiled Gilded Ceramic Flat Back Lamps
Andrea Koeppel
21st Century and Contemporary American Table Lamps
Ceramic
Rocaille Parcel-Gilt and Copper Glazed Ceramic ...
21st Century and Contemporary American Wall Mirrors
Ceramic
Buff
21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Paintings
Line Vautrin, "La Main dans les Flots", trinket...
Line Vautrin
Vintage 1940s French Collectible Jewelry
Bronze, Bronze
"Guggenheim" Ceramic Sculpture by A.Ba.Co. for ...
A.Ba.Co., New Land
Vintage 1970s Italian Centerpieces
Ceramic
"Jumbo" Size Bubble Limburg Glass Flush Light
Glashütte Limburg
Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount
Metal
Murano Glass and Brass Picture Frame by Alain D...
Alain Delon
Vintage 1970s Italian Picture Frames
Brass
Georg Jensen Gold Necklace Designed by Bent Gab...
Georg Jensen
Mid-20th Century Modernist Choker Necklaces
Gold
Jacques Quinet, Unique Commode
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Tommaso Barbi Nesting Tables
Tommaso Barbi
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables
Chrome
Set of Three Nesting Tables in Coconut Shell
Vintage 1970s Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables
Dining Table by Carlo Scarpa
Carlo Scarpa
Vintage 1970s Italian Dining Room Tables
Pair of Lounge Chairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs
Teak Bookcases by Peter Hvidt for Soborg
Peter Hvidt
Vintage 1950s Bookcases
Rare Double-Drawer Executive Desk by Silvio Ber...
Silvio Berrone
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks
Pair of Plaster Tree Lamps in the Style of John...
John Dickinson
20th Century American Table Lamps
Plaster
Edmond J. Spence "Continental-American Collecti...
Edmond J. Spence, Industria Mueblera Mexico
20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Mahogany
Massive Outdoor Mobile Sculpture by Moira Fair
Moira Fain
20th Century American Garden Ornaments
Acrylic
Classic Sofa by Frits Henningsen, 1930s
Frits Henningsen
Vintage 1930s Scandinavian Modern Sofas
Pair of Smilow-Thielle Walnut and Woven Rush Ch...
Smilow-Thielle
Vintage 1950s American Armchairs
Paper, Rush, Walnut
Pair of Custom Sculptural Table Lamps in the St...
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Travertine, Steel
Saturne Desk Lamp by Serge Mouille
Serge Mouille
21st Century and Contemporary French Table Lamps
Metal, Brass
Pair of Blue Agates Table Lamps Attributed to W...
Willy Daro
Vintage 1970s Belgian Wall Lights and Sconces
Agate, Brass

De Sede DS 600 Non-Stop Sectional Sofa

By Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, and Ueli Berger
De Sede DS 600 Non-Stop Sectional Sofa
Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, and Ueli Berger
Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Leather, Upholstery
Bronze Stools by Anasthasia Millot
Anasthasia Millot
21st Century and Contemporary French Stools
Bronze
"Lalanne" Claude and Francois-Xavier
20th Century Books
Unique Procelain Vase by the Haas Brothers
The Haas Brothers
21st Century and Contemporary American Vases
Iconic "21" Club "Set of Three" Tablecloths
1980s Textiles and Quilts
Roger Capron - Exceptional Raku Work - Vallauri...
Roger Capron
1990s French Ceramics
Ceramic
A Unique Welded Copper Vessel by Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia
20th Century American Sculptures
Height Almost 34'
Valton Tyler
1970s Outsider Art Abstract Prints
Aquatint, Rag Paper
Boris Jean Lacroix French Art Deco Nickeled Bra...
Jean Boris Lacroix
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps
Brass, Nickel
Large Ceramic Table Lamp Base Signed by Les Deu...
Les Deux Potiers
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic, Clay
Pair of "Luna" Chairs by Pierre Guariche
Pierre Guariche
Vintage 1960s Belgian Swivel Chairs
Petalas 1960s Brazilian Jacaranda Coffee Table ...
Jorge Zalszupin
Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Jacaranda
Pair of Angelo Brotto Table Lamps
Angelo Brotto
Late 20th Century Italian Organic Modern Table Lamps
Brass
Bodil Kjaer Rosewood Writing Desk
Bodil Kjaer
Vintage 1960s Danish Desks
Steel
Studio PFR (Gio Ponti, Antonio Fornaroli, Alber...
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Metal

Carlo Mollino Floor Lamp

By Carlo Mollino
Carlo Mollino Floor Lamp
Carlo Mollino, Galleria Colombari
Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Marble, Brass