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Stellene Volandes

Executive Style Director T&C Magazine

As executive style director of Town & Country, Stellene Volandes is responsible for overseeing the magazine's lush editorial spreads and cleverly crafted social commentary. Volandes's discerning eye favors a mix of antique and contemporary design, and she is continually on the hunt for vintage cameos and Greek jewelry — specifically Lalaounis. This year, Volandes also co-hosted with 1stdibs a preview of the Winter Antiques Show, the prestigious furniture and fine art fair now on view in New York City through February 1. Scroll down to see her favorite 1stdibs finds, then check out our curated Winter Antiques Show collection.

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Alvar Altoo
By Aino Aalto
Alvar Altoo
Aino Aalto
Ash, Ceramic
Alvar AAlto troley Birch, Rattan, ceramic tile and rubber . WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use HEIGHT: 23 in. (58 cm) WIDTH: 36.5 in. (93 cm) DEPTH: 26 in. (66 cm)
Wedgwood Blue and White Ski Plates
Wedgwood Blue and White Ski Plates
Twelve Wedgwood blue and white feather edged plates with Canadian ski resort scenes. Stamped 1946. Diameter 9.5"
Pair of Italian Side Chairs
Giltwood, Silk, Velvet
Pair of antique painted and giltwood Neapolitan hall chairs in original painted condition. Newly re-upholstered with silk velvet and applied antique silk Ikat. Painting and gilding newl...
Rare English Art Deco Pistachio Phenolic Resin and...
This rare and beautiful English Art Deco vanity box is wonderfully crafted from thick pistachio (a sought after color) phenolic resin and the chunky tubular feet and knop are in solid b...
Vintage Turkish Anatolian Rug
Cotton, Wool
A vintage Turkish Anatolian carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
Antique Coral Cameo Earrings
Antique Coral Cameo Earrings
15k Gold, Coral
Victorian coral cameo earrings with girandole drops, the longest having a grape motif, set in 15K gold. The cameos are of cherubs with grape vines in their hair. The wonderful deep cora...
American Pine Liquor Traveling Case, Circa 1810
American pine liquor traveling case with fitted interior consisting of original stenciled gilt glasses and bottles with stoppers, iron carrying side handles and original brass locking m...
Sugarbush Chalet
Sugarbush Chalet
Slim Aarons
Lambda Print
A group of people relaxing in a chalet in the Sugarbush Mountain ski resort, one of the largest ski resorts in New England, in Warren, Vermont, USA, circa 1960. Estate stamped and ha...
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A French Art Nouveau Umbrella Stand by, Emile Gall...
Emile Gallé
Bronze, Wood
A rare and unusual French Art Nouveau umbrella stand by, Emile Gallé decorated with marquetry Inlaid Walnut, Tulipwood and Fruitwood depicting a budding tulip and retains its original ...
Pottery Child Plate In Canary Yellow Showing Child...
A rare nursery plate with relief border with figures of dogs, leopards and monkey, the central image of three boys waving the Union Jack over a titled inscription " PLAYING AT CAE *****...
Early and Rare Gerald Thurston for Lightolier Desk Lamp
Early and Rare Gerald Thurston for Lightolier Desk...
Gerald Thurston
Cane, Steel
A simple and elegant desk lamp by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. The shade is a woven caning and the diffuser is the original metal shade.
Fornasetti Hand Box
By Piero Fornasetti
Fornasetti Hand Box
Piero Fornasetti
Metal, Wood
A classic early hand drawn enameled metal jewel box with sliding velvet interior tray, by Piero Fornasetti.
1970s Lacquered Batik Cocktail Table after Karl Sp...
Karl Springer
Graphic 1970s lacquered batik cocktail table after Karl Springer.
Tiffany Gold Traveling Spoon
Tiffany Gold Traveling Spoon
Tiffany & Co.
Antique Tiffany & Co. 14-karat gold traveling spoon. Spoon completely folds up and opens to reveal two-spoon utensil: One teaspoon and one tablespoon. Signed Tiffany & Co.
Line Vautrin, Sun Mirror in Green (Soleil à pointe...
Line Vautrin
Talosel witch mirror. Signed "LINE VAUTRIN" on the reverse.
Pair Parchment Wrapped Obelisk Lamps with Gilt Met...
Maison Jansen
Cord, Parchment Paper, Wood, Metal, Silk
Pair of parchment wrapped obelisk lamps with gilt metal paw feet. Newly electrified with gold silk cords. Base 8" square to outside of feet, 21.5" H to base of socket.
Georgian Enamel Gold Memorial Ring Symbolizes Reme...
18k Gold, Crystal
An 18th century ring of spectacular design in an elongated oval form shows a bow of white hair tied with gold thread placed under its crystal. The crystal frame is gold and that is fra...
