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Nestor Santa-Cruz

Interior Designer

Cuban-born designer Nestor Santa-Cruz is known for a style that is modern and restrained, yet classic. After leaving Cuba at a young age, he was raised in Central and South America where his passion for design blossomed, eventually studying architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright's disciple E. Fay Jones. Balancing time between his role as a design director at the international architecture and design firm Gensler and creating sophisticated residential interiors through his eponymous design studio, Santa-Cruz draws inspiration from both classical and contemporary references. From a Pierre Jeanneret daybed to a Diego Giacometti rug, scroll to see a selection of his favorite items on 1stdibs. Read more about the designer in Introspective.

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5 Portraits of Balenciaga. Memo from Diana Vreelan...
Cecil Beaton
Silver Gelatin Print
Group of 5 Portraits of Cristobal Balenciaga including a memo from Diana Vreeland to Alexander Lieberman dated 1965 which reads "please keep this among your most secret souvenirs..." . ...
Cedric Hartman Side Table

By Cedric Hartman
Cedric Hartman Side Table
Cedric Hartman
Brass, Marble
Side table designed by Cedric Hartman, signed and numbered. Brass frame with grey marble top.
Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne Rhino Screen

By Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne
Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne Rhino Screen
Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne
Documented and fabulous!
Line Vautrin Mirror "Soleil Torsade," France circa 1958

By Line Vautrin
Line Vautrin Mirror "Soleil Torsade," France circa...
Line Vautrin
Art Glass, Mirror, Resin, Talosel
Original MIROIR 'SOLEIL TORSADE' OU 'SOLEIL DORÉ', by LINE VAUTRIN ‘Soleil Torsadé’ mirror , France circa 1958 Mirrored glass, talosel resin, colored glass. Diameter : 22.4 in./57...
Italian Fifties Single Bed

Italian Fifties Single Bed
Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella
Metal, Brass, Leather, Wood
Beautiful Italian single bed. Brown leather stripes, lacquered metal frame and brass details. Shapes and combination of materials remember the works of Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Igna...
Antique Chinese Rug

Antique Chinese Rug
Wool
This opulent antique Chinese area rug embodies the refined style of Eastern art and design. The sophisticated composition features ample negative space, luxurious monochromatic tones an...
Pierre Le-Tan Trompe l'Oeil Dummy Board

By Pierre Le-Tan
Pierre Le-Tan Trompe l'Oeil Dummy Board
Pierre Le-Tan
Wood
A "dummy board" painted in grisaille by the Paris artist Pierre Le-Tan that represents an ancient bust, obelisk, photo and calling card. It is signed and dated 2010.
"Jean-Michel Frank" Book

"Jean-Michel Frank" Book
This is an excellent 1st edition copy of the monograph on the important French designer and decorator Jean-Michel Frank, being one of a limited edition of 4,000 copies. 215 pages with t...
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Alexander Noll Style Carved Oak Abstract Sculpture

Alexander Noll Style Carved Oak Abstract Sculpture...
Oak
A solid oak abstract sculpture marked "EVE". On base written "Untitled Oak" 1980(?)
Dismountable Daybed by Pierre Jeanneret

By Pierre Jeanneret
Dismountable Daybed by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Teak
Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967). Simple dismountable daybed. Barred headboard, this lightweight bed is inspired by the traditional Indian "Charpoi¨", that is brought out of the house...
Pair of Five-Tiered Étagères

Pair of Five-Tiered Étagères
Pair of Five-Tiered Étagères. Modern brass and faux mohogany, in the style of Billy Baldwin.
"Nine Discourses on Commodus" by Cy Twombly

By Cy Twombly
"Nine Discourses on Commodus" by Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly
Beautiful original Cy Twombly poster. Hand-signed by the artist in pencil. Paper poster in silver frame.
Lee Radziwill, Blue Cape in Brocade Room
Lee Radziwill, Blue Cape in Brocade Room
Mark Shaw
Rag Paper
Photographed by Mark Shaw in the 1960's, Lee Radziwill, younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy is considered a great style icon. An article in McCall's November 1962 issue quotes Radziwil...
O/3501 Eileen Gray desk lamp

By Eileen Gray
O/3501 Eileen Gray desk lamp
Eileen Gray
Brass
The famous desk lamp by Eileen Gray for Jumo editor, with variable positioning -brass and painted metal -
Chanel Byzantine Cross Brooch-Pendant

