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Mary McDonald

This glamorous Los Angeles design star moves fluidly from traditional to modern to whimsical, which means she has a keen and eclectic eye when it comes to shopping for furnishings. It’s no surprise, then, that store owners in L.A.’s La Cienega Design Quarter, where she frequently sources prize pieces for her clientele, adore her. Below, browse the items she’s selected from her favorite La Cienega dealers and read more about her latest shopping jaunt in Introspective.

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19th Century Directoire Daybed with Gilded Neoclassical Urn Carving
Located in New Orleans, LA
19 Century Directoire Daybed with Gilded Neoclassical Urn Carving Custom Mattress/Boxspring. Beautiful cream colored day bed with gilded neoclassical carving. Includes custom mattres...
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Antique 19th Century Beds and Bed Frames

Maison Jansen Brass and Brushed Nickel Daybed, circa 1960s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gleaming Maison Jansen brushed nickel daybed with beautiful brass accents. Featuring an elegantly constructed frame with swooping side rails and elevated identical head and foot boar...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Andrianna Shamaris Petrified Wood Side Table
Located in New York, NY
Impressive petrified wood side table with contrasting white stripe. We source the highest quality petrified wood available. Each piece is hand selected and highly polished with mini...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood, Petrified Wood

Achille Salvagni, "Tango" Console, Italy, 2014
By Achille Salvagni
Located in New York, NY
With a thick marble top (laced with richly sparkling, gold-hued seams singular to Italian marble), and legs which are arranged in an elegant crisscrossing pattern, and which gleam wi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Console Tables

Materials

Marble, Bronze

19th Century Italian Walnut Marble-Top Console with Gilt Lion Carvings
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Early 19th century Italian marble-top console. Made of Circassian walnut. Gilt carved accents. 1820s. Wonderful marble-top.
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Console Tables

Regency Period Early 19th Century Marble-Top Table with Serpent Support
Located in London, GB
An exceptional Regency period table with specimen marble top supported by three intertwined serpents, on a triform base. The serpents carved wood simulating bronze, the base ebonized...
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Antique 1820s English Regency Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Pair of Charcoal Kreten Side Tables from Souda, Made to Order
By Isaac Friedman-Heiman, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing is for a pair of Kreten Side Tables. The price includes 2 tables as shown in the first image. Industrial, organic and sculptural, the Kreten Side Tables are concrete fu...
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2010s American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Concrete, Cement

Robsjohn-Gibbings by Saridis Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robsjohn-Gibbings by Saridis Table # 10 with Greek walnut top and three bronze legs joined by stretchers.
Category

20th Century Greek Side Tables

Materials

Bronze

Bruce Gray Lounge Chairs
By Bruce Gray
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bruce Gray Group of lounge chairs (2) Studio 1993 Steel Signed "B. Gray 2/100" and "B. Gray 3/100" 1 @ 38" x 46" x 43" and 1 @ 33" x 45" x 45"
Category

20th Century Armchairs

Materials

Steel

J. and J. Kohn "Ohrenbackensessel" Chair by Josef Hoffmann
By Jacob & Josef Kohn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
J. and J. Kohn 'Ohrenbackensessel' Chair, designed by Josef Hoffmann
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Early 20th Century Austrian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Horst Bruning Daybed
By Horst Bruning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Horst Bruning for Alfred Kill International daybed, Germany 1960's
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Chrome

Marshall Studios Dining Table with Round Black Glazed Tiles and Walnut, 1960s
By Marshall Studios
Located in Los Angeles, CA
From Gordon and Jane Marshall Martz, for Marshall Studios, this dining table is made with round black glazed tiles and walnut. The piece is made in the USA at Veedersburg, Indiana, c...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Walnut

Pair of Glass and Brass Lamps by Roberto Rida, Italy, 2016
By Roberto Giulio Rida
Located in New York, NY
Each lamp composed of a rectangular brass frame holding three polished amber glass disks, raised on a flat brass base. Model “Casette”.   
Category

2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Round Wrought Iron Mirror, Attr. Paul Kiss, circa 1930
By Paul Kiss
Located in New York, NY
Elegant French Mid-Century Mirror uniting modern neoclassical and Brutalist traditions composed entirely of hand-wrought iron with iron hanging rods and ring pull. The piece repre...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

