Sara Bengur, the New York-based interior designer, enjoys a reputation for creating sophisticated yet warm spaces that unabashedly mix color, pattern and texture. All a reflection of her multi-cultural and well-traveled background. Sara comes by her particular brand of contemporary exoticism naturally; the daughter of a Turkish economist with the IMF, she spent her formative years in Istanbul, Turkey and abroad. Sara's work has been published widely in such publications as Elle Decor, House Beautiful, New York, New York Times and W.
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.
Hand-carved 19th-century French Louis XVI-style side chair with
wreath, quiver, and torch motifs, circa 1880, in solid walnut, newer muslin fabric over original horsehair-just tightened-solid andcomfortable for daily use. Seat, 20"H (compresses 2"-3" when in use).
Pair of French Empire-style beechwood and gilt side
chairs with unusual arrow slat backs. Recently upholstered in durable poly/cotton blend big-cat print fabric. Strong and flexible pegged construction. Seats, 20"H. Some age wear.