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Markham Roberts

Interior Designer

New York City-based interior designer Markham Roberts is the founder of Markham Roberts Inc.. A graduate of Brown University, Roberts spent six years working for the legendary Mark Hampton before opening his eponymous firm in 1997. Called “a master of timeless American style” by Vogue, Roberts' work has been featured in Veranda, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Town & Country and The New York Times. In both 2014 and 2016, Roberts was named to the AD100, Architectural Digest’s prestigious list of the world's top interior designers and architects. Roberts is also the author of Decorating: The Way I See It, a monograph that documents his ability to work in any design vernacular using an inventive mix of styles, colors, patterns and time periods. This week, Roberts shares his favorite items from 1stdibs.

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Large-Scale Teak Root Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large teak root coffee table with polished top surface. Spectacular piece of teak. Organic shape, sits flat and balanced. Top is smooth and straight. Knots and burls throughout. Love...
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20th Century Balinese Primitive Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Burl Wood Side Table with Metal Base
Located in Chicago, IL
A burled console table with a metal base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Rock Design Parchment Side Table
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Rock on rock design side table cover with parchment and faux mirror on corner. Parchment is in varying shades of light and dark gray. (High gloss polyester resin filled finish).
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Resin, Goatskin, Parchment Paper

Jørgen Christensen Settee, Attributed
Located in New York, NY
Danish birchwood and upholstered settee, circa 1930s, attributed to Jørgen Christensen, The framed and upholstered back divided into three curved seat backs, issuing full scrolle...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees

Garden Seats in the Manner of William Kent
By William Kent
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A fine pair of William Kent design carved teak or mahogany garden or hall benches. Each paneled back centered by a scrolling scallop shell crest above a mask with Vitruvian scroll fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary English George I Benches

Materials

Paint, Gesso, Wood, Teak

John Keal Lounge Chairs
By John Keal
Located in Chicago, IL
Keal for Brown and Saltman lounges, solid oakwood with canvass webbing.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Canvas, Oak

Set of Eight Dining Chairs in the Manner of Frances Elkins, circa 1960
By Frances Elkins
Located in Norwalk, CT
A set of eight 'Loop' chairs, in the manner of Frances Elkins, late 1950s-early 1960s. This set has been completely refurbished --fine satin lacquer in dove white, slip seats reuphol...
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Vintage 1950s Dining Room Chairs

"Pillow" Sconce in Onyx and Bronze by Achille Salvagni
By Achille Salvagni
Located in New York, NY
"Pillow" Onyx sconce with gilt and patinated bronze decorative spheres. Edition of 40.
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2010s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Onyx, Bronze

Unusual Large Swedish Bowl from the Early 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
Signed “OPS” and dated 1823, this highly unusual and large Swedish bowl was hewn from the burled wood of a tree root. External crevices bear traces of bark and two small splits were ...
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Antique 1820s Swedish Decorative Bowls

Materials

Iron

Napoleon III Tilt-Top Table with Glass Beaded Top
Located in New York, NY
A charming French tilt-top table, made by the Paris firm Maison Heuret, with a glass-beaded top depicting a bouquet of flowers on a gilt wrought iron base. Made in France in the 1860s.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Dessert Tables and Tilt-top...

Materials

Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Dresser by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique lane dresser combines stylish Brutalist detail with nine spacious drawers for storage. From the Staccato line, this wonderful design is perfect for any setting. Please co...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Striped Green and White Murano Glass Bulb Form Ceiling Mount Fixture by Salviati
By Salviati
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Green striped, handblown Murano glass fixture with brass detail by Salviati Three available - priced per piece.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Six Arm Lucite Feather Chandelier
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Sculptural feather design 6-arm Lucite chandelier, newly rewired takes 6 candlestick style bulbs up to 60 watts. Chain and canopy included.
Category

Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Lucite

Textured Glass Pendant with Wood and Brass Detail by Kalmar
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Kalmar glass pendant with wood and brass accents. Takes standard bulb max wattage. The glass alone is 9" x 13.5".
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Frosted and Clear Murano Glass "Gord" Shaped Pendant with "Vein" Pattern
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Frosted and clear Murano glass "Gord" shaped ceiling pendant with vein pattern and nickel hardware.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

Pair of Rattan "Circle" Chairs with Metal Bases
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Pair of Rattan "Circle" chairs with metal bases.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Beveled Glass Surround Mirror
Located in New York, NY
Blue, beveled glass surround mirror with diamond form arrangement at center.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Glass