Hairy David Beast Chair in Icelandic Sheep and Bro...
The Haas Brothers
CH889 Unique Hairy David Beast chair in white Icelandic sheepskin with cast bronze feet and carved ebony horns. Designed and made by The Haas Brothers, Los Angeles, CA, 2014.
Vintage Anatolian Runner Rug
Vintage Anatolian Runner Rug
A Mid-Century Turkish Anatolian village runner rug.
Maison BAGUES Parrot Sconces
Maison BAGUES Parrot Sconces
Maison Baguès
Glass, Metal
An elegant pair of parrot-motif sconces by Masion Baguès. A Classic design, beautifully executed in gilt or metal and glass, with two lights. France, circa 1970.
18th Century Baroque Boiserie from an Austrian Pal...
A magnificent boiseries "insulation a la Rococo" with portal from an Austrian Palace. Cream colored wood panel, curly carved gilded frame and field mounting. Four panels with round oi...
Willy Rizzo Scrivania Desk
Willy Rizzo Scrivania Desk
Willy Rizzo
Chrome, Glass, Wood
Rare bird's-eye maple, chrome and glass two-drawer desk, signed.
Near-Flawless Pair of French Art Deco Club Chairs
Pair of Art Deco club chairs with no rips, no tears, no losses, deep and comfortable, nice darker colored piping.
Biedermeier Single-Drawer sewing Table
Maple, Walnut
An important example of Vienna design with elegantly tapered saber leg, with vivid book matched walnut veneer and maple inlays and marquetry with a fitted interior drawer.
Pair of Italian 18th Century Bronze Lions
Each lion, one facing left, one right, have finely detailed faces and bodies. Their front paws rest on a large orb. Their tails swoop up and end on their backs. They are mounted to a t...
Exquisite French Empire Bronze Ormolu Mounted Crys...
This gorgeous box features an ormolu frame with a stylized shell pull with lions feet and relief detailing throughout . The inset beveled crystal panels feature a stylized flora and fau...
Horsebit Gucci Bookends in Brass, Wood and Leather...
Chic bookends in leather, wood and brass by Gucci with the iconic horsebit decoration. Marked Gucci on suede underside and on each of the brass collars.
Piero Fornasetti Dishes Mounted in a Metal Serving Tray, Verdure Pesci Pattern
Piero Fornasetti Dishes Mounted in a Metal Serving...
Piero Fornasetti
The six different rectangular trays are illustrated with different fish, shell fish and vegetables-the pattern is named Verdure Pesci (Vegetables and Fish). Reference: Fornasetti: Th...
Pair of Large Midcentury Scandinavian Ceramic Tabl...
Ceramic, Wood
Pair of large ceramic lamps in a crackled rich turquoise blue glaze mounted on teak wood bases with curved feet. Danish, circa 1960. Measures: 22.5" H base/ 36.5" H overall with shade...
Italian Walnut Framed Mirror on Grey Mirror
Mid-century modern Italian clear mirror floating on grey mirror within walnut frame. Dimension: 22" W x 28" H x 2.5" D
Jean Prouvé Red Daybed, circa 1935
Jean Prouvé Red Daybed, circa 1935
Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé red daybed, circa 1935. Metal. Provenance: Sanatorium Martel de Janville au Plateau d'Assy. Haute Savoie, France.
Stunning Edward Wormley for Dunbar Desk
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Stunning Edward Wormley for Dunbar Desk
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Stunning and rare desk by Edward Wormley for Dunbar mahogany desk. Desk features a slightly upturned floating top. Desk has five drawers. The four drawers on either side are accented wi...
Italian Midcentury Guido Faleschini Set of Cabinet...
Guido Faleschini
Glass, Leather, Steel
Set of three cabinets by Guido Faleschini, Italian, Midcentury. The central part opening by two glass doors (glass shelves inside). Dimensions: 67"X 39".5 X 18" The two side independent...
'Zodiac' Bookends by Paul Dupré Lafon
'Zodiac' Bookends by Paul Dupré Lafon
Paul Dupré-Lafon
Enamel, Glass, Oak
Two highly unusual glass bookends designed by Paul Dupré Lafon (1900 - 1971), the heavy glass panels inscribed with signs of the Zodiac in gold, black and red enamel and surrounded by ...
Art Deco Dressing Table
Art Deco Dressing Table
Art Deco Dressing Table, Very Smart light Banded Walnut with Chrome handles
Victorian Etruscan Revival Coral Gold Bangle
Yellow Gold, Coral
A Victorian Etruscan revival gold and coral bangle, the bangle comprised of three round double cabochon pink corals set within a golden disc decorated with a radiating floral pattern an...
Posh Italian 1950s Commode or Chest of Drawers
Silvio Cavatorta
The elegant brass side legs hold together a swivel mirror a beveled glass and brass shelf and a mahogany case with six drawers. Brass hardware and feet. This dresser is commonly attribu...