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Your B & B Host: I'm George Evans, and I've spent the last 20 years importing and exporting antiques and fine design pieces from Europe. I'm a New York City dealer and I have two showrooms in Lambertville, New Jersey.
This week we're bringing you a beautiful Val Saint-Lambert Cut Crystal Vase, offered by our friends in Manhattan at Details at Center44, 222 East 44th Street. This vase is an impressive symphony of cut shapes, crafted in the 1930s by the famed Val Saint-Lambert Belgium-based crystal works. This fabled factory operation began in 1826 in a former Cistercian monastery complex and quickly became a sought-after source of fine art glass.
The generous 10-inch diameter and 10-inch height of this vase would make it a stunning piece gracing any center hall table. Fill it with sprays of blooming spring branches! The vase would also look lovely on an end table, coffee table, or proudly perched atop a baby grand piano instead of the usual cliche candelabra. Look how beautifully vases can be displayed in a vitrene or biblioteque as shown below in a great Jackson, Mississippi living room designed by Nancy Price. Design tip: you can paint the inside of a vitrene a strong color like an orange or blue to help vases and other items pop, or you can line the back with fabric and install glass shelves and interior downlights for a dramatic effect.
We think this vase will look beautiful in your home, too!
For a more in-depth discussion about the Val Saint-Lambert Glassworks Company, see my By George! interview with Design2Share. And visit Bond & Bowery for the item detail page and direct dealer contact information on this amazing vase.
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