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INSIDE-OUT CHAIR

Designed by Andree Putnam for Fermob, made from an aluminum alloy used in aerospace technology, with seats woven from the same material used to make seat belts for the Concorde. Durable and understated. Set of six. France.

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HAND-FORGED TABLE LAMP

Incredible workmanship went into this height-adjustable, hand-forged iron standing lamp. Elegant, impressive hardware. USA.

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STINSON CHERRY WOOD BOWL

From a small family studio in Canada. The wood is buried for up to a year to create certain effects, then carved and the interior sanded to show the grain. Canada.

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WOODLAND SIDE TABLE

Sturdy outdoor fare, laurel base with locust wood top. As much sculpture as functional object. USA.

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VINTAGE IRON SIDE TABLE

Made by a midwestern artisan, of vintage iron grates filled with cementitious mix, crafted iron base. USA.

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VINTAGE 5-TIER PLANT STAND

A quirky industrial look, perfect for layers of draping plants. Steel. USA.

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MID-CENTURY DRIFTWOOD LAMP

Incredible, large-scale form give this lamp distinction. Original 1950s shade of fiberglass and horse hair. USA.

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NAKAGAWA TSUBO

Large in scale, elegant in texture, by well-known potter Nakagawa Mutsumi of Shigaraki, Japan. Ash-glazed.

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WABI BAMBOO HANAIKE

1920s flat-weave bamboo basket, burl root handle. Banboo insert to hold water (and flowers). Japan.

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BIRD ON BRANCH

Taishou Period (1912-28) mixed metal sculpture of a bird on a delicate branch. Bronze, iron, and brass. Japan.

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5-LEVEL ISHOUDANSU

Early Meiji Period (1868-1912) two-part clothing chest of Japanese Sugi Pine. Iron hardware. Japan.

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4-LEVEL ISHOUDANSU

Early Meiji Period (1868-1912) two-part clothing chest of Japanese Hinoki Cypress. Iron hardware. Japan.

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RENGETSU POTTERY

A pouring cup, with carved waka poem, by 19th c. Japan's most famous female poet, nun, potter Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875). Original crack repaired with gold (kintsugi). Kyoto, Japan.

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ANTIQUE ORIBE CUPS

Beautiful set of 4 cups in the design mode of Furuta Oribe. 19th c., Seto, Japan.

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SHIMIZU SHIRO POTTERY

Unique stoneware platter from acclaimed Kyoto potter Shimizu Shiro. Japan.

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ARCHITECTURE OF TREES

A legendary botanical masterwork of over 500 detailed quill pen illustrations of 212 tree species. In English for the first time.

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JOHN DERIAN ROUND PLATTER

Large-scale decoupage platter of antique horse print.

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JAPANESE PAPER BASKETS

Baboo frames covered in vintage lacquered paper.

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JIZO BOSATSU

Edo Period (1602-1868) carved granite statue of the sainted Jizo, protector of travelers and children. At one time they lined the roads all over Japan.

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BIRCH DAHLIA TRAYS

Hand-made in Sweden from certified Scandinavian birch wood.

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BIRCH KOI TRAYS

Hand-made in Sweden from certified Scandinavian birch wood.

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SUMI INK SCROLL PAINTING

Showa Period (mid-century) sumi-e painting on scroll. Bold strokes. Japan

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19TH C. HAGI NAGASHI GLAZED TSUBO

In the mid 19th c., Shigaraki, Japan produced these utilitarian vessels for every restaurant and shop in the country.

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BRASS CANDLESTICKS

Tall, very heavy, very elegant!

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ASTIER DE VILLATTE / JOHN DERIAN

The latest collaboration between John Derian's historic prints and Astier's exquisite French porcelain has filled us all with adrimation. Shown here: Azalea. France.

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ASTIER DE VILLATTE

Classic Astier white-on-white pattern on a kind of Wabi oval platter. France.

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THE ART OF NATURAL HISTORY

A book for the ages, this enormous compendium of historical prints by Rizzoli, offers over 400 frameable prints showing how nature has been depicted in Western art..

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BALAD LANTERN

Yes, amazing. Four settings, two sizes, lightweight, and weather-proof. USB charge lasts the whole night. France.

