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Tod Donobedian

Antiques dealer

The San Francisco antiques dealer Tod Donobedian cut his teeth giving tours of the Paris flea markets in the 1970s and today presides over his own captivating medley of ever-changing curios, artifacts, artworks and furniture pieces. Recently he dug through the 1stdibs inventory and emerged with his favorite finds.

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Counterbalance Ceiling Light by Angelo Lelii

By Angelo Lelli
Counterbalance Ceiling Light by Angelo Lelii
Angelo Lelli
Metal, Steel, Chrome
A ceiling light with a red enameled shade counterbalanced by a black enameled sphere. By Angello Lelii, manufactured by Arredoluce. Italian, circa 1950.
OSCAR HEYMAN Swan Brooch

OSCAR HEYMAN Swan Brooch
Oscar Heyman
18k Gold
Platinum and 18 kt. swan pave'-set with approximately 9.00 carats of diamonds. Signed and numbered
Natural Pearl & Colored Diamond Spider Brooch
Natural Pearl & Colored Diamond Spider Brooch
18k Gold, Diamond, Natural Pearl
This whimsical spider brooch is amazing in its realism, set with a 17.30mm white pearl body and approximately 2.00 carats of colored and white diamonds. The detailed legs are crafted of...
Ocean Waves Variation Crib Quilt

Ocean Waves Variation Crib Quilt
Cotton
This wonderfully striking crib quilt is best described as a take off of an Ocean Waves pattern. It is made with a lovely scattering of light and dark fabrics that are symmetrically pla...
Monumental Skeleton Clock Face
Monumental Skeleton Clock Face
Metal skeleton style clock tower, clock face, with starburst motif. Original gilding on numerals.
PATEK PHILIPPE Yellow Gold Asymmetric Wristwatch R...
Patek Philippe
An unusual and unconventional designed by Geneva jewelry designer Gilbert Albert for Patek Philippe. This asymmetrical watch from the "Ricochet" line is a reference 3424 with a sector c...
Untitled No. 76

Callum Innes

Untitled No. 76
Callum Innes
Linen, Oil Paint
Hard Drawing: Green Burst on Blue
Hard Drawing: Green Burst on Blue
Robert Walker
Ink, resin & fabric on wood Signed verso The visual effect of Robert Walker’s work is both subtle and hypnotic. Approaching painting as a sculptor, Walker’s new work combines the us...
Amiable Study Gray #2

Lordan Bunch

Amiable Study Gray #2
Lordan Bunch
Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond & White Diamond Clust...
18k Gold, Platinum, Diamond
Yellow diamond and white diamond cluster earrings, composed of a pair of rectangular modified brilliant cut yellow diamonds (both GIA certified: natural fancy intense yellow diamonds), ...
7.14ct Colombian Emerald Ring

7.14ct Colombian Emerald Ring
Unknown
Platinum, Diamond, Emerald
Platinum custom made 3 stone ring consisting of 1 cushion cut Colombian emerald weighing 7.14 carats, measuring 13.60 x 13.30 x 6.25mm with C. Dunaigre certificate CDC 1111200 stating i...
BUCCELATTI Opal and Diamond Ring

BUCCELATTI Opal and Diamond Ring
Buccellati
18k Gold, Diamond, Opal
Gorgeous, large, Buccelatti 18K white and yellow gold ring with opal and diamond. There is a tiny chip on the perimeter of the opal, but the stone can easily be replaced if this bother...
Pair of Striped Glass Sconces(2 Pair Available)
Pair of Striped Glass Sconces(2 Pair Available)
Brass, Glass
#2-1109 Pair brass sconces with clear and opaline glass shades
Pair Lacquered Elephant Armchairs

Pair Lacquered Elephant Armchairs
Upholstery, Wood, Paint
A fantastic and highly decorative pair of armchairs. The design is overscaled in size which is complimented by the whimsical arms which are formed as elephants.
Pair Monumental Emerald Lucite Lamps

