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Patrick Perrin

Gallerist and Founder of PAD Fairs

Fourth-generation antiquaire Patrick Perrin is the founder and CEO of the prestigious Pavilion of Art and Design (PAD) fair, a biannual showing of modern art, furniture and design that the International Herald Tribune dubbed "the most intelligently conceived selling show in the Western world." This month's PAD Paris show will open on March 26 in the Tuileries, and will showcase works from more than 75 global exhibitors,including 14 1stdibs dealers. Perrin is also the owner of Galerie Perrin, a preeminent Parisian destination for antique and vintage furniture that has provided pieces for the Louvre and Versailles. In honor of the upcoming fair, we asked Perrin to apply his unparalleled expertise to shopping 1stdibs.

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Armchair Designed by Wilhelm Lauritzen, Denmark, 1...
Vilhelm Lauritzen
Armchair designed by Wilhelm Lauritzen, Denmark. 1980s. Cuban mahogany and natural leather. Provenance: Danish National Radio, Copenhagen.
Wendell Castle Concrete Chair
Wendell Castle Concrete Chair
Wendell Castle
American designer Wendell Castle's concrete chair may be available in white or black and can be used for indoor or outdoor use. Born in Kansas in 1932, Wendell Castle received a B.F....
Vintage Pair of Leather and Chrome Wassily Chairs
Vintage Pair of Leather and Chrome Wassily Chairs
Marcel Breuer
Leather, Chrome
Vintage pair of Wassily chairs, designed by Marcel Breuer, with stitched black leather and a chromed steel tube frame, all in excellent condition. Marcel Breuer was an apprentice at ...
Andrea Branzi, Tree 3 Cabinet
Andrea Branzi, Tree 3 Cabinet
Andrea Branzi
Aluminum, Birch
The tree 3 cabinet is part of Italian designer Andrea Branzi's tree and stones series. Exhibition history: Andrea Branzi: Trees and stones. Friedman Benda, New York, NY, September 1...
Paul Evans Cityscape Desk
Paul Evans Cityscape Desk
Paul Evans
Functional desk designed by Paul Evans for the " Cityscape series" in mixed patchwork of chromed steel and brass veneers. Desk with 2 drawers on cantilevered base. A few typical minor d...
Contemporary Chrome 8 Tables in Stainless Steel (E...
Timothy Schreiber
Stainless Steel
Chrome 8 Tables by Timothy Schreiber are stainless steel end tables polished to a mirror finish. Chrome eight tables are from an edition of 12. Timothy Schreiber initially trained i...
Pair of Chairs and Table Attributed to Janine Abra...
Janine Abraham, Dirk Jan Rol
Rattan, Metal
Lovely pair of rattan chairs with metal legs and coordinating side table attributed Janine Abraham and Dirk Jan Rol. Pieces were used on the set of Nicole Kidman's "Grace of Monaco."
Pair of Hand-Coiled Gilded Ceramic Flat Back Lamps
Pair of Hand-Coiled Gilded Ceramic Flat Back Lamps...
Andrea Koeppel
Pair of hand- coiled gilded ceramic flat back lamps by Andrea Koeppel. Available custom/by commission, measurements include custom lampshades. Models of understated luxury, Koeppel’s...
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Tribal West African Asante Carved Wood Aku'aba Fer...
An Asante wooden aku’aba fertility doll, published as part of the Ladislas Segy collection and dating to the early 20th century. The aku’aba of stylized form, a cylindrical torso wit...
Maarten Baas Clay Chair for Art Basel
Maarten Baas Clay Chair for Art Basel
Maarten Baas
Steel, Clay
Maarten Baas made this clay chair at the artfair Art Basel in 2007. This chair is one of five red clay chairs numbered 3/5. He is now one of the most famous Dutch designers. Signed by m...
Paolo Venini Inciso Vase
Inciso bottle-form vase in a subtle color.
Danish Coat Rack
By Charlotte Perriand
Danish Coat Rack
Charlotte Perriand
Glass, Iron, Teak
Fantastic Danish coat rack. Clean lines and great design. Original built in mirror with 5 interchangeable iron hooks. Unique piece!
Sculptural Woven Heart Chair
Metal, Reed, Rush
A really unique woven reed or rush chair in the shape of a heart. Looks very much in the vein of Tom Dixon's woven chairs or Marc Newson's. This chair may be a prototype as it appears t...
Table Mirror by Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova, Italy, circa 1960
Table Mirror by Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova, Italy...
Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Brass, Mirror, Wood
Table mirror by Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova, Italy, circa 1960.
Christopher Dresser Aesthetic Movement Claret, Huk...
Christopher Dresser
A rare silver plate and glass claret from the English aesthetic movement designed by Christopher Dresser for Hukin and Heath. Signed, bears engraving as an athletic award.
