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Markham Roberts

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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.
"Flange" Form Vessel by Ursula Morley Price
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
"Flange" Form Vessel by Ursula Morley Price
Ursula Morley Price
Ceramic
Unique stoneware sculptural flange form with applied fins, matte gray surface.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Copper, Wood, Lacquer
19th Century Suzuribako Japanese Lacquer Calligrap...
Copper, Wood, Lacquer
Black lacquer Suzuribako with a gilt lacquer banana leaves decor. The black lacquered inside has several compartments, one suzuri (ink stone) and a water dropper adorned with scrolls.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Plastic, Wood
Vintage Bar Table in the Style of Joe Colombo
Joe Colombo, Kartell
Glass, Plastic, Wood
vintage bar table, designed in the style of joe colombo for kartell. white molded plastic frame. wood base. original smoked glass top.
Tommi Parzinger Lacquered Cabinet
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Mahogany, Lacquer
Tommi Parzinger Lacquered Cabinet
Tommi Parzinger
Mahogany, Lacquer
Tommi Parzinger Lacquered Cabinet with Ribbon Mahogany Base Tommi Parzinger cabinet for Charak Modern. Late 1940s original hardware. Restored Lacquer finish. 12 drawers.
Japanese 18th Century Chest
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Iron, Wood
Japanese 18th Century Chest
Iron, Wood
Japanese 18th century chest with beautiful original iron hardware. Two doors open revealing five interior drawers. Interior drawers are in excellent condition. Cabinet shows wear but is...
Large-Scale Teak Root Table
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. Lovely ...
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Walnut
"Soil" Side Table in California Black Walnut and E...
Studio Roeper
Bronze, Walnut
Bold and monolithic, the "Soil" side table explores the delicate balance between the intricately bookmatched veneers and the etched bronze detail. Sealed with several coats of an Indust...
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Wood
Burl Wood Side Table with Metal Base
Metal, Wood
A burled console table with a metal base.
Dealer Location: Houston, TX
Materials & Techniques: Teak, Petrified Wood
Petrified Teak Stump
Teak, Petrified Wood
Side table from petrified teak stump.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Goatskin, Resin, Parchment Paper
Rock Design Parchment Side Table
Goatskin, Resin, Parchment Paper
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).
Jørgen Christensen Settee, Attributed
Jørgen Christensen Denmark
Danish birchwood and upholstered settee, circa 1930s, attributed to Jørgen Christensen, The framed and upholstered back divided into three curved seat backs, issuing full scrolled a...
French Lounge Chair and Ottoman, circa 1935
Dealer Location: Southampton, NY
Materials & Techniques: Upholstery, Wood
French Lounge Chair and Ottoman, circa 1935
Maison Jansen
Upholstery, Wood
In the spirit of Madeleine Castaing, a French two-part chaise (lounge chair and ottoman) resting on a painted stretcher and fluted legs, circa 1935. Dimensions: 37" H x 33" W x 35" D ...
Lorenzo Burchiellaro Figural Table Clock Sculpture, Italy, 1960s
Dealer Location: Southampton, NY
Materials & Techniques: Bronze
Lorenzo Burchiellaro Figural Table Clock Sculpture...
Lorenzo Burchiellaro
Bronze
Clock sculptures were some of Lorenzo Burchiellaro’s earliest works. This figural bronze sculpture features an abstract design with stylized clock face, raised on four bent legs. This p...
Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Sofa
Dealer Location: Southampton, NY
Materials & Techniques: Upholstery, Wood
Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Sofa
Upholstery, Wood
An early 19th century Swedish Gustavian sofa. Dimensions: 31" H x 78" W x 29" D.
Swedish Convex Reflector Floor Lamp, 1960
Dealer Location: Southampton, NY
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Brass
Swedish Convex Reflector Floor Lamp, 1960
Bergboms
Metal, Brass
Scandinavian modern floor lamp; convex reflector. A rare form, Sweden, 1960. (Enameled metal, brass; manufacturer label).
Pair of Greek Key Iron Chairs, circa 1960
Dealer Location: Southampton, NY
Materials & Techniques: Iron
Pair of Greek Key Iron Chairs, circa 1960
Iron
A pair of iron, Hollywood Regency Greek key deign chairs, circa 1960.
Dealer Location: Sturminster Marshall, GB
Materials & Techniques: Gesso, Wood, Teak, Paint
Garden Seats in the manner of William Kent
William Kent
Gesso, Wood, Teak, Paint
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 friez...
John Keal Lounge Chairs
By John Keal, Brown and Saltman
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Canvas, Oak
John Keal Lounge Chairs
John Keal, Brown and Saltman
Canvas, Oak
Keal for Brown and Saltman lounges, solid oakwood with canvass webbing.
Dealer Location: Suffolk, GB
Materials & Techniques: Mother-of-Pearl, Wood
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Middle Eastern Damasc...
Mother-of-Pearl, Wood
A highly decorative late 19th-early 20th century Middle Eastern Damascus inlaid armchair of superb patina. This chair consists of a rounded back profusely inlaid with decorative mosa...
Set of Eight Dining Chairs in the Manner of France...
Frances Elkins
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 reupholste...
Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair and Ottoman
Dealer Location: Loves Park, IL
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum, Leather
Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair and Ottoman
Arne Jacobsen
Aluminum, Leather
Early egg chair and ottoman designed by Arne Jacobsen. The leather has a great patina. Both pieces are labeled. Pair available.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Gesso, Gold Leaf, Wood, Casein Paint
Pair of Madeleine Castaing Polychrome Pedestal Tab...
Madeleine Castaing
Gesso, Gold Leaf, Wood, Casein Paint
Madeleine Castaing made variations on this pedestal form for many of her design commissions. Carved wood encased in gesso and painted in blue polychrome. These tables are in untouched o...
Crescent
Dealer Location: Bellevue, WA
Medium: Encaustic Paint, Wood Panel
Crescent
Alicia Tormey
Encaustic Paint, Wood Panel
Alicia Tormey Biography Best known for her unique use of materials and inventive painting techniques, Alicia Tormey is a painter whose work bridges the gap between representation an...
Unusual Large Swedish Bowl from the Early 19th Century
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Iron, Burl
Unusual Large Swedish Bowl from the Early 19th Cen...
Unknown
Iron, Burl
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 rei...
Napoleon III Tilt-Top Table with Glass Beaded Top
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wrought Iron, Beads
Napoleon III Tilt-Top Table with Glass Beaded Top
Wrought Iron, Beads
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.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Upholstery, Wood
Christian Kass Style Upholstered Slipper Chair
BK Antiques
Upholstery, Wood
Upholstered stylized slipper chair in the manner of Christian Kass
Pair of French Mahogany Art Deco Upholstered Club ...
Mahogany
Pair of Art Deco upholstered chairs with mahogany reeded front supports.
Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Dresser by Lane
Lane
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 confi...
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum, Glass
Pair of Large, Industrial Aluminium Pendant Lights...
Aluminum, Glass
Pair of large, aluminium pendant lights with ribbed neck and glass fitter.  
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Marble
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Low Tables with...
Metal, Marble
Each with a grey veined white marble top inset into the rectilinear frame on four legs joined by an H-form stretcher ending in brass feet.
Canadian Birch Steamer Chairs by Thomas Lamb, circa 1970
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Birch
Canadian Birch Steamer Chairs by Thomas Lamb, circ...
Birch
Each birch chair composed of three slatted arcs. Designed by Thomas Lamb, the steamer chair became the first Canadian object to enter the Museum of Modern Art's permanent design collect...
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Beech
Scandinavian Modern Pair of Beechwood Chairs
Beech
These smart Danish Mid-Century chairs have a curved slatted backrest and open scroll arms. With tufted, cognac-colored leather cushions.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Crystal, Iron
A French Gilt Iron and Cut Crystal Chandelier
Maison Baguès
Crystal, Iron
The five-point corona hung with ribbed teardrops above the cartouche form frame fitted with flowers and faceted teardrops, the lower tier of ten stepped arms ending with dish bobeches s...
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Lacquer
Japanese Brass Mounted Negoro Lacquer Table
Brass, Lacquer
This unusual Japanese lacquer table has a diamond-shaped top and an apron with cloud form openings. The bracketed cabriole legs end in brass sabots. It is signed on the underside.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Lacquer
Japanese Lacquer Box in the Form of a Gourd
Lacquer
The lacquer gourd has a textured surface and a curved stalk handle and the interior is smooth. It is signed on the base.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Lacquer
Large Japanese Gold Lacquer Document Box
Lacquer
The rectangular lacquer box has rounded edges. The exterior depicts scrolling vines interspersed with the imperial kamon and the togukawa mon on a brown and gold maki-e background. On t...
