Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This Week's Top 5 Favorite 1stdibs Items: Mirrors and More from Swank!

You know how in almost every scary movie there's that scene where the main character is staring into their medicine cabinet mirror, opens it to grab something, and then when they close it comes face to face with the reflection of some horrible evil creature staring back at them?!? Yeah, well, none of these mirrors today from 1stdibs' newest listings open on a hinge, so there won't be any chance of being surprised by the bogeyman. But consider this list a subtle homage to that oh-so-famous scene that still scares us every time we wash our faces at night.

1) 1930 French Mirror with Mosaic Detail
Round, bronze-colored, simple yet complex, this mirror is a great addition to either a traditional or a modern home.
Price: $3,800
Dealer: Cache

 2) 1920 Tortoise Shell Mirror
We just love the especially unique shape to this mirror. The outline that the frame produces against a wall of contrasting color would be rather spooky and startling, in our opinion.
Price: $2,500
Dealer: Mary Ann Jones

3) Mid-century modern starburst mirror
Ahh an iconic Mid-Century Modern design that would look great in a home similarly decked out. Though we love this design, we should give caution: should there be a bogeyman in the room, he might attempt to use the mirrors sharp starbursts on you, so get to it and him first.
Price: $2,884
Dealer: Carl Moore Antiques

4) Laurel Wreath Convex Mirror
What a lovely, detailed mirror. Delicate, intricate, beautiful. Who would want to get you while you're standing looking in this mirror? No one, that's who. Glance at your reflection with confidence in this one.
Price: contact dealer
Dealer: Florian Papp

5) A French Late Neoclassical Carved Giltwood Mirror
Simple, austere and elegant, this mirror with its neoclassical carved giltwood and gesso mirror is beautiful and unique, and would be just the thing to look at yourself in morning, noon or night.
Price: $2,750
Dealer: Robuck Company Antiques limited

Swank Lighting's new listings on 1stdibs
A Pair of Tufted Side Chairs from 1955
Extra comfy side chairs that are totally redone. They are a whisper soft Lavender color with button tufting and matching piping. They are extremely comfortable.

 Two Edward Wormley for Dunbar Side Chairs
Here's a great opportunity to personalize these two side chairs by Dunbar. Solid frames but, as you can see, the upholstery is in sad shape. Each chair is marked with the gold Dunbar badge, as shown.

 Hollywood Regency Side Table by Dorothy Draper
This is a hybrid, of sorts.
This has been totally refinished in black lacquer with hand painted gold detail.

 Classic Edwin Cole for Stiffel Wood and Brass Table Lamps
The black Mahogany cubes are sandwiched between brass wafers and topped with a large brass smokestack. The brass is beautifully patinated adding a wonderful contrasting element to the dark wood.

Teal Blue Vintage Murano Table Lamps
These inverted teardrop lamps feature a broad shouldered silhouette in eye catching Teal Blue. The glass has subtle facets, as can be seen in the lead photo.

Don't forget to check out the rest of this week's listings from 1stdibs, where you can find more fabulous, one-of-a-kind, show-stopping pieces, as well as a number of other great items! Also: please visit our revamped Facebook page for more information about us and follow us on twitter (@swanklighting) to always be up-to-date on Swank Lighting happenings.

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