Wall-Mounted Coat Rack by Georges Jouve and Asselb...
Georges Jouve
Brass, Ceramic, Glass
Wall-mounted coat rack by Georges Jouve, produced by Asselbur, France, circa 1950. Black glazed earthenware.
Georges JOUVE Glazed Ceramic Vase
Georges JOUVE Glazed Ceramic Vase
Georges Jouve
"Vase Oursin" an exceptional and rare white-glazed ceramic urchin-motif, Vase. The underside incised with "Apollon" artist's mark and Jouve. France, circa 1950.
Art deco Danish Silver Watering Can
Art deco Danish Silver Watering Can
Silver Plate
Art Deco Silver plate Danish Wonderful Design Curved arm and detachable Ball spout watering can.
Breguet White Gold Classique Automatic Wristwatch
18k Gold, White Gold
Brand Name: Breguet Style Number: 5140BB/29/9W6, 5140 Series: Classique Automatic Case Material: 18K White Gold Movement : Automatic Crystal Material: Scratch Resistan...
Elmwood Refectory Table
Elmwood Refectory Table
American Arts and Crafts period rustic refectory or farm table beautifully made with mortise and tenon and pegged construction. A handsome and solid table with a warm patina.
Chaise Longue by Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen
Chaise Longue by Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen
Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen wicker stainless steel and leather chaise longue, circa early 1980s. This example has an adjustable stainless frame and base suspended leather bolster cus...
Art Deco Skyscraper Sheffield Silver Co. Cocktail Shaker
Art Deco Skyscraper Sheffield Silver Co. Cocktail ...
Sheffield Silver Co.
Silver Plate
A vintage skyscraper Sheffield Silver Co. cocktail shaker. Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. Some scratches and a dent to the base.
Six Ch. R. Mackintosh bakelite candlesticks.Available singularly
Six Ch. R. Mackintosh bakelite candlesticks.Availa...
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Six Jughenstill tall elegant brown backelite candlesticks, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Available also singularly.
Josef Hoffmann's "Egg" Rocking Chair
Josef Hoffmann's "Egg" Rocking Chair
Antonio Volpe, Josef Hoffmann
Josef Hoffmann's "Egg" rocking chair Illustrated: Klassiker des Modernen Möbeldesign, Dorothee Müller (Munich: Keysersche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1980), p. 112; Mackintosh to Mollino: f...
Untitled (Nude 1)
Akbar Padamsee
Photographic Paper
Signed & dated lower right From the edition of 14
Outstanding Gemsbok "Oryx Gazella" African Antelop...
Vintage Gemsbok shoulder mounted taxidermy. Also known as Oryx Gazella from the Oryx genus. Gemsbok are light brownish-grey to tan in colour, with lighter patches to the bottom rear...
A set of Taxidermy Chamois Horn Plaques
Nice set of three oak trophy plates. They are dated and signed. Not those dull deer plates you normally see on every street corner nowadays but real authentic Tiroller Chamois Buck as y...
Large Vintage Cast Aligator Skull
An immaculately cast specimen of a North American alligator scull, resting on a custom black iron display stand. The largest tooth measuring 2 inches.
1950s Mid Century French Mathieu Mategot Table Lam...
Mathieu Matégot
Brass, Metal
Very rare original Mathieu Mategot table lamp, made in France in the 1950s and manufactured by Atelier Mategot. Brass lamp foot and rotatable dark grey lacquered perforated lamp shade....
Large Turtle Shell
Large Turtle Shell
Nice old large turtle with brown varnished finish with some remants of orange painted lettering
Vintage Turtle Shell
Vintage Turtle Shell
Shell, Natural Fiber
Vintage snapping turtle harvest shell. Nice beach patina.
Dining Table Attributed to Audoux Minet, France 1...
Dining table in cerused oak with parquetry top, resting on two pedestals bases decorated with plaited rope. Newly restored to perfection, France, circa 1960 attributed to Audoux Minet. ...
Rare Pair of French Rope Table Lamps by Audoux-Minet
By Frida Minet, Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet
Rare Pair of French Rope Table Lamps by Audoux-Min...
Frida Minet, Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet
Sublime Pair of French Mid-CenturyTable Lamps in the Form of a Perfect Sphere and Covered in Rope by Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet. The pieces convey a modern rustic / brutalist sensibi...
Pair of 1950s 'SmallHorse' Table Lamps by Adrien A...
Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet
Pair of 1950s 'Small Horse' table lamps by Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet in rope. Hemp plumed tail adorned with two small rope baskets. One lighted arm and new lamp shade.