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.
1970s Chinese Chippendale style armchair has the original
flame stitch upholstery on the interior and a blue velvet exterior. The arm has both faux bamboo and Chippendale frette work. Arm, 25". Seat, 17.5".
Pair of faux-bamboo armchairs featuring the original crewel
embroidered upholstery in a floral motif of pale yellow, peach, and soft blue greens on an off-white background. The frames have been hand-painted in Benjamin Moore's Wythe Blue. Back and seat cushions ...
Pair of side chairs with faux-bamboo legs with
flared feet. Recently lacquered a high-gloss black and reupholstered with a chartreuse zebra print on a cream background with cream linen contrast welt. Seat, 19"H.