St. Andrew’s Room, Throne Chair, Kremlin Moscow, Russia
By Robert Polidori
Located in Vienna, AT
Baroque style golden and blue picture of the Throne Chair in St. Andrew’s Room in the Kremlin. Robert Polidori is a master of spatial aesthetics. His images seem quiet, yet an extra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Retro Coral Diamond Onyx Set
Located in New York, NY
A chic Retro set comprised of ear-pendants and a jabot brooch with diamonds, onyx, coral and rubies, mounted on platinum. Circa 1950
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Vintage 1950s Drop Earrings

Materials

Coral, White Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Cartier Panthere Onyx Emerald Diamond Gold Earrings
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
An elegant pair of Cartier earrings, featuring 1.5ct of round brilliant cut diamonds, onyx and lush green hanging emeralds The earrings have a length of .94", and are accompanied ...
Category

Early 2000s Drop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Onyx, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Pierre Balmain Haute Couture Baby Pink Silk Crepe A-line Gown No. 172184
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Pierre Balmain haute couture baby pink silk crepe A-line gown with long sleeves and jewel neckline. Features four pleats at waistline in front and back. Zipper closures both ...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior By Yves Mathieu Saint Laurent Circa 1958 Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1958/1960 France Haute Couture Attributed to Christian Dior by Yves Mathieu Saint Laurent cocktail dress and dating from the period 1958/1960. Cream silk reps with boat neckl...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Borghese Sofa Noé Duchaufour Lawrance
By Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Located in Geneve, CH
Borghese is a light sofa inspired by the stone pines of the Villa Borghese gardens in Roma. The metal structure reproduces the network of branches and supports the back cushions; the...
Category

2010s French Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Deco Style Rock Crystal Quartz Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Finely cast brass in the deco style. Square in curve edges frame, with rock crystal quartz insert on top and bottom, created by Phoenix Gallery, NYC. Custom finishes, sizes, and quan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Rock Crystal

Massive George IV Convex Mirror
Located in London, GB
A massive George IV ebonized and parcel-gilt convex mirror, circa 1820. With original plate in a deep moulded frame with bead-and-reel decoration. Provenance: Norris Castle, C...
Category

Antique 1820s English George IV Convex Mirrors

Materials

Ebony

George III Giltwood Mirror
Located in North Miami, FL
Magnificent giltwood mirror. In the Chinese Chippendale Style. Adorned with acanthus leaves, elegant scrolled carvings. Crowned with a Pagoda style pavillion surmounted in a 'floatin...
Category

Antique 1750s English George III Wall Mirrors

Materials

Giltwood, Mirror

Gigi Radici Lounge Chairs
By Gigi Radice
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of lounge chairs in brass with grey and ivory wool flannel upholstery by Gigi Radici.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Italian velvet armchairs by Gigi Radice with stiletto brass feet, 1955
By Gigi Radice
Located in Clivio, Varese
A pair of beautiful Italian and very comfortable original Mid-Century armchairs or lounge chairs with brass Stiletto feet by Gigi Radice, circa 1955 The armchairs have been completel...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Gigi Radice Sofa
By Gigi Radice
Located in San Francisco, CA
A sofa with tapered brass legs and a two-tone wool upholstery in ivory and grey, Italy, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Brass

Cuff Console
By Natasha Baradaran
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Console Small W48” X D16” X H36” Shown in Perla fiberglass with polished gold finish in ostrich. One in stock available.
Category

2010s American Modern Console Tables

Materials

Metal

Little Black Dress ‘LBD’ Side Chair
By Natasha Baradaran
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Side chair Measures: W 20.5” X D 23” X H 34” COM 3YDS COL 54 SQFT (add 10%) Shown in polished rose gold sabot Standard sabot finishes Polished or matte gilver, polished...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

Pari Pendant
By Natasha Baradaran
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Square pendant Shown in un-lacquered brass One in stock available Measures: Large W 36” x D 36” x H 24” OAD: to be specified Diagonal dimension: 50 7/8” (1) 100w halogen bulb  
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

French Japonsime Ormolu-Mounted Chinese Crackle Glaze Porcelain Cachepots, Pair
By Alphonse Giroux et Cie
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite pair of French Japonsime ormolu-mounted Chinese crackle glaze porcelain cache pots by Maison Alphonse Giroux. Very fine quality. Exquisite detail and workmanship. 9" h...
Category