Chanel Byzantine Cross Brooch-Pendant
Chanel
Massive Chanel Cross Brooch in shades of emerald, topaz and amythest poured glass with faux pearls. Intricate scrolled wirework design on antique bronze finish. There is a loop in back ...
Pair of Armchairs by Pierre JEANNERET (1896-1967)

By Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Perriand
Pair of Armchairs by Pierre JEANNERET (1896-1967)
Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Perriand
Teak
Pierre JEANNERET (1896-1967). Set of two "senate-committee Chairs" teak armchairs, flat and sloping backseats, side compass structure with tapered legs. Detached armrests, upholstere...
Arenzano Table Lamp by Ignazio Gardella

By Azucena
Arenzano Table Lamp by Ignazio Gardella
Azucena
Opaline Glass
Satin glass shade with a brass stem and handle.
A White Carrera Marble Torso

A White Carrera Marble Torso
Marble
A White Carrera Marble Torso. Copy of original in Delphi Museum in Greece.
Halston Fashion Illustration by Joe Eula with Fabr...
Halston
This is a rare and original Joe Eula fashion sketch of a Halston fashion design, complete with an attached fabric swatch. This drawing is from an estate auction of personal possessions ...
Sterling and Enamel Hinge Bracelet

Sterling and Enamel Hinge Bracelet
This large sized hinge bracelet is reminiscent of sterling and enamel Gucci designs from the 1970s. This sterling one is unsigned with very nice, heavy quality with brown enamelling on ...
Vladimir Kagan Swan Sofa

By Vladimir Kagan, Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc.
Vladimir Kagan Swan Sofa
Vladimir Kagan, Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc.
Vladimir Kagan Swan sofa Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc. USA, 1955 upholstery, coated steel, aluminum 117 w x 66 d x 31 h inches
Set of Four Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs

Set of Four Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Upholstery, Wood, Paint
Set of Four Louis XVI style square back dining chairs.
Antique Russian 1 Carat Diamond Gold Men's Ring
Antique Russian 1 Carat Diamond Gold Men's Ring
2nd Jeweller Artel
Diamond
made in Moscow between 1908 and 1917 by the 2nd Jewelers' Artel (cooperative) a 14K gold ring chased with neo-classical style floral designs, features a 1.14 ct old European cut di...
T.H Robjohn-Gibbbings for Widdicomb Sofa

T.H Robjohn-Gibbbings for Widdicomb Sofa
Wood
Widdicomb three seater sofa designed by T.H Robsjohn-Gibbings.Newly upholstered in cotton.
Walnut Orgins Headboard by George Nakashima

By George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Walnut Orgins Headboard by George Nakashima
George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Walnut
A dramatic pagoda form Queen size headboard from the Origins line in walnut.
Hermes Rust Cashmere/Wool Plaid
Hermes Rust Cashmere/Wool Plaid
Hermès, Unknown
Hermès marge scarf or rectangle plaid in cashmere blend (cashmere 70% / Wool 30%). Color: rust
Cartier Rare Limited Edition "Crash" Watch 1991

Cartier Rare Limited Edition "Crash" Watch 1991
Cartier
18k Gold
Cartier 1991 Crash Watch. A men's 18k Yellow gold asymmetric wristwatch No. 332/400. Produced originally by Cartier in 1967, this surrealist style watch was revived again , in a limite...
1960s Hermes Belt Collection Gold Money Clip
Hermès
18k Gold
A yellow gold Hermès money clip "Belt" collection . Circa 1960's. Height : 57 mm Width : 32 mm Net weight : 16 grams
Louis XVI Style Sofa Modeled after Marie Antoinette Furniture

Louis XVI Style Sofa Modeled after Marie Antoinett...
Upholstery, Velvet, Wood
A Louis XVI style sofa modeled after a set that Marie Antoinette had made for her grand cabinet in the Tuileries Palace. Reproduced in France, circa 1930, most likely by Jansen.
Important Monumental Bronze Sculpture by Valerian ...
Valerian Rybar
Bronze
Important and monumental solid cast bronze sculpture by famed society interior designer, Valerian Rybar, circa 1970. This is a one of a kind piece, made and designed for his collection....
Charles Pfister Sconces

Charles Pfister Sconces
Charles Pfister
Charles Pfister for BOYD Lighting. Set of four solid marble and polished brass wall sconces. 12"projection 10" diameter
Rare Bulgari Ancient Coin Ruby Gold Belt Buckle
Bulgari
18k Gold, Ruby
Bulgari 18k gold belt buckle,decorated with 26mm ancient coin and two side ruby cabochons - 5.2mm x 4.8mm. Buckle is 57mm x 37mm, belt insert is 27mm. Marked - BD7595,75o,Roma Philippvs...
Pair of Camouflage Gilt Chairs by James Mont

By James Mont
Pair of Camouflage Gilt Chairs by James Mont
James Mont
Giltwood
Stunning pair of 1950's pair of camouflage gilded chairs with a rubber lacquer faux finish designed by James Mont in the 1950s. Love the expressive stance these chairs have. They hav...
Early 20th Century Copper 'Mbole' Currency on Iron...
Early 20th Century copper 'Mbole' currency on contemporary blackened iron stand
Pair of Step Tables by T. H. Robsjohn--Gibbings for Widdicomb

By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Pair of Step Tables by T. H. Robsjohn--Gibbings fo...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Beautiful pair of step parsons tables by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Restored in espresso lacquer. Excellent condition. Retains the Widdicomb label and the John Stuart retail...
Book of Line Vautrin - Poesie in Metall

Book of Line Vautrin - Poesie in Metall
Line Vautrin
This is a very scarce catalogue of the works of Line Vautrin which were displayed at the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg in 2003. It was published in a very small number of 600 ...
Cartier Coral Gold Love "Target" Brooch
Cartier Coral Gold Love "Target" Brooch
Cartier
14k Gold, Coral, Diamond
Charming Cartier "Target" brooch with coral heart and diamond decorated arrow. This dimensional 14k brooch features a pierced target of concentric beaded circles with a heart shaped cor...
Mid-Century Italian Wall Sconces by Stilnovo

By Stilnovo
Mid-Century Italian Wall Sconces by Stilnovo
Stilnovo
Bronze, Glass
Pair of double light satin white glass with bronze and black lacquer wall sconces.
Hermes Eye Desk Magnifying Glass in the Original B...
Hermès
Gilt Metal
A gold plated magnifying glass in the shape of an eye by Hermes Paris. Marked Hermes Paris. Nice older example in the original Hermes box. Excellent condition.
Chinese Ceramic Vase

Chinese Ceramic Vase
Ceramic
This ceramic vase is from Shanxi, China early 1900's. It features hand painted decorations and has a beautiful aged patina.
Modernist Ecuadorian Rug by Olga Fisch from the "C...
Olga Fisch
Wool
Olga Fisch Rugs and Carpets - Olga Fisch nee Anhalzer (1901-1990) was an extraordinary artist, art dealer and cultural advocate. Born in Hungary, Olga Fisch traveled the world exploring...
2010 Console by Juan and Paloma Garrido

By Juan and Paloma Garrido
2010 Console by Juan and Paloma Garrido
Juan and Paloma Garrido
Brass
Juan and Paloma Garrido Gilded Console Gilded Brass with Wallnut Top Number 2 of a Serie of 8 Private and Public collections: Museum of Art and Design, NY. Ralph Lauren, NY. Sir E...
Salvador Dali D'or for Piaget Gold Cufflinks
18k Gold, 22k Gold
22k & 18k Yellow Gold Cufflinks by Salvador Dali D'or for Piaget. Details: Measurements: 1" x 3/4" x 3/4" Weight: 35.9 grams Stamped Hallmarks: Piaget 750 Dali 1966 0900 (for 22...
Freestanding Kaare Klint Sofa with Horsehair

By Kaare Klint
Freestanding Kaare Klint Sofa with Horsehair
Kaare Klint
A freestanding three seater Kaare klint sofa with eight-legged profiled mahogany frame upholstered with black horsehair. Designed by Kaare Klint 1930 and made by cabinetmaker Rud. R...
Philip Laverne Bronze Wall Plaque

By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Philip Laverne Bronze Wall Plaque
Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Bronze
A large sized bronze acid etched and patina wall plaque of a posing male figure with matching bronzed framing and wire to the reverse for hanging. Artist signature to the lower corner i...
Patek Philippe Yellow Gold Jumbo Ellipse Ref 3604
Patek Philippe Yellow Gold Jumbo Ellipse Ref 3604
Patek Philippe
18k Gold, Yellow Gold
This is a beautiful example of a Patek Philippe reference 3604 Jumbo Ellipse with a cushion-shaped "T" bar case, snap on back, date feature on a blue dial. This watch is powered by an a...
Diego Giacometti Hand-Woven Rug

