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LARGE MELON GLAZED TSUBO

In the mid 19th c., Shigaraki, Japan produced these utilitarian vessels for every restaurant and shop in the country. This is an unusually large one.

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SHIGARAKI KILN STAND

[Ceramic stands used in Japanese kilns, take on many regional hues. Contemporary.

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JAPANESE CLOTHING TANSU

A spectacular example of the use of high-quality Keyaki wood facing -- on a very large tansu.

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17TH CENTURY SHIGARAKI TSUBO

Perhaps the best pottery piece from out recent Japan trip, this is classic early Shigaraki.

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CONTEMPORARY SHIGARAKI TSUBO

The glaze on this piece symbolizes a dragon. Made by a sixth generation Shigaraki potter.

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19TH CENTURY SHIGARAKI TSUBO

This is a very early Shigaraki piece, a real art work of the period.

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18TH CENTURY SHIGARAKI TSUBO

The quiet elegance of the lines are what floored me when I saw this one. Stand back and admire.

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19TH CENTURY CHOBADANSU

Merchant's chests were famous for the multiple size configurations of the storage areas, each designed to hold a specific item.

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ANTIQUE FARM BENCH

Sturdy, with great patina. American.

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    19TH CENTURY JAPANESE TANSU

The utter simplicity of this piece is what draws us. Hinoki cypress, Japan.

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RECLAIMED WOOD & IRON CONSOLE

Newly constructed of iron and antique industrial palette wood. Rough and elegant at the same time.

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VINTAGE PAINTED SIDE TABLE

We've got two of them as of this writing! Matching. Solid painted hardwood.

 

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VINTAGE PAINTED SIDE TABLE

Nice green paint, great top.

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ANTIQUE LONG FARM BENCH

Rare to find one this long and this sturdy. Great paint, solidly constructed.

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ANTIQUE IRON GARDEN GEESE

A humorous pair in any garden. Sorry, they refuse to be separated.

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CLASSIC FRENCH CAFE TABLE

What can be said? It's a charmer, with tongue-in-groove hardwood top.

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POTTING TABLE

Wood & steel. With shelf below, perfect for potting and storing.

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HIGH POTTING TABLE

Or anything indoors even. Zinc-covered top and shelf below.

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OLD EUROPEAN FARM BENCH

Gorgeous, heavy, old slab of burnished wood. Patched over the leg holes in sheet metal. Just the right touch.

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KIMONO BYOUBU

Taishou period (1912–1928 Japan) very rare, two-panel, mixed-media screen – paint, fabric, spun gold thread on much older, oxidized silver leaf back.

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ANTIQUE BELGIAN ROSE STEM TOLE

This was a very fancy gate decoration at one time. Now it's an exquisite rose stem and leaves, mounted, forever in bloom.

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BELGIAN ONE-DRAWER SIDE TABLE

The tops, of nicely-weathered old Belgian pallet hardwood, the steel bases custom made to our specifications.

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TAKA BYOUBU

Edo period (1602–1868) six-panel hawk screen, remounted on later Meiji period (19th c.) panels. The left panel contains a classic Japanese "crashing wave" motif. 

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19th c. FRENCH EMPIRE MIRRORS

Made as garden gates in the early 1800s, now refashioned into (very substantial) wall mirrors. You'll want to have the pair!

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AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN PAINTED BENCH

Okay, not much paint left on it...just the fabulous residue of paint. Patina! Mid-19th c., sturdy as the day it was built.

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VINTAGE BAMBOO WRITING DESK

Bamboo and stained rattan, four drawers, two elevated in rear. Perfect condition!

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PEWTER CANDLE HOLDER

Artist Steven Haulenbeek carves the shapes in ice, then fills them with hot casting wax to make the mold. Each mold yields a limited number, never to repeated exactly. This is a first edition.

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    JAPANESE BRONZE WITH BIRDS

Taishou period (1912–1928) lost wax cast bronze of several birds on a rock.

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PAIR OF BIZEN PLATES

Contemporary Bizen pottery, of the highest order. You can use them, but they should be displayed for their artistry.

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FRENCH LAWN BOWLING BALL

Found two of these recently, first time ever. They're soaking in age and patina. (Yes, you can use them.)

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19TH C. ITALIAN TOLE CANDLE SCONCES

Mounted on a wall, flanking a doorway, candles lighted...you fill in the location.

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  belgian display pedestal  

LARGE BELGIAN DISPLAY PEDESTAL
Elegant and imposing as a sculpture display stand, or with a large lamp on top surrounded by photos. Made in Belgium of reclaimed, distressed wood and whitewash.

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CAST IRON GARDEN PEDESTAL

19th c. garden element, sumptuously detailed, substantial.

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HENAN WHITE JADE BOWL

The exteriors are embossed with a turtle shell motif. Excuisite pieces.

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ANTIQUE FRENCH IRON COCKTAIL TABLE

All original paint, good, heavy, French iron. On a porch or outdoors.

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DANISH TEAK LOUNGER & OTTOMAN

Chic and modern, if you're in the 1960s. Folds for easy storage, but can be left out year-round.