Pair Monumental Emerald Lucite Lamps
Monumental pair of Vintage Mid Century stacked Lucite lamp bases, beveled top and bottom, rich emerald color mottled throughout the Lucite. Will stand up to 30" high or more depending o...
Pair of Italian Sconces

Pair of Italian Sconces
Metal, Brass
Pair of sconces.
Ringo Bambola Montis Gerard vd Berg neck leather
Ringo Bambola Montis Gerard vd Berg neck leather
Couch with perfect round forms. Thick neck leather. One or the best design of Dutch designer Gerard vd Berg for Montis.
Antique Pair Of Sconces By Stilnovo

By Stilnovo
Antique Pair Of Sconces By Stilnovo
Stilnovo
Metal, Brass, Glass
remember we have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, we can not put everything on 1stdibs, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights, ask us...
Danish Ox high-back chair

Danish Ox high-back chair
Wool, Teak
Unique scandinivian moden high back chair with Ox horn shaped headrest.
Verner Panton Cone Chairs

By Verner Panton
Verner Panton Cone Chairs
Verner Panton
Metal, Wool
Pair of early production Verner Panton cone chairs completely restored using the correct period Scandinivian blue & green wool textile. Metal cone with removeable seat. swivel polished ...
Neal Small Attributed Tall Table

Neal Small Attributed Tall Table
Neal Small
Steel, Glass, Lucite
lucite base with polished steel hardware, pencil polish glass top
Pierre Cardin 1970's low ball glasses

By Pierre Cardin
Pierre Cardin 1970's low ball glasses
Pierre Cardin
Glass
Set of 6 Pierre Cardin low ball glasses. Set comes in original red Pierre Cardin box.
Signed 1971 Nautilus Art Wall Sculpture
Signed 1971 Nautilus Art Wall Sculpture
Steel
Cut steel Brutalist-style wall sculpture with slight mirrored patina. Signed by artist.
"Terrain XXII"  by Meredith Pardue

"Terrain XXII" by Meredith Pardue
Acrylic, Ink, Oil Paint
"Terrain XXII" is an original artwork in mixed media on panel, by artist Meredith Pardue. Framed. ARTIST STATEMENT I combine the random actions of painting with controlled, delib...
A Pair Of Large French Metal Cacti

A Pair Of Large French Metal Cacti
Metal
A pair of large French decorative metal cacti.
Mi-Century Signed Curtis Jere Brass Pom-Pom Wall S...
Brass
A Mid-CEntury Curtis Jere brass wall sculpture featuring twelve "pom-poms" of alternating larger and smaller sizes comprised of brass rods with an antiqued patina, all clustered around ...
Huge Murano Glass Table Lamp in the Style of Ercole Barovier
Huge Murano Glass Table Lamp in the Style of Ercol...
Ercole Barovier
Glass
Pair of incredible Murano glass lamp.
Bibendum Style Chaise Lounge in Manner of Eileen Gray
Bibendum Style Chaise Lounge in Manner of Eileen G...
Eileen Gray
Steel, Faux Leather, Chrome
This Eileen Gray Bibendum style red leatherette chaise lounge with an undulating chrome base features an adjustable back that reclines by pulling up the side lever. The piece is in exce...
Vintage Beetle Sconce

Vintage Beetle Sconce
Metal
vintage sconce. rewired.
Pair of Nils Landberg for Orrefors Blue Glass Lamps

By Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Pair of Nils Landberg for Orrefors Blue Glass Lamp...
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Brass, Glass
A pair of blue glass lamps with thick clear casing and brass hardware by Nils Landberg for Oreffors. Swedish, Circa 1960's Lamp Shades Are Not Included. If you are interested in Lamp...
An antique walnut spiral staircase

An antique walnut spiral staircase
Iron, Walnut
An antique walnut spiral staircase. H 300 cm x W 66 cm x 20 cm height per step, total 15 steps.
Whimsical Decorative Italian Chair
Whimsical Decorative Italian Chair
Velvet, Wood
Original wrapped crushed velvet, primitive seat and base