Minimalist Swiss chrome floor lamp with heavy weighted orb and new custom drum shade, 1970s. Beautiful workmanship and styling. Equal parts design laboratory and retail gallery, David Bell Antiques has been a Washington, DC go-to source for exquisite furniture, objects, and style for almost 20 years. "If it would not pass the front door of our own homes, it doesn't make it to the gallery floor,” say David Bell and business partner Tom Preston, who met in art school. The inventory is a mix of modern and antique, with a focus on superlative design and luxurious materials. With a “chic begets chic” philosophy, they are drawn to anything with a strong sculptural form.