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“Predictive Dream XXXIV” by Katsuyo Aoki, Japan, 2012
Each unique “skull” in the Predictive Dream Series is made of cast porcelain with white glaze and comes with the Plexi wall-mounting box and certificate of authenticity. Since her first solo exhibition in 2001 at Gallery LE DECO in Tokyo, Aoki has gone on to receive numerous awards and has been featured in exhibitions at the Saison Modern Art Museum in Karuizawa and the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art in Kawasaki. She was also selected for the prestigious Greenwich House Pottery Artist in Residency Program in New York. The past and the present collide in Aoki’s “Predictive Dream” series of porcelain skulls. Her work has sold successfully at major international auction sales. For the artist the use of ceramics as her preferred material is a method of expression through which she is able to incorporate various decorative styles, patterns, and symbolic forms. In her work, Aoki alludes to “historical backgrounds and ideas, myths, and allegories.”

Dimensions: Each approximately 7.5 x 6.5 x 8.5in. (19.1 x 16.5 x 21.6 cm.)
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height: 7.5″
depth: 8.5″
width/length: 6.5″
Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: Cast Porcelain with White Glaze
Creator: By Katsuyo Aoki
provided by Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary
Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary
65 Bleecker Street
New York City, NY, 10012
Phone: 212-673-0531

Ref.: U121004905325

Colorful [Re]Imagination

Colorful [Re]Imagination




Pair of Colorful Striped Vintage Armchairs by Mauro Oliveira

Italy and USA
Circa 1970 & Updated 2012
A pair of vintage fiberglass armchairs originally Sergio Mazza and updated with colorful vinyl striped by Brazilian artist, Mauro Oliveira. Mauro has named this unique pair of chairs — Hard Candy. Each piece is coated in hard resin. Each chair is hand signed by the artist, Mauro Oliveira and dated 2012. Seat height is 14″; back height is 25 1/2″.

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Excellent condition

height: 25 1/2
second height: 14 in. (36 cm)
depth: 32 in. (81 cm)
width/length: 32 in. (81 cm)

Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: Fiberglass, vinyl and resin
Creator: By Mauro Oliveira

provided by 1stdibs

Pegaso Gallery Design
6812 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
Phone: 323-456-4452

Ref.: 12061881881658




Good Design is Timeless….

Frits Henningsen – Settee


c. 1940
Light oak sofa upholstered in grainy cream colored leather with nail head trim, Denmark, circa 1940.


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Very Good


height: 39.75 in.
depth: 25.5 in.
width/length: 4 ft. 10 in.


Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: Oak, Leather, nail heads
Creator: Frits Henningsen


provided by 1stdibs


Almond Hartzog Gallery
111 Rhode Island Street
Suite 3
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Phone: +1.415.355.1200


Ref.: 1110139086260



Serene Bronze



Josef Engelhart Bronze Sculpture

circa 1900
Small bronze tabletop sculpture. Unsigned



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Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: bronze
Creator: unknown

provided by Casa Bauhaus

Casa Bauhaus
14 Palma de Mallorca
San Miguel Allende, GTO, 37750
Phone: 415.272.8769

Ref.: U110921915214



Charles II Japanned Cabinet on Stand

Charles II Japanned Cabinet

Sublime statement piece for any interior....

A Rare Charles II Black & Gilt Japanned Cabinet With Original Gilding

CIRCA 1685
The arched crest surmounted above the two door cabinet decorated with pavilions and figures in a river landscape, opening to a fitted interior of ten variously sized drawers; raised on a stand having an elaborately carved apron incorporating foliate and floral motifs; raised on square baluster-form legs joined by X-form stretchers.

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height: 7 ft. 1 in.
depth: 21.5 in.
width/length: 41 in.

Number of items: 1
Creator: unknown

provided by Hyde Park Antiques, Ltd.

The Art and Antique Dealers League of America

Hyde Park Antiques, Ltd.
836 Broadway
New York, NY, 10003
Phone: 212-477-0033

Dealer Ref.: 8291-670
Ref. : U1011038545154



Pair of Double Level End Tables by Maison Jansen

Circa 1950 Elegant Pair of Double Level Mirrored End Tables / Side Tables in Solid Brass by Maison Jansen.










Maison Jansen (House of Jansen) was a Paris-based interior decoration office founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen and continuing in practice until 1989. Jansen is considered the first truly global design firm, serving clients in Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East by 1900.

Maison Jansen provided services to the royal families of Belgium, Iran, and Serbia; Elsie de Wolfe, the German Reichsbank during the period of National Socialism; and Lady Olive Baillie’s Leeds Castle in Kent, England.
The firm’s most published work was for the U.S. White House during the administration of John F. Kennedy.

The tables are of the highest design and manufacturing quality and feature an incised gallery, fluted legs and finial feet. It is possible to substitute stone or another material for tops, if desired. Sold as a Pair.

Measurements: height: 21 in./depth: 15 in./width/length: 23.5 in. Materials/Techniques: Solid Brass Frames

Photography provided by Thomas Gallery Ltd

Thomas Gallery Ltd
315 E 91st Street
New York, NY, 10128
Phone: 212-688-6100

The Legendary Tester Bed by Frances Elkins

English style Canopy bed designed by Frances Elkins for Evelyn Marshall Field’s Syosset NY home, which was a joint project by Elkins and Syrie Maugham.

This dramatically carved bed features posts emulating ribbon bound bamboo stalks surmounted by a pierced canopy, terminating in “root ball” feet.

The bed is featured in Pauline Metcalf’s “Syrie Maugham” and similar examples were used in Michael Taylor’s iconic “Syrie” rooms as illustrated in Stephen Salny’s book “Michael Taylor Interior Design.”

Provenance available.

USA 1930′s/$52,000/Mint-restored. Lacquer to buyer’s specification.

Measurements:height: 7 ft. 11.5 in./depth: 48 in./width/length: 7 ft.

Creator: Frances Elkins

Photography provided by Antiques du Monde

Antiques du Monde
By Appointment
San Francisco, CA, 94526
Phone: 925-984-4493


1970′s John Dickinson African Side Table

Only a few names from the furniture and interior-design world cross over from collectors to popular culture. Charles and Ray Eames, Marcel Breuer, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi… and recently John Dickinson. Dickinson, who died in 1982, was one of the 20th century’s most whimsical designers.

Born in Berkeley Calif., and trained at Parsons School of Design in New York, Dickinson returned to San Francisco to establish his design practice in 1956. Dickinson’s decorating was equally tailored. He was a modernist who acknowledged Jean-Michel Frank and Robsjohn-Gibbings as influences.

Each piece of furniture was meant to sit in its own space. Once he carpeted a coffee table, so it matched the rug underneath it.

An elegant, intelligent man, Dickinson became the darling of San Francisco society in the 1960′s Dickinson created a total look. ”What I do is always mine,” he said. ”I think this idea that everyone pays lip service to — that a room should reflect the client more than the decorator — is utter nonsense. My rooms always end up looking like me.’

African Side  Table - 1970′s cast concrete, steel side table. Condition: *several hairline cracks in legs as pictured, dried glue to top (removable). Measurements: height: 21 in./diameter: 16 in.

Price: $19,000

Photography provided by Sultana



600 California Avenue, #111, Treasure Island
Treasure Island, CA, 94130
Phone: 415-902-9040

Pair of 18th c. Stone French Cheminees

Pair of 18th century stone Cheminees from a Mas (Farm) Outside of the Provencal Village of Rochefort du Gard, close to the Town of Avignon.

Rochefort du Gard is “A charming village clinging to the side of a hill, Rochefort is – like Saze, its immediate neighbour – a very active village which organises a great many sporting and cultural events. From the parvise of Le Castelas, the village’s twelfth century Romanesque church. A superb vista is from the site of the Sanctuary of Notre-Dame de Grâce, set on a hill outside the village. Built in the eighth century and extended during the seventeenth century, this sanctuary was inhabited by Benedictine monks until the French Revolution. It is a magical venue for groups or individuals interested in a religious retreat. The parish church of Saint-Bardulphe, the former chapel, now hosts the town hall & the stone wash house.”

Excellent condition. Shows markings consistent with material and age. Measurements: height: 10 ft. 2 in./depth: 43 in.width/length: 9 ft. 4 in.

Photography provided by Chateau Domingue

Chateau Domingue
3615 West Alabama St.
Houston, TX, 77027
Phone: 713-961-3444

Wrought Iron Table with Gilded Leaf Chains

Casamidy Wrought iron table with hand-cut tin gold leaf chains. This must-have handmade piece is $3650.00 and available through David L. Merryman Interior Design.

Casamidy is owned by the talented husband and wife team Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy. Their online site is filled with a trove of furniture & accessories treasures and includes fabulous accessories, lighting, furniture and even some tres jolie apartments and homes; some of these well-appointed spaces are for rent.

Materials include clear lacquer over metalwork. Dimensions are 35W X 16D X 33H/89L X 41L X 84H cms.