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CHINESE CELADON VASE

With contemporary styling, and subtle markings, this large piece will hold your largest flowering branches.

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CELADON-GLAZED GARDEN STOOL

We have a pair of these beauties, made for the outdoors. Heavy, but moveable.

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ASTIER DE VILLATTE / JOHN DERIAN

Can there be a more clever and elegant spoon rest than this fine French porcelain?

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ASTIER DE VILLATTE / JOHN DERIAN FISH

By photogpaphic illusion these seem to be different sizes, but they're the same. Decoupage as it should be.

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NATURAL BONE BOWL

Polished on the inside, rough on the outside, perfect textural juxtaposition.

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MIRENA KIM EARTHENWARE

Elegant cachepot from this Los Angeles artist.

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ASTIER DE VILLATTE / JOHN DERIAN

Large, distinctive platter in the elegant Astier style. France.

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NATURAL LACQUERED BURL STAND

Large, heavily-lacquered heartwood burl slab with live-edge bark, considered art in Shinto tradition. Kyoto, Japan

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FORGED IRON STANDING LAMP

Incredible workmanship went into this height-adjustable, hand-forged iron standing lamp. Elegant, impressive hardware.

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FARRAH SIT PORCELAIN

Sit's inventive shapes give an exotic, futuristic twist to objects like this.

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AGATE BOOKENDS

Bookmatched bookends, heavy enough to hold large volumes.

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19TH C. BRONZE RIN

Struck at the beginning of meditation, you close your eyes and follow the amazingly resonant sound unrtil it fades, clearing the mind.

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MEIJI PERIOD LARGE BRONZE HANAIKE

Commonly used for ikebana, with detachable handles. This one's a patinated beauty.

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TAISHOU PERIOD BASKET TRIO

Each made identical to the other, but downsized so they nest. Very nice basketry.

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E. LUCAS DEER

Artist Elizabeth Lucas employs ink, paint, and printed imagery on recycled cardboard, all covered with encaustic.

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MINI-MOSSARIUM

Turned walnut base, glass designed with a tear-drop opening to allow just the right amount of air. Easy care! Australia.

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19TH CENTURY LARGE BASKET

A signed masterpiece. Museum quality.

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HANGING CERAMIC HANAIRE

The Japanese have a thing for flowers hanging in odd places. Ceramic, Shigaraki, Japan.

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DBO LAMP

She's a fine ceramicist, he's a fine woodworker. They combined their talents to create these lamps with a ceramic base and hand-turned oak neck and finial. Linen shade.

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    LIGHTED TERRARIUM

Whether with a plant or a precious objet, showcase it in this terrarium by noted Philippine designer Ito Kish.

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MICHELE QUAN PORCELAIN WALL HANGING

This one was made just for us, by acclaimed New York artist (and friend) Michele Quan.

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19TH C. JAPANESE INDIGO BORO TEXTILES

The texture given these fabrics by many, many years of patching and adding gives them their incomparable beauty. Several available.

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VINTAGE BEESKEP

Made of earth and wood, these tall beeskeps offer a distinctive design element.

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JOHN DERIAN LAMP

Our wonderful friend John has put it over the top with this elegant decoupage lamp. Belgian Linen shade.

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JAPANESE SUISEKI

Evoking a landscape, suisekis are used for thoughtful contemplation. Carved wood base.

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19TH C. ORIBE PLATTER WITH HANDLE

Seto, Japan. With original signed box.

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OAK CASK WHISKEY TUMBLERS

Made from old oak whiskey casks, these tumblers are burnt on the inside to seal the wood. Use only for brown liquors. Canada.

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MINOSHI'S GARDEN

These elegant mobiles are the collaboration between a Swiss designer and a Japanese paper maker. Switzerland.

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SHIGARAKI MIZUSASHI

The lidded mizusashi is a water container used during the tea ceremony. Original signed box. Japan.

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19TH C. HAGI-NAGASHI TSUBO

In the mid 19th c., Shigaraki, Japan produced these beutiful utilitarian vessels for every restaurant and shop in the country.

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MUSEUM-QUALITY BASKET

By famed Hiroshima artist Noriaki Daisuke (b. 1941, Hiroshima), with original signed box and provenance. Built-in copper flower insert. An ikebana masterpiece.Museum quality. Japan.