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RAY BAKER "STARBURST"

This amazing wall hanging is painstakingly constructed of day lily stems, fern pods, and lamb's ear. Art from the garden.

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GALVANIZED CLAWFOOT TUB

These old Belgian galvanized & iron tubs had iron bathtub claw feet newly-attached. Perfect for large shrub planting.

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CONVEYER CHAIN BOWL

This one is special in that it's set in ball bearings and turns freely. Fashioned from a conveyor belt chain.

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VINTAGE BELGIAN IRON/MAHOGANY SERPENT BENCH

The iron parts, with serpent motif, are vintage, but we added the mahogany planking and sturdy Dutch outdoor enamel - in a fabulous color!

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PAINTED FRENCH FOYER STAND

This is the real thing, with unmatched patina. mirror above, shelf for keys and things in the middle, galvanized umbrella stand below.

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OXIDIZED FORBICI SIDE TABLE

You have to see it. Impeccable design sensibility.

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ASTRO TURF OTTOMAN

The designers have been going wild for this. Proper drainage through the bottom, and sturdy comfort. What more can you ask from an outdoor stool?

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    VINTAGE JAPANESE TEXTILE BACK PILLOWS

We had these made from various 100-year-old textiles we found on our last trip to Kyoto.

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RIVER BIRCH HALL TABLE

Gorgeous old wood top, the legs and stretchers of a beautifully-barked river birch.

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CAST WOVEN TABLETOP WITH IRON BASE

We found two gorgeous iron bases, and had the tops made by a young Scottish caster we work with. You won't believe it's not woven rattan.

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18-DRAWER PAINTED UTILITY CABINET

Great patina. Uniquely, the drawers are on metal rollers, making a pleasing sound when pulled in and out.

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CATTAIL CONSOLE WITH FOSILIZED LIMESTONE TOP

 

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JAPANESE MARUBAKE

Made from densely-packed deer hair, these round brushes were used for applying pigment to wood block prints or textiles.

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LOST WAX CAST JAPANESE TAKA

This one is special, Bronze over wax mold, resulting in a one-of-a-kind piece. Solid.

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FRENCH GARDEN TABLE

19th c. French iron garden table, original paint, loads of character. Elegantly splayed legs, seats four.

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VINTAGE ZINC-TOPPED GARDEN TABLE

Elegant and sturdy antique iron base, newer top covered in heavy zinc. Weather-resistant all year around.

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INDUSTRIAL STEEL ROLLING CART

Bar cart? Side table? The "look" works in many directions.

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INDUSTRIAL IRON / WOOD TABLE

Gorgeous old-wood painted patina on top, cool industrial machine base. Funky and functional. Seats 6.

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SILVER-PLATED EAGLE BUST

Silver plating over copper, beautifully detailed.

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19TH C. FRENCH CENTER HALL TABLE

Hand-forged iron base and a true "slab" of glass. Powerful!

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VINTAGE RON HARBOR BELL

Leather-wrapped clanger gives it a round, mellow tone - but quite loud!

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LATE 19TH C. JAPANESE PAINTING

Sumi-e scroll painting of a turtle emerging, a symbol of longevity in Japanese lore.

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FAUX BOIS ETAGERE

From solid pieces of iron, artisan-crafted 4-tiered stand for displaying...just about anything.

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TEA HOUSE RANMA

A single, stunning piece of Hinoki Cypress, in a lacquered frame. This one is from a Kyoto tea house and was installed as a transome to allow air flow between rooms.

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WALNUT LONG BENCH

A single gorgeous piece of antique reclaimed walnut.

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SIX PANEL PAINTED JAPANESE SCREEN

Bucolic woodland, deer, and mountain scene in subtle gold tones. Meiji Period (1868-1912) six panel painted screen.

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CELADON GARDEN STOOL

The right color is everything. This sturdy indoor/outdoor ceramic has it all.

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19TH C. SHIGARAKI HIBACHI

Once used for elegant Japanese cooking, this Meiji Era large antique ceramic now makes a graciously decorative cachepot.

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CHARRED CYPRESS CONSOLE

Light-weight but sturdy, this 70" console is made of reclaimed Chinese cypress. The simple lines go modern or past.

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IRON & CERAMIC PLANTER BOX

One hundred ceramic tiles decorate the steel cube frame, making a strong design statement. By local artist Elizabeth MacDonald.

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VICTORIAN ROCKING HORSE                     Collinson & Sons, Liverpool (1860-1870)

Well loved and many times restored, this English dapple boasts real horse hair. Years of good use in her yet.

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KYOTO TEMPLE RANMA

This framed Hinoki Cypress slab, meant to be hung horizontally, will bring a zen feel to any room. From a temple in Kyoto.

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DAVID EASTON SIDE TABLES

Naturally-aged bronze sculpture is what they are. By reknowned NYdesigner David Easton. We have a matched pair.

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ANTIQUE WOODEN ROUND TABLE

The perfect height for an entrance hall or center hall table, this one has rustic elegance. Original paint.

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BURLAP & STEEL OZARK SCONCE

These are made for us out of strap steel and burlap. Double fixture inside offers shadows both up and down.

