Born in Shanghai and raised in San Francisco, Vivian Kimmelman opened Berkshire Home & Antiques in Great Barrington, MA, in 1999. A mecca for design-world denizens, the spacious shop offers a broad selection and a stylish, eclectic medley that spans styles and eras. On any given day the repertoire might include an original piece by Le Corbusier, a rare 17th-century Italian corner cupboard, boiserie from a French chateau, and a Roman limestone column, alongside a trove of French and Belgian antiques and garden accents.
Pair of French oak side chairs with shaped
and pierced backs featuring mask decoration, shaped two-plank seats with carved edges, on twist supports with turned feet. Seats, 17.75"H. No maker's mark. Some seam separation on old replaced seat planks.
Set of four mid- to late-19th-century Federal-style burl-wood
side chairs detailed with carved backs, curved legs, and silk upholstery. Three chairs, 32.5"H x 19"W x 18"L; seats, 17.75"H. One larger chair, 34"H x 20.5"W x 20.5"L; seat, 17.75"H. Age wear. ...
A carefully carved splat and tight linen seat
outfit these sturdy beech side chairs with impressive character and craftsmanship. Amply padded with foam for quality comfort and support. Handcrafted in Italy and upholstered in the USA.