Dealer Location: Bridgehampton, NY
Materials & Techniques: Murano Glass
Striped Green and White Murano Glass Bulb Form Cei...
Salviati
Murano Glass
Green striped, hand blown Murano glass fixture with Brass Detail by Salviati Three available - priced per piece.
Six Arm Lucite Feather Chandelier
Dealer Location: Bridgehampton, NY
Materials & Techniques: Lucite
Six Arm Lucite Feather Chandelier
Lucite
Sculptural feather design 6-arm Lucite chandelier, newly rewired takes 6 candlestick style bulbs up to 60 watts. Chain and canopy included.
Textured Glass Pendant with Wood and Brass Detail by Kalmar
Dealer Location: Bridgehampton, NY
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Glass, Wood
Textured Glass Pendant with Wood and Brass Detail ...
Kalmar Lighting
Brass, Glass, Wood
Kalmar glass pendant with wood and brass accents. takes standard bulb max wattage. The glass alone is 9" x 13.5"
Dealer Location: Bridgehampton, NY
Materials & Techniques: Murano Glass, Nickel
Frosted and Clear Murano Glass "Gord" Shaped Penda...
Unknown
Murano Glass, Nickel
Frosted and clear Murano glass "Gord" shaped ceiling pendant with vein pattern and nickel hardware.
Pair of Rattan "Circle" Chairs with Metal Bases
Unknown
Pair of Rattan "Circle" chairs with metal bases.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Beveled Glass Surround Mirror
Glass
Blue, beveled glass surround mirror with diamond form arrangement at center.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Marble
A 19th Century Italian Neoclassic Marble Bath
Marble
A 19th century Italian Grand Tour variegated marble replica of a Roman bath as excavated at The Baths of Caracalla raised on a conforming black marble base.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Mahogany
Early 19th Century French Empire Mahogany Architec...
Mahogany
An early 19th century French Empire mahogany architect's table with ratcheted mechanism, fitted drawer and sliding side extensions covered in tooled red Morocco leather.
Pair of Italian Neoclassical Terra Cotta Urns
Pair of Italian Neoclassical Terra Cotta Urns
This pair of Italian neoclassical urns is made of painted terra cotta, each with a modeled piece of fabric draped over a lidded ovoid shaped urn, the body painted black, raised on a soc...
Fine and Rare English Aesthetic Movement Cabinet
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Mahogany, Oak
Fine and Rare English Aesthetic Movement Cabinet
James Shoolbred
Brass, Mahogany, Oak
This fine and rare English aesthetic movement cabinet is made of ebonized wood, with incised motifs and painted panels on gilded grounds depicting floral and foliate motifs as well as a...
American Modern Folding Tray Table
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Walnut, Burl
American Modern Folding Tray Table
Bronze, Walnut, Burl
This American modern folding tray table, or butler's table, has a collapsible bronze X-form base, supporting a burl walnut tray-form top, edged with a bonze molding.
Swedish Grace Dining Table by Otto Schulz
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Walnut
Swedish Grace Dining Table by Otto Schulz
Boet, Otto Schultz
Walnut
This fine Swedish Grace period walnut dining table has a circular top with highly figured matched flame veneers, above a carved gadrooned apron, supported by four carved square legs, jo...
Murano Stacked Pebble Lamp by Vistosi
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Murano Stacked Pebble Lamp by Vistosi
Vistosi Murano
Glass
This modern Italian table lamp, made of opaque white blown glass, was designed and created by Vistosi in Murano.
Fine and Rare Japanese Edo Lacquered Footed Tray
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Giltwood
Fine and Rare Japanese Edo Lacquered Footed Tray
Giltwood
This extremely fine Japanese Edo Period lacquered serving stand (takatsuki) is constructed with a wide circular tray with a dished top resting on three tall feet curled at the ends. It ...
Study of a Draped Figure by Lord Frederic Leighton
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Study of a Draped Figure by Lord Frederic Leighton...
Sir Frederic Leighton
One of the most widely admired artists of the Victorian era in England, Frederic Leighton created grand figurative paintings, representing a final flowering of the European classical tr...