By Diego Giacometti
Diego Giacometti Hand-Woven Rug
Diego Giacometti
Wool
"La Promenade des Amis" , A hand woven pile rug designed in 1982-83, and woven in an edition of 100, plus artists' proofs. Inscribed on the reverse - Diego Giacometti. Edited by Art-S...
Tourmaline Cabochon Gold Gentleman's Ring

Tourmaline Cabochon Gold Gentleman's Ring
Unknown
18k Gold, Tourmaline
An 18K gold mounting centering a large cushion-shape green tourmaline cabochon ring, circa 1970s. Ring is signed 18k and is a size 9 3/4 and , suitable for a man or woman. Weighs a hef...
1910's  Louis Vuitton Travel Secretary Trunk / Malle secretaire a linge Vuitton
1910's Louis Vuitton Travel Secretary Trunk / Mal...
Louis Vuitton
Brass, Canvas, Wood
Malle travel orange Secretary Louis vuitton This trunk has a wood shelf covered with leather You find on each other has 2 small drawers accessories. Then below 5 drawers. Massif...
Rare Cartier Paris Sterling Silver Onyx Set Limite...
Cartier
18k Gold, Sterling Silver, Onyx
Signed Cartier, Panthere de Cartier, Model number 291/500, circa 2000. Sterling silver barrel and cap realistically crafted as a crouching panther with green glass-set eyes and onxy-set...
Gabrielle Chanel Haute Couture Three Piece Skirt S...
Chanel, Chanel
A refined classic skirt suit, labelled and numbered n° 48765 and n° 48767. This timeless piece of Chanel haute couture is composed of a jacket, a skirt and a blouse. The blouse is made ...
Return to Chase National Bank

Peter Marcus

Return to Chase National Bank
Peter Marcus
Signed in pencil lower right: Peter Marcus Note: Depicts the Chase National Bank Building completed in 1928. Marcus exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Pennsylvania Academy o...
HERMES Vintage '97 Black Ardennes Leather 38cm "Sac a Depeche" Briefcase GHW
HERMES Vintage '97 Black Ardennes Leather 38cm "Sa...
Hermès, Hermès
Hermes Vintage '97 Black Ardennes Leather 38cm "Sac a Depeche" Briefcase Made in: France Year of Production: 1997 Color: Black and goldtone Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Leather an...
Large Vase by Emilio Pucci for Rosenthal

Large Vase by Emilio Pucci for Rosenthal
Ceramic
A large ceramic vase designed by Emilio Pucci for Rosenthal. Porcelain, white, glazed, polychromatic overglaze. Marked with signature and makers mark.
Vide Poche Designed by Hilton McConnico

By Hilton McConnico
Vide Poche Designed by Hilton McConnico
Hilton McConnico
Porcelain
Hand-painted Hilton McConnico vide poche, Marked to the reverse Memphis Tennessee, Paris, France, circa 1990
Rare Custom 1970s Fretwork Writing Table, Collecti...
Brass, Wood
Custom-made Louis XVI style writing table or console from the personal collection of noted American interior designer Albert Hadley. Very architectural in design, this piece has complet...
Engraved French Gold Signet Ring

Engraved French Gold Signet Ring
Unknown
18k Gold
Fine engraved French signet ring Finger size 5.25
Two Coffee Tables designed by J. M. Frank and A. Chanaux
Two Coffee Tables designed by J. M. Frank and A. C...
Ecart International
Oak
Two end of 20th century coffee tables by Jean-Michel Frank and Adolphe Chanaux, edited by Ecart International, in sanded and stained oak. This model was not reedited.
Weiner Werkstatte Stemware service for 8

Weiner Werkstatte Stemware service for 8
Oscar Heardtl
Glass
Weiner Werkstatte complete stemware 5 piece service for 8 designed by Oscar Haerdtl, Vienna in 1924 called the Ambassador service examples in the collection of MOMA and the Kansas city ...
Center or Side Table in Oak by A.E. Hjorth Attribu...
Axel Einar Hjorth, Nordiska Kompaniet
The work of Swedish architect and furniture designer Axel Einar Hjorth (1888-1959) is unmistakable for its inimitable sense of wit and elegance. After attending the Högre Konstindustrie...
Gucci brown calfskin wallet

Gucci brown calfskin wallet
Gucci, Gucci
Gucci calfskin coco-brown wallet holds two separate sets of bills, credit cards along with a exterior compartment and change-purse. Measures 4 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Coffee Table after Jean Michel Frank
Coffee Table after Jean Michel Frank
Jean Michel Frank
Wood
Carved Ipe coffee table after Jean Michel Frank.