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PAIR OF VINTAGE GARDEN FINIALS

Nicely weathered, mid-century, completely intact. England.

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PENNOYER NEWMAN STRAP PLANTER

PN's signature finish on these pots cast from old English originals. We have two sizes - large, and enormous. USA 

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18TH-19TH C. BRONZE TEMPLE RIN

This is exactly how you'll see it in a Japanese temple, on a pillow, above an ornately lacquered stand.

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TAISHOU PERIOD LOST WAX CASTING

A tiger cresting a mountaintop, evoking the ferocity of the natural world. One of a kind.

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SHIMAOKA TATSUZO POTTERY

A masterpiece of Mashiko pottery by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007). Shimaoka was a disciple of the great Hamada Shoji.

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TIBETAN LAMB THROW (Camel-tipped)

Use it as a throw or a rug. Either way luxurious!

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TIBETAN LAMB THROW (Silver-tipped)

Use it as a throw or a rug. Either way luxurious!

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MOUND MOSS CENTERPIECE

Made by a North Carolina botanical artist, completely preserved, in grey marble vessel.

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TSUMUGI

Hand-turned keyaki wood chawan, by a contemporary female artist. Japan.

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EDO PERIOD BRONZE HANAIRE

Extraordinary bronze artifact. Extremely detailed, Phoenix handles.

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INDIGO HAND-MADE PAPER WALL HANGING

In ancient Japanese paper-making tradition, the handmade paper is woven into intricate patterns. Japan.

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19TH C. JAPANESE SUDARE

Each sliver is laboriously cut by hand from one piece of bamboo to create the effect of a sliver of moonlight. Japan.

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LATE 19TH C. CAGE CABINET

Steel and wire mesh, original paint. Wooden shelves give the right textural juxtaposition, while the intricate lock system offers protection. Belgium

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MEIJI PERIOD KEYAKI WOOD BURL HANAIKE

Natural bamboo insert for ikebana. Keyaki grows only in Japan and Korea.

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ASTIER DE VILLATTE PORCELAIN VASE

Astier's fine french porcelain, with the outside covered in platinum after glazing. France.

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19TH C. POEM SCROLL

Probably written by a woman, the hand is very calming and pleasing. On paper, with silk background and borders. Japan.

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19TH C. CROW SCROLL

Exquisite in its simplicity of approach and strong stroke, this one is by a known artist of the time, with original box and provenance. Japan.

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NATURAL COCONUT BASKETS

Lidded and strung for carrying. Two sizes available. Indonesia.

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TAISHOU PERIOD HAWK SCULPTURE

Japanese decorative arts were popular in the early 20th c., with hopes of export. No two are alike. Japan.

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LATE 19TH C. CHADANSU

Of gorgeous matsu pine, this tea cabinet was designed to display your beautiful tea ceremony instruments on its multi-levels. Japan.

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RAY BAKER DAYLILY STARBURST

Consumate gardener Ray Baker saves everything at the end of the season, using natural components to construct his natural art. USA.

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19TH C. KOREAN-STYLE IDO CHAWAN

Highly stylized and footed matcha bowl by celebrated Chinese-born artist Xu Xian Ji. Original box. Japan.

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OZARK SCONCE

Simple burlap and strap steel. Made to order, exclusively for Pergola. Perfect dimensions. A little Japanese, a little Arts & Crafts Movement, a little architectural element. USA.

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E. LUCAS BLACKBIRD

Paint, stain, mixed media print, and encaustic on recycled cardboard. Simple, informal, and elegant. USA.

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CORAL & TUSK INSECT PATTERN

Embroidered on Belgian Linen, framed in maple. USA.

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C. MARLEY LANTERNFLY FORMATION

Lepidopterist and conservationist Christopher Marley creates design and fantasy in his work. Not your old school specimens. USA.

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TALL STONE & GLASS HURRICANE

Colored concrete base below fitted glass hurricane. Tres moderne. USA.

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VINTAGE TEAK BENCH PAIR

Solid, simple, well-constructed, durable and weathered for year-round outdoor seating. We have a matching pair! USA.

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19TH C. SILVER LEAF SCREEN

19th c.. nicely-oxidized silver leaf screen with silk borders and handsome lacquered frame. Often used to reflect the light from candles. Japan.

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