Julia Winston Adams has been a curator, designer, collector, and teacher of the decorative arts for a half-century. She has curated three 19th-century houses, taught 18th-century decorative arts at UCLA, and was an early enthusiast of mid-20th-century design. "I've collected and researched old glass, silver, porcelain, iron, folk arts, textiles, and my great love, oriental rugs," Adams says. "You might say I am truly eclectic!"
Early Val St. Lambert cameo glass oval bowl.
Cobalt blue glass set into brass top and bottom frame. Dragons and phoenix birds cut into circles. Gilded around the entire bowl. Maker's mark in brass on lower side.
Cruet set with six cut-glass bottles and sterling
silver stand on four ball feet. Three shakers have silver-plate lids. Made in England, circa 1885. Stand, 8"L x 7"W x 10"H; three bottles, 1.75"Dia x 8"H; two shakers, 1.75"Dia x 6.75"H; ...
Brutalist-style coffee table in the style of Paul
Evans and Silas Seandel, with clear glass top. Sculpted with mottled textures and torch-cut details. The base has tortoiseshell-style pattern and an interesting shape. Base, 35.5"L x 16"W x 15.25"H. Minor wear. ...