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 early 20th C. oval French Louis
XV-style solid brass wall sconces with husk flowers around a beveled mirror plate. Each has two scrolled arms with pierced rosette bobeches hung with cut and faceted crystal prisms. With prisms measure ...
French Louis XVI-style gray and white painted trumeau
mirror with a gold and silver leaf carved wood inset upper panel depicting a globe, paper scroll, and two telescopes, accented with scrolling ribbons, tassels and laurel branches. The entire mirror is ...
19th-century French Louis XV-style sofa. Features a solid
wood frame with original gilt, hand-carvings throughout front and sides of scrolls, leafs, flowers, seashells, and curved carved legs. Tufted seat and back and has been upholstered in silk velvet fabric with ...