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18TH C. SAWBUCK SIDE TABLE

Primitive, yes, but elegant lines and great patina.

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ACCORDION-BASE CONSOLE TABLE

Strange...and very cool! We've never seen anything like it and bet you haven't either.

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CAST STONE CONSOLE TABLE

Classical elegance and solidity, indoor or out.

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PLASMA-CUT STEEL & STONE NESTING TABLES

Slabs of steel are "voided" using a plasma cutting machine, then the void is filled with stone material. Priced separately or as a pair.

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HAND-PAINTED GLASS VASES

Fragile and exquisite, early 20th c.

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IRON & STONE GARDEN SIDE TABLE

1940s vintage side table. Perfect for porch or garden reading.

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IRON & BURLAP PENDANT LAMP

One of a kind, antique Belgian "cage" lamp with very old chain. Primitive and sophisticated!

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UNIQUE JAPANESE STORAGE VESSEL

The underglaze tells a whole story, of an early 19th c. product. A really fun piece.

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DAVID EASTON TEAK BENCHES

We've got a pair of them, from well-known NY designer David Easton. Nicely weathered but in perfect condition.

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VINTAGE GALVANIZED SIDE TABLE

Perfect as a porch serving table. Weatherproof.

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SHIGARAKI STORAGE TSUBO

19the c. ceramic from one of the six ancient kilns of Japan, was originally used to store oils. Great mossy-colored top glaze.

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EDO PERIOD BRONZE WELL BUCKET

Dating from the 17th c., this well water bucket on chain has a fantastic primitive aesthetic. Completely hand forged, not cast. Kyoto, Japan.

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MID-CENTURY JAPANESE CELADON

In celadon of the period, the shape and details are subtle and very refined. This one is an elegant example.

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WICKER SIDE TABLE

American wicker, perfectly New England.

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IRON POST LAMP

Made from an antique post, includes Belgian linen shade.

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VINTAGE BIRD CAGE

Do you need birds to have this? Probably not. We like it filled with ferns.

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VINTAGE IRON & STONE HIGH STAND

Again, perfect for use in an outdoor room or sun room. Just add large potted plant.

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JAPANESE MERCHANT LOG BOOKS

19th c. merchant log books sport beautiful caligraphy and binding, in various sizes.

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MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE TANSU

Mint condition tansu with classic Meiji hardware and a natural finish.

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NATURAL BURL HIBACHI

Lined in copper, this large natural element was originally used for cooking, but is equally useful as a cachepot or ice bucket! Japan.

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PAIR OF LACQUERED HIBACHI

Yes, the Japanese cooked in these elegant things too!

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CAST TABLETOP FOUNTAIN

The sound of water is as lovely inside as out. Bring a little of Pergola's rushing waterfall home with you.

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AGED METAL DRUM TABLE

Indoors or out, this piece is moveable, utilitarian, and chic.

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AKEBIA VINE ARMCHAIR

Steel frame wrapped in fine woven Japanese akebia vine. Pair it with a premium Australian sheepskin! Comfort first.

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SHIGARAKI MELON GLAZED TSUBO

Shigaraki, one of the six ancient kilns of Japan, produced this type of utilitarian vessel in the mid-19th c. This is the largest one we've ever found!

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steel electrical cabinet  

VINTAGE STEEL CABINET

We removed the very red "Danger: High Voltage" sign from the front, but it's waiting inside with its screws to be re-mounted. (It's what appealed to us when we bought it, mind you.) From Bell Labs, 1920s.

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JAPANESE MINGEI DANSU

From the Edo Period (1603 - 1868), this chest has very unusual hardware and a beautifully aged exterior.

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HIDE THROWS & RUGS

Several sizes and colors to make any room into a man-cave. Reindeer, red hartebeest, blesbok, and Tibetan lamb also available.

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STEEL PINE CONE FIREPLACE SCRIM

Decorative support for those black holes in the wall when they're not being used.

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teak lap drum  

ANTIQUE TEAK LAP DRUM
Originally a form of communication, these very old Indonesian lap drums have been vertically mounted on iron stands. An ornamental focus indoors or in the garden.

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  White Eagle Gas Statue, 1910  

WHITE EAGLE GAS STATUE, 1911 (painted)
While hollow aluminum reproductions of this timeless classic are readily available, this pair are original and genuine -- solid-cast iron, 350 lbs each.

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Japanese minka lantern  

NATURAL "MINKA" GARDEN LANTERN

This Late Edo-Early Meiji Period carved granite garden lantern features a unique natural top resembling an ancient Kyoto-style thatched-roof, or minka, house.

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  void console  

ANTIQUE OCTAGONAL TABLE

19th c., probably American, loaded with aged texture. Perfect lamp table or side table, indoors or out.

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Swan Planter  

WHITE SWAN PLANTER

Nearly life-sized terracotta planter. Sturdy and elegant.

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SNAPPING TURTLE SHELL

Loisiana snappers are good size turtles, but that hard bayou living gives these shells a perfect decorative patina. Waxed and wired for hanging.

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ANTIQUE BELGIAN FOLDING CHAIRS

Set of four, iron & original paint. Beautifully styled, very modern lines. 1940s Belgium.

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