Antique 1880s French Japonisme Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ormolu

Rare Bernard "Tony" Rosenthal Cube Sculpture
By Tony Rosenthal
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Tony Rosenthal bronze cube tabletop sculpture Table-top version of Tony Rosenthal's famous alamo 15 foot black cube at astor place in NYC. Just likes the larger version this scul...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Wedgwood Egyptian Revival Black Basalt & Rosso Antico Incense Burner circa 1820
By Wedgwood
Located in New York, NY
We are pleased to offer this incense burner in the Egyptian Revival style made by Wedgwood from Black Basalt and Rosso Antico. My favorite part of this piece is the wonderful cover w...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Christian Lacroix Vintage Abstract Dangling Earrings
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN LACROIX vintage gold toned dangling earrings (clip-on) featuring an abstract design embellished with resin cabochons. Marked CHRISTIAN LACROIX CL Made in France. Indicati...
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20th Century Dangle Earrings

Amazing 19th Century French Bronze Chandelier of Louis XV Style
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Amazing gold-plated and chiseled bronze chandelier, made in the XIXth century in Louis XV style. There are 36 arms of light plus 2 inside light to enlighten the full of details cente...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Directional Black Enameled Wall Sconces in the Style of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of nice little wall sconces, each made of a brass setting and two black enameled metal cones hiding the sources of lights. Finished by a small switch, these sconces are perfect ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Brass and Rock Crystal Wall Sconces
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Very chic pair of wall sconces made of a rock crystal stone set into brass structure and enlighten from the top by a single light source hidden by a polished brass screen. Exclusi...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Rock Crystal, Brass

Oval Shaped Black Sconce Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Big Sputnik style chandelier made of brass arms and painted in black central ball and sconces. 25 arms of light.
Category

Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

Bronze and Alabaster Lantern
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Lantern made of a patinated bronze structure and big impressive circular pieces of alabaster. Originally made for a palace hotel in Paris.
Category

2010s French Modern Lanterns

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze

'Pathway' Set of Five Tables with Rare Hard Stones by Taher Chemirik
By Taher Chemirik
Located in Paris, FR
Taher Chemirik’s ‘Pathway’ is a signed, unique set of five tables that each combines varnished brass tubular legs and top, and an eclogite natural rare hard stone top. Each of the fi...
Category

2010s French Side Tables

Materials

Stone, Brass

'Pathway' Set of Two Tables with Rare Hard Stones by Taher Chemirik
By Taher Chemirik
Located in Paris, FR
Taher Chemirik’s ‘Pathway’ is a signed, unique set of two tables that each combines varnished copper-plated brass tubular legs and top, and a pinolite natural rare hard stone top. Ea...
Category

2010s French Side Tables

Materials

Stone, Copper, Brass

BALENCIAGA c.1960's Haute Couture 2 Piece Salmon Pink Blazer Skirt Suit
By Cristóbal Balenciaga
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage Balenciaga c.1960's haute couture numbered "81205" two piece salmon pink skirt suit. Double breasted blazer with four button closures. Eight dome etched buttons. Two interior...
Category

1960s Skirt Suits

BALENCIAGA blue silk shantung gown with shawl
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
80s BALENCIAGA silk shantung gown with kimono sleeve style. Gown comes with Blue silk shawl. Size : 8 Bust : 38" Waist :34" Hip : 39" Length from shoulder to hem : 60 1/2" Sle...
Category

1990s Evening Gowns

Impressive Iradj Moini Butterfly Ring
By Iradj Moini
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Dramatic ring with carved turquoise and amethyst stones, in a brass setting. Citrine and rhinestones decorate the body of the butterfly. The ring is slightly adjustable, from approxi...
Category

20th Century Cocktail Rings

Materials

Amethyst, Citrine, Turquoise, Brass

Iradj Moini Parrot Brooch
By Iradj Moini
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A dramatic and colorful large-scale parrot brooch by Iradj Moini of brass set with lapis lazuli, coral, citrine, amethyst, turquoise and rhinestones. Marked on the back with the Irad...
Category

Vintage 1980s Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, Citrine, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise

Rare Early Issey Miyake Draped Dress
By Issey Miyake
Located in New York, NY
Rare Early Issey Miyake Draped Dress
Category

1980s Day Dresses

High Wire
By Nicolas Carone
Located in Greenwich, CT
Abstract painting.
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic